World-renowned director wrote the libretto for Dr. Atomic over a decade ago. But this year is the first time it’s being performed in New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Opera — in plain sight of Los Alamos, where the nuclear bomb was invented.
We discuss the Santa Fe Opera symposium on Dr. Atomic, featuring authors, artists, survivors, and others grappling with the disastrous of atomic weapons.
Stuart Ashman and Jason Silverman of the Center for Contemporary Arts talk about saving The Screen movie theater and the power of the arts for people of all ages.
Susan Turetsky has been mediating disputes between landlords and tenants for over two decades, and she knows the letter of the law better than anyone in the state. We talk about the common—and uncommon—issues that arise, and how to prevent problems before they happen.
Global Outreach Doctors is a Santa Fe-based group of medical practitioners who travel to disaster areas around the world to provide crisis care. We talk about the upcoming mission to a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Who was James Joyce, why is his 1922 novel Ulysses still so influential today, and why do Joyce’s fans celebrate June 16 every year as “Bloomsday”? Find out all that and so much more, as we talk to three local hard core Joyce geeks.
Magma. Lava. Fissures. Eruptions. Tectonic plates. Angry gods. What are volcanoes, and what’s going on at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii? Charlotte Rowe, vulcanologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares her experience as a scientist and witness to live volcanoes.
The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe has an extraordinary collection of Pueblo pottery and other Indian arts. But to what extent are the communities who created these works involved in curating, conserving, and understanding them?
New Mexico was the first state to outlaw “lunch shaming,” the practice of taking food away from children whose parents have fallen behind on their kids’ lunch payments.
What is a food bank, and how does it distribute food in New Mexico? Jill Dixon talks about the reasons for hunger in our communities and both hunger relief and the movements toward systemic change.