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Friday, August 19, 2022

The finalists for the first IllumiNative Producers Program cohort: Left to right, top row: Taylor Hensel (Cherokee Nation), Kekama Amona (Kanaka Maoli), Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Neets'aii Gwich'in), Mato Standing Soldier (Oglala Lakota). Bottom row: Ivan MacDonald (Blackfeet), Ashley Browning (Pueblos of Pojoaque and Santa Clara),  Coyote Park (Yurok) and Blake Pickens (Chickasaw).
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The finalists for the first IllumiNative Producers Program cohort: Left to right, top row: Taylor Hensel (Cherokee Nation), Kekama Amona (Kanaka Maoli), Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Neets'aii Gwich'in), Mato Standing Soldier (Oglala Lakota). Bottom row: Ivan MacDonald (Blackfeet), Ashley Browning (Pueblos of Pojoaque and Santa Clara), Coyote Park (Yurok) and Blake Pickens (Chickasaw).

Reporter Hattison Rensberry has the news, including a recap of visiting high school students of color facing racism and discrimination in Redstone on July 4th. Also, popular Basalt chiropractor Dave Jensen faces up to life in prison for allegedly enabling a sexual predator at his WIN Health Institute; authorities in Yellowstone find a foot inside a boot in one of the National Park's famed — and sometimes deadly — hot springs; a drunk driver plows his pickup into a mobile home in Carbondale; drama continues apace at The Aspen Times; and Indigenous voices are finally being featured in television series and movies.

Hattison Rensberry grew up in Rifle, CO and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and Drawing at the University of Northern Colorado. She comes to KDNK as reporter and host after working on the design-side of news for the past three years. Hattie does theater locally, photography, needlecrafts, and also provides Editorial Design for the Sopris Sun. Tea>Coffee
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