San Juan Citizens Alliance

Newly released documents over the Forest Service's handling of the Village at Wolf Creek have heated up the debate over this controversial resort project. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Olsen, Executive Director of the San Juan Citizens Alliance, about what they have learned through a Freedom of Information Act request for emails and other documents related to the Village at Wolf Creek and what it could mean for the future of the project.

Landscapes and Our Shared Sense of Place

Jan 27, 2016
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The values that we attached to our landscapes provide us with an important shared sense of place. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chuck and MB McAfee about why they have chosen to conserve their land so that we can all enjoy the landscapes we appreciate far into the future.

Youth Perspectives On Climate Change

Jan 21, 2016
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In this episode of The Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly program that features the voices of younger people in our community, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sam Allsup and Blair Rice of the Cortez Youth for Climate group about how they are working to raise awareness around climate change, and their frustration at how world leaders are dealing with this issue that could severely affect their generation.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Yvon Chouinard, the founder and owner of Patagonia Clothing Company, about his land conservation efforts and love for the world's wild places.

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Archaeological sites in the Four Corners area are increasingly threatened by development of various kinds, but especially from oil and gas exploration and extraction. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with archaeologist Paul Reed from Archaeology Southwest about how archaeologists are trying to protect fragile cultural resources, how tribes are getting involved, and how development is changing how archaeologists do their work.

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Peter Butler of the Animas River Stakeholders Group about what has been learned about the effects of the Gold King Mine waste spill into the Animas River in early August, how it has brought more attention to river contamination from mining, and where we go from here.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Celia Chen, Ecotoxicologist in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, about her research on mercury in the environment, how it gets into the fish in our lakes and rivers, and its potential impacts on human health.

Honoring Our Sense of Place

Nov 16, 2015
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A deep relationship with land and landscapes is an important value for most of us here in the Four Corners area. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Amber Clark, Conservation Director at the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how our sense of place shapes who we are, and why conservation of land is vital to our future.

The Very Scary Time Trials

Oct 29, 2015
Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Very Scary Time Trials is a Halloween day bike race hosted by the Montezuma Land Conservancy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about what the race will involve, and how it will benefit open space conservation and public access to outdoor recreation in and around Cortez.

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The Dolores Water Conservancy District manages the water in McPhee Reservoir, which serves the farmers, ranchers, and municipal water systems here in southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bruce Smart, board president of the Dolores Water Conservancy District about how the DWCD works to balance the water needs of our communities, and why they are asking voters for a mill levy rate fix.