In this episode of the River Trip, host Sam Carter provides some river news from around the Four Corners area, and talks with Ken Curtis, Chief of Engineering and Construction at the Dolores Water Conservancy District, about how the district manages water for irrigation and municipal uses, and how the future of water management looks as southwest Colorado faces another year of drought.
As spring weather brings warmer temperatures and windy conditions to the Four Corners area, the danger of wildfire is increasing. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rebecca Samulski, Montezuma Chapter Coordinator for FireWise of Southwest Colorado, about what the spring wildfire outlook is looking like, how they are helping homeowners prepare for wildfires, and why fire-adapted communities are an important aspect of being resilient in the face of an inevitable wildfire.
Climate change is an issue that many are concerned about, but it is not always clear how to get involved in monitoring this complex, global situation. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Julia Kumari Drapkin, the executive producer and creator of iSeeChange, an environmental reporting project that combines citizen's observations with science to monitor the changes we see in our own backyards, and Cortez resident Lynn Soukup, who recently posted on iSeeChange about her apple trees budding in early February.
In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with host Sam Carter from Dolores River Boating Advocates about early spring conditions on the area rivers, river news from the Netherlands and Colorado, and projects and programs that Dolores River Boating Advocates have planned.
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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Travis Custer about his work with the Town of Mancos to avoid harmful pesticides in the management of their town park in order to maintain an organic and healthy place to play, and why our cultural expectations of unblemished green spaces may be getting in the way.
Climate change is an issue that many people are thinking about these days, and how it will affect the future of our society and economy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma-Cortez High School students Sam Allsup and Blair Rice from Cortez Youth for Climate about their views on climate change, and how they are working to educate local elementary school students and the community about climate change.
The Almanac is the online platform for iSeeChange, a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite and sensor monitoring of environmental conditions.
In this episode of The River Trip, host Sam Carter talks with Katrina Grantz, Chief Hydrologist at Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell, about how the Bureau of Reclamation is considering the effects of climate change on the future of hydroelectric power at the dam, the ever-increasing thirst of downstream water users, and the implications for recreational activity at this iconic reservoir above the Grand Canyon.
The tobacco industry represents corporate power that has been challenged by scientists, doctors, and journalists who exposed abuse of that power KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dan Zegart, an investigative journalist and author who chronicled the fight against Big Tobacco in the 1990s, about his work investigating that industry, and why a similar battle against fossil fuels energy industries may be coming as climate change becomes increasingly acute across the globe.
In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Joanie Trussel talks with Peter and Joan Brind'amour about how they use sawdust-filled bucket toilets to capture their excrement and use the composting process to make humanure for use as a fertilizer on their personal garden.