Ali LIghtfoot

Talkin Music: Steve Poltz

Mar 6, 2019
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.

Talkin Music: Valerie June

Nov 2, 2018
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. 

Talkin Music: Son Little

Oct 19, 2018
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.

Talkin Music: Regina Spektor

Aug 23, 2018

KVNF speaks with Regina Spektor at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.  Regina talks about the different approaches to studying music in the US and Russia,  her early days playing in NYC's east village and her creative process.  

Local Motion: A Conversation About Guns, Part 1

Mar 14, 2018
Kori Stanton

A local gun control activist,  gun enthusiast, school official, parents and a Columbine survivor weigh in on the issue of gun control, gun safety and school security. 

Talkin Music: Miles Mosley

Oct 12, 2017
Amber McDaniel

With his bold and innovative style,  LA born musician Miles Mosley has been described as the "Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass."   In addition to his solo career,  he has toured and recorded with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Miss Lauren Hill and Rihanna.    Miles performed at this year's Telluride Jazz Festival and took time to speak with Ali Lightfoot before his show.

Talkin Music: Ryan Bingham

Aug 12, 2016

This award winning songwriter and master guitarist sat down to chat with Ali Lightfoot before his sold out show at Belly Up in Aspen.

Talkin Music: Nathaniel Rateliff

Aug 20, 2015
Dallas Meck

Nathaniel Rateliff talks about his new album and why it's full of lighthearted songs on dark topics.  Plus- he shares stories about  his Tonight Show appearance,  navigating the music industry and the downside of legal marijuana.

Talkin Music: Zach Deputy

Oct 24, 2014

Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as "island-infused drum n' bass gospel ninja soul."   Ali Lightfoot interviewed Zach at the 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Fest.

Talkin Music: Patrick Sweany

Sep 29, 2014

Musician Patrick Sweany packs a serious punch combining  old school blues, rock, soul, country and folk.   KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with the  musician after his third show of the day at the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. 

Talkin Music: Shakey Graves

Sep 18, 2014
Ali Lightfoot

Austin singer, songwriter and guitar virtuoso Shakey Graves  speaks with Ali Lightfoot about his new CD - “And the War Came."    Ali caught up with the 27 year old musician backstage at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival. 

Earth Day 2014: Local "Plastivists" Speak Out

Apr 22, 2014

Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   

Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: Carol Kwiatkowski, Joanna Calabrese, Carolyn Yates, Don Holt (of Don's market) and Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill.

Hear about the effects of plastic pollution on our coastlines and marine life with oceanographer, Captain Charles Moore and surfer, Tom Jones.

Listen to the program as it aired on KVNF radio.

Local Motion: North Fork Storytellers - GUTS

Apr 2, 2014
Andrew Cullen

The first North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Guts. There were stories of entrails, courage and boldness. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.

Local Motion: Paolo Bacigalupi

Sep 24, 2013

New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration in his new young adult novel "Zombie Baseball Beatdown." 


On Saturday March 9th, KVNF's Morning news Host Brian Cambria drove through a storm over to Denver to attend the Colorado Broadcaster's Association (CBA)  Awards of Excellence Banquet. KVNF had submitted 4 reporting pieces from 2012 for consideration and three of them were chosen.

Talkin Music: Sticky Mulligan & Paul Sammons

Mar 1, 2013

Paonia musicians, Sticky Mulligan and Paul Sammons,  stopped by the KVNF studios to play some new music and catch up with Ali Lightfoot.

Talkin' Music: Donny Morales

Nov 15, 2012

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot interviewed local musician Donny Morales. Hear what he said, and listen to what he played in the studio!

Local Motion: Pass the Mic Commentaries

Oct 1, 2012

Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with the The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.  Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context.   All 7 young reporters are assigned to a “beat” reporting on a North Fork industry.  Today the kids share their opinions on some important issues and the industries they are reporting on.   

Local Motion: iSeeChange & Citizen Journalism

May 12, 2012

Ali Lightfoot speaks with iseechange producer, Julia Kumari Drapkin and KVNF executive director, Sally Kane about the iSeeChange project,  and about new initiatives in media that encourage citizen journalism and use new technologies to get public input.