Geek Speak October 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

Enter the Geeks to fulfill all your dreams of geekity once again this week.

James McMurtry plays "Choctaw Bingo" live in studio on July 12, 2011.

Euforquestra plays live at Sopris Park, for Carbondale Summer of Music on the 4th of July in 2010.

DJ Phathead and Izm White Freestylin' live in studio at KDNK on November 28th, 2010. 

For Land's Sake October, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Jonathan Dunn discusses his idea for a park, instead of housing developments, at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers in Glenwood Springs.

Senior Matters: Gong Bath Not All Wet

Oct 11, 2016

Host Diane Johnson talks to guests John Norton and John Hoffman about an upcoming gong bath with Richard Rudis and the healing properties of gongs. The Richard Rudis Gong Bath is Monday, October 17 from 7 - 8 PM at Carbondale's Third Street Center. Click here for tickets or call John Hoffman at 963.1689.

Geek Speak October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016
The Geeks

Louie and Matt take it to the geeky limits on this week's show.

Get Connected October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

Amy's guests today are Andrea Palm-Porter of Roaring Fork Leadership and Jenny Lindsay, executive director of the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District.

Mike Cruse is the father of a new baby. His daughter Olivia was born in July. But like most fathers in the U.S., he doesn't get paid parental leave. That means his wife, Stephanie, will have to take care of the baby mostly herself — an already difficult task that may be even harder for her since she's dealing with postpartum anxiety.

Cruse, who manages the warehouse for a lighting company, had to take vacation days from his job to stay home and help for those first 10 days. Now he has no vacation left for the next calendar year.

Todo Mundo plays live on KDNK from the stage at Mountain Fair in 2014.

In 1993, Michelle Zinati taught children in Alaskan villages to swim. In return, the children taught her about sustainable relationships. On this month's show, she shares her insights with host Will Evans.

A Weight Off Your Shoulders

Oct 4, 2016

Pain mitigation specialist Lori Spencer visits the show this month.

Tom Paxton performs "Suzie Most of All" live in-studio.

This month's show, with host Stephanie Syson, is all about autumn - it's effects on gardens and human health.

This El Paso band impressed with their blend of Mexican folk, African and Caribbean music. The whole Mountain Fair was dancing to this long jam "Radio Mexica" on July 25, 2014.

The Infamous Stringdusters burned up the stage at Sopris Park during Carbondale Summer of Music 2009. Tight, almost jazzy, in trading off their solos. They nail this traditional tune, "Deep Elem Blues."

Geek Speak September 26, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
The Geeks

Back by popular demand...the Geeks!

The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Click here for more information. Rotary: Service above self.


David A. Aguilar is a naturalist, astronomer, author, space artist, and science communicator. He is the former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA, former Director of Fiske Planetarium and Science Center and the founder of the Science Discovery Program at University of Colorado Boulder. He was also the Marketing Communications Director at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation where he was member of the Hubble Space Telescope repair team. And, he was the Marketing Director for PBS’s Emmy-winning, 7-part NOVA series, "Evolution". While at Harvard, he hosted the popular Observatory Nights series, “Everything I Know About Science – I Learned At The Movies!” available on YouTube.  In 2015, he directed the NASA’s New Horizons Mission special media team during the fly-by close encounter of Pluto. 

Bill's guest today is landscape artist and writer Genevieve Joelle Villamizar.

Geek Speak September 12, 2016

Sep 12, 2016

Don't let your computer get the best of you. Call the geeks!

Mountain Valley Developmental Services is an institution in the Roaring Fork Valley, employing over 150 people and advocating independent living for folks with developmental disabilities. Executive Director Bruce Christensen and HR Manager Courtney Little spoke to Stacy Stein from the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program on this morning's Nonprofit Spotlight. Bruce says, "I'm a huge fan of public radio. It's important to support KDNK. You guys do a fabulous job of keeping the community informed. I don't think that's something we get as much of from commercial media. I like your context and your perspective. KDNK is a wonderful resource." 

On Tuesday's Nonprofit Spotlight, Stacy Stein (co-director of the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program) interviewed John Klonowski, program director of Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities. CAMO provides adaptive therapeutic recreation and wellness experiences. John told Stacy he recently started listening to KDNK and he is "thrilled with the discovery. Supporting a local radio station is a great thing."

Scott Braden, Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate at Conservation Colorado, says funding shortages and privatization schemes are the biggest threats national parks face, as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service is celebrated August 25th. Thanks to KGNU Community Radio for sharing this audio with KDNK.  

Chelsea Green

Living Permaculture celebrates two anniversaries this month -  Jerome Osentowski's 75th birthday and Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute turns 30.

Lewis Cooper

Carbondale’s favorite jam band with a long tune perfect for a Summer afternoon at Mountain Fair on July 25, 2015.

Philip Rosenthal

Eliza Gilkyson drops by just about every year. Here she performs a very tender new tune, and her voice catches at just the right places. Recorded live in-studio on August 6, 2014.

Steve Skinner

Another band who experienced hell and then wrote heavenly songs about it. Recorded at the KDNK studio on April 26, 2011.

Jay Blakesberg / Retna LTD.

Taj brought along his beautiful copper-colored Resonator and he croaked out one of his signature tunes for an adoring crowd. Recorded in-studio on Miss Management August 15, 2013.

Stewart Oksenhorn

Hard to believe that this tune once got Dan in a heap of trouble. The truth hurts, doesn’t it?