John Goodwin is a career peace officer and retired professor of Criminal Justice at Colorado Mountain College. John reflects on his life, the death of George Floyd and the importance of community centered police work.
Police departments across the country are being militarized in the face of social unrest due to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon investigates the role of local, rural policing in Colorado.
Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25th, protests across the nation have spurred conversations about police brutality. Minneapolis may dismantle the police department, and the mayor of Los Angeles is canceling planned budget increases for that city’s department. But, policing looks different in small, rural communities. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling and his soon-to-be replacement Lieutenant Kirk Wilson about the town's police department - it's past and future. Here's the 2-part conversation.
At a hearing last weekend about a Colorado bill on vaccination, Dr. Reginald Washington had originally planned to make several urgent points in support of the bill.
First, that diseases like measles are resurging, and they’re serious. (He’d know. He’s treated patients with complications from measles and pertussis.) Second, due to COVID-19, children are missing well-child visits and skipping vaccinations, putting them at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Beatriz Soto is and architect, environmentalist and Latino Outreach Coordinator for Wilderness Workshop. She recently co-founded Voces Unidas, a network of Latino and Latina leaders in Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties. Beatriz talks about traveling to the US with her parents as a two year old and adapting to new places. She also talks about work with Wilderness Workshop, Voces Unidas, and the impact of COVID-19 on the valley's Latinos.
Lucia Ponce Campbell grew amidst the Nicaraguan Revolution and started teaching literacy classes when she was thirteen. Today she teaches young immigrant students English at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Tune in as she describes how she and valley residents help students learn English using their journey stories.