Uranium mining in the southwest has had a long and troubled history. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Anne Mariah Tapp, the Director of Energy at the Grand Canyon Trust, about the White Mesa Uranium Mill, one of the only conventional uranium processing centers in the United States, and why the Grand Canyon Trust is bringing a lawsuit against the mill's operators over air quality issues.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans about their upcoming Christmas Bazaar fundraiser and what veterans can expect at the new Veterans Outreach Center in downtown Cortez.
Kiwanis clubs help their communities in countless ways depending on the needs they identify. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Shockley-Steeves and Jim Muller from Kiwanis of Mesa Verde about the service projects that they are working on here in southwest Colorado, and their annual breakfast with Santa coming up in early December.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Brendon Rockey, a third generation potato farmer at Rockey Farm in Colorado's San Luis Valley, about his family's long tradition of growing potatoes, and how his farm uses cover crops to increase soil health and production, conserve water, and introduce predatory insects in place of insecticides.
The Moetones are one of the most prolific live bands in the Four Corners area, entertaining audiences with their own brand of rock and rock style. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with front man Moe from the Moetones about their new album "Heartbreaker Ball", how he got started making music, and where the band is headed from here.
Finding employment in a good-paying job can sometimes be a matter of getting the right training. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tomas German-Palacios, Operations Coordinator with the Economic and Workforce Development Division at Southwest Colorado Community College about new technical training programs available at the school that can help with entry into the workforce, career advancement, or career change.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest news about protections for endangered species in the Four Corners area, and examine the role of the Democratic Party in Montezuma County.
The relationship between teachers and students is typically discussed in terms of how teachers impact their students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Middle School teacher Matt Keefauver about his recent keynote address at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Conference about how students affect their teachers, and why it matters to the rest of us.
In an increasingly digital world, libraries are working to become more than just a place to check out books. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Public Library Director Eric Ikenouye about how libraries are playing an important role in our communities, why they are essential in bridging the digital divide, and how they work to improve early childhood literacy.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.