Jane Ciabattari is the author of the short-story collection Stealing The Fire. Her reviews, interviews and cultural reporting have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, the Paris Review, the Boston Globe, The Guardian, Bookforum, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. She is a former president of the National Book Critics Circle.

Michael Schaub is a writer, book critic and regular contributor to NPR Books. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Portland Mercury and The Austin Chronicle, among other publications. A native of Texas, he now lives in Portland, Ore.

Krista joined KAZU in 2007.  She is an award winning journalist with more than a decade of broadcast experience.  Her stories have won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and honors from the Northern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.  Prior to working at KAZU, Krista reported in Sacramento for Capital Public Radio and at television stations in Iowa.  Like KAZU listeners, Krista appreciates the in-depth, long form stories that are unique to public radio. She's pleased to continue that tradition in the Monterey Bay Area.

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Fri December 28, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, December 28, 2012

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Headlines:

  • West Elk Mine Expansion Approved By BLM
  • Curbing Gun Violence, A Discussion
  • Record Gun Sales In Colorado Overwhelms Background Checks
  • Hotel Jerome Gets Facelift

Capitol Coverage
8:14 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Curbing Gun Violence, a Discussion

Curbing gun violence will be one of the hotly debated issues at the state capitol when lawmakers return on January 9th. As part of our capitol conversation series statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at some of the ideas being circulated.

Listen to the discussion.

ENTERTAINMENT
8:12 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Listen: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

On Christmas Day, KVNF broadcasted a live recording of  It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, a recent production by Paonia Players. The play was performed at the Paradise Theater with rave reviews from December 7-9. Listen to it now at your leisure!

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Capitol Coverage
9:19 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Next Majority Leader Previews State Legislative Session

Democratic state lawmaker Mark Ferrandino will make history next legislative session by becoming Colorado’s first gay speaker of the house. Bente Birkeland sat down with him to discuss his priorities for the session, and his new role.

Listen to Bente's report.

Local Newscast
9:15 am
Thu December 27, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, December 27, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Next Speaker of the House Previews State Legislative Session
  • State Distilleries Exploding In Number
  • Arkansas River Water Users Holding Their Breath

Capitol Coverage
8:41 am
Wed December 26, 2012

House Minority Leader Discusses Leg Session

Republicans in Colorado are coming off a difficult election after losing control of the Colorado state house. Bente Birkeland talked to the next house minority leader Republican Mark Waller to see how he’ll motivate his caucus during the session and work with Democrats.

Listen to the Interview.

Local Newscast
8:35 am
Wed December 26, 2012

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Headlines:

  • Ski industry seeks international tourists
  • House Minority Leader discusses Legislative issues

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