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The Fish Bowl is a monthly interview program on KSJD that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with David Gonzalez-Overton, a recent graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, about this pivotal time in his life, what he is looking forward to, and what challenges lie ahead.

Montezuma School To Farm Facebook Page

The same five students from Kemper Elementary School in Cortez who traveled to the White House in April for a spring planting returned Monday to reap the fruits of their labor.

The Importance Of Getting Kids Into The Outdoors

May 17, 2016
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More than ever, kids are spending more time indoors, many times on digital devices or playing video games. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about why this could have a negative impact on the future of our society, and how the Montezuma Land Conservancy is working to get kids outdoors to help them connect with the landscape and develop their sense of place.

Students from Kemper Elementary School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant a garden at the White House. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talked with Danyel Mezzanato of the Montezuma School To Farm Project and one of the Kemper Elementary School students about how this opportunity came to be, and what the students got to experience on this journey.

30 Years at Southwest Open School

May 3, 2016
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For 30 years, Southwest Open School in Cortez has provided an alternative education for many students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Sloan and Uriah Hubbard, board members at the school, about their experiences at the school, why SWOS continues to be a vital option for educating students in Cortez, and what will be happened at their anniversary celebration on Friday.