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.
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.
Is money the root of all evil? A former monk says no–at least not if you use it in a way that is respectful of life. Doug Lynam talks about his new book and about walking the middle path between greed and self-denial.
Anne Hillerman’s new book The Tale Teller is the fifth book in the Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito series. We talk about the story, the craft of mystery writing, and the cultural/historical background.
Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev is author of the new book, The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now. We talk about the relevance of the teachings of the Torah to our lives today, and the continuities between ancient and modern social and political problems.
We talk about what’s wrong with education, but what does it take to look at the whole system–including the local economy, health care, substance abuse, and so many other factors that affect our kids? Educator Terry Holliday talks about innovations in our schools–and our thinking–that can improve schools and communities.
Three mothers paddle down the Gila River after the deaths of their teenage children, following the path the kids had chosen as environmental advocates for the river and surrounding wilderness.
For over a hundred years, there have been attempts to damn and divert the Gila river in NM, and so far none of them has succeeded. We explore the potential ecological and economic impacts of the current proposed diversion.