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YouthZone

 


Local youth advocacy nonprofit YouthZone has departed from their longtime fundraiser, the annual Kiss ‘N Squeal, to explore a talent showcase for participants of the program. The Ascent Showcase is on Wednesday, October 3 at the Temporary, from 6 to 8 pm. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports…

Aspen Ute Foundation

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Deanne Vitrac-Kessler sharing about the Aspen Ute Foundation and Shining Mountains Film Festival.

The Geeks

The Geeks return to answer tech questions and give helpful advice about staying safe while surfing the web.

Christie Henderson

Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Christie Henderson moved to Aspen in 1999 for the ski season and never left. Her compassion for mental health began in June of 2015 when a friend made a call to the HOPEline (1 - 970 - 925 - 5858) and she credits the Hope Center with saving her life. In September 2017 she became the Outreach Coordinator. Christie shares her story openly to help others know they are not alone and it is okay to reach out.

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KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program represented by executive director Beth Wyong.

Gavin Dahl

 


Venerable Thubten Semkye joined KDNK’s Gavin Dahl for Express Yourself to talk about meditation, concentration, and life as a monastic during her current Way of Compassion visit.

Gavin Dahl

KDNK’s Luke Nestler and Cody Lee talked on Roots, Branches, and Buds this week about some of their recent musical discoveries and the major CD and vinyl donations received this year. They and several volunteer DJs are in the midst of a major project in the KDNK music library, as they get ready for Potato Day and the KDNK Record Hop, on Saturday, October 6th from 9am to 3pm.

Gavin Dahl

Actor Wes Studi, star of movies like Geronimo, Dances With Wolves, Last of the Mohicans,  Avatar, and Hostiles, stopped by the station this week. He hopped on the mic with KDNK’s Luke Nestler and Gavin Dahl, joined by local filmmaker Anuk Bald Eagle to tout the film they’re premiering at the Shining Mountain Film Festival next weekend in Aspen, called Whitewashed. It premiers next Sunday, October 7th at 6:30pm at the Wheeler Opera House.

Daniel Rodriguez

 


Daniel Rodriguez, a founding member of Elephant Revival, has embarked on a solo career. To note the release of his first single, Steal the Night Away, and the kickoff of his tour with Fruition across the heartland, Daniel spoke by phone with KDNK’s Gavin Dahl.

Dawn Dexter

Former Carbondale residents Ellie Davis and Dawn Dexter recenty returned from the U.S. Mexico border. They shared stories from the journey with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. Resources for helping refugees are available here.

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The Colorado River Basin Roundtable met in Glenwood Springs this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about how “demand management” could play a big part in state drought contingency plans.

Aly Sanguilly talks about why she supports KDNK, plus Roaring Fork Beer Co's annual Beer Dinner, at Slow Groovin Snowmass on Sunday, September 30th. RFBC is donating craft brews to the KDNK Thank You Shindig with Banjira on Wednesday, October 3rd at Village Smithy, and the KDNK Halloween Dance Party at Third Street Center on October 31st.

Aspen Hope Center

 


KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Aspen Hope Center, presented by outreach coordinator Christie Henderson.

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Oregon activist Alex Budd was on the West Slope in mid-September as part of a tour that he and North Fork Valley organizer Pete Kolbenschalg put together to connect western Colorado and southern Oregon communities. These communities are on both ends of the proposed Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas pland in Coos Bay, OR and the Pacific Connector pippeline. Alex talks about the project, the impacts, and why he wants CO and OR residents to unite.

Everything Under the Sun Previews TRTC's Equus

Sep 27, 2018
Thunder River Theatre Company

For today's show, Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett is joined by director Corey Simpson and actor Isaac Stackonis of Thunder River Theatre Company's latest production: Equus.

Colorado Succeeds

Last week, Carbondale Middle School received statewide recognition for its service to local students. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Principal Jennifer Lamont to learn more.

Toxic Algae Blooms in Blue Mesa Reservoir Near Gunnison

Sep 27, 2018
National Park Service

Blue-Green Algae blooms in parts of Blue Mesa Reservoir, 20 miles west of Gunnison, are producing unhealthy levels of cyanotoxins. KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has the story.

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Francisco Nevarez-Burgueño, Program Director for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico.

Biodynamic Source

Biodynamic Source Co-Founders Brook LeVan and Lloyd Nelson recently guided a biodynamic workshop at Sustainable Settings. Living Permaculture Host Stephanie Syson interviewed them and their students at its conclusion.

Crystal Mariscal

Brisa Morales de Literacy Outreach nos cuenta sobre el evento que tendran el 6 de octubre con el porpósito de recaudar fondos para seguir empoderando adultos a ser autosuficientes.

Wilderness Workshop

Beatriz Soto, de Wilderness Workshop, pasó por Charlando con Crystal para contar sobre la nueva programa 'Defiende Nuestra Tierra."

AH Marsh photo


Oregon activists were in western Colorado last week protesting the proposed Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas plant and Pacific Connector pipeline. But, what does western Colorado have to do with a project in Oregon? KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with LIFT-UP represented by acting executive director Debbie Wilde.

Chris Impey

Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor and deputy head of the astronomy department at the University of Arizona. His research has been supported by $18 million in grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation, and he has had 24 projects given time on astronomy's premier research facility, the Hubble Space Telescope.

Garfield County Crimestoppers Ends After 32 Years

Sep 25, 2018

In an era of social media and surveillance, reporting a crime tip over the telephone has become obsolete. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about how Garfield County’s chapter of Crimestoppers is shutting down. Citizens can still pass information along to law enforcement in Garfield County through dispatch at 970-625-8095.

Carbondale Arts


KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joined by Amy Kimberly, executive director at Carbondale Arts.

Free speech advocate, longtime civil liberties attorney, and award-winning author Marjorie Heins talks about her new book Ironies and Complications of Free Speech with KDNK's Gavin Dahl and retired journalist and Aspen Times columnist John Colson. We discuss censorship, indecency, art, sex, discrimination, young people, the Supreme Court, the Federal Communications Commission, and more.

Craig Hensel

Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House has been chosen among 19 other historic sites in the country to compete for a 2018 Partners in Preservation Grant. The campaign kick-off party is this Friday at 6pm at the Tabor Opera House. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Leadville Mainstreet Program manager Destinee Lukianoff. People can vote up to 5 times per day through October 26 at this link.

Aspen Community Foundation

Hotter, bigger and faster wildfires are becoming increasingly common across the West. To help Roaring Fork Valley residents prepare for this reality, Aspen Community Foundation presents a community forum and panel discussion on Tuesday, September 25, at The Temporary at Willits at 5:30; at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Wednesday, September 26, at 6; and at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen on Thursday, September 27, at 5:30. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Gary Ferguson, the keynote presenter, about what to expect.

Jace Luck & Elan Bouchet talk with KDNK's Cody Lee about their Hip Hop Showcase at The Temporary in Basalt at 6pm, on Wednesday October 3rd.  

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