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
9:52 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Talkin Music: Sean Barna

Drummer-turned-songwriter Sean Barna speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his recently released EP "Cutter Street."

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ENVIRONMENT
3:19 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Local Motion: History of Solar Energy

Solar historian and author John Perlin speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his book "Let It Shine" which delves into the rich and often unknown history of solar energy dating back several millennia ago.

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MUSIC
12:08 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Talkin Music: The Dustbowl Revival

The Dustbowl Revival is a consortium of folk, jazz, bluegrass and swing music makers.  KVNF's  Ali Lightfoot speaks with band leader Zach Lupetin. 

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MUSIC
2:52 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

Credit Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with their latest release,  The Flower of Muscle Shoals.   Band members Cahalen Morrison and Jim Miller spoke with Ali Lightfoot after their performance for the KVNF Field Sessions.

KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:

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COMMUNITY
2:38 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Local Motion: Hippies and Rednecks Unite

Ali Lightfoot speaks with director Merrily Talbott and several young performers from the production of “Hippies and Rednecks Unite, ”  a new play that explores  culture and stereotype in the North Fork Valley. 

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COMMUNITY
2:49 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Local Motion: Western Colorado Community Foundation

Ann Wenzel, Ann Brach and Elaine Brett of The Western Colorado Community Foundation speak with Ali Lightfoot.  The organization primarily serves Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Rio Blanco, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and works closely with individuals, families and organizations to create charitable legacies to benefit our residents and improve the quality of life in western Colorado.

For more info, visit: http://www.wc-cf.org/index.htm

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MUSIC
2:10 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Talkin Music: Murder Ballad Medley

Ali Lightfoot speaks with musicians Justin Thompson,  Gabrielle Louise, Brodie Kinder and Mel Williams before their Paonia Murder Ballad Medley show at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts to celebrate Halloween.

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COMMUNITY
10:01 am
Fri October 31, 2014

"Punkin" Poems

Students from Paonia Elementary share their poems about pumpkins.

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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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