New Mexico was the first state to outlaw “lunch shaming,” the practice of taking food away from children whose parents have fallen behind on their kids’ lunch payments.
What is a food bank, and how does it distribute food in New Mexico? Jill Dixon talks about the reasons for hunger in our communities and both hunger relief and the movements toward systemic change.
Out of the frying pan into the fire — that’s what it feels like for some New Mexico children in foster care. Searchlight NM’s Ed Williams tells the story of a boy who ended up in the hospital for wounds apparently inflicted by the person who was supposed to protect him — his foster mother.
Long-time New Mexico state senator Dede Feldman talks about grassroots economic development, from health care to housing to education, and the creative innovators who are moving our state forward.
New Mexico secretary of state Maggie Toulouse-Oliver talks about what it takes to run fair and accurate elections and to register all eligible voters…and we talk about her office’s responsibilities to oversee ethics among state officials.
This federal agency kills over three million animals every year, many of them native species. Why are they killing, and how are they doing it? We talk to Wild Earth Guardians which investigates the agency, and we also discuss wildlife trapping in NM.
To what extent are motorists aware of the bicyclists with whom they share the road? Matt Kreitman of Bike Santa Fe talks about how to stay safe on the road, and bike education.
Viki Harrison of Common Cause New Mexico on about the infrastructure that makes our democracy work, what happens when it fails, how New Mexico is doing, and how we could improve for the benefit of all citizens.
Find out here, as Santa Fe New Mexican journalists Milan Simonich and Andrew Oxford talk about the last legislative session — everything from the spaceport to budgets to public safety to license plates.
We talk with mayor-elect Alan Webber about his campaign, his hopes for the city, and his ideas for everything from affordable housing to the film industry to citizen engagement.