KSJD Interviews
9:53 am
Mon June 22, 2015

The Mancos Arts Community

Credit Mancos Valley Arts Council

KSJD host Sarah Syverson talks with Marilyn Kroeker with the Mancos Valley Arts Council, and Brian Killigrew from the Mancos School of the West, about the variety of arts that are being created in the Mancos Valley, and the events that will be happening during the Mancos Arts Studio Tour on June 20th.

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KSJD Interviews
9:18 am
Thu May 21, 2015

An Interview with Musician David Arkenstone, Artist-In-Residence at Mesa Verde National Park

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Composing music that expresses our relationship with landscapes and history can result in beautiful new ideas and sounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with musician David Arkenstone, current artist-in-residence at Mesa Verde National Park, about his music and the influence of the natural world and archaeology in his works.

More on David Arkenstone and his music can be found on his website:

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KSJD Interviews
9:26 am
Wed April 29, 2015

"Faces of Folk": Portraits and Stories of Homelessness

Credit Bronwyn Strickland

A portrait can sometimes help us see people in new and revealing ways. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with local artist Bronwyn Strickland, who has painted portraits of homeless people who have been guests at the Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez, and Laurie Knutson, Executive Director at the Bridge, about how portraits and stories of homeless folks help us connect with them, and the upcoming fundraising event "Faces of Folk", a celebration of the lives of homeless people in our community.

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KSJD Interviews
9:30 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Mancos School of the West

Credit Mancos School of the West

The Mancos School of the West is a community of artists and craftsmen committed to sharing the spirit and culture of the American West through classes, workshops and special events. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brian Killigrew and Linda Rose from the school about the ideas behind the endeavor, how the school will operate, and what classes will be offered.

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KSJD Interviews
12:08 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

An Evening of Jazz with Bob Newnam & Friends

Credit Tom Yoder

With so many talented musicians in the Four Corners area, it was only a matter of time before several of them organized a collaborative concert. An Evening of Jazz with Bob Newnam & Friends will take the stage at the Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium on February 21st to showcase 14 different vocalists and musicians who play horns, guitars, piano, flute, drums and more.

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Canyon Chronicles
10:06 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Canyon Chronicles - “Ancestral Homelands: Connection to Land, Space and Time"

Credit Cortez Journal

In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Therese Lynston from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Bridget Ambler, Supervisory Museum Curator at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and the Anasazi Heritage Center, about a new Native American art exhibit, how it is more than a room full of beautiful works of art, and the inspiriting story of how the exhibit came to be.

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The Zine
9:55 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Quilting: Then and Now

Matrjoska Doll Quilt
Credit Christiane Struck / Creative Commons

Quilting and other sewing hobbies have become increasingly popular in recent years as a craft and as a way to socialize and share creative ideas. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sheryl Merritt, a quilt maker from the Dolores Mountain Quilt Guild, and Karen Childress, owner of the Cortez Quilt Company, about the history of quilting, how the craft has changed through the years, and opportunities that are available to get started with sewing hobbies.

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The Zine
10:33 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Turquoise According To The Zuni

Credit Woody Hibbard / Creative Commons

Turquoise has long been valued for its beautiful blue-green color in jewelry of many kinds, but southwestern Native American groups use the stone for other traditional uses as well. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Simplicio, a tribal member from the Pueblo of Zuni, silversmith, and fetish jeweler, about how turquoise is understood and used by the Zuni people, as well as how this relationship has changed through time.

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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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