Episode Archive

Bill McKibben, Founder "350.org," environmental activist and author "Eaarth"

Air Dates: March 19-23, 2011
Bill McKibben, Founder McKibben is a best-selling author, who in 1989 wrote "The End of Nature," the first book about climate change for a general audience.In 2007 he wrote "Fight Global Warming Now," followed by his new book published in 2010 called "Eaarth – Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." In 2009, he led the organization of 350.org, which organized what Foreign Policy magazine called "the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind," with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. The magazine named him to its inaugural list of the 100 most important global thinkers, and MSN named him one of the dozen most influential men of 2009. The Boston Globe in 2010 called him “The Nation's Leading Environmentalist” TIME Magazine described him as “The World's BEST Green Journalist” More

Glenn Greenwald

Air Dates: March 12, 2011
Glenn Greenwald GLENN GREENWALD, Independent Award-Winning Columnist, Civil Rights Activist & Former Constitutional and Civil-Rights Attorney ---Topics Discussed: • WikiLeaks, Private Bradley Manning & Famous Whistleblowers • The Role of New Media / New Journalism • The Partisan Nature of Current American Politics Watch Episode

Senators Stuart Ingle & Pete Campos

Air Dates: March 5, 2011
Senators Stuart Ingle & Pete Campos Senators Stuart Ingle & Pete Campos Watch Episode

Alan Arkin

Air Dates: February 26, 2011
Alan Arkin This week's guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is actor Alan Arkin, Academy Award winner who received an Oscar in 2008 for his role in “Little Miss Sunshine.” Arkin speaks about his new book called "An Improvised Life" and reflects on what theater has taught him about both craft and life, and offers us much insight into our own lives and the roles we play in the world. Watch Episode

Rev. Al Sharpton & Lee Sanders

Air Dates: February 19, 2011
Rev. Al Sharpton & Lee Sanders This week's guests on “Report from Santa Fe” are Reverend Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, and Lee Saunders, national Secretary-Treasurer of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The Reverend Al Sharpton is a well-known and sometimes controversial civil rights leader. Reverend Sharpton discusses the relationship between civil rights and labor and the works of Martin Luther King. Regarding a national tendency to scapegoat public workers for the economic downturn, Sharpton says,It seems to me that we are trying to charge the tab of the recession and the meltdown to the people that didn’t enjoy the party. I think the scapegoating is unfair.” Sharpton addresses New Mexico's budget deficit solutions, “Even if you change the pension setup, that won’t cover the deficits. If you charged workers more for their pension, that won’t cover one dime in the $400 million dollar deficit in New Mexico. So it is really smoke and mirrors to demonize and penalize the wrong people and it doesn’t even solve the problem.” Sharpton and Saunders address workers' rights and civil rights.Reverand Al Sharpton & Lee Sanders Watch Episode

Rep. Brian Egolf & Rep. Nate Gentry

Air Dates: February 12, 2011
Rep. Brian Egolf & Rep. Nate Gentry This week's guests on “Report from Santa Fe” are NM State Representatives Brian Egolf, Democrat from Santa Fe, and Nate Gentry, Republican from Albuquerque. Egolf serves as Chairman of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee and describes this week's committee hearing on the natural gas crisis that left over 30,000 New Mexicans without heat during the coldest weather in 40 years. Gentry addresses tensions between environmental interests and the Oil and Gas industry in New Mexico, drawing upon his perspective and experience as Counsel for the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Energy and Natural Resources working with Sen. Pete Domenici. Watch Episode

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