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Thoughts on Bears Ears, June 2018: Checking Back In

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Austin Cope
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In March of 2017, shortly after President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, KSJD spoke with two people who lived near the monument's new boundaries. Slightly over a year later, after drastic cuts to the monument and the beginning of a legal fight over the Antiquities Act, KSJD's Austin Cope reached back out to the people with whom he had spoken. Click below to listen to the story--and to the interview with Jonah Yellowman, Utah Diné Bikeyah Spiritual Advisor.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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