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

Paonia musician Brodie Kinder plays some tunes off his new EP "222" with his band The Killer Bees.

Local Motion: V-Day

Feb 25, 2015

The Blue Sage in Paonia presented a new play by Eve Ensler in February called “A Memory, A Rant, A Monologue and A Prayer” –   a collection of short stories and poems about women and men who struggle with violence.   The directors of the play, Amber McDaniel and Sunshine Knight talk about the issues explored in the play.

Lea Petmezas

Looper and multi-instrumentalist Zach Deputy speaks with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot about his hard-to-classify sound,  his early experiences as a musician and how he started looping. 

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Ali Lightfoot speaks with District 1 Commissioner Doug Atchley. 

The Montrose band Triptihkal plays some music at the KVNF studios before their show at Louie's in Paonia.

Musician Gustavo Brett plays some new songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Three public meetings to discuss the future of the Delta County School District were held in December.  Hear what community members had to say about budget cuts, standardized testing, academic standards and  charter schools in their district.   Ali Lightfoot spoke to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about these issues as well as a student privacy law and proposed legislation to increase awareness and resources for dyslexic students.

Members of the Montrose band The Blue Gators play music and talk with Ali Lightfoot.

A policy adopted by the Delta County School Board allows outside parties to distribute religious materials on school grounds.  Ali Lightfoot speaks with Kurt Clay, Assistant Superintendent for the Delta County School District who explains the policy and Andrew Seidel, an attorney  for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an organization that believes the distribution of religious materials in schools creates social pressure for students and infringes on the rights of parents to direct the religious or non-religious upbringing of their children. 

The Montrose library hosted an Open Mic in early December.  Writers  shared original poems, short stories or memories.   Some of the readers this month wrote on the theme of the evening: "Cycles."

For information about events and future open mic readings at Montrose library, visit montroselibrary.org.  

Newscast:

  • Weekend Falling Fatality at Colorado National Monument
  • Grand Junction City Budget
  • Water Diversion from Western Slope
  • Region 10 Gets Feedback from Seniors
  • Colorado Minimum Wage

Newscast:

  • Lake City Gets $800K Grant For Water Line Repairs, Upgrades
  • State Lawmakers Unsure About Regional Center in GJ
  • State Lawmakers Drafting Bills For Upcoming Sessions
  • City of Delta Christmas Bird Count
  • Bus Service From Glenwood Springs To Denver May Launch In April
  • Holiday Travel Advisory
JT Thomas

We dug into our archives for great interviews Joe did at KVNF through out the years.  Joe's good friends and snooker club also share stories about their friendship and history with this legendary musician and beloved community member.

The fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown and the choking death of Eric Garner by Police officers has sparked a national debate about law enforcement's relationship with African Americans, use of force  and what can appear to be a militarized police force with use of armored vehicles and military issued assault rifles.   Ali Lightfoot speaks with Delta police chief Robert Thomas about these issues.

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

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.

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

Brooke Warren

Songwriter Cahalen Morrison and his band Country Hammer offer up comforting sounds of country and western’s roots with this KVNF Field Session performance in a barn outside Paonia, Colorado.

KVNF Field Session Videos for Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer:

 

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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