Category Archives: Podcasts

Liquor License Update: No Margarita For You!

Last year, I looked in detail at the New Mexico Liquor Control Act  and found out why liquor licenses in  New Mexico cost up to $500,000.  This year, I went back to see whether anything had changed.  And the answer … Continue reading

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Inequity Guarantee? Dividing up the School Funding Pie

How do you take $2.4 billion dollars and divide it up “equally” among all of New Mexico’s school children?  That’s what the State Equalization Guarantee formula is supposed to do.  But Santa Fe kids get only $6,400 per student while … Continue reading

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Travelogue: Semana Santa in Andalucia

I am back from Spring Break, and have a story about my trip to Andalucia, Spain.   From Sevilla, where I ended up by mistake, to Malaga and Ronda, Granada and Guadix, we had a fantastic trip seeing (or not … Continue reading

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Bernice Pearl: A Neighborhood Gem

Bernice Pearl moved to Santa Fe five years ago from NYC when her husband died and, as she says, she “doesn’t waste a minute.”  She is 81 years old and, because she loves kids, chose to live in the Vista Linda … Continue reading

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Issa’s Quest: Radio Taboo

Some random thoughts on the Oscars, and an interview with the fascinating  Issa Nyaphaga, a Camerooni, activist, artist, journalist and one time refugee whose Radio Taboo project will build a radio tower in his village to help people talk about … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Santa Fe!

A very short review of Warm Bodies, some thoughts on the school bonds and Glenn Wikles’s vote, and all about Breakthrough Santa Fe. Hear Talia Winokur, the Director of Breakthrough Santa Fe and some Santa Fe Breakthrough students talk about … Continue reading

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Over Gov’s Objection, Higher Ed Center Goes Forward

Some thoughts on God and Santa Claus, the Republican obsession with rape and incest, and Captain Underpants.  And an interview with Carole Brito about the new Higher Education Learning Center — how it was planned, how Governor Martinez tried to … Continue reading

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A Conversation about the Santa Fe Railyard

Today I talk to Steve Robinson, Santa Fe architect and founding member and President of the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation, the non-profit corporation that manages the Railyard.  Steve tells the history of the project, answers my many questions and … Continue reading

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Barbara Meikle: Painting and Rescuing Donkeys

Santa Fe Painter Barbara Meikle likes to say that she paints her Tesuque neighborhood, donkeys and the birds who ride on them, horses, trucks, sunflowers and sunsets.  She is also very involved in donkey welfare and rescue efforts, including at Edgewood … Continue reading

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Liberian Lights: Rich Fahey’s Story

For the season of lights, we are broadcasting our story on Rich Fahey.  Rich Fahey and his wife Suzanne were Peace Corps Volunteers in Libera in the late 60s.  More than 40 years later, Rich is back,  bringing solar lights … Continue reading

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