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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Dr. Lyn Patrick about trans fats: what they are, how they ended up in our foods, and why the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has mandated that trans fats be removed from our food supply in the next 3 years.

Center for Science in the Public Interest Pinterest Trans Fat Wall of Shame:

Mushrooms Boom This Spring

Jun 26, 2015

The unusually wet spring has made some mushroom foragers very happy. As part of the crowd-sourced journalism project iSeeChange, a listener in Paonia, Colorado posted pictures of her harvest of morels and she wondered if this bumper crop is something we’ll see more and more. KVNF's Jake Ryan found out.

To get involved with the iSeeChange project and post your own climate observations, go to

Veteran's Affairs - June 26th, 2015

Jun 26, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders of local VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about a Vietnam veteran who is traveling through the Four Corners area on an electric scooter to raise money for veterans groups in Vernal, Utah, and updates on the Cortez Veterans Outreach Center and the VA's new Choice program.

Climate, Weather, and Wildfire

Jun 24, 2015
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Weather and climate are many times used interchangeably, but are really terms used to explain different phenomena. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for Firewise of Southwest Colorado about the important differences in weather and climate, how they are considered in wildfire forecasts, and the potential for wildfire in the Four Corners area as temperatures begin to soar.

Happy Chickens and Their Eggs

Jun 23, 2015
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michele Martz and Mark Matteis of Song Haven Farm about recent issues that have come up with large-scale chicken and egg production, and how they are working to provide a place on their farm to raise happy chickens that are well-treated, fed proper and nutritious grains and insects, and produce delicious eggs.

Economic Development In Montezuma County

Jun 22, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Chris Burkett and Cassie Alexander from the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association about what economic development looks like in southwest Colorado, and how business owners can get help to reach more customers and grow their business.

Mancos Valley Arts Council

KSJD host Sarah Syverson talks with Marilyn Kroeker with the Mancos Valley Arts Council, and Brian Killigrew from the Mancos School of the West, about the variety of arts that are being created in the Mancos Valley, and the events that will be happening during the Mancos Arts Studio Tour on June 20th.

The Cortez Burst Triathlon

Jun 18, 2015
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Each year, the Cortez Burst Triathlon offers a race for all ages that is a fun way to kick off the 4th of July holiday. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rayna Hale, President of Friends of Recreation, and Sensa Wolcott, Race Director for the Cortez Burst Triathlon, about how the race supports good health in our community, ways to train for a triathlon, and what participants can expect at this year's Cortez Burst Triathlon.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press talk with Montezuma County Assessor Scott Davis about the latest in Montezuma County's tax case against CO2 producer Kinder Morgan.

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Permaculture is typically discussed in terms of its relationship with traditional agriculture. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Nick and Heather Bartow about how their adoption of permaculture into their lifestyle has had profound effects on their physical, mental, and emotional health.

Information on Nick and Heather's permaculture community building project: