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Talking Heads
11:59 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Talking Heads - July 16th, 2014

Local news and politics always deserve a closer analysis that helps you see local issues from a new perspective. In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press discuss Forest Service Road closures, a recent Kinder Morgan venting incident, and the latest on the Dolores River Valley Plan.

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Talking Heads
10:39 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Talking Heads - July 9th, 2014

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest moves by the Montezuma County Commission on the Dolores River Valley Plan, and talk with Tim Lanier and Jack Schuenemeyer from the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board about priorities and budget considerations for the coming school year.

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Talking Heads
11:35 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Talking Heads - June 18th, 2014

Local news and politics always deserve a closer analysis that helps you see local issues from a new perspective.  In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press break down upcoming primary elections across the Four Corners area.

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Talking Heads
1:05 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Talking Heads - June 11th, 2014

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In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest efforts by the Montezuma County Commission to make changes to the Dolores River Plan, what is happening in southeast Utah around road closures on public lands, and recent developments in the Montezuma County Sheriff's race.

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Talking Heads
11:42 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Talking Heads - May 21st, 2014

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.

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The Zine
11:54 am
Mon May 19, 2014

A History of St. Christopher's Episcopal Mission in Bluff, Utah

St. Christopher's Episcopal Mission in Bluff, Utah
Credit Jonathan Till

St. Christopher's Episcopal Mission in Bluff, Utah has a long history of serving the local population in this small desert town. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Father Red Stevens and parishoner Mary Rose Sampson about the church, how it was founded and why it is an important part of the Bluff community.

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Talking Heads
11:26 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Talking Heads - May 14th, 2014

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local business owners Brandon Schubert and Taz Vass about voter registration, the recent Cortez Sanitation District election results, and issues involving a recent court case in Dolores, Colorado.

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The Zine
10:08 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Southwest Open School Students Explore Homelessness

Credit Cortez Journal

A group of students from Southwest Open School in Cortez recently spent the night at the Bridge Emergency Shelter as part of an event to bring awareness to the plight of homeless people who spend their nights there. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with SWOS students Caite Lake and Nick Martinez and their teacher Sam Carter about why they decided to participate in this event, and what they learned from their experience.

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Veteran's Affairs
10:37 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - April 25th, 2014

Credit truthout.org / Creative Commons

Veterans in the Four Corners face challenges that are sometimes unknown or misunderstood by the civilian public. In this special KSJD Spring Membership Drive episode of the Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia from VFW Post 5231 about vets of all ages who are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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The Zine
10:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Diné Food Sovereignty

Credit Iris Shreve Garrott / Creative Commons

The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with James McKenzie, Director of the Diné Policy Institute, about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Diné people.

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