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 1st-5th

  • Monday, December 1st

Uranium mining in the southwest has a long and troubled history. Join us for the Monday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about the White Mesa Uranium Mill, the only conventional uranium processing center in the United States, and why environmental groups are opposing new EPA clean air regulations for its operation.

  • Tuesday, December 2nd

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 the Pandora's Box to learn how to be healthy and happy in your environment.

  • Wednesday, December 3rd
  • Thursday, December 4th

Canyon Chronicles serves all those who love this land; it’s always-new beauty, its long and rich history, and our community’s very unique blend of cultures. Join us for the Thursday morning Zine at 8:30 for another eisode of Canyon Chronicles to hear about a new exhibit at the Anasazi Heritage Center that explores ancestral homelands and connection to land, space, and time.

  • Friday, December 5th

The Cortez Cultural Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the community's artistic, cultural, educational, historic, and  environmental interests.  Join us for the Friday morning Zine at 8:30 to hear about what is happening at the Cortez Cultural Center and what they have planned for the future.
 

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10:44 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Teen Maze 2014

Being confronted with choices that could affect their entire lives can be a transformative experience for middle school students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Peggy Tennyson from the School Community Youth Collaborative and Mikkel Waltman, a senior at Montezuma-Cortez High School about the Teen Maze, an interactive event showcasing possible outcomes of risky behaviors for local youth.

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9:27 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Exploring The Creative Process

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Writing fiction and songwriting are arts that many times require sharing among other writers and musicians to break through into new creative ground. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Wright and musician Marilyn Kroeker about their creative processes, and their involvement in an event on April 23rd at the Cortez Cultural Center that will showcase the challenges and triumphs of creative endeavors.

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9:39 am
Mon April 7, 2014

The Montezuma School To Farm Project

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The Montezuma School to Farm Project is all about growing the taproots of our communities, and the connections between kids, farms, and local food. Together with Mancos Valley Resources and the Mount Lookout Grange, the project is building a vibrant, connected community in the Mancos Valley that is centered on our agricultural heritage.

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The Zine
9:52 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy

Pregnant women who quit smoking are much less likely to have pre-mature and low birth weight babies and reduce the damage that second-hand smoke can have on their babies. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks to Midge Kirk with the Target Tobacco Action Group about "Baby and Me", a smoking cessation program that helps pregnant women quit smoking during and after their pregnancy.

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9:42 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Homelessness In Cortez

The Bridge Emergency Shelter provides for those in our community who need support during hard times. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek and Saskia Mollet from the Bridge Emergency Shelter about the services they provide and an upcoming fundraiser that will challenge you to experience what it is like to spend a night at the shelter.

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The Zine
10:47 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Chronic Pain Management

Non-operative joint and spine care using an approach centered around physical therapy, injections, and tailored medical treatment can help restore function and reduce suffering for patients with acute and chronic pain. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dr. Dustin Cole, a pain management specialist with Southwest Health System, about how these procedures work, how they can benefit patients dealing with pain management, and why dealing with pain is also important for families and friends of those with chronic pain.

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The Zine
9:23 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Historic Preservation and Cultural Landscapes

The Mancos Opera House and McElmo Flume present rich opportunities for historic preservation in Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Heather Bailey, Historic Preservation Grants Specialist with History Colorado and the State Historical Fund, about what is happening with these projects as well as an innovative education project called Our Shared Historical Landscapes.

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9:56 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco: An 18th Century Renaissance Man

It can be difficult to comprehend how the American Southwest was mapped in the late 18th century, when Spain was still sending expeditions into what was then uncharted territory. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with author John Kessell about how one Spanish Renaissance man left a legacy of cartography, art, and science during his time exploring the 18th century southwest.

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The Zine
9:36 am
Thu March 20, 2014

40 Years at Osprey Packs

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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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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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