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 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 2015

Students at Basalt High School talk about their school and a change they would like to see. They also share personal stories and discuss stereotypes portrayed in the media of women and Latina women. And, they talk to health coach Lisa Fountain about what it means to be "healthy."
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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 2015

AZYEP August 2015

Maija Petterson interviews Maggie Riley and Garrett Peters, two Roaring Fork School District teachers about what it means to establish healthy habits in high school.
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AZYEP August 2016

AZYEP August 2016

Adele interviews Megan, who just graduated from Roaring Fork High School. For her entire senior year, Megan was studying abroad in Argentina through the Rotary Youth Exchange.
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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 December 2014

AZYEP December 2014

Adele Craft discusses teenage marijuana use and the impact it has on the Roaring Fork Valley with Lori Muller, the Executive Director of YouthZone and Dr. Jonathan Birnkrant, who is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist.
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AZYEP December 2015

AZYEP December 2015

Adele talks to people who are doing cool things. Her guests are a high school student who is dual-enrolled in Colorado Mountain College classes, a teacher who incorporates project-based learning into her classes and a home-schooled teenager who is writing a novel.
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