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 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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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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