Ensuring that children have a strong and healthy start in life is critical to their future success. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Geof Byerly and Vangi McCoy from the Montelores Early Childhood Council about early child health and development, resources available locally to help families provide for their children at an early age, and how the new documentary film "The Raising of America" explores the root causes of class and racial inequities in the health and well being of our kids.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Mike Eisenfeld, New Mexico Energy Coordinator with the San Juan Citizens Alliance, about a methane gas concentration that appeared over the Four Corners area in NASA satellite images, and discuss the environmental and public health implications of methane, how leading scientists are researching the source of the methane, and what concerned citizens can do.
The City of Cortez and Heart and Soul Cortez are offering some opportunities for some spring cleaning and for getting to know your neighbors. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale and Rocky Moss, the Project Coordinator for Heart and Soul Cortez, about city clean-up events happening in late April, and how neighborhoods can get funding through Heart and Soul Cortez to host a block party to help build and strengthen community values.
The rights of victims of crime are important to ensure that they have certain information, protections, and a limited role in the criminal justice process. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Leslie, the Victim Compensation Administrator at the 22nd Judicial District, and Gene Peck from Southwest Intertribal Voice, about what rights victims of crimes have, how they exercise those rights, and why it is important for communities to understand victims' rights and commemorate them.
Administration of a public school system provides a perspective into education that can reveal important issues. KSJD's newest interview host Dave Hart talks with Montezuma-Cortez School Superintendent Alex Carter about why a shortage of teachers could be a crisis in coming years, how poverty is affecting education in America, and opportunities that the new MCHS high school will bring to students.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press sit down with Bob Bragg, agriculture educator and co-host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More program, to discuss the outlook for water for the upcoming growing season, and what it means for Montezuma County producers who rely on irrigation, and for consumers.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about why more and more people are seeing the value of permaculture, new ways to understand the practice of permaculture, and what to expect at the Permaculture Convergence Conference that will be held in Montezuma County in May.
Exploring the canyons of the Four Corners area in search of remote archaeological remains is a passion for many residents and visitors to the area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with climber and author David Roberts to discuss his new book "The Lost World Of The Old Ones", which takes readers along on some of the most difficult cliff climbs in America in search of prehistoric remains, and how these places fit into the larger context of prehistory in the Southwest.
The Montezuma School to Farm Project works to connect our region's farming heritage with school students to help them understand agriculture and where our food comes from. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Danyel Mezzanatto and Christine Foote from the Montezuma School to Farm Project about how they became associated with the project through Americorps, how they are working with area school kids to teach them about food and farming, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser, the 3rd Annual Spring Hoedown.