The River Trip
9:33 am
Thu May 14, 2015

A Conversation with Outside Magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year

OARS river guide Lars Haarr rowing a happy client down the river.
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In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Lars Haarr, who was recently named Outside magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year. Lars talks about his role guiding clients down the rivers of the Southwest, shares his thoughts on his favorite places and the future of water, and his famous "Stars With Lars" river trips.

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Talking Heads
9:21 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Talking Heads - May 13th, 2015

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the implications of the conviction of San Juan County Utah Commissioner Phil Lyman on Federal misdemeanor charges of conspiracy and driving on public lands closed to motorized vehicles, and the latest on fracking in northwest New Mexico.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:15 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Working With Nature Through Sustainable Farming

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with James Aaron Lewis, a local farmer and producer at Seven Meadows Farm, about how he is learning to incorporate more sustainable practices into growing food by using the power of nature instead of working against it.

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KSJD Interviews
11:37 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Historic Buildings and the History of Cortez

The Montezuma Valley Bank Building, ca. 1910

The history of the buildings in Cortez and Montezuma County is a great way to understand our past. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Towle, the Chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, and Jill Seyfarth of Cultural Resource Planning, about research that has been done on the historic buildings in Cortez, what it tells us about the history of the city, and events that are happening in Cortez for Historic Preservation Month in May.

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KSJD Interviews
10:04 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Why Your Organization Needs More Youth Involvement

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Getting youth involved in local organizations helps them to become valued and essential members of our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator at the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Jasmine Stroud, a senior at Lighthouse Christian Academy and a member of the Cortez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Board, about new ways that local businesses and organizations can connect with young people to help them build healthy relationships within their communities and prepare them for life as adults.

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Canyon Chronicles
1:23 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

The Fundamental Power of Storytelling

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Jonathan Gottschall, author and fellow at Washington & Jefferson College, about how we are all hardwired to learn and experience through the sharing of stories, the complimentary relationship between stories and science, and how the stories we tell change us in fundamental ways.

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KSJD Interviews
9:30 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Industrial Hemp In Southwest Colorado

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Hemp is considered one of the best plants in the world for producing fiber and oil that have many industrial uses. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sharon Stewart, founder of Hemp Talks Western Slope, and Scott Perez, owner of Perez Agriculture Company and an industrial hemp farmer, about the potential for growing industrial hemp in southwest Colorado, and how it could transform agriculture and the local economy.

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KSJD Interviews
10:37 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Prescription Drug Abuse

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Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States that has been declared an epidemic by public health organizations. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Lovedale, Manager of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program at Peer Assistance Services, Inc., about why abuse of prescription drugs, especially pain killers, is on the rise, why youth are particularly affected, and ways to make sure that prescription drugs don't fall into the wrong hands.

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KSJD Interviews
10:17 am
Mon May 4, 2015

The Impact of Youth Mentoring

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Youth mentoring is an important part of supporting younger people in our communities. In this interview, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Mike White, Case Manager for Youth Services at the Piñon Project, Caina Miller, a mentor with the Piñon Project's Youth Empowerment Program, and Lindsay Guzman, a young person who is a mentee in the program, to discuss how the mentoring program at the Piñon Project works, and its impact on the youth and adults who participate in the program.

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KSJD Interviews
9:01 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Nicole Belanger On Facing Ourselves and Telling Our Stories

Nicole Belanger at TEDxElginSt
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The expectations we hold for ourselves around our careers, relationships, and personal accomplishments can be tough to meet.

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