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, December 22nd-26th

  • Monday, December 22nd

The holidays can be a hectic time, when it is difficult to take care of ourselves properly in the midst of parties that can bring an excess of food and drink, and the stress related to finances and family time. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 for an encore episode of Pandora's Box, where co-host Lyn Patrick talks about the importance of getting enough sleep during the busy holiday season.

  • Tuesday, December 23rd

Farming, ranching, and access to fresh, local food are 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 hear about one often-overlooked farm animal, the donkey.

  • Wednesday, December 24th

The Christmas story has its roots in the Middle East, a place that today is known for strife and religious conflict. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for an audio diary from a trip through the holy land by independent producer Jake Warga exploring the modern state of Christmas.

  • Thursday, December 25th

Merry Christmas! Unfortunately, Christmas is a time where consumerism is at its peak in America, reminding us of the down sides to the larger global economy we are a part of. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from the Youth Media Project as they look at waste and recycling, Walmart's use of sweatshops and other unsavory labor practices, and explore a Taoist approach to dealing with holiday stress.

  • Friday, December 26th

Veterans in the Four Corners area are faced with challenges that the rest of us may not understand. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly veterans affairs program, where representatives from local service organizations discuss how veterans and their families can find resources to help them lead healthy and happy lives.



The Zine
10:15 am
Mon November 17, 2014

The Impact of Students on Teachers

Matt Keefauver giving his keynote address at the ECET2 Conference on October 25th, 2014

The relationship between teachers and students is typically discussed in terms of how teachers impact their students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Middle School teacher Matt Keefauver about his recent keynote address at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Conference about how students affect their teachers, and why it matters to the rest of us.

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The Zine
9:37 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Cortez Public Library

In an increasingly digital world, libraries are working to become more than just a place to check out books. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Public Library Director Eric Ikenouye about how libraries are playing an important role in our communities, why they are essential in bridging the digital divide, and how they work to improve early childhood literacy.

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The Zine
9:33 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Getting Help To Quit Smoking

Credit Ferran Jorda / Creative Commons

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Midge Kirk from the Montezuma County Health Department about why tobacco use remains a big health issue in the U.S., and about the Great American Smokeout, an event which is held each year in November to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit.

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The Zine
9:27 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Large Format Photographer Brian Killigrew

Credit Brian Killigrew

In the current age of instant, digital photography, some photographers are turning to older techniques that produce deeper, more complex images. In this Zine interview, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local photographer Brian Killigrew, who is using large format black-and-white photos to explore landscapes and abstract themes.

More on Brian's photography is on his website:

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The Zine
1:24 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Support For Caregivers

Credit Chris Marchant / Creative Commons

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel you have little control over the situation or you’re in over your head. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Linda Carter, Marketing Director at C&G Health Care Management, about how caregivers can get help managing the needs of their loved one, and make sure they take good care of themselves too, at the 4th Annual Montezuma-Dolores Caregiver Forum on November 13th.

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The Zine
9:41 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Hunger In Southwest Colorado

Credit USDA / Creative Commons

Hunger is an issue that affects communities across America, and especially children who need good nutrition. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with community health organizer Gretchen Groenke and Kristen Tworek, Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez, about how local food pantries and farmers are working together to bring fresh food to those who need it most.

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The Zine
9:31 am
Fri October 31, 2014

The Living Tarot Oracle

The Magician
Credit Living Tarot Oracle

The Tarot is a deck of mid 15th-century playing cards that since the late 18th century has been used for divination or a map to mental and spiritual pathways. The Living Tarot Oracle brings the 22 major cards of the Tarot to life so participants can get answers to their life's most important questions.

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The Zine
10:09 am
Thu October 30, 2014

The Bishop Public Lands Bill In Southeast Utah

Credit Brande Jackson / Creative Commons

Controversy over public lands access and use in southeast Utah has been a major issue for decades. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with San Juan County Public Lands Coordinator Nick Sandberg about the Bishop Public Lands Bill, how San Juan County is contributing to this new public lands initiative, and how residents of San Juan County can get involved in the process.

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The Zine
9:53 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Candidates In Colorado's 3rd Congressional District

The candidates for Representative in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District are heading into the home stretch of their campaigns as election day gets closer. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press talk with incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Tipton and Democratic challenger Abel Tapia to hear their views on foreign policy, the economy, and more.

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The Zine
9:34 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Conservation Assistance For Rural Landowners

Credit Natural Resources Conservation Service / Creative Commons

Poverty in rural areas is an issue that government agencies are addressing by offering help to farmers, ranchers, and other landowners. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joel Lee and Sterling Moss from the Natural Resources Conservation Service about technical and financial assistance programs available to assist landowners with conservation projects, and how the San Juan Resource Conservation and Development Council is working to reach those who may benefit from these programs.

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