Michael Oreskes is NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director. He leads an award-winning team of journalists and seasoned newsroom executives who are committed to excellence, innovation and the highest quality reporting and multi-platform storytelling.

Oreskes has 40 years of professional journalism experience, ranging from reporter to senior managing editor, and expertise in shepherding the transition of traditional media to multi-media enterprises. He joined NPR in 2015 following seven years with The Associated Press.

Rufus Du Sol / Bloom / Foreign Family Collective: "Dreamy Vocals, Moody Synths & Driving Kicks" says it all about this group that writes, produces and performs a remarkable array of sound. The 11 tracks are not enough; you will want more!

Artist Title Genre
Graham Nash This Path Tonight Rock Single
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes No Love Like Yours Rock 3 Trax
Great Caesar's Ghost Live At The Stephen Talkhouse Rock Blues
Simo Let Love Show The Way Rock Blues
Savages Adore Life Rock
Freakbass Cincinnati Funk
Rufus Du Sol Bloom Soul Electronica
Johnny Rawls Tiger In A Cage Blues Jazz
Dion NY IS My Home Blues Rock
Aubrie Sellers

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  • Bill aims to improve awareness of I70 chain law
  • Rundown of candidates for local municipal elections

NASA/JPL (Public Domain)

The planet Mercury is the closest planet to our Sun.  Its average distance from the Sun is only 35 million miles. Mercury has the fastest orbital speed in the Solar System…88 days.  Perhaps this is why the planet is named after the speedy messenger to the Roman gods!

Handmade Moments in a horse-drawn wagon
Teya Cranson

Sultry, Sensual, and Sexy: these are words that describe the music of Handmade Moments, aka Anna Horton and Joel Ludford. The Moments, as they are sometimes called, have built a solid reputation for the intricate interplay between their acoustic instruments and their impressive vocals. They've composed a modern sound made of two distinct traditions: folk and jazz.

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  • Names announced for municipal elections in Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Crawford
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  • Group launches full strength beer, wine in grocery stores initiative
  • Congressman Tipton visits Western Slope, stops in Carbondale

Local Motion: TEDx Paonia

Jan 27, 2016

This week, KVNF's Jake Ryan sat down with Alex Johnson and Joanna Calabrese to talk about the upcoming TEDx event in Paonia.  16 speakers will give talks on a range of topics, each with a connection to the North Fork area.  It's the first of it's kind on the Western Slope.


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  • COGCC approves final rule changes from O&G Task Force
  • Snow tire bill committee

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