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.
 

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The Zine
9:14 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Comedian Paula Poundstone

Comedian, actress, writer, and radio personality Paula Poundstone talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about where her jokes come from, her serial TV viewing habit, and why cats may not be the answer to life's problems.

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The Zine
9:38 am
Thu August 7, 2014

The Vitality of Seeds

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Seeds represent a promise of abundance that goes beyond food. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Belle Starr and Bill McDorman of The Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance about how seeds are tied to our independence, our culture, and our sense of place as part of a discussion about their "Seed School In A Day" class.

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Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance website: www.rockymountainseeds.org

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The Zine
10:02 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Dolores K-9 Search and Rescue

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K-9 Search and Rescue can be critical when lives are on the line and emergency personnel need specialized assistance. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck Melvin and Vanessa Malloy from the Dolores K-9 Search and Rescue Team about what K-9 units do in emergency situations, how they are trained, and how you can help support their work.

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Dolores K-9 Search and Rescue Team website: www.k9team.org

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The Zine
1:11 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

The Pecos Conference: A Gathering Of Archaeologists

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Each year, the Pecos Conference brings together archaeologists from across the Southwest to share research, challenges, and stories from the field. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Jim Allison, Associate Professor of Archaeology at Brigham Young University, about the history of the Pecos Conference, why it is important for archaeologists, and what is happening at this year's conference in Blanding, Utah.

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The Zine
9:45 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Singer-Songwriter Eliza Gilkyson

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Eliza Gilkyson is a folk singer-songwriter who comes from a musical family and uses her music to tap into the emotional core of our shared experiences. In this episode of The Zine, a track from her latest album The Nocturne Diaries called "An American Boy", and KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Eliza about her musical pedigree, why her songs are so approachable to other musicians, and how The Nocturne Diaries was written through the nighttime hours.

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The Zine
9:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil and Gas Leasing Near Bluff, Utah

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The Bureau of Land Management recently initiated a process for leasing public land near Bluff, Utah for oil and gas development. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Josh Ewing, executive director of Friends of Cedar Mesa, about where these parcels are located, and why residents are concerned.

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The Zine
10:04 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Using Archaeology To Tackle Today's Problems

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Archaeology is a science that most of us consider as a way to perceive the distant past, with little application to today's problems. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Wolverton, Associate Professor in Archaeology at the University of North Texas, who uses data from ancient and modern sources in an attempt to shed new light on contemporary environmental and social issues.

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The Zine
10:11 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Remembering The Mancos Times In The 1960s

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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. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dick Patrick, 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.

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The Zine
9:34 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Local Author Bethany Turner

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Writing fiction using real-life celebrities as primary characters can be tricky, but fun. In this Zine interview, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local author Bethany Turner who chooses to unpack her obsession with pop culture in a series of books featuring Abigail Phelps, a fictional heroine who interacts with today's most recognizable stars.

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The Abigail Phelps website can be found here: www.abbyphelps.com

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The Zine
9:10 am
Thu July 17, 2014

A New Approach To Chaco Canyon

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The prehistory of Chaco Canyon has largely been interpreted using archaeological evidence that has lead to explanations of Chaco Canyon as a destination for Mesoamerican traders, a hub in a centralized redistribution system, or as a destination for pilgrims within a ritualized landscape. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. John Ware, an anthropologist and archaeologist who believes that the key to explaining Chaco canyon may lie in deciphering differences and similarities among the living descendants of Chaco: the historic Pueblo peoples of Arizona and New Mexico.

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