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Interview: Getting kids active

January 7, 2011
Childhood obesity has been an increasing problem across the country, and while many have focused on kids' eating habits, one group in Carbondale is trying to help kids work out. Joanne Davis is a trainer with Crossfit Bonedale. She spoke with KDNK's Mathew Katz about their new program to help get kids in shape.
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Interview: Riley Skinner on KDNK

December 17, 2010
Carbondale singer/song writer Riley Skinner is out with a new album. She spoke about it with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
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Interview: Yoga event aims to help African children

November 19, 2010
Tomorrow dozens of yoga enthusiasts from across the valley will gather in the El Jebel Community Center to raise money for kids orphaned by HIV and AIDS in South Africa. It's being put on by One Love Colorado, and will feature twelve yoga instructors from across the valley. Dawn Dexter, Frank McSwain Jr., and Susan George are three of those yoga teachers. They sat down with KDNK's Mathew Katz to discuss the event.
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Interview: Pearlington, Mississippi five years after Katrina, Part 2

September 1, 2010
After Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Roaring Fork Valley communities united under the banner of Mountains to Mississppi to deliver aid to the tiny unincorporated town of Pearlington. Carbondale resident and Garfield County sheriff candidate Tom Delessandri has been a key player in the rebuilding effort, dividing his time between the mountains and Mississippi for the last four and a half years in order to provide leadership to volunteers arriving there. Today we continue an interview with Tom Delessandri and Pearlington resident Ben Taylor, who told KDNK's Marilyn Gleason that government money has run out by now, and some of the rebuilding was substandard.
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Interview: Pearlington, Mississippi five years after Katrina, Part 1

August 30, 2010
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, the unincorporated Mississippi town of Pearlington still bears scars from the storm that hit it head on. Almost half the population has left. But local efforts have gone a long way toward recouping losses and rebuilding a small coastal town. Former Garfield County sheriff Tom Delessandri coordinated Mountains to Mississippi, a joint effort by Roaring Fork Valley communities to deliver leadership, labor, materials and money to Pearlington. Five years after it began, Tom Delessandri of Carbondale and Pearlington resident Ben Taylor remember the devastation and the path to recovery in a conversation with KDNK's Marilyn Gleason.
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Interview: Jesse Steindler on the search for Willy Worley

August 27, 2010
It's been nearly a month since Carbondale resident Willy Worley went hiking near Redstone and didn't return. Despite a massive search and rescue operation, law enforcement has yet to turn up any trace of Worley. Earlier this week, the search was officially called off. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Jesse Steindler of the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office about the efforts to find Worley.
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Interview: Chip Comins on ARE Day

August 17, 2010
Shifting Gears host Will Evans speaks with ARE Day founder Chip Comins.
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Interview: Laurie Loeb on Mountain Fairs of Old

July 20, 2010
This weekend will mark the 39th Annual Mountain Fair here in Carbondale, and no one knows more about the fair than Lori Loeb. The longtime local helped start the fair in 1972, and KDNK's Mathew Katz sat down with Loeb to find out what she loved about it back then, and what she loves about the fair today.
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Interview: Colorado's premiere Celtic Pirate Folk-Punk Rock Band

July 19, 2010
Mountain Fair is this weekend, and that means a ton of artists, musicians, and performers will be flocking to Carbondale. Among the most unusual is the band Potcheen (poe-tcheen) -- they call themselves Colorado's premiere Celtic Pirate Folk-Punk Rock Band. To find out more about the wacky musicians, KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke to the band's drummer, Christian Blockenger.
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News: Local immigrants cautiously optimistic after Obama immigration reform speech

July 9, 2010
Last week, President Obama gave a speech outlining his plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system. The plan included providing a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants across the country. Brendan Greene is the local organizer for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. He spoke with KDNK's Mathew Katz about how local immigrants have reacted to the speech.
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