New Mexico Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez is working not only to help the people and businesses affected by fires and floods, but also to build back land that is more resilient. All of which is easier said than done.
Wildfires across the West are burning out of control and causing catastrophic losses to landscapes and communities. How did we get here, and how can we better manage fire in the future? Lesli Allison walks us through the complexities and dangers––and the critical importance of land management.
Many of our “essential workers” pay into the unemployment system but get nothing back when they’re unemployed—because of their immigration status. We talk to organizer Marcela Diaz about the challenges—and opportunities—of the global pandemic.
How do you improve county infrastructures and systems so that they serve 100% of the people–especially during times of crisis? We talk to authors-activists Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello about places in New Mexico that are working out exactly this question.
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.
…those are just some of the stories of Jack Loeffler‘s fascinating memoir, Headed into the Wind — a tale of explorations in consciousness from nature and indigenous mind to music and the counterculture.
The fossil fuel boom comes with costs–high housing prices, inadequate infrastructure, workers in “man camps,” and environmental issues. Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Jens Erik Gould reports
There are no limits to what a group of women can do when they get together–and organize. Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United tells about three decades of activism, mutual support, and social change.
Searchlight New Mexico’s April Reese on the effects of toxic chemicals from Cannon Air Force Base on local groundwater—and the severe toll these toxins have taken on both the viability of a dairy business and the health of its owner.
Did you ever a piece of fruit that was so delicious that you went into an altered state? If so, it was probably local fruit from your farmers market. We talk to a farmer and a local food advocate about the many benefits of eating local food–and the rewards and challenges of producing it.