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.
As a school child Cherokee actress Delanna Studi was told by her teacher that Indian people were “extinct.” As an adult she walked the Trail of Tears and created a one-woman show that explores family, identity, love, and loss.
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.
We’re living in the Anthropocene, the geological era of our own making, in which people dominate the earth, to the detriment — and death — of countless other life forms. Elizabeth Kolbert talks about her book, The Sixth Extinction, and how we are responding (or not) to the crisis we’ve created.
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.
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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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