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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montezuma Mixtape visits with Alex and Kenny at a fifth grade writing workshop at Lewis-Arriola Elementary School.
Music Playlist: Disco Biscuits - Jigsaw Earth Damien Jurado - Magic Number The Dragons - Cosmosis Pink Floyd - If Andrew Bird - Logan's Loop Bruce Cockburn - Going to the Country Atlas Sound - Walkabout MGMT - The Youth Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today Spacehog - In The Meantime
HerStory is a performance that celebrates women who made significant contributions to history but are many times unknown to the general public. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Terri Helm and Midge Kirk, and their portrayal of two women who changed the course of history in the early mining days of Rico, Colorado.
KSJD would like to issue the following corrections concerning information that was presented about Lizzy Knight in this interview: