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2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week 2 - Humming House with Intuit

In part 2 of the North Fork Storytellers,  Angus Stocking,  Celia Roberts, Brian Calvert and Dakin Henderson share stories about being on the road.

In part one of the North Fork Storytellers - Eric Goold, Kindra McQuillan, Sam Brown, Sarah Tory and Amber McDaniel share stories about being on the road.

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Marty Durlin, Matthew Harris, Ali Lightfoot and Don Foster perform the radio play "Paradise" by Paonia writer, Elizabeth Aley.  The performance is  followed by an interview with the playwright.

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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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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.

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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.

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. 

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.

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

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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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.

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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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.

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:

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

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.

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.

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!

Local artist John Hutchison shares his thoughts on "The Apocalypse" in this song & video.

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

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.