Sam Carter

Sam Carter grew up as a proud St Louis Cardinal’s baseball fan listening to games on KMOX radio.  With this came an understanding of AM radio and baseball and how this combination helped his parents and other folks survive the Great Depression.  Radio was a big entertainment for Sam beyond Cardinals baseball as there wasn’t much TV allowed for him growing up.  In college Sam became a volunteer DJ at KDUR and quickly moved to revitalizing and hosting a weekly talk show, “Making Waves.”  Once stationary in Montezuma County he helped create the “Roadkill Report” for KSJD and later helped initiate “River Radio” to cover river related topics with specific focus on the Dolores River.  Join him the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM for another fulfilling show.

Jane Dally

In the first of a three-part series on River Radio about the 2017 spill on the Dolores River out of McPhee Dam and the relationships between various Dolores River stakeholders, host Sam Carter talks with Vern Harrell, Chief Engineer at McPhee Dam for the Bureau of Reclamation, about what the 2017 spill may look like and the relationship he has with irrigators and boaters.

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In this edition of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Casey Simpson about his recent 20-day boating trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon during late December and early January, including what is involved in a winter river trip, and how these trips differ from warm water boating.

Bureau of Reclamation / Creative Commons

In November water managers for the Colorado River opened the floodgates of Glen Canyon Dam and released a huge flood down the Grand Canyon. In this edition of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Katrina Grantz from the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region about this “High Flow Experiment,” a managed flood intended to move sediment down the canyon in an attempt to improve the health of the river corridor.

Tim Hunter

For the past 15 years, a group of volunteers floats down the San Juan River in Utah and collects trash that has been deposited into this scenic and well-traveled corridor. In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Tim Hunter, the leader of this clean-up crew, about the types and amounts of trash they collect, and why this is important for him and his fellow volunteers.

Corey Robinson

In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with local filmmaker Corey Robinson about his work documenting the struggles around fresh water resources across the U.S. His work is focused on personal stories of people who have been affected by water policy, and corporate control of fresh water for supplying large cities like Las Vegas and operations like pig farming in the east.

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