Talking Heads
12:20 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Talking Heads - February 11th, 2015

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press talk with Bob Bragg, local farmer and co-host of Ag Markets & More on KSJD, about the impact of farming on the economy both nationally and at the local level, some common misconceptions, and how to understand agriculture's true contributions.

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The Zine
9:56 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Mancos School's "Terminate Trivial Testing" Campaign

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State-mandated testing in schools has become a burden on smaller schools as more and more time and resources are being required for test-taking. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Adam Priestly, Secondary Principal at the Mancos School District, and Mancos high school students Faith Asnicar, Bowen Strazza-Whalen, and Taryn Gordanier, about how excessive testing is impacting their school, and their Terminate Trivial Testing social media campaign.

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Canyon Chronicles
10:19 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Canyon Chronicles - Raising Children In The Zuni Tradition

Zuni dancers
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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dan Simplicio, a tribal member from the Pueblo of Zuni and Cultural Specialist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about the decimation of the Zuni population after European contact, and how the Zuni people raise their children to maintain a strong cultural identity throughout their lives.

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Canyon Chronicles
10:06 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Canyon Chronicles - “Ancestral Homelands: Connection to Land, Space and Time"

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Therese Lynston from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Bridget Ambler, Supervisory Museum Curator at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Heritage Center, about a new Native American art exhibit, how it is more than a room full of beautiful works of art, and the inspiriting story of how the exhibit came to be.

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The Zine
2:24 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

The Battle Against Big Tobacco and Corporate Power

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The tobacco industry represents corporate power that has been challenged by scientists, doctors, and journalists who exposed abuse of that power  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Zegart, an investigative journalist and author who chronicled the fight against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, about his work investigating that industry, and why a similar battle against fossil fuels energy industries may be coming as climate change becomes increasingly acute across the globe.

More on Dan Zegart and his work is on his website:

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:34 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Experiential Learning Through School Gardens

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Experiential learning, where kids can achieve understanding through hands-on projects, is perfectly suited for school gardens and curriculum that can extend beyond the classroom.  In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Erin Bohme, Mancos School Garden Coordinator and Experiential Learning Manager for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about how school gardens are being used to enhance a wide variety of learning, and why it is important in today's education environment.

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The Zine
9:55 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Quilting: Then and Now

Matrjoska Doll Quilt
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Quilting and other sewing hobbies have become increasingly popular in recent years as a craft and as a way to socialize and share creative ideas. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheryl Merritt, a quilt maker from the Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild, and Karen Childress, owner of the Cortez Quilt Company, about the history of quilting, how the craft has changed through the years, and opportunities that are available to get started with sewing hobbies.

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Veteran's Affairs
3:46 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Veteran's Affairs - January 30th, 2015

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly program on veterans issues in the Four Corners area, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about the new "Choice" program that has been set up for vets who live over 40 miles from a VA medical center, new services that will be offered in their Cortez Veterans Outreach Center, and the schedule for updates on the veterans business directory.

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The Zine
10:25 am
Thu January 29, 2015

The Dillard Site and the Neolithic Revolution

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The Dillard Site is an archaeological site in southwestern Colorado occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. that has been excavated over the past three years. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Caitlin Sommer, supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center who has been excavating the Dillard Site, about what information from the site is telling archaeologists about early social organization in the prehistoric Southwest.

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The Zine
12:49 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Empire Electric's New General Manager Josh Dellinger

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Electricity is a vital part of everyday life that we sometimes take for granted.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Dellinger, the new General Manger at Empire Electric Association, about how an electric co-op works, what the utility has planned in the future, renewable energy, and education programs that Empire Electric offers to its members.

Empire Electric Association website:

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