Episode Archive

Ray Powell

Air Dates: February 5, 2011
Ray Powell This week's guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is the Commissioner of Public Lands for the State of New Mexico Ray Powell. The Commissioner explains what the Land Office does and why it is so important especially in this time of economic downturn. Powell discusses our Permanent Fund, which at $14 billion is the second largest trust fund in the USA, and the efforts to tap into it for education and other matters. Other hot topics include the controversial White's Peak land swap and the issue of our "checkerboard' lands. Watch Episode

Keith Gardner & Representative Gail Chasey

Air Dates: January 29, 2011
Keith Gardner & Representative Gail Chasey Keith Gardner (Governor Martinez' Chief of Staff) & Representative Gail Chasey Watch Episode

Lucky Varela

Air Dates: January 22, 2011
Lucky Varela Our guest this week on “Report from Santa Fe” is Representative Luciano “Lucky” Varela, Democrat from Santa Fe, the Chairman of the powerful Legislative Finance Committee and the vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee. He addresses questions about state finances and the crucial issue of the budget for the State of New Mexico that must be determined during this 60 Day legislative session. Varela is one of the legislative leaders on fiscal matters, having been with the Department of Finance and Administration for 23 years, and having served 24 years as state representative. Watch Episode

Mark Winne

Air Dates: January 15, 2011
Mark Winne This week’s guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is Mark Winne, author of "Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mommas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture" and "Closing the Food Gap, Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty." Winne has spent over 40 years as an activist in food policy issues. Food policy is especially important for New Mexico, as national surveys show N.M. to be the second-hungriest state in the Union, with 20% of the population on food stamps. Watch Episode

Bill Richardson

Air Dates: January 8, 2011
Bill Richardson Guest: Governor Bill Richardson in his final exit interview as governor, taped December 29, 2010. In this in-depth interview Richardson looks back over his 8 years as governor and discusses the historical arc of the major issues he tackled and his reflections on what he learned from his experience as governor. He talks about the partisanship of politics today, and his reaction to the political ads attacking his administration during the last gubernatorial campaign. Governor Richardson talks about his future plans which include more work in international diplomacy, and extends well-wishes to the new administration of Governor Martinez. Watch Episode

Charles Bowden

Air Dates: December 18, 2010
Charles Bowden Award-winning author and journalist Charles Bowden whose latest book "Murder City: Cuidad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields" describes the collapse of Juarez into anarchy and the story behind the multitude of murders there that make it the most dangerous city in the world. Watch Episode

Dr. Dora Calott Wang

Air Dates: December 4, 2010
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Craig Childs

Air Dates: November 20, 2010
Craig Childs This week's guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is Craig Childs, author of "Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession," "The Animal Dialogues," and "House of Rain." Called a modern day Desert Father and a 20th century Bard of the American Southwest, Childs is a writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and remarkable journeys into the wilderness. His new book "Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession" examines the difficult questions: To whom does the past belong? Is the archaeologist who discovers a lost tomb a hero or a villain? If someone steals a relic from a museum and returns it to the ruin from which it came, is that person a thief? This last question describes exactly what the author himself did, and sets the stage for vibrant and passionate controversy! Watch Episode

A.L. Kennedy

Air Dates: November 13, 2010
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Mary Jane Garcia

Air Dates: October 30, 2010
Mary Jane Garcia Mary Jane Garcia Watch Episode