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
1:37 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Local Motion: Julia Kumari Drapkin

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

KVNF
1:12 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Electronic Voices

In which a tortured analogy is used to explain the fundamental nature of the divine.

 

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KVNF
12:58 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: High Beams

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

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MUSIC
4:02 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Talkin Music: Paul Sammons

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

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COMMUNITY
1:21 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Local Motion: Lane Taplin

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

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COMMUNITY
12:09 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Pass the Mic: North Fork Values

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

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COMMUNITY
11:27 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Local Motion: North Fork Heart and Soul

Alexis Halbert

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

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ARTS
4:03 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Local Motion: North Fork Valley Book

"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.

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ARTS
2:17 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Local Motion: Harvest of Voices

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:

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Pass the Mic
12:00 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with Maya Arthur

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.

ENTERTAINMENT
4:29 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Pass the Mic: Maya Arthur

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

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Pass the Mic
9:22 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with David Strong

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.

MUSIC
2:25 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with Sticky Mulligan

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

TALKIN' MUSIC
10:38 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Talkin' Music: Donny Morales

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

Pass the Mic
2:22 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with Craig Childs

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

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NEWS
1:57 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview with Norm Smith

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

MUSIC
10:17 am
Fri November 2, 2012

Talkin Music: Martin Sexton

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

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POLITICS
2:17 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Political Perspective: Registered Independent

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

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POLITICS
1:51 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Political Perspective: Western Slope Constitutional Patriots

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. 
 

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POLITICS
1:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Political Perspective: Kathleen Curry

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.

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Breaking
4:22 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Vox Pop: Amendment 64

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.

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POLITICS
4:15 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Republican

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

POLITICS
3:17 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Democrats

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

POLITICS
2:53 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Green Party

San Miguel county commissioner and green party member,  Art Goodtimes, shares his poltical views.

POLITICS
1:57 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Libertarian

Ron Bain,  editor and publisher of the libertarian newspaper, The Western Slope Watchdog,  shares his views on politics.

COMMUNITY
12:11 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Pass the Mic: Interview Preview

Agriculture reporters, Will Ela and Isaac VanHorn, interview local rancher, Norm Smith.

Here's a taste of what's to come from these young reporters.  You'll hear segments of interviews the kids conducted with locals, exploring the industries of the North Fork Valley.   The kids speak with author -  Craig Childs,  Jeff Schwartz of Big Bs,   Dr. Heidi Marlin,  local artist - Maya Arthur, president of the Oxbow coal mine -  Jim Cooper,  local bike enthusiast - John Eckert  and long time resident and rancher -  Norm Smith.

MUSIC
11:05 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Talkin Music: Honey Don't

Local band, Honey Don't,  play some new songs in KVNF's Bamboo Room.

Pass the Mic
1:46 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Pass the Mic: 2012 Paonia Fashion Show Report

Pass the Mic Arts reporters, Katya Schwieterman and Riven Sky Badgett, interview fashion designers for 2012 Paonia Fashion and Design show.
"Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul and KVNF Community Radio.


Video edited by: Ali Lightfoot

Pass the Mic
1:34 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

What is "Pass the Mic" all About?

"Pass the Mic" is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF community radio in Paonia, Colorado, in partnership with the North Fork Heart & Soul Project. Over the course of two years, 14 young reporters will be assigned to a "beat" reporting on a North Fork industry. Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context, and will be supported in presenting their final projects to the valley.

POLITICS
4:45 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Political Perspective: Libertarian

Local Libertarian,  Ron Bain,  shares his viewpoints on politics,  the presidential candidates, agenda 21, Ron Paul and his paper, the Western Slope Watchdog.

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