Episode Archive

Michael McGarrity, author, "The Last Ranch, "Hard Country""

Air Dates: August 22, 2016
Michael McGarrity, author, This week's "Report from Santa Fe" presents an encore presentation with the brilliant Michael McGarrity, author of "Hard Country," "Backlands," and "The Last Ranch." These bestselling epic New Mexico sagas as called "The American West Trilogy." Attention "Report from Santa Fe" viewers who catch the show on KNME, we've got good news and bad news. The bad news is we will be preempted for the next 3 weeks for KNME's summer pledge drive. The good news it's a great time to support your local PBS station and you can catch up on "Report from Santa Fe" on our web site www.reportfromsantafe.com where we have full episodes from our archives. Viewers of KENW-TV and KRWG-TV will get to enjoy an encore interview with Michael McGarrity talking about his bestselling American West Trilogy. The program can also be heard on Monday morning, August 22, at 9:30 a.m. on KANW-FM, 89.1 on the FM radio dial. Watch Episode

Sandra Cisneros, author "A House of My Own" and "The House on Mango Street"

Air Dates: August 13-15, 2016
Sandra Cisneros, author This week, in a NEW interview, REPORT FROM SANTA FE speaks with internationally best-selling author Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros celebrates the 26th anniversary of her iconic novel The House on Mango Street, and welcomes the paperback edition of her memoir, A House of My Own, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography — an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. “Home” is a theme throughout Cisneros’ work, usually in the form of clever aphorisms ("A house for me is a space to reinvent oneself, like putting on a new dress."), and she drops countless anecdotes about writing her famous first novel. But eventually, home becomes less associated with the house on Mango Street, particularly when she applies it as a metaphor to other developments in her life, for example her literary activism: "We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning." “A House of My Own: Stories from My Life” includes works from three decades of her writing, and in it Cisneros generously invites us into her home and her world with the grace of that old saying “Mi casa es su casa.” Watch Episode

John Morris, Kim Martindale "Antique American Indian Art Show"

Air Dates: August 6-8, 2016
John Morris, Kim Martindale This week's guests on "Report from Santa Fe" are John Morris and Kim Martindale, co-producers of the Antique American Indian Art Show, the “Largest Show of Historic American Indian Art in the World” to be presented in Santa Fe from August 16-19, 2016. Santa Fe. They also co-produce the "OBJECTS of ART" show also in Santa Fe from August 11-14, 2016 Watch Episode

Laura Paskus and Peggy Johnson

Air Dates: July 30-August 1, 2016
Laura Paskus and Peggy Johnson This week on Report from Santa Fe Lorene discusses one of the most pressing issues facing New Mexico:WATER. Scientist Peggy Johnson and journalist Laura Paskus examine recent issues, such as the Gila diversion and the Animus River, and they 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. Watch Episode

Nancy Owen Lewis, "Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health"

Air Dates: July 23-25, 2016
Nancy Owen Lewis,  This week’s guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is anthropologist and author Nancy Owen Lewis, discussing her book "Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health," the comprehensive story of the thousands of health seekers who came to New Mexico hoping to be cured of tuberculosis between 1880 and 1940. TB was the leading cause of death in America at the time. The influx of sick people and the spread of the disease had a profound effect on those already living here, and the health systems necessary for the fledgling State. Watch Episode

Tom Johnson, Director of the Institute for Analytic Journalism

Air Dates: July 16-18, 2016
Tom Johnson, Director of the Institute for Analytic Journalism This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is veteran journalist Tom Johnson, Director of the Institute for Analytic Journalism, speaking about the global "Open Data" movement, transparency, and why Albuquerque is unique in the world in providing "meta data" online. Watch Episode

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

Air Dates: July 9-11, 2016
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) This week’s guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) discussing the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a bill he cosponsored with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), and which will help protect Americans from harmful chemicals. Watch Episode

Ana Pacheco, "A History of Spirituality in Santa Fe"

Air Dates: July 2-4, 2016
Ana Pacheco, ANA PACHECO -Historian for the City of Santa Fe, and author/editor of six books on New Mexico history. Her most recent book is "A History of Spirituality in Santa Fe: The City of Holy Faith." Watch Episode

Michael McGarrity, author, "The Last Ranch, "Hard Country""

Air Dates: June 25-27, 2016
Michael McGarrity, author, This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is New Mexican author Michael McGarrity discussing his new book "The Last Ranch," the final, mesmerizing book of "New York Times" bestseller McGarrity s gripping and richly authentic American West trilogy. Watch Episode

John McWhorter, linguist and author "The Language Hoax"

Air Dates: June 18-20, 2016
John McWhorter, linguist and author This week's guest on “Report from Santa Fe” is John McWhorter, linguist, and author of a number of books on language and on race relations. He has written such books as “The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language,” “What Language Is,” and “Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority.” Watch Episode