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.
Yes it does, according to Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us He talks about the economic, as well as the spiritual and aesthetic values of ecosystem services, and how our values must change in order for our economies to thrive.
This federal agency kills over three million animals every year, many of them native species. Why are they killing, and how are they doing it? We talk to Wild Earth Guardians which investigates the agency, and we also discuss wildlife trapping in NM.
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.
Josh Horwitz has been working toward sensible gun safety regulations for decades. We talk about the divisions and politics in our country, what’s happening on the state level, and the conversation about guns since the Parkland, Florida massacre.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
How to break the cycle of trauma, lack of resources, drug use, crime, arrest, prison, release, more drug use, and more arrests? LEAD offers an alternative that focuses on intensive treatment, harm reduction, and practical services.
… and what undermines it? Money, corruption, inadequate laws, lack of enforcement of good laws … and the sense of despair that there are no solutions. But there are good, bipartisan solutions, according to Meredith McGehee of IssueOne.org.
Most legislators spend more than half their time asking for money instead of legislating. John Pudner talks about this deep DC dysfunction and how to achieve meaningful reform.