So says education expert Diane Ravitch. She gives us a reasonable — and scathing — indictment of the charter school movement, its underlying profit motive, and its ultimate failure to improve public education or serve students.
From small-town America to Swiss seminary to California politics, Bill Press has sought a life of public service. He talks about his work as co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, and our current political problems and possibilities.
Marcela Diaz of Somos un Pueblo Unido talks about wage theft and the recent court decisions to protect workers, private prisons, Santa Fe as a sanctuary city, and more.
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.
Josh Horwitz has been working toward sensible gun safety regulations for decades. We talk about the divisions and politics in our country, what’s happening on the state level, and the conversation about guns since the Parkland, Florida massacre.
That’s the name of the gripping new book by Nancy McLean, Duke University historian, who tells the story of the cycles of US history and the ongoing attempts by the wealthy to shape government in a way that benefits them at the expense of the majority — without the majority knowing they’re doing it.
Hear mayoral candidates Kate Noble, Ron Trujillo, Joe Maestas, Peter Ives, and Alan Webber talk about the arts, the creative economy, and their ideas for improving cultural and economic life in Santa Fe.
Today we talk to a congressman from Wisconsin, a director of elections from Colorado, and to the directors of two anti-corruption organizations. This is the second in a two-part series of interviews with movers and shakers from across the country working on issues from voting to corruption to ethics and transparency.