Episode Archive

Senators John Arthur Smith (D) & Stuart Ingle (R), Special Legislative Session

Air Dates: October 15-17, 2016
Senators John Arthur Smith (D) & Stuart Ingle (R), Special Legislative Session This week's guests on "Report from Santa Fe" are Senators John Arthur Smith (D-Deming) Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Stuart Ingle (R-Portales) Minority Floor Leader in the NM Senate, discussing the recent Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature. More

Ellen Malcolm, founder, EMILY's List

Air Dates: October 8-10, 2016
Ellen Malcolm, founder, EMILY's List As founder of EMILY's List, Ellen Malcolm has helped level the political playing field for women candidates and created a powerful movement in American politics. An acronym for “Early Money Is Like Yeast” (because it “makes the dough rise”) EMILY’s List is a political network for women candidates that raises money to make women credible contenders, helps women build strong campaigns, and mobilizes women voters to go to the polls. More

Tim Keller, Auditor for the State of New Mexico

Air Dates: October 1-3, 2016
Tim Keller,  Auditor for the State of New Mexico This week's guest is Tim Keller, Auditor of the State of New Mexico, discussing the state's fiscal crisis, the critical Special Session, and other important issues like the insurance premium tax deficit where insurance companies owe the state $193 million, the backlog for medical marijuana patient cards, the rape kit backlog audit, and procurement fraud. More

Rep. Gail Chasey and Marcia Wilson discuss the Death Penalty

Air Dates: September 24-26, 2016
Rep. Gail Chasey and Marcia Wilson discuss the Death Penalty This week's topic on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is the death penalty and the consequences of its reinstatement in New Mexico, with guests Representative Gail Chasey (D-Bernalillo) and Marcia Wilson, attorney, author of "The Application of the Death Penalty in New Mexico,1979-2007." Rep. Chasey championed the efforts to abolish the death penalty in NM in 2009 and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Governor Susana Martinez last month (August 2016) announced that she will renew her push to reinstate capital punishment by the placement of reinstating the death penalty on the agenda for the pending special session to fix the state's budget. More

Charles Daniels, Chief Justice, NM Supreme Court

Air Dates: September 17-19, 2016
Charles Daniels, Chief Justice, NM Supreme Court This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Charles Daniels, Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, discussing the bail reform Constitutional Amendment #1 which will be on the November 2016 ballot and aims to correct the failings of the current money bond system. More

Halla Tomasdottir

Air Dates: September 10-12, 2016
Halla Tomasdottir This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Halla Tomasdottir, CEO and Change Catalyst, Sisters Capital, runner-up for President of Iceland in the June election. She applies feminine principles to financial sustainability and was named by Newsweek one of the 150 Women Who Shake the World. More

Joshua Cooper Ramo, "The Seventh Sense," "The Age of the Unthinkable"

Air Dates: September 3-5, 2016
Joshua Cooper Ramo, This week's "Report from Santa Fe" features an encore presentation with Native New Mexican JOSHUA COOPER RAMO, author of the international best-seller "The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks." More

John McWhorter, linguist and author "The Language Hoax"

Air Dates: August 27-29, 2016
John McWhorter, linguist and author This week's “Report from Santa Fe” features an encore presentation of 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.” More

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. More

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.” More