Ali Lightfoot

Program Director

Ali Lightfoot began her career in television production where she hired cast and crew, managed budgets and assisted in all aspects of production and post-production on a wide variety of projects. She has worked in a more creative capacity as well: acting, directing and writing for TV, film and radio.

Ali became KVNF's program director in 2009.  She produces and develops programming for KVNF as well as training and scheduling more than 70 volunteer DJs.   Ali produces radio documentaries and directs the youth reporting project "Pass the Mic," where young reporters (ages 8-12) create film and radio documentaries about their community.  

As of April 1, 2019, Ali has left her position at KVNF to become the Station Manager at KVMR, Nevada City, CA. We will miss her terribly, but wish her success at her new endeavor!

Seismic Acquisition Services

Two seismic surveying projects are being proposed near Paonia by Gunnison Energy, which is seeking oil and gas deposits to develop.   KVNF News speaks with Andrew Forkes-Gudmondson, Associate program director at Citizens for a Healthy Community, about possible impacts of the project.   Levi Broyles, Paonia District Ranger for the Forest Service,  discusses how his agency is analyzing the project and gathering public comment.  Delta County Commissioner Don Suppes also weighs in.

Kori Stanton

Nashville-based musician Steve Poltz stopped by the KVNF studios to talk with Ali Lightfoot and play some songs from his new album Shine On. Steve clues us in on why track 9 is the misfit on any album and shares stories about an obsession with Rickie Lee Jones and the time his musician-friend Jewel made goths cry.

Musician Moriah Woods shares some new songs and talks about honest expression,  opening for Pokey Lafarge and spring break in Poland.

Ali Lightfoot

District 1 commissioner Mike Lane talks with Felix Belmont and Ali Lightfoot about his work in the oil and gas fields, his experience as a new commissioner and his hopes for Delta county.  

DJ Adam Gall talks with singer songwriter Jeffrey Foucault about his creative process and latest projects.

Paonia band Pure Weed plays some new songs and talks with Ali Lightfoot about making music connections in the hemp fields,  famous Paonia punks and how to pick an alias.

In the January 2019 edition of The Delta County Commissioners Report,  Felix Belmont and KVNF News Host, Eric Goold speak with district 3 commissioner Mark Roeber.

Carrie Szabo

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with Stefan and Carrie Szabo of National Park Radio in Ouray after their show at The Wright Opera House. 

Ashton Ray Hansen

Robin Berndt, a training and outreach coordinator for the Center for Mental Health, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about programs offered in western Colorado that help educate the community about mental health, suicide prevention and those in crisis. 

 

Ali Lightfoot

KVNF visits with the hip hop group Nappy Roots before their show at Mesa Theater in Grand Junction.  Skinny DeVille,  Buffalo Stille,  Ron Clutch, Fish Scales and 808 Blake talk about their Kentucky roots, 90s hip hop and what it takes to maintain the American Dream.

In the fall of 2017, four seventh-grade girls from Ridgway Colorado formed a group called “Carry On!  Ridgway Reuses.”   Their goal was to ban single-use plastic bags in their hometown and address the global dangers of plastics.  Over a year later, on December 12th, 2018, the Ridgway Town Council voted to adopt a Single Use Plastic Bag Ban Ordinance, effective March 1st.  KVNF’s Ali Lightfoot spoke with these young activists about their efforts.

 

Ashley Krest

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with the folk duo Penny and Sparrow at the 2018 Moab Folk Festival.

Ashley Krest

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with Hubby Jenkins at the 2018 Moab Folk Festival. 

Residents at the Paonia Care Nursing Home share stories about their lives and memorable holidays from their past.

KVNF's Ashley Krest talks with members of the North Fork ensemble before their CD release party for "Music For Everyday Life."

Families Plus

Dr. Brenda K. Holland, Executive Director​ at Families Plus talks about the  nonprofit's goal to provide long-term support for struggling families in Delta county.  She discusses how the organization formed,  the mental health resources it provides and how locals can help through mentorship and financial assistance programs as well as donating gifts to families who need them during the holidays.

Composer and multi-media artist Lane Shi talks with Ali Lightfoot about her work and residency at Elsewhere in Paonia.  

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Ryan Montbleau after his performance at Steve's Guitars in Carbondale.   Ryan talks about finding the balance between commentary and entertainment during the Trump era, his other musical project "Yes Darling"  and how to respond to fans who tattoo his lyrics on their body.

Cara Palone

When longtime Telluride resident Tim Cannon went missing this past summer, day after day, community members hoped, prayed and wished for an update. The search played out in the background of daily life -- Tim was what people talked about: at the grocery store, on the street and on the news. Finally, he was found, by a pilot named Deven Felix, who assists with search and rescue operations for area agencies. But on the day he discovered Tim, he was acting as a good Samaritan and decided to fly his fixed-wing over Telluride to have a look.

Ashley Krest

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks to musician Sam Baker at the 2018 Moab Folk Festival.  

KVNF DJ Geitz talks with musician and activist Robby Romero about growing up in Hollywood, hanging out with Dennis Hopper and the Dali Lama and working for the rights of indigenous people.

District 2 commissioner Don Suppes discuss Delta county's changing demographics, the county's postion on seismic testing and raises for county workers. 

Willi Moore

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and musician Valerie June have a cosmic conversation about serendipidy,  poetry and obscurity at the 2018 Telluride Blues and Brew Festival. 

Willi Moore, Photo and Illustration

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot talks with pianist Marco Benevento at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Marco shares stories about his first synthesizer, his first job (playing piano at the country club) and his love for New Orleans.

Delta County Commissioner District 1 candidates Republican Mike Lane and Democrat Dick Gilmore discuss Delta's economic future, oil and development and the county's master pan.   Julie McCluskie (D) and Mike Mason (R) running in the Colorado House of Representatives District 61 general election talk about climate change, electric cars and the economy.   

Willi Moore

Rhythm and Blues artist Son Little talks with Ali Lightfoot about working with Mavis Staples, his first love song and his dream of starting a band made up entirely of bass players.  Ali caught up with Son Little before his show at the 2018 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival.

KVNF's Felix Belmont and Eric Goold speak with District 1 Commissioner Doug Atchley, whose term ends this year. Atchley talks about his experience serving as commissioner, the local economy and his hopes for the future of Delta County.

Sarah Jacobson

This program features excerpts from the Delta County Election Candidate Forum.  The forum, organized by Delta's Republican and Democratic party leaders, was held in Delta in October and moderated by KVNF's Eric Goold.   Senate District 5 Candidates Republican Olen Lund and Democratic incumbent Kerry Donovan and House District 54 candidates, Republican Matt Soper and Independent Thea Chase are featured in this episode. 

Durango Herald

As part of KVNF’s midterm election coverage,  we are featuring portions of the 2018 Club 20 Debates.    This 2 part debate is between 3rd congressional district candidates Diane Mitsch Bush and Scott Tipton.

The North Carolina Folk band River Whyless and Quebec's Les Poulet a Colin talk with KVNF at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

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