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Shifting Gears: Theo Colborn Part 3

August 5, 2011

In part three of our interview series, host William Evans will speak with, Theo Colborn, who explains how natural gas is used not only to heat homes but also to make plastics, pesticides and chemicals. The conversation suggests, if we knew toxic chemicals can result in boy babies with more birth defects, we might not be so easily distracted from the immediate need for clean, renewable energy.

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Shifting Gears: Theo Colborn Part 2

August 4, 2011
William Evans, host of KDNK's Shitfting Gears, brings this three part interview with Theo Colborn. In part two of our interview series, Colborn will explain the potential consequences of small doses of toxic chemicals used in oil and gas extraction.
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'Dem bears getting hungry as summer becomes fall

'Dem bears getting hungry as summer becomes fall August 3, 2011

Bears have been a bit of a problem this year ... But nothing we haven't seen before. Now they're getting to the point in the summer where they're trying and gain weight to prepare for hibernation. To talk about the issue of bears, KDNK's Conrad Wilson called up Mike Porras with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

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Shifting Gears: Theo Colborn Part 1

August 3, 2011

William Evans, host of KDNK's Shitfting Gears, brings this three part interview with Theo Colborn. She’s credited with identifying damage to human  reproductive health caused by small doses of toxic chemicals. Together they’ll explain why the lack of Public Health Protection of Air and Water is a concern to residents of the Upper Colorado Drainage.

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More water could soon leave the Valley for the front range

More water could soon leave the Valley for the front range August 2, 2011
The Pitkin County Commissioners are concerned that more water will be diverted out of the Roaring Fork River watershed. And according to utility officials on the Front Range, that's a distinct possibility. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has more.
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Town water study says drink up

July 26, 2011

Town officials have released a 2010 study of three watersheds that provide Carbondale with drinking water. The report is favorable but there are still a few threats.   KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Valley's thunderstorms aren't done yet

July 12, 2011
For over a week now, the Roaring Fork Valley has been experiencing intense thunderstorms. The lightning, thunder, and rain may not let up for a few days, but even after this round is done, we may not be out of the woods yet. Jim Daniels is the meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. He spoke with KDNK's Mathew Katz about monsoon season come early.
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Tons of marijuana waste dumped on public land

July 8, 2011
The Bureau of Land Management and the Garfield County Sheriff's office are seeking information about more than three tons of medical marijuana equipment and waste that was dumped on public land near Rifle. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
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Fracking gets third party review

June 24, 2011
Colorado's regulations of fracking, the controversial oil and gas extraction technique, are being examined by a third-party group in Denver today. As KDNK's Daniel Costello reports, this is the first outside review since Colorado revised its drilling rules three years ago.
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BLM to decide leases in Thompson Divide

BLM to decide leases in Thompson Divide June 23, 2011
Energy company SG Interests recently asked the Bureau of Land Management to allow a merger of the leases they hold on the Thompson Divide near Carbondale. If approved, it would make it much easier for them to drill for natural gas in the area. To find out more about concerns about this drilling, William Evans, host of KDNK's Shifting Gears, spoke with Jock Jacober, the head of the Thompson Divide Coalition.
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