KDNK Public Affairs

Lyzzi Borkenhagan

In this episode of Chemical World hosts give an introdution to "harm reduction," what it is and how it helps the community. 

Nick Isenberg / The Tactile Traveler

Because of the world wide reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial day, this entire program is guide on what to do if you are at the wrong place at the wrong time and find yourself in the middle of a demonstration or riot that you don’t want to be in. It also provides suggestions if you are in a demonstration by choice. You can find a link to the show's full transcript by clicking the headline.

Amy Hadden Marsh

Last week on the local newscast we aired a story from Juneteenth, where hundreds of people convened in Rifle to protest against police brutality and to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. This special public affairs program dives deeper into the events of that day, and features speeches, chants, and interviews with protestors.

Chemical World Offers a Fresh Perspective on Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Jun 30, 2020
Lyzzi Borkenhagan

Membership Director Kenna Crampton and Peer Recorvery Coach at Mind Spring Health Maggie Seldeen debut their new Public Affairs show Chemical World. This program aims to de-stigmatize drug addiction and mental health,  discuss different recovery models and harm reduction programs and explore evidence based practices in treating addiction. Topics will include the history of drug laws, connections between poverty and drug addiction as well as personal recovery stories. 

John Goodwin is a career peace officer and retired professor of Criminal Justice at Colorado Mountain College. John reflects on his life, the death of George Floyd and the importance of community centered police work.

Raleigh Burleigh

Senior Matters returns for a live episode from the KDNK studio! This month host Diane Johnson discusses senior meal delivery with Mary Kenyon, director of Impact Marketing and founder of "Valley Meals and More."

Jack Hiller, photographer for John Wesley Powell

For Land's Sake host Bill Kight explores the history of our area's original stewards, the Ute Indians. He talks about broken treaties, white 'assimilation' efforts and forced relocations. Bill Kight also discusses the need for reconciliation, and what we as individuals should do about injustice when we're made aware of it.

Gwen Garcelon

The Inner Game returns to the studio once again for a live solo episode. This month host Gwen Garcelon offers words of hope and inspiration in the face of ongoing crisis. She also shares a teaching story from author Charles Eisenstein called "A Gathering of the Tribe."

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On this month's program we explore social distancing when you can't see six feet, or even at all, Philly Touch Tours, guide dog assembly lines and much, much more. You can find a link to the show's full transcript by clicking the headline.

Courtesy Photo

On this month's For Land's Sake, host Bill Kight speaks with old friend Kevin Warner, who started his new job as the head of the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest on December 2nd, 2019.

The Women's Voices Project Reflects on Lockdown with 'The Collective Pause'

May 12, 2020
VOICES

Before COVID-19, local arts organization VOICES was working towards its second annual Women's Voices Theater project. 8 local women taking the stage with work they created. This is important because women's work is produced 1/5th as often as men's on stage.  Unfortunately VOICES had to postpone the event to Mother's Day, 2021. But they wouldn't let the pandemic have the final say! To provide an outlet for these performers, they produced a special podcast titled "The Collective Pause" that aired on Mother's Day. It features work from Suzie Brady, Vanessa Porras, Renee Prince, Natalie Spears, Marcia Weese and MinTze Wu. All reflecting on their experience with lockdown. Some more serious pieces, some humor - all heart.

Colorado Fiscal Institute

KDNK News Director Lucas Turner speaks with Senior Economist Chris Stiffler about his report What 10 Charts Can Tell Us About How Recessions Affect Colorado. The report from Colorado Fiscal Institute covers state revenue, family income, Medicaid enrollments and more.

Richard Rhinehart

In this special edition of Valley Voices. Lucas Turner talks to Richard Rhinehart with the Colorado Cave Survey about the discovery of "Witches' Pantry" and how the cave could play a role in the fight to oppose Rocky Mountain Resources' proposed Quarry Expansion. Click the headline for more images of the cave.

Robert Egger

Host Gwen Garcelon shares Part 1 of a conversation recorded with visionary social entrepreneur Robert Egger in 2009. Part 2 of this conversation aired on June 6, 2019.

The program Geek Speak returns for a new year. DNA testing starts the conversation. Later, a caller wants to know more about so-called "fake news."