The River Trip

Airing the second Thursday of each month from 8:30-9:00am on The Zine

A monthly discussion of Dolores River issues and a celebration of those who love to float it's whitewater.

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The River Trip
1:33 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

The River Trip - March 12th, 2015

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In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Sam Carter from Dolores River Boating Advocates about early spring conditions on the area rivers, river news from the Netherlands and Colorado, and projects and programs that Dolores River Boating Advocates have planned.

Note: This episode aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive. To make a donation to KSJD, please click on the red "Donate Now" button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Thanks!

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The River Trip
9:35 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Climate Change and the Future of Lake Powell

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Katrina Grantz, Chief Hydrologist at Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, about how the Bureau of Reclamation is considering the effects of climate change on the future of hydroelectric power at the dam, the ever-increasing thirst of downstream water users, and the implications for recreational activity at this iconic reservoir above the Grand Canyon.

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The River Trip
9:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

A New Film About The Dolores River

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In this episode of The River Trip, new host Sam Carter talks with Cody Perry from Rig To Flip, filmmakers from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, about a new film they will be making in 2015 about the Dolores River, why they are interested in making this film, and how movies about rivers are made using modern digital equipment.

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The River Trip
10:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Remembering Martin Litton

Martin Litton rowing a dory.
Credit McKenzie River Wooden Boat Museum

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill and Grand Canyon river guides Andy Hutchinson and Tim Cooper remember Martin Litton, a Grand Canyon river runner and longtime conservationist, best known as a staunch opponent of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and other dams on the Colorado River.

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The River Trip
10:32 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Katie Lee's Lifetime Love Affair With Rivers

Katie Lee bathing in a water hole in Glen Canyon in the 1950s
Credit Tad Nichols / Tad Nichols Collection - Northern Arizona University

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.

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The River Trip
9:50 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Dolores River Boating Advocates

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In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular host Lee-Ann Hill to talk about her work as the Program Coordinator for Dolores River Boating Advocates, along with Sam Carter, who was recently elected Board President of Dolores River Boating Advocates. They discuss recent projects completed by the organization on the Dolores River, their vision for a new boating put-in on the upper Dolores River, and how they balance advocating for whitewater recreation with larger water issues in the southwest.

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The River Trip
11:54 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.

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The River Trip
2:11 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

The Colorado Water Plan

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Carrie Lille and Anne Oliver of the Southwest Basin Implementation Planning Team, about their work on the Colorado Water Plan, a path forward for providing Colorado with the water needed for healthy watersheds and the environment, robust recreation and tourism economies, vibrant and sustainable cities, and viable and productive agriculture.

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The River Trip
9:52 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Changes To The Dolores River Valley Plan

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with former Montezuma County Commissioner Dewayne Findley and Tim Hunter from the Montezuma County Planning Commission about the Dolores River Valley Plan, and the Montezuma County Commissioners' recent decision to remove Chapter 8, including the Transferable Development Rights option, from the County Land Use Code.

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The River Trip
10:52 am
Thu June 12, 2014

The River Trip - June 12th, 2014

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On this expedition of the River Trip, KSJD's monthly program dedicated to river issues and a celebration of those who love to float whitewater, Tom Yoder from KSJD talks with Andy Hutchinson and Josh Munson, board members from Dolores River Boating Advocates, about their spring boating experiences on the upper Dolores, San Miguel, and Colorado Rivers, and how they are working to keep recreational experiences part of the discussion around water rights in the southwest.

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