The Zine en Diné Food Sovereignty <p>The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with James McKenzie, Director of the Diné Policy Institute, about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Diné people.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:26:17 +0000 Jeff Pope 8289 at Diné Food Sovereignty Representative Scott Tipton Talks Agriculture <p>Representative Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado and is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. KSJD's Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets &amp; More, talks with Tipton about his views on agriculture, the Farm Bill, the current regulatory environment for farmers, and more.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:24:18 +0000 Tom Yoder 8228 at Representative Scott Tipton Talks Agriculture Archaeological Excavations At The Dillard Site <p>The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in southwestern Colorado that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Shanna Diederichs, a supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their excavations at the Dillard Site, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants. This interview was aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive on April 21st, 2014.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:33:57 +0000 Tom Yoder 8119 at Archaeological Excavations At The Dillard Site Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Economic Development <p>The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is a significant contributor to the economy in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Tawnie Knight, Economic Development Specialist with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how the tribe is developing their assets and looking at new ways to create opportunities for economic growth.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:17:34 +0000 Tom Yoder 7903 at Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Economic Development 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