On Tuesday night the Carbondale Town Trustees hosted the Garfield County Commissioners for a special joint meeting. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has this report.
On this week’s News Brief, we have a special feature with the KDNK News Team. January Jones speaks with Amy Hadden Marsh and Eric Skalac about important stories from the last few months and the role of news in the community.
August 20, 2014
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KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with AR’s David Barsamian
Carbondale, Colorado- The KDNK News Department invites the community and local journalists into our studios on August 27th for a news open house and an exclusive, live broadcast with David Barsamian. David is the creator of Alternative Radio (AR). AR is a weekly, independent and progressive radio series that regularly tackles some of the most important societal questions our world faces. Over decades of broadcasts Alternative Radio airs voices of reform like Noam Chomski and the next generation of truthseekers like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein.
At 7:30 pm KDNK (88.1 FM) will broadcast Barsamian’s talk about Media, Capitalism and the Environment and then take questions from the audience. Prior to that at 6:30 pm, KDNK will host Barsamian, other valley journalists and the public for a news open house reception.
KDNK News Director January Jones said she wants to make the event more of a celebration than a lecture. Being new to the Roaring Fork Valley, Jones says she saw it as an opportunity to open up the doors to the public and other local journalists as well. “One thing I have really been impressed with is the number of news sources-especially the newspapers. In an age when many small papers are folding, people here in the valley are supporting community news. It’s refreshing to see that level of interest.” She adds, “I don’t see the news scene here as a competitive environment, each outlet in the valley really has their niche.”
KDNK News Open House and Live Broadcast with Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian
Wednesday, August 27th @ 6:30 pm
KDNK Community Radio, 76 S. 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO
- Public reception with DB, valley journalists and KDNK news team
- Wine tasting hosted by Sopris Liquor and Wine
-Live Broadcast Begins
-David Barsamian of Alternative Radio speaks on “Media, Capitalism and the Environment”
-Public Q & A
“Media, Capitalism and the Environment”
Sure we have Earth Day, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. Still, the threat to our environment is acute and growing. The majority of solutions on offer, from driving a hybrid, to recycling plastic, to using efficient light bulbs, focus on individual lifestyle choices of mostly privileged people. But the scale of the crisis requires a far deeper and fundamental transformation. As global warming accelerates, carbon-fueled industrial capitalism is systemically incapable of making the necessary radical changes to protect the planet. Its insatiable appetite for profits precludes it from doing so. It is time to think about a different economic system.
David 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. His most recent books are Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism with Richard Wolff and Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and The New Challenges to U.S. Empire with Noam Chomsky. He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. www.alternativeradio.org
KDNK (88.1, 88.3, 88.5 and 93.5 FM) is a community access radio station broadcasting an eclectic format including music and local news. Powered by volunteers and community support, KDNK has been broadcasting since 1983. With its open format, KDNK DJs play music ranging from golden oldies to reggae and jazz. KDNK provides national news from NPR and Democracy Now and hyper-local coverage of regional issues in the KDNK News Department. www.kdnk.org
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