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Meet KDNK public affairs hosts

KDNK community radio is celebrating its public affairs shows on Wednesday, Feb. 25.

The community is invited to a Public Affairs Open House from 5:30-6:30 p.m. featuring an informal meet and greet with show hosts.

Hosts from “The Ag Report,” “Express Yourself,” “Geek Speak,” “Living Permaculture,” “Senior Matters,” “Valley Voices” and “A Weight Off Your Shoulders” will be there to mingle.

KDNK morning news anchor Steve Cole and KDNK news staff will also be on hand. Winter membership drive kicked off on Feb. 16 and the open house is one of several special events over the next few weeks.

KDNK public affairs shows air every weekday at 4:30 p.m. or at other times as noted. The lineup:

“Ask the Vet” airs every third Thursday featuring local veterinarians and host Mary Fox.

“The Ag Report “explores the Roaring Fork Valley’s rich agricultural heritage and current practices. Hosted by Jock Jacober, it’s on the every second Tuesday of the month.

“Express Yourself “highlights the many cultural offerings available in the area, hosted by Luke Nestler every Friday from 4-5 p.m.

“Geek Speak,” KDNK’s on-air computer help desk, takes call-in tech-related questions and comments. A panel of three Geeks — Louie Girardot from Mountain Keyboard, Donna Dalton from the Mac Experts and Matt McBrayer from Cursed Valley productions — join KDNK’s Steve Skinner at 4:30 p.m. every Monday.

“Immigrant Stories,” hosted by Walter Gallacher, features in-depth interviews with locals relating stories about their lives and family histories. Tune in on the third Tuesday of the month.

“Living Permaculture,” about how to live a more sustainable life, features a guest and topic that is pertinent to the self-sufficiency of the valley and the world. Jerome Osentowski and Stephanie Syson host the show every fourth Wednesday of the month.

“Senior Matters,” hosted by Diane Johnson, is every third Wednesday of the month.

“Shifting Gears” features conversations with people making life-sustaining choices. Will Evans hosts on the first Wednesday of each month.

“Valley Voices,” featuring in-depth interviews, is one of KDNK’s longest-running public affairs shows. It’s at 4:30 p.m. on second and fourth Thursdays of the month hosted by Amy Hadden Marsh.

“A Weight Off Your Shoulders” is a fast-paced call-in show hosted by personal trainer Edward Troy and is dedicated to fitness. Topics cover weight loss, sports, exercise, sports training, nutrition, personal training, holistic health and much more. Listen every first Tuesday of the month.


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