Clay Masters joined the Iowa Public Radio newsroom as a correspondent in 2012.  He covers the statehouse when the legislature is in session, and reports on a variety of topics the rest of the year. Clay is an award-winning multi-media journalist whose radio stories have been heard on various NPR and American Public Media programs. His television documentaries have aired on PBS stations across the country. He’s also a regular contributor to NPR’s arts desk, covering indie music news.

Clay is a Nebraska native and worked for Nebraska Public Radio and Television (NET) before coming to IPR. He was one of the founding reporters of Harvest Public Media, the CPB-funded Local Journalism project covering agriculture in the Midwest.

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker is a short feature created by Angus Stocking, whose intention is to loosen the listener's grip on fixed beliefs, so that more pleasant beliefs can be selected and implemented. In addition to Confessions, Angus also publishes essays on his blog, OtherBS.com, and has contributed essays to BoingBoing.net. His Kindle ebook, also titled Confessions of a Heavy Thinker, is available on Amazon for a very reasonable sum.

Angus Stocking is a writer and recovering Christian cultist interested in metaphysics, fringe philosophy, and the myriad forms of human spirituality. Learn more about him at his website, OtherBS.com.

Capitol Coverage
10:33 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Economic Development Bill Preview

Flanked by Democratic leaders at the statehouse – Governor John Hickenlooper outlined his top job creation priorities for the upcoming legislation session and previewed the first house bill that will be introduced on Wednesday. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Local Government
10:18 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Olen Lund Ends 8-year Tenure as County Commissioner

Outgoing Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund.
Credit Mart Durlin

Delta County Commissioner Olen Lund left his county office on Monday. He served two four-year terms, the maximum allowed. During a break in his last regular commissioner’s meeting, Lund took time out to reflect on his tenure with KVNF’s Marty Durlin.

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Local Newscast
8:33 am
Tue January 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Headlines:

  • Oil and gas commission sets new rules and regulations
  • Paonia resident Olen Lund finishes service as Delta commissioner
  • Governor Hickenlooper identifies top priorities in new session
  • Delta Hospital gets top rating for second year in a row
  • Fruita wins GOCO grant to finish bike park
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A native of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Peter Sagal attended Harvard University and subsequently squandered that education while working as a literary manager for a regional theater, a movie publicist, a stage director, an actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video, a travel writer, an essayist, a ghost writer for a former adult film impresario and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine.

Sugar's Picks
12:24 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Sugar's Picks Jan 7, 2013

Take a look at our Current Favorites and click below to check out the New Releases at KVNF for the week of Jan 7, 2013

New Releases Jan 7, 2013

Artist Title Genre
Madeleine Peyroux Changing All Those Changes Jazz Pop Single
Tristan Prettyman Say Anything Rock Single
Eels New Alphabet Rock
Various Artists A&R Sampler/Republic Records Dec 2012 Rock Pop Urban
Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite Get Up Blues Rock
Paul Sammons Suitcase Muse EP Blues Rock
Paul Sammons Woke Up This Mornin' Blues Rock
Buddy Guy Live At Legends Blues Rock
Davis Coen Hard Luck Cafe Blues
Western Slope Skies
10:52 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Winter Sun

Do you know when the Earth is nearest the sun?  It’s January 4th, during what is typically the coldest part of our winter.   Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s rotation axis, not by our distance from the sun.

When the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun in late December and January we experience deep winter, while the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and experiencing summer. 

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