As the U.S. transitions from a labor- to a knowledge-based economy, rural communities face a huge challenge. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss how rural schools will be at the forefront of that challenge.
The duo Handmade Moments mix modern folk, beat-boxing, a multitude of instruments and political commentary to make for one the best shows you can catch when they tour through Colorado. Joel and Anna stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and talk with Ali Lightfoot about Standing Rock, President Trump and the towns they'll keep going back to.
Our regular host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen are taking a well-deserved winter break. Guest host Peggy Soup is in the studio tonight. She takes a call about echinacea root, and waxes eloquent about a variety of topics. Mom Bonnie & sister Alesha join her for quiet moral support.
A tribute to the late great soul singer Sharon Jones including her music and an interview with Ali Lightfoot conducted in September of 2015. Here Sharon discusses how performing helped her heal after her first cancer diagnosis, how Amy Winehouse stole her act, and how the inmates at Rikers Island encouraged her to pursue a career in music.