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Alya Howe & Stefano Da Fre explain their artistic expression ahead of the showcase at The Salon Carbondale on Saturday, September 22nd at The Launchpad. 

La Pompe Jazz Live @ KDNK

Sep 21, 2018

Denver's La Pompe Jazz chat with KDNK's Cody Lee and play live in the KDNK studio ahead of their gig at The Temporary in Basalt. 

Potato Day 2018

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewing Sue Gray, Board President for the Carbondale Historical Society.

Luke and the Janerator welcome the new Babble-ist David Briscoe to the airwaves. The guy knows his football, and gives Bronco Babble some credibility. On this edition, the three revel in a butt-ugly win by the Broncos over the Raiders. We also heard the new poem from the Ode-ist. Everyone thinks the Broncos will beat the Ravens in Baltimore. We'll see.

Longevity Project

For the past few months, The Post Independent has explored the trend towards an older population in Garfield County. The Longevity Project concludes on Monday with a panel discussion at Morgridge Commons. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Post Independent editor John Stroud.

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The US Department of Interior announced this week the roll-back of the 2016 Methane Waste Prevention Rule that had tightened oil and gas regulations on Bureau of Land Management lands. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of the Western Values Project, a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, about the costs of the rollback.

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KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Spotlight continues with Adelaide Waters and Beth Shoemaker sharing with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh about Women’s Forum.

Ask the Vet Talks Animal Pain Awareness

Sep 20, 2018
Alpine Animal Hospital

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month! Host Beth Broome is joined by Dr. Melissa Gisleson of Alpine Animal Hospital to speak on the topic.

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Sopris Sun Editor Will Grandbois is joined by Sue Gray, representing the Carbondale Historical Society, and Carbondale-native Melanie Gianinetti Cardiff to talk about Carbondale's 109th Annual Potato Day Celebration.

Carbondale Clay Center Throws Down on Saturday

Sep 20, 2018
Carbondale Clay Center

The Carbondale Clay Center's biggest fundraiser of the year is this Saturday, September 22! To learn more, Megan Tackett spoke with executive director Angela Bruno about the Throwdown Hoedown.

Raleigh Burleigh

Last Thursday, Western Colorado Independent Voters hosted a candidate forum for Colorado House District 57 candidates Bob Rankin and Colin Wilhelm. The most contention topic of the evening was Proposition 112, the 2500 foot setback initiative. This clip begins with Representative Rankin, the Republican incumbent. Audio of the full hour is available here.

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KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Diane Orlov, introducing the Angel of Hope Mosaic Project.

Andy Zanca Youth News Team Ponders Media

Sep 19, 2018
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For this month's show, The Andy Zanca Youth News Team gets three local perspectives on the changing forms of media. Solana and Lily, editors for Roaring Fork High School's school newspaper "The Rampage," join Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett and content creator Lem to weigh-in.

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Miguel Gonzalez, por su labor altruista en la ciudad de Rifle, gano el premio "2018 Governor's Service Award" por parte del gobernador de Colorado y el premio al servicio humanitario del Condado de Garfield.

Charlando con Crystal

Amy Taylor, miembro de la comisión de KDNK, llamó durante Charlando con Crystal para compartir su gratitud por el programa informativo en español.

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Crystal Mariscal presentadora de Charlando con Crystal anuncia durante la programa que fue eligida la noche anterior para servir en City Council de New Castle como la primera latina con este puesto en esa ciudad.

True Nature Healing Arts

True Nature Healing Arts is hosting a screening of National Geographic’s Gender Revolution on Thursday, September 20, in the Kiva at 5:30pm. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Deva Shantay to learn more.

Last week, KDNK’s Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, both candidate respond to a question about the legalization of marijuana. The full interview with Republican incumbent Tom Jankovsky is archived here. The full interview with Democratic challenger Paula Stepp is available here.

Stepping Stones

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Stepping Stones provides services and support to underserved youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. To kick off KDNK's Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Jonathan Greener, assistant director for Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Immigrant Stories

What's it like to grow up in a country that doesn't embrace you as one of its own? Angeles talks about her search for a place she could finally call home.

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The Hotel Colorado and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves celebrated 125 years of business over the weekend. As KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports, the event was also recognition of a deeper history. For full audio of the Ute blessing and presentation, click here.

The Geeks

The Geeks return for a September show, reminding listeners to renew their support on the eve of KDNK's Fall Membership Drive.

KDNK's fall membership drive is halfway over before it starts. We have raised over $37,000 toward our goal of $75,000. Pitching for members on-air doesn't begin until Tuesday morning, September 18th. Thanks to all supporters of free speech, music without algorithms, and youth access to the airwaves! Donate today.

World's Finest, dancefloor instigators from Portland, Oregon, visited Roots Branches & Buds before their BellyUp gig, their third visit to KDNK. They played two songs live in the studio, Demons and Song Through June, and we played two from their new CD Chromatophores, 5 Cent Doug, a rub-a-dub dinger and Chent, displaying their funk proficiency. 

Woodworker Dave Kodama talks with station manager Gavin Dahl about his career, his work at Kenichi Woodworking, and his collaboration with Liz Heller for the art opening tonight at Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen called Beyond the Square. 

Bronco Babble

Sep 14, 2018

Week Two of the NFL Season finds Bronco Babble just hitting its stride. Kinda like Philip Lindsay. We hear for the first tme from David who will join the show as the mature commentator, the one who does his homework. The Janerator is in fine form here, and Luke is just trying to hold it all together. This show marks the debut of The Ode-ist. Though this sounds vaguely naughty, it's really the Girl Next Door Who's Smarter Than You who has to take a hiatus from the show. But she promised she would call in every week with a new ode. So fly that freak flag and join the Raider Haters right here on KDNK's Bronco Babble--proudly and completely inconsequential.

Norm Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive Magazine, speaks to station manager Gavin Dahl about what it takes to keep the nonprofit publication going after more than 100 years. He also talks about his former radio station, WORT in Madison, Wisconsin. The Progressive is supporting KDNK by donating subscriptions to lucky members during our Fall Membership Drive.

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Water officials statewide are worried about what is now an 18-year drought wreaking havoc on water supply and water use along the Colorado River.  For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, about “demand management” and more from the August water meetings in Vail.

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A Federal court in Denver dismissed a legal challenge against the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 Thompson Divide lease cancellations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Beth White

Macy Rae Klein is a high school senior in Colorado Springs. She is also the founder of Project Reasons, a teen-run, non-profit organization, that helps suicidal teens. Macy Rae was a featured speaker at the Compassion Film Fest and Symposium in Carbondale in August. In a conversation with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh, she and her mother, Ginger, talk about Macy's struggle with self-harm and why she started Project Reasons as well as the impact her suicide attempt and recovery has had on Ginger.

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