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
12:44 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Preventing and Treating Skin Cancer

Credit Jacky Yang / Creative Commons

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States, typically developing on skin exposed to the sun. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Jill Schenk, a family physician with Southwest Memorial Physicians, about ways to prevent skin cancer and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

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The Zine
10:08 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Southwest Open School Students Explore Homelessness

Credit Cortez Journal

A group of students from Southwest Open School in Cortez recently spent the night at the Bridge Emergency Shelter as part of an event to bring awareness to the plight of homeless people who spend their nights there. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with SWOS students Caite Lake and Nick Martinez and their teacher Sam Carter about why they decided to participate in this event, and what they learned from their experience.

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The Zine
9:19 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Mancos Valley Chorus Spring Concerts

Credit Cortez Journal

The Mancos Valley Chorus was formed by a few friends and neighbors interested in sharing their love of music with the community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kriss Larson, Music Director for the Mancos Valley Chorus, about their spring concert schedule and why singing in a choir may be good for your health.

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The Zine
10:12 am
Thu May 1, 2014

12 Hours of Mesa Verde Cycling Race

Credit Robert Conley / Creative Commons

The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is a premier cycling event that takes place at Phil's World, the world-renown mountain biking trails east of Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dani Gregory, the race director for the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde, about this endurance relay race and how it is dedicated to improving the lives of youth in Southwest Colorado.

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The Zine
12:55 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

The Importance of Wilderness

Credit Jane Drumsara / Creative Commons

Access to wilderness and public lands is an important part of our experience living in the American Southwest. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Fort Lewis College, about the history of our relationship to wilderness, the on-going controversy over access to protected public lands, and why spending time in the outdoors is more important than ever.

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The Zine
9:35 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Women & Firearms

Credit Peter Anderson / Creative Commons

More and more women are learning to use firearms for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristine Nunn and Anita Mayhew from the Four Corners Rifle and Pistol Club about why it is important for women to understand how guns work, and upcoming opportunities to learn about how to shoot and care for firearms.

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The Zine
10:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Diné Food Sovereignty

Credit Iris Shreve Garrott / Creative Commons

The Diné Policy Institute was established as a research institute to mesh Western research practices with traditional Navajo values. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with James McKenzie, Director of the Diné Policy Institute, about their latest initiative that is focused on food sovereignty for the Diné people.

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The Zine
11:24 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Representative Scott Tipton Talks Agriculture

Credit US House of Representatives

Representative Scott Tipton was raised in Cortez, Colorado and is currently serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives. KSJD's Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets & More, talks with Tipton about his views on agriculture, the Farm Bill, the current regulatory environment for farmers, and more.

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The Zine
2:33 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Archaeological Excavations At The Dillard Site

Credit Durango Herald

The Dillard Site is a Basketmaker III archaeological site in southwestern Colorado that was occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Shanna Diederichs, a supervisory archaeologist at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, about their excavations at the Dillard Site, and what their research tells us about the site's prehistoric inhabitants. This interview was aired during KSJD's Spring Membership Drive on April 21st, 2014.

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The Zine
9:17 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Economic Development

Credit Ken Lund / Creative Commons

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe is a significant contributor to the economy in southwest Colorado and the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Tawnie Knight, Economic Development Specialist with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, about how the tribe is developing their assets and looking at new ways to create opportunities for economic growth.

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