Pandora's Box

Alternating Tuesdays from 8:30-9:00am on The Zine

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to toxins in our environment and their effects on our physical and mental health.

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Pandora's Box
9:49 am
Tue January 27, 2015

New Herbicides, New Problems

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In an attempt to meet the ever widening problem of superweeds, a new herbicide combo that includes Roundup (glyphosate) and an older herbicide known as 2,4-D is being developed by the agricultural chemical industry. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Genna Reed from Food and Water Watch, and Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets & More on KSJD, about the potential problems of fighting super weeds with super herbicides.

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Pandora's Box
10:19 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Humanure Composting

A humanure bucket toilet.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Peter and Joan Brind'amour about how they use sawdust-filled bucket toilets to capture their excrement and use the composting process to make humanure for use as a fertilizer on their personal garden.

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Pandora's Box
10:57 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Donovan Hohn, author of "Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them", about how he ended up chasing thousands of items that had been deposited into the world's oceans across the globe, what he learned through his adventures, and how Earth's oceans are being impacted by all of the various items that are being dropped into them.

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Pandora's Box
10:01 am
Tue December 16, 2014

The Emotional Reaction To Climate Change

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box co-host Joanie Trussel about how climate change is affecting us emotionally, and discuss why it is happening, the ways we can understand the way we feel, and how to stay healthy in the midst of this major global challenge.

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Pandora's Box
9:46 am
Tue November 4, 2014

A Train Crash And A Health Tragedy

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Trisha Sheehan, regional field manager at Moms Clean Air Force, about when a train crash occurred outside of her town and led to the toxic contamination of her family when vinyl chloride that was being transported on that train was released into the air.

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Pandora's Box
10:35 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Colorado Proposition 105: Labeling GMOs

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with citizen activist Julie Meadows about Proposition 105, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods in Colorado.

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Pandora's Box
10:23 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Colorado's Oil and Gas Task Force

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with former Mayor of Boulder and Country Commissioner of Boulder County Will Toor about his role on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper's Blue Ribbon Panel on Oil and Gas, what challenges it faces, and possible accomplishments the panel stands to achieve in regulating oil and gas operations in Colorado.

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Pandora's Box
10:53 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Water: Our Most Precious Resource

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about the ways our water resources are being threatened here in the Four Corners area and around the world.

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Pandora's Box
9:50 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Satellite Images of Oil and Gas Well Flaring

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In the episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks about SkyTruth, a non-profit remote sensing and mapping company that is transforming the environmental movement with satellites. Lyn explains how the company is looking at air emissions from oil and gas well across the world using satellite imagery, why this information is important to understand air pollution issues, and how you can see these images for yourself.

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Pandora's Box
9:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Movement Against Hydraulic Fracturing

Aerial view of gas wells.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Pete Dronkers, Southwest Circuit Rider at Earthworks, about recent meetings where the public expressed their opposition to the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, how Earthworks will be monitoring air emissions from area gas well sites, and screenings of new documentary films showcasing the movement against fracking in the southwest.

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