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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.

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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.