What do you do if you see illegal, unethical, or wasteful activities in your government job? If you speak out what will happen–to those at fault, and to you? Political scientist Allison Stanger‘s new book recounts a history of whistleblowers and what’s at stake today.
Fred Hampton was a young, charismatic, and brilliant leader in Chicago’s black community when he was gunned down by the police. We talk to Hampton’s attorney and biographer Jeffrey Haas, on the 50th anniversary of Hampton’s death.
We talk to Santa Fe City Council Candidates for districts 2 and 4. Districts 1 and 3 have uncontested races this year. Find out what drives the candidates, where they stand on the issues, and what their vision is for the city.
The fossil fuel boom comes with costs–high housing prices, inadequate infrastructure, workers in “man camps,” and environmental issues. Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Jens Erik Gould reports
Joel Benson applied his training in holistic management to his business, and then to the government of his small town where he was mayor for eight years. The results are inspiring — and remind us of the power of systems thinking.
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.
The asymmetries between the Democratic and Republican parties are many these days–in the media, in their infrastructures, and in the way they seek and use power. Author Caroline Fredrickson tells us about the flaws in our current system, and how we can restore our democracy.