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

KSJD's SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, April 21st-25th

  • Monday, April 21st

The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in Montezuma County that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about excavations on the site that have been conducted by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants.

  • Tuesday, April 22nd

Pandora's Box is KSJD's bi-monthly program that looks at the other side of the story on the environment and your health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear the latest about plans for oil and gas development and hydraulic fracturing in southwest Colorado, and how it could affect the health of residents.

  • Wednesday, April 23rd

Congressman Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado and is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about Congressman Tipton's views on agriculture, both here in the Four Corners area and across the country.

  • Thursday, April 24th

The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Dine people.

  • Friday, April 25th

Veterans in the Four Corners face challenges that are sometimes unknown or misunderstood by the civilian public. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly look at veteran's affairs, their challenges and successes.

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The Zine
9:29 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Preparing For The 2014 Wildfire Season

Credit USFWS / Creative Commons

Preparing for wildfires is a critical part of owning property in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rebecca Samulski with FireWise of Southwest Colorado about what resources are available locally to help you prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.

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The Zine
10:56 am
Fri March 7, 2014

HerStory

HerStory is a performance that celebrates women who made significant contributions to history but are many times unknown to the general public. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Terri Helm and Midge Kirk, and their portrayal of two women who changed the course of history in the early mining days of Rico, Colorado.

KSJD would like to issue the following corrections concerning information that was presented about Lizzy Knight in this interview:

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The Zine
9:39 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Discovery Pool Research Grant Program

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The Discovery Pool research grant program, established by the Canyonlands Natural History Association, provides funding for research partnerships between scientists and federal land management agencies in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Fred Blackburn, the chair of the Canyonlands Natural History Association, about what kinds of research the program is funding, and how these grants foster understanding of the intricate cultural and natural resources of our public lands.

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The Zine
10:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Colorado Education Funding & Amendment 23

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Education funding in Colorado remains below the national average, and local school districts continue to struggle with state funding mandates that pull money away from education budgets. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with citizen activist Jim Law about what is happening with Amendment 23, a poorly understood law that recently caused local school districts to return money from their budgets to the state.

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SWOS Radio
10:12 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Southwest Open School Radio

SWOS students interview a couple about their struggles with generational poverty.
Credit Brad Higgenbotham / Southwest Open School

Southwest Open School is a place for experiential learning, where students actively participate in their own education. In the winter of 2014, the Radio Class chose to focus on challenges facing Montezuma County, including teenage substance abuse, homelessness, generational poverty, and a higher than average theft rate. Tasked with recording transformative radio pieces, the students set out into the community to find real voices. The stories they recorded are real, gritty, and ultimately, their own.

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The Zine
10:11 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Museum On The Ground

Credit Cortez Journal

Museum On The Ground is a program that brought 4th grade students to Lowry Pueblo to learn about the site from research professionals and Native Americans. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathy Stemmler, Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and Victoria Atkins, Lead Interpretive Specialist at the Anasazi Heritage Center, about the Museum On The Ground program and a new exhibit featuring art and photos from the students depicting their experiences in the program.

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The Zine
9:29 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Four States Ag Expo

Credit Four States Agricultural Exposition

For over three decades, the Four States Ag Expo has offered on of the most innovative and inclusive agricultural shows in the country. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Radience Beals, the Executive Director of the Four States Ag Expo, about what you can expect to see and experience at this year's show in March.

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The Zine
1:22 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Abandoned Mine Clean Up

Credit Sierra Club

Abandoned mines across the west many times drain water that is contaminated by heavy metals and other pollutants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with documentary video producer Tom Schillaci and Peter Butler from the Animas River Stakeholders Group about how their efforts to clean up these mines is hampered by legislation that places liability on them under the Clean Water Act.

View Tom Schillaci's video "Act of Congress: Good Samaritans & Draining Mines"

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The Zine
11:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

An Update on the Mancos School District

Credit Colorado Preservation Inc.

The Mancos School District has had success recently in keeping graduation rates and academic scores above the state average. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Mancos Schools Superintendent Brian Hanson about their successes in the classroom, and challenges that the district faces as they look into the future. 

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The Zine
12:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House

The walls of the Yucca House site with Mesa Verde in the background.
Credit uncovercolorado.com

Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".

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