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Making Waves Radio


About the Program

The Making Waves Radio Team works to keep the Four Corners in the know about environmental and social justice issues through an engaging weekly radio show on KDUR 91.9/93.9 . We broadcast Thursday at 9am and every show tackles a different theme that is important to our community. Tune in!


Spring 2013 Shows:

Young Farmers Wanted: Aired Apr. 25, 2013 - Listen Now

Tess looks into the movement to bring more young people back into farming. 


Conversation with 4CORE: Aired Apr. 18, 2013 - Listen Now

TR speaks with 4Core's Program Manager Teresa Shishim on recent 4Core events, the new developments in green housing, and a grant which could benefit future members. 4CORE serves Southwest Colorado as the leading resource for the effective and efficient use of energy to promote and sustain vibrant local communities. At the end of the show there is also a short bit on the fish of Colorado. Music by Wax Taylor. 


H20 News: Aired Apr. 11, 2013 - Listen Now

Talise speaks with Trout Unlimited about local water issues while Randy give us an update on fracking in the region. We also play some music with water themes. 


Conversation with Dave Foreman: Aired Apr. 4, 2013 - Listen Now

In this program we interview David Foreman, founder of Earth First and advocate for the Rewilding movement in North America.  When Dave came to Fort Lewis College, he gave a presentation on the rewilding movement which seeks to reconnect extended wildlife corridors across the mountains from Mexico to Canada and reintroduce large carnivores that have since been exterminated from the landscape. In this program, Dave discusses what important past moments led him to where he is now and talks about the most important components of the rewilding movement.


Conversation with Dune Lankard: Aired Mar. 28, 2013 - Listen Now

Spoon sits down with world famous Dune Lankard to talk about his life as a Native Alaskan and his career as an environmental activist. Named as one of Time Magazine's 50 heros in the world for protecting Bristol Bay after the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Dune's positive attitude and passion helped him succeed in his activism. 


Snowpack in the San Juans: Aired Mar. 21, 2013 - Listen Now

Making Waves talks with Chris Landry, Executive Director for the Center for Snow and Avalanche Studies, about the conditions that create types of snowpack in the San Juan and consider the implication for backcountry adventure. 


Ski Resorts, Weather Reports and Artificial Snowmaking: Aired Mar. 14, 2013 - Listen Now

This is a three part program that discusses our dry climate and how ski resorts across the west are confronting this problem.  The first part of the show discusses the climate forecast for the San Juan Mountains and what that means to our snowpack. The second part of the show is about cloud seeding, which is basically seeding the atmosphere with silver iodide crystals to promote precipitation.  This involves an interview with Bruce Whitehead of the Southwest Water Conservation District and Joe Busto with the Colorado Water Conservation Board about what resorts and agencies in the Durango area are conducting cloud seeding to confront the ongoing drought. The third part of the show is case study on the Arizona Snowbowl and the controversy surrounding their plan to make snow using reclaimed water on the San Francisco peaks.  We interview Brad Clark, Flagstaff native and Political Science Professor at Fort Lewis College, in order to gather more information about this controversy and the stakeholders involved.


Growing Partner's Homegrown Food Retreat: Aired Feb. 28, 2013 - Listen Now

Tess heads to the annual February Food Retreat where local producers, consumers and advocates gather to discuss the lastest in building local food systems. This year, keynote speaker Steve Warshawer helps lead a discussion on building local food distribution systems. 


Hitchhiking Up the Hill: Aired Feb. 14, 2013 - Listen Now

Making Waves' Spoon and Tess get out in the field to do some hitchin' up the hil. They examine a popular way to commute to Fort Lewis where students hitch rides from the bottom of “the hill” at 8th ave and 8th street in Durango, CO. Each ride takes about a minute and half and Spoon and Tess use the ride to talk to folks on why they choose to pick up hitchhikers in this unique Fort Lewis College tradition.

Thinking Like a Foodshed: Aired Feb. 7, 2013: Listen Now

Celestia Loeffler reads excerpts from the book Thinking Like a Water Shed, which she co-authored with her father Jack. Spoon Interviews Celestia on her ides of changing the concept of where our food comes from, and how we can look at food like a watershed. 




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