Public Affairs

KDNK offers a variety of public affairs programming weekday afternoons in the 4:00 hour. All are hosted by volunteers.

Ask the Vet Talks Parasites

May 16, 2019
Alpine Animal Hospital

Dr. Liz Foster joins host Beth Broome to inform listeners about parasites: the myths and latest advice.

Claudio Pawl

On today's show, Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett interviews Claudia Pawl, managing director for Mezcla Socials. Mezcla Socials is a new latin-style dance group that meets at The Launchpad on Thursdays at 7:30 and ocassionally invites teachers for special workshops.

Peter Wohlleben

April Spaulding and Erin Galbreath, along with guest Susie Brady, discuss The Hidden Life of Trees, part of author Peter Wohlleben's The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy.

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This month's guest on Senior Matters is Brian Zaragoza, the new executive director at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. Brian shares about how Heritage Park is empowering lives and restoring independence for our senior community.

Steve and Joel Fotion of Fotion's Gym return to A Weight Off Your Shoulders to provide details for the upcoming 2nd Annual Crown Mountain Strongman Championship.

The Geeks

Between answering calls, KDNK's Geekspeak shares the latest in tech, including Amazon's venture into package delivery, and gives tips for safeguarding passwords.

Robert Egger

Host Gwen Garcelon shares Part 1 of a conversation recorded with visionary social entrepreneur Robert Egger in 2009. Part 2 oif this conversation will air on June 6, 2019.

The Sopris Sun

On this week's edition of Everything Under the Sun, Genevieve Villamizar talks about the "Bonedale G-Squad," Carbondale's new Garden Squad, Town Arborist Mike Callas shares details for the annual Arbor Day Celebration and Natalie Rae gives the low-down for this year's Dandelion Day.

Will Evans

 

Dick Lamm,

 

38th Governor of Colorado,

 

reflects as an elder

 

on the

 

“Law of Unintended Consequences”

 

and our relationship

 

with

 

Colorado Mountain College

On this month's CMC Community Stories, host Seth Goddard features Kathryn Regjo, Vice President and Campus Dean, Vail Valley and soon to be Colorado Mountain College VP for Academic Affairs, Rob Martin, Dean of the Isaacson School of Communications, Arts & Media, and CMC student Alex Ferreira who is an Olympic silver medalist and XGames gold medalist. As always, Frank Martin holds it down on the acoustic guitar. 

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Filmmaker James Knight was one of fifty people from around the US who participated in the 2019 Sacred Peace Walk from Las Vegas, NV to the Nevada National Security Site. In this week's Valley Voices, he talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about his experiences as a longtime peace activist.

Rocking TT Bar

Let's Talk is a new show on KDNK with producer and host Jill Rubin. Her inaugural guests are José Miranda of Rocking TT Bar and Erin Cuseo of Erin's Acres.

Avery Ecological Design

In August of 2018, following months of intense drought in Colorado, water specialist Avery Ellis shared permaculture practices and strategies with Living Permaculture.

Ajay Gopinathan joined UC Merced just as it opened and served as one of the founding members of the faculty, helping build undergraduate and graduate programs in Physics as well as interdisciplinary centers and institutes on campus.

Courtesy Photos

Today's show features AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers Kaylee Peterson, who serves at Family Visitor Programs, and Bo Blodgett, who serves at Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork.

Ask the Vet Talks Equine Care

Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Chuck Maker joins Beth Broome to talk about caring for horses.

Walter Gallacher

Brigette Heller was ten years old in 1945 when allied forces leveled her town of Magdeburg, Germany. She shares her memories of a time she will never forget.

Guest Tanner Stirrat joins Matt McBrayer to discuss the European Union's Articles 11 and 13 and what changes those may bring to the Internet. 

Peter Heller

Best-selling author Peter Heller joins Bill Kight on For Land's Sake to talk about his new book The River.

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Illene Pevec, PhD created award winning school garden projects to bring the wisdom and healing of the Earth to children. She is the author of Growing a Life and is a specialist in educational reform centered on experiential garden-based learning. This is part 2 of her conversation with Gwen, for Part 1 click here

The Geeks

April Fools! Matt and Louie explain "Poe's Law" and share some April Fools fun. Plus, Japanese talking toilets?

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Michael Thompson, local architect and president of Fat City Farmers, discusses a community conversation series that focuses on creating a "People's Economy" in the Roaring Fork Valley. The group will convene twice next month, on April 1 and April 18, at the Basalt Regional Library from 5 to 7pm.

Patty Fox

 

On this month's edition of Radio Physics, we hear from Smitha Vishveshwara, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Smitha is bringing physics and the arts together with a focus on her two favorite subjects, the quantum world and the cosmos.

Jill Pidcock of The ARC of the Central Mountains joins Traci Gurley-Tomashosky to share about her advocacy organization.

Ask the Vet and "Free-Free" Vet Visits

Mar 21, 2019
Alpine Animal Hospital

Host Beth Broome and Dr. Marron of Alpine Animal Hospital talk about the "fear free" trend, making visits to the vet as minimally stressful for the animal as possible.

Walter Gallacher Photo

Ed Grange is the son of Italian Immigrants. He grew up on a farm outside of Basalt in the 1930's without electricity. Here, he shares with Walter Gallacher about his career at Holy Cross Energy and tells the backstory of how Vail got started.

The Geeks give details about Google Chrome's "zero-day vulnerability," providing tips for password security and answering live calls with tech questions.

This month's episode of For Land's Sake features a conversation with Karin Teague, Executive Director of the Independence Pass foundation.

The Inner Game Features Illene Pevec

Mar 8, 2019
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Carbondale resident Illène Pevec, PhD, author of “Growing a Life", initiated her first award-winning school gardening program in 1998 at an elementary school in Vancouver, Canada. Since then, she has gained national and international recognition for her work.

The Geeks

This month's episode of Geek Speak warns against accepting phone calls from someone representing "the Internet." And the Geeks answer your general tech questions.
 

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

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