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 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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AZYEP May 7, 2014

Students in Erik Skeaff's Creative Non-Fiction Writing class at CRMS share radio documentaries about reasons we go to war, the NSA and privacy and how music effects us.
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AZYEP April 23, 2014

Colorado Rocky Mountain School students share radio documentaries they created in their Creative Non-Fiction Writing Class, taught by Erik Skeaff. The documentaries are about what it's like the live through war, local efforts to prevent gas drilling and sports concussions.
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AZYEP April 16, 2014

Creative Non-Fiction students at CRMS share documentaries they created about local law enforcement and how technology impacts our lives.
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AZYEP April 21, 2014

Students at Roaring Fork High School share pieces from their Creative Writing Class with teacher Adam Carballiera.
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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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