An eight-year-old girl died at the hands of her own mother. Could this have been prevented by better oversight and intervention? Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney‘s new book is about how many children’s lives could be saved and improved.
Some say its snake oil. Others say it cured them of serious illness. Is it placebo? Is it scientific? Filmmaker Laurel Chiten‘s documentary explores these questions and surrounding controversies.
Teen suicide defies efforts to find patterns and predictability–but it shatters families, schools, and communities. We talk to Searchlight New Mexico’s Nick Pachelli about the story of Albuquerque teen Aurra Gardner.
Tens of thousands of migrants are waiting — on both sides of the border — for their asylum cases to be heard. But they face many challenges, both legal and logistical, to being heard.
Virtually everybody makes quick judgments about others based on insufficient information. But what are the consequences of those judgments in the criminal justice system–police, courts, and prisons? We talk to Barnard College – Columbia University and Santa Fe Institute professor Rajiv Sethi.
Until Mike Wallace, TV journalism was rather tame … but Wallace inaugurated a new era in which politicians, celebrities, and everyone else was put under the spotlight. A new documentary follows his life from his early years through 60 minutes.
Searchlight New Mexico’s April Reese on the effects of toxic chemicals from Cannon Air Force Base on local groundwater—and the severe toll these toxins have taken on both the viability of a dairy business and the health of its owner.
What would it mean for camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife if there were mining in the national forest? What would be the downstream consequences for communities? We talk to two experts.
Did you ever a piece of fruit that was so delicious that you went into an altered state? If so, it was probably local fruit from your farmers market. We talk to a farmer and a local food advocate about the many benefits of eating local food–and the rewards and challenges of producing it.
Jamie Bernstein‘s new memoir offers a fascinating glimpse into Leonard Bernstein’s creative life, his family life, and the hard-drinking, chain-smoking, exuberance of New York during one of its most creative eras.