Ben Goldfarb is a “beaver believer.” In his new book, Eager, he writes about the historical role of beavers in North American ecosystems, how they were nearly wiped out, and why communities are brining them back—and with them lusher wetlands and healthier rivers.
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers, talks about her new book, Nature, Culture and the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership.
The terror that teens experience every day going to school is inconceivable to adults to grew up before school shootings were a thing. We speak to courageous young activists about their work toward reasonable gun safety laws.
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.
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.