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
9:36 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Montezuma County's Heirloom Fruit Trees

Credit Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project

The orchards of Montezuma County represent an opportunity for preservation that is deeply connected to the region’s history. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jude Schuenemeyer and Nina Williams from the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project about how they are preserving the original fruit trees brought here over 100 years ago, and why these trees may represent a new economic opportunity for southwest Colorado.

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The Zine
10:42 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Wilderness In Southwest Colorado

Credit Bureau of Land Management / Creative Commons

As we become a more urbanized society with growing needs for space and energy, we often turn to wilderness as a place to take refuge and relax. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathe Hayes from the San Juan Mountains Association about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the importance of public lands in our lives, and what is coming up on National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th.

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The Zine
11:37 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Girl Scouts In Southwest Colorado

Credit US Army Garrison Red Cloud / Creative Commons

The Girl Scouts have a long tradition of helping girls build the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Hilary Martin, Recruitment Specialist for the Girl Scouts of Colorado, about what they do to empower girls through their programs, and how girls and volunteers can get involved with the Girl Scouts in southwest Colorado.

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The Zine
9:42 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Employment For The Developmentally Disabled

Credit Community Connections

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities who join the workforce lead happier, more connected lives, just like any of us. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Marcy Cummins, Adult Services Director at Community Connections, about how they are helping people with disabilities get jobs that can help them gain confidence, friendships, and more independence.

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The Zine
9:43 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Rico Elementary School

The Rico School serves a small group of elementary school students who learn in mixed-age classrooms. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with teacher Eileen Cahalane and several students from the Rico School about the joys of getting an education in a small mountain town.

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The Zine
10:03 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Shortage of Volunteer Firefighters In Colorado

Credit Christopher Ebdon / Creative Commons

Colorado is experiencing a shortage of volunteer firefighters that could have serious implications on how they are able to respond to emergency situations. In this episode of the Zine, we hear from Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporter Bente Birkland on how fire departments across the state are dealing with this issue, and then KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jeff Vandevoorde, Fire Chief at the Cortez Fire Protection District, about what the volunteer firefighter shortage looks like here in southwest Colorado, and why these volunteers are critical to our local fire departments.

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The Zine
11:49 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Near-Earth Objects: Danger and Opportunity

Artist depiction of a massive asteroid hitting Earth.

Near-Earth objects are asteroids or comets whose orbit intersects Earth's and which may pose a collision danger. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Ray Williamson, an astronomer and the former director of the Secure World Foundation, about what scientists are doing to better detect which near-Earth objects may collide with our planet, what danger these objects pose to us, and how we may be able to keep these ever-present threats from hitting Earth.

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The Zine
11:38 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Montezuma Land Conservancy

An iris along a creek on a conserved property in the Mancos Valley.
Credit Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on September 6th.

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The Zine
10:20 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Southwest Open School's New Health Clinic Building

Southwest Open School in Cortez (SWOS) has built a new health clinic building on their campus that will be critical in continuing to addressing student health issues. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with SWOS Director Jennifer Carter and Shannon Wells, the SWOS Health Clinic Coordinator, about how the new health clinic building will serve students and why they have started a new capital campaign at the school to further improve school facilities.

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The Zine
9:18 am
Wed August 27, 2014

A New Start At The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

Credit Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

School is underway and teachers and school administrators in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District are again facing the challenges and opportunities of a new school year. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Alex Carter about what the district is doing to keep test scores up and teachers motivated, and how construction is progressing at their new high school.

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