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.

Shuck, Kevin – OH1935
Interview Date: 2012

Kevin Shuck, the executive director of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, describes his unusual career path and the orchestra’s mission. The Boulder Phil contributes to the community through its partnerships with local artists and musicians, including a vibrant classical music community, … Continue reading

Skaggs, David – OH1903
Interview Date: February 27, 2013

Former Congressman David Skaggs is a member of a legal team which has filed a lawsuit in federal court to restore representative democracy in Colorado, the argument being that the constitution mandates a “republican form of government,” not a direct … Continue reading

Toor, Will – OH1964
Interview Date: 2 October 2012

Will Toor, an exiting Boulder County commissioner due to term-limits, is interviewed about his time from 2004 to 2012 as one of three county commissioners. He talks about the relationship between the City of Boulder and Boulder County and their … Continue reading

Utterback, Mitch and Ault, Robert – OH1970
Interview Date: 14 June 2014

This interview has two narrators: Lt. Col. Mitch Utterback from the Colorado National Guard and Col. Robert Ault, U.S. Army. Utterback is the liaison to all civil authorities in Colorado, especially during a disaster. The National Guard provided aerial and … Continue reading

Veblen, Thomas T. – OH1937
Interview Date: 2 October 2012

Dr. Veblen defines tree rings and their importance in his research. He explains the trend of continued residential development in high-fire-hazard areas. He details the southwestern Ponderosa pine fire model and discusses commonsense fire mitigation efforts around homes. He talks … Continue reading

Weber, William – oh1943
Interview Date: 2012

Dr. William Weber is a biologist, botanist, teacher and the author of the definitive guide to the flora of Colorado, “Colorado Flora: A Field Guide to the Vascular Plants.” Dr. Weber discusses his development as a botanist, his book, his … Continue reading

Zader, Dave – OH1971
Interview Date: 14 June, 2014

Richard Kiefer interviews Dave Zader for KGNU’s program “A Public Affair.” Dave Zader is the Wildland Fire Administrator for Boulder County, and was the air operations branch director for the Type 3 incident management team that was activated during the … Continue reading

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