The tobacco industry represents corporate power that has been challenged by scientists, doctors, and journalists who exposed abuse of that power KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Zegart, an investigative journalist and author who chronicled the fight against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, about his work investigating that industry, and why a similar battle against fossil fuels energy industries may be coming as climate change becomes increasingly acute across the globe.
Experiential learning, where kids can achieve understanding through hands-on projects, is perfectly suited for school gardens and curriculum that can extend beyond the classroom. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Erin Bohme, Mancos School Garden Coordinator and Experiential Learning Manager for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about how school gardens are being used to enhance a wide variety of learning, and why it is important in today's education environment.
Quilting and other sewing hobbies have become increasingly popular in recent years as a craft and as a way to socialize and share creative ideas. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheryl Merritt, a quilt maker from the Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild, and Karen Childress, owner of the Cortez Quilt Company, about the history of quilting, how the craft has changed through the years, and opportunities that are available to get started with sewing hobbies.
In this episode of KSJD's monthly program on veterans issues in the Four Corners area, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about the new "Choice" program that has been set up for vets who live over 40 miles from a VA medical center, new services that will be offered in their Cortez Veterans Outreach Center, and the schedule for updates on the veterans business directory.
The Dillard Site is an archaeological site in southwestern Colorado occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. that has been excavated over the past three years. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Caitlin Sommer, supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center who has been excavating the Dillard Site, about what information from the site is telling archaeologists about early social organization in the prehistoric Southwest.
Electricity is a vital part of everyday life that we sometimes take for granted. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Dellinger, the new General Manger at Empire Electric Association, about how an electric co-op works, what the utility has planned in the future, renewable energy, and education programs that Empire Electric offers to its members.
In an attempt to meet the ever widening problem of superweeds, a new herbicide combo that includes Roundup (glyphosate) and an older herbicide known as 2,4-D is being developed by the agricultural chemical industry. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Genna Reed from Food and Water Watch, and Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets & More on KSJD, about the potential problems of fighting super weeds with super herbicides.
The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez provides overnight shelter and other critical resources to those who need them in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Knutson, the Director of the Bridge Shelter, and MB McAfee, the chair of the their board of directors, about how the Bridge is helping homeless people, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser "Soups of the World".
Theater and drama are fun and important aspects of education in the arts, building confidence and communication skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with students David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaylee Brinkerhoff, and Madison Nielson of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Club, and their theater director Nicholaus Sandner, about "Rabbit Hole", the current theater production they are working on, and how participation in drama impacts their lives.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss local news and politics, including a discussion of a recent coyote hunt that lost sponsorship from a Cortez business after the public voiced opposition.