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 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, 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 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, 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 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 November 14, 2012

Radio broadcasting students talk about how to cultivate more happiness in life. They discuss specific things people can do to focus on what is going right in life.
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AZYEP October 17, 2012

High school seniors in Eric Skeef's Creative Non-Fiction Writing class at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School share their personal biographies.
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AZYEP September 19, 2012

Students in the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's high school class interview their principals from Basalt, Roaring Fork and Bridges High School. They discuss how they've gotten to know their principals, why it's important for them to graduate high school and what factors influence a student's decision to drop-out.
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AZYEP September 3, 2012

Seniors from Basalt High School talk to their school nurse about sexually transmitted infections and interview local teen moms about what it's like raising a baby.
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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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