Stephen Spitz hosts this monthly talk show featuring in-depth interviews with people who have an impact on New Mexico history, politics, public policy and culture.
Representative Javier Martinez: From Juarez to Santa Fe
Albuquerque, South Valley, representative Javier Martinez has become one of the most prominent, if not the most prominent, legislator in Santa Fe. On this month’s show Representative Martinez joins host Stephen Spitz to discuss his journey from his childhood home … Continue reading →
Has a dramatic swing to the Left in the NM State Senate altered NM politics for years to come?
In June 2020 it was front-page headlines that two long-time Senate leaders, both conservative Democrats, had lost primary election bids along with two of their colleagues. Then in the November general election, three progressive Democrats won seats formerly occupied by … Continue reading →
Should New Mexico Prohibit Oil and Gas Production?
Should President Biden prohibit oil and gas production or impose dramatic restrictions on industry methane and carbon dioxide emissions? This and related actions are adamantly opposed by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA) which points to the industry’s … Continue reading →
The 2021 Legislative Session: What Will/Not Pass February 2021
New Mexico’s 60-day legislative session began January 19 with Democrats in full control, namely a Democratic Governor, a large majority in the House, and, for the first time, a solid majority in the Senate. So will the 2021 Session have … Continue reading →
New Mexico First in Child Abuse, Last in Child Well-Being
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report has again ranked New Mexico last among the 50 states in child well being. The Foundation found that: 30 percent of our kids live in poverty whereas 22 percent of the … Continue reading →
New Mexico’s Plan to be Carbon Free by 2045
The just passed Energy Transition Act sets New Mexico on a path for carbon-free electricity generation by 2045. The controversial Bill requires the state’s public utilities to derive 50 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by 2030, 80 percent … Continue reading →
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Excellent, smart programming and discussion about social issues in New Mexico. This is a great resource for responsible citizens of NM.