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.

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The Zine
9:29 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Preparing For The 2014 Wildfire Season

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Preparing for wildfires is a critical part of owning property in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Rebecca Samulski with FireWise of Southwest Colorado about what resources are available locally to help you prepare your home and family in the event of a wildfire.

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The Zine
10:56 am
Fri March 7, 2014

HerStory

HerStory is a performance that celebrates women who made significant contributions to history but are many times unknown to the general public. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Terri Helm and Midge Kirk, and their portrayal of two women who changed the course of history in the early mining days of Rico, Colorado.

KSJD would like to issue the following corrections concerning information that was presented about Lizzy Knight in this interview:

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The Zine
9:39 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The Discovery Pool Research Grant Program

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The Discovery Pool research grant program, established by the Canyonlands Natural History Association, provides funding for research partnerships between scientists and federal land management agencies in southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Fred Blackburn, the chair of the Canyonlands Natural History Association, about what kinds of research the program is funding, and how these grants foster understanding of the intricate cultural and natural resources of our public lands.

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The Zine
10:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Colorado Education Funding & Amendment 23

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Education funding in Colorado remains below the national average, and local school districts continue to struggle with state funding mandates that pull money away from education budgets. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with citizen activist Jim Law about what is happening with Amendment 23, a poorly understood law that recently caused local school districts to return money from their budgets to the state.

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SWOS Radio
10:12 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Southwest Open School Radio

SWOS students interview a couple about their struggles with generational poverty.
Credit Brad Higgenbotham / Southwest Open School

Southwest Open School is a place for experiential learning, where students actively participate in their own education. In the winter of 2014, the Radio Class chose to focus on challenges facing Montezuma County, including teenage substance abuse, homelessness, generational poverty, and a higher than average theft rate. Tasked with recording transformative radio pieces, the students set out into the community to find real voices. The stories they recorded are real, gritty, and ultimately, their own.

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The Zine
10:11 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Museum On The Ground

Credit Cortez Journal

Museum On The Ground is a program that brought 4th grade students to Lowry Pueblo to learn about the site from research professionals and Native Americans. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathy Stemmler, Director of Education at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and Victoria Atkins, Lead Interpretive Specialist at the Anasazi Heritage Center, about the Museum On The Ground program and a new exhibit featuring art and photos from the students depicting their experiences in the program.

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The Zine
9:29 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Four States Ag Expo

Credit Four States Agricultural Exposition

For over three decades, the Four States Ag Expo has offered on of the most innovative and inclusive agricultural shows in the country. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Radience Beals, the Executive Director of the Four States Ag Expo, about what you can expect to see and experience at this year's show in March.

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The Zine
1:22 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Abandoned Mine Clean Up

Credit Sierra Club

Abandoned mines across the west many times drain water that is contaminated by heavy metals and other pollutants. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with documentary video producer Tom Schillaci and Peter Butler from the Animas River Stakeholders Group about how their efforts to clean up these mines is hampered by legislation that places liability on them under the Clean Water Act.

View Tom Schillaci's video "Act of Congress: Good Samaritans & Draining Mines"

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The Zine
11:44 am
Mon February 10, 2014

An Update on the Mancos School District

Credit Colorado Preservation Inc.

The Mancos School District has had success recently in keeping graduation rates and academic scores above the state average. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Mancos Schools Superintendent Brian Hanson about their successes in the classroom, and challenges that the district faces as they look into the future. 

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The Zine
12:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Complicated History and Prehistory of Yucca House

The walls of the Yucca House site with Mesa Verde in the background.
Credit uncovercolorado.com

Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as an important community center for Ancestral Puebloan people from about A.D. 1150 to 1300. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with local archaeologist and researcher Fred Blackburn about this important prehistoric site, the history of research at the site, and how the site originally know as "Aztec Springs" became "Yucca House".

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