Abby Gierke

Abby is an occasional DJ and brilliant interviewer.

Louie Girardot

Host Abby Gierke interviews Louie Girardot. Listeners may  know him as Louie the Computer Guy of KDNK's own Geekspeak

Mark Fuller

Abby Gierke interviews Rebecca Weiss, a birding guide for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and author of local birding guide, "Birds of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley". They talk all things birds including: how she became interested in birds, how reforestation after wildfires has effected the bird population here, and much more.

This month, host Abby Gierke speaks with Pitkin County Deputy Anthony Todaro. They cover everything from the start of his career, the department's work with Mountain Rescue, and skiing with Michelle Obama, to the national conversation on policing and the state of policing in our valley.

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Hear from Barbara Freeman, founder of LaMedichi: a digital-financial literacy and savings platform, which has distributed monthly relief funding to the Roaring Fork Valley's most vulnerable community members during the pandemic. Learn more about Barbara, her previous career, and how she's landed where she is today.

Peggy Chain

Revisit the first episode of Other Plans - originally aired in October, 2020. Host Abby Gierke talks with Peggy Chain about her many years running Mountainside Sewing and other things she enjoyed.  Peggy passed away in January.

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February was a dangerous and deadly month in the Colorado backcountry. Abby Gierke talks with Brian Lazar, Deputy Director for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center about Brian's rituals before he heads into the backcountry, the evolution of avalanche forecasting and mitigation, advice for parents, the importance of mentorship, and much more. 

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This month on Other Plans, host Abby Gierke's guest is Samila Trevisan. Samila talks about her journey from Brazil to the U.S. as a young adult and her current work as a family liaison for Basalt High School.

Aspen Homeless Shelter

This month on Other Plans, host Abby Gierke talks to Vince Savage about his lifetime of work with social justice. He reflects on his time working alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. These days, he's Executive Director of the Aspen Homeless Shelter.

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a war correspondent facing danger on the front lines while history is in the making? This month on Other Plans, host Abby Gierke talks with former conflict correspondent, Loren Jenkins, about being a journalist during the Vietnam War, finding truth in journalism, winning a Pulitzer Prize, and much more. 

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What comes to mind when you think of a librarian? Man? Woman? Old? Young? This month on Other Plans, unlearn the myths of the stereotype with Basalt Regional Library's Youth Services Librarian, Caroline Cares.

Peggy Chain

On this new public affairs show, host Abby Gierke takes us into the lives of locals, what they do all day for work, and how it affects their lives. Her first guest is Peggy Chain of Mountainside Sewing.

Carbondale Historical Society

KDNK volunteer and Express Yourself contributor Abby Gierke interviews Sue Gray, VP of Carbondale Historical society about an interactive historical map of Carbondale with fun locations to visit. Sue Gray also gives a brief introduction to Carbondale's rich history.

Reina Katzenberger and Andrew Roberts-Gray were selected to create a mural at the entryway of the new City Marked in Carbondale. Here the two artists describe their work and what's behind it with KDNK's Abby Gierke.

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Abby Gierke interviews author Beth Macy about her book Dopesick and opioid addiction in America.

Jodie Cooper

Jodie Cooper is a metal sculptor and installation artist whose sculpture Finned Gateway is part of the Carbondale Public Art Commission’s current roster of art around town. Finned Gateway is located on the east edge of town, just past the Carbondale Clay Center.

Reno Carollo


Reno Carollo is a Denver-based sculptor and jewelry artist whose marble sculpture Cynthia is part of the current Art Around Town cohort here in Carbondale. Reno is an educator, business owner and artist who has participated in international art exchanges and learned the art of the marble sculpture at the very first Marble Marble art symposium in Marble.

Town of Carbondale


Brad Reed Nelson is a custom furniture maker and designer working in metal and wood in the Roaring Fork Valley. He and his wife own Board By Design located in Glenwood Springs. His sculpture, titled The Knuckle, is located in front of Town Hall as part of the 2019 Art Around Town program through the Carbondale Public Arts Commission. Carbondale Public Art Commission is seeking entries for Art Around Town 2020. Applications are due by February 2nd.

Kimber Fiebiger


Kimber Fiebiger is one of the artists in Carbondale Public Arts Commission’s Art Around Town 2019 cohort. She is also an alum of the 2017 program where her Humpty Dumpty sculpture was purchased to live permanently outside of the Carbondale Library. Carbondale Public Art Commission is seeking entries for Art Around Town 2020. Applicationsare due by February 2nd.

Thunder River Theatre Company

Local diva Nina Gabianelli and actress Beth Malone join Abby Gierke on Express Yourself to share details about Thunder River Theatre Company's 2019 NYE Diva Cabaret with shows at 5:30 and 8:30.

Aspen Words

Aspen Words Executive Director Adrienne Brodeur joins KDNK volunteer Abigail Gierke on Booked to discuss her new memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. Adrienne Brodeur presents her book at the Wheeler Opera House on Friday, December 6, at 5:30pm.

Abby Gierke


Abby Gierke, one of KDNK’s newest volunteers, spoke with local artist Robert Brinker about Mindfunk, his current show at The Art Base. Robert presents an art talk at The Art Base on Thursday, October 24, at 5:15pm.