KDNK Programs: The Issue

From prisoners rights to corporate cash in local elections and everything in between, The Issue takes an incisive look at current events and social justice in Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley. Listeners are invited to call in and join the conversation at (970) 963 2976. Tune in at 4:30 the first Thursday of each month to hear the latest episode.

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The Issue December 5, 2013

Amanda Finger of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking talks about her group's recent report detailing human trafficking causes and solutions in Colorado. If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking hotline--866 455 5075. For a link to the Laboratory's report on human trafficking in Colorado, click here.
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The Issue December 6, 2012

Assessing homelessness in Western Colorado
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The Issue February 6, 2014

Fair Jewelry Action co-founder Marc Choyt joins the show from Santa Fe to talk about the ethics of the jewelry trade, dirty gold, and problem mines both in the developing world and here in the United States. To learn more about ethical jewelry, visit www.fairjewelry.org.
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The Issue February 7, 2013

Burt Hubbard and Kevin Vaughan of I-News on growing inequality between whites and minorities in Colorado.
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The Issue January 2, 2014

Toxins in the water: Dr. Susan Nagel of the University of Missouri talks about her research finding hormone-disrupting chemicals near Garfield County fracking sites. 
Click here to read the report.
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The Issue January 3, 2013

Dr. Theo Colborn on airborne chemicals near gas wells
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The Issue July 4, 2013

Christie Donner of the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition on for-profit prisons.
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The Issue June 6, 2013

Local immigrant rights activists Paloma Ceballos, Anni Araiza, Anthony Flores and Victor Galvan on the federal immigration overhaul and a vote in the US House of Representatives to de-fund the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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The Issue March 6, 2014

Indigenous rights activists Ari Rico and David Lauer join the show from Chihuahua, Mexico to talk about their campaign in support of the native Raramuri people, who are threatened by tourism development in the Copper Canyon.
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The Issue May 2, 2013

Last month a local mining company sued the Forest Service after rangers restricted winter access to a mine on Avalanche Creek to protect wildlife habitat. The company says the restriction is a violation of the 1872 Mining Law. On this episode of The Issue Alan Septoff of Earthworks and Roger Flynn of the Western Mining Action Project talk about the 1872 Mining Law, which they say is outdated and harmful to the environment.
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