Canyon Chronicles

First Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

Canyon Chronicles serves all those who love this land; it’s always-new beauty, its long and rich history, and our community’s very unique blend of cultures. All of us here now came before. Some of us just a few days ago. But many of our community trace their history in this land back generations. Some of us, back hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years.

We hope in these programs to focus on matters of importance, and we encourage your thoughts and insights about this current broadcast and the direction or subjects future programs may adopt.  All your ideas are welcome. At the end of our program we will provide information where you may send you suggestions and thoughts.

Canyon Chronicles is hosted by Mike Woodrow and produced in conjunction with the Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance -- A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the enjoyment, utilization and safeguarding of Public Lands -- providing volunteer and funding opportunities for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Cultural Center.
 

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Linda Martin, who served as an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Mesa Verde National Park for 36 years, about some of her experiences at Mesa Verde and the importance of interpretation to the experience and education of visitors to the park.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dr. Laurie Webster, an archaeologist who has looked at thousands of perishable artifacts from prehistoric sites in the Southwest, about why these objects are important for learning the hidden details in the lives of prehistoric cultures.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Dan Simplicio, a tribal member from the Pueblo of Zuni and Cultural Specialist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about the decimation of the Zuni population after European contact, and how the Zuni people raise their children to maintain a strong cultural identity throughout their lives.

Cortez Journal

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Therese Lynston from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Bridget Ambler, Supervisory Museum Curator at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Heritage Center, about a new Native American art exhibit, how it is more than a room full of beautiful works of art, and the inspiriting story of how the exhibit came to be.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with archaeologist Patricia Lacey about how agriculture and growing corn transformed life in the prehistoric Southwest, and lessons we can learn from these early societies.

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