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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 Turns Mic on For Land's Sake Host Bill Kight

Oct 13, 2020

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
Hannah-Hunt Moeller

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.

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.

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