Magma. Lava. Fissures. Eruptions. Tectonic plates. Angry gods. What are volcanoes, and what’s going on at the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii? Charlotte Rowe, vulcanologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares her experience as a scientist and witness to live volcanoes.
Conservationists and cattlemen come together to restore land, with multiple benefits, including improved wildlife habitat and increased cattle forage.
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.
The School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe has an extraordinary collection of Pueblo pottery and other Indian arts. But to what extent are the communities who created these works involved in curating, conserving, and understanding them?
What do Shakespeare and Twain have in common? A whole lot more than you think. Scholar Lois Rudnick teamed up with actor/playwright Jonathan Richards to create an evening of fun and revelry — and snuck in a whole bunch of scholarship while they were at it.
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.
As a school child Cherokee actress Delanna Studi was told by her teacher that Indian people were “extinct.” As an adult she walked the Trail of Tears and created a one-woman show that explores family, identity, love, and loss.
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.
Out of the frying pan into the fire — that’s what it feels like for some New Mexico children in foster care. Searchlight NM’s Ed Williams tells the story of a boy who ended up in the hospital for wounds apparently inflicted by the person who was supposed to protect him — his foster mother.