KDNK Programs: The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program (AZYEP) develops leadership, multiculturalism and identity by providing training and opportunity to youth in community broadcasting. AZYEP gives voice to youth ideas, experiences and events. Over the past 14 years, our program has continued to provide transformational experiences for over 1,200 local youth, providing them with access to media education, broadcast journalism, technical training and production activities. Each month, we broadcast a youth public affairs show. Tune in the third Wednesday of each month.

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AZYEP February 19, 2014

Middle school students Nat, Miles and Shannon join AZYEP Director Stacy Stein to talk about dream jobs, KDNK and friendship. Nat talks to his Basalt Middle School teacher math teacher about what her job is like, what she does on snow days and other stuff.
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AZYEP January 2014

Students share segments they produced about the importance of water conservation, the impacts of Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell on the environment and urban populations and the potential ways that chemicals used in natural gas development can enter our water supply.
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Water Conservation, Glen Canyon Dam and Water Contamination

Students in our high school radio class talk to Chris Treese from the Colorado River District about the positives and negatives of Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. They also talk about why water conservation is important. Also, Ed William's, KDNK News Reporter, talks to the class about how contaminents from hydraulic fracturing can enter the environment and the water supply.
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Who I Am and What's Important to Me

High school students in our radio broadcasting class wrote personal introductions which a classmate reads aloud and uses as the basis for asking questions about life.
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Life, Goals, Interests and Hobbies

Life, Goals, Interests and Hobbies

This program is the finale of our after-school class sessions that took place at Carbondale Middle School in October and November. Students share personal stories, future goals and current hobbies and their classmates respond with questions and comments.
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Summer School Gardening

Summer School Gardening

Students in Diana Alcantara's summer school classes got o combine their academics and hands-on learning. They read a book about how a community was strengthened through a garden and students volunteered at a community garden in Carbondale.
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Talking to Your Teen about Sex

Talking to Your Teen about Sex

Teenage interns with Garfield County PREP, an organization trying to reduce local teen pregnancy and STD rates, share tips with listeners about talking to young people about sexual health and they interview community members about their feelings on sex education being taught in schools.
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Music, Sports and Animals

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Teen Sports Injuries

Maddie examines common youth sports injuries and focuses on her sister's recent experience in gymnastics.
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Trust

Chloe examines parent-teen trust. She talks to her friends, a teacher and her mom about factors that develop a parent's trust of their teenage kids.
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