Recent Episodes


How to retire with real security

Most New Mexicans have little or no savings when they retire, and Social Security won’t be enough to cover even the basics. Think New Mexico’s Fred Nathan talks about some straightforward proposals that would change that.

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The fall and rise of the Mexican gray wolf

This wolf was almost extinct due to a decades-long anti-predator program, but since the passage of the Endagered Species Act, the species has come back–but with opposition, politics, and poaching. US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Dave Parsons tells the story.

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Dogs, cats, and survival

Living on the street…recovering from an illness…establishing an exercise routine–wherever we are, our animals help us to survive and thrive. We talk to Karen Cain of the Street Homeless Animal Project, and to author Carlyn Montes de Oca.

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Whistleblowers: Don’t shoot the messenger

What do you do if you see illegal, unethical, or wasteful activities in your government job? If you speak out what will happen–to those at fault, and to you? Political scientist Allison Stanger‘s new book recounts a history of whistleblowers and what’s at stake today.

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Sponsor Spotlight: The LANL Foundation

We talk to Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation president and CEO, Jenny Parks, about the Foundation’s work to further education in northern New Mexico.
Heartfelt thanks to the LANL Foundation for sponsoring the Radio Cafe in 2019.

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Santa Fe New Mexican

Award-winning radio host Mary-Charlotte Domandi partners with the Santa Fe New Mexican, the oldest newspaper in the West, to bring you in-depth interviews on subjects from politics to the arts to science and nature. We bring you two podcasts a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and available any time you want to listen.

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