Viki Harrison of Common Cause New Mexico on about the infrastructure that makes our democracy work, what happens when it fails, how New Mexico is doing, and how we could improve for the benefit of all citizens.
Josh Horwitz has been working toward sensible gun safety regulations for decades. We talk about the divisions and politics in our country, what’s happening on the state level, and the conversation about guns since the Parkland, Florida massacre.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
How to break the cycle of trauma, lack of resources, drug use, crime, arrest, prison, release, more drug use, and more arrests? LEAD offers an alternative that focuses on intensive treatment, harm reduction, and practical services.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.
Andrea James has seen the criminal justice system from inside and out, and tell us how it works against the most vulnerable people in our society — especially women and families.
Trevor Potter, Founder of the Campaign Legal Center, takes a detailed look at how dark money in politics affects ordinary people.
Dr. Mona El-Farra has been practicing medicine for decades, working with trauma survivors, and advocating for things like clean water and places for children to play.
Sandra Postel is an expert on water, and on balancing the needs of water users in creative ways, so that both wildlife and food can flourish. Yes, it can be done. And needs to be done a whole lot more.