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Dolores River Spill Begins Wednesday

A much-anticipated recreational boating spill on the lower Dolores River is starting earlier than usual, thanks to a warm spring.

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KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Lyn Patrick about the worldwide diabetes epidemic, and how pollutants in our oceans may be causing farmed salmon to be a contributing factor to this massive health issue. Originally aired on July 16th, 2013.

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The American pika, small, high-elevation mammals, are considered an indicator species for detecting the ecological effects of climate change in mountain environments. KSJD's Melissa Betrone talks with Marcie Bidwell and Adrienne Antonsen from the Mountain Studies Institute about this animal and why researchers are looking carefully at its habitat to learn more about climate change.

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Host Jay Loschert talks with local Grand Canyon river guide Tim Cooper about his life as a river guide and shares stories about his first descent of the Little Colorado River and a mother's day adventure on the Dolores River.

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Host Joanie Trussel talks with certified midwife Janneli Miller about the differences in natural childbirth and hospital births, and how midwives work to help women have healthy birth experiences. Originally aired on July 2nd, 2013.

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And so it's time to say goodbye. As you probably know, this, after 21 years, is the final broadcast of TALK OF THE NATION, and after 36 years, my last day at NPR.

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Host Jay Loschert talks with Sam Carter, a teacher at Southwest Open School in Cortez, about his experiences on the Dolores River, changes he has seen on the river in recent years, and how to get stuck in Snaggletooth Rapids. 

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Host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Stepanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT, who has published a study on the effect of the herbicide glyphosate (Roundup) on the human digestive system and the implications for it's effect on chronic degenerative diseases. Originally aired on June 4th, 2013.

As drought conditions continue in the Four Corners area, fire agencies and homeowners are preparing for a bad wildfire season. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, the Wildfire Education Specialist for the Montezuma County Fire Chiefs Association, about the current status of wildfire conditions, how climate change is factoring into wildfire planning, and what you can do to be ready in the event of a wildfire near you.

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