It was a LOT of fun!

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RadioGolden had a great 23 episodes from March 2012 to March 2013! Thanks to ALL our great guests and listeners! We are currently on hiatus from the biweekly RadioGolden series, but we have not left the broadcasting world.

We are now hosting a wonderful new series of talks in Golden, modeled on Cafe Scientifique and TED talks: The Golden Beer Talks!

6 pm on the Second Tuesday of Every Month, you’ll find us at the Windy Saddle Cafe in downtown Golden, with a big pot of food, a bunch of beer from one of our local breweries, and a local luminary giving a talk on some interesting topic. (Soul Food, Beer, Himalayan climbing, the Human Micro Biome, or any of a range of great topics) If you like TED talks, you’ll love attending the Golden Beer Talks.

You can find out more, and listen to past talks at: GoldenBeerTalks.org

We hope we see you soon!

PS – You can still listen to all Radio Golden past episodes on this website, just click on the podcast link on the right, or find us on iTunes.

Radio Golden Podcast Index (so far…)

While Radio Golden is taking a break, we thought we’d post an index of our first 23 episodes.

Episode #0001 – March 9, 2012: RTD’s FastTrax pedestrian bridge, Jeffco’s Open Space Survey, guest Mayor Marjorie Sloan (also see extended interview)

Episode #0002 – March 23, 2012: Sprawl, Golden Public Library,  guest retired GHS principal Mike Murphy (also see extended interview)

Episode #0003 – April 6, 2012: Jeffco’s emergency notification system, downtown liquor licenses, the beltway lawsuit, and guest Josh Pollock (also see extended interview)

Episode #0004 – April 20, 2012: beltway issues, Golden History Museums, and guest Nathan Richie

Episode #0005 – May 4, 2012: beltway bill, Charter Schools in Golden, tobacco licensing, guest Jami Boarman

Episode #0006 – May 18, 2012: bronze statues, off-leash dogs, and guest State Senator Cheri Jahn

Episode #0007 – June 1, 2012:  the East downtown plan, Keller Farm development, guest Bill Fischer

Episode #0008 – June 22, 2012: air quality in Golden, the Jeffco schools bond & mill levy increase, and guest Jeremy Nichols

Episode #0009 – July 13, 2012: the Golden Sustainability Initiative, Intensive use in Clear Creek corridor, and guests Whitney Painter and Phillip Saieg.

Episode #0010 – July 27, 2012:  Golden’s Blue Ribbon Committee, Jeffco school funding measures with guests Kelly Johnson and Jill Fellman

Episode #0011 – August 10, 2012: beltway antics, presidential candidates in Golden, City Council update, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge with guests John Polli and George Mullen

Episode #0012 – August 24, 2012: City Council redistricting, the Ford Street project, Boy Scouts, and guest City Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves

Episode #0013 – September 7, 2012: Golden Fire Departments new engine, School of Mines long term plans, and guest M.L. Richardson

Episode #0014 – September 21, 2012: Managed highway lanes, the city’s new ten-year capital budget, and guest local author David Wann

Episode #0015 – October 12, 2012: Mayor Sloan’s “State of the Community,” the 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, 8th St. redevelopment

Episode #0016 – November 2, 2012: S. Side Clear Creek Trail, Jeffco test scores, guest Chris McCormick (CEO of Golden’s own Broad Reach Engineering)

Episode #0017 – November 15, 2012: Marijuana, Golden’s Beltway Lawsuit, and guest Lt. Jeanette Kehoe of the Golden Fire Department

Episode #0018 – December 14, 2012: Golden’s 1% growth limits, one-day crime spree, guest Carol Chapman of Golden Civic Foundation

Episode #0019 – January 25, 2013: Bowling alley redevelopment, budget windfall, and guest Mayor Marjorie Sloan

Episode #0020 – February 9, 2013: Bank robberies, open enrollment and choice schools, and the Foothills Art Center crew

Episode #0021, February 22, 2013:  Food trucks, Clear Creek, and City of Golden Finance Director Jeff Hansen

Episode #0022, March 8, 2013: The Funicular Edition With Barb Warden (Plus the Beltway and Overcrowding at Mitchell)

Episode #0023, March 22, 2013: Radio Golden Celebrates Our Launch Anniversary (and Change is Afoot)

Radio Golden #0023 – March 22, 2013: Radio Golden Celebrates Our Launch Anniversary (and Change is Afoot)

Radio Golden co-hosts (from left to right) Pamela Gould, Jacob Smith, and Matt Burde, and Radio Golden producer and engineer Randy Geitzen.


Happy anniversary, Radio Golden fans! On this show we celebrated surpassing the one-year mark, which we’re super excited about. We launched a year ago as an experiment … we wanted to see if a community podcast would work in Golden, how hard it would be to put together, and if it would be valuable to the community.

One year later: it does take some real effort, but it clearly worked, and we got so much positive feedback over the past twelve months (and kept being able to book such great guests) that we’re pretty sure we were doing something useful.

But change is afoot, as well. One of the Radio Golden crew, Jacob, just accepted a job in Washington, D.C. (working on climate change in the U.S. Senate), so he’ll be bowing out, and Pamela and Matt are going to take a break to decide what they’d like to do going forward.

So this show, Episode #23, marks our one-year celebration and a wrap-up (at least for now) of the podcast. When you listen to the show, you’ll hear the Radio Golden crew ruminating on what’s going well for Golden, what the community’s challenges are ahead, and what worked well and what we might do differently with Radio Golden going forward.

Check out the show, send us your comments, and if you’ve got any thoughts about the future of Radio Golden – should it continue, who might be a great new co-host, should the format evolve, or anything else – please send them our way.

Thanks to all of you for supporting the show, and special thanks to Randy Geitzen for making us sound good from Day 1 and to our awesome sponsors, Brian Q and Debbie Johnson at The Golden Group and Buglet Solar.

- The Radio Golden Crew

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Radio Golden #0022 – March 8, 2013: The Funicular Edition With Barb Warden (Plus the Beltway and Overcrowding at Mitchell)

Radio Golden hosts Jacob Smith and Pamela Gould (left and right) and special guest Barb Warden (center).


Ever wonder how Golden got its funiculars? How they worked? Why they vanished? This is the episode to answer all your questions: Golden author and community booster Barb Warden joins us for a fascinating conversation about the history of tourism in Golden and the prominent role of our former funiculars on both South Table and Lookout Mountains. We also check in on the latest potential beltway agreement, overcrowding at Mitchell Elementary (and the potential for moving 6th graders to Bell), other “Golden News Bites,” and regular features “Getting Involved in Golden” and “Community Chatter.”

Here’s what you’ll find on the show:

1:43 Overcrowding at Mitchell Elementary
8:40 The New Beltway Issue: A New Opportunity to End the Conflict
20:20 News Bites: Superior Petition Opposing Beltway, Jefferson Parkway: One of Worst Projects in the Country, Church Expansion on Lookout
22:06 Barb Warden: Funiculars
24:40 Barb Warden: A brief history of tourism in America
25:59 Barb Warden: A brief history of tourism (and Streetcars) in Golden
26:40 Barb Warden: Funiculars in Golden
30:04 Barb Warden: What happened to Golden’s funiculars?
34:24 Barb Warden: Publishing “Guidebook to Golden, Colorado”
36:24 Barb Warden: Golden.com
41:14 Barb Warden: Barb’s next books
42:20 Getting Involved in Golden
43:44 Community Chatter: Rand Paul’s filibuster, Buy Golden Week, sledding in Golden

And here are some links we referenced on the show:

And if you find yourself thinking about buying or selling a home in Golden, or installing solar on your home or business, check out our fabulous Radio Golden sponsors:

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Radio Golden #0021 – February 22, 2013: Food trucks, Clear Creek, and City of Golden Finance Director Jeff Hansen

Radio Golden host Matt Burde (left) and City of Golden Finance Director Jeff Hansen (right) in the Radio Golden studio.

If you’re looking for a primer on how Golden manages its finances, the importance of sales and use tax (and what is “use tax” anyway?), Golden’s audit program (and the recent $3.7 million audit revenue events), and the financial value of Clear Creek Corridor visitors, you’ve come to the right place. Join Radio Golden hosts Matt Burde and Jacob Smith as we chat with the City of Golden’s Finance Director about all of this and more. We also cover two other important issues in Golden – the Clear Creek Corridor and the potential arrival of food trucks – plus the usual Getting Involved and Community Chatter.

Here’s what you’ll find on the show:

1:30 Food trucks in Golden
5:06 Clear Creek Corridor Master Plan
9:40 News Highlights: Natural Grocers/Vitamin Cottage, four new brewpubs in Golden, Civic Foundation grants, and more
15:18 Jeff Hansen, the City of Golden’s Director of Finance
17:19 Jeff Hansen – The role of the Finance Director
21:55 Jeff Hansen – The importance of sales tax
24:18 Jeff Hansen – What the “use tax” is and how it works
26:20 Jeff Hansen – Golden’s big audit revenue settlement
27:35 Jeff Hansen – Golden’s audit program
32:47 Jeff Hansen – Charging sales tax on internet purchases
35:21 Jeff Hansen – Clear Creek Corridor challenges: parking and downtown visitors
37:35 Jeff Hansen – The Finance Department’s new drone program
38:20 Jeff Hansen – What are Golden’s biggest financial challenges going forward?
42:20 Getting Involved in Golden

And here are some links we referenced on the show:

And if you find yourself thinking about buying or selling a home in Golden, or installing solar on your home or business, check out our fabulous Radio Golden sponsors:

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Small Neighborhood Grocery Store

As we talked about on our show in January, the grocery chain Natural Grocers is looking at possibly purchasing the Golden Bowl bowling alley and building a small grocery store on the site. (As the city said in a recent notice: The City of Golden Planning Division has received notice of a potential submittable for a site plan application to construct a small neighborhood grocery store (approximately 15,000  square feet) on the site known as  The Golden Bowl.)

Lots of people have opinions on whether they would like the bowling alley to stay, or would like a grocery store in their neighborhood. If you’re interested in hearing about the proposal, and how the public can have input, tonight, February 19th, there will be a Neighborhood Information Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Golden Council Chambers (911 10th Street). Apparently, the meeting will be hosted by the applicant and is  an opportunity to hear what is being proposed, provide feedback and ask questions.

This is a great opportunity to become informed about this possible project in Golden.

Radio Golden #0020 – February 9, 2013: Bank robberies, open enrollment and choice schools, and the Foothills Art Center crew

With the Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit just around the corner, and a world-class Degas exhibit right on its heels, we figured the time was right to invite Reilly Sanborn and Marianne Lorenz from Foothills Art Center to join us in the Radio Golden studio. If you want the inside story on Foothills Art Center and the Degas exhibit, this is the show to check out. We also spent a little time on the subject of bank robberies (we couldn’t help ourselves) and open enrollment and choice schools within the Jeffco School Distrct.

Here’s what you’ll find on the show:
1:16 – Bank robbery in Golden
5:39 – Open enrollment and option schools in Jeffco Schools
20:57 – News briefs: movie theater in Golden, light rail ped bridge, West Corridor grand opening
24:01 – Special Guest: Reilly Sanborn and Marianne Lorenz of the Foothills Art Center
26:13 – Special Guest: Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit
27:00 – Special Guest: Dale Chihuly glass exhibit
29:08 – Special Guest: How Golden scores great exhibits, and the inside scoop on Degas
40:38 – Special Guest: The value of blockbuster exhibits to FAC and the community
44:30 – Special Guest: Film in Golden
45:13 – Special Guest: The relationship between the cultural community and the city
49:29 – Getting Involved in Golden
51:29 – Community Chatter: fresh tortillas, the Oscars, and an ode to Stuart Freeborn and Chewbacca

And here are some links we referenced on the show:

And if you find yourself thinking about buying or selling a home in Golden, or installing solar on your home or business, check out our fabulous Radio Golden sponsors:

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Radio Golden #0019 – January 25, 2013: Bowling alley redevelopment, budget windfall, Mayor Marjorie Sloan, and more!

An inside look at one of the Radio Golden studios with Mayor Marjorie Sloan in the hot seat.

Welcome to the 2013 season of Radio Golden! We just recorded our first show of the year with special guest Mayor Marjorie Sloan. Mayor Sloan offered some reflections on 2012, thoughts about what’s in store in 2013, and updates on issues like the beltway.

Your intrepid Radio Golden hosts also spent some time discussing potential redevelopment in the bowling alley area, the city’s budget windfall, and a host of other Golden news updates.

Here’s what you’ll find on the podcast:
00:58 – Redevelopment in the Lower East Street District (aka, the bowling alley area)
07:44 – Renaming the bowling alley area
08:25 – The city’s budget windfall
13:40 – News Briefs
13:45 – News Briefs: Light rail is coming to Golden on April 26th
14:03 – News Briefs: The pedestrian bridge at Golden’s new light rail station
14:37 – News Briefs: Clear Creek Corridor discussion on February 12
14:59 – News Briefs: Taking a year off from the USA Pro Cycle Challenge
15:08 – News Briefs: Max Tyler’s new role in the state legislature
15:40 – News Briefs: Beltway news
16:06 – News Briefs: New trail on North Table Mountain
17:25 – Special guest Mayor Marjorie Sloan
18:20 – Mayor Sloan: Reflections on 2012
23:42 – Mayor Sloan: Looking ahead to 2013
25:10 – Mayor Sloan: Progress on renewable energy and other sustainability goals
26:55 – Mayor Sloan: Strengthening Golden’s neighborhoods
32:30 – Mayor Sloan: Additional beltway thoughts
34:44 – Mayor Sloan: Council’s grant to Bell Middle School
41:44 – Mayor Sloan: Marjorie’s National “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” Press Conference
45:34 – Mayor Sloan: The most unexpected thing about being mayor of Golden
46:42 – Getting Involved in Golden
49:20 – Community Chatter

And here are some other links we referenced on the show:

And if you find yourself thinking about buying or selling a home in Golden, or installing solar on your home or business, check out our fabulous Radio Golden sponsors:

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Mayor Sloan on the National Stage: Mayors Against Illegal Guns Press Conference

I had the good fortune to be in Washington, D.C. on the very same day that Mayors Against Illegal Guns held a press conference featuring Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan. Mayor Sloan and her mayor colleagues from around the country thanked the President for adopting a substantial package of reasonable gun control reforms and called on the U.S. Congress to step up and do its part.

Kudos to Marjorie for being a strong voice for sensible reform, kudos to the entire Golden City Council for offering their voice as well, and congrats to the entire Mayors Against Illegal Guns organization for already having a real impact on the national debate in a very short period of time.

Radio Golden #0018 – December 14, 2012: Golden’s 1% growth limits, one-day crime spree, guest Carol Chapman of Golden Civic Foundation & more

 

Radio Golden finished out a really fun year on Friday December 14th with our 18th episode.

We had a fun interview with Carol Chapman, executive director of the Golden Civic Foundation, a 42 year  presence in our community, discussed the one day crime spree that happened on Black Friday, the 1% growth ordinance discussion going on in Golden right now, and lots more.

Episode #18 of Radio Golden is on the air (and on the web)!

And if you’re looking to get more involved in Golden next year, the Historic Preservation Board is currently looking for members, and in March there will be four openings on the Parks & Recreation Board.

As always, we are grateful to our sponsors, Debbie Johnson & Brian Q. of Re-Assurance Real Estate and Buglet Solar. If you are looking for a local realtor or thinking about installing solar panels at your home or business, check out these local businesses before you do anything else.

Here’s what you’ll find on Episode #18:

  • 1:05 Change in one percent growth rate
  • 7:14 One day crime spree on Black Friday
  • 9:45 GURA downtown project sunsets with $1 million surplus
  • 11:20 Colorado Land Board and Section 16
  • 12:30 Golden Summit for Economic Health
  • 13:53 Intro special guest Carol Chapman from the Golden Civic Foundation
    • 16:52 Funding sources for Golden Civic Foundation
    • 18:45 What the Golden Civic Foundation does
    • 22:10 Locations where Golden Civic Foundation is active
    • 24:35 Sponsoring Golden events
    • 28:05 What the Foundation is proud of
    • 29:45 Competitive grant process
    • 32:20 Public art
  • 35:00 Getting Involved
  • 36:49 Community Chatter and the end of the world

Thank you to everyone who’s been listening. Our next show will be January 11th, 2013.

 Happy Holidays!
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