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.

The school in the town of Rico is tiny. It’s not the size of the building that’s the problem-- it’s the low number of students in it. This year, there are only seven students enrolled at the school: three in preschool and four in elementary school. And since the schools receive a certain amount of funding from the state per student, the Dolores County School District is having trouble making ends meet.


Courtesy of Gregg McVicar

Have you ever wondered what the host of Undercurrents thinks about... beyond the super-chill discussions about the music he plays? Gregg McVicar is the host and producer of Undercurrents, which airs on 170 stations throughout the country, including KSJD. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Gregg to learn more about how he promotes diversity in the music he plays, and whether he’s always as chill as he sounds on the air.

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KSJD’s Austin Cope talks with Don Coram, Colorado State Senator for District 6, which covers Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel, Archuleta, Ouray, and Montrose Counties. They talk about his thoughts on recently being appointed, his governance style, and his expectations for the upcoming legislative session.

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About two weeks ago, a group of about 50 community and tribal leaders, school administrators, and members of local nonprofits gathered at the Cortez Recreation Center to talk about how to prevent suicide and bullying in the community. They talked about current issues facing the community, and how to share resources and information between different groups to help decrease the factors that lead to bullying and suicide.


Anne Hillerman, daughter of best-selling mystery writer Tony Hillerman, continues her father's popular book series with her books based on the adventures of characters Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, and Bernadette Manuelito as they solve mysteries set in the American Southwest. KSJD's Gail Binkly spoke with Hillerman about her transition from journalist to fiction writer, and how she creates new stories based on her father's books.