Episode Archive

Andrew Bacevich

Air Dates: April 17, 2010
Andrew Bacevich Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico's senior senator explains highlights of the health insurance reform law and how it affects New Mexicans. He also addresses financial reform, off-shore drilling, and the lack of civility in political discourse. Watch Episode

Ralph Metzner

Air Dates: April 10, 2010
Ralph Metzner Dr. Ralph Metzner, Sixties Cultural Icon & Author of "Maps of Consciousness," "The Expansion of Consciousness," and "The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture" Metzner worked with Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Richard Alpert (now Baba Ram Dass) on the Harvard Psilocybin Project in the early 1960s. Dr. Metzner describes that era and being part of the movement of social transformation that produced the Anti-War Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, Womens' Liberation, the Sexual Revolution, the Ecology Movement and the revolution in the arts. Watch Episode

Dave Cargo

Air Dates: March 12, 2010
Dave Cargo Former Governor Dave Cargo, discussing his much anticipated autobiography "Lonesome Dave." Governor Cargo was a maverick long before the term became popular, and this book is rich in New Mexico history and fabulous stories of the "good old days." We learn that those days were not so good after all, because when Cargo was elected governor, the schools in New Mexico were racially segregated and corruption ran rampant in state government. With great humor and insight, Cargo describes his successful efforts to improve life in our state. It was Governor Cargo, along with his friend the author Max Evans, who established the first Film Commission in the country. Governor Cargo continues his legacy by setting up libraries in places like Mora and Anton Chico. He has continued active involvement in politics and his perspective on New Mexico history is to be treasured. Watch Episode

Eve Ensler

Air Dates: March 6, 2010
Eve Ensler Eve Ensler, internationally best-selling author and activist. Her award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" is described by the New York Times as "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. In the last decade, V-Day has raised more than $70 million for grassroots groups that work to end violence against women and girls around the world. Ensler discusses her new book empowering girls, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, and reads the title poem. She offers a template for inspiring the girls in our lives to be the best they can be. Also, Ensler tells about her work for women around the world, especially in Haiti and in the Congo. A moving, sometimes wrenching, interview. From her deep compassion for men, and her belief in empowering women and girls, Eve Ensler provides an inspiration for us all! Watch Episode

Maude Barlow

Air Dates: February 28, 2010
Maude Barlow Maude Barlow, Canadian water activist and author. Her bestselling books are "Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World's Water" and "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water." She is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens’’ advocacy organization. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She was the Senior Advisor on Water to the United Nations. Barlow is called the "Al Gore of Water." In this illuminating interview Barlow explores the many myths we have about water, describes the global water crisis, and argues that access to safe drinking water should be a basic human right. Watch Episode

Trip Jennngs and Steve Terrell

Air Dates: February 20-21, 2010
Trip Jennngs and Steve Terrell Trip Jennings, Senior Writer, NewMexicoIndependent.com, and Steve Terrell, Political Reporter, Santa Fe New Mexican, join host Lorene Mills for an insiders’ discussion of the major issues of this 30-Day Legislative session. These 3 journalists, Terrell, Jennings, and Mills (with over 60 combined years of political reporting between them) discuss this legislative session and how it differs from other sessions - the issues, the mood, and the dynamics. Terrell and Jennings explain the hot button topics of the budget, tax increases, spending cuts, and ethics reform. They explore the future of news and journalism, and the use of new media such as blogs and web newspapers, as well as the challenge of informing our citizens and encouraging them to become more involved with their government. Watch Episode

Senator John Arthur Smith

Air Dates: February 14, 2010
Senator John Arthur Smith Senator John Arthur Smith (D- District 35,Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra Counties), Chairman of the New Mexico Senate Finance Committee. During this difficult 30-Day Session of the Legislature, there is one central Senator who figures in almost all discussions about state finances, the budget, taxing and/or spending. That is Senator Smith, whose senate committee is the portal through which all legislation pertaining to money must pass. A fiscal conservative, Smith is dedicated to the fact that our state must (by law) operate with a balanced budget, and his pursuit of that necessity with its requisite cuts has earned him the nickname "Dr. No." Since through his years of warnings about our budget problems he has been proven right time and again, he also goes by the nickname "Dr. Know." This indepth interview helps us understand what is happening to our state's finances, how we got here, and what are the choices available to us. This will affect all New Mexicans. This is not an abstract theoretical discussion. This will affect how much money people have in their wallets after taxes and what state services may or may not be available to them. Watch Episode

Air Dates: February 13, 2010
Senator John Arthur Smith (D- District 35,Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra Counties), Chairman of the New Mexico Senate Finance Committee. During this difficult 30-Day Session of the Legislature, there is one central Senator who figures in almost all discussions about state finances, the budget, taxing and/or spending. That is Senator Smith, whose senate committee is the portal through which all legislation pertaining to money must pass. A fiscal conservative, Smith is dedicated to the fact that our state must (by law) operate with a balanced budget, and his pursuit of that necessity with its requisite cuts has earned him the nickname "Dr. No." Since through his years of warnings about our budget problems he has been proven right time and again, he also goes by the nickname "Dr. Know." This indepth interview helps us understand what is happening to our state's finances, how we got here, and what are the choices available to us. This will affect all New Mexicans. This is not an abstract theoretical discussion. This will affect how much money people have in their wallets after taxes and what state services may or may not be available to them. Watch Episode

Senator Dede Feldman - 02/07/10

Air Dates: February 6, 2010
Senator Dede Feldman - 02/07/10 Senator Dede Feldman (D-Bernalillo) and Senator Rod Adair (R-Chaves & Lincoln), who duts and expenditures. Feldman is a member of the Better Choices Coalition whose goal is to be sure the budget cuts don't always fall on the backs of working middle class families. Adair looks at the budget crisis as an opportunity for the state to "downsize" the size of state government. Other topics include ethics reform, restructuring Medicaid, sin taxes, domestic violence prevention, the $5 million dollars per year the state pays for lawyers' fees in the 22 year old Jackson lawsuit concerning care for thiscuss the challenges of this Budget Session of the Legislature, and the difficulty of balancing ce developmentally disabled, and common sense solutions to the state's economic crisis. Watch Episode

Air Dates: February 6, 2010
Senator Dede Feldman (D-Bernalillo) and Senator Rod Adair (R-Chaves & Lincoln), who discuss the challenges of this Budget Session of the Legislature, and the difficulty of balancing cuts and expenditures. Feldman is a member of the Better Choices Coalition whose goal is to be sure the budget cuts don't always fall on the backs of working middle class families. Adair looks at the budget crisis as an opportunity for the state to "downsize" the size of state government. Other topics include ethics reform, restructuring Medicaid, sin taxes, domestic violence prevention, the $5 million dollars per year the state pays for lawyers' fees in the 22 year old Jackson lawsuit concerning care for the developmentally disabled, and common sense solutions to the state's economic crisis. Watch Episode