Episode Archive

Florence Jaramillo, founder and owner, Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant

Air Dates: May 13-15, 2017
Florence Jaramillo, founder and owner, Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Florence Jaramillo, creator of the legendary Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant, established over 50 years ago as a living tribute to the heritage of New Mexico, honoring the cuisine, the land and the culture. Watch Episode

Jack Loeffler, "Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest"

Air Dates: May 6-8, 2017
Jack Loeffler,  This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Jack Loeffler, author, aural historian, and editor (with Meredith Davidson) of "Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest," a book of essays and photography paying homage to the Counterculture Movement in New Mexico and the Southwest. The book coincides with an exhibition, "Voices of Counterculture in the Southwest" that opens at the New Mexico History Museum May 14, 2017. Watch Episode

John Nichols, author "Milagro Beanfield War," "My Heart Belongs to Nature"

Air Dates: April 29-May 1, 2017
John Nichols, author This Week’s Guest : JOHN NICHOLS, Iconic New Mexico Author QUOTES: “John Nichols has all of Steinbeck's gifts, the same overwhelming compassion for people, plus an even finer sense of humor, and the need to celebrate the cause and dignity of man …” -- Chicago Tribune “My message, of course, at this moment in history, is history is always struggle. Ever since I have been in New Mexico I have been in one struggle or another, for water rights, for land rights, for social justice rights, etc. And we depend, for survival - the human race does - on the biology that sustains us.” -- John Nichols This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is iconic New Mexican author John Nichols. Inspired by his naturalist grandfather and ornithologist father, John Nichols became an avid environmental advocate and writer. Nichols’ novels delve into discussions of race, land, water and history in New Mexico. He has lived in Taos, NM since 1969. Of his 20+ books, he is renowned for The Milagro Beanfield War, The Magic Journey, and The Sterile Cuckoo. Nichols’ newest book My Heart Belongs to Nature: A Memoir in Photographs and Prose, includes 40 years of photos, memories, and field notes about the hikes John has taken in the high country near Taos: “One of the things that is really important to me for this book is every photograph is personal,” said Nichols. “Every photograph is of an area or a place where I’ve spent years and years wandering around it.” Nichols authored the "New Mexico Trilogy", a series about the complex relationship between history, race and ethnicity, and land and water rights in the fictional Chamisaville County, New Mexico. The trilogy consists of The Milagro Beanfield War (which was adapted into a movie of the same title directed by Robert Redford),The Magic Journey, and The Nirvana Blues. Additional Quote: "I've always believed if you're involved even in a very small struggle - in some sort of infinity in a grain of sand - in your local neighborhood, that every action has universal implications. I believe that if I struggle for the rights of an acequia in Taos, New Mexico, that the ripple effect [will spread] from that tiny struggle." -- John Nichols Watch Episode

Jeff Witte, Cabinet Secretary/Director NM Dept. of Agriculture

Air Dates: April 22-24, 2017
Jeff Witte, Cabinet Secretary/Director NM Dept. of Agriculture This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Jeff Witte, Cabinet Secretary / Director for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, speaking about such important agricultural issues as the Produce Safety Rule, organic regulations, the AgriFuture program, and efforts to bridge the gap between urban and rural interests. Watch Episode

Father Greg Boyle, author "Tattoos on the Heart"

Air Dates: April 15-17, 2017
Father Greg Boyle, author This week "Report from Santa Fe" presents a special Easter encore program with Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and the founder and Director of Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in Boyle Heights, the part of Los Angeles considered the gang capital of the world. Boyle is the author of the New York Times bestselling book "Tattoos on the Heart, the Power of Boundless Compassion," which received the 2011 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction. Watch Episode

Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams

Air Dates: April 8-10, 2017
Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams This week's guests on "Report from Santa Fe" are an extraordinary couple, both writers, activists, environmentalists, and naturalists, Terry Tempest Williams and her husband Brooke Williams, He speaks about his new book "Open Midnight" and she discusses her recent books "When Women Were Birds" and "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks." Watch Episode

Terry Tempest Williams

Air Dates: April 1-3, 2017
Terry Tempest Williams This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is award-winning author, conservationist, and activist Terry Tempest Williams. Williams' writing is rooted in the American West and ranges from issues of ecology and wilderness preservation to women's health to exploring our relationship to culture and nature. Williams is the author of fifteen books, among them "The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks," "When Women Were Birds," "Refuge,” and “Finding Beauty in a Broken World.” Watch Episode

Senator Jeff Steinborn and Representative Nathan Small

Air Dates: March 25-27, 2017
Senator Jeff Steinborn and Representative Nathan Small Senator Jeff Steinborn (D-Dona Ana)and Representative Nathan Small(D-Dona Ana) look back at the recent New Mexico Legislative Session and discuss successful legislation they sponsored such as HJR 8, establishing an independent ethics commission, and other important bills. This special program will be seen on KRWG-TV and KENW-TV and heard on KANW-FM, as well as statewide Dish and DirecTV, while KNME will air pledge programming. Watch Episode

Laura Paskus and Peggy Johnson on WATER in NM

Air Dates: March 18-20, 2017
Laura Paskus and Peggy Johnson on WATER in NM This week "Report from Santa Fe" presents an encore program discussing one of the most pressing issues facing New Mexico: WATER. Scientist Peggy Johnson and journalist Laura Paskus examine recent New Mexico water issues and delve more deeply into the water shortages of New Mexico, discussing ancient water tables, current research projects, and of course what New Mexicans need to be doing to combat the crisis. This program will be aired on KENW-TV, and KANW-FM radio, while KNME-TV will air special pledge drive programming. Watch Episode

Dr. Steve Gamble, President, Eastern New Mexico University

Air Dates: March 11-12, 2017
Dr. Steve Gamble, President, Eastern New Mexico University This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Dr. Steve Gamble, President of Eastern New Mexico University, the only New Mexico university to enjoy 20 consecutive years of record enrollments. Dr. Gamble is planning to retire in August after 16 years as ENMU president. This special program will be seen on KENW-TV and heard on KANW-FM, as well as statewide Dish and DirecTV, while KNME will air special pledge programming. Watch Episode