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.

Law enforcement professionals with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Department responded to almost 9,000 calls for service in 2016. KSJD's Karen Childress talks with Sheriff Steve Nowlin about public safety and crime prevention in our community.

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Public safety and crime prevention are topics of interest to everyone in our community. KSJD's Karen Childress talks with Roy Lane, Chief of Police for the City of Cortez.

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On February 13th, the owners of the Navajo generating station near Page, AZ, announced their plans to close the plant in 2019. In response, Navajo Tribal Council speaker LoRenzo Bates told KSJD the closure would bring serious economic repercussions.

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In 1989, a Detroit man named Bernard Young was convicted of child sexual assault and sentenced to 60 to 100 years in prison. But many years later, the victims admitted that they had accused the wrong man. Earlier this month, Young was released from prison and his case will be re-tried in the spring.

If it weren’t for the help of a Mancos-based nonprofit and the woman who runs it, Young still could be in prison. Claudia Whitman, who runs the National Capital Crime Assistance Network out of her home in Mancos, sat down with KSJD's Austin Cope to tell more of the story.

Violinist Ellen Chavez de Leitner has performed with many orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. On rare occasions, she also performs chamber music with her daughters, guitarist Genevieve Leitner and soprano vocalist Cecilia Leitner, as The Leitner Trio. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Ellen about her roots in classical music and the advantages and challenges of performing with her daughters.