Jeff Reynolds

Operations Manager

Email:  jeff(at)kvnf.org

Host Jill Spears and guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. chat about winter garden chores & take calls from listeners. Tip of the week: water your trees! 

Host Jill Spears is joined by Charlie Spears, a Nutritional Health Coach from Natural Grocers, for a discussion of organic vs conventional agriculture, pesticides, gut microbiomes & more.

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Mid December nights are cold and often snowy on the Western Slope.  But, here’s an observing challenge:  Catch the peak of this year’s Geminid Meteor Shower on the night of December 13th to 14th.

Regular host Jill Spears is back on, with guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. on board to discuss late fall - early winter gardening issues, and take calls from listeners.

Guest host Amber Kleinman chats with guest gardener  Wind Clearwater.

Early in the evening, on a late November night, the Big Dipper skims the northern horizon. Turning our attention east-northeast, we first come to Capella, the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, the Charioteer, and the sixth brightest star in the sky. Unlike most proper star names, Capella is Latin, and means the little she-goat. Capella is a multi-star system about 42 light years distant.

3hattrio (three hat trio) plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in southern Utah.

Guest host Amber Kleinman sits in for Jill Spears to chat with gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart and take calls from interested listener-gardeners.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat profusely about gardening topics, and take calls from listeners.

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Have you ever looked at a full or gibbous Moon through binoculars or a telescope? If so, you may have noticed some bright streaks that radiate outward from a few bright craters.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu "Wicked Witch" Volckhausen discuss seasonal gardening tips and take calls from listeners.

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Host Jill Spears welcomes gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. for the Fall Pledge Drive Edition of As the Worm Turns.

As of Tuesday afternoon, KVNF has reached and surpassed the $60,000 Fall Fundraising goal! Thanks to over 600 listeners for your incredible generosity!

Any additional funds raised over the goal will be applied towards increasing local news coverage, according to KVNF General Manager Jon Howard.

Johannes Kepler published the Laws of Planetary Motion in the 17th century. In combination with Newton’s Law of Gravity, scientists still use these laws to determine the motion of objects around a larger object, including planets and suns in other solar systems. These exo-planets, so-termed because they are external to our solar system, have become an area of research in recent years.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss end-of-season garden issues and take listeners' calls.

Host Jill Spears is in the studio with gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart, chatting about garden chores & taking calls from listeners. Also, "Lance's Pet Peeve," (possible new feature?) This week - Put drains on your sprinkler systems so they don't need to be "blown out" every year. 

In the summer of 1977, NASA launched the Voyager 1 and 2 space probes.  Their original 5-year mission was to study Jupiter and Saturn.  Voyager 2 was actually launched 2 weeks before Voyager 1, but arrived at Jupiter after Voyager 1. Both probes are still functioning today after more than 40 years.

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Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen talk about fall gardening chores, post-frost cleanup and other topics.

Guest host Amber Kleinman is in the studio with regulars Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart. The first bit of frost has hit many gardens - what's the best way to deal with it?

Callers:
Jane has grown brussel sprouts and wants ideas for how to cook them.
Marty has potted her tomato plants and wonders how much water they will need to survive inside.

Garlic!

Peering upward on late September evenings, the sky is dominated by the Milky Way, which arches from the southwest to the northeast.  High overhead, we can easily view the Great Rift, an area within the Milky Way but, seemingly, almost completely devoid of stars.  In fact, this absence of stars is due to the gas and dust, common in spiral galaxies such as our own, which obscures the stars beyond.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss fall gardening and take calls from listeners.

Host Jill Spears and gardeners extraordinaire Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss late summer gardening & harvesting tips, and take calls from listeners.

Tyler Nordgren

Consider how the night sky has influenced life on Earth. What have the darkness, the stars, and the moon helped create?

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss late summer gardening and harvesting tips and take calls from listeners.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears welcomes gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen and special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply for a discussion of late summer gardening tips.

Trying to find the official constellations can be a challenge, but most of us saw shapes in the clouds without even trying as children. In the same way, we can see new shapes in the stars, if we simply slow down and look. In doing so, we can reconnect with all the people who for millennia passed the time after dark by simply looking up at the stars, and coming up with their own constellations. 

Host Jill Spears welcomes gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen, plus special guest Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply.

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LULU'S  BACK! And Jill & Lance are here as always, discussing late summer gardening and taking your calls.

Dan from Log Hill w/a question about pumpkins.Anthony has a comment about box elder bugs, and a question about cannabis seeds. Also Woodstock...

 

The western sky darkens, air temperatures drop, birds and animals become suddenly quiet.  Almost instantly, daylight is transformed into deep twilight, as Venus and the brighter stars appear.  Incredibly, where the Sun stood sits a black disk surrounded by a pearly white halo with delicate, spiky streamers extending outward in all directions.  You’re experiencing a total solar eclipse.

Marilyn Stone

Host Jill Spears chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart, and our usual 3rd  crew member, Lulu Volckhausen, calls in from Glenwood Springs.

Calls from Darrell in Peach Valley, Duna in Norwood, Sue in Ridgway, Katie in Crawford.

Listener Marilyn Stone emailed us the picture shown here, with this question: "We have 2 nests of these bees or wasps near RxR ties that border the yard. They don't seem to be overly aggressive. I've never seen bees or wasps build this kind of nest before. Any ideas what they are? Are they beneficial?"

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