Express Yourself

FRIDAYS 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley are full of creative artists expressing themselves. And there is no shortage of nationally renowned touring acts visiting the many venues here. It all adds up to a crowded entertainment scene. KDNK's Express Yourself program highlights the many cultural offerings available to us. This is the program to listen to if you're curious about the latest theatre production in the local schools or the latest and greatest nationally touring band to visit a local stage. Live music, in-depth interviews and the occasional giggle. Express Yourself is enlightening, entertaining and informative. 4:00 on Friday afternoons.

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Jane St. Croix Ireland joined Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to share about her Intuitive Healing Workshop on Thursday, October 11, at the Third Street Center.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

The first-ever Shining Mountains Film Festival features the Aspen premier of Neither Wolf Nor Dog on Monday, October 8. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with director Steven Lewis Simpson about his adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn and the experience of working with the late Chief Dave Bald Eagle.

Young filmmaker Colter Johnson speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about his short documentary on American Indian Movement activist and movie star Russell Means, called Conspiracy to Be Free, screening at the Shining Mountains Film Festival on Sunday, October 7th at the Wheeler Opera House. Colter also discusses his projects telling the story of an NGO called Wisdom Spring that does rural water projects around the world, and about his short films for Air Tahiti, featuring gorgeous scenery and inspiring storytelling about the worldest youngest female windsurfer, Mathilde Zampieri.

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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.

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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.

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

After nearly 20 years as a fine furniture maker in the Roaring Fork Valley, Brad Reed Nelson stretches into new territory with an exhibit at the ArtBase in Basalt that features site-specific installations rather than his furniture. KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke to Brad about his furniture and his show at the ArtBase, which opens with a reception next Friday, September 14 at the Charles Wyly Gallery at 5pm.

Jody Guralnick Creates Art Inspired by Fungi

Sep 5, 2018
Jody Guralnick

Artist Jody Guralnick's show The Fifth Kingdom is inspired by the intricate networks of growth and decay that pattern our world. Here she joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to talk about her work.

Paul D Miller is a multimedia artist and author better known as DJ Spooky. Station manager Gavin Dahl talks with him in the studio at KDNK about his new record Phantom Dancehall and his forthcoming book Digital Fictions.

Sandy Boyd

Jimmie Benedict is president of the Redstone Art Foundation board. She spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh this week about the 23rd Redstone Art Show taking place this weekend.

Alicia Sirkin

Following a season of intense drought and fire, it’s quite possible that folks are feeling a bit stressed out. Holistic life coach Alicia Sirkin joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about a healing art that has made a profound impact in her own life.

Beatriz Soto

Beatriz Soto, Wilderness Workshop's new latino outreach coordinator, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about upcoming bilingual hikes.

Per-Fume of Prayer: Reclaiming Shock and Sorrow

Tanya Blacklight and Christine Palafox have organized a number of ceremonial dances and prayer in the North Fork Valley. Tanya joined Raleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the power of those events and a short film documenting them that will premier at the Inspired: Art at Work Symposium in Paonia.

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MountainFilm's in Aspen is currently underway! Gena Buhler, executive director for the Wheeler Opera House, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the weekend lineup.

Craig Childs

In addition to celebrating one year at the Temporary this weekend, the Arts Campus at Willits is also premiering Summer Solace, a multi-media, story-telling performance with adventure author Craig Childs. Craig joined Raleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the event.

Anna Macleod is a visual artist and independent researcher based in Ireland. She does textiles, writing and social actions. Her work mediates complex ideas associated with readings of place. She employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and socially engaged activism to critique contemporary landscapes and to build metaphoric spaces for re-imaging the future. She's involved with the Inspired: Art at Work symposium in Paonia August 24-26th

Printmaker and Carbondale Arts gallery manager Brian Colley joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself to discuss his popular new tapes, his prints at the PRINT WORKS show at R2 Gallery at the Launchpad, and his participation in the Roaring Fork Drawing Club.

Leah Concialdi, Frank Roddy and Casey Hrdlicka comprise only 30% of their band Atomga. But they did a good job introducing the KDNK audience to their band's sound. Atomga Beer from Brazil, the mathematics of polyrhythms and snippets of Fela Kuti and Bixiga from Sao Paulo complete this audio snapshot of the Denver Afrobeat band which headlined KDNK's Hoot.

Callin' Old Souls are a local band featuring singer/songwriter William Steindler, Kenna Crampton on vocals and Bruce Alberino on percussions.  William shares his songwriting process, influences, and a few songs.

Banjira Live on KDNK

Aug 7, 2018

Banjira is a Carbondale acoustic trio. Sonny Morehouse, Eric Baumheier and Aja McAdams have been playing together a couple of years and have created a sound infusing African rhythms with banjo and guitar. They played three songs live on Express Yourself and also talked about the origin of their sound.

Justine Johnson

Keith Turner, guitar player and co-founder of The Dendrites, talks with KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl about winning Best Ska Band in Westword, the signficant influence of The Skatalites, and the band's excitement about playing the 47th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. Today at 5:15pm they hit the gazebo stage and KDNK's airwaves during the live broadcast. Tune in live here.

Meta Sarmiento, a National Poetry Slam semifinalist and winner of Spoken Word for the World, talks with KDNK about his free poetry workshop "Mahal" at the Basalt Library on Friday July 27th at 10AM, as well as the poetry slam he's hosting at The Temporary in Basalt on Wednesday July 25th. His latest book of poems is "Tie Your Shoes Kid" and his debut hip hop album is "Apt 207." 

Emmy-award winning writer and stand up comedian Sara Schaefer speaks with station manager Gavin Dahl ahead of her tour stop at the Wheeler Opera House tonight. 

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