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Eric Petrocco was born during the pandemic of 1918 in the mining town of Lime, Colorado. He grew up in Marble and was drafted into the Army in 1941. In this interview, Eric remembers his life in mining towns and his near death experiences as a soldier in World War II.

Diane Johnson

Today on Senior Matters, DeDe Osborn joins Diane Johnson to talk about CBD for seniors. 

Roderick O’Connor

Roderick O’Connor  shares about his 21 years in law enforcement. He is also an aikido master who got into policing to contribute to peoples' lives and to "touch their souls."

Ask the Vet

Jane Bachrach is joined by Dr. Chuck Maker to share advice for keeping our animals well during the intense August heat and recent prominence of thick smoke in the area.

Local elder, retired medical doctor and host of Shifting Gears William Evans has released Circulating Source Water. This monograph incorporates science, history and spirit to inform our predicament and offer new stories for life and healing on Earth. The book is available online and at Mana Foods in Carbondale.

The Geeks

Grizzly Creek Fire Deputy Incident Commander Evans Kuo joins Geekspeak hosts Louie and Matt to describe fire imaging tech.

Ellen Stapenhorst

Local musician Ellen Stapenhorst has been entertaining audiences for decades. This year, she had the unique challenge of crafting a song encouraging folks to complete their census forms. Also joining Diane Johnson on this musical edition of Senior Matters, Rachel Brenneman with the Aspen to Parachute Complete Count Committee gives an update about this year's deadline. You can complete the census online or by calling 844-330-2020.

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Local writer Genevieve J. Villamizar is a regular on For Land's Sake. This month, she shares with Bill Kight her role as Artemis Ambassador through the National Wildlife Federation. This involves fostering community among girl and women anglers, archers, hunters and conservationists.

Dee Crouch

Dee Crouch retired from medicine and the Emergency Room and discovered hot blown glass.  He learned his creative visions were made possible with new skills in balance, communication and teamwork.

The Geeks

This month on Geekspeak, foreign correspondent Donna Dalton graduates to co-host in the absence of Louie Girardot. Topics include migrating away from Microsoft, TikTok, articifial intelligence and more.

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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.

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."

Rob Hopkins

Author Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the international Transition Towns movement. This is part 2 of his discussion with Steph Syson and Jrome Osentowski to share the ideas behind his latest book From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want.

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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.

Shifting Gears

On March 25, 2015, Will Evans interviewed Boulder's Horizons K-8 School Principal John McCluskey. We highlight this interview today to revisit John's wise words about council.

This month on Ask the Vet Dr. Liz Foster and Vet Tech Emily Yannarella outline facts regarding transmission of COVID-19 through domestic pets. A caller asks about a finnicky cat who doesn't like her kidney-friendly diet. Our hosts also discuss COVID-19 safety protocols in veterinary clinics, and the impacts that the pandemic has had on pets, and the services they need.

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Since the onset of COVID-19 and amidst so much crisis, it has felt crass to be thinking about hope. It is, however, a word we use all the time. "I hope it's sunny tomorow." "I hope there's ice cream in the freezer." Hope seems to be part of the farbic of humanity, but what does it really mean in this greater sense? What does hope look like during a pandemic?

 

Hear reflections on hope from local community and spiritual leaders including Lisa Goddard of Roaring Fork Insight; Reverend Laurie Bushbaum of Two Rivers Universialist Unitarian; Rabbi Emily Segal of the Aspen Jewish Congregation; Eaden Shantay of True Nature Healing Arts; and Carol Grace, licensed marriage and family therapist.

 

 

Meet Greg Peterson, a sustainability innovator who created the Urban Farm on his 12,000 sq ft property in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona. His entirely regenerative and edible landscape produces a steady flow of fruit and vegetables year-round, and allows him to teach others about urban farming through his platform at urbanfarm.org. Greg talks about the spiritual orientation and choices that guide and nurture his work in the world.

Shifting Gears

In 2008, Dr. Will Evans interviewed Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. For part two of this interview, click here.

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On today’s program we look at: an increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome symptoms for some people who are social distancing and the way we might be able to reduce that increase, an interview with last year’s winner of the James Holman prize for blind ambition, a way to prevent hurting your back if you’re blind in one eye, a cell phone accessory that takes stress out of traveling, and tips on how to keep your guide dog and pet dogs in tip-top shape while social distancing.

Patty Fox

Jacob Bourjaily is a theoretical physicist at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Jacob completed his PhD in 2011 at Princeton Unviersity after which he spent three years at Harvard University as a Junior Fellow. The primary focus of Jacob's research is quantum field theory: connecting theory to experiment. Here, he explains why predictions made using quantum theory are often surprisingly simple in form.

Habitat for Humanity

On this month's show, Traci interviews Bo Blodgett, whose work as an AmeriCorps VISTA has evolved into employment as housing development analyst at Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley. Bo also provides an update about the ReStore virtual adaptation.

Rob Hopkins

Author Rob Hopkins is co-founder of the international Transition Towns movement. He joins Steph Syson and Jrome Osentowski to share the ideas behind his latest book From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want.

The Geeks

The Geeks overcome the challenges of our days to provide important technical knowledge to KDNK listeners.

Alpine Equine Hospital

Dr. Chuck Maker and Jane Bachrach host a COVID-centric Ask the Vet focusing mostly on horses.

Aspen Business Connect

Jillian Livingston of Aspen Business Connect joins Jill Rubin on Let's Talk to reflect on the challenges of COVID-19 and the new paradigm emerging for community and business.

Bill Kight

On this month's For Land's Sake, host Bill Kight shares his love for poetry and shares several evocative favorites.

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