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The Zine
10:12 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Air Quality Issues At The White Mesa Uranium Mill

Credit Osman Parvez / Creative Commons

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.

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Veteran's Affairs
9:37 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - November 28th, 2014

Credit Cortez Journal

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.

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The Zine
2:32 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Kiwanis of Mesa Verde

Credit Kiwanis International

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.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:59 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Growing Potatoes And Taking Care Of The Soil

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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.

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The Zine
10:31 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Moetones New Album "Heartbreaker Ball"

Credit Moe

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.

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The Zine
10:07 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Industrial Skills Training at Southwest Colorado Community College

Credit Cortez Journal

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.

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Talking Heads
12:02 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Talking Heads - November 19th, 2014

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.

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The Zine
10:15 am
Mon November 17, 2014

The Impact of Students on Teachers

Matt Keefauver giving his keynote address at the ECET2 Conference on October 25th, 2014

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.

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The Zine
9:37 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Cortez Public Library

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.

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The River Trip
10:32 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Katie Lee's Lifetime Love Affair With Rivers

Katie Lee bathing in a water hole in Glen Canyon in the 1950s
Credit Tad Nichols / Tad Nichols Collection - Northern Arizona University

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.

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