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.
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.