News & Media

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.
  • 12.27.21

    On this month's episode, we talk about the important work to mitigate the impacts of climate change  in Boulder County. Jim Williams is joined by Tim Broderick, Senior Sustainability Strategist Boulder County Office of Sustainability, Climate Action and Resilience; Sharon Collinge Professor of Environmental Studies at CU Boulder; and Peggy Driscoll of Community Foundation Boulder County.

  • 11.29.21

    On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about the critical importance of charitable giving in Boulder County with Lynda Ricketson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation Boulder County.

  • 10.25.21

    On this month's episode, we celebrate the important legacy of Nino Gallo and the creation of an award in his honor. Congressman Joe Neguse who represents Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Angela Maria Ortiz Roa, the first Nino Gallo Leadership Award recipient as well as Nina Christensen and Claudia Perry, Nino Gallos's daughters, are our guests.

  • 09.27.21

    Community Foundation Boulder County is working with Boulder County and community leaders on a collaborative process to hear the ideas of residents and workers, especially those who have been the most affected by COVID-19 – as to how federal funding should be used to not only recover, but to ensure that Boulder County is able to withstand future setbacks. Commissioner Marta Loachamin of Boulder County Board of Commissioners is our guest.

  • 08.23.21

    On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about Penfield Tate II – Boulder’s only African American mayor. Penfield Tate II was elected to the Boulder City Council in 1971. In 1974, his fellow council members chose him to become Mayor of Boulder, where he served until 1976. Tate’s son, Penfield Tate III, and Glenda Russell are our guests.

  • 07.26.21

    On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about how Cal-Wood and surrounding lands are faring after the largest wildfire in Boulder County history last fall burned more than 10K acres and 26 structures. We also discuss what role climate change is playing in wildfire behavior, and what we as a community can do to prevent future forest fires as we head into the 2021 fire season. With guests Rafael Salgado, Executive Director of Cal-Wood Education Center, Jessie Olson, Executive Director, Left Hand Watershed Center, and Seth McKinney, Fire Management Officer, Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

  • 06.28.21

    The COVID-19 pandemic decimated the creative economy and sent artists everywhere into survival mode. Now that Boulder County is 70% vaccinated and public gatherings are happening again, the arts are roaring back to life. On this month's "A Public Affair," we talk with arts critic John Moore and Soledad Diaz of Boulder County Arts Alliance, about what arts lovers can expect this summer, and what we all can do to help breathe life back into our local arts scene.

     

  • 05.24.21

    Democracy relies on a strong public square, where neighbors can connect with each other. The erosion of local news in recent years is no less than a threat to Democracy. On this month's "A Public Affair" hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County, we interview journalists Silvia Solis, Glenda Russell and Chris Barge about a new, local reporting fellowship they are all part of, which seeks to strengthen our local news and information ecosystem and point us all towards a more equitable Boulder County.

  • 04.26.21

    On this month's episode, we interview representatives from Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance and Mental Health Partners about how people impacted by last month’s shooting at a south Boulder grocery store are coping.

  • 03.22.21

    On this month's episode of our radio show, we interview the co-founder of Growing Up Boulder, an organization working to make Boulder a more child-friendly city and county. And we hear from a local 6th grader who has been at the center of this movement since she was in preschool.

     

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.
  • 12.27.21

    On this month's episode, we talk about the important work to mitigate the impacts of climate change  in Boulder County. Jim Williams is joined by Tim Broderick, Senior Sustainability Strategist Boulder County Office of Sustainability, Climate Action and Resilience; Sharon Collinge Professor of Environmental Studies at CU Boulder; and Peggy Driscoll of Community Foundation Boulder County.

  • 11.29.21

    On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about the critical importance of charitable giving in Boulder County with Lynda Ricketson, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Community Foundation Boulder County.

  • 10.25.21

    On this month's episode, we celebrate the important legacy of Nino Gallo and the creation of an award in his honor. Congressman Joe Neguse who represents Colorado’s 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Angela Maria Ortiz Roa, the first Nino Gallo Leadership Award recipient as well as Nina Christensen and Claudia Perry, Nino Gallos's daughters, are our guests.

  • 09.27.21

    Community Foundation Boulder County is working with Boulder County and community leaders on a collaborative process to hear the ideas of residents and workers, especially those who have been the most affected by COVID-19 – as to how federal funding should be used to not only recover, but to ensure that Boulder County is able to withstand future setbacks. Commissioner Marta Loachamin of Boulder County Board of Commissioners is our guest.

  • 08.23.21

    On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about Penfield Tate II – Boulder’s only African American mayor. Penfield Tate II was elected to the Boulder City Council in 1971. In 1974, his fellow council members chose him to become Mayor of Boulder, where he served until 1976. Tate’s son, Penfield Tate III, and Glenda Russell are our guests.

  • 07.26.21

    On this month's episode of "A Public Affair" with Community Foundation Boulder County, we learn about how Cal-Wood and surrounding lands are faring after the largest wildfire in Boulder County history last fall burned more than 10K acres and 26 structures. We also discuss what role climate change is playing in wildfire behavior, and what we as a community can do to prevent future forest fires as we head into the 2021 fire season. With guests Rafael Salgado, Executive Director of Cal-Wood Education Center, Jessie Olson, Executive Director, Left Hand Watershed Center, and Seth McKinney, Fire Management Officer, Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

  • 06.28.21

    The COVID-19 pandemic decimated the creative economy and sent artists everywhere into survival mode. Now that Boulder County is 70% vaccinated and public gatherings are happening again, the arts are roaring back to life. On this month's "A Public Affair," we talk with arts critic John Moore and Soledad Diaz of Boulder County Arts Alliance, about what arts lovers can expect this summer, and what we all can do to help breathe life back into our local arts scene.

     

  • 05.24.21

    Democracy relies on a strong public square, where neighbors can connect with each other. The erosion of local news in recent years is no less than a threat to Democracy. On this month's "A Public Affair" hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County, we interview journalists Silvia Solis, Glenda Russell and Chris Barge about a new, local reporting fellowship they are all part of, which seeks to strengthen our local news and information ecosystem and point us all towards a more equitable Boulder County.

  • 04.26.21

    On this month's episode, we interview representatives from Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance and Mental Health Partners about how people impacted by last month’s shooting at a south Boulder grocery store are coping.

  • 03.22.21

    On this month's episode of our radio show, we interview the co-founder of Growing Up Boulder, an organization working to make Boulder a more child-friendly city and county. And we hear from a local 6th grader who has been at the center of this movement since she was in preschool.