Public Affairs

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Local farmers have needed to adapt to a strange business year this growing season. This month on Living Permaculture, Harper Kaufman talks about her business Two Roots Farm in Basalt. With the onset of COVID-19, she switched from selling at farmer's markets in Aspen to relying on her neighbors and CSA members--and she's enjoyed the change.

Highwater Farm

On United Way Cares, Farm Director Sara Tymczyszyn and Farm Program & Events Coordinator Anna Thomas reflect on Highwater Farm's first season. They chat with host Traci about the successes of the year, the huge roles their volunteers play, and plans for next year. Plus, Anna explains her swift transition from the PeaceCorps in Senegal to the garden in Silt. 

Pet Cancer Awareness Month on Ask The Vet

Nov 19, 2020
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Do you know about pet-friendly sunscreen? A caller hears about this and other ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer in our pets from Alpine Animal Hospital veterinarian hosts Dr. Louise Marron and Darren Houser.

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What comes to mind when you think of a librarian? Man? Woman? Old? Young? This month on Other Plans, unlearn the myths of the stereotype with Basalt Regional Library's Youth Services Librarian, Caroline Cares.

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Brisa Chavez is Garfield County's 2020 recipient of the Humanitarian Award for Community Empowerment. Here she describes the challenges and threats the Coronavirus poses for immigrant families in the County's communities.

The Geeks

Louie Girardot and Matt McBrayer are KDNK's trusted geeks. In this week's show, they encourage critical engagement with news media and remind listeners to jiggle their cables and restart devices. Donna calls to talk about Google Lens.

Geekspeak airs twice monthly on KDNK. It's a live call-in tech show with Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, Foreign Correspondent Donna, and occasional special guests. Hear past episodes here.

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This month, Senior Matters falls on Veterans Day! Diane calls up retired U.S. Airforce Colonel Gregory J. Rosenmerkel to talk about service and the evolution of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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In December 2019, Bill Kight interviewed author John F. Ross about The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's Perilous Journey and His Vision for the American West.

Alya Howe

This month on The Inner Game, Gwen catches up with local performing artist Alya Howe who is a local dancer and storyteller, among other things. They talk about her spiritual background, ways she seeks peace, and the power of storytelling.

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Elizabeth Herald explains how she grew from a childhood connection with nature to a new level of aliveness at age ten and eventually the opportunity to listen to a gray whale in a Baja California birthing lagoon.

The Geeks

This week on Geekspeak, the Geeks strategize dealing with spam and other unwanted messages inundating your inbox. They also delve into cyber attacks on hospitals and voting records, just in time for the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Stephanie Syson

This month on Living Permaculture, host Stephanie Syson is interviewed by KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about her upcoming plans in Puerto Rico and what first drew her into permaculture.

LIFT-UP

LIFT-UP Executive Director Angela Mills and newly-hired AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Program Manager Sophia Gielink share about recent efforts to address food insecurity in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Peggy Chain

On this new public affairs show, host Abby Gierke takes us into the lives of locals, what they do all day for work, and how it affects their lives. Her first guest is Peggy Chain of Mountainside Sewing.

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Ernie Gerbaz is the grandson of the Gerbazs and the Arbaneys who came to the Valley in the 1890s. Here he remembers growing up in Coal Basin and the life of Italian immigrants in the early 1900's.

The Geeks

Matt McBrayer is a new father! Louie gives him congratulations and the two talk tech. 

Ask the Vet Observes Pet Obesity Awareness Month

Oct 15, 2020
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Alpine Animal Hospital veterinarians Angela Durkac and Darren Houser inform listeners about pet obesity: it's consequences and methods for prevention.

Diane Johnson

Nutritionist Marcey Robinson calls in from a hair appointment to chat diabetes management with Diane Johnson.

KDNK News reporter Kathleen Shannon interviews For Land's Sake host Bill Kight about the spirit of his show and views on the future of our public lands.

Michael Thompson

This month on Shifting Gears, architect and local food advocate Michael Thompson explains how his daughter’s sensitivity alerted him to a change in the source water that they drink.

"Fresh Eyes" Premiers on KDNK

Sep 29, 2020
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On Fresh Eyes, Roaring Fork Valley newcomers Hannah-Hunt and Gabrielle look to long-time residents for their thoughts on the ways of the Roaring Fork Valley. In today's episode we ask: Does the Roaring Fork Valley have a signature garment?

Alpine Legal Services

Alpine Legal Services Executive Director Jennifer Wherry and AmeriCorps VISTA Caleb Kvale catch-up with Traci on United Way Cares to provide details about their intiatives for meeting the economic crisis spurred by this pandemic. Particularly, they talk about a program to avoid evictions by mitigating conflict between landlords and tenants.

Jerome Osentowski

This month on Living Permaculture, Stephanie Syson chats with Jerome Osentowski of the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute and tours his forest garden greenhouse.

The Geeks

Louie and Matt share the latest in tech on Geekspeak, including trends and tips in equipment sanitation.

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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.

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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.

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