In this episode of Pandora's Box, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Pandora's Box co-host Joanie Trussel about how climate change is affecting us emotionally, and discuss why it is happening, the ways we can understand the way we feel, and how to stay healthy in the midst of this major global challenge.
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.
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.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Katie Lee, one of the West's most out-spoken critics of Glen Canyon Dam, about her earliest experiences boating on the Colorado River, why she feel in love with Glen Canyon before the dam, and how she continues to inspire a generation of river activists.
Controversy over public lands access and use in southeast Utah has been a major issue for decades. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with San Juan County Public Lands Coordinator Nick Sandberg about the Bishop Public Lands Bill, how San Juan County is contributing to this new public lands initiative, and how residents of San Juan County can get involved in the process.
Poverty in rural areas is an issue that government agencies are addressing by offering help to farmers, ranchers, and other landowners. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joel Lee and Sterling Moss from the Natural Resources Conservation Service about technical and financial assistance programs available to assist landowners with conservation projects, and how the San Juan Resource Conservation and Development Council is working to reach those who may benefit from these programs.
In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular host Lee-Ann Hill to talk about her work as the Program Coordinator for Dolores River Boating Advocates, along with Sam Carter, who was recently elected Board President of Dolores River Boating Advocates. They discuss recent projects completed by the organization on the Dolores River, their vision for a new boating put-in on the upper Dolores River, and how they balance advocating for whitewater recreation with larger water issues in the southwest.
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.
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.