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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

Singer-Songwriter Jeffrey Foucault

May 2, 2017
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Folk singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault has been called one of the finest songwriters of his generation. KSJD's Tom Yoder caught up with Foucault by phone to talk about his music, how his career got started, and why he loves his fellow singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, but can't stand the game of Scrabble.


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