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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 4/25/14

Navigating the Night Sky

The Big Dipper is a great starting point for learning the night sky. Located near the pole of the sky, it never completely sets or dips below the horizon—it’s visible in the night sky year-round from the Western Slope! 

The Big Dipper itself is not a constellation, but it resides in one called Ursa Major, the Great Bear, third largest of the 88 constellations. The name originates from the dipper-shaped pattern formed by the seven main stars in the constellation.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:41 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 17th

As the Worm Turns, Monday, 2/17/14

Host Patrick Webb  is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for more conversation about permaculture.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:46 am
Tue February 11, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 10th

Credit Suze Smith

Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014

Guest host Steve Hoffman is joined by gardener Lance Swigart & his special guest, Aaron Heideman, for a conversation about permaculture.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:29 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Feb. 3rd

Credit Suze Smith

Biodynamic Composting

Free Range Radio host Patrick Webb chats with gardeners Lance Swigert & Pat Frazier.

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CONFESSIONS
3:00 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Religion As an Infectious Disease

Aired Thursday, July 18 & Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Power

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, July 14th, 2013

What is the motor and fuel for three types of power: power over, power with, and imminence?

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CONFESSIONS
5:41 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Go Forth and Lose

Lessons learned (or not) from an ancient game.

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Local Motion: Dennis McKenna, Part One

Credit Dennis McKenna

The McKenna Brothers are two of Paonia's illustrious, possibly infamous, hometown icons. Younger brother Dennis is an ethnobotanist. His older brother Terence, who died in 2000, was known for his books on psychedelics and the nature of consciousness, with such titles as "True Hallucinations and The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the End of History."

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iSeeChange
10:08 am
Tue July 9, 2013

iSeeChange: Where Have All the Wasps Gone?

View from behind Maria Hodkin's home. Under the dirt lies the Stewart Ditch, a previously-exposed water source now flowing through an enclosed pipe.
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF

For this week’s iSeeChange report, we explore concerns about ditch lining in the area, and whether these manmade environmental changes (much like the ditches themselves) may alter their surroundings.

Last week on the Almanac, Stewart Mesa resident noticed fewer numbers of wasps around her house. She says usually by this time of the summer, her front porch is practically overrun with wasps. But this year they seem to have disappeared. 

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun June 30, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Fame

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 30th, 2013

What do I want to be famous (or infamous) for?

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:08 am
Sun June 23, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Summer Fullness

Missy Rogers

Summer peak in an alpine wilderness.

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Western Slope Skies
8:15 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Western Slope Skies 6/21/13

This is the first in a series of Western Slope Skies episodes about Women in Astronomy.  We hope that, in some manner, these inspire our young female listeners to become involved in astronomy.

On June 16, 1963, the Russians launched Vostok 6.  The lone astronaut on board was Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.  She was in space for 48 orbits over three days.  In her single mission, she logged more time in space than all the American astronauts who had been in space to that date combined.

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Western Slope Skies
8:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Western Slope Skies 6/7/2013

Have you ever attended a night sky session and heard people talk about Messier 13 or Messier 6?  Today we discuss the man whose list is a legacy that still excites astronomers over 200 years later. 

Charles Messier was born in France on June 26, 1730.  He became interested in astronomy at a young age.  In 1751, the French Navy hired Messier as an assistant astronomer in Paris. 

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Guerilla Healer

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

John, with his Cockney accent and rough humor, is a camouflaged, guerilla healer.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun May 26, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Waltzing Matilda

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, May 26, 2013  (Repeat)

A song for Memorial Day.

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Western Slope Skies
11:14 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Western Slope Skies 5/24/2013

This week, just after sunset, we can see an amazing grouping of  planets in the western sky.  From May 24 until May 29, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury will fit within a 5 degree circle – less than half the width of your fist held at arm’s length!   On May 26 these planets will be within 2 and one half degrees of each other – only half the apparent distance between the pointer stars of the Big Dipper!    

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Rocking Chairs

Missy Rogers

Our physical inheritance offers clues about our ancestors

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Western Slope Skies
5:23 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Western Slope Skies 5/10/2013

“Hey, can you see the flag in that thing?!”  It’s a question that makes us wince when observing the moon at astronomy outreaches.  The answer is…Maybe if you were aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter… but, all six of the flags are now faded to white, and the first one blew over when the Apollo 11 lunar module blasted off departing the moon.  

From our backyards, the moon, our closest celestial neighbor, is easily observed by the unaided eye  as it moves through its changing phases.  During the next two weeks, the moon will move from new to nearly full.

 

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Western Slope Skies
9:38 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Western Slope Skies 4/26/2013

Saturn…The ringed planet. The sixth planet from the Sun; second largest in the Solar System behind Jupiter; and the one that evokes the most vivid images in our thoughts. It is an unforgettable sight, even in a small telescope.  

From now until early May, Saturn will be the brightest it has been for more than 5 years. It rises in the east as the Sun sets and will be visible all night long.

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Commentary by Matthew Kane
1:00 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Commentary: Attack on Rights

Predator Drone

It's time for another "Attack on Rights" report from KVNF's youth reporter, Matthew Kane.   This time Matthew expresses his concerns about the US Drone program...

Matthew Kane is attending the Launch program in Cedaredge where the students can choose a particular area of study in the community.  He's working with KVNF's program director, Ali Lightfoot to produce these reports.

   

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Western Slope Skies
10:32 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Western Slope Skies 4/12/2013

Listen to Western Slope Skies, a report on the night sky by the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.  

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Local Sports
1:10 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

KVNF Sports Report: 4/11/13

Kyle Manuppella, left, and Jorge Quinonez sign a game ball for Slater Podgorny, whose dad, Greg, who was diagnosed with ALS.
Credit Tamie Meck

Delta county athletes set four records Saturday at the annual Frank Woodburn Invitational track and field meet in Grand Junction .

Track

Cedaredge's Reid Gates cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, to claim the meet high jump record, and sailed 21 feet, 9 and a quarter inches to reset the record in the long jump. Teammate Austin Williams fell short of a meet record in the shot put, but jumped to the top of the 3A state rankings in the event with a winning throw of 51 feet, 2 inches.

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Western Slope Skies
1:31 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Western Slope Skies 4/3/2013

Listen to Western Slope Skies, a report on the heavens from the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.  

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