Salvatore Scibona‘s novel, The Volunteer, is an exquisitely observed and crafted novel that tells the stories of the people and events leading up to a crime in which a little boy is left alone in an airport, speaking a language that nobody understands.
Ben Goldfarb is a “beaver believer.” In his new book, Eager, he writes about the historical role of beavers in the ecosystems of the entire North American continent, how they were nearly wiped out, and why many communities are brining them back—and with them lusher wetlands and healthier rivers.
What is life like for ordinary Palestinians in the occupied territories? We talk to writer Ahmed Abu Artema and scholar Jehad Abusalim about the realities and hopes for Palestinians seeking human rights and dignity.
Elizabeth Hoover traveled all over the country talking to indigenous communities about their food traditions, local gardening and agriculture initiatives, and what it could mean to have food self-sufficiency.
What do we see when we put aside the lenses of hope and optimism and look with clear eyes at climate disruption? In today’s program we travel with journalist Dahr Jamail, who paints a picture of beauty and danger–and asks each of us what we’re called to do in response.
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers, talks about her new book, Nature, Culture and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership.
Santa Fe Institute scientist Ross Hammond talks about the “snydemic” of climate change, obesity, and undernourishment—and some solutions that address all three at once.
The terror that teens experience every day going to school is inconceivable to adults to grew up before school shootings were a thing. We speak to courageous young activists about their work toward reasonable gun safety laws.
Anthropologist and best-selling author Wade Davis talks about the knowledge, practices, and wisdom of non-Western societies, and how they can inspire us and help us to solve some of our most series problems—like climate change.
The voters overwhelmingly voted for it–a statewide ethics commission–and now it’s being put into place. What’s it about, and why does it matter? Heather Ferguson of Common Cause New Mexico walks us through the ins and outs of ethics.