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'My Experience During Covid-19' by Jack

Nov 12, 2020

Students in Ms. McCracken’s English classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write personal essays that explore who they are and what they think is important. Students wrote anecdotes modeled on the 'Lives' essays published by the ​New York Times​, explored what their experience during the pandemic has taught them about themselves and each other, and revealed something about themselves by describing their connection to a meaningful object.

'Mt. Elbert' by Julia

Nov 12, 2020

Students in Ms. McCracken’s English classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write personal essays that explore who they are and what they think is important. Students wrote anecdotes modeled on the 'Lives' essays published by the ​New York Times​, explored what their experience during the pandemic has taught them about themselves and each other, and revealed something about themselves by describing their connection to a meaningful object.

'Third Lap' by Talon

Nov 12, 2020

Students in Ms. McCracken’s English classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write personal essays that explore who they are and what they think is important. Students wrote anecdotes modeled on the 'Lives' essays published by the ​New York Times​, explored what their experience during the pandemic has taught them about themselves and each other, and revealed something about themselves by describing their connection to a meaningful object.

'Noodle Time' by Joy

Nov 12, 2020

Students in Ms. McCracken’s English classes at Roaring Fork High School were asked to write personal essays that explore who they are and what they think is important. Students wrote anecdotes modeled on the 'Lives' essays published by the ​New York Times​, explored what their experience during the pandemic has taught them about themselves and each other, and revealed something about themselves by describing their connection to a meaningful object.

AZYEP Presents: Best of the 20th Anniversary

Nov 9, 2020

This year was the 20th anniversary of the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. During our celebration earlier this month, we didn't have enough time to air all of the incredible interviews we captured with students and alumni. Tune in here and listen to some of the highlights and never-before aired testimonials. 

GSHS Student Discusses First-Time Voting

Nov 2, 2020

AZYEP's Halle Zander talks with Glenwood Springs High School student, Sophia about her perspective being a first-time voter. 

Sixth grade students at Aspen Middle School research and debate Proposition 114 which would require the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to create a plan to reintroduce and manage gray wolves on designated lands west of the continental divide by the end of 2023.

Dimensions in Diversity with YouthZone's Rami El Gharib

Nov 2, 2020

In this month's Dimensions in Diversity on the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, Steve Mills interviews Rami El Gharib from YouthZone about Restorative Justice practices and growing up in Beirut, Lebanon as an LGBTQ+ teen. 

Andy Zanca's Archives on KDNK

Oct 29, 2020

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program recently converted Andy Zanca's taped radio shows into digital archives that were shared during their 20th Anniversary Celebration. Take a listen to highlights from the beginning of youth radio on KDNK.

Healthy is the New Happy: Debunking COVID-19 Myths

Oct 26, 2020

Healthy is the New Happy hosts Natasha Lucero-Conklin and Brianda Cervantes interview RFSD school nurse Yvette Blanc to debunk some of the COVID-19 myths. Tune in to learn more about how schools are helping students stay safe and healthy as they return to in-person learning models. 

AZYEP Youth News Team Conducts COVID Community Check In

Oct 19, 2020

The Andy Zanca Youth News Team checked in with Robin Humble, Mike Schneider, Mary Hernandez, who are teachers and small business owners in the Roaring Fork Valley about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives and their industries. 

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program hosted LET THEM ROAR during their 20th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, October 11th. The AZYEP news team and youth DJs present and interview LTR throughout their musical performance. 

  

AZYEP celebrated its 20 anniversary on Sunday, October 11th. Students, alumi, past directors, supporters and staff present stories and testimonials about the history and impact of youth radio. 

AZYEP 20th Anniversary Celebration: Student Testimonials

Oct 14, 2020

AZYEP Project Coordinator, Halle Zander talks with current students participating in the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. 

AZYEP 20th Anniversary Celebration: Youth Radio Supporters

Oct 14, 2020

AZYEP youth radio supporters, Steve Skinner, Raleigh Burleigh, and more talk with Project Coordinator, Halle Zander about the reasons they appreciate kids on the radio. 

AZYEP 20th Anniversary Celebration: Alumni Voices Part 2

Oct 14, 2020

AZYEP Alumi, Adele Craft, Megan Webber and Seth Plush discuss the impact youth radio has in their live with Project Coordinator, Halle Zander. 

AZYEP 20th Anniversary Celebration: Alumni Voices Part 1

Oct 14, 2020

AZYEP alumin speak with Project Coordinator, Halle Zander about their experiences with youth radio.

AZYEP 20th Anniversary Celebration: Directors Panel

Oct 14, 2020

Past AZYEP Directors Annemarie Zanca, Felicia (Flash) Trevor, Stacy Stein and current director, Beth Wysong sat down to discuss the history of youth radio and the impact it makes in the life of kids. 

AZYEP participants, Ether and Vanessa speak about their experiences with youth radio during the 20th anniversary celebration. 

AZYEP participant, Lily Webber sings two songs to pay tribute to her uncle, Andy Zanca during the 20th anniversary celebration. 

AZYEP founder, Annemarie Zanca speaks about the beginning of youth radio and what inspired her to start the program in 2000.

AZYEP participant, Mountain Maes speaks about the impact of youth radio during the 20th Anniversary Celebration. 

AZYEP high school senior Liliana Santos Candela speaks about youth radio during the 20th anniversary broadcast. 

AZYEP Broadcast Instructor, Suzanne Fitgerald speaks about the impact of youth radio during the 20th Anniversary Celebration. 

AZYEP graduate Miles Craft presents a testimonial during the 20th Anniversary Celebration of youth radio. Miles includes a tribute to former youth DJ Tyler Ribich. 

AZYEP Turns 20

Oct 9, 2020

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program is nationally renowned for its youth radio programs. Here, Annmarie Zanca and current director Beth Wysong talk about this beloved institution that's going strong after 20 years. Click the headline for more on Andy.

Dimensions in Diversity with Drag Queen Candy Warhol

Oct 5, 2020

On this Dimensions in Diversity show, Steve Mills and Halle Zander collaborated to interview Candy Warhol, a drag queen based out of Denver, who performed in Carbondale at Batch in 2019. In this episode, Candy shares why drag was a positive force for their mental health, how they got started, and how they've chanelled their drag energy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

AZYEP Presents Musician Bonnie Paine

Sep 29, 2020

Bonnie Paine, formerly with Colorado band Elephant Revial, visits the KDNK studio for a performance during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. Youth DJs Quinn and Laura interview Bonnie about her experiences as a musician, her world travels, and much more.

As many of us wait to hear decisions from local schools about virtual or in-person learning this fall, the Family Resource Center wants to make sure you're prepared for the different options. Natasha Conklin and Brianda Cervantes spoke with Rick Holt, the Chief Academic Officer at RFSD, and Carrie Godes, a Garfield County Public Health Specialist, to learn about what it will take to get students back into the classroom and what it might look like. This show is brought to you by the Family Resource Center and the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program. 

AZYEP Presents the Youth News Team

Sep 23, 2020

This Year's News Team, while meeting under unusual circumstances, are off to a great start. While sitting together in Sopris park, these journalists shared about their interest in news, radio, and the crises our communities are facing today.

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