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The Complicated Question of Ranking the Cortez Sales Tax Rate

Does the city of Cortez have a high sales-tax rate? That question has come up following a remark made by Montezuma County Commissioner James Lambert. In a recent interview with KSJD’s Austin Cope , Lambert said he’d heard that Cortez has the second-highest sales-tax rate in Colorado. It turns out that isn’t true, but earlier corrections we posted on the KSJD web site also contained some inaccuracies.

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Host Sarah Syverson talks with local WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) Sabina Beachdell, Kristen Evans, and Lillie Shobe about their experiences on an organic farm in Mancos and how it has changed their perspectives on food, farming, and hard work.

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Jeff and Gail talk with Josh Joswick of the San Juan Citizens Alliance about a new report on air quality in the Four Corners region.

KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press talk with Taz Vass and Bruce Lightenberger, former members of the Dolores River Working Group, about the Montezuma County Commission's move to abolish the Dolores River Valley Plan.

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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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