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In November water managers for the Colorado River opened the floodgates of Glen Canyon Dam and released a huge flood down the Grand Canyon. In this edition of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Katrina Grantz from the Bureau of Reclamation's Upper Colorado Region about this “High Flow Experiment,” a managed flood intended to move sediment down the canyon in an attempt to improve the health of the river corridor.

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The Dakota Access Pipeline protest has captured the attention of people around the world, touching on a variety of controversial issues like environmental justice, Native American sovereignty, and climate change. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Mancos resident Joanie Trussel, who recently traveled to Standing Rock, North Dakota, the epicenter of the protests, to see for herself what was happening there and to get a better understanding of what is at stake.

Tim Hunter

For the past 15 years, a group of volunteers floats down the San Juan River in Utah and collects trash that has been deposited into this scenic and well-traveled corridor. In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Tim Hunter, the leader of this clean-up crew, about the types and amounts of trash they collect, and why this is important for him and his fellow volunteers.

A Lifetime of Living Off The Land

Nov 7, 2016
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In this Of Life & Land episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with life-long Montezuma County resident Wade Wilson to discuss his family's history in the area, and his hopes and concerns for the future of the agricultural heritage and open spaces of southwest Colorado.


Joanna Macy is an environmental activist and scholar of Buddhism and deep ecology, and the author of eight books on these subjects. Pandora's Box host Joanie Trussel recently spent time with her at a workshop to learn about new ways to view our relationship to the environment, and sat down with KSJD's Tom Yoder to talk about what she learned.