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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.
  • 07.22.13

    From hormone therapy for transgendered patients to our falling teen birth
    rate and changes in contraceptive care, we talk about local trends in reproductive
    health with Dr. Ruth Weinberg and Lisa Radelet of the Boulder Valley Women's Health
    Center. Tune in to learn more about why the teen birth rate here has fallen
    dramatically over the past decade, why demand for abortion services is also down,
    and why our chlamydia rate is rising. Dr. Weinberg and Lisa also share how they'll
    be helping people find insurance coverage with the expansion of Medicaid and the
    implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

  • 06.24.13

    Despite gains in recent decades, women in Colorado still earn about 80 cents on the male dollar. Women are also more likely to step out of the labor force for family reasons, and more likely to live in poverty later in life. To learn more about the status of women and girls in Colorado, we speak with Louise Atkinson and Cindy Willard of the Women's Foundation of Colorado, tackling topics ranging from income to racial/ethnic disparities to education to personal safety.

  • 05.27.13

    In 2010, Boulder County voters approved a five-year property tax to help prevent people teetering on the brink of financial disaster from falling over the edge. The Temporary Human Services Safety Net has pumped about $5 million annually into county services in an effort to close some of the gap in human services funding resulting from state budget cuts. With an emphasis on prevention, that money has helped keep more people in their homes, keep more kids with their families, and make sure our most vulnerable residents have the resources they need to make ends meet. To learn more about the tax and its impacts, we speak with Boulder County Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander and Simon Smith of Clinica.

  • 04.22.13

    While Boulder County's unemployment rate is comparatively low at about 5.5%, there
    are still thousands of men and women here looking for work and struggling to find
    opportunities. On this month's episode of "A Public Affair," we speak with Boulder
    County leaders looking to help connect the currently unemployed with jobs. Tom
    Miller of Workforce Boulder County shares information on trends he's seeing and the
    outlook or the future. And Bridge House Executive Director Isabel McDevitt, who runs
    the non-profit's innovative Ready to Work program, talks to us about moving the
    county's homeless men and women off the streets and into jobs. Joining the
    conversation is Ready to Work participant Doug McKey.

  • 03.25.13

    Numbering roughly 40,000, Latinos now make up 13% of our overall population – and 25% of kids under 18. The Latino community represents one of our fastest-growing and most dynamic demographics here. Unfortunately, Latinos in Boulder County also earn less than their Anglo peers and suffer disproportionately high rates of poverty – which can also negatively impact educational achievement for Latino kids. Tune in as we talk about the contributions of and challenges facing Latinos in Boulder County with Carmen Ramirez of the Latino Task Force and Mary Dolores Young of the Colorado Latino Age Wave.

  • 02.25.13

    Both Boulder County school districts have made strides in improving their graduation and drop-out rates in recent years – especially for low-income students and students of color, who continue to lag their peers. For example, just 60% of economically disadvantaged students graduated on time in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) in 2010. Last year, 74% did. In this month’s episode of “A Public Affair,” we discuss some of the interventions that are working. Joining the conversation are Centaurus High School students Yesica Colin, recent graduate Katie J., and Colorado Youth for a Change representatives Erica Legrand and Christen Brackett, who work on student retention and drop-out recovery in BVSD.

  • 01.28.13

    On this month’s episode of “A Public Affair,” we talk about the growing trend of cohousing, a collaborative form of housing designed to encourage neighborhood social interaction and community. Colorado boasts the third highest number of cohousing communities in the nation. Our own Boulder County—in Longmont, Lyons, Lafayette and the city of Boulder—is already home to six cohousing communities with two more in the works. Tune in when talk with cohousing residents Neshama Abraham, Josh Berman and Alan O’Hashi about what it’s like to live in a cohousing community, and how a sense of community can help ease the aging process.

  • 12.24.12

    Recent census data confirms what non-profit leaders around the county are also reporting: that a growing numbers of residents here are struggling to make ends meet. Many of them are working families. To learn more about the growing ranks of Boulder County’s working poor, Civic Forum Associate Director Barbara Green interviews Terry Benjamin, executive director of the Emergency Family Assistance Association, and Suzanne Crawford, CEO of Sister Carmen Community Center.

     

  • 11.26.12

    Children make up 27% of the U.S. homeless population and are the fastest growing segment. In Boulder County, the number of homeless kids between the ages of 13 and 17 has increased 233% in recent years. On this month’s show, Civic Forum Associate Director Barbara Green speaks with Katie Green, the runaway and homeless youth program manager for Attention Homes in Boulder, and Benny Nowell, street pastor for Sevens, about this growing community and national issue.

  • 10.22.12

     What percentage of Boulder County high school students are bullied at school? Have safe sex? Have someone to talk to when they feel depressed? Barbara Green talks with Leisha Conners Bauer of Boulder County’s Healthy Youth Alliance and high school students Sophie Duncan and Michael Clymer, who are members of the county’s Youth Opportunities Advisory Board, about the results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The show focuses on the biggest pressures kids are facing, and what parents and community members can do to support our youth.

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.
  • 07.22.13

    From hormone therapy for transgendered patients to our falling teen birth
    rate and changes in contraceptive care, we talk about local trends in reproductive
    health with Dr. Ruth Weinberg and Lisa Radelet of the Boulder Valley Women's Health
    Center. Tune in to learn more about why the teen birth rate here has fallen
    dramatically over the past decade, why demand for abortion services is also down,
    and why our chlamydia rate is rising. Dr. Weinberg and Lisa also share how they'll
    be helping people find insurance coverage with the expansion of Medicaid and the
    implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

  • 06.24.13

    Despite gains in recent decades, women in Colorado still earn about 80 cents on the male dollar. Women are also more likely to step out of the labor force for family reasons, and more likely to live in poverty later in life. To learn more about the status of women and girls in Colorado, we speak with Louise Atkinson and Cindy Willard of the Women's Foundation of Colorado, tackling topics ranging from income to racial/ethnic disparities to education to personal safety.

  • 05.27.13

    In 2010, Boulder County voters approved a five-year property tax to help prevent people teetering on the brink of financial disaster from falling over the edge. The Temporary Human Services Safety Net has pumped about $5 million annually into county services in an effort to close some of the gap in human services funding resulting from state budget cuts. With an emphasis on prevention, that money has helped keep more people in their homes, keep more kids with their families, and make sure our most vulnerable residents have the resources they need to make ends meet. To learn more about the tax and its impacts, we speak with Boulder County Housing and Human Services Director Frank Alexander and Simon Smith of Clinica.

  • 04.22.13

    While Boulder County's unemployment rate is comparatively low at about 5.5%, there
    are still thousands of men and women here looking for work and struggling to find
    opportunities. On this month's episode of "A Public Affair," we speak with Boulder
    County leaders looking to help connect the currently unemployed with jobs. Tom
    Miller of Workforce Boulder County shares information on trends he's seeing and the
    outlook or the future. And Bridge House Executive Director Isabel McDevitt, who runs
    the non-profit's innovative Ready to Work program, talks to us about moving the
    county's homeless men and women off the streets and into jobs. Joining the
    conversation is Ready to Work participant Doug McKey.

  • 03.25.13

    Numbering roughly 40,000, Latinos now make up 13% of our overall population – and 25% of kids under 18. The Latino community represents one of our fastest-growing and most dynamic demographics here. Unfortunately, Latinos in Boulder County also earn less than their Anglo peers and suffer disproportionately high rates of poverty – which can also negatively impact educational achievement for Latino kids. Tune in as we talk about the contributions of and challenges facing Latinos in Boulder County with Carmen Ramirez of the Latino Task Force and Mary Dolores Young of the Colorado Latino Age Wave.

  • 02.25.13

    Both Boulder County school districts have made strides in improving their graduation and drop-out rates in recent years – especially for low-income students and students of color, who continue to lag their peers. For example, just 60% of economically disadvantaged students graduated on time in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) in 2010. Last year, 74% did. In this month’s episode of “A Public Affair,” we discuss some of the interventions that are working. Joining the conversation are Centaurus High School students Yesica Colin, recent graduate Katie J., and Colorado Youth for a Change representatives Erica Legrand and Christen Brackett, who work on student retention and drop-out recovery in BVSD.

  • 01.28.13

    On this month’s episode of “A Public Affair,” we talk about the growing trend of cohousing, a collaborative form of housing designed to encourage neighborhood social interaction and community. Colorado boasts the third highest number of cohousing communities in the nation. Our own Boulder County—in Longmont, Lyons, Lafayette and the city of Boulder—is already home to six cohousing communities with two more in the works. Tune in when talk with cohousing residents Neshama Abraham, Josh Berman and Alan O’Hashi about what it’s like to live in a cohousing community, and how a sense of community can help ease the aging process.

  • 12.24.12

    Recent census data confirms what non-profit leaders around the county are also reporting: that a growing numbers of residents here are struggling to make ends meet. Many of them are working families. To learn more about the growing ranks of Boulder County’s working poor, Civic Forum Associate Director Barbara Green interviews Terry Benjamin, executive director of the Emergency Family Assistance Association, and Suzanne Crawford, CEO of Sister Carmen Community Center.

     

  • 11.26.12

    Children make up 27% of the U.S. homeless population and are the fastest growing segment. In Boulder County, the number of homeless kids between the ages of 13 and 17 has increased 233% in recent years. On this month’s show, Civic Forum Associate Director Barbara Green speaks with Katie Green, the runaway and homeless youth program manager for Attention Homes in Boulder, and Benny Nowell, street pastor for Sevens, about this growing community and national issue.

  • 10.22.12

     What percentage of Boulder County high school students are bullied at school? Have safe sex? Have someone to talk to when they feel depressed? Barbara Green talks with Leisha Conners Bauer of Boulder County’s Healthy Youth Alliance and high school students Sophie Duncan and Michael Clymer, who are members of the county’s Youth Opportunities Advisory Board, about the results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The show focuses on the biggest pressures kids are facing, and what parents and community members can do to support our youth.