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, January 26th-30th

  • Monday, January 26th

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez provides overnight shelter and other critical resources to those who need them in Montezuma County. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about how the Bridge is helping homeless people, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser "Soups of the World".

  • Tuesday, January 27th

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 to learn how to stay healthy and happy in your environment.

  • Wednesday, January 28th

Electricity is a vital part of everyday life that we sometimes take for granted.  Join us on the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from the new General Manger at Empire Electric to hear about what the utility co-op has planned in the future, and what is at stake for all electric energy users in southwest Colorado.

  • Thursday, January 29th

The Dillard Site is an archaeological site in southwestern Colorado occupied beginning in the 7th century A.D. that has been excavated over the past three years. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about what information from the site is telling archaeologists about early social organization in the prehistoric Southwest.

  • Friday, January 23rd

Veterans sometimes face issues that the civilian population can't understand or relate to. Tune in to the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 for KSJD's monthly look at issues facing veterans in our communities, and the resources that are available to help our servicemen and women get the help they deserve.

 

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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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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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