This Saturday, December 7th at the Paradise Theater, KVNF is screening a series of documentary films on the Pass the Mic project, featuring the full-length interviews our youth reporters conducted themselves.
The event is free and open to the public, and runs from 3-4 pm.
I recently spoke to Ali about the project, and what she’s learned from working with youth reporters.
For the past few months, KVNF’s Programming Director Ali Lightfoot has been helping local kids produce radio stories as a part of our youth reporting project, Pass the Mic.
The project is now in its second year and is a collaboration of KVNF and the North Fork Heart and Soul Project. The stories these kids produce tackle a number of contentious issues, one of them being the energy industry.
KVNF and the North Fork Vision 2020 Project invite you to come see the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters.
On Saturday, December 7th from 3-4 pm, join us at the Paradise Theatre for a screening of the Pass the Mic documentary. The film features interviews with a wide variety of characters from the valley, all conducted by youth reporters.
You'll hear interviews with a dancer, hops farmer, coal miners, a micro-hydro expert and more. The short film "HeartSpots" will also be shown.
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.
Here's a taste of what's to come from these young reporters. You'll hear segments of interviews the kids conducted with locals, exploring the industries of the North Fork Valley. The kids speak with author - Craig Childs, Jeff Schwartz of Big Bs, Dr. Heidi Marlin, local artist - Maya Arthur, president of the Oxbow coal mine - Jim Cooper, local bike enthusiast - John Eckert and long time resident and rancher - Norm Smith.
Pass the Mic Arts reporters, Katya Schwieterman and Riven Sky Badgett, interview fashion designers for 2012 Paonia Fashion and Design show. "Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul and KVNF Community Radio.
"Pass the Mic" is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF community radio in Paonia, Colorado, 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 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.
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.
Local writer, Christy Aschwanden, speaks with 10 year old Pass the Mic reporter, Leaf Michelsen, about the year she spent practicing the art of living in one place, never venturing more than 100 miles from home.