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The School Community Youth Collaborative supports local youth by helping them build healthy relationships and leadership skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Ellen Shinkle and Angela Horvath from the School Community Youth Collaborative about how they work to achieve their mission, and with Cap Allen, a board member with the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde bike race, about how the race benefits their youth programs.

Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
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The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

  • The economic recovery has been good to Colorado, but not New Mexico.
  • The percentage of Montezuma County children living in poverty is down, but remains high among Colorado counties.

Helping Teens Stay Safe Behind The Wheel

Mar 17, 2016
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In this episode of the Fish Bowl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Shellbee Romine and Faith Krebs, students at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about why teen driving is so dangerous, and what they are doing to help keep their peers safe when they are driving.

  • Montezuma County commissioners reject a funding request for organization that helps get kids outdoors.
  • Two fundamentalist Mormon communities on the Arizona-Utah border are found guilty of violating civil rights.


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In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Brittany Meyer, a new mother, about how she is working to raise her daughter in a healthy environment full of natural curiosity and free of industrial toxins.

Why Kindness Matters

Feb 18, 2016
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In this episode of The Fish Bowl, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Raquel Lucero, a student at Cortez High School, and Victoria Heman, who attends Dolores High School, about their thoughts on kindness, how they try to practice kindness in their lives, and the impact that kind acts have in the world.

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.

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