KSJD Interviews
11:18 am
Fri May 22, 2015

The Science and Possibilities of Ice Cream

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Ice cream is almost universally loved by people all over the world, but most of us have no idea about the science behind creating it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Brent McWhirter, owner and operator of Moose and More, a newly-opened ice cream parlor and dessert restaurant in downtown Cortez, about how ice cream is made, what happens at the molecular level in ice cream, and the almost limitless possibilities of ice cream flavors.

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KSJD Interviews
9:13 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Food Insecurity In The Four Corners Area

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Hunger and lack of access to healthy food is a very real problem in our community. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Kristen Tworek, Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez, about what food insecurity looks like in Montezuma and Dolores Counties, and new ways that we can all help to make sure those who need good, nutritional food can get what they need.

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Pandora's Box
9:49 am
Tue January 27, 2015

New Herbicides, New Problems

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In an attempt to meet the ever widening problem of superweeds, a new herbicide combo that includes Roundup (glyphosate) and an older herbicide known as 2,4-D is being developed by the agricultural chemical industry. In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Genna Reed from Food and Water Watch, and Bob Bragg, host of Ag Markets & More on KSJD, about the potential problems of fighting super weeds with super herbicides.

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Big Fat Farm Show
10:23 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Railroads and Historic Food Distribution in Southwest Colorado

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Railroads played a vital role in the import and export of food in and out of southwest Colorado in the early 1900s. Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson talks with Lew Mathis of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, and Chuck McAfee, whose family started farming in Montezuma County over 100 years ago, about what food distribution networks looked like in historic times, and the ways that farmers and families survived through difficult times like the Great Depression.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:40 am
Tue November 11, 2014

The Pie Maker

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder sits in for regular host Sarah Syverson to talk with Shani Winer of The Pie Maker, a small batch bakery in Montezuma County, about the history of pies, the importance of pies in our society as a communal food, and how her bakery is striving to create sweet, savory baked goods using fresh, local ingredients.

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The Zine
9:41 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Hunger In Southwest Colorado

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Hunger is an issue that affects communities across America, and especially children who need good nutrition. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with community health organizer Gretchen Groenke and Kristen Tworek, Director of the Good Samaritan Center in Cortez, about how local food pantries and farmers are working together to bring fresh food to those who need it most.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:34 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Principles of Permaculture

Grant Curry's permaculture swale on his property near Cortez, Colorado
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about permaculture, how it can work in the arid southwest, and how to apply the principles of permaculture to growing food.

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Big Fat Farm Show
9:53 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with regular host Sarah Syverson about her new play "Growing: Adventures In Food and Farming", how it serves as an autobiographical sketch of her life as a farmer, her path into the theater, and why Laura Ingalls Wilder was such an early influence in her life.

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Pandora's Box
9:34 am
Tue July 15, 2014

"Organic" Food: What Does It Really Mean?

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The term "organic" is widely used in food labeling, but what does it really mean? In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick and KSJD's Tom Yoder discuss how the term "organic" is defined, how organic food is certified, and why eating organic food is beneficial to your health.

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Pandora's Box
10:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Pandora's Box - June 3rd, 2014

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The links between good health and good food are widely accepted and understood, but what about using food as medicine to help patients who are facing cancer? In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Lyn Patrick talks with Dr. Nasha Winters, a naturopathic physician who is helping cancer patients to use their diet in tandem with medical treatment like chemotherapy to treat their disease.

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