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 28th-August 1st

  • Monday, July 28th
  • Tuesday, July 29th

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in our food, soil, and water and their effects on our health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 to learn about a new film that is taking on the issue of hydraulic fracturing and how it is affecting the health of Colorado communities.

  • Wednesday, July 30th

Big Agriculture is getting bigger, consolidating more farmland into crops like corn and soy. But smaller farms are also on the rise, mostly supporting food production for local populations as part of the farm-to-table movement. Join us on the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for an encore episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, and a discussion about the farm-to-table movement's impact on agriculture in America, and why a more educated public will be crucial to advance the "food revolution".

  • Thursday, July 31st

Chronic pain can be overwhelming, leading to problems that extend well beyond the physical symptoms. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with Dr. Dustin Cole, a pain management specialist, about how pain management procedures work, how they can benefit patients dealing with chronic pain, and why dealing with pain is also important for families and friends of those who suffer.

  • Friday, August 1st

Eliza Gilkyson is a folk singer-songwriter who comes from a family of talented, accomplished musicians. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for an interview with Eliza Gilkyson to hear about how her musical pedigree was formed, and what concert-goers can expect at her performance in Mancos next week.
 

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The Zine
9:36 am
Thu March 20, 2014

40 Years at Osprey Packs

Credit Lluís Ribes i Portillo / Creative Commons

Forty years ago, Osprey Packs was founded to provide innovative designs for backpacks that outdoor travelers of many types would appreciate. In this episode of the Zine, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with the founders of Osprey Packs, Mike Pfotenhauer and Diane Wren, about how Osprey Packs was started, some of the challenges that were overcome in the past 40 years, and what the future holds for 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

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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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