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.
  • 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.

     

  • 02.22.21

    On this episode, we interview the authors of a new national study that puts a spotlight on Boulder County’s local news and information ecosystem. Their report finds we have a dynamic landscape rich with a variety of English-language for-profit news sites, but not much in the way of nonprofit, radio, television or Spanish-language offerings.

     

  • 01.25.21

    The COVID-10 pandemic has given rise to an increase in homeless encampments in the City of Boulder. This month on our radio show, the Community Foundation's Jim Williams takes on the root cause of this phenomenon – Boulder County's lack of affordable housing, and what's being done to address it. He interviews Shay Castle, founder and editor of Boulder Beat, and AnnMarie Jensen, founder of East Boulder County Housing Opportunity Coalition. Both say more must be done, and both are hopeful that public pressure can lead to more affordable housing.

  • 12.28.20

    A scammer recently convinced a local senior citizen to buy gift cards and then read him the access codes. When his target went to purchase the cards at a service desk, the grocery store clerk said, "Wow these are used a lot of time to scam people. Are you sure this isn't a scam?" That was all it took to interrupt one of many instances of elder abuse we've seen in Boulder County this year. On this month's "A Public Affair," hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County, District Attorney Michael Dougherty and Liz Parker, a consumer specialist with his office, describe what a big problem elder abuse has become, and steps we can all take to prevent it.

  • 12.14.20

    What are the key takeaways from the newly released “2020 Ecosystems Trends Report”? Join us for Community Foundation Boulder County's next radio show on KGNU, featuring guests Sharon Collinge, Professor of Environmental Studies at CU Boulder; and Brett KenCairn, Senior Climate & Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Boulder. Jim Williams II -- CU Boulder Dean Emeritus, University Libraries, and a Trustee of your Community Foundation -- will host this conversation focusing on climate, soil health, watershed health, air quality, biodiversity, and urban land cover.

  • 10.26.20

    On our October Radio Show on KGNU Community Radio, hear a discussion about hate crimes in Boulder County targeting members of our LGBTQ+ community. Listen to DA Michael Dougherty and Out Boulder County's Mardi Moore in a solutions-oriented conversation about how we can work together to make a positive difference in our county.

  • 09.28.20

    This month on our radio show, get inspired to make a positive difference in our community. We’ll be featuring local former Peace Corps members: how have these life-long community-builders developed and shared their skills to help strengthen every community in which they’ve lived? How can we follow their lead?

  • 08.24.20

    On our radio show this month – in partnership with KGNU’s “A Public Affair” – we were pleased to host a back-to-school discussion. Guests included Kati Maharry, parent of an Emerald Elementary first-grader; Brenda Lyle of the Family Learning Center; and Marina Orozco-Ngu, a second-grade teacher at University Hill Elementary. James Williams II, a trustee of your Community Foundation, moderated the discussion about options, challenges, and equity concerns. If you missed it, you can still listen here!

     

  • 07.27.20

    Join Community Foundation Boulder County for "A Public Affair" to learn more about DEI Today, a new app from Pledge 1% Colorado and Equity Solutions intended to help businesses build competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Guests include Aaron Clark, Founder and CEO of Equity Solutions; and Matt Zwiebel, Director of Pledge 1% Colorado.

  • 06.22.20

    This month spotlights how Boulder County nonprofits are pivoting and adapting to community needs during COVID-19 – and beyond. Host Jim Williams, a trustee of your Community Foundation, is joined by Allison Billings, Executive Director, Impact on Education; Debbie Pope, CEO, YWCA Boulder County; and Joshua Silberstein, CEO, Social Venture Partners (SVP) Boulder County. We discuss the impact of an SVP initiative – with support from a Donor-Advised Fund established at the Community Foundation by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation – on these and other local nonprofits as they respond to immediate needs, while preparing to emerge stronger and thriving after the pandemic.

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.
  • 03.22.21

    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.

     

  • 02.22.21

    On this episode, we interview the authors of a new national study that puts a spotlight on Boulder County’s local news and information ecosystem. Their report finds we have a dynamic landscape rich with a variety of English-language for-profit news sites, but not much in the way of nonprofit, radio, television or Spanish-language offerings.

     

  • 01.25.21

    The COVID-10 pandemic has given rise to an increase in homeless encampments in the City of Boulder. This month on our radio show, the Community Foundation's Jim Williams takes on the root cause of this phenomenon – Boulder County's lack of affordable housing, and what's being done to address it. He interviews Shay Castle, founder and editor of Boulder Beat, and AnnMarie Jensen, founder of East Boulder County Housing Opportunity Coalition. Both say more must be done, and both are hopeful that public pressure can lead to more affordable housing.

  • 12.28.20

    A scammer recently convinced a local senior citizen to buy gift cards and then read him the access codes. When his target went to purchase the cards at a service desk, the grocery store clerk said, "Wow these are used a lot of time to scam people. Are you sure this isn't a scam?" That was all it took to interrupt one of many instances of elder abuse we've seen in Boulder County this year. On this month's "A Public Affair," hosted by Community Foundation Boulder County, District Attorney Michael Dougherty and Liz Parker, a consumer specialist with his office, describe what a big problem elder abuse has become, and steps we can all take to prevent it.

  • 12.14.20

    What are the key takeaways from the newly released “2020 Ecosystems Trends Report”? Join us for Community Foundation Boulder County's next radio show on KGNU, featuring guests Sharon Collinge, Professor of Environmental Studies at CU Boulder; and Brett KenCairn, Senior Climate & Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Boulder. Jim Williams II -- CU Boulder Dean Emeritus, University Libraries, and a Trustee of your Community Foundation -- will host this conversation focusing on climate, soil health, watershed health, air quality, biodiversity, and urban land cover.

  • 10.26.20

    On our October Radio Show on KGNU Community Radio, hear a discussion about hate crimes in Boulder County targeting members of our LGBTQ+ community. Listen to DA Michael Dougherty and Out Boulder County's Mardi Moore in a solutions-oriented conversation about how we can work together to make a positive difference in our county.

  • 09.28.20

    This month on our radio show, get inspired to make a positive difference in our community. We’ll be featuring local former Peace Corps members: how have these life-long community-builders developed and shared their skills to help strengthen every community in which they’ve lived? How can we follow their lead?

  • 08.24.20

    On our radio show this month – in partnership with KGNU’s “A Public Affair” – we were pleased to host a back-to-school discussion. Guests included Kati Maharry, parent of an Emerald Elementary first-grader; Brenda Lyle of the Family Learning Center; and Marina Orozco-Ngu, a second-grade teacher at University Hill Elementary. James Williams II, a trustee of your Community Foundation, moderated the discussion about options, challenges, and equity concerns. If you missed it, you can still listen here!

     

  • 07.27.20

    Join Community Foundation Boulder County for "A Public Affair" to learn more about DEI Today, a new app from Pledge 1% Colorado and Equity Solutions intended to help businesses build competency in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Guests include Aaron Clark, Founder and CEO of Equity Solutions; and Matt Zwiebel, Director of Pledge 1% Colorado.

  • 06.22.20

    This month spotlights how Boulder County nonprofits are pivoting and adapting to community needs during COVID-19 – and beyond. Host Jim Williams, a trustee of your Community Foundation, is joined by Allison Billings, Executive Director, Impact on Education; Debbie Pope, CEO, YWCA Boulder County; and Joshua Silberstein, CEO, Social Venture Partners (SVP) Boulder County. We discuss the impact of an SVP initiative – with support from a Donor-Advised Fund established at the Community Foundation by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation – on these and other local nonprofits as they respond to immediate needs, while preparing to emerge stronger and thriving after the pandemic.