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Local Motion
Tuesdays 6-6:30 PM, Saturdays 10-10:30 AM

In-depth local public affairs reporting and interviews from around the KVNF listening area.  Local Motion airs on Wednesdays from 6-6:30 pm and Saturdays from 10-10:30 am.  The program is hosted by members of the KVNF News Team.

Latest Episodes
  • This week on Local Motion, reporter Laura Palmisano interviews Dr. Nicki Gonzales about how Latinos shaped Colorado history. Dr. Gonzales is a noted historian and Professor of History and Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Regis University in Denver. She is also a member of History Colorado’s State Historian’s Council. Gonzales was appointed Colorado State Historian last year by Governor Jared Polis for a one-year term that ended at the beginning of this month. She was the first Latino to hold that position.
  • Today on Local Motion we take a look at a collaborative effort between the Nature Connection and the Western Slope Conservation Center to sponsor a Youth Trail Crew, young people who spend their summers maintaining the trail systems throughout the West Elks and Raggeds Wilderness. Taya Jae is joined by the young people on this crew and by Ben Grave of the Nature Connection, and Ben Katz of the Western Slope Conservation who join her to talk about the collaborative efforts behind this program – and what they believe is the importance of facilitating this type of work. Stay Tuned.
  • This week on Local Motion Taya Jae is joined by Gavin Dahl for a final farewell before Gavin begins his next Chapter as Executive Director at KRCL Community Radio. Tune in to hear Gavin share his KVNF highlights, challenges and what he believes is the best burger in the listening area.
  • The Montrose Recreation District celebrates its 5th anniversary Thursday, July 13, with a big party at the facility. We hear what they’ve accomplished over the past half decade and what’s ahead from Outdoor Recreation and Fitness Coordinator John Wagner. Plus, survival expert Tara L. Skubella, featured on Discovery Channel’s Naked & Afraid, talks about the survival course she’s leading on July 29th & 30th in partnership with Montrose Rec.
  • This week on Local Motion Gavin Dahl is joined by two guests, Mary Menz and Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, to discuss a special event coming up Sunday, July 10th from 2 to 4pm at the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. History Colorado and Valley Food Partnership are presenting a talk on Ute Ethnobotany and Land Stewardship and a tour of the museum’s ethnobotany garden.
  • Hosted by Adam Smith and Taya Jae, featuring local artisans, farmers, ranchers and creatives. They talk with local artisans about their favorite summer produce, what fruit crops survived the spring cold snaps and what kind of fruits will be available soon. Cherries are in season, and we visit the Arbols farmers market in Paonia.
  • Kate Redmond speaks with Dr. Bruce Lanser, pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health in Denver, about food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities and the difference between them in symptoms and treatments.
  • 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.