A profile of Hilltop's Latimer House program, Safe House features Program Director Jackie Sievers detailing the critical services provided to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault throughout a four county region. Jackie sheds light on the scope and spectrum of domestic violence in our community and on the difficulties associated with leaving an abusive situation. She'll take us through the step-by-step process of how to identify the various forms of abuse and how to safely get out of an abusive relationship. We'll examine the many community partnerships and volunteer opportunities in place to help abuse victims with various needs throughout all stages of the process of transitioning to a life free from domestic trauma.
Short and sweet sneak preview of our upcoming release, Safe House. Safe House features a conversation with Jackie Sievers, Director of Hilltop's Latimer House, providing shelter and vital services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This show was broadcast 2/20/19 on KAFM Community Radio.
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 westward from Santa Fe, New Mexico through portions of Mesa County shaping the lives of a diverse set of travellers from thousands of years in the past and on into the present day thanks to contemporary researchers, preservationists and recreationists.
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 the study of Wickiup villages led to the Ute Trails Project, uncovering the layered history of ancient superhighways utilized by a diverse of array of travelers over tens of thousands of years.
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 for a quick introduction to a fascinating form of communication utilized by indigenous populations worldwide as well as right here in Western Colorado!
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 500 area ranchers that could rescue this iconic western tradition, create 100 new jobs, and provide enough locally produced and locally processed meat to feed our entire region.
While conventional rock stars are busy fighting Foo...the rock stars at Mesa County Public Health are hard at work fighting Flu. Epidemiology Program Manager Heidi Dragoo puts all that ails us under a conversational microscope in an effort to mitigate cold and flu season for Mesa County residents.
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 County Health on surviving cold and flu season. It focuses on the dreaded Norovirus, featuring everything you need to know, even though you might not want to.
In this preview promo show for our upcoming podcast, Mesa County Health's Epidemiology Program Manager Heidi Dragoo provides insight into the growing problem of superbugs and what we can do to help stem the tide of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This show originally aired on KAFM Community Radio 11/21/18.
Historical perspective on Coates Creek School, the last remaining example of a one-room, log cabin schoolhouse in the United States, and the center of life for ranching families on Colorado's Western Slope throughout much of the 20th century. Featuring Gateway Canyons' "Curator of Curiosity" Zebulon Miracle and members of the Roehm family, former Glade Park ranchers whose personal stories of life on Glade Park are documented here.