River Radio

Airing the second Thursday of each month between 8:30-9:00am

River Radio is KSJD's monthly discussion of river issues in the Four Corners area and a celebration of those who love to float the whitewater. Join us for River Radio to hear about current affairs related to water, and issues affecting the rivers of the Four Corners area.

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Kevin Fedarko is a river guide and author who wrote about a historic boating speed run through the Grand Canyon in his book "The Emerald Mile". In this second part of his interview with Fedarko, River Radio host Sam Carter talks with the author about his views on writing about his outdoor adventures, and the current state of the Grand Canyon.

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Kevin Fedarko is a river guide and author who wrote about a historic boating speed run through the Grand Canyon in his book "The Emerald Mile". In the first of a two-part interview, River Radio host Sam Carter talked with Fedarko about the book and how it shaped his views of the Grand Canyon, and his latest project to walk the length of the canyon.


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The big question on many boater's minds is if there will be a spill into the Lower Dolores River from McPhee Reservoir this spring that would allow for recreational flows. River Radio host Sam Carter talks with Vern Harrell, manager at the Bureau of Reclamation, about the prospect for a boating spill this spring, and the factors that go into deciding if a spill is appropriate given the various demands on the water in the Dolores River.


Sam Carter

In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter visits with Chilean river guide Francisco Valle about the Bio Bio River and Parque Pumalin in the Patagonia region of Chile, and the issues that are facing these rivers and other waterways of South America.


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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Nate and Matthew Klema, brothers who grew up boating the Dolores River and have spent much of their lives running rivers around the world, about their recent speed record through the Grand Canyon, and how their experiences have shaped them.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia Clothing Company, about his land conservation efforts and love for the world's wild places.

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group about what has been learned about the effects of the Gold King Mine waste spill into the Animas River in early August, how it has brought more attention to river contamination from mining, and where we go from here.

Jeff Adams

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Jeff Adams of Interior West Consulting about his work as an archaeologist along the Salmon River in Idaho, the prehistoric and historic sites that are located there, and how the Salmon River corridor was used over thousands of years of human history.

Paddling With Purpose

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Stefanie Wessel of Paddling With Purpose about her trip to the Rio Marañón in Peru, the largest tributary to the Amazon River, resistance to an effort to build a series of dams along the Rio Marañón, and a documentary film that will raise awareness about the river and its current threats.

Rig To Flip

River filmmakers Rig to Flip are currently researching and filming the Dolores River to tell the complex story of “The River of Sorrows.” In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Ben Saheb, Juliann Poma, and Cody Perry from Rig To Flip about the importance of this film, and how it is being made.

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