The Clean Water Act of 1972 established policies for cleaning up our nation’s water ways. Now these rules are being gutted–with potentially dire consequences for arid states like New Mexico. Rachel Conn of Amigos Bravos gives us an update.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Well…yes. Fascism has always been with us, as author and Yale professor Jason Stanley describes in his most recent book — for example, Hitler was inspired by our Jim Crow laws. We discuss the elements of fascist thinking, how to spot them, and how to fight back.
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.
Mexicans voted for real change in last month’s election. But what will it take to make that change a political reality? We hear from a pair of brilliant activists and law professors, Alejandro Madrazo Lajous and Catalina Perez.