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 15th-19th

  • Monday, December 15th

As Christmas gets closer, our attention turns towards the North Pole and its legendary holiday inhabitants. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about a very real trek to the North Pole by a group of activists who wanted to deliver a message; not to Santa, but to the world.

  • Tuesday, December 16th

Pandora's Box tackles issues facing all of us in our daily lives around exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins in air, food, soil, and water and their effects on our health. Tune in to the Tuesday morning Zine at 8:30 for another episode of Pandora's Box for a conversation about how climate change is affecting us at an emotional level.

  • Wednesday, December 17th

Local news and politics always deserve a closer analysis that helps you see issues from a new perspective. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 for another episode of Talking Heads, where KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press break down local news and go beyond the headlines to provide you with a deeper understanding of the issues that affect all of us.

  • Thursday, December 18th

Creating places in our communities where kids and adults can go to explore their creativity is vital to encouraging expression through art. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos, and how it supports and nurtures art and education there.

  • Friday, December 19th

For the past couple years, citizens in Bluff, Utah have created animal sculptures that are tied to the prehistoric rock art of the area as part of their Winter Solstice celebration. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about how this tradition got started, the life-size Paleolithic bison sculpture that has been created this year, and why it is fated to be burned on the longest night of the year.
 

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The Zine
9:32 am
Mon July 14, 2014

A Fresh Look At Youth Sports

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Being involved in youth sports can be an impressionable part of a child's life, but with an increasingly competitive environment where many times coaches and parents sacrifice fun for the desire to win games, how we teach our kids to play and enjoy sports is more important than ever. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Doug LaMunyon, a local youth baseball coach, about why having fun is so vital to competition, keeping our kids involved in sports, and helping them develop into good friends and teammates.

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The Zine
9:45 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Shopping Local In Cortez

July is Independent Retailer Month, a time to focus on how dollars spent locally are vital to our small town economies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Mark Drudge from Cortez Retail Enhancement Association about why dollars spent locally are so important to our communities, how independent businesses can attract more customers, and why shopping local makes good sense.

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The Zine
10:12 am
Mon July 7, 2014

How The Tractor Ruined Farming

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Food has become cheaper and more abundant in the last 150 years, largely thanks to technological advances. Irrigation, fertilizer, pesticides, and tractors have revolutionized farming and made a big promise to farmers: life will be better, easier, and your yields will be greater. In this story from producer Erik Olesund, however, is a farming family who has experienced first hand the negative impact of these technologies and how they impact our ability to grow food.

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This story aired on KSJD's Zine on Monday, July 7th, 2014

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The Zine
10:47 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Kinder Morgan In Southwest Colorado

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Kinder Morgan is one of southwest Colorado's largest and most influential companies, extracting carbon dioxide gas from the McElmo Dome, one of the largest supplies of the gas in the world. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kinder Morgan President for CO2 Operations Jim Wuerth about what CO2 from the area is used for, how carbon dioxide wells operate, and why Kinder Morgan pays nearly half of Montezuma County's property taxes.

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The Zine
10:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Cortez Connects With A New Website

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The City of Cortez has built a new website to gather feedback from citizens on how the city should plan for future projects and growth. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kirsten Sackett, Director of Planning and Building for the City of Cortez, and Rocky Moss, Project Coordinator for Cortez Heart and Soul, about cortezconnects.com and how it will create a new platform to interact and create meaningful dialog with city planners and other community leaders.

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The Zine
11:02 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Interview with Author Chuck Greaves

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Start with a wealthy family rooted in the Napa Valley wine country, add murder, the resulting courtroom drama, and what emerges is a novel that engages and entertains. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with a local author Chuck Greaves about his book "The Last Heir", the latest in a series about a wise-cracking Los Angeles lawyer Jack MacTaggart and his legal adventures.

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The Zine
9:29 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Colorado Board of Education Republican Primary Candidates

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One of the races in the 2014 Republican primary election is for the Colorado Board of Education seat in the 3rd Congressional District. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with candidates Barbara Ann Smith and Marcia Neal about what they think the biggest challenges to education in Colorado are, and how they plan to address them.

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The Zine
10:57 am
Mon June 9, 2014

KSJD Airs Wildfire Series

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Whether you live in the wildland-urban interface where the threat of wildfire to your home and property are greatest, or you live in a city or town and use public lands for recreation, the danger of wildfire in the Four Corners area affects all of us.

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The Zine
11:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Emergency Medical Services in Southeast Utah

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Providing emergency medical services in southeast Utah can be challenging in remote areas where hospital emergency rooms can be many miles away. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with San Juan County Utah EMS Director Linda Larson and Assistant Emergency Manager Tammy Gallegos about how they make sure the people of southeast Utah are cared for in the event of an emergency.

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The Zine
9:38 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Greater Dolores Action

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Greater Dolores Action works to create a sustainable funding source for implementing scientific, restoration, and stewardship projects for the Dolores River. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Scott Clow, Greater Dolores Action Board President, and Elaine Chick, Festival Director for the Dolores River Festival, about what projects they are working on, and what to expect on Saturday, June 7th, at their annual fundraising event, the Dolores River Festival.

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