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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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

  • 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.