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Interview: A Ute tribe has power problems

July 29, 2010
A power company run by the Southern Ute Tribe is rapidly growing, but not necessarily for the better. As part of our series with High Country News, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with journalist Jonathan Thompson.
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Interview: Colorado River's native fish under threat

Interview: Colorado River's native fish under threat June 15, 2010
All this week we've been hearing about the health of area rivers. Today we turn our attention towards what's swimming below the surface.

The Razorback sucker is native to the river. But it's future is far from certain. Dams and intense water use along with stocking the river with non-native fish have all put untolled pressure on the fish.

As part of our on-going series with High Country News, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with science journalist Hillary Rosner about the fish that calls the lifeblood of the West, its home.

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Interview: Is there an up-side to nuclear testing?

Interview: Is there an up-side to nuclear testing? June 7, 2010
Nuclear testing and development throughout the West has had huge consequences. But the very fears that have kept people from nuclear sites have also created millions of acres of accidental wilderness. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke to journalist David Wolman about the phonomon as part of our High Country News series.
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Interview: After the floods, the sculpting of the West

Interview: After the floods, the sculpting of the West January 1, 2010
Thousands of years ago major floods shaped much of the landscapes throughout the West and Pacific Northwest. It took decades to prove what actually occurred. But now the National Park Service is moving to create a trail that highlights the natural beauty. As part of our on going series with High Country News, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke to journalist Eric Wagner about his piece "After the Floods."

You can read the article by clicking here.
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Interview: Communities grapple with bark beetle epidemic

Interview: Communities grapple with bark beetle epidemic September 28, 2009
Bark Beetles are nothing new to Colorado, but now communities are learning to live with the millions of acres of dead trees. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Jonathan Thompson, editor of High Country News, about what's taking place for those town affected most. You can read the article, "A slow moving disaster," at hcn.org.
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Interview: Western Slope Wine

Interview: Western Slope Wine August 20, 2009
A growing industry is taking root in Colorado. Wine! That's right. There's an agricultural shift towards the crop that's also creating tourism. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Jonathan Thompson, Editor of High Country News, about wine on the Western Slope.

You can read the article entitled From Corn to Cabernet in the most recent issue of the magazine or at hcn.org.

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Interview: US Forest Service, more harm than good?

Interview: US Forest Service, more harm than good? July 21, 2009
Despite their best efforts, the US Forest Service has complicated life for many of the nation's forests, largely through mismanagement. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Ray Ring, senior editor at High Country News, about an article in the most recent edition. You can read the article "Taking Control of the Machine," in the magazine or by going to hcn.org.
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Interview: High Country News & Alternative Energy in the West

Interview: High Country News & Alternative Energy in the West June 30, 2009
Alternative energy in the Western United States is moving forward. But is the change happening fast enough? KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Sarah Gillman, assistant editor at High Country News about the transformation.
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