An amalgamation of the colorful threads of life that compose our infinite song of existing.


In late 2016, Raleigh Burleigh dropped in on KDNK News unannounced in pursuit of an internship. Four years later, having served as News Director and Program Director, he is departing from staff with invaluable experience, transformative frienships and a heart brimming with gratitude. What will happen next? Stay tuned!

Local elder, retired medical doctor and host of Shifting Gears William Evans has released Circulating Source Water. This monograph incorporates science, history and spirit to inform our predicament and offer new stories for life and healing on Earth. The book is available online and at Mana Foods in Carbondale.

Pieter Van Winkle

Pieter Van Winkle is a men's group leader and coach living in Paonia. On Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30pm, he is teaching From Sweet to Sovereign: Raising Men of Character in an Age of Toxic Masculinity, a virtual workshop presented by Davi Nikent.

Whitney Will

Whitney Will is a psychological astrologer, writer, and founder of Starhearth Astrology. She recently completed her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and periodically contributes to The Sopris Sun. Here, she talks about her work and the unfurling transits of our poetic sky.

En octubre de 2019, Chilenxs por todo el país salieron a protestar el gobierno actual y la constitución adoptada bajo la dictadura militar de Pinochet en 1980. Culminó con una marcha de más que un millón de personas el día 25 de octubre en Santiago de Chile. Ahora en marzo 2020, las protestas están arrancando con una energía renovada. Aquí, desde el Campamento Climático: Pueblos Contra el Terricidio, nos cuenta una joven de Coyhaique, Chile sobre este movimiento.

Liberación de la madre Tierra

En principios de febrero, organización Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir convocó un campamento climático en el Lof Mapuche Pillán Mahuiza. Convergieron mucha gente de muchas naciones para hablar sobre el "terricidio" y cómo enfrentarlo. Esta entrevista introduce el concepto del "terricidio" con Dudu de Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir y Sek del Proceso de Liberación de la Madre Tierra.

On February 10, Campamento Climático: Pueblos Contra el Terricidio concluded with a march in Esquel, Argentina. Raleigh Burleigh shares audio from that event and defines the term "terricide." Tune in at 5am on Monday, February for a conversation in Spanish with Movimiento de Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir and Proceso de Liberación por la Madre Tierra.

Pueblos Contra el Terricidio

In early February, Mujeres Indígenas por el Buen Vivir hosts a climate camp at Mapuche Lof Pillañ Mahuiza in Argentina. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interprets an interview with Weychafe Moira Millán from 2019 to set the context for this upcoming, international gathering of indigenous peoples in defense of life on Earth.

Photo by Sue Rollyson Persiko

On October 1st, the Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees voted unanimously to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, rather than Columbus Day. The new event was inaugurated by historian and former Northern Ute Tribal Chairman Roland McCook, accompanied by drummers and dancers from the Ute Mountan Ute Tribe located in southwest Colorado. For archival audio of the event, beyond the highlights included in this program, click here.

Eleanor E. Yates was born in Denver, Colorado and has traveled the world painting murals. Ella is now channeling her creative positivity into creating Spirit-Up! It's a tabletop game that aims to inspire happiness and fun in its players. The community is invited to play a demo at the Third Street Center in the Senior Matters room on Thursday at 5pm, or Friday through Monday from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Raleigh Burleigh

Artist Madeline Wiener is carving a sculpture, commissioned by the City of Glenwood Springs, to be installed next to the pedestrian bridge on the north landing. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh visited MARBLE/marble to chat with Madeline and local sculptors Lucas Leone and Rex Branson.

Roaring Fork Insight

Lisa Goddard founded Roaring Fork Insight to make meditation practices accessible and approachable for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley. In addition to weekly practices in Carbondale and Aspen, Roaring Fork Insight offers a one-day silent meditation at Flying Dog Ranch on July 14.

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Krista Gaudio launched GrowHands in January of 2019. This salt scrub is designed to remove plant resin from hands, although it also works to remove other substances. Krista's intention is to share this and other chemical-free products with as many people as possible to support a more sustainable future.

Courtest Laurel Smith, Sopris Media

Sanctuary Unidos presents Refuge(e) and Vida En Santuario, two short films that reveal the hardship of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Raleigh Burleigh spoke to filmmakers Sylvia Johnson and Laurel Smith about their work. The event is on May 29 at the Crystal Theatre at 5:30.

Raleigh Burleigh


Coracanción es una amalgamación de pensamiento y audio. Es un experimento poético con tendencias antro-apologéticas. En capítulos previos Raleigh Burleigh contado sobre su jornada al Sur, pasando por una serie de puertas abiertas en viajes anteriores con la meta principal de aprender más sobre los Mapuche, orgulloso nación indígena del cono sur de Sudamérica. La palabra 'Mapuche' se traduce como 'Gente de la Tierra.'

Raleigh Burleigh

Heartsong is an amalgamation of thought and audio: a poetic experiment with anthro-apologetic tendencies. In previous episodes, archived here, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh recounted his journey South, renewing established connections in Chile and Argentina. The primary goal of this latest adventure was to learn about the Mapuche, a proud indigenous nation of the Southern Cone of South America. The word Mapuche translates literally as “People of the Earth.”

Raleigh Burleigh

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh continues his exploration of Wallmapu, ancestral territory of the Mapuche Nation, connecting with community radio FM Alas in El Bolsón, Argentina.

Raleigh Burleigh

Jueves, 21 de febrero, Moira Millán, weichafe mapuche perteneciente al Lof Pillán Mahuiza se presentó en la Cámara Federal de Apelaciones de Comodoro Rivadavia ante acusaciones de coacción doblemente agravada contra el juez Guido Otrando debido a una ocupación pacifica del Juzgado Federal de Esquel el 20 de septiembre de 2017. El juez Guido Otrando había mandado allanamientos sufridos por la comunidad Vuelta del Rió y Moira Millán accionó en solidaridad con sus integrantes. Después de dar su defensa contra una apelación que pretenda deshacer su absolución ya declarada, Moira Millán dió este discurso frente al publico de Comodoro Rivadavia, el Movimiento de Mujures Indigenas por El Buen Vivir y observadores y medios internacionales.

Raleigh Burleigh

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh shares insights and sounds from his journey to Wallmapu, the ancestral lands of the Mapuche in Southern Chile and Argentina.

Museo la Ligua

Nuestro querido amigo Raleigh nos da un recorrido sonoro por el Museo la Ligua en Chile

Museo la Ligua

Nuestro querido amigo Raleigh nos da un recorrido sonoro por el Museo la Ligua en Chile

On January 19th, about 24 hours before a total lunar eclipse, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rattled Tongoy, Chile. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, who is in Chile, was attending an opera at the time. He sent us this lyrical dispatch describing the experience of riding out the shaking earth as the choir continued to sing:


Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey share about thier book The Trust Frequency: Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm, Andrew's for-profit climate restoration startup Sacred Earth Enterprises, and The First Fifty Years. Andrew and Connie present "Climate, Consciousness and the Indigenous Connection" with Anuk Bald Eagle and Sally Ramney at the Third Street Center on January 3 at 7pm with support by Davi Nikent.

Raleigh Burleigh

Diane Orlov founded the Angel of Hope Mosaic Project to remind each of us that we are angels unto one another. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh visited her studio in Carbondale to learn more about the giant mosaic that she is putting together in celebration of the Roaring Fork Valley. The mural will be installed outside of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs.


Josiah Utsch, a senior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, is dedicated to raising awareness about the nautilus, an ancient, shelled species related to the squid and octopus. Despite having survived several mass extinctions over 500 million years, the nautilus is now in danger of disappearing.  Josiah gave a presentation to students at Basalt Middle School about his nonprofit Save the Nautilus on Thursday, December 6. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed him shortly after that presentation.

Raleigh Burleigh

Self-taught mycologist Matthew Rader founded Toadstool Traditions to study the role that mushrooms and fungi play in our diets and our ecosystems. Here he discusses his work with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh.

Nyibol Bior

Before she was 10 years old, Nyibol Bior had walked over 1,000 miles between three countries as a Sudanese refugee. In the most difficult of times she has consistenly found a voice of encouragement helping her to overcome each trial. Nyibol now lives in Colorado and stopped by KDNK to tell her story while teaching summer school in Carbondale.

Raleigh Burleigh

For nearly four years, Basalt High School graduating senior Mauricio Sosa has labored to transform a grassy alcove into a communal safe-space for reflection and connection. The Community is invited to celebrate a ribbon-cutting party for the Peace Garden at Basalt High School on June 1st at 4pm.

Brian Tonozzi

Colombian lawyer, activist and filmmaker Diana Ojeda is carrying an invitation from the oldest Wiwa population in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia to the Lakota Tribe in South Dakota. She is guided by an indigenous prophesy that transforms five hundred years of oppression into an opportunity for global re-unification. A teaser for Guardians of the Earth, the film that she is creating to document this momentous occasion, will be shown at the Glenwood Springs Library on Wednesday, June 6, at 4pm and at the Launchpad in Carbondale on Friday, June 9, at 7pm.