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, September 1st-5th

  • Monday, September 1st

Labor Day is a time to take a break and celebrate our working lives and what they mean to us and our society. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 for two stories on people who work in Washington DC; one from a parking enforcement officer, and one from a middle school administrative aide.

  • Tuesday, September 2nd

Farming, ranching, and access to fresh, local food is 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, where host Sarah Syverson talks about her new theater performance about the farming life called "Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming".

  • Wednesday, September 3rd

The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. Join us on the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn more about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on Saturday.

  • Thursday, September 4th

Near-Earth objects are asteroids or comets whose orbit intersects Earth's and which may pose a collision danger. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about what scientists are doing to better detect which near-Earth objects may collide with our planet, what danger these objects pose to us, and how we may be able to keep these ever-present threats from hitting Earth.

  • Friday, September 5th

Relationships form the basis of our lives, from our parents, to our partners, our friends, and co-workers. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about a new theater performance in Durango that examines relationships of all kinds, our struggles to maintain them, and our tendency to sabotage them.
 

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The Zine
10:20 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Southwest Open School's New Health Clinic Building

Southwest Open School in Cortez (SWOS) has built a new health clinic building on their campus that will be critical in continuing to addressing student health issues. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with SWOS Director Jennifer Carter and Shannon Wells, the SWOS Health Clinic Coordinator, about how the new health clinic building will serve students and why they have started a new capital campaign at the school to further improve school facilities.

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The Zine
9:18 am
Wed August 27, 2014

A New Start At The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

Credit Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

School is underway and teachers and school administrators in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District are again facing the challenges and opportunities of a new school year. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Alex Carter about what the district is doing to keep test scores up and teachers motivated, and how construction is progressing at their new high school.

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The Zine
9:14 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Comedian Paula Poundstone

Comedian, actress, writer, and radio personality Paula Poundstone talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about where her jokes come from, her serial TV viewing habit, and why cats may not be the answer to life's problems.

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The Zine
9:38 am
Thu August 7, 2014

The Vitality of Seeds

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Seeds represent a promise of abundance that goes beyond food. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Belle Starr and Bill McDorman of The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance about how seeds are tied to our independence, our culture, and our sense of place as part of a discussion about their "Seed School In A Day" class.

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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance website: www.rockymountainseeds.org

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The Zine
10:02 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Dolores K-9 Search and Rescue

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K-9 Search and Rescue can be critical when lives are on the line and emergency personnel need specialized assistance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck Melvin and Vanessa Malloy from the Dolores K-9 Search and Rescue Team about what K-9 units do in emergency situations, how they are trained, and how you can help support their work.

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Dolores K-9 Search and Rescue Team website: www.k9team.org

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The Zine
1:11 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

The Pecos Conference: A Gathering Of Archaeologists

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Each year, the Pecos Conference brings together archaeologists from across the Southwest to share research, challenges, and stories from the field. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Jim Allison, Associate Professor of Archaeology at Brigham Young University, about the history of the Pecos Conference, why it is important for archaeologists, and what is happening at this year's conference in Blanding, Utah.

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The Zine
9:45 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Singer-Songwriter Eliza Gilkyson

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Eliza Gilkyson is a folk singer-songwriter who comes from a musical family and uses her music to tap into the emotional core of our shared experiences. In this episode of The Zine, a track from her latest album The Nocturne Diaries called "An American Boy", and KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Eliza about her musical pedigree, why her songs are so approachable to other musicians, and how The Nocturne Diaries was written through the nighttime hours.

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The Zine
9:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil and Gas Leasing Near Bluff, Utah

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The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Ewing, executive director of Friends of Cedar Mesa, about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.

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The Zine
10:04 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems

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Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with little application to today's problems. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Wolverton, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of North Texas, who uses data from ancient and modern sources in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.

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The Zine
10:11 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Remembering The Mancos Times In The 1960s

Credit Sam Greene / Cortez Journal

The Mancos Times is one of the oldest newspapers in Montezuma County and for many years used a rare printing press to produce its papers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dick Patrick, who ran the Mancos Times in the 1960s and was the last person to operate the Cranston printing press, one of only three like it remaining in the country.

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