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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.
  • 08.22.16

    Our mountains have seen more than their share of natural disasters in recent years. Elvira Ramos from The Community Foundation hosts Amy Hardy, Chair of the Intermountain Alliance and on the Ward City Council, Julie Van Domelen, Executive Director of the Emergency Family Assistance Association, and Stephen Le Faivre, Executive Director of Nederland’s Teens Inc., to discuss current issues faced by Boulder County’s mountain residents.

  • 07.25.16

    Mental Health issues are of mounting concern for communities around the country. Longmont created opportunities for residents to talk about the issue through a number of Community Conversations and identify recommendations for action. Elvira Ramos, Director of Programs for The Community Foundation, hosts a discussion with guests Karen Roney, Community Service Director, City of Longmont and Sharon McCaffery, LCSW, with  Longmont’s Soft Voices program

  • 06.27.16

    The Community Foundation hosts “A Public Affair” on KGNU 88.5am. Elvira Ramos hosted Deb Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner; Jen Calloway, Veteran; and Michael Holiday, Boulder County Veteran Services Officer to discuss issues Veterans face in Boulder County and what the community can do to help.

  • 05.23.16

    The achievement gap between Latino and Anglo students is wider in Boulder County than just about anywhere else in Colorado. The Community Foundation is working directly with Latino parents to help fight this trend, through a new program called Engaged Latino Parents Advancing School Outcomes. Two years in, ELPASO has reached more than 1,600 Latino parents of 0-5 year olds, and trained 50 Latino parent leaders who have hosted more than 200 house meetings and trained hundreds more parents. Our host, Chris Barge, directs ELPASO in his role as Director of the Foundation's School Readiness Initiative. His guests are two of the Latino parents at the heart of this Latino parent revolution: Veronica Sangabriel, one of ELPASO's three School Readiness Coordinators, and Chely Meraz, a Latino parent leader who has been transformed by ELPASO and has helped transform other parents through ELPASO.

  • 04.25.16

    The Boulder County TRENDS Report highlights some of the issues impacting Boulder County’s Latino communities. Join The Community Foundation’s Elvira Ramos, Lafayette’s Mayor ProTem Gustavo Reyna, and Attendance Advocate for North Boulder and Mountain Schools Christina Suarez, for a discussion focusing on some of those issues and how they’re being addressed through the strengths of our Latino communities and their allies.

  • 03.28.16

    Elvira Ramos, Director of Programs at The Community Foundation, hosts a discussion with guests Rob Judd, Senior Engineer at Google; Eliberto Mendoza, Director of Boulder County’s Community Action Program; and Nancy Trigg, Director of Corporate Development at Ascent Processing are all graduates of Leadership Fellows Boulder County—a program of The Community Foundation and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce focused on building networks and tangible tools for local emerging and transformational leaders.

  • 02.22.16

    Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in Boulder County. However, just because the census numbers are changing in our county doesn't mean our personal networks and institutions are. Almost every major issue in Boulder County, whether it's access to education, affordable housing, or well-paying jobs, has a greater impact on Latinos than non-Latinos. The Community Foundation’s BRAVO Fund was established in 2014 as a way to help address some of these issues. BRAVO encourages interested individuals to pool their charitable dollars for grant-making to Latino communities, thereby promoting social justice, strengthening opportunities for leadership, and empowering Latinos to give to a fund that will benefit their own communities. The Community Foundation’s Maegan Vallejo will host “A Public Affair” on February 22 at 8:35am. Guests will include Benita Duran, Chair of the BRAVO Fund and former Chair of The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees; Carmen Ramirez, BRAVO Fund Advisory Committee member and current Trustee of The Community Foundation; and Deborah Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner.

  • 01.25.16

    What is the difference between the minimum wage, self-sufficiency and a livable wage? Erika Stutzman of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County is joined by Mary Ann Wilner, with the League of Women Voters in Boulder County, and Don Grant, who is the chairman of the sociology department at the University of Colorado in a discussion about the movement toward having some city workers earning at least a livable wage.

  • 12.28.15

    The Community Foundation of Boulder County hosts a Public Affair and today they host a discussion about democracy. The Colorado leaders of Common Cause talk about voting laws, campaign finance, and what it means to live in a “purple state” like Colorado during a presidential election year. Today's guests are Executive Director Elena Nunez and Associate Director Katie Dahl.

  • 11.23.15

    This show focuses on public health issues in Boulder County, including substance abuse and an often overlooked high suicide rate.

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.
  • 08.22.16

    Our mountains have seen more than their share of natural disasters in recent years. Elvira Ramos from The Community Foundation hosts Amy Hardy, Chair of the Intermountain Alliance and on the Ward City Council, Julie Van Domelen, Executive Director of the Emergency Family Assistance Association, and Stephen Le Faivre, Executive Director of Nederland’s Teens Inc., to discuss current issues faced by Boulder County’s mountain residents.

  • 07.25.16

    Mental Health issues are of mounting concern for communities around the country. Longmont created opportunities for residents to talk about the issue through a number of Community Conversations and identify recommendations for action. Elvira Ramos, Director of Programs for The Community Foundation, hosts a discussion with guests Karen Roney, Community Service Director, City of Longmont and Sharon McCaffery, LCSW, with  Longmont’s Soft Voices program

  • 06.27.16

    The Community Foundation hosts “A Public Affair” on KGNU 88.5am. Elvira Ramos hosted Deb Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner; Jen Calloway, Veteran; and Michael Holiday, Boulder County Veteran Services Officer to discuss issues Veterans face in Boulder County and what the community can do to help.

  • 05.23.16

    The achievement gap between Latino and Anglo students is wider in Boulder County than just about anywhere else in Colorado. The Community Foundation is working directly with Latino parents to help fight this trend, through a new program called Engaged Latino Parents Advancing School Outcomes. Two years in, ELPASO has reached more than 1,600 Latino parents of 0-5 year olds, and trained 50 Latino parent leaders who have hosted more than 200 house meetings and trained hundreds more parents. Our host, Chris Barge, directs ELPASO in his role as Director of the Foundation's School Readiness Initiative. His guests are two of the Latino parents at the heart of this Latino parent revolution: Veronica Sangabriel, one of ELPASO's three School Readiness Coordinators, and Chely Meraz, a Latino parent leader who has been transformed by ELPASO and has helped transform other parents through ELPASO.

  • 04.25.16

    The Boulder County TRENDS Report highlights some of the issues impacting Boulder County’s Latino communities. Join The Community Foundation’s Elvira Ramos, Lafayette’s Mayor ProTem Gustavo Reyna, and Attendance Advocate for North Boulder and Mountain Schools Christina Suarez, for a discussion focusing on some of those issues and how they’re being addressed through the strengths of our Latino communities and their allies.

  • 03.28.16

    Elvira Ramos, Director of Programs at The Community Foundation, hosts a discussion with guests Rob Judd, Senior Engineer at Google; Eliberto Mendoza, Director of Boulder County’s Community Action Program; and Nancy Trigg, Director of Corporate Development at Ascent Processing are all graduates of Leadership Fellows Boulder County—a program of The Community Foundation and the Boulder Chamber of Commerce focused on building networks and tangible tools for local emerging and transformational leaders.

  • 02.22.16

    Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in Boulder County. However, just because the census numbers are changing in our county doesn't mean our personal networks and institutions are. Almost every major issue in Boulder County, whether it's access to education, affordable housing, or well-paying jobs, has a greater impact on Latinos than non-Latinos. The Community Foundation’s BRAVO Fund was established in 2014 as a way to help address some of these issues. BRAVO encourages interested individuals to pool their charitable dollars for grant-making to Latino communities, thereby promoting social justice, strengthening opportunities for leadership, and empowering Latinos to give to a fund that will benefit their own communities. The Community Foundation’s Maegan Vallejo will host “A Public Affair” on February 22 at 8:35am. Guests will include Benita Duran, Chair of the BRAVO Fund and former Chair of The Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees; Carmen Ramirez, BRAVO Fund Advisory Committee member and current Trustee of The Community Foundation; and Deborah Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner.

  • 01.25.16

    What is the difference between the minimum wage, self-sufficiency and a livable wage? Erika Stutzman of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County is joined by Mary Ann Wilner, with the League of Women Voters in Boulder County, and Don Grant, who is the chairman of the sociology department at the University of Colorado in a discussion about the movement toward having some city workers earning at least a livable wage.

  • 12.28.15

    The Community Foundation of Boulder County hosts a Public Affair and today they host a discussion about democracy. The Colorado leaders of Common Cause talk about voting laws, campaign finance, and what it means to live in a “purple state” like Colorado during a presidential election year. Today's guests are Executive Director Elena Nunez and Associate Director Katie Dahl.

  • 11.23.15

    This show focuses on public health issues in Boulder County, including substance abuse and an often overlooked high suicide rate.