Short Features

Short audio features played throughout the KVNF program schedule:

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: 10:00 am on Thursdays, Angus Stocking

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker is a short feature created by Angus Stocking, whose intention is to loosen the listener's grip on fixed beliefs, so that more pleasant beliefs can be selected and implemented. In addition to Confessions, Angus also publishes essays on his blog, OtherBS.com, and has contributed essays to BoingBoing.net. His Kindle ebook, also titled Confessions of a Heavy Thinker, is available on Amazon for a very reasonable sum.

Western Slope Skies: Black Canyon Astronomical Society

Western Slope Skies is produced by members of the Black Canyon Astronomical Society, who take a look at our local night sky. Hear it every other Friday morning after the  local newscast (from 8-8:10 AM) and on the following Wednesday night at 8 PM during Global Express.

Pulse of the Planet: Weekdays at 1:00 pm

Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound.

Hightower Radio Lowdown: Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 pm

2-minute commentaries by Jim Hightower, America’s most popular populist. He is a best-selling author, public speaker, and political sparkplug who learned from his daddy, W. F. Hightower, that “Everybody does better when everybody does better.” Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner (which put him square in the crosshairs of corporate agribusiness,) he has long chronicled the ongoing democratic struggles by America’s ordinary people against rule by its plutocratic elites. You can read more about Jim at JimHightower.com.

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

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

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, May 26, 2013  (Repeat)

A song for Memorial Day.

Art Trevena

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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Missy Rogers

Our physical inheritance offers clues about our ancestors

Art Trevena

“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.

 

Western Slope Skies 4/26/2013

Apr 26, 2013
Art Trevena

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.

Commentary: Attack on Rights

Apr 17, 2013

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.

   

Art Trevena

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

KVNF Sports Report: 4/11/13

Apr 11, 2013
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.

Art Trevena

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

Listen to Western Slope Skies, an astronomical report created by the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.

KVNF Sports Report: 3/28/2013

Mar 28, 2013
Tamie Meck

IN BASEBALL- 

After giving away a run in the top of the first and allowing a second run in the top of the second, Paonia got down to business Tuesday night. The Eagles hit three homeruns and 12 RBIs to defeat visiting Nucla, 16-5, in game one of a non-conference double header.

According to Angus, "I know it when I see it."


Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

The logic of this essay resembles its nominal subject. 

Winter Sun

Jan 7, 2013

Do you know when the Earth is nearest the sun?  It’s January 4th, during what is typically the coldest part of our winter.   Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s rotation axis, not by our distance from the sun.

When the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun in late December and January we experience deep winter, while the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and experiencing summer. 

Autumn is a wonderful time to observe our Western Slope Skies.   While the temperatures are not bitter cold, the nights are getting longer.


Although I have no illusions about a candidate revolutionizing my world, I still will be exercising the privilege of voting.

By Dr. Judith Boice

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Missy Rogers

Close to dying, Papaji asked his closest disciples, "Where is Buddha?"

By Dr. Judith Boice

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Missy Rogers

Are we hard-wired to see the glass half empty?

by Dr. Judith Boice

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Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday 9/16/12

Whatever I focus my attention on becomes "reality," whether I'm focused on fact or fiction.

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