Out of the frying pan into the fire — that’s what it feels like for some New Mexico children in foster care. Searchlight NM’s Ed Williams tells the story of a boy who ended up in the hospital for wounds apparently inflicted by the person who was supposed to protect him — his foster mother.
We’re living in the Anthropocene, the geological era of our own making, in which people dominate the earth, to the detriment — and death — of countless other life forms. Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book, The Sixth Extinction, and how we are responding (or not) to the crisis we’ve created.
Long-time New Mexico state senator Dede Feldman talks about grassroots economic development, from health care to housing to education, and the creative innovators who are moving our state forward.
Nafees Hamid talks to terrorists and their families in order to understand who’s vulnerable to radicalization and why … and how nations, institutions, and families can intervene.
Caroline Fraser is author of the new, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Prairie Fires, the story of author of the Little House books, and the story of the ecological, economic, and political dramas resulting from the opening of the frontier.
From gritty neorealism to philosophical humor to animation, Cinefesta Italia showcases the contemporary Italian film scene. We talk to producer/director Luca Ceccarelli about new Italian cinema and its deep history.
New Mexico secretary of state Maggie Toulouse-Oliver talks about what it takes to run fair and accurate elections and to register all eligible voters…and we talk about her office’s responsibilities to oversee ethics among state officials.
Artist and performer Eddie Vitch came from a small town in Poland, found success in Paris, and made his way to Los Angeles, only to be deported back to Europe during the rise of the Third Reich. His story of survival is unique and enigmatic.
So says education expert Diane Ravitch. She gives us a reasonable — and scathing — indictment of the charter school movement, its underlying profit motive, and its ultimate failure to improve public education or serve students.
From small-town America to Swiss seminary to California politics, Bill Press has sought a life of public service. He talks about his work as co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, and our current political problems and possibilities.