Neal came from sharecroppers in Louisiana, and made his way to the air force and then Las Vegas, NV, where he became the first and longest-serving African American state senators in the state’s history–always fighting for justice and equality.
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.
Congresswoman Deb Haaland supports it, as do innumerable young people and veteran climate activists alike. Hear Haaland as well as youth activist Hannah Laga-Abramand environmental activist Craig O’Hare, as they talk about their perspectives on climate mitigation.
As local journalism dwindles nationwide, Searchlight NM is a model of powerful investigative journalism that after only one year is having a real effect on New Mexico politics and policy.
All the latest news from all over the state with veteran journalist Steve Terrell–you may be surprised when you find out what’s going on!
Lilly Ledbetter was one of the first woman managers hired by Goodyear Tire. She battled sexual harassment, job discrimination, and unequal pay–with a practical and gutsy attitude, from Alabama to the Supreme Court, to the halls of Congress, and finally the White House.
The Clean Water Act of 1972 established policies for cleaning up our nation’s water ways. Now these rules are being gutted–with potentially dire consequences for arid states like New Mexico. Rachel Conn of Amigos Bravos gives us an update.
The terror that teens experience every day going to school is inconceivable to adults to grew up before school shootings were a thing. We speak to courageous young activists about their work toward reasonable gun safety laws.
The voters overwhelmingly voted for it–a statewide ethics commission–and now it’s being put into place. What’s it about, and why does it matter? Heather Ferguson of Common Cause New Mexico walks us through the ins and outs of ethics.
What would it take to make New Mexico a zero carbon emissions, clean/renewable energy state? We talk about bills before the legislature whose purpose is to take the necessary steps over the coming decades toward this goal.