The Zine
1:09 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

The Burning of The Bluff Bison

Bison antiquus sculpture in Bluff, Utah

On Sunday, December 21st, the town of Bluff, Utah will hold a very unique winter solstice celebration featuring the burning of a life-size effigy of the now-extinct bison antiquus, which stood up to 12 feet tall at the hump when it roamed North American landscapes during the Pleistocene era. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joe Pachak and J.R.

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The Zine
9:52 am
Thu December 18, 2014

The Painted Turtle Studio

Credit Painted Turtle Studio

Creating places in our communities where kids and adults can go to explore their creativity is vital to encouraging expression through art. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sarah Allen and Jaime Becktel from The Painted Turtle Studio in Mancos about how it supports and nurtures art and education there.

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The Zine
9:27 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Large Format Photographer Brian Killigrew

Credit Brian Killigrew

In the current age of instant, digital photography, some photographers are turning to older techniques that produce deeper, more complex images. In this Zine interview, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local photographer Brian Killigrew, who is using large format black-and-white photos to explore landscapes and abstract themes.

More on Brian's photography is on his website:

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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
9:34 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:

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The Zine
11:02 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Interview with Author Chuck Greaves

Credit St. Martin’s Minotaur

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
9:33 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Four Generations of Native American Art Collecting

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Art collection in the Southwest sometimes involves relationships between families that span generations. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Judith Lavender, whose New Mexico family's art collection is closely tied to interactions with Native American families that took place over the span of the last 100 years.

Judith will be presenting a lecture titled "Heart of Collecting: 50 Years of Collecting Southwestern Native American Art" on Thursday, June 5th, at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center at 7:00pm as part of the 2014 Four Corners Lecture Series.

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12:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

New Music for May: Highasakite

Norway's Highasakite features vocals from Ingrid Helene Håvik that takes the listener to unexpected places, and delivers a well-spaced, yet clear sound to their adventurous indie pop on the new album "The Silent Treatment". Check out the video for the new single "Since Last Wednesday" below, or click HERE for a review.


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The Zine
9:19 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Mancos Valley Chorus Spring Concerts

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The Mancos Valley Chorus was formed by a few friends and neighbors interested in sharing their love of music with the community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kriss Larson, Music Director for the Mancos Valley Chorus, about their spring concert schedule and why singing in a choir may be good for your health.

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Montezuma Mixtape
9:02 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Montezuma Mixtape - Billy Moffat, Part 1

Billy Moffat, ca. 1960
Credit Jill Lawson

The Montezuma Mixtape this month features a story from KSJD DJ Billy Moffat as he recounts his experience in the US Army as an 038 - a Tenor Sax Player - in the late 1950s, as told in KSJD's McAfee Story Vault recording studio.

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