KSJD Interviews

Weekdays during Morning Edition at 7:30am or 8:40am

KSJD interviews cover a wide variety of topics and issues. Tune in at 7:30am or 8:40am on weekday mornings during Morning Edition for interviews that inform and empower our community! An archive of past interviews is below.

courtesy of Roberta Diswood / Just Move It

"Just Move It" is a community-centered fitness and exercise promotion program that holds events throughout the Navajo Nation, in surrounding communities, and in Indigenous communities throughout the United States. Just Move It coordinator Roberta Diswood joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition to talk more about the movement, the program's history, and what to expect at the upcoming events in Cortez on Friday, July 21st at 6pm at Parque de Vida, in Towaoc on Monday, July 24th at 6pm at the Towaoc Wellness Center,  and in Shiprock on Thursday, August 3rd at 5:30pm.

RMNPHC

People have been living in and around Rocky Mountain National Park for over 11,000 years. About 100 years ago, historian and storyteller Dave Lively’s family set up a homestead near the Grand Lake entrance on the west side of the park. To talk about that homestead and further history of the park, Mr. Lively will make a visit to the Cortez Public Library this Friday, July 21st at 10 am to give a presentation called “Rocky’s West Side Stories.” He joined to KSJD’s Gail Binkly to share more of his own stories as well as some stories from the park. Click below to listen:

Austin Cope / KSJD

KSJD's Austin Cope took a trip into the San Juan National Forest to meet one of a few federal mule pack strings in the U.S. and to learn about what it's like to work with the animals. Click below to listen to the story and interview with Glenn Ryan, Lead Packer/Manager for the Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String.

Brewbooks / Creative Commons

On Wednesday morning, smoke from a prescribed fire near Dolores settled into the Montezuma Valley. Scott Landes with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment joined KSJD's Austin Cope on the phone to discuss the public health impacts of smoke and other airborne matter, and how his team monitors air quality in general.

U.S. Geological Survey / via Google Earth

This month the City of Cortez is looking back on the history of its parks. KSJD’s Austin Cope sat down with Chris Burkett. Burkett served as Cortez Parks and Recreation director between 1978 and 2006, and now directs grants and special projects for the City. To start their interview, Austin asked him how the corner of Mildred and Main Street--near the Colorado Welcome Center--looked in 1978.

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