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.
Climate change is an issue that many are concerned about, but it is not always clear how to get involved in monitoring this complex, global situation. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Julia Kumari Drapkin, the executive producer and creator of iSeeChange, an environmental reporting project that combines citizen's observations with science to monitor the changes we see in our own backyards, and Cortez resident Lynn Soukup, who recently posted on iSeeChange about her apple trees budding in early February.
In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Sam Carter from Dolores River Boating Advocates about early spring conditions on the area rivers, river news from the Netherlands and Colorado, and projects and programs that Dolores River Boating Advocates have planned.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Travis Custer about his work with the Town of Mancos to avoid harmful pesticides in the management of their town park in order to maintain an organic and healthy place to play, and why our cultural expectations of unblemished green spaces may be getting in the way.
Early childhood literacy is a critical part of a child's development that can have important impacts as they start school and beyond. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Public Library Director Eric Ikenouye and Children's Librarian Laura McHenry about how the library is working with local organizations and parents to make sure young children are exposed to books, reading, and vocabulary that will give them a solid foundation for learning as they grow.
Alzheimer's disease is a condition that many families are trying to better understand as their loved ones deal with this tragic condition. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Elaine Stumpo, Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association of Southwest Colorado, and Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about how Alzheimer's disease can be recognized, how families and caregivers can help those who are affected by the disease, and what resources are available locally to assist those who need help.