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

93 year old retired Colonel Robert Bryson recounts his experience as a fighter pilot in The Battle of Guadalcanal,  a military campaign that took place between august 1942 and February 1943  in the Pacific Theater of World War II.   It was the first major offensive by Allied  forces against the Japan.  KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with Bryson at his home in Paonia.

D-Day, WWII, Normandy
United States Department of Defense

The 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, is Friday, June 6. D-Day, a part of Operation Overlord, was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and set the stage for the Allies to drive the Germans from France and led to the ultimate defeat of Nazi Germany. 

The men and women who fought in this war are now mostly in their 80’s and 90's.  

These are the stories of two men who fought in World War II on opposite sides.  

KVNF's Felix Belmont speaks with Delta County Commissioner, Mark Roeber.  May 2014

Ali Lightfoot

Paonia singer songwriter, Moriah Woods talks with Ali Lightfoot shares her music.

North Fork residents Jim Ramey, Alexis Halbert and Ty Gilespie discuss their recent trip to Washington DC.  They were part of the delegation that met with officials about the North Fork Alternative plan,  a community-based plan which aims to protect North Fork’s public lands from oil and gas development.  

The acoustic trio Mt Thelonious  dropped by the KVNF studios  to play a few tunes before their show at the Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

The myth about myths...

Angus got a new tattoo and god has something to do with it.

San Francisco-based indie folk soul artist, Sean Hayes speaks with Ali Lightfoot.

Writers from the Write On! anthology competition read their published works.   On this show:  Marty Durlin, Slater Podgorny, Carol Kwiatkowski, and Sarah Gilman read their work.

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

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.

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

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.  

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.

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

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

 

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. 

Ridgway RAMP Project

Mar 25, 2014

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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