Youth Perspectives On Climate Change

Jan 21, 2016
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In this episode of The Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly program that features the voices of younger people in our community, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sam Allsup and Blair Rice of the Cortez Youth for Climate group about how they are working to raise awareness around climate change, and their frustration at how world leaders are dealing with this issue that could severely affect their generation.

Youth Perspectives On Guns and Gun Violence

Dec 17, 2015
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In this episode of The Fish Bowl, KSJD's monthly conversation with youth in our communities, Tom Yoder talks with Kayleen Bowie and Kelly Matthews, students at Dolores High School, about guns, gun control, and the threat of mass shooting in America, especially in schools.

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Young people have strong opinions and ideas about what is happening in our local communities.  On this morning's interview, we hear from two swim team members who have been deeply affected by  recent departure of the Montezuma-Cortez High School swim team coach.

Getting Help With Parenting

Nov 4, 2015
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SafeCare is an in-home program that provides training for parenting, child safety, and child health. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Midge Kirk, director of the SafeCare program at the Montezuma County Public Health Department, about how the program supports parents in keeping their home safe for children and taking care of their child’s basic health care needs.

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

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In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Executive Director Kellie Willis and Youth Program Director Kelli Unrein from the Piñon Project Family Resource Center about the programs they offer for families and kids in Montezuma County, and a new youth suicide prevention program that is helping young people build strength and resiliency to face their challenges.

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Getting youth involved in local organizations helps them to become valued and essential members of our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator at the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Jasmine Stroud, a senior at Lighthouse Christian Academy and a member of the Cortez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Board, about new ways that local businesses and organizations can connect with young people to help them build healthy relationships within their communities and prepare them for life as adults.

Prescription Drug Abuse

May 4, 2015
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Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States that has been declared an epidemic by public health organizations. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Laurie Lovedale, Manager of the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Program at Peer Assistance Services, Inc., about why abuse of prescription drugs, especially pain killers, is on the rise, why youth are particularly affected, and ways to make sure that prescription drugs don't fall into the wrong hands.

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Youth mentoring is an important part of supporting younger people in our communities. In this interview, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Mike White, Case Manager for Youth Services at the Piñon Project, Caina Miller, a mentor with the Piñon Project's Youth Empowerment Program, and Lindsay Guzman, a young person who is a mentee in the program, to discuss how the mentoring program at the Piñon Project works, and its impact on the youth and adults who participate in the program.

The Importance of Early Childhood Development

Apr 22, 2015
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Ensuring that children have a strong and healthy start in life is critical to their future success. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Geof Byerly and Vangi McCoy from the Montelores Early Childhood Council about early child health and development, resources available locally to help families provide for their children at an early age, and how the new documentary film "The Raising of America" explores the root causes of class and racial inequities in the health and well being of our kids.