As spring weather brings warmer temperatures and windy conditions to the Four Corners area, the danger of wildfire is increasing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for FireWise of Southwest Colorado, about what the spring wildfire outlook is looking like, how they are helping homeowners prepare for wildfires, and why fire-adapted communities are an important aspect of being resilient in the face of an inevitable wildfire.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 about a new therapy group being offered at the Cortez Vets Center, why services for women vets is starting to take on more importance at the VA, and changes to the new Veterans Choice program that is allowing vets to see medical providers outside the VA system if they live over 40 miles away from a VA clinic.
Long seen as a component of spiritual practices, mindfulness is more and more being integrated into the workplace. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with New York Times reporter David Gelles and Bettina Slusar of NewCo about how they are encouraging businesses and individuals to be more mindful at work in order to reduce stress, become more efficient, and form deeper connections with others.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Tetyana Obukanych, a PhD immunologist who has written a book on the other side of vaccines and immunity, about studies that show the measles vaccine has limited effectiveness, and why a focus on a healthy immune system may be the best way to combat measles.
Enrolling in college-level courses can be critical for high school students who are ready to get started on their college career before graduation. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Patty Erjavec, President of Pueblo Community College, about concurrent enrollment opportunities being offered at Southwest Colorado Community College, and other technical programs that can jump-start a new career in a wide variety of fields.
Tourism is a vital part of the economy across the Four Corners area. KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Kelly Kirkpatrick, Director of Tourism at Mesa Verde Country, about how they promote the unique opportunities available for visitors to the area, and why visiting the Four Corners area is as popular as ever.
High turnover rates for teachers has created inconsistent and inefficient teaching situations in our schools. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper and Jeb Holt from the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, which is working to help schools by recruiting, preparing, and retaining high-quality teachers across Colorado.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss factors contributing to the economy of the area, including Kinder Morgan's role in oil and gas development, and what the economy might look like in the future in the Four Corners area.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Matt Keefauver, operator of Tierra Madre Herbs, about how he get his plants started off right and his stance on GMOs and chemicals in food production.
The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department is getting ready to bring their production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" to the stage in Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaleb Burris, and Kourtney Partington of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Club, and their theater director Nicholaus Sandner, about how they are preparing for their roles, and about some of the challenges involved with creating the sets and props for this unusual stage production.