“Off the Record” Archives


The KOTO News Team has produced the public affairs show “Off the Record” every Tuesday since January 2014. We have archives of past shows here at the station. If there’s one you missed and you can’t find it on this page, just stop by or request the file by emailing news@koto.org. Thanks for listening!

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Nov. 14, 2017

– A discussion about regional food security with Kris Holstrom and April Montgomery

Oct. 24, 2017

– A discussion with Sheriff Bill Masters and PIO Susan Lilly regarding Norwood double homicide

Oct. 17, 2017

– KOTO 2017 Election Coverage, Town Council Forum III: Jerry LaBonte, Geneva Shaunette, Robert Weatherford

Oct. 10, 2017

– KOTO 2017 Election Coverage, Town Council Forum II: Jenny Patterson, Michael Saftler, Tom Watkinson

Oct. 3, 2017

– KOTO 2017 Election Coverage, Town Council Forum I: Jesse Rae Arguelles-McConnell, Todd Brown, Eleni Constantine, Charles Dalton

Sept. 26, 2017

– KOTO 2017 Election Coverage, Part I: Early Childhood Initiative and School Board Race

Sept. 19, 2017

– Telluride Blues & Brews live festival broadcast interview highlights

Sept. 12, 2017

– Rotary Exchange students talk experiences in Telluride and abroad

Sept. 5, 2017

– September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Let’s talk about it.

Aug. 29, 2017

– There’s a new boss in town: Mountain Village Mayor Laila Benitez offers an introduction and update on town government

Aug. 22, 2017

 – Superintendent Mike Gass talks upcoming school year

Aug. 15, 2017

 – Telluride Town Manager Greg Clifton bids farewell

Aug. 2, 2017

– A discussion with Bente Birkeland, statehouse reporter

July 26, 2017

– Suzan Beraza talks new role at Mountainfilm

July 18, 2017

– Bella Johnson’s quest to climb 14 14ers, for a cause

June 27, 2017

– Telluride Transfer Warehouse: present & future with Kate Jones, Steven Gluckstern and David Lewis of LTL Architects

June 20, 2017

– Mountain Village Town Council Candidates Part II: Paul Oupadia, Marla Meridith, David Schillaci, Angela Pashayan, Natalie Binder, Jonathan Greenspan

June 13, 2017

– Mountain Village Town Council Candidates Part I: Jack Gilbride, Patrick Berry, Richard Child

June 6, 2017

– Graduation 2017

May 31, 2017

– Library: Renovations, Gallagher Amendment and becoming a 21st century library

May 23, 2017

– Climate Change: The New Normal, Mountainfilm edition

May 16, 2017

– 10 years since the town’s acquisition of the Valley Floor

March 28, 2017

-A fond farewell to Caitlin Ketel

March 21, 2017

– Trump’s blueprint budget and the trickle down effect

March 14, 2017

-Folks from True North, an area non-profit, come to the studio to talk about an upcoming mental health training for adults who work with teens.

March 7, 2017

– Commissioner Hilary Cooper talks experience in D.C.

Feb. 21, 2017

– A discussion about the town’s East End lots. What should be done with them? And how should it be accomplished?

Feb. 14, 2017

-How do relationships differ in small towns? That & more from relationship expert Christopher Beaver

Feb. 7, 2017

-A local jeweler, a filmmaker and a musician gather to talk about the arts in Telluride. Joined by co-host Pepper Raper with Telluride Arts.

Jan. 31, 2017

– Mountain School reps talk new IB World School status

Jan. 24, 2017

– A discussion about the Telluride Institute’s Watershed Education Program

Jan. 17, 2017

-Tri-County Health Network: Insurance, Palliative Care, Programs & More

Jan. 10, 2017

-The Sky’s The Limit: Women In Telluride

Jan. 3, 2017

– What’s in store for 2017 for regional governments?

Dec. 20, 2016

– The Art of Forgiveness

 Dec. 6, 2016

– Telluride Foundation’s P3 housing initiative proposal with Paul Major

Nov. 29, 2016

– San Miguel Educational Fund candidates (KOTO’s governing board)

Nov. 22, 2016

– Thanksgiving recipes

Nov. 15, 2016

– A discussion with CEO Bill Jensen

 Nov. 1, 2016

– A discussion with Hilary Cooper, District 1 commissioner candidate (running uncontested)

Oct. 24, 2016

-ELECTION SERIES: State ballot issues roundup

Oct. 18, 2016

-ELECTION SERIES: KOTO & PWC present a debate & forum LIVE at Rebekah Hall. Moderated by Caitlin Ketel & Katie Klingsporn

-Pt. 1: District 3 county commissioner candidates Terri Snyder Lamers (R) & Kris Holstrom (D) debate
-Pt. 2: Panelists representing 5 ballot measures explain & take questions from the community.

Oct. 11, 2016

-ELECTION SERIES featuring Kris Holstrom vs. Terri Lamers

Oct. 4, 2016

-ELECTION SERIES kicks off with the SMART ballot initiative

Sept. 27, 2016

-How we can all make a difference when it comes to behavioral health in our community

Sept. 20, 2016

-What’s happening in Norwood? Library, election, raw water, broadband, & more with Carrie Andrew

Sept. 13, 2016

– Let’s talk about…housing! Spruce House, Virginia Placer and more with the members of the Telluride Housing Authority Subcommittee

Sept. 6, 2016

– The philosophy of housing with host Alec Jacobson

Aug. 30, 2016

– The future of the Four Corners with Kate Jones and Richard Cornelius

Aug. 23, 2016

– Back to School with host Amy Peters and school officials

Aug. 17, 2016

 – A discussion with Matt Zumstein, Norwood Ranger District

Aug. 9, 2016

– Don’t be Haydn, classical music is making a come-Bach.

Aug. 2, 2016

– 40th annual Telluride Jazz Festival with Paul Machado

July 26, 2016

 -Telluride Mountain Club & San Miguel Bicycle Alliance

July 19, 2016

 -What’s new in Mountain Village: transit, housing and more


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