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
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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The Zine
9:33 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Sister Helen Prejean On The Death Penalty

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The impacts of the death penalty on our society are not always obvious. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sister Helen Prejean, one of the nation's leading opponents of capital punishment, whose story was told in the Academy-award winning film "Dead Man Walking".

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The Zine
9:51 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Girls On The Run

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Girls on the Run is a youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade that is based on running and interaction between participants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jen Adams and Casie LaMunyon from Girls On The Run in Montezuma County about how the program teaches young girls confidence while also establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

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The Zine
9:35 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Dolores Public Library

The Dolores Public Library recently surveyed their community to find out what Dolores residents like about the library, and what changes they would like to see. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with library board member Jeanne Becker and Dolores Library Director Debra Ely about how the library is working to add more classes and other programs geared toward technology, health, entertainment, and more.

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The Zine
9:52 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Mancos Public Library

Libraries are not just places to find information and check out books. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Hallberg, Director of the Mancos Public Library, about how the library is working to embrace new technologies, educate and inform, and build community face-to-face.

Mancos Public Library website:

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The Zine
9:26 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Conscious Aging

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Our society often falls short when dealing with aging and the physical and mental challenges that it brings. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Susan Ullman, a Physical Therapist who directs the rehabilitation clinic at Vista Mesa Living Residence in Cortez, about how we can grow old in healthier, more compassionate ways that lead to more appreciation and happiness.

For more on the Conscious Aging Workshops that Susan is offering through the month of October 2014, please call 970-779-0979.

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The Zine
10:36 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Domestic Abuse and Kids

The effect of domestic violence on the children who experience it can be devastating and long-lasting. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lisa Henry, a licensed professional counselor, about how domestic abuse starts and becomes cyclical, how it impacts children in homes where abuse occurs, and about a local program pffered by Renew and the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center that is working to curb domestic violence and the trauma it causes.

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Link to the Renew, Inc. website:

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The Zine
9:33 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Women’s Cancer Coalition is a group of professionals, community members, and cancer survivors who promote awareness and education. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Tiffani Waters and Sue Thompkins, board members from the Women's Cancer Coalition, about how women can better prevent and detect cancer, programs offered to help women get screenings, and the Pretty In Pink Fashion Show that raises money to fund these programs.

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The Zine
3:41 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

The Impact of Poverty on Montezuma County's Children

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A recent report from the state of Colorado shows the impact that poverty is having on children in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator at the Montelores Early Childhood Council, about how growing up poor can adversely affect the education, health, and futures of our kids.

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