Crossing the Divide is part of a grassroots, multimedia collaboration between Roaring Judy Pictures; Rocky Mountain PBS; Mesa County Libraries; and The Daily Sentinel highlighting issues impacting life on Colorado's Western Slope.
S 4 Ep 9 Biocharity
An interview with Citizens for Clean Air members Karen Sjoberg and Jerry Nelson about their organization's ongoing study into the potential use of biochar as an alternative to agricultural burning.
S 4 Ep 8 The Daily Direct: Shooting Range
A conversation with 37-year Grand Junction Daily Sentinel photojournalist Christopher Tomlinson on the eve of his retirement from full time working life.
S 4 Ep 7 PT 2 Civil Conversations
Part 2 of my conversation with Wayne Hare, founder of The Civil Conversations Project. Where Part 1 focused on Wayne's personal history and racial awakening, Part 2 focuses on some of the more over-arching themes and consequences of racial division, such as the physical and emotional toll it takes on the human body and how to reconcile the history of a country not always as noble in deed as in word. We also discuss his work through the Civil Conversations Project: what prompted its founding and what he hope to achieve.
S 4 Ep 7 PT 1 Civil Conversations
Part 1 of a conversation of being black in America with Wayne Hare, founder of the Civil Conversations Project. Wayne's story is living proof that no group of people - black, white or otherwise - is monolithic and that eradicating racial inequality involves a process of recognizing the almost undetectable socialization that prolongs it.
S 4 Ep 6 The Daily Direct: World Cuisine on the Local Scene
Travel the culinary world from the comfort of home with one of The Daily Sentinel's newest additions, Christine Gallagher, columnist of All Things Food. In addition to reflecting on the bounty offered by Grand Valley growers, vintners and brewers, Christine shares her personal relationship to food and its ability to nourish the body and soul; gives guidance on how to manage the daily burden of the age-old chore of cooking; and provides a sneak peek of her cookbook, a decades-long pursuit that just recently bore fruit.
S 4 Ep 5 The Daily Direct "Peachy Keen"
The 3rd installment in this podcast collaboration between the Crossing the Divide media project and The Daily Sentinel, which provides an inside look at life behind the scenes at your local newspaper. This episode, a Reader Feature, is a conversation with Sentinel reader Keith Vogt. Not a local resident, Keith reached out to the Sentinel to reconnect with his childhood memories of spending summers in the Grand Valley with his father and uncle, picking peaches at Fred Harbert's Peach Ranch back in the late 1940s. His reflections provide a window into life in the area from a bygone era.