Over the past decade spruce beetles have been causing a big problem in southwest Colorado. And it’s getting worse. The beetle is devouring mature spruce forests and turning them into expanses primed for wildfire.
We dug into our archives for some great interviews Joe did at KVNF through out the years. Joe's good friends and snooker club also share stories about their friendship and history with this legendary musician and beloved community member with KVNF's Laura Palmisano.
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.