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 15th-19th

  • Monday, September 15th

Suicide takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year, and many who attempt suicide never seek professional care. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear a story from a man who lost his best friend to suicide, and to learn about local resources to help those who may be at risk of a suicide attempt.

  • Tuesday, September 16th

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 to learn about how the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project is helping to preserve heirloom fruit trees, and the history that they are a part of.

  • Wednesday, September 17th

The Rico School serves a small group of elementary school students who learn in mixed-age classrooms. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from a teacher and students from the Rico School about the joys and challenges of getting an education in a small mountain town.

  • Thursday, September 18th

Significant growth in solar energy is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about where solar energy is being produced in southwest Colorado, and how it is helping to give more local families and businesses access to affordable, clean energy.

  • Friday, September 19th

The Montezuma Mixtape brings together storytelling and music to provide audible proof that a small town county can be full of big stories. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear the story of a family matriarch who skipped her homework and ended up meeting a band of Apaches on horseback.
 

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The Zine
10:03 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters In Colorado

Credit Christopher Ebdon / Creative Commons

Colorado is experiencing a shortage of volunteer firefighters that could have serious implications on how they are able to respond to emergency situations. In this episode of the Zine, we hear from Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporter Bente Birkland on how fire departments across the state are dealing with this issue, and then KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jeff Vandevoorde, Fire Chief at the Cortez Fire Protection District, about what the volunteer firefighter shortage looks like here in southwest Colorado, and why these volunteers are critical to our local fire departments.

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The Zine
11:49 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Near-Earth Objects: Danger and Opportunity

Artist depiction of a massive asteroid hitting Earth.

Near-Earth objects are asteroids or comets whose orbit intersects Earth's and which may pose a collision danger. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Ray Williamson, an astronomer and the former director of the Secure World Foundation, 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.

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Secure World Foundation website: swfound.org

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The Zine
11:38 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Montezuma Land Conservancy

An iris along a creek on a conserved property in the Mancos Valley.
Credit Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on September 6th.

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The Montezuma Land Conservancy website is at this link: www.montezumaland.org

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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

Credit Len Matthews / Creative Commons

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

Credit Michael F / Creative Commons

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

Credit Wessex Archaeology / Creative Commons

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

Credit Adam Piggott / Creative Commons

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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