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, October 20th-24th, during KSJD's Fall Membership Drive

  • Monday, October 20th

The impacts of the death penalty on our society are not always obvious. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with Sister Helen Prejean, one of the nation's leading opponents of capital punishment, whose story was told in the Academy-award winning film "Dead Man Walking".

  • Tuesday, October 21st

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in air, food, soil, and water and their effects on our health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 for another episode of Pandora's Box to learn more about Proposition 105, which would require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods in Colorado.

  • Wednesday, October 22nd

Life in Rico, Colorado holds many rewards and challenges that come with living in a small mountain town. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about how the Rico Center is working to preserve and enrich the quality of life of the residents, visitors, and workforce of Rico through grants to local non-profit organizations, governmental entities, and individuals.

  • Thursday, October 23rd

For ten years, a small company in Cortez has been producing some of the finest guitar strings in the music business. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to go inside the workshop at Curt Mangan Strings, find out how they make their strings, and hear why they choose to center the business in southwest Colorado.

  • Friday, October 24th

Veterans face issues that many civilians cannot relate to or fully understand. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program to learn about how local military service organizations are working to help our servicemen and women lead healthy and happy lives.



The Zine
9:33 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Sister Helen Prejean On The Death Penalty

Credit Steve Rhodes / Creative Commons

The impacts of the death penalty on our society are not always obvious. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sister Helen Prejean, one of the nation's leading opponents of capital punishment, whose story was told in the Academy-award winning film "Dead Man Walking".

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The Zine
9:51 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Girls On The Run

Credit Patrick / Creative Commons

Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that is based on running and interaction between participants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jen Adams and Casie LaMunyon from Girls On The Run in Montezuma County about how the program teaches young girls confidence while also establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

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The Zine
9:35 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Dolores Public Library

The Dolores Public Library recently surveyed their community to find out what Dolores residents like about the library, and what changes they would like to see. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with library board member Jeanne Becker and Dolores Library Director Debra Ely about how the library is working to add more classes and other programs geared toward technology, health, entertainment, and more.

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The Zine
9:52 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Mancos Public Library

Libraries are not just places to find information and check out books. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Hallberg, Director of the Mancos Public Library, about how the library is working to embrace new technologies, educate and inform, and build community face-to-face.

Mancos Public Library website:

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The Zine
9:26 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Conscious Aging

Credit Ronn "Blue" Aldaman / Creative Commons

Our society often falls short when dealing with aging and the physical and mental challenges that it brings. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Susan Ullman, a Physical Therapist who directs the rehabilitation clinic at Vista Mesa Living Residence in Cortez, about how we can grow old in healthier, more compassionate ways that lead to more appreciation and happiness.

For more on the Conscious Aging Workshops that Susan is offering through the month of October 2014, please call 970-779-0979.

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The Zine
10:36 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Domestic Abuse and Kids

The effect of domestic violence on the children who experience it can be devastating and long-lasting. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lisa Henry, a licensed professional counselor, about how domestic abuse starts and becomes cyclical, how it impacts children in homes where abuse occurs, and about a local program pffered by Renew and the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center that is working to curb domestic violence and the trauma it causes.

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Link to the Renew, Inc. website:

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The Zine
9:33 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Women’s Cancer Coalition is a group of professionals, community members, and cancer survivors who promote awareness and education. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tiffani Waters and Sue Thompkins, board members from the Women's Cancer Coalition, about how women can better prevent and detect cancer, programs offered to help women get screenings, and the Pretty In Pink Fashion Show that raises money to fund these programs.

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The Zine
3:41 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

The Impact of Poverty on Montezuma County's Children

Credit Ross Pollack / Creative Commons

A recent report from the state of Colorado shows the impact that poverty is having on children in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator at the Montelores Early Childhood Council, about how growing up poor can adversely affect the education, health, and futures of our kids.

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The Zine
9:36 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Montezuma County's Heirloom Fruit Trees

Credit Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

The orchards of Montezuma County represent an opportunity for preservation that is deeply connected to the region’s history. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jude Schuenemeyer and Nina Williams from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about how they are preserving the original fruit trees brought here over 100 years ago, and why these trees may represent a new economic opportunity for southwest Colorado.

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The Zine
10:42 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Wilderness In Southwest Colorado

Credit Bureau of Land Management / Creative Commons

As we become a more urbanized society with growing needs for space and energy, we often turn to wilderness as a place to take refuge and relax. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathe Hayes from the San Juan Mountains Association about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the importance of public lands in our lives, and what is coming up on National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th.

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