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, July 21st - 25th

  • Monday, July 21st

The Mancos Times is one of the oldest newspapers in Montezuma County and for many years used a rare printing press to produce its papers. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from the man who ran the Mancos Times in the 1960s and was the last person to operate the Cranston printing press, one of only three like it remaining in the country.

  • Tuesday, July 22nd

Farming, ranching, and access to fresh, local food are vital aspects of 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, and a discussion about the history of milk and why modern milk production may not be the best for our health.

  • Wednesday, July 23rd

Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with very little application to today's problems. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with an archaeologist who uses data from ancient animal remains and modern plastic litter distribution in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.

  • Thursday, July 24th

The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn more about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.

  • Friday, July 25th

Veterans in the Four Corners area sometimes face issues that many of us don't understand or relate to. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly discussion of veteran's affairs, the challenges faced by our servicemen and women, and local resources that are available to help them.



The Zine
11:02 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Interview with Author Chuck Greaves

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Start with a wealthy family rooted in the Napa Valley wine country, add murder, the resulting courtroom drama, and what emerges is a novel that engages and entertains. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with a local author Chuck Greaves about his book "The Last Heir", the latest in a series about a wise-cracking Los Angeles lawyer Jack MacTaggart and his legal adventures.

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The Zine
9:29 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Colorado Board of Education Republican Primary Candidates

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One of the races in the 2014 Republican primary election is for the Colorado Board of Education seat in the 3rd Congressional District. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with candidates Barbara Ann Smith and Marcia Neal about what they think the biggest challenges to education in Colorado are, and how they plan to address them.

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The Zine
10:57 am
Mon June 9, 2014

KSJD Airs Wildfire Series

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Whether you live in the wildland-urban interface where the threat of wildfire to your home and property are greatest, or you live in a city or town and use public lands for recreation, the danger of wildfire in the Four Corners area affects all of us.

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The Zine
11:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Emergency Medical Services in Southeast Utah

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Providing emergency medical services in southeast Utah can be challenging in remote areas where hospital emergency rooms can be many miles away. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with San Juan County Utah EMS Director Linda Larson and Assistant Emergency Manager Tammy Gallegos about how they make sure the people of southeast Utah are cared for in the event of an emergency.

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The Zine
9:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Greater Dolores Action

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Greater Dolores Action works to create a sustainable funding source for implementing scientific, restoration, and stewardship projects for the Dolores River. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Scott Clow, Greater Dolores Action Board President, and Elaine Chick, Festival Director for the Dolores River Festival, about what projects they are working on, and what to expect on Saturday, June 7th, at their annual fundraising event, the Dolores River Festival.

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The Zine
9:33 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Four Generations of Native American Art Collecting

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Art collection in the Southwest sometimes involves relationships between families that span generations. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Judith Lavender, whose New Mexico family's art collection is closely tied to interactions with Native American families that took place over the span of the last 100 years.

Judith will be presenting a lecture titled "Heart of Collecting: 50 Years of Collecting Southwestern Native American Art" on Thursday, June 5th, at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center at 7:00pm as part of the 2014 Four Corners Lecture Series.

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The Zine
9:56 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County

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Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County works to help families break the cycle of poverty, escape from unhealthy living conditions, and build long-term financial security through new and renovated housing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Susan Rain, a board member at Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County, and Lynn Anderson, store manager at the Habitat for Humanity Re-sale Store, about housing needs in southwest Colorado, how their organization helps meet those needs, and what people can donate and purchase at their re-sale store.

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The Zine
11:50 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Wildfire Adapted Communities

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As wildfire season approaches the Four Corners area, it is important to start considering efforts we can all make to protect our homes and property from wildfires. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Rebecca Samulski, the Wildland Fire Education Specialist for the Montezuma County Fire Chiefs' Association and Firewise of Southwest Colorado, about how wildfires impact more than homeowners in the wildland-urban interface, and action communities could take to help minimize these impacts in the event of a wildfire.

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The Zine
12:09 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Historic Preservation

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Historic properties and archaeological sites on tribal lands are managed more and more by Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Terry Knight, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how his office protects important places both on tribal lands and around the southwest.

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The Zine
9:47 am
Thu May 22, 2014


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The Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station is an old bread truck that has been retrofitted into a solar-powered story-gathering vehicle. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chrissie Orr and Jen Hart-Mann from SeedBroadcast and Ingrid Lincoln at the Mancos Library about how this grassroots effort  examines the inter-connections between people, seeds, and agriculture.

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