The voters overwhelmingly voted for it–a statewide ethics commission–and now it’s being put into place. What’s it about, and why does it matter? Heather Ferguson of Common Cause New Mexico walks us through the ins and outs of ethics.
We listen to six Santa Fe poets talk about poetry, love, and writing, and they each share some of their poems with us.
What would it take to make New Mexico a zero carbon emissions, clean/renewable energy state? We talk about bills before the legislature whose purpose is to take the necessary steps over the coming decades toward this goal.
Five days of films, parties, events, awards, and more films…on today’s show we talk about three films from the festival, whose themes range from Neanderthal DNA and cloning to gender inequality in TV and film, to the history of the newspaper business.
Bernardo Ruiz’s new film, Harvest Season, shows us a year in the Napa Valley with multi-generational Latino vineyard workers and business people–and it’s a celebration of all the people who work behind the scenes to make each bottle of California wine.
Most of the world’s violence happens outside of war zones. How have countries and regions, like Sicily and Colombia–not to mention the Wild West of the early US–forge a path to peace? Rachel Kleinfeld‘s brilliant new book explores just that, and gives us not only hope, but profound and realistic analysis.
New Mexico is considering a law that would ban coyote-killing contests, and one that would ban wildlife trapping. We talk to the New Mexico Wildnerness Alliance and Wild Earth Guardians about these and other bills to protect wildlife on public lands.
Jal Mehta is an expert in the successes–and failures–of school reform movements in the United States and abroad. He shares his ideas about how school systems and governments can rethink education, and build on their strengths.
Archaeoastronomy of the last forty years reveals that Native Americans of the Chaco Canyon area were extraordinary astronomers, engineers, and builders–in service of a spirituality. What did it mean, and why did they leave the site? We talk to researcher Anna Sofaer and her colleagues.
New Mexico has a new governor and a new legislature. Santa Fe New Mexican Journalists Milan Simonich and Andrew Oxford talk about what we can expect—what changes and what doesn’t—and it’s not all about political parties.