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.
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.
Timothy P. McLaughlin’s new book Seeds Under the Tongue is a compilation of poems, some of them inspired by a brush with death in a canyon that the author transformed into a ceremonial experience. McLaughlin’s work combines well-honed craft, inspiration and a profound connection to wild nature.
How is it possible that children seeking safety can be housed in squalid, filthy prison camps–in the United States? Immigration attorney Allegra Love tells us, paints the bigger picture, and shares ideas about how to respond.
Have you ever talked to someone who claims to have been abducted by aliens? We discuss the alleged phenomenon and much more on today’s program, with speakers and attendees of the annual Roswell UFO Festival. A little glimpse on a world of conspiracy theories, flying saucers, and little gray men.
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.
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.