Tami Graham

The Colorado Media Project has announced that KSUT Public Radio has been accepted as part of the 2020 COVID-19 Informed Communities Project.  The grant award of $5,000 supports KSUT's active participation in COLab’s COVID-19 Coverage Network, ensuring that more local news about the COVID-19 health crisis and economic recovery is reaching the diverse community it serves. 

Four Corners Guides

Four Corners Guides has a connection to the Navajo Nation through one of their guide partners, tribal member Jon Yazzie, who lives and runs his bikepacking business, Dzil Ta'ah Adventures in Kayenta, Arizona.

Tami Graham spoke with Lizzy Scully, of Four Corners Guides about launching a GoFund me campaign to support Navajo elders in Kayenta, where they're experiencing major challenges due to COVID-19.  


KSUT quickly adapts to serve needs of the community

May 11, 2020

The April 24, 2020 issue of The Southern Ute Drum published a feature on KSUT and how the station has adapted and moved forward in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes a delay in moving to their new building, originally set for this spring, and expediting the addition of producing local content, with two reporters covering COVID-19.  Read Jeremy Wade Shockley's KSUT story here

The Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado has been administering the region's Community Emergency Relief Funds, as related to COVID-19.  Tami Graham spoke with Briggen Wrinkle for an update on both their fundraising and two rounds of grant funds to frontline non-profits:

 


Table to Farm Compost is gearing up for a busy season, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tami Graham spoke to Taylor Hanson, Managing Member, about their services and opportunities for individuals and businesses to support minimizing food waste, while maximizing local availability of compost soil. 

 


Kathleen Adams

Over 300 volunteers in La Plata County have come together to provide thousands of personal protective equipment items (PPE) for our region's frontline workers.

KSUT's Tami Graham interviewed Michelle Reott, the Project Manager for the MakerLab sewing team, about their efforts:

 


courtesy of Artspace.org

Individual artists and arts organizations have been hit hard as a result of the coronavirus. Tami Graham spoke with Margaret Hunt, Executive Director of Colorado Creative Industries regarding relief funds available to our creative sector in Colorado.  

 


courtesy Durango Business Improvement District

Share the Love Durango is an online store that was created to support small businesses in Durango during the COVID-19 crisis.  Tami Graham spoke with Tim Walsworth, Executive Director of Durango’s Business Improvement District, to learn more about this effort.   

 


Frontline professionals put their health and lives at risk daily for our community, but the stakes of their risk and the associated additional stress at this time have never been higher.  Tami Graham spoke with Christina Rinderle about the Feed the Frontline effort to support La Plata County frontline workers.  

Support Feed the Frontlines of Durango here.  

Gail Harriss, from the Durango EarthDay committee, spoke with Tami Graham today about plans for virtual Earth Day activities next week.  

 

  


Jeff Susor, Executive Director of the Powerhouse Science Center & MakerLab in Durango, spoke with KSUT’s Tami Graham about an extraordinary effort in the last few weeks to develop a PAPR – or Powered Air-Purifying Respirator for medical personnel treating COVID-19 patients. 

KSUT’s Tami Graham spoke with Briggen Wrinkle from the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado about their efforts to raise and distribute over $100,000 in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis in our region.


KSUT's Executive Director Tami Graham and Underwriting Manager Jessica Kirwan will serve as guest bartenders at the Red Snapper from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Local artist Kirk James will provide live music.

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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Native Braids storytelling project, now on KSUT

Dec 3, 2019
nativebraids.org

KSUT, in collaboration with independent producer Adam Burke, have launched Native Braids, a Native American storytelling project. 

Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) held their annual conference November 14-15 in Moab, Utah, hosted by local station KZMU.

KSUT's Executive Director Tami Graham and Underwriting Manager Jessica Kirwan attended, along with representatives from 20 community member stations from Colorado and Utah. RMCR affiliate stations broadcast diverse news and music programming with an emphasis on serving their communities. 

Rocky Mountain Community Radio (RMCR) held their annual conference November 14-15 in Moab, Utah, hosted by local station KZMU.

KSUT's Executive Director Tami Graham and Underwriting Manager Jessica Kirwan attended, along with representatives from 20 community member stations from Colorado and Utah. "The annual Rocky Mountain Community Radio Conference continues to be an important networking and idea-sharing gathering of like-minded professionals from our region," said Graham.