Category Archives: Politics and Policy

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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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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What Do We Know About Pit Bulls?

Is this a Pit Bull?  Would you be scared if you saw this dog on the street?  Actually, it’s an Alpha Blue Blood Bulldog.  Any heavily muscled dog with a big head and short coat has come to be known … Continue reading

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We Have To Get to Sea Level Before We Can Climb the Mountain: Joel Boyd (Part II)

Dr. Joel Boyd has been the Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools for about 100 days.  During those 100 days, he visited every school and brought in a team of nationally recognized experts — some of whom did the work … Continue reading

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Joel Boyd on Santa Fe Schools (Part I)

Today I share part I of my interview with Santa Fe’s new superintendent of schools, Joel Boyd.  As has been widely reported the Santa Fe School Board voted to sack the former superintendent of schools, Bobbi Gutierrez.  The board conducted a … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Hey podcast listeners, Santa Fe Stories is one year old!  This week’s show is some pieces of our favorites from the last year. Listen to the show: The full episodes are, of course, here on the site too: The Sagebrush … Continue reading

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The Chinese Wall: School Funding Divided

Santa Fe teachers haven’t had a raise in five years, and we’re spending $24 million on a new elementary school.  Santa Fe schools are cutting bus routes and dropping kids in a central location to save $300,000, and we just … Continue reading

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Much ado about… nothing? ATC Coda

We thought we finished our series on the ATC Charter Story.  But… ATC, it turns out, cannot move into the Kuane building after all.  Why? The City of Santa Fe amended its land use ordinance to require a permit from … Continue reading

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If it Quacks Like a Duck … Advantage Asphalt and the City

Today’s show is about famed and now indicted Santa Fe paving company Advantage Asphalt and it’s relationship with the City of Santa Fe.  There’s a new report this week from the Santa Fe Coalition for Good Government (SFCGG) that really … Continue reading

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