Life in Rico, Colorado holds many rewards and challenges that come with living in a small mountain town. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nicole Pieterse, a board member at The Rico Center, about life in Rico and how they work to preserve and enrich the quality of life of the residents, visitors, and economy of Rico through grants to local non-profit organizations, government entities, and individuals.
The impacts of the death penalty on our society are not always obvious. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sister Helen Prejean, one of the nation's leading opponents of capital punishment, whose story was told in the Academy-award winning film "Dead Man Walking".
Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that is based on running and interaction between participants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jen Adams and Casie LaMunyon from Girls On The Run in Montezuma County about how the program teaches young girls confidence while also establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The Dolores Public Library recently surveyed their community to find out what Dolores residents like about the library, and what changes they would like to see. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with library board member Jeanne Becker and Dolores Library Director Debra Ely about how the library is working to add more classes and other programs geared toward technology, health, entertainment, and more.
In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about permaculture, how it can work in the arid southwest, and how to apply the principles of permaculture to growing food.
Libraries are not just places to find information and check out books. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Hallberg, Director of the Mancos Public Library, about how the library is working to embrace new technologies, educate and inform, and build community face-to-face.