KSJD Interviews
11:18 am
Fri May 22, 2015

The Science and Possibilities of Ice Cream

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Ice cream is almost universally loved by people all over the world, but most of us have no idea about the science behind creating it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brent McWhirter, owner and operator of Moose and More, a newly-opened ice cream parlor and dessert restaurant in downtown Cortez, about how ice cream is made, what happens at the molecular level in ice cream, and the almost limitless possibilities of ice cream flavors.

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KSJD Interviews
9:18 am
Thu May 21, 2015

An Interview with Musician David Arkenstone, Artist-In-Residence at Mesa Verde National Park

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Composing music that expresses our relationship with landscapes and history can result in beautiful new ideas and sounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with musician David Arkenstone, current artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park, about his music and the influence of the natural world and archaeology in his works.

More on David Arkenstone and his music can be found on his website:

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Talking Heads
11:10 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Talking Heads - May 20th, 2015

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest conversations surrounding public lands management in Montezuma County, and the movement to transfer management of Federal public lands to the state.

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Pandora's Box
9:43 am
Tue May 19, 2015

The Path of True Happiness

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with co-host Joanie Trussel about happiness, the cultural definitions of happiness, how our modern consumer society creates false ideas about how to be happy, and why gratitude is the key to true happiness and fulfillment.

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KSJD Interviews
10:42 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Dedication of Open Space To A Fallen Cortez Soldier

Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at the Geer natural area.
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Open space is a vital aspect of community planning, and key to the quality of life for residents. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale, and Tim Cline, Chairman of the Cortez Planning Commision, about a new parcel of open space that the City of Cortez will be dedicating on Memorial Day in honor of a local veteran who was killed in action during the Iraq war.

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KSJD Interviews
9:13 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Food Insecurity In The Four Corners Area

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Hunger and lack of access to healthy food is a very real problem in our community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek, Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez, about what food insecurity looks like in Montezuma and Dolores Counties, and new ways that we can all help to make sure those who need good, nutritional food can get what they need.

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The River Trip
9:33 am
Thu May 14, 2015

A Conversation with Outside Magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year

OARS river guide Lars Haarr rowing a happy client down the river.
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In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Lars Haarr, who was recently named Outside magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year. Lars talks about his role guiding clients down the rivers of the Southwest, shares his thoughts on his favorite places and the future of water, and his famous "Stars With Lars" river trips.

O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel website:

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Talking Heads
9:21 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Talking Heads - May 13th, 2015

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the implications of the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on Federal misdemeanor charges of conspiracy and driving on public lands closed to motorized vehicles, and the latest on fracking in northwest New Mexico.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:15 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Working With Nature Through Sustainable Farming

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with James Aaron Lewis, a local farmer and producer at Seven Meadows Farm, about how he is learning to incorporate more sustainable practices into growing food by using the power of nature instead of working against it.

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KSJD Interviews
11:37 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Historic Buildings and the History of Cortez

The Montezuma Valley Bank Building, ca. 1910

The history of the buildings in Cortez and Montezuma County is a great way to understand our past. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Towle, the Chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, and Jill Seyfarth of Cultural Resource Planning, about research that has been done on the historic buildings in Cortez, what it tells us about the history of the city, and events that are happening in Cortez for Historic Preservation Month in May.

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