Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County works to help families break the cycle of poverty, escape from unhealthy living conditions, and build long-term financial security through new and renovated housing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Susan Rain, a board member at Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County, and Lynn Anderson, store manager at the Habitat for Humanity Re-sale Store, about housing needs in southwest Colorado, how their organization helps meet those needs, and what people can donate and purchase at their re-sale store.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rick Torres, Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer, and Bert Valencia from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 about issues that will be covered at a Veterans Forum on June 14th in Cortez, Colorado. Topics include why it is important for veterans to sign up for benefits as soon as possible, and why families of vets should also understand how VA and other benefit programs work.
As wildfire season approaches the Four Corners area, it is important to start considering efforts we can all make to protect our homes and property from wildfires. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Rebecca Samulski, the Wildland Fire Education Specialist for the Montezuma County Fire Chiefs' Association and Firewise of Southwest Colorado, about how wildfires impact more than homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, and action communities could take to help minimize these impacts in the event of a wildfire.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kate Greenberg of the National Young Farmers Coalition about how the organization helps represent, mobilize, and engage young farmers to ensure their success.
More information about the National Young Farmers Coalition can be found on the website at www.youngfarmers.org.
Historic properties and archaeological sites on tribal lands are managed more and more by Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Terry Knight, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how his office protects important places both on tribal lands and around the southwest.
The Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station is an old bread truck that has been retrofitted into a solar-powered story-gathering vehicle. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chrissie Orr and Jen Hart-Mann from SeedBroadcast and Ingrid Lincoln at the Mancos Library about how this grassroots effort examines the inter-connections between people, seeds, and agriculture.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Dolores Food Market owner Taz Vass and KSJD's agricultural expert Bob Bragg about how agricultural producers in the Four Corners area articulate with the local food movement and food retailers.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks to Midge Kirk, Health Educator and Tobacco Specialist with Montezuma County Public Health Department, about e-cigarettes, what effect they have on the health of those who use them, and how they are regulated.