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.
Every year journalists around the world are attacked, arrested, imprisoned, and killed for doing their work–including in the US. We talk to Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists about what this looks like, and how the situation can be improved.
Meet Howie Morales, Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico. After serving in the NM Senate for over a decade, he ran alongside Michelle Lujan Grisham, and in November they were part of the “blue tsunami” that swept Democrats into every statewide elected office.
We hear daily that our nation is “polarized.” But there are important areas of collaboration and common ground that are happening under the radar. MacArthur genius Gary Paul Nabhan‘s work brings together environmentalists and food producers — with exciting results.
What would a municipal first responder unit look like if you built it from the ground up? We discuss this question with two first responders from the Santa Fe Fire Department, and the director of Southwest Care, who are together coming up with innovative solutions — including an assistance dog.
Santa Fe’s Fiesta celebration has been going on for over three centuries — and has been continually changing. City historian Andrew Lovato takes us through the myriad manifestations of fiesta, and they ways they reflect the changing nature and culture of the city.
… what could use improvement? Eric Witt, director of the Santa Fe Film Office, leads us through the intricacies of what makes a film incentive program work for a state, and how New Mexico’s economic development could be optimized in the film and media space.
When it comes to the census, New Mexico the most difficult state in the US to get an accurate count of its residents. Why? And why does it matter so much? What are the politics of counting? Sara Solovich of Searchlight New Mexico, tells the story of our sprawling, rural state, and what’s at stake if the count is not accurate.