TRIO Education Assistance Programs

Aug 26, 2015

TRIO education assistance programs are designed to identify and provide services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to go to college. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Wendy Javier and Marya Corrigan about TRIO programs they administer in local schools that assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and those with disabilities to gain a higher education.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Bob Gorman with the USDA Farm To School Program, and Jim Dyer, Colorado State Lead for the National Farm To School Network, about how these programs are working to teach our children about food and nutrition across the country.

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A career in law enforcement can be exciting and rewarding, while also helping to maintaining public safety. KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Southwest Colorado Community College Law Enforcement Academy Director Anita Seamons and Shannon Livick, Assistant to the Dean at Southwest Colorado Community College, about what a job in law enforcement can look like, and programs the school is offering for those who may be interested in pursuing one of these careers.

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Getting youth involved in local organizations helps them to become valued and essential members of our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator at the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Jasmine Stroud, a senior at Lighthouse Christian Academy and a member of the Cortez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Board, about new ways that local businesses and organizations can connect with young people to help them build healthy relationships within their communities and prepare them for life as adults.

Jefferson County Open School

The Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado provides alternatives to conventional schooling that strive toward creating lifelong learners.

The Importance of Early Childhood Development

Apr 22, 2015
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Ensuring that children have a strong and healthy start in life is critical to their future success. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Geof Byerly and Vangi McCoy from the Montelores Early Childhood Council about early child health and development, resources available locally to help families provide for their children at an early age, and how the new documentary film "The Raising of America" explores the root causes of class and racial inequities in the health and well being of our kids.

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Administration of a public school system provides a perspective into education that can reveal important issues. KSJD's newest interview host Dave Hart talks with Montezuma-Cortez School Superintendent Alex Carter about why a shortage of teachers could be a crisis in coming years, how poverty is affecting education in America, and opportunities that the new MCHS high school will bring to students.

The Montezuma School To Farm Project

Apr 10, 2015
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The Montezuma School to Farm Project works to connect our region's farming heritage with school students to help them understand agriculture and where our food comes from. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Danyel Mezzanatto and Christine Foote from the Montezuma School to Farm Project about how they became associated with the project through Americorps, how they are working with area school kids to teach them about food and farming, and what to expect at their upcoming fundraiser, the 3rd Annual Spring Hoedown.

All About Lynx!

Apr 6, 2015
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This winter, students at the Rico School completed a project on the lynx, an endangered cat species that was reintroduced into the San Juan Mountains in recent years. In this interview, the students talk with Curtis Keetch, the Wildlife Biologist in the Ouray and Norwood Ranger Districts, about his role as a biologist and what he has learned about lynx during the reintroduction project that he was involved with.

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In this episode of Canyon Chronicles, host Mike Woodrow talks with Linda Martin, who served as an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Mesa Verde National Park for 36 years, about some of her experiences at Mesa Verde and the importance of interpretation to the experience and education of visitors to the park.