Roxanne Swentzell turned a small piece of bare, dry earth into a garden/forest that produced enough food and wood to maintain a family of four. She founded the Flowering Tree Permaculture Institute, which teaches how to understand and live on the land and allow it to flourish.
Lorenzo Dominguez and his family left the lucrative but stressful world of New York business in order to get more connected to land, people, and food. Two years in, their New Mexico farm is already a center for production and learning.
Tejinder and Juliana Ciano founded Reunity Resources on land in Santa Fe where a veteran had grown food for the hungry. Now they have a thriving compost, farming, educational, and community organizing operation—all founded on regenerative principles.
Hopi farmers must be doing something right: they have survived and grown their own food for hundreds of generations. We talk to Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson about their regenerative farming and cultural practices––and the challenges to maintaining them.
We talk to Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation president and CEO, Jenny Parks, about the Foundation’s work to further education in northern New Mexico.
Heartfelt thanks to the LANL Foundation for sponsoring the Radio Cafe in 2019.
Dr. Ross Greene, author of NY Times Bestsellers, Lost in School and The Explosive Child, talks about how to help even the most difficult kids learn without punishing them.
Teen suicide defies efforts to find patterns and predictability–but it shatters families, schools, and communities. We talk to Searchlight New Mexico’s Nick Pachelli about the story of Albuquerque teen Aurra Gardner.
Jamie Bernstein‘s new memoir offers a fascinating glimpse into Leonard Bernstein’s creative life, his family life, and the hard-drinking, chain-smoking, exuberance of New York during one of its most creative eras.
Discrimination, marginalization, and criminalization: these are among the challenges facing students in some of NM’s public schools schools—and the parents who try to advocate for them. We talk to investigative reporter Ed Williams of Searchlight New Mexico.
Before Erica Elliott decided to become a physician, she worked as a teacher on the Navajo reservation–where she also experienced being a shepherd, going into trance in peyote ceremonies, and being kissed by a mountain lion. We talk about her new memoir.