Public Affairs

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This week on Everything Under The Sun, Jeanne Souldern previews The Sopris Sun's upcoming youth education program, free for local highschoolers (applications are due at by September 8). Michelle Marlow talks about the First Friday Family Block Party on September 3.

Dr. Duane Vandenbusche. Photo by Larry Meredith.

This week on Everything Under The Sun, Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association board president John Armstrong previews the upcoming annual meeting in Marble. Coloradan historian and keynote guest Dr. Duane Vandenbusche also joins the conversation by phone.

Hiroya Tsukamoto

This week on Everything Under The Sun, renowned guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto stops by to perform a few songs ahead of a show at the Third Street Center.

Fifty-one years ago, Alexandra Yajko was forced to flee her native Poland. Tune in as she reflects on being a refugee as a child and the impact that has had on her life.

Andrew Romanoff

This week on Everything Under The Sun, hosts James Steindler and Jeanne Souldern welcome Andrew Romanoff, executive director of the Family Visitor Programs, to talk about the Glenwood-based nonprofit's work to support families. Later, reporter Ken Pletcher joins from Michigan to chat about his recent letter highlighting the climate changes being witnessed there.

Jennifer Jewell

Sopris Sun Contributing Editor James Steindler is joined by correspondents Genevieve Villamizar and Olivia Emmer to share the news that Olivia was selected for a water journalism fellowship by the Colorado Media Project. Next, author and national award-winning radio host Jennifer Jewell joins to preview her upcoming talk (all about gardening) at Rock Bottom Ranch on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.

This week on Everything Under The Sun, contributors James Steindler and Jeanne Souldern exchange "golden memories" from the 50th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. Then, Jacquelinne Castro joins to talk about her work with el Sol del Valle, The Sopris Sun's weekly Spanish insert.

Anna Voelker

This week on Everything Under The Sun, Anna Voelker, the Aspen Science Center's new executive director, joins host Raleigh Burleigh to talk about their work at the intersection of science and inclusivity.

Mental Health Colorado

Today on Everything Under The Sun, hosts James Steindler and Jeanne Souldern introduce The Sopris Sun's newest freelancer Myki Jones. Then, Dr. Vincent Atchity of Mental Health Colorado joins to talk about new legislation.

Gaden Shartse monks

This week on Everything Under The Sun, John Bruna of the Way of Compassion Center talks about their grand reopening that coincides with a visit from Tibetan monks of the Gaden Shartse Monastery in India.

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This week on Everything Under The Sun, Let Them Roar reflects on their vibrant career as a band, previewing the upcoming release of new tracks and one final show at the 50th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. The audio was recorded on the porch of Cool Brick Studios in Carbondale.

This week on Everything Under The Sun, Raleigh Burleigh and James Steindler welcome Daniela Kohl, founder of the Roaring Fork Valley Bear Coalition.

Ask The Vet: Hot Summer Tips

Jun 17, 2021
Alpine Animal Hospital

Hosts discuss all things summer! Dr. Mellissa Gisleson and nurse Darren give listeners tips on how to keep pups cool this hot summer. More tips on how to keep anxious dogs calm during 4th of July and thunderstorms.

This month, host Abby Gierke speaks with Pitkin County Deputy Anthony Todaro. They cover everything from the start of his career, the department's work with Mountain Rescue, and skiing with Michelle Obama, to the national conversation on policing and the state of policing in our valley.

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The community lost a valley treasure when George Stranahan passed in May. Relisten to this award-winning Immigrant Stories episode, in which George reflects on his life and his quest for community and belonging. Part 1 of the interview was aired on 2/21/2017.  Click here to listen to Part 2.

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Brian Colley hosts Express Yourself to give you a preview!

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It's Ted Zislis! And he joins Diane on Senior Matters to talk about the crew at the Senior Matters Sno-Cone Stand at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. They also talk about sneaker recycling and other local happenings.

The Geeks

Lesson from Louie: Don't strip wires with your teeth! Also in this episode: Apple FaceTime available on a web browser, Modern Marty has photo storage issues, and Amy Hadden Marsh struggles to connect with HughesNet. Foreign Correspondant Donna Dalton makes a suggestion.

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This month, Gwen speaks with Kate Eckman: an athlete, leadership coach, and meditation teacher. Eckman recently published a book, "The Full Spirit Workout: A Ten-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun and Fulfilling Life."

Michael Thompson

This month, host Will Evans speaks with Basalt-based architect Michael Thompson, who’s also a long-time friend of fruit trees. He explains when and how he shifted into a living world story.

In this episode: The Tactile Traveler explores George Floyd Memorial Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota; dives into Paralympic swimming with racer Becca Meyers; and visits High Country Gems and Minerals, a rock shop.

Carbondale Chief of Police Kirk Wilson joins Sopris Sun reporter James Steindler and editor Raleigh Burleigh to provide details about the upcoming "citizens' academy" in June.

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Traci Gurley-Tomashosky is now on the Board of Directors for United Way Battlement to the Bells. She and listeners get to know the organization's new Executive Director, Angela Mills.

Carbondale Arts

The Garden Music Series, curated by MinTze Wu, starts Thursday, May 27th! Hear more about it from Natalie Spears and Alexandra Jerkunica. James Steindler checks in with the Hudson Reed Ensemble and we hear from artist Hunter Hogan.

Pups Just Want to Be Pampered

May 20, 2021
University Animal Clinic an oat bath! On this episode of Ask the Vet, Darren and Dr. Louise Marron tell us more about this and other treatments for our pets' food and environmental allergies.  Also: signs of allergic reactions and methods for allergy testing. And, let's not forget about other reasons to itch: ticks & fleas!

Senior Matters Celebrates Our Furry Friends

May 13, 2021
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 This month on The Inner Game, hear from Barbe Chambliss, a psychotherapist and mediator who aims to wake up the conscious peacemaker in others. She wrote “Women Peacemakers,” directed the Center for Conflict Resolution in Aspen, and she facilitates Restorative Justice Circles in her community.

Will Evans speaks with Katrina Blair about how she celebrates the connection between personal health, wild lands, and source water.

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This time on The Tactile Traveler: what to do if you’re blind and find yourself in an active shooter situation, tips on traveling through cloudbursts, and The Blind Driver’s Challenge--driving over 200 miles per hour.