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, January 26th-30th

  • Monday, January 26th

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez provides overnight shelter and other critical resources to those who need them in Montezuma County. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about how the Bridge is helping homeless people, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser "Soups of the World".

  • Tuesday, January 27th

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 how to stay healthy and happy in your environment.

  • Wednesday, January 28th

Electricity is a vital part of everyday life that we sometimes take for granted.  Join us on the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from the new General Manger at Empire Electric to hear about what the utility co-op has planned in the future, and what is at stake for all electric energy users in southwest Colorado.

  • Thursday, January 29th

The Dillard Site is an archaeological site in southwestern Colorado occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. that has been excavated over the past three years. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about what information from the site is telling archaeologists about early social organization in the prehistoric Southwest.

  • Friday, January 23rd

Veterans sometimes face issues that the civilian population can't understand or relate to. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly look at issues facing veterans in our communities, and the resources that are available to help our servicemen and women get the help they deserve.

 

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The Zine
10:25 am
Thu January 29, 2015

The Dillard Site and the Neolithic Revolution

Credit Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

The Dillard Site is an archaeological site in southwestern Colorado occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. that has been excavated over the past three years. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Caitlin Sommer, supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center who has been excavating the Dillard Site, about what information from the site is telling archaeologists about early social organization in the prehistoric Southwest.

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The Zine
12:49 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Empire Electric's New General Manager Josh Dellinger

Credit Kevin Dooley / Creative Commons

Electricity is a vital part of everyday life that we sometimes take for granted.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Dellinger, the new General Manger at Empire Electric Association, about how an electric co-op works, what the utility has planned in the future, renewable energy, and education programs that Empire Electric offers to its members.

Empire Electric Association website: www.eea.coop

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The Zine
10:57 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The Bridge Emergency Shelter

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez provides overnight shelter and other critical resources to those who need them in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Knutson, the Director of the Bridge Shelter, and MB McAfee, the chair of the their board of directors, about how the Bridge is helping homeless people, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser "Soups of the World".

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The Zine
9:17 am
Thu January 22, 2015

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department

Credit Sam Green / Cortez Journal

Theater and drama are fun and important aspects of education in the arts, building confidence and communication skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with students David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaylee Brinkerhoff, and Madison Nielson of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Club, and their theater director Nicholaus Sandner, about "Rabbit Hole", the current theater production they are working on, and how participation in drama impacts their lives.

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The Zine
11:15 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Fiber Optics Infrastructure in Cortez

Fiber optics bundle.
Credit Michael Wyszomierski / Creative Commons

Fiber optics are an important part of ensuring that the digital bandwidth is available for online resources that are critical to modern life. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale and Rick Smith, General Services Director for the city of Cortez, about how the city is investing in fiber optic infrastructure, and how it will impact the local economy and residents.

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The Zine
10:13 am
Fri January 16, 2015

The Recreational Marijuana Business

Credit Coleen Whitfield / Creative Commons

Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.

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The Zine
10:11 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Construction Plans at Southwest Memorial Hospital

Drawing of new construction planned at Southwest Memorial Hospital
Credit Southwest Health System

Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez is embarking on construction of a new inpatient wing and renovation of existing facilities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sue McWilliams, Montezuma County Hospital District and Southwest Health System Capital Campaign Coordinator, about how these additions will improve the ability of hospital physicians and staff to utilize new technology and streamline access to patient care.

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The Zine
12:38 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Bluff Hot Air Balloon Festival

Credit Bureau of Land Management / Creative Commons

Hot air balloons offer a unique way to see the Four Corners area, and add a nice accent to the scenery when they fly. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Marcia Hadenfeldt, one of the organizers of the Bluff Hot Air Balloon Festival, about what to expect at this year's event January 16th through the 18th, and how it benefits the community and local businesses.

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The Zine
10:11 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Rico Mayor Gregg Anderson

Rico Town Hall
Credit Susan Hunt / Creative Commons

In this Zine episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Gregg Anderson, the mayor of Rico, Colorado, about the potential for geothermal energy and mining development, real estate, and other factors that are driving the economic engine of this small mountain town nestled along the headwaters of the Dolores River.

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The Zine
10:33 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Turquoise According To The Zuni

Credit Woody Hibbard / Creative Commons

Turquoise has long been valued for its beautiful blue-green color in jewelry of many kinds, but southwestern Native American groups use the stone for other traditional uses as well. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Simplicio, a tribal member from the Pueblo of Zuni, silversmith, and fetish jeweler, about how turquoise is understood and used by the Zuni people, as well as how this relationship has changed through time.

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