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5:18 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Public Radio's Most Played Songs Of 2014

The War On Drugs, seen here performing live on KEXP, supplied several of public radio's most popular songs this year.
Dave Lichterman KEXP

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 6:24 am

NPR Music publishes a popular feature each month called Heavy Rotation, which collects 10 songs that public radio hosts across the country can't stop playing. We decided to do the series one better during our year-end festivities and create a 24/7 stream made up of the songs public radio stations couldn't stop playing.

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ENTERTAINMENT
3:29 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Kent Haruf, Author Of Moving, Colorado-Set Novels, Dies At 71

Originally published on Tue December 2, 2014 4:51 pm

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Of course parents like to tell kids that carrots are good for their eyes. Once they've had some, they might be ready to read. And there might come a time to pick up a novel by the late Kent Haruf.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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ENTERTAINMENT
10:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Witches, Vampires And Pirates: 5 Years Of America's Most Popular Costumes

Quoctrung Bui/NPR

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 1:06 pm

Last week, we did a story on how stocking costumes can be a tricky business. Richard Parrott of Ricky's NYC, one of the biggest costume shops in New York, told us he needs to find the perfect mix of old favorites and hot new pop culture trends. This year he is betting big on costumes from the the Disney movie Frozen.

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ENTERTAINMENT
3:54 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Clay Jenkinson of The Thomas Jefferson Hour Comes To Colorado

KVNF's Cynthia Hines interviews the award winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson, who portrays Thomas Jefferson on the popular program The Thomas Jefferson Hour.

Jenkinson will be in Montrose on Saturday performing as John Wesley Powell, an explorer of the American West during the 1800's. 

On Sunday Jenkison will tape a live Thomas Jefferson Hour fundraiser in Telluride. 

For more information visit: http://www.jeffersonhour.com/schedule

The Thomas Jefferson Hour airs on Sundays at 3 p.m. on KVNF. 

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ENTERTAINMENT
9:47 am
Tue August 19, 2014

A Native American Story That Leaves 'Feathers Or Leather' Cliches Behind

Chaske Spencer plays Virgil First Raise in the film adaptation of James Welch's Winter in the Blood.
KBD Photography Ranchwater Films

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 1:55 pm

The new film Winter in the Blood is based on a landmark of literature from the American West: a novel, published to critical acclaim in 1974, about a 30-something American Indian man living in Montana. It was written by Native American author James Welch, and adapted for the screen, for the first time, by two non-Native Americans — twins Alex and Andrew Smith.

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ENTERTAINMENT
10:34 am
Mon August 4, 2014

9 To 5 Not For You? Try T. Rex Puppetry Or Aquatic Mail Delivery

Ethan Larson, a diver at a Denver restaurant, hopes to eventually dive professionally for a cruise ship.
Corey H. Jones Colorado Public Radio

Originally published on Wed August 6, 2014 4:08 am

There are countless ways to make a living in America, and for many people, typing at a desk or working retail just isn't the right fit. All summer, NPR has been meeting young people who have landed jobs with some wacky job descriptions.


The Aquatic Mailman

Leaping from boat to mailbox in a single bound

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ENTERTAINMENT
10:36 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Not My Job: Skier Mikaela Shiffrin Gets Quizzed On Downhill Cheese Races

Jonathan Nackstrand AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 10:23 am

Wait Wait is at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre this week, and so we've invited Colorado native Mikaela Shiffrin to play Not My Job. Shiffrin grew up in Vail, and this year at the Sochi Olympics, she became the youngest person ever to win an Olympic medal in slalom.

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ENTERTAINMENT
2:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Denver Street Arcade Attracts Gamers Of All Ages

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 11:32 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

This summer, the streets of downtown Denver are being turned into an outdoor video arcade. It's part of a new interactive street festival, where video games are played on giant screens and accompanied by musicians from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Nathan Heffel from member station KUNC reports.

NATHAN HEFFEL, BYLINE: Arcade games have always had a way of bringing people together. That's what David Marion, manager of 1up, a downtown Denver video arcade and bar, sees every day.

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ENTERTAINMENT
1:50 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

North Fork Storytellers: Obsession

The second North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Obsession. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.  Here,  Liz Evans,  Emily Guerin, and Krista Langlois share their stories.

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ENTERTAINMENT
10:03 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Local Motion: North Fork Storytellers - GUTS

Barry Smith at the North Fork Storytelling Series.
Credit Andrew Cullen

The first North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Guts. There were stories of entrails, courage and boldness. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.

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ENTERTAINMENT
4:40 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Actors Erica Ochs and Logan Woods-Darby performing.

The Paonia Players present, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at 7pm on Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th at the Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, Colorado.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and areavailable at:

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ENTERTAINMENT
4:43 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Local Motion: North Fork Valley Yacht Club

KVNF’s Annette Pretorius reports on the new yacht club started by Ty and Helen Gillespie at Azura Cellars in Paonia.

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ENTERTAINMENT
4:44 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Local Motion: Davis Coombe

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.

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ENTERTAINMENT
5:10 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

KVNF Soul Train Dance Party

It was a Thursday night in January. Bitter cold. Dark and dreary.

But the KVNF Community Room was rockin!  DJs and friends gathered to shake their booties together. The Talmage Lounge, another fine example of KVNF hospitality, not to mention a premium benefit of KVNF membership.

If you missed it- don't worry, it will happen again soon.... and ... we have a video.

ENTERTAINMENT
8:12 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Listen: "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play"

On Christmas Day, KVNF broadcasted a live recording of  It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, a recent production by Paonia Players. The play was performed at the Paradise Theater with rave reviews from December 7-9. Listen to it now at your leisure!

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8:42 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Armageddon Nervous (The Apocalypso Song)

Local artist John Hutchison shares his thoughts on "The Apocalypse" in this song & video.
Song Written & produced by: John Hutchison Video by: David J. Jacobson - www.wordsandpicturestellastory.com Thanks to everyone who made this happen: www.strollingscones.com (Helen Highwater, Rick Stockton), Justin Hess, Karen Mills Cochran, Alton Chinn, Bob Rasmussen, Don Huber.
ENTERTAINMENT
4:29 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Pass the Mic: Maya Arthur

Pass the Mic Arts reporter, Riven Sky Badgett,  interviews  local artist and silk-screener, Maya Arthur.

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ENTERTAINMENT
11:31 am
Tue October 11, 2011

Local Motion: Thea Deley

Paonia resident Thea Deley is debuting her one-woman show, “One Nation Divided Over God: One Woman’s Journey from Believer to Blasphemer” (now titled, "Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)" at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on October 14th. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious talked to Deley about the inspiration for the show, and her personal experiences with religion.