Kori Stanton

Producer/Host

Kori is a Paonia native and grew up on the Western Slope. A strong sense of ‘Community’ was instilled from the very beginning as her father, Campbell Stanton, is the orginal Founder of KVNF.  At the age of 11, Kori was awarded the opportunity to attend a Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Northern Colorado where she learned how to shoot film on her mother’s 35mm camera and darkroom photography. Little did she know that these were the very beginnings of her love and passion for photography and storytelling. In 2004 Kori moved to Denver where she continued her photography career. In 2006, Kori was ready for a bigger challenge and moved to Los Angeles. With her extensive background in photography, Kori landed a job at Quixote Studios. Over the next ten years she worked on numerous feature and short films, produced community driven events, and shot fashion photography and promo vidoes for Hautelook & Nordstrom.

In 2016, Kori moved back to Paonia to be closer to her family and breathe in clean mountain air. Within a few months of moving back to her roots, Kori signed up for KVNF's DJ training with then Program Director, Ali Lightfoot. With Kori's production background, storytelling and editing skills she was a great fit for all things production. Kori now produces all of the Underwriting and Promos heard on KVNF. Kori also hosts and produces the weekly show 'Talkin Music' and she supports the News department by producing agricultural and public affairs stories for 'Local Motion'. In addition to seeing her around the station you can hear her music show on Thursday mornings on "The Sweet Sound". When she's not at KVNF you can find Kori working on her family’s lavender farm on Garvin Mesa where the original KVNF radio station still stands.

Feras Abdallah / PLA, LEED® Green Associate™

There are things that we can do and when it comes to butterflies our yards, farms and community gardens and parks can be the difference between life and death for these little friends.

Seth Beamer

Americana, rock, folk, singer-songwriter Andy Sydow talks with KVNF from his home studio in Denver. Sydow's EP "Time. Love. Everywhere." drops on April 9th, 2021.

Kori Stanton

Violinist Sarah Off stopped by KVNF's Bamboo Room to debut several pieces from her new release "Alone." The new album was composed by North Fork Valley's Dylan Fixmer and recorded by Daniel Be.

Scotty Kenton

"The future is bright" for A.J. Fullerton and his newest release The Forgiver and The Runaway. A.J. called into KVNF to talk with Kori Stanton and debut a few songs from the new record which drops Friday, March 26th.

A.J. Fullerton's new record "The Forgiver and The Runaway" is out on Vizztone Records on Friday, March 26th, 2021. The Montrose native blues musician calls in from Nashville to talk with Steve Rubick and Candy Pennetta during KVNF's Spring Pledge Drive. 

Homestead Meats

Colorado Ranchers face many obstacles around meat processing. In response to these growing issues Colorado State University is offering a free webinar on Thursday, March 11th from 12:30-2:00PM MST. KVNF talks with CSU's Assistant Professor and Food Systems Extension Economist, Becca Jablonski for the details. More information and the list of featured speakers can be found at foodsystems.colostate.edu.


 

Kori Stanton

After a full year of social distancing and facing social isolation Western Slope organizations are getting even more creative with their offerings for local Seniors.

FERAS ABDALLAH / PLA, LEED® GREEN ASSOCIATE™

I was standing at my desk looking out into the garden I share with neighbors when I saw an American robin come by and pick up an earthworm. This red breasted feathered friend was followed by four more of their kind that paraded through the winter beds looking for worms and  finding no more quickly moving on. A traditional sign of spring the robin stopped by for that little earth worm snack which has wriggled its way up to the surface of the soil.   

Lady Gang

Denver musician and loop artist Lady Gang AKA Jen Korte chats with 'Talkin Music' host Kori Stanton about her brand new album Full Throttle.

Shot by DILATE

LA singer-songwriter Kaleena Zanders talks with Kori Stanton about how the pandemic has given her time to focus on writing and recording her own music. This vocal powerhouse has been featured on many tracks and collaborations and plans to release her own EP later this year. 

Renee Ramge Photography

Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears talk with KVNF about their brand new album "Just Over The Ridge." This Western Colorado duo connected through Victor Wooten's Center for Music and Nature and have been playing music together ever since.

Otis Taylor

American blues musician Otis Taylor talks with long time friend Bob Pennetta aka DJ Geitz Romo about Black History, music, and the two share many laughs as they reminisce about the past. Pennetta and Taylor have been friends for over 50 years.

Feras Abdallah / PLA, LEED® Green Associate™

The hunter or warrior constellation of Orion is especially visible in our dark winter sky. Known for his bow, broad shoulders and belt Orion also carries something special in the sword that hangs from his waist - a vast nebula of molecular space dust, gases and atoms of elements that give birth to stars. This star nursery is home to gestating and infant stars, wrapped in blankets of gases and matter, that as they grow will give rise to whole new solar systems.

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

According to the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association, "Fruit and veggie production in Colorado is a nearly $485 million dollar industry with more than 90,000 growing acres statewide and around 60,000 acres in Freemont, Mesa, Durango-La Plata, and Delta Counties." KVNF talked with CFVGA's Board President and Broomfield, CO veggie farmer, Robert Sakata about their 7th Annual Conference which will be held virtually on February 17th & 18th.

Charla Harvey

Graham Good & The Painters is made up of seven musicians who mostly reside in and around Denver, Colorado. The band is gearing up to release their first full album sometime in 2021 and kindly allowed KVNF to debut four songs in this Talkin Music.

Sara Rubinstein

The 9th Annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum was held virtually on January 23nd - 23rd. This year's Keynote Speaker was Zimbabwean Ecologist Allan Savory of the Savory Institute.

Feras Abdallah / PLA, LEED® Green Associate™

As we face one of the worst droughts in modern history, trees can help us fight the challenges of heat, dryness, dust and mental fatigue. Street trees offer immense benefits and we need to do as much as we can to care for them! With trees, bigger is better as many of the positive attributes they offer exponentially increase with the tree’s size.

Kori Stanton

100% of the state of Colorado is in drought. It’s the middle of winter and this kind of thing is extraordinarily unusual. The southwestern areas are in extreme drought, the worst category. These areas are reporting between 39-1% of normal snowpack. This is a serious condition because water is something we all (humans and every other form of life) rely on. It's also something we can all do something about.

Elliott Hickam

North Fork Valley musician Jon Hickam talks with KVNF about his debut solo album "Pickin' and Grinnin' with Willis Pickem." The new album features background vocals by Jon's father, Robert Hickam, cajon by his son Elliott Hickam and shakers by David Alderdice.

Lisa Young / Delta County Independent

KVNF’s Kori Stanton speaks to The Learning Council's Executive Director Alicia Michaelson and Delta County School District superintendent Caryn Gibson about the donation of over 150 books for "diversity library."   

Merne Judson III

Ghost Tapes is a modern soul, funk and R&B band out of Denver, CO. On their second full album, FIG, the band explores themes of stuggle, death, rebirth and growth. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks with all five members via Zoom just before the album release. This program features the debut of Ghost Tapes' song "Spilled Milk" which was written by the band's lead singer Ishka B. Phoenix about the late Denver musician and artist Colin Ward.

Calla Rose Ostrander

Water is life. It makes up 71% of Earth’s body and 60% of ours. An essential element it is often characterized by being in motion: flowing, ebbing, falling, freezing, melting, vaporizing, condensensing. Water is ever cycling through its different states of being, as a gas (vapor), a liquid (water), and a solid (ice).

Sarah Shuel / Sonder Music Management

Denver based folk/hip-hop/electronic duo Grim & Darling talk with KVNF about their recent album release "Three." After a little break Colorado musicians Jessa Love and Jordan Polovina found themselves back in the studio during the 2020 pandemic.

2020 was a challenging year for musicians but that didn't stop new music from coming out. 'Talkin Music' Host and Producer, Kori Stanton and News Director and Morning Edition Host, Gavin Dahl share some of their favorite songs from Colorado musicians in 2020. 

Kori Stanton

This week there was a grand conjunction between the planets Saturn and Jupiter on the winter solstice. The ancient festival of Saturnalia was traditionally celebrated this time of year. Considered the most popular, jolly and raucous of the Roman Holidays, it serves as the basis for our modern celebration of Christmas.

Kori Stanton

Happy Winter Solstice on Dec 21st, 2020! As we snuggle down into the deepest nights of the year KVNF’s Calla Rose Ostrander explores the ways in which human society is already oriented around the workings of the Earth, the heavens and how the planet and its many forms of life and relationships interweave with and shape our own. 

Jessica Hanson is a multi-instrumentalist, looping violinist, and composer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Hanson recently released a Christmas inspired EP called 'Noel Noctis' which includes non-traditional renditions of holiday classics like "O Come, O Come Immanuel", "What Child Is This", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." All four songs and pieces are featured in this Talkin Music as well as an original song called 'Kaleidoscope' which Hanson released in the middle of 2020.

Calla Rose Ostrander

When people think about what compost is, a few things tend to come to mind: first pretty much everyone, republican or democrat, city dweller or rural resident, thinks its good, I haven't met a farmer who didn't like it and people in cities tend to think of it in connection with beautiful things like community gardens or their grandparents backyards and old farms.  

Renee Cornue

Durango musician Cody Tinnin talks with KVNF about his upcoming solo album "Perennial" and shares several unreleased songs on this Talkin Music. Tinnin is one third of the bluegrass trio Stillhouse Junkies which is also based out of Durango, CO.

Aaron Watson - Dark Skies Paonia

The Beaver, or Full Frost Moon is the name of this season’s luna llena. With the moonlight sparkling on a heavy frost and a beaver moving into a new bend of one of the ditches that runs by my house, I think it is well named. Our question this week was, why is the Moon bigger when it rises?

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