Ali Lightfoot

Program Director

Ali Lightfoot began her career in television production where she hired cast and crew, managed budgets and assisted in all aspects of production and post-production on a wide variety of projects. She has worked in a more creative capacity as well: acting, directing and writing for TV, film and radio.

Ali became KVNF's program director in 2009.  She produces and develops programming for KVNF as well as training and scheduling more than 70 volunteer DJs.   Ali produces radio documentaries and directs the youth reporting project "Pass the Mic," where young reporters (ages 8-12) create film and radio documentaries about their community.  

Email: ali (at) kvnf.org

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MUSIC
11:54 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Talkin Music: Zach Deputy

Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as "island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul."   Ali Lightfoot interviewed Zach at the 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest.

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MUSIC
11:10 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Talkin Music: The Record Company

KVNF's Amber McDaniel speaks with Chris Voss of LA based blues band  The Record Company.

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COMMUNITY
10:52 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Local Motion: KVNF History

KVNF Founder Campbell Stanton, 1979

A special program to celebrate KVNF's 35th Birthday.  Explore the history of KVNF with station founder Campbell Stanton, former staffers Patrick Webb, Jeff Reynolds and Sally Kane, and longtime volunteers Liz Lilian and Felix Belmont. They share stories about the station's first broadcast and studio and discuss KVNF's mission to serve the community.  Explore the past and find out what these longtime supporters hope for the future.

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MUSIC
4:58 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Talkin Music: Wendy Woo

Colorado musician Wendy Woo speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot.

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ENVIRONMENT
12:12 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Scientist Amory Lovins Talks Energy

Physicist and environmental scientist Amory Lovins has worked in the field of energy policy for over 40 years. He speaks with  KVNF's  Jake Ryan about the changing energy landscape around the world.

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ENTERTAINMENT
3:54 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Clay Jenkinson of The Thomas Jefferson Hour Comes To Colorado

KVNF's Cynthia Hines interviews the award winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson, who portrays Thomas Jefferson on the popular program The Thomas Jefferson Hour.

Jenkinson will be in Montrose on Saturday performing as John Wesley Powell, an explorer of the American West during the 1800's. 

On Sunday Jenkison will tape a live Thomas Jefferson Hour fundraiser in Telluride. 

For more information visit: http://www.jeffersonhour.com/schedule

The Thomas Jefferson Hour airs on Sundays at 3 p.m. on KVNF. 

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MUSIC
11:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Talkin Music: Patrick Sweany

Musician Patrick Sweany packs a serious punch combining  old school blues, rock, soul, country and folk.   KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with the  musician after his third show of the day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. 

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MUSIC
4:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Talkin Music: Shakey Graves

Credit Ali Lightfoot

Austin singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Shakey Graves  speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his new CD - “And the War Came."    Ali caught up with the 27 year old musician backstage at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival. 

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MUSIC
12:44 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Talkin Music: Jim Lauderdale

Americana artist, Jim Lauderdale speaks with Ali Lightfoot at the San Juan String Fest.

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ENVIRONMENT
1:53 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Local Motion: Wayne Ranney

Geologist Wayne Ranney knows the Colorado Plateau like no other. With a career that started accidentally at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the early 1970's he has since scrambled his way across all corners of the Colorado Plateau to a fresh geologic vantage of this remarkable region. Wayne sat down with KVNF' s JT Thomas to talk about his rock work near and far.

For more information about Wayne' s work on the Colorado Plateau and international field programs, visit www.wayneranney.com

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MUSIC
12:22 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Talkin Music: Baskery

The three sisters that make up the Swedish band, Baskery,  stop by KVNF to play some tunes and chat with KVNF's Willie Chicken.

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ENVIRONMENT
5:12 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Wild Neighbors: Black Bears

KVNF takes a looks at the recent increase of bear sightings in local towns and neighborhoods.  Find out how you can prevent bears from visiting and how to handle a bear that keeps coming back.  

Ali Lightfoot hosts this episode of "Wild Neighbors" with guests:

Brenda Miller,  a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at the non-profit Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue.   Brenda runs this wildlife rehab facility outside Olathe where she is involved in direct care and rehabilitation of wildlife, providing educational outreach programs, fundraising,  and training for veterinarians. 

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MUSIC
9:50 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Talkin Music: San Juan String Fest

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot,  Rick Watts and Thomas Smith are joined by Jack Young of the Chipeta Solar Springs Lodge to discuss the upcoming KVNF fundraiser.  Hear music from John Cowan, Grant Farm, Jim Lauderdale and Drew Emmitt, just some of the performers at this year's fest.

For tickets to this event visit: http://sanjuanstringfest.com/

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MUSIC
4:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Talkin Music: Kevin Russell

Credit John Gutierrez

Shinyribs front man Kevin Russell plays some tunes and chats with Ali Lightfoot and Willie Chicken.

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MUSIC
11:33 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Talkin Music: Kipori Woods

Blues man Kipori Woods stops by the KVNF studios before his show at the  Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

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MUSIC
9:49 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Local Motion: Backyard Concert

Marisa Anderson playing a backyard concert in Paonia.
Credit Andrew Cullen

Folk and blues guitarist, Marisa Anderson and alternative country artist, Jesse Hadden chat with Ali Lightfoot before their backyard performance in Paonia.

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MUSIC
3:55 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Talkin Music: Orion Freeman

Singer songwriter, Orion Freeman stops by and plays a few songs before his show in Paonia.   Local musician, David Alderdice joins him on drums.

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COMMUNITY
2:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Pass the Mic: Hearing Hinsdale

Hearing Hinsdale:  An Oral History of Mining  was a six-week summer camp that took place in 2013.  It was designed to capture the stories of community members involved in historic and current mining activities in Hinsdale County.  The reporters,  ages 10 to 14,  collected oral histories of residents who have worked in three mines critical to Hinsdale County's growth.  The program mirrored KVNF's  Pass the Mic youth radio program.

Interviews include:

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MUSIC
8:57 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Talkin Music: Kid Kotowich

Canadian musician Kid Kotowich stopped by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk about her  stint as a jazz trombonist and vocalist for The Happy Pals – a well known jazz band in Toronto. 

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