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The Pen and The Sword: Ted Conover discusses Cheap Land Colorado

Ted Conover's property in the San Luis Valley
Ted Conover
Ted Conover's property in the San Luis Valley

In his new book, Cheap Land Colorado, Off-Gridders at America's Edge, Ted Conover immerses himself amongst the landscape and people of "the flats" — a broad swath of land in the San Luis Valley.

Ted joins Taya to talk about his immersive style of journalism, why he chose to center his work in the San Luis Valley and the ways Ted navigated his own privilege and biases.

The first time Taya was on the radio was a KVNF pledge drive promo recorded in 1998, she was 5. It went something like this, “I like KVNF because it’s fun to listen to music” she goes on to say, “music is like a dream”.