Paonia resident and businessman, Chris Yates, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the "Gift Economy." A new movement emerging locally, that focuses on developing local currencies, resource-based economics and the restoration of the commons.
For every miner, there’s a family – and in the best cases, the family offers a support system that allows the miner to go into the dark to work various shifts under sometimes dangerous conditions, sleep during the day, adapt to various clocks and take it in stride when there’s a disruption of work or routine.
KVNF’s Marty Durlin spoke to someone who’s managed it for decades.
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 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:
"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 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.
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.
Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with the The North Fork Heart & Soul Project. Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context. All 7 young reporters are assigned to a “beat” reporting on a North Fork industry. Today the kids share their opinions on some important issues and the industries they are reporting on.
Last week, the Delta County Health department reported three additional cases of West Nile Virus among residents. That brings the total number of confirmed and suspect human cases of the virus in the county to 20–most of which have resulted in uncomplicated fever. Most of the reported cases have been in the Delta and North Fork areas, and on Saturday, the town of Hotchkiss sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a closer look at why mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are thriving in a DROUGHT year and whether community efforts to spray late in the season will pay off.
Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. KVNF was selected as one of only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at airmediaworks.org. Localore is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced TheAlmanac.org with iSeeChange.