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The spring rains have been a welcome change, but how does increased moisture here in the Four Corners area relate to bigger weather patterns like El Niño? KSJD's Jeff Pope asked a question on the iSeeChange Almanac about our spring weather, and Dr. Paul Roundy, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Albany in New York, provided an answer.

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Crow Canyon Archaeological center supervisory archaeologist Caitlin Sommer about their upcoming excavations at Indian Camp Ranch, what has been learned about the sites in this area so far, and how the shift to agriculture seen at these Puebloan archaeological sites can be seen as a common history for all of humankind.

The 12th Annual Dolores River Festival

Jun 3, 2015
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Each year, the Dolores River Festival brings the communities of the Four Corners area together to celebrate the Dolores River with a day of music and good times.

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Antibiotic resistance has become a global problem, leaving many exposed to bacteria and other agents of infection that cannot be treated by traditional medicines. In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Lyn Patrick, co-host of Pandora's Box, about how antibiotic resistance was created, new government mandates for antibiotic use in the livestock industry, and surprising new methods to introduce healthy bacteria into people who are sick.

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Sometime during the night of Sunday, May 24th, vandals uprooted the heritage fruit trees in the Montezuma School To Farm orchard at Cortez Middle School. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Syverson, the Director of the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about what happened, how the community responded, and how these incidents provide a chance for restorative justice.

Veteran's Affairs - May 29th, 2015

May 29, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about their upcoming business directory, awards that were recently given to local supporters of veterans, changes to the Choice program being offered by the Veterans Administration, and new legislation that will affect Vietnam veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange.

The Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance

May 28, 2015
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The Ute Mountain Ute Bear Dance is a spring tradition that is filled with symbolism and social importance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Terry Knight, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about the significance of the Bear Dance, the events surrounding it, and how it connects the community after the long, cold winter months.

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Hiking trails are a resource that many of us use to explore our public lands. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Gabi Morey, Director of Education and Outreach, and Kathe Hayes, Volunteer Program Director from the San Juan Mountains Association, about the value of trails for recreation, programs they offer to get kids and families into the outdoors, and what is coming up for National Trails Day on June 6th.

San Juan Mountains Association website: www.sjma.org

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Tammra Straub of the Colorado State Conservation Board about the history of conservation boards, how the Colorado State Conservation Board helps agricultural producers, and provides some examples of innovative projects from across the state.

Courtesy of Ruth Morehart Estate/Dwight Historical Museum.

This is the story of Jennie Hodgers a woman who posed as a man named Albert Cashier during the Civil War and went on to live most of her life as a man in the tiny town of Saunemin, Illinois. Through the years the town has been ambivalent about their most famous citizen & has struggled to figure out what to do with her old house.

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