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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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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In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Bill Dvorak of Dvorak Rafting, Kayaking, and Fishing Expeditions, about the recent designation of the Browns Canyon National Monument along the Arkansas River in central Colorado, and Amber Clark, Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee for the Lower Dolores Plan Working Group, about a proposed National Conservation Area for the Dolores River Canyon.

Sam Carter

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Josh Munson and Jessica Mulvihill-Kuntz, boaters who were involved in a boating accident on June 2nd caused by a cable that was strung across the Dolores River. They describe what happened when the cable forced them off of their raft, resulting in serious injuries to two of their fellow boaters.

OARS

In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Lars Haarr, who was recently named Outside magazine's 2015 River Guide of the Year. Lars talks about his role guiding clients down the rivers of the Southwest, shares his thoughts on his favorite places and the future of water, and his famous "Stars With Lars" river trips.

O.A.R.S. Adventure Travel website: www.oars.com

Water Management In McPhee Reservoir

Apr 9, 2015
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In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter provides some river news from around the Four Corners area, and talks with Ken Curtis, Chief of Engineering and Construction at the Dolores Water Conservancy District, about how the district manages water for irrigation and municipal uses, and how the future of water management looks as southwest Colorado faces another year of drought.

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