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.

Bronco Planet

In the 1986 NFL AFC Championship game, Denver Broncos wide receiver Mark Jackson caught a touchdown pass from John Elway to send the game into overtime in what became known as "The Drive". KSJD's Tom Yoder caught up with Mark Jackson to talk about "The Drive", how he became part of the Broncos' group of wide receivers known as "The Three Amigos", and why he is making an appearance in Cortez on December 1st.

Austin Cope

Regulars at the Cortez Farmers Market have likely bought produce from Bessie White and her sister Velma Hollen, longtime residents of the Pleasant View area.

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KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Utah poet David Lee, who will be reading his poetry at the Cortez Public Library's Wordstock 2017 fundraiser. Lee was the State of Utah’s first Poet Laureate and has been nominated for a Pulitzer prize and the position of national poet laureate.

A Conversation With Tommy Chong

Oct 6, 2017
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Tommy Chong is a well-known actor, comedian, and marijuana advocate. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Chong by phone to discuss his long relationship with Cheech Marin, his battle against marijuana prohibition, and his ever-growing homemade bong collection.

UNHS Website

When Utah Navajo Health System in Southeastern Utah first incorporated about 15 years ago, some people in the region said it would not be successful, according to a community member in Montezuma Creek.

But now, the non-profit corporation has seven facilities and is building a new clinic in Montezuma Creek, planned to open in March of 2018. To learn more about the history and success of the organization, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Utah Navajo Health System CEO Michael Jensen and board chair Jamie Harvey.

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