Storytellers of Color: Katrina Miller, Visual Artist, Validates Racial Experiences

Our Guest this morning is Katrina Miller, director of the documentary This Is NOT Who We Are, which explores racial equity and inclusion. Storyteller and visual artist who creates films and video content to come to terms with issues of […]

Storytellers of Color: Congolese-American Artist Isn’t Trying To Fit Into Traditional Art Narratives

Our Guest on this week’s Trends Podcast is neo-expressionist, abstract artist and painter, Lio Bravo Bumbankini. Bumbankini is a Congolese-American visual artist from Denver. He is currently in residence at Eldorado Springs Art Center and shares his story of growing […]

Storytellers Of Color: Kali Fajardo-Anstine On Preserving Chicana Indigenous Stories

Our Guest this morning is Kali Fajardo-Anstine, an American novelist and short-story writer from Denver.  2020 winner of the American Book Award for her collection of stories: Sabrina & Corina. Kali has recently published her first novel, Woman of Light, […]

Storytellers Of Color: Adriana Paola Palacios Luna, A Social Justice Maker

Our guest this morning is Adriana Paola Palacios Luna; mother of three, communicator, sociologist and volunteer community connector. She’s passionate about art, science and culture for social justice. Adriana is the Founder of Luna Cultura, which recently celebrated its anniversary […]

Storytellers Of Color: Gustavo Melara, Poet By Necessity and Professor By Choice

Our guest this morning is José Gustavo Melara, local poet and Spanish language professor at Front Range Community College. Melara is originally from El Salvador and his poems have been published in several literary magazines in Mexico and other countries.  […]

Storytellers Of Color: Elisa Garcia Builds Community Through Music and Dance

Today’s guest is Elisa García, who has music in her heart, dance in her veins and art in her eyes. Elisa was born in Uruguay where the sounds of tango and other Latin American folk music fuse. Elisa moved to […]

Storytellers Of Color: donnie l. betts on Reaching Destination Freedom by Radio

Our guest is accomplished actor, producer, director, filmmaker, teacher and storyteller extraordinaire: donnie l betts, who has been a part of Denver’s radio and television landscape for more than two decades. Producer of the award-winning radio drama series Destination Freedom, […]

Storytellers Of Color: Musa Starseed Preserving The Ancient Roots of the African Diaspora

Today’s guest, Musa Starseed walks an artist’s path of many unique talents, gifts and crafts. Starseed is a dancer, a DJ, a musician, a teacher, a documentary producer, a community organizer and a manifestation coach. You can find him traveling […]

Storytellers Of Color: Radna Segal Creates Art Inspired By Nature

Today’s guest is Radna Segal a painter born in an ethnically diverse area of Southern Russia called Kalmykia, where she was influenced by both Asian and European cultures. Her textural, three-dimensional paintings feature dynamic composition and various experimental materials like […]

Storytellers of Color: Vic Vela Shares His Comeback Story

Our new monthly show, Storytellers of Color, airs on the second Monday of each month as part of A Public Affair on KGNU. The major goal of the show is to provide a safe space for communicators of color, through […]