Youth Radio - AZYEP Podcast

Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, Mondays 2:00-4:30pm, Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm & 3rd Wednesdays 4:30-5:00pm

AZYEP empowers youth from diverse backgrounds to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop leadership skills through community broadcasting. AZYEP offers an inclusive, safe space for students to discover and use their voice. We facilitate learning opportunities through four programs on KDNK: live music broadcast, public affairs, youth news team and classroom collaborations.

As the Class of 2020 finishes up the school year, seniors are completing graduation requirements that include a capstone project. Roaring Fork High School students Diego Valdez, Lucy Meade, Rex Hamilton, and Lance Weidemann present music as a culminating project. Here they discuss their musical process and showcase their work.

Kylie Orf, a senior at Roaring Fork High School shares her experience living with a congenital upper limb reduction with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Halle Zander. After many years of remaining silent about her physical difference, she opens up to enlighten our community about respect and how she lives without limits. 

The Young Curators of the Roaring Fork put on a show at the Aspen Art Museum every April, but with COVID-19 closures, this batch of students had to get creative. Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Halle Zander checks in with the students to see how they've adapted to this new reality and changes to the exhibit. What We Are Made Of will open with a virtual public reception on Saturday, April 18, from 3–4 p.m. More info here.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program talks with students about the impact of social distancing and the postponing of school. Students find a silver lining while engaging in physical distance from peers and school.

The Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools talks with Dr. Maria Roques, pediatrician at Mountain Family Health Centers. Roques shares helpful tips and recommendations for parents of kids ages 0 to 18. /El Centro de Recursos Familiares de las Escuelas Roaring Fork habla con la Dra. Maria Roques, pediatra de los Centros de Salud Familiar de Mountain. Roques comparte consejos y recomendaciones útiles para padres de niños de 0 a 18 años.

During participation in a spoken word workshop at Yampah Mountain High School, students share poems incorporating topics of anxiety, coming out as transgender, and toxic relationships. Support for this project comes from AspenOUT.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program News Team interviews program founder Annemarie Zanca about the beginning of youth radio. Zanca also addresses questions about mental wellness and incorporating mindfulness into our every day. 

AZYEP News Team Discusses Mindfulness

Feb 18, 2020

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program News Team Coordinator Adele Craft speaks with Amanda Petersen of FocusedKids about strategies for kids and families to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday lives.

During Dimensions in Diversity on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, host Steve Mills of Gay For Good - Rocky Mountains talks with Diana Andrews of Garfield County Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) about resources for teens, teachers and families.

Los estudiantes y los jóvenes del Valle de Roaring Fork hacen oír su voces al contar sus historias como inmigrantes. / Students and young adults of the Roaring Fork Valley make their voices heard by telling their immigrant stories.

During the 2020 Aspen Gay Ski Week, AZYEP talks with Remington Scott Kienbusch about their advice for LGBTQ+ youth growing up in rural Colorado, the evolution of drag comic Mariam T., and the history of drag performance. This project was produced by AZYEP's Halle Zander. Support for Moments of Hope comes from AspenOUT.