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, July 28th-August 1st

  • Monday, July 28th
  • Tuesday, July 29th

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in our food, soil, and water and their effects on our health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about a new film that is taking on the issue of hydraulic fracturing and how it is affecting the health of Colorado communities.

  • Wednesday, July 30th

Big Agriculture is getting bigger, consolidating more farmland into crops like corn and soy. But smaller farms are also on the rise, mostly supporting food production for local populations as part of the farm-to-table movement. Join us on the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for an encore episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, and a discussion about the farm-to-table movement's impact on agriculture in America, and why a more educated public will be crucial to advance the "food revolution".

  • Thursday, July 31st

Chronic pain can be overwhelming, leading to problems that extend well beyond the physical symptoms. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with Dr. Dustin Cole, a pain management specialist, about how pain management procedures work, how they can benefit patients dealing with chronic pain, and why dealing with pain is also important for families and friends of those who suffer.

  • Friday, August 1st

Eliza Gilkyson is a folk singer-songwriter who comes from a family of talented, accomplished musicians. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with Eliza Gilkyson to hear about how her musical pedigree was formed, and what concert-goers can expect at her performance in Mancos next week.
 

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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

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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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The Zine
9:34 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Local Author Bethany Turner

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Writing fiction using real-life celebrities as primary characters can be tricky, but fun. In this Zine interview, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Bethany Turner who chooses to unpack her obsession with pop culture in a series of books featuring Abigail Phelps, a fictional heroine who interacts with today's most recognizable stars.

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The Abigail Phelps website can be found here: www.abbyphelps.com

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The Zine
9:10 am
Thu July 17, 2014

A New Approach To Chaco Canyon

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The prehistory of Chaco Canyon has largely been interpreted using archaeological evidence that has lead to explanations of Chaco Canyon as a destination for Mesoamerican traders, a hub in a centralized redistribution system, or as a destination for pilgrims within a ritualized landscape. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. John Ware, an anthropologist and archaeologist who believes that the key to explaining Chaco canyon may lie in deciphering differences and similarities among the living descendants of Chaco: the historic Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico.

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The Zine
9:32 am
Mon July 14, 2014

A Fresh Look At Youth Sports

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Being involved in youth sports can be an impressionable part of a child's life, but with an increasingly competitive environment where many times coaches and parents sacrifice fun for the desire to win games, how we teach our kids to play and enjoy sports is more important than ever. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doug LaMunyon, a local youth baseball coach, about why having fun is so vital to competition, keeping our kids involved in sports, and helping them develop into good friends and teammates.

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The Zine
9:45 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Shopping Local In Cortez

July is Independent Retailer Month, a time to focus on how dollars spent locally are vital to our small town economies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Mark Drudge from Cortez Retail Enhancement Association about why dollars spent locally are so important to our communities, how independent businesses can attract more customers, and why shopping local makes good sense.

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The Zine
10:12 am
Mon July 7, 2014

How The Tractor Ruined Farming

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Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.

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This story aired on KSJD's Zine on Monday, July 7th, 2014

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The Zine
10:47 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Kinder Morgan In Southwest Colorado

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Kinder Morgan is one of southwest Colorado's largest and most influential companies, extracting carbon dioxide gas from the McElmo Dome, one of the largest supplies of the gas in the world. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kinder Morgan President for CO2 Operations Jim Wuerth about what CO2 from the area is used for, how carbon dioxide wells operate, and why Kinder Morgan pays nearly half of Montezuma County's property taxes.

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The Zine
10:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Cortez Connects With A New Website

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The City of Cortez has built a new website to gather feedback from citizens on how the city should plan for future projects and growth. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kirsten Sackett, Director of Planning and Building for the City of Cortez, and Rocky Moss, Project Coordinator for Cortez Heart and Soul, about cortezconnects.com and how it will create a new platform to interact and create meaningful dialog with city planners and other community leaders.

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