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Big Fat Farm Show
9:39 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Jude Schuenemeyer from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about their work preserving heirloom fruit trees, the history of Montezuma County's orchards, and why it is important to save these tree species.

KUNC article on Colorado's heirloom apples: www.kunc.org/post/once-lost-colorado-orange-helps-seed-states-new-fruit-economy

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Library On The Go!
10:05 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Library On The Go! - September 14th, 2014

Barbara reads three stories in this episode; "The Memory Box" by Mary Bahr; "Rosie Revere, Engineer" by Andrea Beaty; and "Lion's Lunch?" by Fiona Tierney.

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The River Trip
11:54 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.

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Talking Heads
10:54 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Talking Heads - September 10th, 2014

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the Montezuma County Commission's recent decision to maintain open access to Yucca House National Monument, ideas on how the Commission may expand open access to their meetings, and the hidden costs of development in southwest Colorado.

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Pandora's Box
9:50 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Satellite Images of Oil and Gas Well Flaring

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In the episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks about SkyTruth, a non-profit remote sensing and mapping company that is transforming the environmental movement with satellites. Lyn explains how the company is looking at air emissions from oil and gas well across the world using satellite imagery, why this information is important to understand air pollution issues, and how you can see these images for yourself.

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The Zine
10:03 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters In Colorado

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Colorado is experiencing a shortage of volunteer firefighters that could have serious implications on how they are able to respond to emergency situations. In this episode of the Zine, we hear from Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporter Bente Birkland on how fire departments across the state are dealing with this issue, and then KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jeff Vandevoorde, Fire Chief at the Cortez Fire Protection District, about what the volunteer firefighter shortage looks like here in southwest Colorado, and why these volunteers are critical to our local fire departments.

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Library On The Go!
9:28 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Library On The Go! - September 7th, 2014

In this episode of Library On The Go, Barbara reads "Bartholomew & the Ooblek" by Dr. Seuss and "The Magic Teapot" by Mary Calhoun from Humpty Dumpty Bedtime Stories.

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The Zine
11:49 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Near-Earth Objects: Danger and Opportunity

Artist depiction of a massive asteroid hitting Earth.

Near-Earth objects are asteroids or comets whose orbit intersects Earth's and which may pose a collision danger. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Ray Williamson, an astronomer and the former director of the Secure World Foundation, about what scientists are doing to better detect which near-Earth objects may collide with our planet, what danger these objects pose to us, and how we may be able to keep these ever-present threats from hitting Earth.

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Secure World Foundation website: swfound.org

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The Zine
11:38 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Montezuma Land Conservancy

An iris along a creek on a conserved property in the Mancos Valley.
Credit Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on September 6th.

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The Montezuma Land Conservancy website is at this link: www.montezumaland.org

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:53 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with regular host Sarah Syverson about her new play "Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming", how it serves as an autobiographical sketch of her life as a farmer, her path into the theater, and why Laura Ingalls Wilder was such an early influence in her life.

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