When it comes to the census, New Mexico the most difficult state in the US to get an accurate count of its residents. Why? And why does it matter so much? What are the politics of counting? Sara Solovich of Searchlight New Mexico, tells the story of our sprawling, rural state, and what’s at stake if the count is not accurate.
Mexicans voted for real change in last month’s election. But what will it take to make that change a political reality? We hear from a pair of brilliant activists and law professors, Alejandro Madrazo Lajous and Catalina Perez.
What is the nature of the special relationship between the US and Israel? Why were 60 people killed–11 of them children–earlier this month by Israeli soldiers? What are the possible paths to ending this decades-long conflict? Foreign policy expert Phyllis Bennis shares her expertise.
Nafees Hamid talks to terrorists and their families in order to understand who’s vulnerable to radicalization and why … and how nations, institutions, and families can intervene.
New Mexico secretary of state Maggie Toulouse-Oliver talks about what it takes to run fair and accurate elections and to register all eligible voters…and we talk about her office’s responsibilities to oversee ethics among state officials.
So says education expert Diane Ravitch. She gives us a reasonable — and scathing — indictment of the charter school movement, its underlying profit motive, and its ultimate failure to improve public education or serve students.
From small-town America to Swiss seminary to California politics, Bill Press has sought a life of public service. He talks about his work as co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, and our current political problems and possibilities.
Marcela Diaz of Somos un Pueblo Unido talks about wage theft and the recent court decisions to protect workers, private prisons, Santa Fe as a sanctuary city, and more.
Viki Harrison of Common Cause New Mexico on about the infrastructure that makes our democracy work, what happens when it fails, how New Mexico is doing, and how we could improve for the benefit of all citizens.
Find out here, as Santa Fe New Mexican journalists Milan Simonich and Andrew Oxford talk about the last legislative session — everything from the spaceport to budgets to public safety to license plates.