Colorado

Big Fat Farm Show
9:25 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Big Fat Farm Show - March 4th, 2014

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With new laws in Colorado allowing the production of industrial hemp for oils, fiber, and fuel, many farmers are considering adding this controversial crop onto their lands. In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lu Nettleton, a representative with the Colorado Plateau Growers Association, about the legal challenges and potential benefits of growing hemp in southwest Colorado.

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The Zine
10:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Colorado Education Funding & Amendment 23

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Education funding in Colorado remains below the national average, and local school districts continue to struggle with state funding mandates that pull money away from education budgets. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with citizen activist Jim Law about what is happening with Amendment 23, a poorly understood law that recently caused local school districts to return money from their budgets to the state.

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Talking Heads
9:25 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Talking Heads - February 12th, 2014

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KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkley from the Four Corners Free Press talk with District Attorney Will Furse about how his office is adjusting to new marijuana laws in Colorado.

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The Zine
11:44 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Marijuana In Montezuma County

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Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, but law enforcement agencies are wrestling with just what is and isn't legal under new cannabis laws. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell about how his agency is handling marijuana use and possession, and why the legal situation around marijuana in Colorado remains unclear.

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