Public Affairs

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.

Heritage Park

Diane Johnson hosts Senior Matters remotely this month and chats with Brian Zaragoza, Executive Director for Heritage Park Care Center, about what they're doing to limit risks to residents and their families and friends.

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.

For a full transcript of for the deaf, click here. Or go to tinyurl.com/tactile5

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.

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