Chemical World

2nd Mondays at 4:30pm

KDNK Membership Director Kenna Crampton and Peer Recorvery Coach at Mind Spring Health Maggie Seldeen debut their new Public Affairs show Chemical World. This program aims to de-stigmatize drug addiction and mental health,  discuss different recovery models and harm reduction programs and explore evidence based practices in treating addiction. Topics will include the history of drug laws, connections between poverty and drug addiction as well as personal recovery stories. 

Chemical World: Poems from the Community

Sep 13, 2021
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This month we hear poems from the community about their experiences with recovery, addiction and mental health. Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem!

Chemical World: 2020 Data on Overdose Deaths

Aug 9, 2021
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Chemical World Revisits Harm Reduction

Jun 14, 2021
Lyzzi Borkenhagen

Hosts revist harm reduction, and why it is important. Why syringe services are controversial, and how they are actually saving more lives than we realize.

Chemical World: Addiction in its Many Forms

May 10, 2021
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Hosts discuss addiction in its many forms. Host Kenna Crampton shares a poem she recently wrote, and we want to hear from you! Do you have a piece of writing about addiction you want to share? Click here for more information about submission.

Chemical World Celebrates Bicycle Day

Apr 12, 2021
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

To celebrate Bicycle Day, Chemical World discusses all things psychedelic! Hosts talk about the history of psychedelics in therapy and how MAPS is changing the future for psychedelics.

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 Co-host Maggie Seldeen has a new title! Executive Director of High Rockies Harm Reduction, Carbondale and the Roaring Fork Valley's newest nonprofit! In this episode of Chemical World hosts discuss all of the programs HRHR will offer and how programs like this benefit the entire community.

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In this episode of Chemical World, hosts discuss how harm reduction intersects with many other social issues including Sex ED. Host Maggie Seldeen had a conversation with former Program Manager of Garfield County PREP, Diana Andrews and current Program Manager, Arn Menconi about sexual health education in our schools. Chemical World will feature part of this conversation on this episode, and the full conversation will be available here on the KDNK website. For more information about Garfield County PREP click here.

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This week's show features the MORE Act - what it means, what are the next steps, and how this affects our country and our drug laws. Also, the decriminalization of drugs in Oregon and the difference between decriminalization and legalization, including data from the decriminalization of drugs in Portugal, the legalization of opioids in Switzerland and, drug laws in the Philippines.

Chemical World Features Jeff Teaford

Dec 22, 2020
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In this episode of Chemical World, hosts interview long time local Jeff Teaford. Jeff dives into what recovery means to him, how he found recovery, what he looks forward to in recovery and how to spread the love. 

Chemical World: Working to Undo Stigma

Nov 9, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

In this episode of Chemical World, hosts discuss the shame and stigma around mental health and recovery, and the effects on people seeking help. Hosts dive into the shame and stigma they have felt from others and themselves, in recovery and before recovery. 

Chemical World: A History of the Hosts

Oct 12, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

On this episode of Chemical World, hosts dive into the history of their friendship as well as what brought them to recovery. Sharing stories is a big part of recovery, understanding people are not alone in their recovery helps on the path to happiness. 

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This month on Chemical World, hosts interview Cath Adams and Patty Grace about their work with people in recovery here in The Roaring Fork Valley, the purple flags throughout RFV in honor of loved ones lost to overdose from 2017-2019 and their stories that lead them to this important work. Thank you to Cath Adams and Patty Grace for sharing their powerful stories and for doing this difficult work. 

Chemical World: How to Identify an Overdose

Aug 31, 2020
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In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Chemical World hosts describe how to identify an overdose. To learn more about overdose awareness you can visit Garfield County Libraries Facebook or YouTube page to see a full presentation done by Maggie Seldeen from August 17th.

Chemical World: The Science of Addiction

Aug 24, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

  In honor of Overdose Awareness Month Chemical World wanted to celebrate by giving the community two extra episodes! On this extra episode of Chemical World hosts discuss the science of addiction, how drugs and our bodies affect each other. Stay tuned for another extra episode on August 31st, How to Identify an Overdose. Have a safe Overdose Awareness Month everyone!

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In this episode of Chemical World hosts give an introdution to "harm reduction," what it is and how it helps the community. 

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In this fact-heavy episode of Chemical World, hosts give a background of drugs and how they have been used for political gain and to start wars. Hosts also draw lines connecting drug laws to continued systemic racism and injustice in the United States and around the world.

Chemical World Offers a Fresh Perspective on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Jun 30, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

Membership Director Kenna Crampton and Peer Recorvery Coach at Mind Spring Health Maggie Seldeen debut their new Public Affairs show Chemical World. This program aims to de-stigmatize drug addiction and mental health,  discuss different recovery models and harm reduction programs and explore evidence based practices in treating addiction. Topics will include the history of drug laws, connections between poverty and drug addiction as well as personal recovery stories.