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

Film editor, Davis Coombe, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the documentary  "Chasing Ice."  The film is about acclaimed environmental photographer, James Balog as he participates in an Extreme Ice Survey for National Geographic.    Here, Davis talks about editing this film and his other work as an academy award winning documentary filmmaker.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Chip Meneley of Hilltop Tri County Resources, which provides confidential intervention, shelter and counseling services for women and children in domestic abuse situations.

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Ali Lightfoot speaks with Robin Berndt, Stacyee Curry and Cameron Nelson from Center for Mental Health. They discuss new initiatives to reach men in the community. Listen to their interview with Ali Lightfoot:

Chuck Lemoine and Debbie Malgosa, of  Delta County Department of Health and Human Services,  speak with Ali Lightfoot about meeting the challenges of a high number of requests for assistance.

Public Assistance

Food/Jobs/Child and Adult Welfare

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: (970) 874-2030 (Option #1, then Option #1 again)

Fax: (970) 874-2068

After Hours: Delta County Dispatch (970) 874-2015

Jazz vocalist, saxophonist and guitarist, Curtis Stigers talks with Ali Lightfoot about his new album and upcoming benefit show in Montrose.

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Ali Lightfoot speaks with iSeeChange producer, Julia Kumari Drapkin,  about the online almanac she developed for record keeping on climate change.

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Sometimes you just gotta turn the other cheek. Other times, you need to teeter on the brink of sociopathy.

Blues and folk artist, Paul Sammons, plays some of his new music and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

Artist Lane Taplin talks about a new community art project that involves collecting memories from North Fork residents.

The Pass the Mic reporters talk about what makes the North Fork Valley special to them.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Alexis Halbert,  coordinator of the community planning project,  North Fork Heart and Soul.

"North Fork Valley" is a new book published by Arcadia that chronicles the beginnings of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford.   The authors, Kathy Addams McKee – a fourth Generation native of the valley and Claudia Sutliff King,  a lifetime resident,  compiled pictures and history of the North Fork Valley from the 1880’s through present day.  Here,  the authors  talk about area's rich heritage and history.

The Harvest of Voices invites North Fork Valley writers to share an original piece of prose or poetry.   Here, North Fork writers:   Marion Stewart, Diane Sylvain and Stephanie Ogburn share their work.

Marion Stewart:

Diane Sylvain essay (read by Marty Durlin):

Stephanie Ogburn:

Pass the Mic Arts reporter, Riven Sky Badgett speaks with local artist Maya Arthur about the arts coop and Elsewhere studios in Paonia. 

"Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul.

Pass the Mic Arts reporter, Riven Sky Badgett,  interviews  local artist and silk-screener, Maya Arthur.

Pass the Mic reporter, Will Ela interviews North Fork potter and teacher, David Strong. "Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul.

Youth reporter Noah Silverstein interviews musician, Sticky Mulligan for North Fork Heart & Soul's "Pass the Mic" project.

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot interviewed local musician Donny Morales. Hear what he said, and listen to what he played in the studio!

Arts Reporter, Katya Schwieterman, interviews author Craig Childs, for North Fork Heart & Soul's Pass the Mic.  

Pass the Mic youth reporters Will Ela and Isaac Van Horn interview local rancher Norm Smith:

KVNF's Christie Young speaks with singer songwriter Martin Sexton.

Registered Independent,  Rand Kokernot,  shares his views on the election, the candidates and being an independent voter.   

The Western Slope Constitutional Patriots meet up once a month in Delta county at various locations.  The groups aligns themselves with the tea party movement and met with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot last April to talk discuss candidates, politics, ideas and the constitution. 
 

Former state Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, is running as an independent on the ballot for House District 61 this year.  The newly drawn House District 61 includes Summit, Lake,  Pitkin, Gunnison and Delta counties.  In this interview, Kathleen Curry talks about running as an unaffiliated candidate and the growing independent movement in the U.S.

Vox Pop: Amendment 64

Oct 25, 2012

People on the streets of  Hotchkiss and Paonia weigh in on amendment 64 - a controversial measure on the ballot in Colorado.   Amendment 64 proposes to amend the Colorado Constitution to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state.  It would allow those over the age of 21 to grow, process, and transport up to 6 marijuana plants with certain restrictions. It would allow the state to enact an excise tax on marijuana sales to be credited to an account for construction of public schools. And finally, it would require the state legislature to enact legislation concerning the growth, processing and sale of industrial hemp.

Crawford resident and republican party member, Bob Koehler, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the upcoming election.

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.

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