Weekly public affairs program featuring interviews with policy makers, advocates, elected officials, artists, musicians and other news makers along with live phone calls from listeners.
Let's talk about our child welfare crisis
This year’s legislative session has officially come to an end and when it comes to child welfare the session was uneventful. There were several pieces of legislation proposing many solutions, but little saw movement or were deemed not germane. On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll discuss what’s next for child welfare in New Mexico.
Let's talk about gun laws
Gun violence has more than doubled in New Mexico since 2014. Deaths of children in 2023 led to the Governor’s contentious public health order to keep guns out of many public places. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we’ll discuss gun safety, access, and the proposed new legislation making its way through the legislature.
Let's talk about structured literacy
New Mexico ranks last in the nation in child literacy, with almost 80% of children not proficient in reading by fourth grade. Governor Michelle Lujhan Grisham is pushing lawmakers to make greater investments in literacy.
Let's talk oil and gas and the budget
New Mexico is once again seeing record revenues as lawmakers meet in Santa Fe to create a budget. That’s in large part due to booming oil and gas production. The state is the second-largest oil producer in the country and among the top 10 in natural gas production. But a number of bills in the legislative session would make big changes if they pass.
Let's talk about the 2024 legislative session
It’s time for another short legislative session focused on the state budget as New Mexico is seeing historically high revenue, mostly from oil and gas development. Where do you think lawmakers and the governor should be focusing our financial resources?
Let's talk about New Year's resolutions
It’s that time of year when we think of resetting, making plans, maybe even some New Year’s resolutions. But at least one poll found that the average resolution lasts just over three months. So how do we make changes and plans that work for us, that will last past those first heady weeks of a new calendar? This week we'll talk with coaches and trainers about tips for finding what works.
on this latest podcast on NM behavioral health care
thank you to the interviewer and staff and all the professionals and all their colleagues for their reporting and work across NM
AGREED- NM can create their own systems that benefit the communities . the white supremest colonized system does NOT work. we need to step out and all help each community support the systems that already work for them !
Wish they’d keep it updated
I love this podcast so much but wish they’d have the current episode always updated on here. It’s mid June and they only have up to May 15.
The topics and guests exhibit a lack of diversity of thought. I was interested in many of the topics listed but was very disappointed that the program only presents one side (left, progressive) of the issue.
Production quality needs work. Hearing the host clacking on a keyboard or mouse while the guests are talking is annoying.