KSUT Conversations

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Hear conversations with area newsmakers, authors, and more.

The Tuesday Agency

Author Craig Childs, on his latest book 'Apocalyptic Planet.' Childs spoke in Durango recently. He shared some insights on how the planet will end, and why we all have reason for optimism.

Courtesy of Jonathan Thompson

KSUT spoke to Thompson a few months ago about the debate over how to manage a large area of federal land in southeast Utah. We revisit the interview in the wake of President Obama's recent declaration of the land as Bear's Ears National Monument.

La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker talks to KSUT about what to expect on this year's ballot.

State wildlife researcher Heather Johnson talks to KSUT about multi-year study of bruins and their behavior.

Run and walk charts course along Animas River Trail.

Off-Broadway story of World Trade Center first responders set to be staged at Durango's Community Concert Hall this weekend.

We spoke to O'Connor a few days ahead of his appearance at the Four Corners Folks Festival

The Big Easy 'supergroup' plays Durango Friday night.

R. Carlos Nakai

We check in with the flute player, of Navajo-Ute heritage, as he brings his quartet to the DAC this weekend.

The comedienne, who appears in Durango this Friday, dishes on cat enzymes, T.S.A. patdowns, and her special brand of observational comedy.

James Q Martin

Durango-based author and climber Luke Mehall found himself stuck in a fog of existential depression in the late 1990s. He was young and abusing his share of substances. According to Mehall, he was bound to wind up dead or in jail. Then he discovered rock climbing.

Emily Schaldach, a pro cyclist and Durango native, was surprised to learn recently about the correlation between women's education in African, and its effect on population growth.

 

“I read interviews where girls could not make it to school if it had rained, because the river was too high and they couldn't swim well in their dresses,” said Schaldach.

The acclaimed musician and activist talks about hope and optimism, his new album Soulrocker, and his memories of the last time he played Durango.

Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson of High Country News tells KSUT's Mark Duggan that the debate over managing federal land in southeast Utah could soon come to a head with an executive order creating a national monument.

David Oppenheimer

The Stooges Brass Band headline KSUT's Party in the Park this Saturday at Durango's Buckley Park. The New Orleans-based group fuses traditional brass band sounds with a dose of funk, R&B and hip-hop. Band co-founder Alfred Growe talked to KSUT's Mark Duggan from the Big Easy this week about what to expect from the show. In a word, fun!

Fort Lewis College

A KSUT interview with Shelby Tisdale, new Executive Director of the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.

The Irish-American fiddler talked to KSUT's Mark Duggan ahead of her performance at the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival June 4.

We spoke with Croce about his cross-generational show mixing both his and his father's music. He'll appear Friday night in Durango.

KSUT's Mark Duggan talks to Darrin Parmenter of the county extension office about some of the week's events, and the upcoming opening of the Durango Farmer's Market.

Hear an interview with the legendary singer. Collins played a sold-out show in Durango Saturday night.

We spoke with the South African musician ahead of his show in Durango tonight.

Masterworks Exhibit was a rare chance to see originals of iconic American images.

NPR

Show co-host talks to KSUT about exciting directions in Latin alternative music. Alt.Latino debuts this Friday night at 10 on KSUT.

Durango Telegraph columnist a keen observer of life in the Four Corners.

Mark Duggan

A conversation with Rachel Landis of the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center on fresh food supplies in the region.

John Robinette

Director Mary Monroe-Brown on the organization's history, trail restoration work, and youth programs.

NOAA

High Country News Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson talks to KSUT about his recent cover article looking at the greenhouse gas “hot spot” that hovers over the San Juan Basin region.

Mark Duggan

Joe Watkins, American Indian liaison with the National Park Service, talks to KSUT's Mark Duggan about the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, which turns 25 next month.

The new documentary, now showing in Durango, touches on manhood, public lands, and the plight of wild horses. Meehl spoke recently with KSUT's Mark Duggan.