Episode Archive

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
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Diane Denish

Air Dates: October 23, 2010
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Elaina Newport

Air Dates: October 16, 2010
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Candidates for NM Secretary of State

Air Dates: October 9, 2010
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Cabinet Secretary John Wheeler

Air Dates: October 2, 2010
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Ray Powell & Matt Rush

Air Dates: September 25, 2010
Ray Powell & Matt Rush This week's guests on "Report from Santa Fe" are the two candidates for the office of Commissioner of Public Lands, Ray Powell, Democrat, and Matt Rush, Republican. This interview discusses the importance of the Land Office and the power it wields in terms of state finances. Rush and Powell explain their qualifications, their education and experience and discuss hot issues like campaign donations and possible conflicts of interest. The interview turns contentious as the candidates reveal their disagreements about controversial land swaps like White’s Peak and the sale of state lands in Las Cruces. Watch Episode

David Coss

Air Dates: September 18, 2010
David Coss This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is David Coss, Mayor of the City of Santa Fe. Santa Fe was founded 400 years ago in 1610, and the city has been commemorating its 400th anniversary all year. While embracing the history of the ancient city, Mayor Coss is also trying to make Santa Fe one of the leaders in sustainability and alternative energy for the country. Santa Fe’s Affordable Housing, green building codes, green jobs and green energy awareness are copied by cities throughout the nation. Santa Fe has the highest living wage in the country with a minimum wage of $9.80 an hour. Mayor Coss reveals many of the reasons Santa Fe is called "The City Different." Watch Episode

Michael Cerletti

Air Dates: September 11, 2010
This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Michael Cerletti, Cabinet Secretary for the NM Department of Tourism. Cerletti was the first Secretary of Tourism for the State of New Mexico, appointed in 1991 by Governor Bruce King. Cerletti has been in the hospitality business since he was 14 years old, and has managed some of New Mexico’s most beloved hotels - La Posada, Hotel St. Francis, the Plaza Real, Rancho Encantado. Cerletti also headed the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. In August Cerletti received a huge national honor when The National Council of State Tourism Directors named him “State Tourism Director of the Year for 2010,” saying “Mike Cerletti is being recognized as being best in the nation at what he does.” His novel approaches to tourism advertising have included the award-winning “Best Place in the Universe: New Mexico, Earth” ad campaign and numerous prize-winning Rose Parade Floats. More