All videos have been uploaded to YouTube in High Resolution (1080), so will work perfectly if you go to the full screen option when viewing.

The studio is very active in production, releasing shows like "Actors Take", "What a Director Needs", "Rational Alchemy", "Curmudgeon in Training" ....

You will also find video's that have been shot away from the studios.


Hosted by Nigel Aves, these videos will cover unlimited topics from fishing to health and topics that solicits skeptical inquiry and responses. Rational Alchemy was conceived as a talk show on KRFC 88.9 Fort Collins. The program was live from the KRFC studios and streamed from their web site. Topics included religion, acupuncture, homeopathic, inoculations   (Wakefield studies), various “machines” for health benefits, UFOs, aliens,  and moon landings. The new Rational Alchemy / CiT Network will explore these topics and other diverse themes of community interest.

Furtuna Hailemariam is a Tigrayan from Ethiopia, and she comes to share her story with Nigel.

Viewer discretion advised, due to the graphic nature of surviving a civil war.

Productions stills by Aldo Johnson.

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As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, there have been multiple conflicts and tensions in Ethiopia. However, it's important to note that the situation may have evolved since then. Here are some key points about the conflicts in Ethiopia up until that time:

Tigray Conflict: The most prominent ongoing conflict is the Tigray conflict, which began in November 2020. The conflict emerged between the Ethiopian federal government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the ruling party in the Tigray region. Tensions escalated when the federal government accused the TPLF of attacking a military base and launched a military offensive in response. The conflict has resulted in a humanitarian crisis, with reports of civilian casualties, displacement, and allegations of human rights abuses.

Ethnic and Political Tensions: Ethiopia is a diverse country with various ethnic groups, and tensions based on ethnicity and politics have existed for many years. These tensions have been exacerbated by the country's transition from an authoritarian regime to a more democratic system. There have been sporadic incidents of interethnic violence, particularly in areas where there are competing claims over land and resources.

Oromia and Somali Conflict: Another conflict in Ethiopia is the ongoing tensions between the Oromia and Somali regions. This conflict is primarily driven by competition over resources, such as water and pastureland, along the border areas of these regions. The conflict has resulted in displacement and casualties on both sides.

Border Disputes: Ethiopia has experienced border disputes with neighboring countries, including Eritrea and Sudan. These disputes have resulted in intermittent clashes and tensions along the border regions.

It's crucial to recognize that the situation in Ethiopia is complex and evolving. I recommend consulting up-to-date and reliable news sources to obtain the most recent information regarding the conflicts in Ethiopia.


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Getting truthful news in the USA, or any country for that matter, can be a challenge in today's media landscape. However, there are several steps you can take to help ensure you are receiving accurate and reliable information:
Diversify your sources: Relying on a single news outlet can lead to a limited perspective. Seek out news from various sources that have different editorial stances and biases. This will give you a broader understanding of different viewpoints and help you form a more balanced view of events.
Fact-checking: Verify the information you come across by fact-checking it with reputable sources. There are several independent fact-checking organizations that evaluate the accuracy of claims made by politicians, media outlets, and other sources. Some well-known fact-checking websites include, PolitiFact, and Snopes.
Cross-reference multiple sources: When you encounter a news story, compare how different news organizations are reporting on it. Look for commonalities in the facts presented and be cautious of outlets that provide radically different information without credible evidence.
Be critical and skeptical: Approach news with a critical mindset. Evaluate the credibility of the source, scrutinize the evidence provided, and be wary of sensationalized or clickbait headlines. Look for news outlets that prioritize objective reporting and provide evidence-based analysis.
Avoid echo chambers: Engage with diverse perspectives and actively seek out viewpoints that differ from your own. This can help you avoid falling into an echo chamber where you only consume information that confirms your existing beliefs.
Support investigative journalism: Investigative journalism plays a crucial role in uncovering corruption, holding powerful institutions accountable, and providing in-depth reporting. Support reputable news organizations that invest in investigative reporting by subscribing to their services or making donations.
Develop media literacy skills: Educate yourself on the techniques and strategies used in media manipulation and misinformation campaigns. Learn to identify logical fallacies, understand how data can be misrepresented, and be aware of the influence of bias and framing.
Remember that no source of news is entirely free from bias, and it's essential to approach all information critically. By employing these strategies, you can enhance your ability to discern accurate and truthful news in the USA or any other country.

5280 Divine Beauty owner Desirae Blackburde visits with Nigel about the winding road to owning her own successful hairstyling business in Denver, Colorado.

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BIO: Desirae Blackburde is a successful entrepreneur and the owner of 5280 Divine Beauty, a high-end beauty salon located in Denver, Colorado. Her passion for beauty and her entrepreneurial spirit led her to create a salon that offers a wide range of services, including haircuts, color, styling, makeup, and skincare.

Blackburde's career in the beauty industry began over a decade ago, when she started working as a hairstylist. She quickly developed a reputation for her creativity, technical skill, and dedication to her clients. Over the years, she honed her craft, earning certifications in advanced coloring techniques, cutting, and styling.

In 2013, Blackburde decided to strike out on her own and opened 5280 Divine Beauty. Her goal was to create a salon that offered the highest level of service and quality, and that made clients feel pampered and beautiful.

Under Blackburde's leadership, 5280 Divine Beauty has become one of the most popular and respected salons in the Denver area. The salon has won numerous awards and accolades, and has attracted a loyal following of clients who appreciate the luxurious atmosphere, the expert staff, and the personalized attention.

Blackburde is known for her warm and friendly personality, and for her ability to make clients feel comfortable and at ease. She is deeply committed to her craft and to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in the beauty industry.

Today, Blackburde continues to be a driving force behind 5280 Divine Beauty, overseeing the salon's day-to-day operations and working closely with her team to ensure that every client receives the highest level of service and care. She is a respected leader in the beauty industry and an inspiration to other entrepreneurs who are looking to make their mark in the world of beauty and fashion.

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