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Mercury, the innermost and speediest planet, can be hard to see, because it never appears very far from the brilliant Sun in our sky.

On the first full day of Spring, host Jill Spears & gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart discuss grains.

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia for a discussion about building soil health with compost.

Host Jill Spears & garden wizard Lance Swigart chat about early planting topics.

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This year, on August 21st, there will be a total solar eclipse. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that the event will be accessible to millions right here in the U.S!

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss pruning. Paonia orchardist Jeff S. calls in with a handy tip for cleaning up the prunings.

Have you ever seen a comet?  In coming weeks we may have a chance to see two interesting comets. 

Host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart discuss pruning.

Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are joined by Jere Lowe of Earth Friendly Supply Co. in Paonia for a discussion of soil-building techniques.

So you bought a new telescope…Or, little Bobby just got one for Christmas.  Now what?

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Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart discuss seed-saving for the brassica family of crops - turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, etc.

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Suze Smith

Week 3 of our series about seed-saving, with host Jill Spears & gardening expert Lance Swigart.

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KVNF News Host & Reporter Eric Goold takes a look at 2 Delta County outreach programs for seniors: A Little Help and the Senior Meals Program.

Week 2 of our seed-saving series, with host Jill Spears & garden wizard Lance Swigart.

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In the early days of the U.S. space program, President John Kennedy proclaimed, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

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Suze Smith

They're ba-a-a-a-ck! Host Jill Spears & gardening guru Lance Swigart are in the studio with special guest Sarah Pope from the Hotchkiss Library for a discussion of seed saving & the library's shareable seed collection.

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What’s that brilliant “evening star,” lingering in the southwest after sunset? It’s often confused with airplane landing lights and has even been reported as a UFO! It’s Venus, Earth’s closest planetary neighbor!

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Guest host Peggy Soup & her studio guest Tim "The Pie Guy" Owens discuss cooking-related subjects, including alternative oils, cooking at altitude, and foil vs ceramic/stoneware for pie dishes. Sue from Ridgway & Ellen from Paonia call in with comments.

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Guest host Peggy Soup visits with Tim "The Pie Guy" Owens.

If you have attended an astronomy event in the summer, you probably observed Messier objects, such as the Swan Nebula (Messier 17) or the Great Hercules Cluster (Messier 13).  Charles Messier was a French astronomer in the 18th century.  While his interest was discovering comets, now he is best known for the list of Messier objects, which was published between 1774 and 1781.

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes local kitchen wizard Willi Moore (aka DJ Muffin) to the studio for a wide-ranging conversation about cooking.

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes Lea Petmezas of local food business Organic Food Worx / Citizen Raw.  Lea's business makes raw dehydrated snack foods from local veggies, fruit, seeds & nuts. She has spent quite a bit of time learning gardening from our regular gardening guru, Lance Swigart.

Lea is also a KVNF DJ, hosting One Woman's Perspective once a month.

NASA

Most of us know the old nursery rhyme that begins “Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight.” Have you ever asked yourself “How do we measure star bright?” The history of measuring brightness goes back to the Greek astronomer, Hipparchus, who lived in the second century B.C.

Guest host Peggy Soup welcomes Alisha Michelson to the show, for a discussion about wildcrafting & herbal remedies.

Substitute host Peggy Soup is joined by Tim Owens, for a chat about food! Tim is a former restaurateur. John from Montrose & Clark from Paonia call in with questions & comments.

December nights are usually cold on the Western Slope, but there are some great celestial treats for those willing to endure the frigid temperatures.

Our regular host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen are taking a well-deserved winter break. Guest host Peggy Soup is in the studio tonight. She takes a call about echinacea root, and waxes eloquent about a variety of topics. Mom Bonnie & sister Alesha join her for quiet moral support.

NASA

Some say that we now live in the golden age of solar system exploration.  In 2016 there are more than 15 active, interplanetary probes from the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, India, and Russia.  These are exploring Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Earth’s Moon, comets, asteroids, the distant Kuiper Belt, and the even more distant, interstellar medium.  

Gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen join host Jill Spears for their last conversation of this gardening season.

As humans on Earth, it’s hard to grasp how vast the Universe is, starting with our own Solar System.  To us, our Solar System seems like a big place.

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