Booked

Weekly public affairs program hosted by Gavin Dahl featuring reporters, authors and newsmakers. 

Artspace Loveland

Colorado Sun reporter Sue McMillin's latest article finds Colorado's plan to embed arts spaces into historic district's is a slower process than initially envisioned. "But towns are fine with that," she writes. KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks with her about covering stories far beyond the Denver metro, including Ridgway, Trinidad & Loveland.

House Natural Resources Committee

Acting BLM director William Perry Pendley calls himself a "sagebrush rebel" and according to audio obtained by High Country News, his own staff question whether he has the moral courage to lead under President Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt. High Country News reporter Nick Bowlin talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about upheaval among the career staff at BLM, consolidation of policymaking power, and the future of public lands management.

Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection

Writer, freelance journalist, and historian Tim Cooney's latest piece for the history desk at Aspen Journalism is called Deep Sea Divers Dewater Flooded Smuggler Mine. It ran on the cover of the Aspen Sunday News last month. On Booked, he speaks with KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl about the incredible story deep inside the flooded Smuggler Mountain mine.  

Colorado Springs Independent

Kroger has announced that all of their grocery stores, including City Market, King Soopers, and QFC will no longer stock free newspapers starting October 1st. Colorado College journalism professor Corey Hutchins, who covers media for Columbia Journalism Review and Colorado Independent, talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about the impacts and his coverage. You can learn about the Don't Lose Local News petition here

The Colorado Sun

Parked: Half the American Dream is a collaborative project led by The Colorado Sun with more than a dozen Colorado news outlets teaming up to report on mobile homes. Jennifer Brown, reporter and co-founder at The Colorado Sun, helped lead the project. She speaks with KDNK station manager on Booked.

Author Casey Rae’s book William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock n Roll is out now on University of Texas Press. Casey Rae is Director of Music Licensing for SiriusXM, professor at Georgetown University and Berklee College of Music, and sought-after commentator in Politico, Billboard, NPR, Gizmodo, Ars Technica, New York Times and Washington Post. He also runs a record label called Lux Eterna, has been playing in bands since the 90s, wrote about music at an alt-weekly newspaper in Vermont for many years back in the day, then turned to activism working his way up to CEO of the nonprofit Future of Music Coalition fighting for musicians’ rights and even lobbying on behalf of community radio. You can link to his annotated playlist for the book here

The Colorado Sun

Editor Larry Ryckman is one of ten journalists who left the Denver Post last year to launch a news outlet called The Colorado Sun, which celebrates one year online (and in newspapers around the state) September 10th. KDNK and the Colorado Sun have teamed up, so if you donate to KDNK at the Family Membership level by September 3rd, you can also get a 3-month subscription to the Sun.

Roaring Fork Weekly Journal

Sloan Shoemaker, who writes the Half-Hearted Fanatic column for the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, in print around the midvalley, and online, was executive director at Wilderness Workshop for over 20 years before retiring and picking up the pen.

Austin Colbert / The Snowmass Sun

Meet Snowmass Sun reporter Maddie Vincent. She's new in the valley, but not new to journalism. In fact, she's the third generation of her family to pursue the profession. KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl asked her about her multiple degrees, why she's excited to cover Snowmass, and quizzed her on when the Snowmass Village town council meets. (She passed, of course.) Tune in to KDNK in Snowmass Village at 99.9FM.

Aspen Art Museum

As the Aspen Art Museum celebrates 40 years, we speak with Aspen Times arts editor Andrew Travers about his new book-length essay, "Directly Ahead: The Aspen Art Museum, 1979-2019" part of a new book commemorating the first four decades of the museum called Something Greater. Travers had full access to the museum's archives, and talks about its international reputation and how it's changed over the years. 

courtesy Crystal Valley Echo

Alyssa Ohnmacht began publishing the Crystal Valley Echo and Marble Times in 2002. Now, she is handing over the reins to focus her energy on  Light of the Moon, Inc.  She spoke with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about the history of the paper, getting rich producing community news, and her new project with Jane Bacharach. 

Booked host Gavin Dahl speaks to author Mira Sucharov about Public Influence: A Guide to Op-Ed Writing and Social Media Engagement her new book for University of Toronto Press. She explains how to better reach evidence-resistant audiences online by developing a more effective voice. 

Gavin Dahl / KDNK

On Booked, host Gavin Dahl is joined by Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism and new KDNK news director Lucas Turner to talk about News That Matters. Brent will host an event with that name on August 13th at Aspen Meadows Albright Pavilion with Richard Tofel of ProPublica. Lucas Turner comes to KDNK after 5 years running CMC Radio, as well as becoming an adjunct faculty member at age 22, and winning the Glen-X startup prize of $10,000 last year for his production company Level Head. 

Becky Lomax

Becky Lomax, author of USA National Parks - The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks, speaks to KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl by cell phone from a meadow with an incredible view of Yosemite Falls (see photo). She touts some of her favorite underrated destinations, talks about wildlife and the significance of Dark Skies designation, and explains how Glacier National Park near her home is impacted by climate change.