The Zine

Weekdays from 8:30-9:00am

Join KSJD each weekday at 8:30am for news, views, and musical commentary on local and national events,the environment, arts, culture, local politics, and more. This program has alternating hosts depending on the day of the week, and includes content from these programs:

Upcoming Zine Programs

KSJD's SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, April 21st-25th

  • Monday, April 21st

The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in Montezuma County that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about excavations on the site that have been conducted by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants.

  • Tuesday, April 22nd

Pandora's Box is KSJD's bi-monthly program that looks at the other side of the story on the environment and your health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear the latest about plans for oil and gas development and hydraulic fracturing in southwest Colorado, and how it could affect the health of residents.

  • Wednesday, April 23rd

Congressman Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado and is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about Congressman Tipton's views on agriculture, both here in the Four Corners area and across the country.

  • Thursday, April 24th

The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Dine people.

  • Friday, April 25th

Veterans in the Four Corners face challenges that are sometimes unknown or misunderstood by the civilian public. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly look at veteran's affairs, their challenges and successes.

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The Zine
2:33 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Archaeological Excavations At The Dillard Site

Credit Durango Herald

The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in southwestern Colorado that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Shanna Diederichs, a supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their excavations at the Dillard Site, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants. This interview was aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive on April 21st, 2014.

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The Zine
9:17 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Economic Development

Credit Ken Lund / Creative Commons

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is a significant contributor to the economy in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Tawnie Knight, Economic Development Specialist with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how the tribe is developing their assets and looking at new ways to create opportunities for economic growth.

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The Zine
10:44 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Teen Maze 2014

Being confronted with choices that could affect their entire lives can be a transformative experience for middle school students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Peggy Tennyson from the School Community Youth Collaborative and Mikkel Waltman, a senior at Montezuma-Cortez High School about the Teen Maze, an interactive event showcasing possible outcomes of risky behaviors for local youth.

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The Zine
9:27 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Exploring The Creative Process

Credit Doug Wheller / Creative Commons

Writing fiction and songwriting are arts that many times require sharing among other writers and musicians to break through into new creative ground. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Wright and musician Marilyn Kroeker about their creative processes, and their involvement in an event on April 23rd at the Cortez Cultural Center that will showcase the challenges and triumphs of creative endeavors.

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The Zine
9:39 am
Mon April 7, 2014

The Montezuma School To Farm Project

Credit Montezuma School To Farm

The Montezuma School to Farm Project is all about growing the taproots of our communities, and the connections between kids, farms, and local food. Together with Mancos Valley Resources and the Mount Lookout Grange, the project is building a vibrant, connected community in the Mancos Valley that is centered on our agricultural heritage.

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The Zine
9:52 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who quit smoking are much less likely to have pre-mature and low birth weight babies and reduce the damage that second-hand smoke can have on their babies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Midge Kirk with the Target Tobacco Action Group about "Baby and Me", a smoking cessation program that helps pregnant women quit smoking during and after their pregnancy.

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The Zine
9:42 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Homelessness In Cortez

The Bridge Emergency Shelter provides for those in our community who need support during hard times. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek and Saskia Mollet from the Bridge Emergency Shelter about the services they provide and an upcoming fundraiser that will challenge you to experience what it is like to spend a night at the shelter.

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The Zine
10:47 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Chronic Pain Management

Non-operative joint and spine care using an approach centered around physical therapy, injections, and tailored medical treatment can help restore function and reduce suffering for patients with acute and chronic pain. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Dustin Cole, a pain management specialist with Southwest Health System, about how these procedures work, how they can benefit patients dealing with pain management, and why dealing with pain is also important for families and friends of those with chronic pain.

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The Zine
9:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscapes

The Mancos Opera House and McElmo Flume present rich opportunities for historic preservation in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Heather Bailey, Historic Preservation Grants Specialist with History Colorado and the State Historical Fund, about what is happening with these projects as well as an innovative education project called Our Shared Historical Landscapes.

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The Zine
9:56 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco: An 18th Century Renaissance Man

It can be difficult to comprehend how the American Southwest was mapped in the late 18th century, when Spain was still sending expeditions into what was then uncharted territory. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Kessell about how one Spanish Renaissance man left a legacy of cartography, art, and science during his time exploring the 18th century southwest.

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