What if a government agency awarded nearly $300 million worth of work to an unqualified company simply to enrich former colleagues and anger political enemies? In her cover story- Lost in the Woods-for High Country News, investigative reporter Claudine LoMonaco shows that the U.S. Forest Service may have done just that in 2012 with the contract for the Four Forest Restoration Project—also called the Four Fry Project—in Arizona. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke to LoMonaco about the troubling implications of what she found.
Residents of the Carbondale area had a chance to provide their input on a major solar power project spearheaded by Roaring Fork High School students. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer reports.
Alternative Radio Founder David Barsamian was in Carbondale last month during the KDNK fund drive. He gave KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh his take on the Islamic State of Syria, in this special News Brief.
Conservationists and white water recreationists are emerging as allies in the state-wide discussion on water, as both groups seek to keep water in Colorado’s rivers. KGNU's Maeve Conran brings us the story in the next installment of Connecting the Drops, our yearlong water series.
Fire districts near oil and gas operations get a lot of funding from energy exploration, but they also have to deal with fires and other incidents when they happen. Colorado River Fire Rescue, a hybrid department using both volunteer and career firefighters, is one such district. They collaborate with energy companies like WPX Energy for training and support on the scene of a fire. KDNK’s Eric Skalac reports.
On this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s January Jones speaks with Will Grandbois of the Post Independent about what’s happening in the local schools.
Human caused climate change can seem like an abstract global problem, but when it begins to affect our food supply things get real, real quick. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with the magazine High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke to author Elizabeth Grossman about how native Alaskan tribes are seeing their wild food sources undermined by a changing climate. He filed this report.
Click Here for the full hour of the David Barsamian Live Broadcast. On August 27, David Barsamian gave a live broadcast from the KDNK Broadcast Learning Center speaking about Media, Capitalism and the Environment to a packed house with an introduction by Amy Hadden Marsh.Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others.
The legalization of recreational marijuana has brought a lot of attention to the State of Colorado, but the measure that gave us legal pot is also creating a whole new industry as farmers begin experimenting with growing hemp. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has more.
When 15-year old Tianna Davis grows up, she wants to be a professional bull and bronc rider. And, by the looks of it, she’s well on her way. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh gives a peak inside rodeo culture in this compelling profile of Davis and women's bullriding.