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Former National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Ramey joins me in the KAFM studio to preview our upcoming podcast, "Climate Talks," detailing the process and results of a Western Slope climate study he undertook analyzing 100 years of weather data in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. In this preview, we discuss the potential impact of climate ch…
 
A conversation with best-selling author and Colorado Mesa University Assistant Professor of History, Timothy Winegard, whose latest book, The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator examines the dramatic impact of a pesky but seemingly unassuming creature on the course of human existence. The release of this podcast coincides with the r…
 
This PREVIEW to our upcoming release, Mosquito, features excerpts from our conversation with New York Times bestselling author Tim Winegard on his most recent book highlighting the dramatic impact this disease-carrying foe has had on the course of human history.Our in-studio guest for this sneak preview is Tim Moore, Director of the Grand River Mos…
 
In an effort to document the unique Zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crossing the Divide has created a limited video series, Life Under Lockdown, where we interview individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by a society in limbo while the battle against an insidious disease rages all around us. How has a life under lockdown altered our …
 
In an effort to document the unique Zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crossing the Divide has created a limited video series, Life Under Lockdown, where we interview individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by a society in limbo while the battle against an insidious disease rages all around us. How has a life under lockdown altered our …
 
In an effort to document the unique Zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crossing the Divide has created a limited video series, Life Under Lockdown, where we interview individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by a society in limbo while the battle against an insidious disease rages all around us. How has a life under lockdown altered our …
 
In an effort to document the unique Zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crossing the Divide has created a limited video series, Life Under Lockdown, where we interview individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by a society in limbo while the battle against an insidious disease rages all around us. How has a life under lockdown altered our …
 
In an effort to document the unique Zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crossing the Divide has created a limited video series, Life Under Lockdown, where we interview individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by a society in limbo while the battle against an insidious disease rages all around us. How has a life under lockdown altered our …
 
In an effort to document the unique Zeitgeist of the COVID-19 pandemic, Crossing the Divide has created a limited video series, Life Under Lockdown, where we interview individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by a society in limbo while the battle against an insidious disease rages all around us. How has a life under lockdown altered our …
 
Open spaces open minds and soothe the soul. Yet increasing demands on our time and continued economic disparity prevent many of us from enjoying the recreational offerings of our public lands. And a population disconnected from its natural landscapes is less likely to grasp the interplay between environmental health and human well-being.In 2010 Col…
 
Part 2 of Development in Bloom/s/ features a conversation with Bennett Boeschenstein, who, in his former role as Community Development Director for the City of Grand Junction, was intricately involved in the planning and development of the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Bennett reflects on the poor state of the riverfront upon his arrival in t…
 
Sue and John Harris remember their mother, Elizabeth Harris, founder of Grand Junction's Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and a visionary in the movement to reclaim the Colorado Riverfront from decades of pollution and neglect. They detail her passion for promoting our unique history and riparian habitat by connecting access to the river with the…
 
Crossing the Divide's monthly sneak preview show features a behind-the-scenes look at our upcoming podcast with Grand Valley Visionary Jen Rieke Taylor whose contributions to outdoor rec on the Western Slope have been a boon to our quality of life and tourism industry. We talk career shifts, economic development, philanthropic capitalism and so muc…
 
A sneak preview of our upcoming podcast on the development of our local Botanic Gardens, which helped kickstart the restoration and revitalization of the Colorado Riverfront still in progress today. The interview features Mayor Pro Tem Bennett Boeschenstein who helped guide the permitting process for the Gardens in his role as Community Development…
 
Our final, full-length podcast on the Old Spanish Trail has arrived. Put on your hiking shoes, saddle up your horse or hop on your bike to travel the arduous lengths of the Old Spanish Trail. Old Spanish Trail Association President and Grand Junction local Vicki Felmee details fascinating aspects of a historic trade route that wends its way westwar…
 
Long before it earned the name Old Spanish Trail, this 2700 mile trade route was one of numerous trails traversed by Native Americans moving across the western landscape. In this PopUp prelude to our full-length podcast on the history and preservation of the Old Spanish Trail, Carl Conner of the Dominguez Archaeological Research Group discusses how…
 
A tie-in to our upcoming full-length podcast on the Old Spanish Trail, this PopUp is one of many figurative road trips for the taking along this historic 2,700 mile trade route. It features Old Spanish Trail Association President and Grand Valley resident Vicki Felmlee discussing the global phenomenon of Culturally Modified Trees. Click play now fo…
 
Katherine Bedell, owner of Roan Creek Ranch, discusses mounting threats to modern day ranching and details her efforts to transform the cattle industry here on the Western Slope by utilizing sustainable practices that benefit the animal, the ecosystem and the consumer. Katherine's vision encompasses a cooperative farm-to-table effort on the part of…
 
Introducing Crossing the Divide "PopUps," content quickies that quell the cravings of curious minds. These could include informal conversations with area notables; interviews with intriguing individuals; or portions of podcasts that don't make the final cut.Our first PopUp, "Just Say No(ro)" was lifted from our soon-to-be-released podcast with Mesa…
 
A sit-down with D51 Foundation Executive Director Angela Christensen, who updates us on progress made since the passage of last year's bond measure and mill levy; provides some perspective on the recent controversy over the school district reorganization; and educates us on the Foundation's mission to support teacher development and student success…
 
Due to busy summer schedules, this month's official release of Crossing the Divide is a bit delayed!But you can whet your appetite for Western Slope voices by streaming last week's KAFM Community Radio Broadcast of our Crossing the Divide teaser show, designed to expand upon each podcast and offer insight into what you can expect in our upcoming re…
 
Inspired to explore the ill effects of excess sugar in the American diet after viewing Colorado Experience's "White Gold," (written and directed by CMU Producer in Residence Dan Garrison) I sit down with Community Hospital's VP of Business Development Tawny Espinoza to discuss improving health outcomes through simple dietary and lifestyle changes.…
 
Part 2 of our conversation with CMU Mass Communications Instructor Elaine Venter about #MeToo and the social media impact on the fight to end sexual harassment. Here we examine how to utilize social media technology to create social movements and what, if any, continued role online media will play in the ongoing evolution of the struggle for women'…
 
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