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.
What would it take to run two marathons a day–for 52 days in a row? Meet the runners who treat the 3100 mile race as a spiritual practice. And the Native American runners who run to express their historical running traditions and connection with the land.
There’s a whole world of brain science research. Then there’s getting the research into the hands of people who can put it to practical use. Dr. Amelia Bachleda is doing just that — and she’s bringing the latest discoveries to New Mexico.
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.
We talk to Ana Pacheco about her new book, Pueblos of New Mexico, and to three local writers about a new literary space called The Living Room.
In its fourth decade, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale is composed of some of the finest singers in the US. They’re doing three programs in Santa Fe this summer, which we discuss with artistic director, Josh Haberman
Patricia Douglas was an unsung heroine of women in film who fought back against studio-condoned sexual assault. Her court case was buried by MGM to the point where it was entirely unknown until several years ago, when David Stenn came across the story and made a brilliant documentary, Girl 27.
Lydia Cacho is a pioneer among Mexican journalists, having paved the path for women to take on hard core investigative stories. Marcela Zendejas is a documentary filmmaker and human rights activist whose web docuseries highlights Cacho’s work with children.
Maasai men once hunted lions as a rite of passage. Now they’re conserving lions and other wildlife, promoting gender equality, and finding a balance between modern and traditional ways of life–with grace and creativity.
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