KDNK Programs: The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) believes youth have an important voice and the community needs opportunities to listen in. We teach youth radio broadcasting and partner with KDNK to have programs on the air each week and a monthly public affairs show. Over the past 15 years, our program has continued to provide transformational experiences for 2,000 local youth, providing them with access to media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities. For more information about the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, check out our website, azyep.org or email stacy@azyep.org

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AZYEP November 2014

AZYEP November 2014

Maija Pettersen interviews two graduates from the Momentum Program that is offered in the Roaring Fork School District and Suzanne Fitzgerald, the Program Director for Mpower.
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AZYEP October 2014

AZYEP October 2014

Maija, a student at Glenwood Springs High School, talks to Meghan Hurley, a mental health therapist with Riverbridge Regional Center, which helps children and families who experience sexual abuse. They talk about how parents, peers and community members can help prevent sexual abuse.
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AZYEP September 2014

AZYEP September 2014

Students from Aspen High School and Colorado Mountain College team up with the Roaring Fork Conservancy to learn about water issues. On today's show, students talk about their field trip to Independence Pass and the diversion tunnels. They discuss why conservation is important and how we can use less.
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AZYEP August 2014

Middle school students participating in the Roaring Fork School District's Summer Academy got to take a gardening class as part of their summer education. Stacy Stein talks to students about their garden experiences and is joined in the studio by teacher Diana Alcantara and gardening student, Diana.
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AZYEP June 2014

As the school year winds down, students are getting their hands dirty in the garden. Beth Wysong, AZYEP Program Director, talks to students at Carbondale Middle School and Carbondale Community School about why they enjoy spending time in the garden.
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AZYEP May 21, Coal Basin Mine Explosion

As part of their Honors US History group, students at Roaring Fork High School talk to Gene Schilling and Stacey Bernot about the Coal Basin Mine Explosion in Redstone in 1981.
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AZYEP May 21, Redsone and the Coke Ovens

As part of her US History Honors group, Julia talks to Darell Munsell about the Redstone Coke Ovens and mine owner John Osgood.
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AZYEP May 21, History of Highland Ski Area

US Honors History students at Roaring Fork High School talk to Rick Jones, the grandson of the creator of Highlands Ski Area.
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AZYEP May 21, Settlement of the Thompson Ranch

US History Honors students talked to Lou Ron Thompson about the Thompson Ranch, which recently became the River Valley Ranch and golf course.
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AZYEP May 21, History of Potatoes in Carbondale

US History Honors students talked to Clifford Cerise about the history of potatoes in the Roaring Fork Valley.
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