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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ENVIRONMENT
6:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Local Motion: How to be a Plastivist

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. 

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: 

Carol Kwiatkowski of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

Joanna Calabrese of the Pick Up America and the Western Slope  Conservation Center

Carolyn Yates, O-waste activist

Don Holt of Don's market

Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill

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Local Motion
1:24 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014: Local "Plastivists" Speak Out

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: Carol Kwiatkowski, Joanna Calabrese, Carolyn Yates, Don Holt (of Don's market) and Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill.

Hear about the effects of plastic pollution on our coastlines and marine life with oceanographer, Captain Charles Moore and surfer, Tom Jones.

Listen to the program as it aired on KVNF radio.

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MUSIC
4:19 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Talkin Music: David Jacobs-Strain & Michelle McAfee

KVNF's Bill Powers visits with the duo of David Jacobs- Strain and Michelle McAfee.

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HEALTH
1:17 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Local Motion: Jeff Basinger of Western Colorado AIDS Project

KVNF's Amber McDaniel speaks with Jeff Basinger  the director of the Western Colorado AIDS project which provides resources for persons living with AIDS/HIV in western Colorado.  

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ENTERTAINMENT
10:03 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Local Motion: North Fork Storytellers - GUTS

Barry Smith at the North Fork Storytelling Series.
Credit Andrew Cullen

The first North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Guts. There were stories of entrails, courage and boldness. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.

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MUSIC
9:27 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Talkin Music: Lisa Hilton

The Hurricane speaks with jazz pianist, Lisa Hilton about her new album Kaleidoscope.

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COMMUNITY
1:07 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Local Motion: Recreational Marijuana in Delta County

Rick Watts hosts a live call-in about recreational marijuana with Delta county commissioner, Bruce Hovde and locally based marijuana industry consultant, Jere Lowe. 

 

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REGIONAL NEWS
10:50 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Delta County School Budget Cuts

Caryn Gibson

The Delta County School district lost around 400 students over the past 5 years and they expect to lose another 100 this year due to recent mine lay-offs. Each student is worth approximately 6 thousand dollars to the district, adding up to an over 2 million dollar shortfall. The district has been looking for ways to reduce spending in all areas of their budget over the past several years. 

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REGIONAL NEWS
10:43 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Ridgway RAMP Project

Last October the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the names of 44 towns across the state awarded road improvement monies from a competitive grant program called RAMP. In Ridgway, Colorado the community will be going to the ballot box on April 1st to determine whether or not they will make use of  their $10.4 million one-time-only, use-it-or-lose-it award. 

KVNF's JT Thomas speaks with Ridgway mayor, John Clark and community members, Tammee Tuttle and Jill Markey.

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MUSIC
11:14 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Lake Street Dive on KVNF LIVE!

KVNF is committed to bring you live music all summer long- and now as a special gift to our listeners we bring you LAKE STREET DIVE  in the spring! LIVE from the Paradise Theater on Friday March 21st. This classically trained band blends jazz, folk, and pop in dangerously charming fashion! And if you aren’t going to their sold out show, then you can tune in and hear them live.   

That’s this Friday, March 21st, with opening band "Ages and Ages" starting at 7:30.

Lake Street Dive on KVNF Live!

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MUSIC
5:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Talkin Music: You Knew Me When

Amber McDaniel speaks with the husband and wife duo, "You Knew Me When."

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MUSIC
8:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn & Dave Snider

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Mike Gwinn about his new CD,  "Still Goin 70 in a 55,"   Local producer and musician,  Dave Snider joins them.

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AGRICULTURE
8:34 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Local Motion: Sustainability and the Future of Agriculture

Cyn Holder speaks with author and  professor, John Ikerd.   Ikerd is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia.   He writes and speaks on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.

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MUSIC
4:31 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Talkin Music: John Hutchison & David Snider

KVNF's Willie Chicken interviews local musicians John Hutchison and David Snider.

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ARTS
10:10 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Local Motion: Theo Stroomer

Photographer Theo Stroomer talks with Ali Lightfoot about his exhibit at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts. 

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MUSIC
5:49 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Lucius

Lucius on stage at the Paradise in Paonia
JT Thomas

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius the morning after their sold out show at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.

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COMMUNITY
11:29 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Local Motion: Multicultural Education on the Western Slope

Amber McDaniel speaks with educators from schools around the western slope about multicultural education and how it is implemented in their classrooms.

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ENVIRONMENT
2:49 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Local Motion: Sustainability & the Future of Energy

Cyn Holder speaks with Dr Michael Soule, Elaine Brett and community members about  sustainability, coal and climate change.

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SHORT FEATURES
10:05 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Stocking's Law

Go ahead,  embarrass yourself.

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MUSIC
9:17 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Talkin Music: The Reminders

MC Big Samir of the Colorado Springs based hip hop group The Reminders talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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MUSIC
11:39 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Talkin Music: Bill O'Brien

Bill O'Brien plays some original tunes on Talkin Music

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Paonia singer songwriter, Bill O'Brien.

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MUSIC
1:30 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Talkin Music: Monika Evstatieva

On this episode of Talkin Music, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and DJMJ speak with Monika Evstatieva, the director of NPR's All Things Considered.   Monika selects all the music you hear on the program and shares her secrets for finding the perfect music to accompany the news.

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MUSIC
8:53 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Talkin Music: Emancipator

KVNF's SaraTonin speaks with Portland Oregon based electronic artist, Emancipator.

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MUSIC
4:30 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Talkin Music: David Starr

KVNFs Willie Chicken catches up with local musician, David Starr.

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MUSIC
4:05 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Talkin Music: Marc Cary

KVNF's DJ Hurricane speaks with New York based jazz pianist,  Marc Cary.

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Pass the Mic
2:48 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Pass the Mic 2013: The Video Collection

The youth reporters from the 2013 round of Pass the Mic have produced some entertaining and informative videos. They interviewed members of the community that represented different sectors of the local economy, including agriculture, energy, arts, healthcare, and recreation.

They also interviewed a group of teens, asking them what it's like to be a teenager in the North Fork Valley. Enjoy their videos below!

Agriculture: An interview with hops farmer, Glen Fuller, and Mike King, and owner and brewer of Revolution Brewery.

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