Collection: A Public Affair

This collection is an archive of radio programs originally broadcast on radio station KGNU’s program “A Public Affair.” The interviews were conducted by Richard Kiefer.

Army Helicopter Evacuations (Flood of 2013) – OH1975
Interview Date: 13 June 2014

Army helicopter pilots and crew members from Fort Carson who took part in the evacuation mission during the Boulder flood in 2013 speak with KGNU’s Richard Kiefer. They describe the equipment used, the conditions under which the evacuations took place, … Continue reading

Assefa, Sam and Driskell, David – OH1958
Interview Date: May 24, 2012

David Driskell and Sam Assefa, of the Boulder City Planning and Development Services Department, talk about the planning process that was just getting underway at the time of this interview to inform the creation of a revamped center of civic … Continue reading

Avalon Ballroom – OH1904
Interview Date: April 4, 2012

Richard Kiefer of radio station KGNU visits the Avalon Ballroom in Boulder, Colorado, where he talks with acoustics engineer and dance instructor Jim Borzym as well as dance participants, volunteers, Jack LaForte of the Hot Tomatoes band, and building owner … Continue reading

Bartlett, Albert – OH 1847
Interview Date: 2012

Dr. Al Bartlett, professor emeritus in nuclear physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, talks with Richard Keifer for a program that aired on radio station KGNU’s program “A Public Affair.” Dr. Bartlett discusses his views on how the world … Continue reading

Beer, Henry – OH 1840
Interview Date: 2011

Henry Beer, co-founder of Communication Arts, a design firm known for its design of the Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder, discusses art in the public realm and its value to culture and society. He talks about the differences between … Continue reading

Delamere, Alan – OH1902
Interview Date: December 19, 2011

Alan Delamere, retired Ball Aerospace engineer, talks with Richard Kiefer in an interview that was first broadcast on radio station KGNU’s program “A Public Affair.” Mr. Delamere discusses his two high-profile projects: the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), a … Continue reading

Domenico, Cindy – OH 1954
Interview Date: April 2014

Cindy Domenico, Chair of the Boulder County Commissioners, talks about both the Flood of 2013 and flood recovery efforts six months after the flood. She discusses the extent of the damage caused by the flood, details the recovery work that … Continue reading

Domenico, Cindy – OH1955
Interview Date: April 2014

In this wide-ranging interview with Boulder County Commissioner Cindy Domenico, she discusses many issues of current concern for the county commissioners and the people of Boulder County including the regulation of fracking; open space agriculture and local food production generally; … Continue reading

Dusinberre, Edward – oh1934
Interview Date: 2012

Ed Dusinberre, violinist with the Takács String Quartet and a University of Colorado at Boulder music professor, speaks about the importance of music to the human experience for both individuals and communities. He delves into topics of understanding music, the … Continue reading

Flood Rescuer Awards – oh1972
Interview Date: June 14, 2014

This is a recording of the Award Ceremony held at Boulder Municipal Airport on June 14, 2014 (8th Annual Airport Day) to celebrate Flood Rescue Operations during the Flood of September 2013.  A host of Boulder County and Colorado dignitaries … Continue reading

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