We hear daily that our nation is “polarized.” But there are important areas of collaboration and common ground that are happening under the radar. MacArthur genius Gary Paul Nabhan‘s work brings together environmentalists and food producers — with exciting results.
Over 2000 children have been taken away from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Hear what a pediatrician and a child development professor have to say about the dangers of this kind of trauma to children and families.
Mark Sundeen Author of The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America, profiles three families who went back to the land while remaining very much connected with society.
Children are the victims of abuse and neglect by religious institutions and ideologies–and often the most trusted members of the community are responsible. Journalist Janet Heimlich and minister Dr. Jaime Romo talk about recognizing the signs of religious maltreatment and healing from child abuse.
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.
New Mexico was the first state to outlaw “lunch shaming,” the practice of taking food away from children whose parents have fallen behind on their kids’ lunch payments.
Why is it that poultry breeds in the US grow so fast and large that they cannot stand or walk properly, that they have poor immune systems, and they don’t provide good nutrition or even flavor? Andrew deCoriolis explains how we got here, and how we can find a better way forward.
What is a food bank, and how does it distribute food in New Mexico? Jill Dixon talks about the reasons for hunger in our communities and both hunger relief and the movements toward systemic change.
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.
Since election day 2016, countless people have become politically active for the first time in their lives … or would like to but aren’t sure what to do. If that’s you, this podcast is for you. It’s also for activists who are leading the movements on issues of fairness, justice, and democracy.
Some of the programs will be about the latest news. Others will give history and deep background about how we got to this point in history. Some will be with well-known leaders; most will be with amazing people you’ve never heard of. All the shows offer ideas and solutions, and ways — big and small — that you can get involved.
We welcome your input, questions, and ideas!