The Zine en Teen Maze 2014 <p>Being confronted with choices that could affect their entire lives can be a transformative experience for middle school students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Peggy Tennyson from the School Community Youth Collaborative and Mikkel Waltman, a senior at Montezuma-Cortez High School about the Teen Maze, an interactive event showcasing possible outcomes of risky behaviors for local youth.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:44:41 +0000 Tom Yoder 7751 at Teen Maze 2014 Exploring The Creative Process <p>Writing fiction and songwriting are arts that many times require sharing among other writers and musicians to break through into new creative ground. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Wright and musician Marilyn Kroeker about their creative processes, and their involvement in an event on April 23rd at the Cortez Cultural Center that will showcase the challenges and triumphs of creative endeavors.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:27:41 +0000 Tom Yoder 7628 at Exploring The Creative Process The Montezuma School To Farm Project <p>The Montezuma School to Farm Project is all about growing the taproots of our communities, and the connections between kids, farms, and local food. Together with Mancos Valley Resources and the Mount Lookout Grange, the project is building a vibrant, connected community in the Mancos Valley that is centered on our agricultural heritage. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:39:54 +0000 Tom Yoder 7381 at The Montezuma School To Farm Project Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy <p>Pregnant women who quit smoking are much less likely to have pre-mature and low birth weight babies and reduce the damage that second-hand smoke can have on their babies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Midge Kirk with the Target Tobacco Action Group about "Baby and Me", a smoking cessation program that helps pregnant women quit smoking during and after their pregnancy.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:52:25 +0000 Tom Yoder 7215 at Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy Homelessness In Cortez <p>The Bridge Emergency Shelter provides for those in our community who need support during hard times. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek and Saskia Mollet from the Bridge Emergency Shelter about the services they provide and an upcoming fundraiser that will challenge you to experience what it is like to spend a night at the shelter.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:42:44 +0000 Tom Yoder 7211 at Homelessness In Cortez Chronic Pain Management <p></p><p>Non-operative joint and spine care using an approach centered around physical therapy, injections, and tailored medical treatment can help restore function and reduce suffering for patients with acute and chronic pain. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Dustin Cole, a pain management specialist with Southwest Health System, about how these procedures work, how they can benefit patients dealing with pain management, and why dealing with pain is also important for families and friends of those with chronic pain.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:47:48 +0000 Tom Yoder 6866 at Chronic Pain Management Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscapes <p>The Mancos Opera House and McElmo Flume present rich opportunities for historic preservation in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Heather Bailey, Historic Preservation Grants Specialist with History Colorado and the State Historical Fund, about what is happening with these projects as well as an innovative education project called Our Shared Historical Landscapes.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:23:46 +0000 Tom Yoder 6804 at Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscapes Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco: An 18th Century Renaissance Man <p>It can be difficult to comprehend how the American Southwest was mapped in the late 18th century, when Spain was still sending expeditions into what was then uncharted territory. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Kessell about how one Spanish Renaissance man left a legacy of cartography, art, and science during his time exploring the 18th century southwest.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:56:04 +0000 Tom Yoder 6689 at Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco: An 18th Century Renaissance Man 40 Years at Osprey Packs <p>Forty years ago, Osprey Packs was founded to provide innovative designs for backpacks that outdoor travelers of many types would appreciate. In this episode of the Zine, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with the founders of Osprey Packs, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, about how Osprey Packs was started, some of the challenges that were overcome in the past 40 years, and what the future holds for them.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:36:44 +0000 Tom Yoder 6508 at 40 Years at Osprey Packs Preparing For The 2014 Wildfire Season <p>Preparing for wildfires is a critical part of owning property in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rebecca Samulski with FireWise of Southwest Colorado about what resources are available locally to help you prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:29:48 +0000 Jeff Pope 5982 at Preparing For The 2014 Wildfire Season