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, September 29th-October 3rd

  • Monday, September 29th

The orchards of Montezuma County represent an opportunity for preservation that is deeply connected to the region’s history. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, how they are preserving the original fruit trees brought here over 100 years ago, and why these trees may represent a new economic opportunity.

  • Tuesday, September 30th

Farming, ranching, and access to fresh, local food are vital to our lives 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 learn about efforts to increase economic opportunities and address the needs of rural communities suffering from persistent poverty.

  • Wednesday, October 1st

Girls On The Run is a running-based youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade that helps build confidence and appreciation for physical fitness. Join us for the Wednesday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about where the program is offered locally, and how it teaches girls life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games.

  • Thursday, October 2nd

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument offers a myriad of ways to learn more about the history, culture, and environment of the Four Corners area. Tune in to the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 for the debut of a new monthly program on KSJD called Canyon Chronicles, to hear about how prehistoric Anasazi and modern day dry late farmers share a heritage of crops and techniques.

  • Friday, October 3rd

The Women’s Cancer Coalition is a group of professionals, community members, and cancer survivors who promote awareness and education. Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear from a cancer survivor about how women can better prevent and detect cancer, and about local events that are part of Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout October.
 

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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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The Zine
10:58 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Alpacka Pack Rafts

Credit Gabriel Amadeus / Creative Commons

Packrafts are rugged, hand-built wilderness boats used for fishing a remote alpine lake, descending whitewater, or just exploring waterways of any size. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheri Tingy, the President and Head Designer at Alpacka Rafts in Mancos, Colorado, about how their boats are providing boaters access to more remote rivers, lakes, and waterways around the world.

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The Zine
2:39 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

An Update on the Dolores School District

The Dolores School District continues to see success in their classrooms while construction of new facilities at the schools promises to create an even better learning environment for their students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper about the latest initiatives the district is focusing on, school funding, and an update on their school building construction project.

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The Zine
12:03 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Cortez Middle School Positive Youth Advocates

The Positive Youth Advocates are a group of Cortez Middle School students who work to help their community and school. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Cortez Middle School counselor Carrie Schneider-LeMay and Mali Brunk and Megan Harmon, 7th graders at Cortez Middle School, about how their involvement as Positive Youth Advocates helps them develop leadership and communication skills, and their latest project to help people with leukemia and lymphoma.

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The Zine
10:25 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Prehistoric Pottery at Hovenweep National Monument

Credit David Bailey / Creative Commons

The archaeological remains at Hovenweep National Monument near the Colorado/Utah Border offer many mysteries that archaeologists are working on to find out more about these enigmatic prehistoric tower sites. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with archaeologist Jonathan Till about the latest research completed on pottery from Hovenweep, and what it tells us about its 13th century inhabitants.

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The Zine
11:56 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 Schools

The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District has formulated an improvement plan to address performance problems recently highlighted by the Colorado accreditation scores. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with RE-1 Superintendent Alex Carter about the plan for improvement in the district, and what it means for students, parents, and the community.

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