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The Radio Café on Santafenewmexican.com
20 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Looking back…and forward...on the first 100 days
One hundred days ago, the 117th Congress of the United States was sworn in, and we began this series covering the daily life and work of Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez. We talk about what’s been accomplished so far, and what challenges lie ahead.
21 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Climbing mountains and reforming campaign finance
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is an ecological treasure in Northern New Mexico. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez gives a report from the top of the mountain, and talks about the importance of changing how campaigns are financed.
24 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Making the big transitions: Foreign policy, water, and energy
What is the role of Congress in determining foreign policy, given the strong role of the executive branch? What does Congress have to say about water policy, given that states play a large role in determining their own water law? And how do we transition away from the fossil fuel industry in a state where we’re heavily dependent on its revenues?
31 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Infrastructure, voting rights, and Catholicism
What does it mean to spend trillions of dollars on infrastructure? Where does the money come from to pay for it? And what is involved in getting new voting rights legislation passed? Also hear how Teresa Leger Fernandez’s Catholic faith affects the way she thinks about politics in Diary of a Congresswoman.
46 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Guns, money, and the southern border
How do we finally address mass shootings and pay discrimination? And what’s really going on on the U.S.-Mexico border—is it even a crisis? Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez speaks on the issues with host Mary-Charlotte Domandi.
33 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Welcome to Diary of a Congresswoman
Follow first-time representative to Congress Teresa Leger Fernandez as she navigates the process of representing her country and her district. This is a chance for those of us outside the halls of Congress to understand how things get done…or don’t…and how New Mexico is represented during a transitional moment in U.S. history.
33 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Navigating the health—and economic—pandemic
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 navigating the health and economic crises caused by the global pandemic.
24 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Surviving and thriving in N.M.—during crisis times and beyond
The new book, "100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services For Surviving,” shows how to build county-based systems that ensure well being for all their residents. We speak with authors Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello.
20 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Viewing the COVID-19 outbreak systemically and slowing its growth
Host Mary-Charlotte Domandi speaks with Stuart Kauffman – a medical doctor, complex systems research scientist, author, MacArthur Fellow and Santa Fe resident – about how the coronavirus spreads and the importance of social distancing in stopping exponential growth.
46 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Terry Tempest Williams on her book 'Erosion'
Award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams discusses her new book, “Erosion: Essays of Undoing.”
29 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Doctors to the rescue
Andrew Lustig, founder and president of Global Outreach Doctors, talks about sending physicians and integrative medicine practitioners to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
50 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Constructing the U.S.-Mexico border
Historian C.J. Alvarez talks about his new book, “Border Land, Border Water,” and the history of construction on the border, from Mexican independence to the present. We discuss how these projects both divide and connect the two countries—and cause catastrophic consequences to the environment.
46 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
How to retire with real security
Fred Nathan of Think New Mexico talks about how to improve our state system so that private sector employees and contractors can save money for retirement, and how the public sector can better serve its current and future retirees.
56 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
The fall and rise of the Mexican gray wolf
The Mexican gray wolf was brought to near extinction by predator-extermination campaigns, spearheaded by the livestock industry. The Endangered Species Act made it possible for wolves to be reintroduced into the wild, where they can do their work as apex predators to keep the rest of the ecosystem in balance. But the pressure against them is still strong. We talk to David Parsons, Carnivore Conservation Biologist with the Rewilding Institute, about the successes and challenges of integrating wolves into their natural habitat.
40 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Dogs, cats and survival
We talk to Karen Cain of the Street Homeless Animal Project, a Santa Fe-based group that helps people living on the streets to care for their animals. We also talk to Carlyn Montes de Oca about her new book, "Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse."
56 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
The a-bomb, jazz, indigenous mind, desert habitat and radio: Jack Loeffler’s new memoir
Author, radio producer, and aural historian Jack Loeffler’s new memoir, “Headed into the Wind,” takes us on a journey of inner and outer freedom in nature and society. After witnessing an atomic bomb test, he realized that our world was insane, and sought new paths, including the counterculture, the environmental movement, jazz music, old-time Hispanic music and culture, Native American ways of life, meditation, and more. A longtime radio producer, he’s recorded thousands of hours of interviews with some of the most important voices of our time, and has recorded wildlife all over the West—including a close encounter with a rattlesnake.
44 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
The Whistleblowers: No good deed goes unpunished
Middlebury professor Allison Stanger’s new book, "Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump,” recounts the long American tradition of whistleblowing from even before the Revolutionary War, how whistleblowers have been treated (spoiler alert: not very well), and what’s at stake in our new digital world.
14 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
Promoting education in Northern New Mexico
Jenny Parks is CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. In this sponsor spotlight, we hear about the foundation's work with students and teachers, and the challenges of making a difference with philanthropy.
47 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
Thanksgiving dinner—and drinks—with Natalie Bovis
A chat with mixologist and culinary maven Natalie Bovis about Thanksgiving dinner—food choices, recipes, cocktails, and how to enjoy the day even if you’re doing all the cooking.
43 minutes | Nov 21, 2019
The assassination of Fred Hampton
Fred Hampton was a young, charismatic, and brilliant leader in Chicago's African American community when he was gunned down by the police in service of the FBI. Hampton’s attorney and biographer, Santa Fean Jeff Haas, talks about his life and legacy.
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