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Local Motion
Published weekly after Wednesday 6:00 pm broadcast

In-depth local public affairs reporting and interviews from around the KVNF listening area.

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Latest Episodes
  • This week Gavin Dahl is joined by Eva Veitch, director of community living services at the nonprofit Region 10, and Sarah Curtis, executive director at All Points Transit. They talk about a wide range of programs supporting older adults and providing transportation solutions across several area counties. Plus, All Points Transit has a Brews and Bites event coming up in July at Big B's Delicious Orchards, and their annual Oktoberfest event at the new Montrose amphitheater.
  • This week we hear from reporter Will Walkey at our RMCR partner station KHOL in Jackson about a controversy examining the very core of what it means for humans to interact with public lands. A small population of bighorn sheep persists in the Teton range during the winter under impossible conditions, often above 10,000 feet. Local wildlife biologists, who have been painstakingly tracking the population for decades, say the herd is in danger and are proposing backcountry closures to try and give the sheep some space. This effort to conserve the herd is pitting some skiers against conservationists in emotional public discourse. This podcast is part of a series from KHOL and Stio called Facets: Voices of the Mountain Life.
  • This week we listen to highlights from a panel discussion about the new documentary film The Holly, which won the audience award at Mountainfilm in Telluride. Director Julian Rubinstein based the film on his book of the same name, chronicling eight years of investigations into the story of an activist facing life in prison. At his own peace rally, Terrance Roberts shot a gang member and possible police informant. Roberts and Rubinstein received standing ovations at all three screenings of The Holly and sat down for a conversation with festival goers at the Hotel Telluride on May 28, 2022.
  • Nicholas Garza, research analyst for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission speaks to KVNF's Kate Redmond about the technology, infrastructure, and potential of geothermal as a carbon-free renewable energy.
  • This week on Local Motion we look ahead to Mountainfilm in Telluride, coming up over Memorial Day weekend. KOTO’s Julia Caulfield speaks with festival director Suzan Beraza and executive director Sage Martin, plus the filmmakers behind new documentaries Surf Nation and Sam Now.
  • Saturday, May 14 is World Migratory Bird Day. This year’s theme is “Dim the Lights for Birds at Night” focusing on the impact of light pollution on migratory birds. This week, we hear highlights from a webinar led by the National Audubon Society. Learn more at audubon.org.
  • This week on Local Motion we hear a presentation from City of Montrose Public Works Manager Jim Scheid about the economics of recycling and trash service given at The Forum Montrose, and then he and Montrose Trash and Recycling Team Leader Abel Velarde answer questions from the public.
  • Delta County voters have important decisions to make between now and May 3, including on ballot measure 6A. It would create a sales tax increase of less than one cent per dollar for the next 8 years to help fund Delta Health. Sarah Bishop speaks in favor. Jere Lowe speaks in opposition.
  • After two decades as a coal miner, Jesse Erickson started Valley High Dispensary in Paonia with his wife Micah. Boulder Weekly editor Caitlin Rockett talks about her article on greenlining, as licensees in Colorado’s cannabis industry social equity program say the playing field is far from level. It’s 420 on Local Motion tonight at 6 on KVNF.
  • Pete Kolbenschlag of Colorado Farm and Food Alliance discusses the need for immediate action on climate change with our own Gavin Dahl. He recaps the latest IPCC report released last week, and argues the Western Slope is well positioned to become a global climate leader.