Episode Archive

Charles MacKay, General Director, Santa Fe Opera

Air Dates: July 26-29, 2014
Charles MacKay, General Director, Santa Fe Opera This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Charles MacKay, general director of the Santa Fe Opera. MacKay describes his long relationship with the Santa Fe Opera, starting as a 17-year-old French Horn player in the orchestra and "pit boy." MacKay discusses the current opera season and presents clips from Bizet's "Carmen" (known as the world's most popular opera) and Donizetti's "Don Pasquale." Founded 57 years ago by John Crosby, The Santa Fe Opera is an international destination for music lovers and opera buffs. More

Ray Powell, Commissioner of Public Lands for the State of New Mexico

Air Dates: July 19-23, 2014
Ray Powell, Commissioner of Public Lands for the State of New Mexico This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Ray Powell, Commissioner of Public Lands for the State of New Mexico. Commissioner Powell announces the record annual earnings of $817 Million generated by the Land Office for public schools, universities, and hospitals. Powell discusses the Land Office's work with renewable energy and the massive solar and wind projects on state trust lands. Other topics of interest include the agreement to protect fossils found on state trust lands and an innovative program to provide drinking water for wild animals in areas of New Mexico suffering from extreme drought. Watch Episode

Greg Grandin, author "Fordlandia," "The Empire of Necessity"

Air Dates: July 12-14, 2014
Greg Grandin, author This Week: GREG GRANDIN, Acclaimed Author of "Fordlandia: The Rise And Fall Of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City " (Finalist: The Pulitzer Prize In History Winner: National Book Award & The National Book Critics Circle Award) and "The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World" Watch Episode

Anne Perry, international bestselling novelist with 26 million books in print

Air Dates: July 5-8, 2014
Anne Perry,  international bestselling novelist with 26 million books in print This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Anne Perry, an international bestselling novelist best known for her two long running historical detective series, the Thomas Pitt series and William Monk series. She has written over 75 books and none of her books has ever been out of print. They have received critical acclaim and huge popular success, with over 26 million books in print world-wide, translated into fourteen languages.  The Times (London) selected her as one of the 20th Century’s "100 Masters of Crime." Watch Episode

Dr. Victor Westphall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park

Air Dates: July 2, 2014
Dr. Victor Westphall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park Following the death of their son, U.S. Marine Corps First Lieutenant Victor David Westphall III, Jeanne and Dr. Victor Westphall began construction of the Vietnam Veterans Peace and Brotherhood Chapel to honor the memory of their son and the fifteen men that died with him near Con Thien, South Vietnam on May 22, 1968. Watch Episode

Governor Bruce King and Attorney General Gary King, taped December 13, 2008

Air Dates: July 1-6, 2014

Hampton Sides, author, "Blood and Thunder: the Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West"

Air Dates: June 28-July 1, 2014
Hampton Sides, author, This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is author Hampton Sides, whose book "Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West" is considered the definitive and authoritative study of Kit Carson. Sides discusses the controversial renaming of Kit Carson Memorial Park by the Taos City Council and observes that this move meant to reconcile the different cultures in Taos has instead provoked a hostile debate over Taos history and Kit Carson's role in the conquest of the West. Watch Episode

James Heffernan, Author, "Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature"

Air Dates: June 21-24, 2014
James Heffernan, Author, This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is James Heffernan, Professor of  English Emeritus at Dartmouth College, and author of "Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature." In works of Western literature ranging from Homer’s "Odyssey" to Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" the giving and taking of hospitality is sometimes pleasurable, but more often perilous. Heffernan traces this risky dynamic through the history of our greatest writings, including: Christ’s Last Supper, Macbeth’s murder of his royal guest, and George R.R. Martin's "Red Wedding" from "The Game of Thrones." Watch Episode

Joe R. Lansdale, author "Cold in July," martial arts grand master

Air Dates: June 14-17, 2014
Joe R. Lansdale, author This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe' is award winning author and martial arts grand master Joe R. Lansdale. He has won nine Bram Stoker Awards, an Edgar Award for Best Novel by the Mystery Writers of America, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, among many others.The new movie thriller "Cold in July" was based on Lansdale's book and stars Michael Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Watch Episode

DeDe Feldman, author, "Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits, and Citizens"

Air Dates: June 7-10, 2014
DeDe Feldman, author, This week on "Report from Santa Fe" a special encore presentation with DeDe Feldman, discussing her book ":Inside the New Mexico Senate: Boots, Suits and Citizens." Elected to New Mexico's state senate in 1996, Dede Feldman faced the challenges that confront state legislators around the country along with some that are uniquely New Mexican. In this forthright account of the workings of New Mexico's legislature, she reveals how the work of governing is actually accomplished. Feldman retired from the Senate in 2012. Watch Episode