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 15th-19th

  • Monday, December 15th

As Christmas gets closer, our attention turns towards the North Pole and its legendary holiday inhabitants. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about a very real trek to the North Pole by a group of activists who wanted to deliver a message; not to Santa, but to the world.

  • Tuesday, December 16th

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 for a conversation about how climate change is affecting us at an emotional level.

  • Wednesday, December 17th

Local news and politics always deserve a closer analysis that helps you see issues from a new perspective. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for another episode of Talking Heads, where KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press break down local news and go beyond the headlines to provide you with a deeper understanding of the issues that affect all of us.

  • Thursday, December 18th

Creating places in our communities where kids and adults can go to explore their creativity is vital to encouraging expression through art. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos, and how it supports and nurtures art and education there.

  • Friday, December 19th

For the past couple years, citizens in Bluff, Utah have created animal sculptures that are tied to the prehistoric rock art of the area as part of their Winter Solstice celebration. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about how this tradition got started, the life-size Paleolithic bison sculpture that has been created this year, and why it is fated to be burned on the longest night of the year.
 

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The Zine
9:33 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Getting Help To Quit Smoking

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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

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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: www.briankilligrew.com

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The Zine
1:24 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Support For Caregivers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Zine
9:23 am
Thu October 23, 2014

A Tour Through Curt Mangan Strings

For ten years, a small company in Cortez has been producing some of the finest guitar strings in the music business. KSJD's Tom Yoder goes inside the workshop at Curt Mangan Strings to find out how they make their strings, and hear why they choose to center the business in southwest Colorado.

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The Zine
10:35 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Rico Center

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Life in Rico, Colorado holds many rewards and challenges that come with living in a small mountain town. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nicole Pieterse, a board member at The Rico Center, about life in Rico and how they work to preserve and enrich the quality of life of the residents, visitors, and economy of Rico through grants to local non-profit organizations, government entities, and individuals.

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