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La Plata County Emergency Management

The Gold King Mine waste spill into the Animas River in early August deposited several different types of toxic metals and other pollutants into the waterway. Pandora's Box host Lyn Patrick talks with Marcie Bidwell, Executive Director of the Mountain Studies Institute, about how the Animas River chemistry was changed after the spill, and what we might expect for water quality in the future.


River Ecology and Our Future In The Southwest

Aug 20, 2015
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Rivers are perhaps the most important of our natural resources, delivering precious water and providing habitat for humans and wildlife alike. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Chris Rasmussen, a river ecologist with Eco Mainstream Consulting, about the delicate ecology of rivers in the Southwest, and how incidents like the recent mine waste spill into the Animas River highlight the need for more protections and long term changes.

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Water is all around us, in us, and vital to life on earth. But it also behaves in curious ways that many of us don't understand. In this episode of the More Than You Want To Know Show, the EngiNerd looks at water in its various forms, how it behaves under different conditions, and how we use it to make life better.

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press sit down with Bob Bragg, agriculture educator and co-host of KSJD's Ag Markets & More program, to discuss the outlook for water for the upcoming growing season, and what it means for Montezuma County producers who rely on irrigation, and for consumers.

Climate Change and the Future of Lake Powell

Feb 12, 2015
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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.

Understanding Permaculture

Jan 6, 2015
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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Grant Curry of the Permaculture Provision Project about the concept of permaculture: how it is defined, where and why it is applied, and how anyone can incorporate the basics of permaculture into their lives.

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In this episode of Pandora's Box, co-host Lyn Patrick talks with Donovan Hohn, author of "Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea & of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists & Fools Including the Author Who Went in Search of Them", about how he ended up chasing thousands of items that had been deposited into the world's oceans across the globe, what he learned through his adventures, and how Earth's oceans are being impacted by all of the various items that are being dropped into them.

In this episode, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly from the Four Corners Free Press discuss energy usage and the politics surrounding water in Montezuma County.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Oct 9, 2014
Dolores River Boating Advocates

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 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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