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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest developments in the race for the San Juan County Commission in southeast Utah, and a recent report showing minorities are disproportionately incarcerated in the Montezuma County jail system.
Local news and politics always deserve a closer analysis that helps you see local issues from a new perspective. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press break down local news stories across the Four Corners area. In this episode, analysis of a conspiracy theory related to efforts to save the Gunnison Sage Grouse, what is happening with the election for Montezuma County's next sheriff, and an update on the Dolores River Plan.
KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans about issues surrounding women in the military and how they cope with incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination.