In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Tamara Rubin, founder and director of Lead Safe America, about how her children were poisoned by lead during a home renovation project which left them with long-term neurological problems, how Lead Safe America works to bring awareness about lead that is in household items and toys, and ways to make sure your family avoids the dangers of lead poisoning.
Distance running has gained in popularity in recent years, and especially participation in half marathon races. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Ben Hahn, Race Director for the Cowboy Half Marathon, about why running is a popular and fun way to stay fit and compete, how to train for distance races, and what the Cowboy Half Marathon race will offer to runners at this year's event on May 16th.
This winter, students at the Rico School completed a project on the lynx, an endangered cat species that was reintroduced into the San Juan Mountains in recent years. In this interview, the students talk with Curtis Keetch, the Wildlife Biologist in the Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts, about his role as a biologist and what he has learned about lynx during the reintroduction project that he was involved with.
In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Linda Martin, who served as an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Mesa Verde National Park for 36 years, about some of her experiences at Mesa Verde and the importance of interpretation to the experience and education of visitors to the park.
Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatments for hair, skin, and nails, and job opportunities in the field are increasing in recent years. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brenda Knapp, Coordinator of the Cosmetology Program at Southwest Colorado Community College, about what is involved in a cosmetology career, and how individuals can become a certified cosmetologist at the school.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Dustin Partridge, owner of Zuma Natural Foods in Mancos, Colorado, about running a small town grocery store that emphasizes local, sustainable, GMO-free foods, and how to make a better cup of coffee.
As spring weather brings warmer temperatures and windy conditions to the Four Corners area, the danger of wildfire is increasing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for FireWise of Southwest Colorado, about what the spring wildfire outlook is looking like, how they are helping homeowners prepare for wildfires, and why fire-adapted communities are an important aspect of being resilient in the face of an inevitable wildfire.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 about a new therapy group being offered at the Cortez Vets Center, why services for women vets is starting to take on more importance at the VA, and changes to the new Veterans Choice program that is allowing vets to see medical providers outside the VA system if they live over 40 miles away from a VA clinic.
Long seen as a component of spiritual practices, mindfulness is more and more being integrated into the workplace. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with New York Times reporter David Gelles and Bettina Slusar of NewCo about how they are encouraging businesses and individuals to be more mindful at work in order to reduce stress, become more efficient, and form deeper connections with others.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Tetyana Obukanych, a PhD immunologist who has written a book on the other side of vaccines and immunity, about studies that show the measles vaccine has limited effectiveness, and why a focus on a healthy immune system may be the best way to combat measles.