While Steve Young was writing comedy for the David Letterman show, he started collecting weird vinyl records from corporate sales meetings–and found that they were full of incredible music from the weird about diesel and plumbing fixtures.
With lyrics “written by God”, the Battle Hymn of the republic has inspired American hearts and minds for generations. A ballad sung since the civil war by soldiers, slaves, and social justice activists alike, its history tells a story of our country. We talk to Harvard historian John Stauffer about his book, The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
What would happen if you put eleven strangers on a raft at sea for three months? In 1973, an anthropologist did just that—and the results surprised him. 43 years later director Marcus Lindeen, built a replica of the raft and invited the survivors of the journey to share their memories of it.
In 1969 patrons of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, were fed up with police raids and they fought back. But leading up to that breaking point were decades of history and activism. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots we talk to Robert Rosenberg , co-director of the 1984 documentary, Before Stonewall.
Santa Fe Opera dramaturg Cori Ellison talks about this summer’s operas–history, production, themes–including a world premiere.
Discrimination, marginalization, and criminalization: these are among the challenges facing students in some of NM’s public schools schools—and the parents who try to advocate for them. We talk to investigative reporter Ed Williams of Searchlight New Mexico.
Around 1900, bubonic plague struck San Francisco and threatened to wipe out huge numbers of people. David K. Randall‘s new book, Black Death at the Golden Gate, tells the gripping story of the doctors who had both to fight the disease and convince the public of the threat.
Before Erica Elliott decided to become a physician, she worked as a teacher on the Navajo reservation–where she also experienced being a shepherd, going into trance in peyote ceremonies, and being kissed by a mountain lion. We talk about her new memoir.
Chainbreaker Collective director Tomás Rivera talks about community organizing for some of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in Santa Fe–and how people can make their voices heard as the city makes decisions about land, housing, and transportation.
Imagine you’ve been living in a place for countless generations and suddenly you’re told it belongs to the King of Spain. Pueblo people learned quickly how to fight to keep their land and water. We talk to historians Malcolm Ebright and Rick Hendricks about their new book, Pueblo Sovereignty.