Short Features

Short audio features played throughout the KVNF program schedule:

Western Slope Skies: Black Canyon Astronomical Society

Western Slope Skies is produced by members of the Black Canyon Astronomical Society, who take a look at our local night sky. Hear it every other Friday morning after the  local newscast (from 8-8:10 AM) and on the following Wednesday night at 7 PM just before Global Express.

Mindful Moments: Sundays at 11:00 am

A weekly opportunity for you to pause, find stillness, and look inward leading to a better understanding of self and of the world around you. Your host, Erin Easton will offer teachings to help you find more kindness, peace, and ease in your daily life.

Pulse of the Planet: Weekdays at 1:00 pm

Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound.

Hightower Radio Lowdown: Tuesday & Thursday at 7:00 pm

2-minute commentaries by Jim Hightower, America’s most popular populist. He is a best-selling author, public speaker, and political sparkplug who learned from his daddy, W. F. Hightower, that “Everybody does better when everybody does better.” Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner (which put him square in the crosshairs of corporate agribusiness,) he has long chronicled the ongoing democratic struggles by America’s ordinary people against rule by its plutocratic elites. You can read more about Jim at JimHightower.com.

BirdNote: Weekdays at 5:49 am and Tue-Fri at 3:57 pm

Birds connect us with the joy and wonder of nature. By telling vivid, sound-rich stories about birds and the challenges they face, BirdNote inspires listeners to care about the natural world — and take steps to protect it.

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Words

May 10, 2013

Western Slope Skies 4/26/2013

Apr 26, 2013

Saturn…The ringed planet. The sixth planet from the Sun; second largest in the Solar System behind Jupiter; and the one that evokes the most vivid images in our thoughts. It is an unforgettable sight, even in a small telescope.  

From now until early May, Saturn will be the brightest it has been for more than 5 years. It rises in the east as the Sun sets and will be visible all night long.

Commentary: Attack on Rights

Apr 17, 2013

It's time for another "Attack on Rights" report from KVNF's youth reporter, Matthew Kane.   This time Matthew expresses his concerns about the US Drone program...

Matthew Kane is attending the Launch program in Cedaredge where the students can choose a particular area of study in the community.  He's working with KVNF's program director, Ali Lightfoot to produce these reports.

   

Listen to Western Slope Skies, a report on the night sky by the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.  

KVNF Sports Report: 4/11/13

Apr 11, 2013
Tamie Meck

Delta county athletes set four records Saturday at the annual Frank Woodburn Invitational track and field meet in Grand Junction .

Track

Cedaredge's Reid Gates cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, to claim the meet high jump record, and sailed 21 feet, 9 and a quarter inches to reset the record in the long jump. Teammate Austin Williams fell short of a meet record in the shot put, but jumped to the top of the 3A state rankings in the event with a winning throw of 51 feet, 2 inches.

Listen to Western Slope Skies, a report on the heavens from the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.  

Listen to Western Slope Skies, an astronomical report created by the Black Canyon Astronomical Society.

KVNF Sports Report: 3/28/2013

Mar 28, 2013
Tamie Meck

IN BASEBALL- 

After giving away a run in the top of the first and allowing a second run in the top of the second, Paonia got down to business Tuesday night. The Eagles hit three homeruns and 12 RBIs to defeat visiting Nucla, 16-5, in game one of a non-conference double header.

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Holy Art

Feb 5, 2013

According to Angus, "I know it when I see it."


KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Feb 5, 2013

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Labyrinths

Feb 1, 2013

The logic of this essay resembles its nominal subject. 

Winter Sun

Jan 7, 2013

Do you know when the Earth is nearest the sun?  It’s January 4th, during what is typically the coldest part of our winter.   Seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s rotation axis, not by our distance from the sun.

When the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun in late December and January we experience deep winter, while the southern hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and experiencing summer. 

Autumn is a wonderful time to observe our Western Slope Skies.   While the temperatures are not bitter cold, the nights are getting longer.


Although I have no illusions about a candidate revolutionizing my world, I still will be exercising the privilege of voting.

By Dr. Judith Boice

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Close to dying, Papaji asked his closest disciples, "Where is Buddha?"

By Dr. Judith Boice

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Are we hard-wired to see the glass half empty?

by Dr. Judith Boice

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday 9/16/12

Whatever I focus my attention on becomes "reality," whether I'm focused on fact or fiction.

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