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 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 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 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 August 8, 2012

Middle school students talk about the upcoming school year with an interview with Jeremy Voss, the Basalt Middle School Principal. Students discuss popularity and bullying and compare home school to public school. The last interview is with Kendall Reiley, educator at Rock Bottom Ranch, about global warming.
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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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AZYEP July 11, 2012

Students talk about dating violence and its prevalence among Valley teens. They talk about how to support a friend who's in an unhealthy relationship, strategies to deal with bullies and experiences they've had to navigate.
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AZYEP June 13, 2012

Today on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, Basalt Middle School students talk about about climate change and energy conservation
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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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