The River Trip
10:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Remembering Martin Litton

Martin Litton rowing a dory.
Credit McKenzie River Wooden Boat Museum

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill and Grand Canyon river guides Andy Hutchinson and Tim Cooper remember Martin Litton, a Grand Canyon river runner and longtime conservationist, best known as a staunch opponent of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and other dams on the Colorado River.

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The Zine
10:12 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Air Quality Issues At The White Mesa Uranium Mill

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Uranium mining in the southwest has had a long and troubled history. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Anne Mariah Tapp, the Director of Energy at the Grand Canyon Trust, about the White Mesa Uranium Mill, one of the only conventional uranium processing centers in the United States, and why the Grand Canyon Trust is bringing a lawsuit against the mill's operators over air quality issues.

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Pandora's Box
9:46 am
Tue November 4, 2014

A Train Crash And A Health Tragedy

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Trisha Sheehan, regional field manager at Moms Clean Air Force, about when a train crash occurred outside of her town and led to the toxic contamination of her family when vinyl chloride that was being transported on that train was released into the air.

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Pandora's Box
10:23 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Colorado's Oil and Gas Task Force

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with former Mayor of Boulder and Country Commissioner of Boulder County Will Toor about his role on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper's Blue Ribbon Panel on Oil and Gas, what challenges it faces, and possible accomplishments the panel stands to achieve in regulating oil and gas operations in Colorado.

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The Zine
10:42 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Wilderness In Southwest Colorado

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As we become a more urbanized society with growing needs for space and energy, we often turn to wilderness as a place to take refuge and relax. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kathe Hayes from the San Juan Mountains Association about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the importance of public lands in our lives, and what is coming up on National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 27th.

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Pandora's Box
10:53 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Water: Our Most Precious Resource

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with KSJD's Tom Yoder about the ways our water resources are being threatened here in the Four Corners area and around the world.

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The River Trip
11:54 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Conservation Corps Fights Tamarisk

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In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Mike White, River Restoration Director at the Southwest Conservation Corps, about his personal connection to the Dolores River and how the Southwest Conservation Corps is working with other organizations and public lands managers to remove the invasive plant species tamarisk from the Dolores River corridor.

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Pandora's Box
9:50 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Satellite Images of Oil and Gas Well Flaring

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In the episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks about SkyTruth, a non-profit remote sensing and mapping company that is transforming the environmental movement with satellites. Lyn explains how the company is looking at air emissions from oil and gas well across the world using satellite imagery, why this information is important to understand air pollution issues, and how you can see these images for yourself.

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The Zine
11:38 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Montezuma Land Conservancy

An iris along a creek on a conserved property in the Mancos Valley.
Credit Montezuma Land Conservancy

The Montezuma Land Conservancy works to protect important lands through partnerships with landowners in Montezuma and Dolores Counties. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, the Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about how they help conserve agricultural, natural, and scenic lands, and what is coming up at their Harvest Beer Festival on September 6th.

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The Montezuma Land Conservancy website is at this link: www.montezumaland.org

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Pandora's Box
9:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

The Movement Against Hydraulic Fracturing

Aerial view of gas wells.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Pete Dronkers, Southwest Circuit Rider at Earthworks, about recent meetings where the public expressed their opposition to the drilling practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, how Earthworks will be monitoring air emissions from area gas well sites, and screenings of new documentary films showcasing the movement against fracking in the southwest.

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