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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.
  • 05.25.20

    Community Foundation Boulder County hosts KGNU's A Public Affair on Monday, May 25 at 8:35 a.m. Host Gretchen Minekime of the Community Foundation is joined by Marc Cowell, Executive Director of the Our Center; and Jackie List, Executive Director of Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the work of their safety-net services.

  • 04.27.20

    This month on KGNU's "A Public Affair," host Gretchen Minekime of Community Foundation Boulder County is joined by Matt Chasansky, Manager of the Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Boulder, to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on Boulder County's arts and cultural sector.

  • 03.30.20

    A high school senior shifts to "distant socializing." A first-generation college student finds new connections and routines. A professor invites us all to slow down. These Boulder County residents, like so many others, have found ways to solve problems and connect with their communities in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Today we debuted their first-person accounts in a new feature we are calling TRENDS Diary.

  • 02.24.20

    This month on our regular radio show on KGNU, our host Jim Williams – a Community Foundation trustee – moderated a discussion about youth substance abuse in Boulder County. Complementing our reporting in the Health & Human Services section of the Community Foundation’s TRENDS Report, our guests included Boulder County Tobacco Community Health Specialist Vanessa St. Clair; Trina Faatz, a member of the Substance Use Advisory Group, which includes community members and professionals working to stem substance abuse among local teens; as well as Trina’s daughter, Mila Long. Learn the issues and dynamics around youth substance abuse, and progress toward making a positive difference.

  • 01.27.20

    In this broadcast of your Community Foundation's monthly radio show – expanding on the Economy & Housing section of our TRENDS Report – we explore such local community concerns as affordable housing, jobs, gender pay gaps, and more ... and what you can do to make a difference. Hosted by Jim Williams, a foundation trustee, guests include Lori Call, Senior Director of Policy Programs, Boulder Chamber; Scott Holton, Co-Founder and Principal, Element Properties; and Danica Powell, representing the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership and its Home Wanted campaign.

  • 12.23.19

    In our year-end radio show, we explore the work yet to be done to achieve connected, inclusive, and equitable communities across Boulder County; as well as trends in local philanthropy ... and what we can do to reverse our less-than-stellar giving record, according to your Community Foundation's latest TRENDS Report. Hosted by Jim Williams II, a Community Foundation trustee, the show features guests Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy; Paula Stone Williams, a thought leader and keynote speaker on issues related to gender discrimination and gender identity; and Margaret Katz, a fundraising consultant and former VP of Philanthropic Services at Community Foundation Boulder County.

  • 11.25.19

    With the recent release of your Community Foundation's latest TRENDS Report, this month's radio show explores the “Who We Are” section of the report, including a discussion about what makes our county diverse; and what's being done to enhance and expand a sense of community for everyone who calls Boulder County home, including local veterans. Our guests are Shay Castle, who's been reporting locally for several years and has a deep perspective on our changing demographics; Guillermo Estrada Rivera, Cultural Brokers Resilience Program Coordinator for the Boulder County Office of Resilience and Recovery; and Vietnam vet Ray Meyers, who's featured in the Community Foundation’s TRENDS Report, and who's done a lot for vets, locally.

  • 09.20.19

    This month on "A Public Affair," get a preview of the latest, soon-to-be-released TRENDS Report – the Community Foundation’s biennial report that shines a light on our community’s most challenging concerns and most promising potentials, as well as the unique strengths that make this community a great place to live, work, and play. Host Jim Williams, a trustee of the Community Foundation, is joined by Chris Barge, the foundation’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives who directs the extensive reporting and production of this report.

  • 08.26.19

    Did you know? Some 6K manufacturers employ 5.5% of Colorado’s workforce; these manufacturers account for 93% of Colorado’s exports and 7.3% of Colorado’s GDP. This means a shortage of trained workers is the single greatest threat to Colorado’s vital manufacturing industry. On Monday, August 26, at 8:35 a.m., tune in to our regular radio show on KGNU for a discussion about educational opportunities that connect industry demands for skilled workers with the interests of students. This month on "A Public Affair," our host and moderator James Williams II -- Dean Emeritus, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder and Trustee, Community Foundation Boulder County -- welcomes Front Range Community College President Andy Dorsey and Jessica Erickson, President/CEO, Longmont Economic Development Partnership.

  • 07.22.19

    On this month's edition of our radio show on KGNU Community Radio's A Public Affair, our host -- Jim Williams, Dean Emeritus, University Libraries for CU Boulder and a trustee for your Community Foundation -- will update you, our community of listeners, on the 2020 Census and what’s happening locally to impact participation and response rates. Our guests include Rosemary Rodriguez, Executive Director of Together We Count; and Carmen Ramirez, Community & Neighborhood Resources Manager for the City of Longmont, as well as former Chair of Community Foundation Boulder County’s board, and a member of Longmont’s Complete County Committee.

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.
  • 05.25.20

    Community Foundation Boulder County hosts KGNU's A Public Affair on Monday, May 25 at 8:35 a.m. Host Gretchen Minekime of the Community Foundation is joined by Marc Cowell, Executive Director of the Our Center; and Jackie List, Executive Director of Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on the work of their safety-net services.

  • 04.27.20

    This month on KGNU's "A Public Affair," host Gretchen Minekime of Community Foundation Boulder County is joined by Matt Chasansky, Manager of the Office of Arts and Culture for the City of Boulder, to discuss the implications of COVID-19 on Boulder County's arts and cultural sector.

  • 03.30.20

    A high school senior shifts to "distant socializing." A first-generation college student finds new connections and routines. A professor invites us all to slow down. These Boulder County residents, like so many others, have found ways to solve problems and connect with their communities in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Today we debuted their first-person accounts in a new feature we are calling TRENDS Diary.

  • 02.24.20

    This month on our regular radio show on KGNU, our host Jim Williams – a Community Foundation trustee – moderated a discussion about youth substance abuse in Boulder County. Complementing our reporting in the Health & Human Services section of the Community Foundation’s TRENDS Report, our guests included Boulder County Tobacco Community Health Specialist Vanessa St. Clair; Trina Faatz, a member of the Substance Use Advisory Group, which includes community members and professionals working to stem substance abuse among local teens; as well as Trina’s daughter, Mila Long. Learn the issues and dynamics around youth substance abuse, and progress toward making a positive difference.

  • 01.27.20

    In this broadcast of your Community Foundation's monthly radio show – expanding on the Economy & Housing section of our TRENDS Report – we explore such local community concerns as affordable housing, jobs, gender pay gaps, and more ... and what you can do to make a difference. Hosted by Jim Williams, a foundation trustee, guests include Lori Call, Senior Director of Policy Programs, Boulder Chamber; Scott Holton, Co-Founder and Principal, Element Properties; and Danica Powell, representing the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership and its Home Wanted campaign.

  • 12.23.19

    In our year-end radio show, we explore the work yet to be done to achieve connected, inclusive, and equitable communities across Boulder County; as well as trends in local philanthropy ... and what we can do to reverse our less-than-stellar giving record, according to your Community Foundation's latest TRENDS Report. Hosted by Jim Williams II, a Community Foundation trustee, the show features guests Carly Hare, National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy; Paula Stone Williams, a thought leader and keynote speaker on issues related to gender discrimination and gender identity; and Margaret Katz, a fundraising consultant and former VP of Philanthropic Services at Community Foundation Boulder County.

  • 11.25.19

    With the recent release of your Community Foundation's latest TRENDS Report, this month's radio show explores the “Who We Are” section of the report, including a discussion about what makes our county diverse; and what's being done to enhance and expand a sense of community for everyone who calls Boulder County home, including local veterans. Our guests are Shay Castle, who's been reporting locally for several years and has a deep perspective on our changing demographics; Guillermo Estrada Rivera, Cultural Brokers Resilience Program Coordinator for the Boulder County Office of Resilience and Recovery; and Vietnam vet Ray Meyers, who's featured in the Community Foundation’s TRENDS Report, and who's done a lot for vets, locally.

  • 09.20.19

    This month on "A Public Affair," get a preview of the latest, soon-to-be-released TRENDS Report – the Community Foundation’s biennial report that shines a light on our community’s most challenging concerns and most promising potentials, as well as the unique strengths that make this community a great place to live, work, and play. Host Jim Williams, a trustee of the Community Foundation, is joined by Chris Barge, the foundation’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives who directs the extensive reporting and production of this report.

  • 08.26.19

    Did you know? Some 6K manufacturers employ 5.5% of Colorado’s workforce; these manufacturers account for 93% of Colorado’s exports and 7.3% of Colorado’s GDP. This means a shortage of trained workers is the single greatest threat to Colorado’s vital manufacturing industry. On Monday, August 26, at 8:35 a.m., tune in to our regular radio show on KGNU for a discussion about educational opportunities that connect industry demands for skilled workers with the interests of students. This month on "A Public Affair," our host and moderator James Williams II -- Dean Emeritus, University Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder and Trustee, Community Foundation Boulder County -- welcomes Front Range Community College President Andy Dorsey and Jessica Erickson, President/CEO, Longmont Economic Development Partnership.

  • 07.22.19

    On this month's edition of our radio show on KGNU Community Radio's A Public Affair, our host -- Jim Williams, Dean Emeritus, University Libraries for CU Boulder and a trustee for your Community Foundation -- will update you, our community of listeners, on the 2020 Census and what’s happening locally to impact participation and response rates. Our guests include Rosemary Rodriguez, Executive Director of Together We Count; and Carmen Ramirez, Community & Neighborhood Resources Manager for the City of Longmont, as well as former Chair of Community Foundation Boulder County’s board, and a member of Longmont’s Complete County Committee.