Pass the Mic 2013!

Pass the Mic 2013
Pass the Mic 2013

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF 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 will 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. 

KVNF’s program director, Ali Lightfoot, is the director of “Pass the Mic”, and will collaborate with local videographers and producers from Delta County Film Collective and Hutman Media to create audio and video reports. The reports will be aired on KVNF,  posted here, and a documentary film will be created to tell the stories of the youth involved, and what they experienced through the process.

Seven young reporters were selected to report on 5 sectors of the North Fork Valley economy. You can read about them in their very own words here. The individual posts appear under this program page, and include the Pass the Mic interviews from 2012 in the pagination as well!

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COMMUNITY
2:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Pass the Mic: Hearing Hinsdale

Hearing Hinsdale:  An Oral History of Mining  was a six-week summer camp that took place in 2013.  It was designed to capture the stories of community members involved in historic and current mining activities in Hinsdale County.  The reporters,  ages 10 to 14,  collected oral histories of residents who have worked in three mines critical to Hinsdale County's growth.  The program mirrored KVNF's  Pass the Mic youth radio program.

Interviews include:

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Pass the Mic
2:48 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Pass the Mic 2013: The Video Collection

The youth reporters from the 2013 round of Pass the Mic have produced some entertaining and informative videos. They interviewed members of the community that represented different sectors of the local economy, including agriculture, energy, arts, healthcare, and recreation.

They also interviewed a group of teens, asking them what it's like to be a teenager in the North Fork Valley. Enjoy their videos below!

Agriculture: An interview with hops farmer, Glen Fuller, and Mike King, and owner and brewer of Revolution Brewery.

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ENVIRONMENT
11:32 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Jeff Tobe of Solar Energy International

Eden Clearwater interviewing Jeff Tobe

Energy reporter, Eden Clearwater interviews Jeff Tobe about the future of solar energy.

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ARTS
11:24 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Annette Petorius, Director of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Sadie Miller speaking with Annette Pretorius.

Pass the Mic's Arts Reporter, Sadie Miller speaks with Annette Pretorius about the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

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COMMUNITY
11:04 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Mike King of Revolution Brewery

Pass the Mic's Tao Freeman speaks with Paonia brewer, Mike King

Pass the Mic's agriculture reporter, Tao Freeman, interview Mike King - brewmaster and owner of Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

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ENVIRONMENT
6:51 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Pass the Mic: Young reporters explore the local coal industry

Cristina Rankin speaks with Bowie miner, RJ Wist.

Pass the Mic's energy reporters, Cristina Rankin and Eden Clearwater,  visit with coal miners and share their own opinions about this local industry.

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HEALTH
9:39 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Pass the Mic: Interview with volunteer EMT, Linda Kiser

Healthcare reporter, Noah McDaniel interviews North Fork Ambulance Association EMT, Linda Kiser.

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Pass the Mic
4:47 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Pass the Mic: North Fork Ambulance

Youth reporters visit the North Fork Ambulance station
Ali Lightfoot

Listen as Pass the Mic student youth reporters visit the ambulance garage in Paonia and interview volunteer EMTs Linda and Bob Kaiser.

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.

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Pass the Mic
3:56 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Pass the Mic: Interview with Todd Harding

Cristina Rankin and Eden Clearwater interview local Todd Harding
Credit Ali Lightfoot

Listen to youth reporters,  Cristina Rankin and Eden Clearwater interviewing local "off the gird" rancher, Todd Harding.

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.

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Pass the Mic
3:38 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Pass the Mic: Liza Eller Interviews local dancer Lindsey Ballyhoo

Liza interviews Lindsey Ballyhoo
Credit Ali Lightfoot

Listen in as youth reporter, Liza Eller, interviews local dancer extraordinaire, Lindsey Ballyhoo as part of the Pass the Mic project.

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.

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COMMUNITY
2:31 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Local Motion: Living with Autism

Pass the Mic reporter, Noah McDaniel  speaks with Paonia resident,  Sanni,  about living with autism in the North Fork Valley.    

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Pass the Mic
5:43 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Pass the Mic: Jim Cooper of the Oxbow Coal Mine

Pass the Mic's energy reporter, Allison Godwin

Energy reporter, Allison Godwin, interviews the president of Oxbow's Elk Creek coal mine, Jim Cooper.

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Pass the Mic
12:26 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Pass the Mic: Agriculture in the North Fork

Pass the Mic reporters visit the Big B's cider mill

Pass the Mic's Agriculture reporters check in with local farmers Jeff Schwartz, Paul Thliveris and Mark Waltermire about last year's harvest and what they think about the future of the industry.

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North Fork Heart and Soul Project
3:07 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Pass the Mic: Local Voices Round-up and Community Values Review

Saturday, March 9th, 3:00 pm @ Paradise Theater, Paonia

See the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters, ages 8-12. Hear their dialog with business owners, coal executives, farmers, artists and ranchers about the future of the North Fork Valley.

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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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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.

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.

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:

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