Journalism

Susan Greene

Recovering newspaper journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Greene joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to discuss her latest column in The Colorado Independent, "Denver Police agreed to First Amendment training. It still hasn't happened." Press organizations in Colorado have spoken out about the mistreatment of journalists by law enforcement as well. She also talked about her participation in a new project called COLab.

Elizabeth Miller / Statesider

Reporter Elizabeth Miller joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to discuss two recent articles, The Losing Coast for The Statesider, and COVID-19 Pandemic Complicates 2020 Wildfire Season for New Mexico In Depth.   

Stina Sieg / Colorado Public Radio

This week on Booked, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Colorado Public Radio's western slope reporter Stina Sieg about her coverage during the coronavirus outbreak. Her reporting over the past month included a story about migrant workers in Palisade, the Delta Tru Vu Drive-In opening for the season, and the rise in baking of isolation loaves and quarantine cookies during the stay at home order. She says her reporting has changed dramatically over the past few weeks, and sometimes she wishes she could just do comforting stories all the time, but also likes the challenge of finding the human side of tough subjects. 

Moe Clark / The Colorado Sun

Colorado Sun reporter Moe Clark joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to discuss her reporting on efforts to protect the homeless population from coronavirus. 600 beds are opening at Denver's National Western complex to provide a safe space to consolidate resources and better achieve social distancing. Meanwhile, Gov. Jared Polis has instructed unarmed National Guard personnel to assist in providing care to the homeless. You can read Moe Clark's reporting on this for The Colorado Sun here and here.

Kathleen Shannon, courtesy of The Sopris Sun

The newest member of the KDNK news team, Kathleen Shannon, sat down with Gavin Dah on Booked to discuss her article in The Sopris Sun on utility workers and other services that make life at home during the COVID-19 crisis possible. She also talked about her radio show, The Time Being, on Wednesday nights from 9-11pm. When she's playing music, she goes by the on air moniker KillaKath. 

Courtesy of Post Independent

Post Independent reporter John Stroud has covered the Roaring Fork Valley for 30 years. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 his journalistic output has been as prolific as ever. He spoke with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about interviewing the first person to test positive for COVID in Garfield County, how the Roaring Fork School District is handling the crisis, the 9th Judicial District putting eviction and foreclosure proceedings on hold, and more. 

Jerry Raehal

Glenwood Springs Post Independent publisher Jerry Raehal joined KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Booked to outline some of his suggestions for avoiding panic and a mob mentality, and to explain the ways access to news is changing at the PI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shared comments on a joint letter sent by The Colorado Press Association and Colorado Freedom of Information seeking assurances from Gov. Jared Polis that news operations will continue to be considered an "essential part of emergency personnel" during the state of emergency.

Ed Williams

Reporter Ed Williams discusses his article 'Restraint, Seclusion, Deception: Parents and Regulators Left in the Dark Over School Behavior Management Techniques' from Searchlight New Mexico, with KDNK's Gavin Dahl. Ed was a reporter at KDNK before heading to New Mexico to do investigative reporting. 

Reporter Michael Roberts joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to discuss a big change in Colroado media. Now in his thirtieth year at Denver's mighty alternative newsweekly Westword, Roberts has watched the landscape for media and journalism change throughout his career. He broke the story that CPR and Colorado College are entering into a management agreement that will make the Colorado Springs radio station KRCC part of CPR's expanding statewide network. 

Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh joins Booked to talk about the locally-owned paper's new podcast, The Upload. In the first two months, the weekly half hour podcast has featured ten staffers from the paper as well as special guests like Aspen Ski Co CEO Mike Kaplan. The Upload offers an informative glimpse behind the headlines.

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Rio Blanco Herald Times editor Niki Turner and Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene collaborated on an investigative journalism article called "Through the Cracks: A Sick Stranger, A Police Shooting, and a Town's Silence." A man with paranoid schizophrenia named Daniel Pierce was killed by law enforcement last year and the town of Rangely attemped to keep the story out of the public eye. Niki and Susan talk about what they learned while reporting the story, about rural access to mental health care, insufficient police training, government transparency, and how important the truth is to a community.

Colorado Springs Independent

Kroger has announced that all of their grocery stores, including City Market, King Soopers, and QFC will no longer stock free newspapers starting October 1st. Colorado College journalism professor Corey Hutchins, who covers media for Columbia Journalism Review and Colorado Independent, talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about the impacts and his coverage. You can learn about the Don't Lose Local News petition here

The Colorado Sun

Editor Larry Ryckman is one of ten journalists who left the Denver Post last year to launch a news outlet called The Colorado Sun, which celebrates one year online (and in newspapers around the state) September 10th. KDNK and the Colorado Sun have teamed up, so if you donate to KDNK at the Family Membership level by September 3rd, you can also get a 3-month subscription to the Sun.

Austin Colbert / The Snowmass Sun

Meet Snowmass Sun reporter Maddie Vincent. She's new in the valley, but not new to journalism. In fact, she's the third generation of her family to pursue the profession. KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl asked her about her multiple degrees, why she's excited to cover Snowmass, and quizzed her on when the Snowmass Village town council meets. (She passed, of course.) Tune in to KDNK in Snowmass Village at 99.9FM.

Lucas Turner

Last week local Non-Profit Aspen Journalism hosted a discussion with Richard Tofel, President of ProPublica. The discussion included a long Q&A session with the audience who asked questions ranging from liberal bias in media to the constraints of non-profit news organizations, and more. Click the headline for a list of questions asked and their timestamps.

Gavin Dahl / KDNK

On Booked, host Gavin Dahl is joined by Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism and new KDNK news director Lucas Turner to talk about News That Matters. Brent will host an event with that name on August 13th at Aspen Meadows Albright Pavilion with Richard Tofel of ProPublica. Lucas Turner comes to KDNK after 5 years running CMC Radio, as well as becoming an adjunct faculty member at age 22, and winning the Glen-X startup prize of $10,000 last year for his production company Level Head. 

Raleigh Burleigh

KDNK’s mission is to provide public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. Based in Carbondale, Colorado, KDNK reaches thousands of listeners across nine FM signals and online. We have built a reputation for funky vitality with over 100 volunteer DJs. We are a valued source for news, culture, emergency information, weather, road conditions, ski reports, river reports, lost and found pet reports, and community calendar listings.

KDNK seeks an experienced journalist, open to risk-taking and innovation, who will lead editorial decision making and digital content strategy. Are you ready to get to work amplifying local voices and evoking a strong sense of place? As News Director, you will produce daily broadcast news on deadline and lead investigative coverage to make meaningful impact.

Your News, Your Community was a special live broadcast on Saturday, October 13th, featuring (back row) Will Grandbois of The Sopris Sun, Mark Duggan of KBUT, Caroline Fry of Colorado Common Cause, Paul Larmer of High Country News, Samuel Bernal of Radio La Tricolor, Gavin Dahl of KDNK, and (front row) Raleigh Burleigh of KDNK, John Stroud of The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Amy Hadden Marsh of KDNK, and Niki Turner of The Rio Blanco Herald Times. Thanks to Steve Skinner for sound engineering the live broadcast and taking this picture.

Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois is joined by KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl to talk about the upcoming Your News, Your Community forum on Saturday, October 13th. KDNK and the Colorado Media Alliance will host a conversation with journalists from The Post Independent, The Sopris Sun, High Country News, and Rio Blanco Herald Times, plus Radio Tricolor, KBUT Crested Butte, and KDNK. The event starts at 4pm on Saturday and will be broadcasted live at 5pm.

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Jerry Raehal, has resigned as CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Colorado Press Network, to become publisher for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Rifle Citizen Telegram. For this week’s newsbrief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Jerry about the position.

Gavin Dahl

 


News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews John Colson who after a long career as a Roaring Fork Valley  journalist is retiring from The Sopris Sun. Colson will join KDNK’s Journalism Roundtable Saturday, September 23, at 5pm live on KDNK.