On this week's Local Motion we are showcasing the regional reporting by the KVNF news team. We'll hear stories from Laura Palmisano, Jake Ryan and Bente Birkeland. They report on the struggles volunteer fire departments face, groundwater monitoring in the North Fork Valley, Colorado's spruce beetle epidemic, the proposed physician-assisted suicide bill, domestic violence, and solar energy.
Listen to the regional newscast weekdays at 8 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. to hear reports from the KVNF news team.
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.
On this show we’re looking at new ideas about new beginnings. Leaving a job for a new career, starting with a fresh beginning, or just expanding out in new ways, transitioning can be challenging. There’s not always a roadmap of how to make it in the world, but there are some people who can help.
We’ll hear from three people who run three different projects that hope to help people and businesses grow, armed with a good supply of fresh ideas themselves.
KVNF is part of Rocky Mountain Community Radio, a 16-member coalition of community radio stations in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico that share content.
Last week, KVNF participated in a the RMCR Conference in Carbondale hosted by community radio station KDNK.
As part of the conference, KVNF’s Laura Palmisano, RMCR's Bente Birkland, and KUNC’s Brian Larson, talked about the nitty-gritty of reporting and the effort and hurdles that aren’t heard on the radio. The program was hosted by KDNK News Director January Jones.
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.
Ann Wenzel, Ann Brach and Elaine Brett of The Western Colorado Community Foundation speak with Ali Lightfoot. The organization primarily serves Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Rio Blanco, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and works closely with individuals, families and organizations to create charitable legacies to benefit our residents and improve the quality of life in western Colorado.
For more info, visit: http://www.wc-cf.org/index.htm
A special program to celebrate KVNF's 35th Birthday. Explore the history of KVNF with station founder Campbell Stanton, former staffers Patrick Webb, Jeff Reynolds and Sally Kane, and longtime volunteers Liz Lilian and Felix Belmont. They share stories about the station's first broadcast and studio and discuss KVNF's mission to serve the community. Explore the past and find out what these longtime supporters hope for the future.
The North Form Mosquito Abatement District is a small operation based out of Paonia that has to strike a balance between keeping populations in check, while also trying to keep the citizens they’re protecting happy and safe. It's a tricky tightrope that has been the source for debate for years. KVNF's Jake Ryan talks to the employees about disease, fruit juice, dynamite, and more.
Geologist Wayne Ranney knows the Colorado Plateau like no other. With a career that started accidentally at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in the early 1970's he has since scrambled his way across all corners of the Colorado Plateau to a fresh geologic vantage of this remarkable region. Wayne sat down with KVNF' s JT Thomas to talk about his rock work near and far.
For more information about Wayne' s work on the Colorado Plateau and international field programs, visit www.wayneranney.com
KVNF takes a looks at the recent increase of bear sightings in local towns and neighborhoods. Find out how you can prevent bears from visiting and how to handle a bear that keeps coming back.
Ali Lightfoot hosts this episode of "Wild Neighbors" with guests:
Brenda Miller, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator at the non-profit Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue. Brenda runs this wildlife rehab facility outside Olathe where she is involved in direct care and rehabilitation of wildlife, providing educational outreach programs, fundraising, and training for veterinarians.