Public Affairs

The Geeks get together while keeping distance with several forms of technology, including KDNK's Tieline, a good olde fashioned telephone landline, plus voice chat software called Mumble. Marty joins to help describe some coronavirus-era scams and provide some advice for working remotely.

Katrina Byars

Katrina Byars is a former Carbondale Town Trustee and current democratic candidate for Garfield County’s Board of County Commissioners. She has a Masters of Legal Studies in natural resources and environmental law and is a long-time advocate for healthy communities and healthy public lands. She shares her practices and mindset for maintaining strong leadership amidst the political and social challenges of these times.

Raleigh Burleigh

Casey Piscura is owner of Wild Mountain Seeds, based from Sunfire Ranch just south of Carbondale. He created the nonprofit Seed Peace to promote community-driven seed production and local growing initiatives for resiliency and health. In this interview, he shares his vision and an update from his farm in response to the unfolding coronacrisis.

Whitney Will

Whitney Will is a psychological astrologer, writer, and founder of Starhearth Astrology. She recently completed her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and periodically contributes to The Sopris Sun. Here, she talks about her work and the unfurling transits of our poetic sky.

Lucas Turner

On this month's program, we explore the dynamics of blind people who are being grabbed by sighted people wherever they go. We also receive a guide to 200 Braille trails and sensory gardens, meet the world’s best known blind traveler, get tips on easier ways to find luggage, play a little blind tennis, and get special tips on reducing our chances of getting the Coronavirus.

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Abby Gierke interviews author Beth Macy about her book Dopesick and opioid addiction in America.

Jerome Osentowski and Taylor Algers call-in from the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute to provide an update as to their operations during this time of pandemic. Their conversation focuses on strengthening the immune system and incorporating permaculture practices for community resiliency.

Patty Fox

Ibrahim Bah is Assistant Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University. His general research interest is in theoretical high-energy physics and cosmology exploring the relations between quantum field theories, string theory and gravity via the framework of holography. He’s also interested in fundamental aspects of black holes and their role in nature, all part of a larger research program in high-energy physics whose main goal is to understand a quantum theory of gravity.

Danielle Howard

As our communities face unprecedented challenges with the containment of COVID-19 and subsequent economic disruption, Danielle Howard of Wealth by Design encourages us to take a breath, take inventory and make choices from an abundance mindset.

Andrea Stewart

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrea Stewart joined KDNK by phone to discuss what they're doing to support local businesses and their adaptive strategies during this period of social distancing.

Jill Rubin

Host Jill Rubin joins KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh by phone to chat about the changes that we are collectively experiencing as our communities are asked to slow down and take care.

Garfield County Senior Programs manager Judy Martin joins Diane Johnson on Senior Matters to discuss the census, coronavirus, and upcoming programs and services to promote the well-being, health and independence of our senior community.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

Heather McGregor and Jeff Peterson of the Glenwood Springs Citizens' Alliance join Bill Kight on For Land's Sake to talk about the proposed quarry expansion and their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management.

The Nickel Boys

It's happy hour book club time on KDNK! Erin Go-Book and Ape on the Dink talk about the brutal yet revealing The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Next month's book is the much lighter Calypso by David Sedaris. Read along and call in on April 13 to participate.

Robert Egger

Social entrepreneur Robert Egger returns on The Inner Game to discuss community food system resiliency and soul fitness.

Shifting Gears

Local Tyler Lindsay returns on Shifting Gears to continue a cross-generational conversation with Will Evans about our relationship to this planet mounting uncertainty. This is part 3 of a 3 part series.

Wildlands Network

On February 26 and 27, Wilderness Workshop and ACES hosted Wildlands Network biologists Myles Traphagen and Mirna Manteca to discuss the environmental impacts of President Trump's border wall. Here we present Myles' presentation at Carbondale Middle School. For Mirna's presentation, click here.

The Geeks Get Jaded

Mar 2, 2020

Louie and Matt chat about the latest, including switching to Linux and ditching the major tech companies.

Patty Fox

After postdoctoral work, Wolfgang Ketterle joined the physics faculty at MIT where he is now the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics. He does experimental research in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy and focuses currently on Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases.

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

GarCo Design Works began as a partnership between Garfield County and Colorado Mountain College. AmeriCorps Vista Nicole Westfall and Executive Director Kathleen Norman share details about this sustainability-focused sewing program for TANF participants.

Ask the Vet Explores Responsible Pet Ownership

Feb 20, 2020
Alpine Animal Hospital

Beth Broome and Dr. Melissa Gisleson recognize February as "Responsible Pet Ownership Month."

Raleigh Burleigh/KDNK

Today's guest is Jillian Livingston. As author of Aspen Business Connect, Jillian produces networking events that connect brands with business professionals.

Walter Gallacher Photo

Lucia Ponce Campbell grew amidst the Nicaraguan Revolution and started teaching literacy classes when she was thirteen. Today she teaches young immigrant students English at Glenwood Springs Middle School. Tune in as she describes how she and valley residents help students learn English using their journey stories.

The Geeks talk "slide to type" and later Foreign Correspondent Donna calls in to talk about fire sticks and other jargon. Plus, we answer questions about Catalina and iTunes.

This month on Senior Matters, Diane Johnson speaks with Niki Delson of the Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative and Mary Kenyon with Impact Marketing.

Middle Colorado Watershed Council

This month on For Land's Sake, Bill Kight features the Middle Colorado Watershed Council with updates from Board President Morgan Hill about projects including a new activity and learning center in Rifle. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will return with a showing at the Vaudeville in Glenwood on Thursday, April 2nd and a showing at the Ute in Rifle on Saturday, April 4th.

It's happy hour book club time on KDNK! Erin Go-Book and Ape on the Dink talk about The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Next month's book is The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Read along and call in on March 9 to participate.

Laura Bartels

Gwen speaks with Mindful Life Program Executive Director Laura Bartels about inner sustainability and natural building.

Sustainable Settings

Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings reflects with Will Evans on agriculture as a healing practice.

Garry Schalla

This month on A Weight Off Your Shoulders, Ed Troy interviews Development and Marketing Director for Challenge Aspen Gary Schalla.

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