Many of our “essential workers” pay into the unemployment system but get nothing back when they’re unemployed—because of their immigration status. We talk to organizer Marcela Diaz about the challenges—and opportunities—of the global pandemic.
In her new book, Judith Schwartz takes us to five continents and tell us stories of people restoring devastated landscapes–and overcoming deep conflicts that stem from degraded ecosystems. The results are phenomenal.
How do you improve county infrastructures and systems so that they serve 100% of the people–especially during times of crisis? We talk to authors-activists Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello about places in New Mexico that are working out exactly this question.
The way things spread–whether a virus, a rumor, or a forest fire–is pretty much the same mathematically. We talk to Dr. Stuart Kauffman about the actual amount of social distancing it takes to halt the spread.
Farmer and writer Stanley Crawford got involved in a legal action that challenged a huge firm that wasn’t paying duties, and was “dumping” garlic onto the US market. What was supposed to take one year turned into a multi-year drama that is still ongoing.
Kate Zeigler is a geologist who works with farmers and ranchers in the arid Southwest to monitor their wells and the water table that keeps them flowing–and helps them to come up with water conservation strategies.
Historian C.J. Alvarez tells the history of the border through it many building projects — designed both to keep people (and cattle) out of the US and to facilitate the flow of commodities in both directions.
Most New Mexicans have little or no savings when they retire, and Social Security won’t be enough to cover even the basics. Think New Mexico’s Fred Nathan talks about some straightforward proposals that would change that.
This wolf was almost extinct due to a decades-long anti-predator program, but since the passage of the Endagered Species Act, the species has come back–but with opposition, politics, and poaching. US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Dave Parsons tells the story.
Living on the street…recovering from an illness…establishing an exercise routine–wherever we are, our animals help us to survive and thrive. We talk to Karen Cain of the Street Homeless Animal Project, and to author Carlyn Montes de Oca.