Tag Archives: New Mexico Minute

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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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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Dr. Bronze

Come with me on a tour of Santa Fe Bronze and hear the story of its new owner, Cheryl Kirk, former medical doctor and pathologist whose passion for Santa Fe prompted her to become… Dr. Bronze.  We also talk to Paul … 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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Bonus Track: Bill O’Neill Poetry Reading Uncut

Here is the uncut recording of Bill O’Neill’s poetry reading at Collected Works earlier this year.  (23 min) This track accompanies this week’s show — The Sagebrush Lizard — where I talk to legislator/poet Bill O’Neill — nicknamed the Sagebrush … Continue reading

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The Sagebrush Lizard: Legislator/Poet Bill O’Neill

In this weeks show, I talk to legislator/poet Bill O’Neill — nicknamed the Sagebrush Lizard by republicans at the Roundhouse. Bill is a centrist democrat who used to live in a republican district. He and Martinez both won there in … Continue reading

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Liberian Lights: Rich Fahey’s Story

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 and a market for them to Liberia.  His company LEN grew out of a … Continue reading

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ATC Charter (Part I): Leaving Home

Today’s story is about ATC, the Academy of Technology and the Classics charter school which this week decided to leave the the building that many thought would be its dream home.  The building ATC is leaving was built with about … Continue reading

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Burns Night: Address to the Haggis?

Q: Burns Night celebrates a) haggis  b) the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, or c) whiskey?  Today on the podcast we go to a Burns Night celebration and learn the answer is — all three … … Continue reading

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The $500,000 Liquor License: Why?

Ever tried to order a scotch on the rocks in one of Santa Fe’s restaurants and been told, “Sorry, we can only serve wine and beer.”?  Ever wonder why?  Today we look at New Mexico’s archaic, accidental alcohol control law, … Continue reading

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