KSJD's Tom Yoder on Interviewing

Jul 11, 2016
Austin Cope / KSJD

We hear a lot of interviews on KSJD, but Tom Yoder, KSJD's Programming and Media Director, usually is the one asking the questions instead of answering them. In this interview, he's on the other side of the microphone to share his philosophy around conducting interviews, the hardest interview he's ever done, and the reasons why he loves it so much.

Preserving Historic Buildings In Cortez

May 6, 2016
Tom Yoder

Historic preservation is a vital component of understanding the history of Cortez and how it came to be the city it is today. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Jill Seyfarth, a historical and archaeological consultant with Cultural Resource Planning in Durango, about her recent historic preservation work at several downtown Cortez buildings, including the historic buildings where the KSJD studios and Sunflower Theatre are located.

Rory Pfotenhauer

THIS is the sound of KSJD! The audio segment below features the voices of every on-air volunteer at KSJD, and was created by Bonnie Bryant (aka DJ Nova of Trance Fusion) as her tribute to her fellow volunteers that power KSJD everyday. Enjoy!

Tom Yoder

Community radio stations like KSJD fill an important role in cities and towns across the country. KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Sally Kane, the CEO and President of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, about how community radio stations are serving their listeners and members, and convening conversations that are important to all of us.

A Personal Look at Ferguson, Missouri

Dec 3, 2014
Stephen Melkisethian / Creative Commons

The headlines have been full of news about what has happened in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown and a grand jury's decision not to indite the police officer who killed him. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jeff Pope, Executive Director at KSJD, who grew up in Ferguson, about his home town, how he and his family have been affected by the events that have unfolded there, and what all of us could learn from Ferguson's reaction to this tragedy and its aftermath.

The Sunflower Theatre

Dec 19, 2013

The Sunflower Theatre presents performing arts, musical, cinematic, and educational events to enrich the cultural experience of a diverse rural audience in the Four Corners Region.

Our 119-seat Sunflower Theatre is the only indoor venue in the area designed for multiple use—live music, film, lecture and theatre–open for use year-round. It is located in the recently renovated, historic, Montezuma Valley National Bank Building in Cortez, CO.

Montezuma School To Farm

Dec 10, 2013

  KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular Big Fat Farm Show host Sarah Syverson to discuss what is in store in 2014 for the Montezuma School To Farm project, where she serves as the Program Director.

Who's the DJ?

Oct 21, 2013

  Can you identify these KSJD DJs?

Match the photo with the DJ! Is it Paul, Doris Deity, Moe or LA? Match the photo numbers 1-4 with the 4 names of the DJs. Email Melissa@ksjd.org with your answer. 

We'll draw one lucky winner from among all the right answers on-air at 6pm on November 1. The winner will receive 2 passes to Trimble Hot Springs!

Host Joanie Trussel talks with certified midwife Janneli Miller about the differences in natural childbirth and hospital births, and how midwives work to help women have healthy birth experiences. Originally aired on July 2nd, 2013.

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