KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans about upcoming fundraising events these organizations are sponsoring, and her perspective on proposed budget cuts to veteran's benefits programs.
The Discovery Pool research grant program, established by the Canyonlands Natural History Association, provides funding for research partnerships between scientists and federal land management agencies in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Fred Blackburn, the chair of the Canyonlands Natural History Association, about what kinds of research the program is funding, and how these grants foster understanding of the intricate cultural and natural resources of our public lands.
Host Lyn Patrick talks with with Sandhya Tillotson from 4Core, the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency, in part two of a conversation about making sure your home is free of toxins and volatile organic compounds that can be associated with common household items and appliances.
Education funding in Colorado remains below the national average, and local school districts continue to struggle with state funding mandates that pull money away from education budgets. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with citizen activist Jim Law about what is happening with Amendment 23, a poorly understood law that recently caused local school districts to return money from their budgets to the state.
Southwest Open School is a place for experiential learning, where students actively participate in their own education. In the winter of 2014, the Radio Class chose to focus on challenges facing Montezuma County, including teenage substance abuse, homelessness, generational poverty, and a higher than average theft rate. Tasked with recording transformative radio pieces, the students set out into the community to find real voices. The stories they recorded are real, gritty, and ultimately, their own.
Museum On The Ground is a program that brought 4th grade students to Lowry Pueblo to learn about the site from research professionals and Native Americans. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathy Stemmler, Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and Victoria Atkins, Lead Interpretive Specialist at the Anasazi Heritage Center, about the Museum On The Ground program and a new exhibit featuring art and photos from the students depicting their experiences in the program.
For over three decades, the Four States Ag Expo has offered on of the most innovative and inclusive agricultural shows in the country. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Radience Beals, the Executive Director of the Four States Ag Expo, about what you can expect to see and experience at this year's show in March.
For the past two years, Cortez Heart & Soul has been reaching out to the Cortez community to identify the values and ideals of its citizens. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Heart & Soul Project Coordinator Rocky Moss and Kirsten Sackett, Director of Planning and Building in Cortez, about how the project is progressing, what it is telling us about Cortez, and why it is important for anyone who lives, works, or shops in Cortez to get involved.