Lid Dixon Preview (S06E16)

Lid Dixon Preview (S06E16)

Please subscribe on YouTubeLid Dixon is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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Will “Over a Cup of Coffee” Change Their Name? (S06E15)

Will “Over a Cup of Coffee” Change Their Name? (S06E15)

Please subscribe on YouTubeAddie Betancourt on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 15 Addie, along with Jamie Church, hosts the very cool podcast called “Over a Cup of Coffee with Jamie & Addie.” During this laugh-fest down Main Street, Addie and I explore what a...

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S06E15 – Four Corners Professional Women’s Summit

S06E15 – Four Corners Professional Women’s Summit

Please subscribe on YouTubeFans of Ken’s Think Tank will remember our next guest from Season 5, when she and Jamie Church were on the show to talk about their podcast. Addie Betancourt is a very involved member of our community.  She’s the Sales and Marketing Manager...

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Addie Betancourt Preview (S06E15)

Addie Betancourt Preview (S06E15)

Please subscribe on YouTubeAddie Betancourt is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Sep 15, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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“Dog-gone Shame” (original) by Gabriel Lucero (S06E14)

“Dog-gone Shame” (original) by Gabriel Lucero (S06E14)

Please subscribe on YouTubeGabriel Lucero on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 14 Gabe wrote something down. He simply wrote “Can’t cowboy no more.” Later, while looking for inspiration to write another song, he noticed that note and thought . . . “There’s a song in...

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“New Mexico” (original) by Gabriel Lucero (S06E14)

“New Mexico” (original) by Gabriel Lucero (S06E14)

Please subscribe on YouTubeGabriel Lucero on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 14 Gabe wrote the song, “New Mexico,” after a trip driving back from a songwriter festival in Red Lodge, Montana. The song appears on his 2021 album, “Juice” available on Spotify. See the...

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S06E14 – Gabriel Lucero

S06E14 – Gabriel Lucero

Please subscribe on YouTubeSomewhere in town, you might run into a Journeyman Electrician named Gabe Lucero.  You may have already met him. Take a closer look and you’ll find a Rising Star Songwriter.  Gabe has been writing songs since he was in high school.  He’s...

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Gabriel Lucero Preview (S06E14)

Gabriel Lucero Preview (S06E14)

Please subscribe on YouTubeGabriel Lucero is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Aug 25, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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S06E13 – Aztec Economic Development

S06E13 – Aztec Economic Development

Please subscribe on YouTubeSomething I noticed in 2019 that was difficult to see before . . . tangible results to economic development in San Juan County.  There have been a lot of smart people having a lot of smart conversations about economic development for a long...

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Aztec Economic Development Preview (S06E13)

Aztec Economic Development Preview (S06E13)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJohn Faverino is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Aug 11, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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S06E12 – Music Special Episode

S06E12 – Music Special Episode

Please subscribe on YouTubeWoo Wee – it’s been a busy year – so let’s take a break!  In lieu of a guest, we’re going to take a break and present to you our Super Duper Music Special! We’ve had tons of cool guests, so let’s heat things up with a review of some of our...

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Music Special Preview (S06E12)

Music Special Preview (S06E12)

Please subscribe on YouTubeLocals with Music Talent are our next guests​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Jul 28, 2022.Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on...

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Felicia Storms Out of Francisca’s (S06E11)

Felicia Storms Out of Francisca’s (S06E11)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJulie Blair and Felicia Florez on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 11 ​Julie and Felicia describe how Julie hired Felicia to be a realtor. Felicia had a fight with her mother.  Her parents own Francisca’s in Farmington, NM – and Felicia...

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Slug Bug! (S06E11)

Slug Bug! (S06E11)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJulie Blair and Felicia Florez on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 11 I just want to point out that Felicia has the distinct advantage in this game of Slug Bug! Julie’s arm is probably bruised! Ha Ha! See the Full Episode BelowYou can find...

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S06E11 – Female Encounters of the Life Kind

S06E11 – Female Encounters of the Life Kind

Please subscribe on YouTubeIn the fall of 2021, David Mills and I created a podcast called Male Encounters of the Life Kind.  Two guys hanging out talking about what guys talk about . . . and somebody was listening. Julie Blair and Felicia Florez decided they needed a...

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Female Encounters of the Life Kind Preview (S06E11)

Female Encounters of the Life Kind Preview (S06E11)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJulie Blair and Felicia Florez are our next guests​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Jul 14, 2022.Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes...

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The Big Idea Makerspace (S06E10)

The Big Idea Makerspace (S06E10)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJamie Church on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 10 The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College in Farmington, NM is open to the public. Jamie explains how you can utilize the equipment and people at the makerspace to come up with...

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Farmington, NM as a Retirement Community (S06E10)

Farmington, NM as a Retirement Community (S06E10)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJamie Church on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 10 Farmington, NM is a great place to retire – and it’s being marketed that way across the United States. Jamie believes that new business opportunities exist in Farmington for people who...

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S06E10 – Chamber of Commerce Farmington, NM

S06E10 – Chamber of Commerce Farmington, NM

Please subscribe on YouTubeJamie Church has become a staple on Ken’s Think Tank – just as she is a staple in our community. Jamie tirelessly advocates for small business in Farmington, NM.  She does is because it’s her job – but the reason it’s her job is because she...

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Jamie Church Preview (S06E10)

Jamie Church Preview (S06E10)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJamie Church is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Jun 30, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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S06E09 – Debbie Braff was a Firefighter

S06E09 – Debbie Braff was a Firefighter

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff has been seen all over the place lately.  We just enjoyed the annual Riverfest event, and Debbie was on the show to promote it.  She also went on the Mayor’s Table to promote it.  And now, she’s back again! Why did I have her...

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Arizona’s First Female Chief (S06E09)

Arizona’s First Female Chief (S06E09)

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 9 Debbie Braff was a young schoolteacher in Kayenta, AZ when she decided to join the volunteer fire department.  She loved it.  She continued to improve her firefighting skills until she...

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Debbie Braff Preview (S06E09)

Debbie Braff Preview (S06E09)

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Jun 16, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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What is Ukraine Like? (S06E08)

What is Ukraine Like? (S06E08)

Please subscribe on YouTubeOlena Erickson on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 8 ​Olena Erickson came to the U.S. from Ukraine just over 10 years ago.  She loves it here in Farmington, NM – but she’s very proud of Ukraine – and she should be. It wasn’t until recent...

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Success in Ukraine Translates to Success in the U.S. (S06E08)

Success in Ukraine Translates to Success in the U.S. (S06E08)

Please subscribe on YouTubeOlena Erickson on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 8 When Olena Erickson arrived in Farmington, NM from Ukraine, she could speak very limited English.  In Ukraine, she was a successful businesswoman who previously managed a crew of over 80...

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S06E08 – Olena Erickson from Ukraine

S06E08 – Olena Erickson from Ukraine

Please subscribe on YouTubeWhat would possess a smart, beautiful, successful business owner to pack up and move 6,000 miles away from her home?  Love, of course! Olena Erickson was a single mom with a full-time nanny to care for her two kids – because she was also the...

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Olena Erickson Preview (S06E08)

Olena Erickson Preview (S06E08)

Please subscribe on YouTubeOlena Erickson is our next guest​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes on YouTube and...

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When did Riverfest Start? (S06E07)

When did Riverfest Start? (S06E07)

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff and Cody Dudgeon on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 7 Riverfest began in 1987 with a small “hacked down” trail on the River and a Gypsy troop as entertainment.  It has grown into an enormous annual event that spans miles...

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S06E07 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 2

S06E07 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 2

Please subscribe on YouTubeFor close to 40 years now, people in the thousands have flocked to the Animas River in Farmington, NM every spring for one of our most favorite events – except for the last 2 years. Riverfest is back!  Because of lockdowns, Riverfest went...

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Riverfest – Part 2 Preview (S06E07)

Riverfest – Part 2 Preview (S06E07)

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff and Cody Dudgeon are our next guests​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes...

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The Ladies Want Cody to Take His Shirt Off (S06E06)

The Ladies Want Cody to Take His Shirt Off (S06E06)

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff and Cody Dudgeon on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 6 In Season 5, I shot an episode on a raft while floating the river with Cody.  After that episode aired, I was approached by female fans of the show that expressed their...

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S06E06 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 1

S06E06 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 1

Please subscribe on YouTubeFor close to 40 years now, people in the thousands have flocked to the Animas River in Farmington, NM every spring for one of our most favorite events – except for the last 2 years. Riverfest is back!  Because of lockdowns, Riverfest went...

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Riverfest – Part 1 Preview (S06E06)

Riverfest – Part 1 Preview (S06E06)

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff and Cody Dudgeon are our next guests​! ​Watch for the full episode to come out​ on Thursday, Apr 28, 2022. Subscribe on YouTube for early access to every full episode!Please subscribe on YouTubeYou can find these video episodes...

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Honey I Miss You (original) by Joel Racheff (S06E05)

Honey I Miss You (original) by Joel Racheff (S06E05)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJoel Racheff on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 5 Joel Racheff is a house musician with a regular performance at the Strater Hotel in Durango, CO. He is also a member of the Bar D Wranglers at the Bar D Chuckwagon in Durango, CO. He is a...

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Windy and Warm – Chet Atkins (cover) by Joel Racheff (S06E05)

Windy and Warm – Chet Atkins (cover) by Joel Racheff (S06E05)

Please subscribe on YouTubeJoel Racheff on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 5 Joel Racheff is a house musician with a regular performance at the Strater Hotel in Durango, CO. He is also a member of the Bar D Wranglers at the Bar D Chuckwagon in Durango, CO. He is a...

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Take it Back (original) by Invisible Culture (S06E05)

Take it Back (original) by Invisible Culture (S06E05)

Please subscribe on YouTubeInvisible Culture on Ken’s Think Tank Season 6, Episode 5 RNGO and David are founding members of their band, Invisible Culture. RNGO is an independent musician with music released under the same name. He and his friend, David, formed...

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S06E05 – Joel Racheff & Invisible Culture

S06E05 – Joel Racheff & Invisible Culture

Please subscribe on YouTubeIf you’ve been a fan of the show, you know that I really like putting musicians in the truck and filming episodes.  There’s nothing like driving around town accompanied by live musicians!  Ha Ha I’ve had the Zia Chicks, Sallyanne Bachman,...

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Do you have a really great story to tell?  Have you lived an amazing life?  Are you doing great things in the community?  We'll discuss any positive topic - as long as your topic isn't promoting your business.  Book a day and time when Ken can come pick you up, take you on a coffee run, and film an episode!  With enough notice, Ken is willing to travel as far from Farmington as Albuquerque to film an episode.