Kirk Robinson and Valle Noone

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 12th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Carbondale Arts presenting an opening reception for two exhibits at the R2 Gallery in the Launchpad follow the headline...

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Democrat Jovan Melton is being asked by his party to resign from his role as representative of Colorado’s 41st District. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by CPR’s Bente Birkeland.

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A Federal District Court ruling in Idaho last month could trump the Trump administration's directive to speed up oil and gas lease sales in the West. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at what’s behind the ruling.

Raleigh Burleigh

Self-taught mycologist Matthew Rader founded Toadstool Traditions to study the role that mushrooms and fungi play in our diets and our ecosystems. Here he discusses his work with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh.

Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois is joined by KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl to talk about the upcoming Your News, Your Community forum on Saturday, October 13th. KDNK and the Colorado Media Alliance will host a conversation with journalists from The Post Independent, The Sopris Sun, High Country News, and Rio Blanco Herald Times, plus Radio Tricolor, KBUT Crested Butte, and KDNK. The event starts at 4pm on Saturday and will be broadcasted live at 5pm.

Cara Pallone

Despite its iconic stature, the plight of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout has been both challenging and uncertain. Cara Pallone, with KOTO Community Radio and Western Slope Resources Reporting, shares this story about an ongoing restoration project at an alpine lake near Telluride.

The Undiscovered Country

Host Diane Johnson interviews Mike Nemeth, author of The Undiscovered Country, about the complexities of family and the indignity of again and dying in present day America.

In recognition of October as domestic violence awareness month, Response has organized a storytelling event on Thursday, October 18 at The Wheeler Opera House. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Shannon Meyer to learn more.

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Crystal nos aconseja cómo tener precaución durante el invierno en el caso de que uno llega a estar atrapado con su auto.

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Tom Jankovsky, quien está corriendo para mantener su puesto como comisionado en el Condado de Garfield, nos comparte su respuesta sobre si estaría a favor de que el Condado de Garfield fuera un condado sanctuario.

Long-time resident Dorothea Farris was a Pitkin County Commissioner for 12 years and brings much needed wisdom to current land use issues.

KDNK's board of directors meet on Monday, October 15th at 5:30pm here at the station, 76 South 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO 81623. Meetings are open to the public. Agenda is posted in the front hall of the station and also available here.

Carbondale Cracks Open Historic Safe

Oct 9, 2018
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Carbondale's 109th Potato Day saw the opening of a mysterious locked safe located for decades in what is now Steve's Guitars. Funds raised from this event benefitted the Carbondale Historical Society. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

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Brett Lear of Santa Rosa, California takes the helm of the Garfield County Library District on November 5th. He spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about his skills, experience, and why he loves libraries.

KDNK is grateful to the Aspen Thrift Shop for their generous September 2018 grant supporting our mission and operations. Thanks to loyal support from the community, The Thrift Shop is able to grant over 80% of their income to nonprofits in the Roaring Fork Valley. They've been giving back since 1949. Drop off hours are Monday through Saturday from 8am - 3pm. Volunteer applications are here.

Living in the Future's Past

This Thursday, October 11, Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre will feature one of the first public screenings of Jeff Bridge’s new climate documentary Living in the Future’s Past thanks to local nonprofit Solar Rollers. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh caught up with Solar Rollers founder and director Noah Davis to learn more.

Jane St. Croix Ireland joined Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to share about her Intuitive Healing Workshop on Thursday, October 11, at the Third Street Center.

Dana Hersh Don and Carin Lockhart lead Clarify Your Energy, a weekend retreat hosted by True Nature Healing Arts and Avalanche Ranch on October 25, 26, 27 and 28. Dana spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about her work and about the retreat.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

The first-ever Shining Mountains Film Festival features the Aspen premier of Neither Wolf Nor Dog on Monday, October 8. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with director Steven Lewis Simpson about his adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn and the experience of working with the late Chief Dave Bald Eagle.

Executive Director of Colorado Animal Rescue Wes Boyd and AZYEP announce a new collaboration. Each week youth DJs will read about adoptable animals available at C.A.R.E.  Listen during AZYEP on Sunday at 2:30 PM, Monday at 3:45 PM and Thursday at 7:30 PM.

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Rounding out this week’s coverage of 2018 ballot issues, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson about why the Town recently passed a resolution opposing Amendment 74 which would require state and local governments to compensate private property owners when laws or regulations reduce the “fair market value” of their private property. Any listeners interested in voicing support for Amendment 74 may contact:

A video went viral nationally on social media this week, showing Kamira Trent (in grey/blue jacket) confronting Linda Dwire (in white shirt) in the Rifle City Market over Dwire's allegedly racist remarks. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Trent to find out more.

Susan Brady

Susan Brady is the founder of the 2Forks Club, a non-profit lending club making 0% interest loans to local food enterprises in the area. She talks about how her spiritual development inspires her as an elder to keep discovering the deeper contribution she can make with her life.

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Today's show features co-class presidents of Roaring Fork High School and Tricia of Ross Montessori School speaking with Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois about this weekend's events.

Young filmmaker Colter Johnson speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about his short documentary on American Indian Movement activist and movie star Russell Means, called Conspiracy to Be Free, screening at the Shining Mountains Film Festival on Sunday, October 7th at the Wheeler Opera House. Colter also discusses his projects telling the story of an NGO called Wisdom Spring that does rural water projects around the world, and about his short films for Air Tahiti, featuring gorgeous scenery and inspiring storytelling about the worldest youngest female windsurfer, Mathilde Zampieri.

DJ Rickdiculous chats with Aly Sanguilly, owner of Roaring Fork Beer Company, about some upcoming events. RFBC's 3rd annual Oyster Throwdown is First Friday at the brewery, and both Forktoberfest and the Beer Olympics are Saturday, October 20th.

Town of Carbondale

Dan Richardson, Mayor of Carbondale, steps into a conversation about global warming, identity, and the gray zone of unresolved perspectives.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Los osos se preparan por el invierno comiendo hasta 20 horas por dia. Charlando con Crystal nos recuerde las precauciones que debe tomar.

Crystal Mariscal

Como octubre es el mes para crear consciencia sobre la violencia doméstica, Jacqueline de Achaval, Coordinadora Bilingue de Response, visito a KDNK para traer consciencia a la audiencia de Charlando con Crystal.

Sandra Lopez

Después de diez meses de estar en santuario, Sandra Lopez nos comparte su historia en Charlando con Crystal.