Stasia Lanier

Four Corners Music Director; Music Blend & 'San Juan Sunrise' Programmer

Stasia has been involved at KSUT in different capacities, including programming, operations, marketing communications and management for over two decades. Today she continues the station's music acquisition efforts, is a popular on-air host, provides design and marketing assistance, and represents KSUT as an active community member.

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The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Navajo Nation particularly hard. As of Sunday, April 5th, more than 300 tribal members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than a dozen have died. Health officials are bracing for more cases, even as much-needed supplies are starting to arrive. KSUT's Mark Duggan reports:


It's been a week since KSUT's Sarah Flower first spoke with Liane Jollon, Executive Director of San Juan Basin Public Health about COVID-19 testing in La Plata and Archuleta Counties. A lot has happened since then. The two caught up on Sunday, April 5th with this update. Sarah Flower reports: 


One of the most profound effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the toll on our mental health. As KSUT's Mark Duggan reports, there are several ways to make isolation a little easier:


Area businesses will have the opportunity to apply for small business loans (SBA) for paycheck protection due to the coronavirus, starting April 3rd. KSUT’s Sarah Flower visits with business leaders from Durango and Farmington for their opinions:


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Health officials in Montezuma County are preparing for an increase in confirmed cases of the COVID-19 infection. That includes ramping up testing, making room for more patients, and rallying the community to help. KSUT's Mark Duggan spoke with county health director Bobbi Lock to get the latest:


Durango resident Sarah Sumner tested positive for COVID-19 just a few weeks ago. She went viral on social media when she told her story. Sumner shared her journey with KSUT's Sarah Flower:


As positive test results for COVID-19 are flaring up in almost every region of the Four Corners, so is community concern for accessibility to testing.

KSUT’s Sarah Flower speaks with San Juan Basin Public Health's Liane Jollon: 

 

Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis speaks with KSUT’s Sarah Flower on COVID-19 and how the state is taking charge of this virus:


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KSUT will broadcast the "NPR Special Report: COVID-19, What You Need To Know" this Sunday, 3/15 at 11 AM.

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We're ready to wrap up our Spring membership drive today, give away some great prizes and return to regular programming. Thank you to all who've pledged and supported KSUT so generously! Here's what's happening: 

Grand Prize: (Drawn at 6 p.m.)

·      Two four-day passes to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2020.

·      Travel dates are Wednesday, April 22 through Monday, April 27.

We're ready to wrap up our Spring membership drive today, give away some great prizes and return to regular programming. Thank you to all who've pledged and supported KSUT so generously! Here's what's happening: 

Grand Prize: (Drawn at 6 p.m.)

·      Two four-day passes to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell from Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26, 2020.

·      Travel dates are Wednesday, April 22 through Monday, April 27.

Today is Festival Day, with generous support from our friends at Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Music in the Mountains, and Durango Celtic Festival. Plus some incredible live music from the Irish band Realta, and local stars the Stillhouse Junkies.

Day Prize – Pagosa Folk’n Bluegrass VIP package

·      2 backstage VIP tickets with on-site camping & vehicle pass to the 15th annual Pagosa Folk’n Bluegrass, June 5-7 on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs

·      Includes backstage food & beverages

Today is Outdoor Adventure Day, with generous support from a host of local businesses and adventure guides.  Check out the bounty below:

 Day Prize – SIX WINNERS (prizes from Backcountry Experience, Alpacka Raft, Four Corners Guides, Thom Chacon guided fly-fishing trip, Ska/Venture snowboard)

·      PRIZE 1: $200 gift certificate to Backcountry Experience

·      PRIZE 2: $200 gift certificate to Backcountry Experience

·      PRIZE 3: Werner paddle from Alpacka

Today is Growers and Gardeners Day, sponsored by Durango Farmer's Market, and Durango Nursery & Supply. 

Day Prize – FIVE WINNERS (one from Durango Farmers Market and four from Durango Nursery & Supply!)

·      PRIZE 1: $200 in Durango Farmers Market bucks (can be used from the second Saturday in May through the final Saturday in October)

·      PRIZES 2-5: Five individual $250 gift certificates to Durango Nursery & Supply

Morning Prize – 2 tickets to the Del McCoury Band and $50 at Bird’s: (Drawn at noon)

KSUT's Spring drive kicks off with Books & Coffee Day. Check out our great prizes, and pledge your support here, or call 970-563-0255. 

Day Prize – A year’s worth of books from Maria’s bookshop: (Drawn at 6 p.m.)

·      A bundle of books each month (4-6) that match the winner’s interest.

KSUT Presents is excited to announce its 2020 Spring Concert series, featuring progressive string band Old Salt Union; emerging singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell; and renowned folk singer Eliza Gilkyson.  

The KSUT Spring Membership Drive is underway. We'll hold our annual earlybird drawing for a pair of all-film passes to the 15th annual Durango Independent Film Festival at noon on Friday, February 28th. The festival itself takes place March 4-8. Pledge today to ensure your entry into this, and all of our drawings.

Another week closer to completion and some updated photos to share! The entry is looking sharp, and check out the new in-studio performance space below.

Carpeting, tile, furniture and appliances have been installed. The broadcast equipment and technology are next, and though time-consuming, a state-of-the-art facility will be the reward.

We hope to "go live" in the new studios by late spring.

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We're excited to announce that single day tickets and full lineups are now available for Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass and the Four Corners Folk Festival, still at early bird pricing.

The Lil Smokies are in town for 2 nights at the Animas City Theatre, touring in support of their new studio album Tornillo. We're catching them on Friday afternoon before their second show, for a KSUT in-studio session hosted by Chris Aaland at 3:30 - don't miss it!

Erik Weihenmayer is an inspirational athlete and best-selling author of No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon. KSUT's Tami Graham spoke with Erik by phone in advance of his "No Barriers" presentation for the Community Foundation Making A Difference Speaker Series, on January 24.

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KSUT is pleased to announce that Bank of the San Juans has signed as the 2020 Title Sponsor for live music events, including in-studio sessions, KSUT Presents Concerts, and Pagosa Festivals. 

This partnership will benefit KSUT's increased involvement and commitment to presenting live music in the Four Corners region, thanks to Bank of the San Juans generous support.

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 Happy New Year Festival Friends & Family!

Pick up your 2020 tickets to Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass and the Four Corners Folk Festival at the lowest prices of the season (while supplies last). You have until 11:00 PM on Friday, January 10th; then tickets increase to Early Bird pricing. The lineups for both events are shaping up to be amazing - visit ksutpresents.org for details.

We hope you can join us for either, or both festivals in 2020!

Pierce

Happy New Year Festival Friends & Family!

Pick up your 2020 tickets to Pagosa Folk 'N Bluegrass and the Four Corners Folk Festival at the lowest prices of the season (while supplies last). You have until 11:00 PM on Friday, January 10th; then tickets increase to Early Bird pricing. The lineups for both events are shaping up to be amazing - visit ksutpresents.org for details.

We hope you can join us for either, or both festivals in 2020!

KSUT Presents will host the critically-acclaimed Argentinian-American string band Che Apalache for a live in-studio performance and interview at 1:06 PM, followed by a concert at the Henry Strater Theatre, on February 25th. Buy your tickets here.

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The House of Representatives debates and votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump on Wednesday, 12/18. KSUT will carry NPR's live video feed here, beginning at approximately 7 AM, MST, though times may vary.

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