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Radio Show

“A Public Affair”

To stay informed about issues and opportunities in Boulder County, tune in to “A Public Affair” hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County in collaboration with KGNU Radio 88.5 FM

 

“A Public Affair” brings you expert interviews and in-depth insights on timely topics. Our goal is to inspire community conversation about issues that affect all of us – from health, education, and the economy, to civic engagement, arts and culture, the environment, and more.

 

Tune in on the fourth Monday of every month at 8:35 a.m.

88.5 FM Boulder/Denver
1390 AM Boulder/Denver
93.7 FM Nederland
Shows are also available as podcasts on iTunes and other podcast apps. Search “Community Foundation Boulder County” to download and listen.
  • 03.25.24

    This month on A Public Affair, we discuss the arts, including Boulder Arts Week coming up in early April and the arts community here in Boulder County. Our host Jim is joined by Lauren Click, Arts Program Manager for the Office of Arts and Culture in the Community Vitality Department of the City of Boulder, Maggie Saunders, Programs Coordinator for the Boulder County Art Alliance, and Mario Jose Olvera, Co-owner, Art Director, and Outreach Coordinator at Mi Chantli.


     

     

  • 02.26.24

    This month on A Public Affair, we discuss the landscape of equity-based philanthropy, the national conversation around the legality of equity-based grants, and the local implications for Colorado organizations. Tune in to hear from Ben McDearmon, Director of Legal Resources at Council on Foundations, Sarah Harrison, Vice President of Programs at Community Foundation Boulder County, and Valicia Trowbridge, Board Chair of Intercambio on this important topic.

  • 01.22.24

    This month on A Public Affair, we discuss the Marshall Fire recovery process, the progress made 2 years after the fire damaged or destroyed over 1,000 homes in southeastern Boulder County, and our guest’s recent visit to Maui as part of a delegation to help support their wildfire recovery efforts. We’re joined by Tatiana Hernandez, CEO of Community Foundation Boulder County, Jennifer Gray Thompson from the national wildfire recovery organization After the Fire, and Jenn Kaaoush, Town Board Trustee for the town of Superior.

  • 12.25.23

    Our guests on this Christmas edition of A Public Affair are Karla Hale, Executive Director of Longmont Meals on Wheels, and Erika Wey, Food Security Network Boulder and Broomfield Counties, to discuss food insecurity in Boulder County and what can be done to help.

  • 11.27.23

    On this month’s episode of A Public Affair, we had a conversation with JD Mangat, Mayor of the City of Lafayette, and David Emerson, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley. The conversation focused on affordable housing in Boulder County, and covered the importance of creating more affordable housing, the need for more affordable housing in Boulder County, and recent legislation and projects that are focused on moving this initiative forward.

  • 10.23.23

    On this month’s episode, Communications Associate Lucy Carlson-Krakoff steps in for Jim Williams as host and is joined by Allison Billings, Executive Director of Impact on Education and Kim Wright, Mental Health Advocate for the Boulder Valley School District. Their discussion focuses on youth mental health in Boulder County, and the work Impact on Education and the Boulder Valley School District are doing to help students, teachers, and parents overcome mental health challenges.

     

  • 09.25.23

    In this month's episode, we are joined by Elizabeth Crowe, City of Boulder Deputy Director of Housing and Human Services, and Silas Atkins and Ruby Lopez, members of the Elevate Boulder Community Task Force, to discuss the Elevate Boulder Guaranteed Income Project.

  • 08.28.23
    On this month's episode, our host, Jim Williams, talks with Sarah Huntley, Communications and Engagement Director at the City of Boulder, about the city’s upcoming event, What’s Up Boulder. Learn more about this exciting event and be sure to stop by Foothills Community Park on September 10 to join the festivities!
  • 07.24.23

    On this episode, Sarah Harrison, Vice President of Programs at Community Foundation Boulder County, and Sarah Mikkelsen, Grant Maker at the Community Foundation, join Jim Williams to discuss the Community Trust, a grant making program at the Community Foundation.

  • 04.24.23

    The foundation welcomes Ana Fernandez, Public Policy & Community Outreach Coordinator and Ellen Ross, Communication Manager at the  Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) to discuss what it takes to be financially self-sufficient in Boulder County.

    In partnership with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, EFAA and other local nonprofit leaders supporting low and middle-income households in Boulder County and community leaders will discuss what it takes to "make it" in our county at an event being held Wednesday, May 10 at City of Boulder Library.

Radio Show

“A Public Affair”

To stay informed about issues and opportunities in Boulder County, tune in to “A Public Affair” hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County in collaboration with KGNU Radio 88.5 FM

 

“A Public Affair” brings you expert interviews and in-depth insights on timely topics. Our goal is to inspire community conversation about issues that affect all of us – from health, education, and the economy, to civic engagement, arts and culture, the environment, and more.

 

Tune in on the fourth Monday of every month at 8:35 a.m.

88.5 FM Boulder/Denver
1390 AM Boulder/Denver
93.7 FM Nederland
Shows are also available as podcasts on iTunes and other podcast apps. Search “Community Foundation Boulder County” to download and listen.
  • 03.25.24

    This month on A Public Affair, we discuss the arts, including Boulder Arts Week coming up in early April and the arts community here in Boulder County. Our host Jim is joined by Lauren Click, Arts Program Manager for the Office of Arts and Culture in the Community Vitality Department of the City of Boulder, Maggie Saunders, Programs Coordinator for the Boulder County Art Alliance, and Mario Jose Olvera, Co-owner, Art Director, and Outreach Coordinator at Mi Chantli.


     

     

  • 02.26.24

    This month on A Public Affair, we discuss the landscape of equity-based philanthropy, the national conversation around the legality of equity-based grants, and the local implications for Colorado organizations. Tune in to hear from Ben McDearmon, Director of Legal Resources at Council on Foundations, Sarah Harrison, Vice President of Programs at Community Foundation Boulder County, and Valicia Trowbridge, Board Chair of Intercambio on this important topic.

  • 01.22.24

    This month on A Public Affair, we discuss the Marshall Fire recovery process, the progress made 2 years after the fire damaged or destroyed over 1,000 homes in southeastern Boulder County, and our guest’s recent visit to Maui as part of a delegation to help support their wildfire recovery efforts. We’re joined by Tatiana Hernandez, CEO of Community Foundation Boulder County, Jennifer Gray Thompson from the national wildfire recovery organization After the Fire, and Jenn Kaaoush, Town Board Trustee for the town of Superior.

  • 12.25.23

    Our guests on this Christmas edition of A Public Affair are Karla Hale, Executive Director of Longmont Meals on Wheels, and Erika Wey, Food Security Network Boulder and Broomfield Counties, to discuss food insecurity in Boulder County and what can be done to help.

  • 11.27.23

    On this month’s episode of A Public Affair, we had a conversation with JD Mangat, Mayor of the City of Lafayette, and David Emerson, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley. The conversation focused on affordable housing in Boulder County, and covered the importance of creating more affordable housing, the need for more affordable housing in Boulder County, and recent legislation and projects that are focused on moving this initiative forward.

  • 10.23.23

    On this month’s episode, Communications Associate Lucy Carlson-Krakoff steps in for Jim Williams as host and is joined by Allison Billings, Executive Director of Impact on Education and Kim Wright, Mental Health Advocate for the Boulder Valley School District. Their discussion focuses on youth mental health in Boulder County, and the work Impact on Education and the Boulder Valley School District are doing to help students, teachers, and parents overcome mental health challenges.

     

  • 09.25.23

    In this month's episode, we are joined by Elizabeth Crowe, City of Boulder Deputy Director of Housing and Human Services, and Silas Atkins and Ruby Lopez, members of the Elevate Boulder Community Task Force, to discuss the Elevate Boulder Guaranteed Income Project.

  • 08.28.23
    On this month's episode, our host, Jim Williams, talks with Sarah Huntley, Communications and Engagement Director at the City of Boulder, about the city’s upcoming event, What’s Up Boulder. Learn more about this exciting event and be sure to stop by Foothills Community Park on September 10 to join the festivities!
  • 07.24.23

    On this episode, Sarah Harrison, Vice President of Programs at Community Foundation Boulder County, and Sarah Mikkelsen, Grant Maker at the Community Foundation, join Jim Williams to discuss the Community Trust, a grant making program at the Community Foundation.

  • 04.24.23

    The foundation welcomes Ana Fernandez, Public Policy & Community Outreach Coordinator and Ellen Ross, Communication Manager at the  Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) to discuss what it takes to be financially self-sufficient in Boulder County.

    In partnership with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, EFAA and other local nonprofit leaders supporting low and middle-income households in Boulder County and community leaders will discuss what it takes to "make it" in our county at an event being held Wednesday, May 10 at City of Boulder Library.