Julia Kumari Drapkin http://kvnf.org en iSeeChange: A Climate Connection for Breakfast http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-climate-connection-breakfast-1 <p>So, what happens, when a family of ranchers and coal miners sit down for breakfast with a climate scientist from NASA, to talk about global warming and drought? For iSeeChange and KVNF, Julia Kumari Drapkin found out.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:07:22 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 8465 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: A Climate Connection for Breakfast iSeeChangeCast http://kvnf.org/post/iseechangecast <p>Last week the iSeeChange Almanac launched online. For KVNF and iSeeChange, Julia Kumari Drapkin reports on what people saw changing:</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:46:14 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 5541 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChangeCast iSeeChange: The Big Power of Tiny Microbes http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-big-power-tiny-microbes <p>Organic Farmer, Greg Cranson, wants to know how microbes in the soil of plants helps improve plant life, especially during these uncertain times for irrigation water. iSeeChange takes a look at the big powers of tiny microbes to negotiate water with plants--they may even play a role in the weather.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:24:13 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 5068 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: The Big Power of Tiny Microbes iSeeChange: Bumper Harvest http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-bumper-harvest <p>Bark beetles flourish with dry warm weather, which makes 2012 the perfect year for them to take advantage of weakened pine trees. But this year's record setting warm dry&nbsp;weather made for a surprise bumper crop among fruit tree farmers in the North Fork Valley. For iSeeChange and KVNF, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a look at what changes in this year's growing season boosted the bumper.</p><p><font size="3">Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of&nbsp;Localore, a nationwide&nbsp;production of AIR&nbsp;designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. &nbsp;&nbsp;KVNF was selected as&nbsp;one of &nbsp;only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at <a href="http://airmediaworks.org" target="_blank">airmediaworks.org</a>.&nbsp;Localore is&nbsp;funded by the Corporation for Public&nbsp;Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.&nbsp;Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced <a href="http://TheAlmanac.org" target="_blank">TheAlmanac.org</a> with iSeeChange.</font></p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 22:07:43 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 3380 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Bumper Harvest iSeeChange: Spiders http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-spiders <p>It’s Halloween. Costumes are ready, the candy is bought, and houses are decked out with pumpkins and scary decorations. Some of those decorations include black cats, bats, and spider webs. In the last couple of months, residents on the Western Slope have reported to KVNF’s iSeeChange Project they’ve been seeing more spiders than usual this fall, particularly BLACK WIDOW spiders. Reporter Julia Kumari Drapkin has this story.</p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:33:06 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 2267 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Spiders iSeeChange: Multimedia Presentation http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-multimedia-presentation <h3>Stories of change in the KVNF listening area, produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin and Jordan Schevene.</h3><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-2nXXo7gTM&amp;feature=player_embedded</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0CxrUoZHDs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDj1eEK_q3U</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1WpWhnNzxo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHMy_xHe-lg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrHvn-xLEcE</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:27:23 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 3981 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Wildflowers http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-wildflowers <p></p><p>It’s Labor Day. As people celebrate the last weekend of summer, KVNF’s Julia Kumari Drapkin and the iSeeChange project takes a look back at how the timing of flowers this season has affected backyard gardens, backcountry ecology, and even people’s back pockets.</p><p>iSeeChange is produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin and brought to you by KVNF and Localore, a national public media initiative. If you like what you hear, you can like the iSeeChange <a href="http://www.facebook.com/iSeeChange" target="_blank">facebook page</a> and participate in the conversation.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:33:21 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 909 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Wildflowers iSeeChange: Oldtimers Special http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-oldtimers-special <p>iSeeChange producer, Julia Kumari Drapkin, speaks with with local old timers Dallas and June Harding and others. Having lived and worked the land in the area for decades, they give us their observations on change in the area over time.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:42:23 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 810 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Oldtimers Special iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-mosquitoes-and-west-nile <p>Last week, the Delta County Health department reported three additional cases of West Nile Virus among residents. That brings the total number of confirmed and suspect human cases of the virus in the county to 20–most of which have resulted in uncomplicated fever. Most of the reported cases have been in the Delta and North Fork areas, and on Saturday, the town of Hotchkiss sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a closer look at why mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are thriving in a DROUGHT year and whether community efforts to spray late in the season will pay off.</p><p></p><p></p><p><font size="3">Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of&nbsp;Localore, a nationwide&nbsp;production of AIR&nbsp;designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. &nbsp;&nbsp;KVNF was selected as&nbsp;one of &nbsp;only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at <a href="http://airmediaworks.org" target="_blank">airmediaworks.org</a>.&nbsp;Localore is&nbsp;funded by the Corporation for Public&nbsp;Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.&nbsp;Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced <a href="http://TheAlmanac.org" target="_blank">TheAlmanac.org</a> with iSeeChange.</font></p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:07:22 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 3897 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile iSeeChange: Animals http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-animals <p>iSeeChange producer,&nbsp; Julia Kumari Drapkin and biologists, Michael Soule and Chris Floyd take calls from listeners about changing animal populations and behaviors&nbsp; in Western Colorado.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:40:18 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 910 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Animals