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.
Neoliberal economics is a flawed theory, according to economists Sam Bowles and Wendy Carlin of the Santa Fe Institute. They offer an alternative theory and practice of a more nuanced–and fair–economics.
World-renowned director wrote the libretto for Dr. Atomic over a decade ago. But this year is the first time it’s being performed in New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Opera — in plain sight of Los Alamos, where the nuclear bomb was invented.
We discuss the Santa Fe Opera symposium on Dr. Atomic, featuring authors, artists, survivors, and others grappling with the disastrous of atomic weapons.
Bill McDorman has been saving seeds for over three decades. He explains the dangers of the massive biodiversity loss that’s happened in the last fifty years, and how seed saving can move us toward a well-adapted local agriculture.
We speak with three sustainability experts who explore the challenges Phoenix and other “extreme” cities.
Stuart Ashman and Jason Silverman of the Center for Contemporary Arts talk about saving The Screen movie theater and the power of the arts for people of all ages.
Susan Turetsky has been mediating disputes between landlords and tenants for over two decades, and she knows the letter of the law better than anyone in the state. We talk about the common—and uncommon—issues that arise, and how to prevent problems before they happen.