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, December 22nd-26th

  • Monday, December 22nd

The holidays can be a hectic time, when it is difficult to take care of ourselves properly in the midst of parties that can bring an excess of food and drink, and the stress related to finances and family time. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 for an encore episode of Pandora's Box, where co-host Lyn Patrick talks about the importance of getting enough sleep during the busy holiday season.

  • Tuesday, December 23rd

Farming, ranching, and access to fresh, local food are vital to life in the Four Corners area. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 for another episode of the Big Fat Farm Show to hear about one often-overlooked farm animal, the donkey.

  • Wednesday, December 24th

The Christmas story has its roots in the Middle East, a place that today is known for strife and religious conflict. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for an audio diary from a trip through the holy land by independent producer Jake Warga exploring the modern state of Christmas.

  • Thursday, December 25th

Merry Christmas! Unfortunately, Christmas is a time where consumerism is at its peak in America, reminding us of the down sides to the larger global economy we are a part of. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from the Youth Media Project as they look at waste and recycling, Walmart's use of sweatshops and other unsavory labor practices, and explore a Taoist approach to dealing with holiday stress.

  • Friday, December 26th

Veterans in the Four Corners area are faced with challenges that the rest of us may not understand. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly veterans affairs program, where representatives from local service organizations discuss how veterans and their families can find resources to help them lead healthy and happy lives.
 

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The Zine
1:09 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

The Burning of The Bluff Bison

Bison antiquus sculpture in Bluff, Utah

On Sunday, December 21st, the town of Bluff, Utah will hold a very unique winter solstice celebration featuring the burning of a life-size effigy of the now-extinct bison antiquus, which stood up to 12 feet tall at the hump when it roamed North American landscapes during the Pleistocene era. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joe Pachak and J.R.

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The Zine
9:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

The Painted Turtle Studio

Credit Painted Turtle Studio

Creating places in our communities where kids and adults can go to explore their creativity is vital to encouraging expression through art. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Allen and Jaime Becktel from The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos about how it supports and nurtures art and education there.

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The Zine
11:56 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Understanding The Local Economy "Ecosystem"

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During this season of holiday shopping, it is important to consider spending your dollars locally instead of online or at big box stores. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rocky Moss, Manager of the Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center, about why it matters to support local businesses, and the impact that it has on our communities.

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The Zine
11:56 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Getting Health Care Insurance In Colorado

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The open enrollment period for getting health care insurance through Colorado's state-run marketplace ends December 15th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kevin O'Conner from the San Juan Basin Health Department and Linda Gann of Connect For Health Colorado about where residents can shop for an insurance plan, and find out where to get help if you need assistance with your enrollment.

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The Zine
9:27 am
Fri December 5, 2014

The Cortez Cultural Center

Credit Cortez Journal

The Cortez Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide an interactive forum for the community's artistic, cultural, and environmental interests. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Donna Stewart, Executive Director at the Cortez Cultural Center, and Lee Bergman, Board President for the Cortez Cultural Center, about what their organization is doing to fulfill their mission in the community.

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The Zine
12:17 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

A Personal Look at Ferguson, Missouri

Credit Stephen Melkisethian / Creative Commons

The headlines have been full of news about what has happened in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and a grand jury's decision not to indite the police officer who killed him. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jeff Pope, Executive Director at KSJD, who grew up in Ferguson, about his home town, how he and his family have been affected by the events that have unfolded there, and what all of us could learn from Ferguson's reaction to this tragedy and its aftermath.

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The Zine
10:12 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Air Quality Issues At The White Mesa Uranium Mill

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Uranium mining in the southwest has had a long and troubled history. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Anne Mariah Tapp, the Director of Energy at the Grand Canyon Trust, about the White Mesa Uranium Mill, one of the only conventional uranium processing centers in the United States, and why the Grand Canyon Trust is bringing a lawsuit against the mill's operators over air quality issues.

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The Zine
2:32 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Kiwanis of Mesa Verde

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Kiwanis clubs help their communities in countless ways depending on the needs they identify. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Michelle Shockley-Steeves and Jim Muller from Kiwanis of Mesa Verde about the service projects that they are working on here in southwest Colorado, and their annual breakfast with Santa coming up in early December.

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The Zine
10:31 am
Fri November 21, 2014

The Moetones New Album "Heartbreaker Ball"

Credit Moe

The Moetones are one of the most prolific live bands in the Four Corners area, entertaining audiences with their own brand of rock and rock style. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with front man Moe from the Moetones about their new album "Heartbreaker Ball", how he got started making music, and where the band is headed from here.

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The Zine
10:07 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Industrial Skills Training at Southwest Colorado Community College

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Finding employment in a good-paying job can sometimes be a matter of getting the right training. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tomas German-Palacios, Operations Coordinator with the Economic and Workforce Development Division at Southwest Colorado Community College about new technical training programs available at the school that can help with entry into the workforce, career advancement, or career change.

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