iSeeChange producer,  Julia Kumari Drapkin and biologists, Michael Soule and Chris Floyd take calls from listeners about changing animal populations and behaviors  in Western Colorado.

Pass the Mic reporter, Sadie Miller interviews 11 year old singer-songwriter,  Jaden Carlson.

As the Worm Turns

Aug 14, 2012

“As the Worm Turns” is part of the “Free Range Radio” show that airs every Monday morning on KVNF.  It features an interview with local gardener Lance Swigart at about 10:05 am. Tips and tidbits from these interviews are posted here, and our listeners can make comments and ask Lance questions in the comments forum below.

iSeeChange producer,  Julia Kumari Drapkin and biologists, Michael Soule and Chris Floyd take calls from listeners about changing animal populations and behaviors  in Western Colorado.

Pass the Mic reporter, Athena Peters, speaks to  local artists, Susie Kaldis and Birdie Kuhl of the North Fork Creative Coalition, about their community mural  project and passion.

Local writer, Christy Aschwanden, speaks with 10 year old Pass the Mic reporter, Leaf Michelsen,  about the year she spent practicing the art of living in one place, never venturing more than 100 miles from home.

The San Diego blues duo, Little Hurricane, talks with KVNF DJ, Stephanie Ogburn, at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

Released 7.31.12 Polyvinyl

Sonny Smith recorded a country album after a breakup...When our tummies settle from the chuckle that incites, two things become clear:

  1. The drive to use steel guitar in the midst of pain must be innate
  2. A twang suits Sonny pretty well.

Released 7.24.12  Drag City

If this is your introduction to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, you are meeting a man part-genius, part-indulgent rambler. His score’s of albums under a variety of names (Palace Music, Palace Brothers, Palace, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bonnie Billy, Bonnie 'Blue' Billy, & Will Oldham) are expansive and lonely, romping and snide, and all together strangely harmonious

Kalen Nash // Ukred

Jul 20, 2012

Released 5.29.12  Normaltown Records

Ukred, is exactly as fresh and lamby as its newly-birthed label, Normaltown. An imprint label of New West Records (Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Kristofferson). Normaltown, named for the artists district in it's home town, Athens, GA, was established to grow young talent without immediate expectations.

  • Wildfire Updates, Including New Fire
  • Military Aircraft Join Wildfire Fight
  • Ouray County Cancels Flare Parade and Fireworks
  • Capitol Coverage Of Roan Plateau Ruling
  • New USS Colorado Takes To the Seas
  • Denver Police Officer Slain In Line Of Duty
  • Drought Impacts To Blue Mesa Mirror 2002
  • Region 10 Passes Out $1 Million
  • Colorado Senators Seek Drought Aid To Farmers

Residents in Paonia look to Mount Lamborn every year to gauge whether there will be enough irrigation water in the summer. But with a winter that never came and the earliest, driest spring on record, residents are preparing for drought. Yet 2011 saw record snow and rain? iSeeChange has been talking to citizens and scientists about what's driving extreme weather in the Western Slope and what declining irrigation water means for farmers, ranchers, and residents.

  •   High Park Fire Update (See Evacuation Information Below)
  • West Region Wildfire Council Receives Smokey Bear Award
  • Beetle Kill Trees, More Or Less Flammable?
  • Western Energy Alliance Condemns Proposed Fed Fracking Regs
  • Sand Hill Crane Hunt Off The Table For Now
  • Business Grants Available For Paradox Basin

iSeeChange: Grasshoppers

May 20, 2012
Regna Jones

KVNF’s iSeeChange project wants to know, how is your garden growing this year? Paonia gardener Amy Hayutin has one answer.

The Delta county school district is facing tough challenges this year: A budget shortfall, a controversial district-wide effort to design and implement a new curriculum, new standardized testing, and a search for a new superintendent. Delta county school board president, Tom Mingen, and Director of Curriculum, Connie Vincent, talk about these issues.

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.

Released 2.25.12 Matador

Another hauntingly soft and beautiful turn through the painful past of Mike Hadreas. This time the melodies aren't hung so gauntly on the notes of a singular piano, as with Learning, but fleshed out with a little more instrumentation and collaboration. Back deals with many of the same issues as Learning, but with a tinge of nourishment added to the pallor.

Paonia resident Thea Deley is debuting her one-woman show, “One Nation Divided Over God: One Woman’s Journey from Believer to Blasphemer” (now titled, "Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)" at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on October 14th. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious talked to Deley about the inspiration for the show, and her personal experiences with religion.