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The Santa Fe New Mexican is the home of Mary Charlotte's Radio Café, a twice-weekly show exploring life, politics, and news.

The Santa Fe New Mexican is the home of Mary Charlotte's Radio Café, a twice-weekly show exploring life, politics, and news.
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The Santa Fe New Mexican is the home of Mary Charlotte's Radio Café, a twice-weekly show exploring life, politics, and news.

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Episodes

How to find a lost, ancient Mesoamerican city

10/14/2019
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Steve Elkins is a filmmaker and, above all, an explorer. Flying over the rainforest with lidar technology, he found an ancient city—complete with pyramids and plazas—and put together a team of scientists, filmmakers and journalists to explore and document the site. We talk to Elkins and journalist Doug Preston about the film and the book, both titled “The Lost City of the Monkey God.”

Duration:00:55:30

Superminds

10/10/2019
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All of us are part of a collective intelligence—from our communities, to our workplaces, to our governments. We talk to MIT professor Tom Malone about how artificial intelligence and information technology can make our group mind smarter—and more democratic.

Duration:00:34:45

The Once and Future Child

10/7/2019
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"The Once and Future Child: A Photographic History of Childhood in New Mexico" is an exhibit that traces the history of childhood in New Mexico over the last century. We talk with photographer Don Usner and writer Bill DeBuys about about what these images say about our past—and future.

Duration:00:21:49

Becoming a Dangerous Woman

10/3/2019
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That’s the name of Pat Mitchell’s book, a memoir of her career in media. She was the first woman head of PBS and has been a lifelong pioneer in women’s media and leadership. She’ll be at Collected Works Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Duration:00:31:22

Why discipline and punishment don’t help children—or anyone around them

9/30/2019
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Dr. Ross Greene has been working with so-called problem kids for years, and has found what’s really going on with them — and it can’t be solved through punishment, reward or other behavior modification systems. He explains the fundamentals of his successful methods.

Duration:00:41:58

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes' trilogy comes to Santa Fe

9/26/2019
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Three Santa Fe theater companies collaborate to bring audiences The Elliot Trilogy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes. We talk to director Alix Hudson.

Duration:00:21:11

Paul Watson and Dave Foreman on pirate ships and monkey wrenching

9/23/2019
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Paul Watson’s ships had giant blades on the front to tear open the hulls of illegal whaling ships; Dave Foreman’s stealthy conservationists stood up to loggers, corporations and law enforcement—all in the service of species that cannot protect themselves. We talk to these two controversial, audacious and extraordinarily successful conservationists.

Duration:01:36:21

Big data vs. the little virus

9/19/2019
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Lauren Ancel Meyers is a professor of both integrative biology and statistics and data science. She combines these fields to make models of epidemics—to help us prevent, mitigate and treat things like influenza, zika and other potentially life-threatening illnesses. She will be giving the Ulam lectures for the Santa Fe Institute on Monday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.

Duration:00:38:40

So, is there intelligent life beyond earth?

9/16/2019
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Paul Davies is an astrophysicist and astrobiologist whose book "The Eerie Silence" is an exploration of the search for intelligent life in the universe. But what is “life,” and what is “intelligence?” And what is the likelihood of life forming on other planets? And if it did, how would we know?

Duration:00:46:27

Young New Mexicans take action on climate change

9/12/2019
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While politicians and other adults have brought the world to the edge of catastrophic climate disruption, young people all over the globe are organizing and taking action. We speak to four young New Mexicans about the upcoming General Climate Strike and 7 Days of Resistance.

Duration:00:47:15

Tewa Women United

9/9/2019
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Thirty years ago, a group of pueblo women started getting together to talk about their problems and issues, including everything from child rearing, to trauma, culture and politics. Now, Tewa Women United is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of events. We talk to executive director Corrine Sanchez about her journey empowering women and community.

Duration:00:51:04

544 days in an Iranian prison: Jason Rezian

9/5/2019
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Jason Rezian was the Washington Posts’s Teheran correspondent when he and his wife were taken away at gunpoint and accused of a bizarre list of crimes. His new book, “Prisoner,” details the harrowing 18 months in Iranian prison, and the efforts of his employer, friends and family to get him out.

Duration:00:38:26

The sad fate of Anna, Age Eight

8/29/2019
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How can the fruits of Silicon Valley high tech be used to keep our children safe? Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney’s new book, "Anna, Age Eight," is about how to prevent child abuse and trauma by improving the systems within social services, government and private agencies, and getting them to share data.

Duration:00:39:25

Homeopathy: Hoax or healing?

8/26/2019
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Laurel Chiten’s documentary Just One Drop looks at the history of this alternative healing practice—the controversy, the efficacy and the mystery surrounding what was once—and in many places still is—an accepted practice.

Duration:00:29:04

Teenage tragedy in Albuquerque

8/22/2019
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Aurra Gardner had everything going for her—talented musician, creative artist, beloved daughter and older sister—but she chose to end her own life at 16. How can we understand her story — and the stories of other suffering families? Nick Pachelli of Searchlight New Mexico talks about his in-depth report on this issue.

Duration:00:27:04

Report from the border with Jens Erik Gould

8/19/2019
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Migration policies continually changing; migrants in danger from both cartels and police; insufficient work, shelter and service; shortage of immigration attorneys and judges. These are just some of the circumstances encountered by refugees on the Mexico-U.S. border. Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Jens Erik Gould tells about his recent stories from El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

Duration:00:36:39

Shadows of Doubt: Stereotyping and prejudice in the U.S.

8/15/2019
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Santa Fe Institute economist Rajiv Sethi talks from an economics and social science perspective about stereotyping in the criminal justice system, and the resulting disparities in our communities.

Duration:00:47:36

Mike Wallace—the man who asked the tough questions

8/12/2019
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Avi Belkin’s new film, "Mike Wallace is Here," profiles the life of the influential broadcast journalist who inaugurated 60 Minutes, and whose life work brings up important questions about journalism today.

Duration:00:21:01

Toxic neighbors: The demise of a dairy

8/8/2019
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Searchlight New Mexico’s April Reese discusses her reporting on the effects of toxic chemicals from Cannon Air Force Base on local groundwater—and the severe toll these toxins have taken on the viability of a dairy business and the health of its owner.

Duration:00:19:38

Mining in the Santa Fe National Forest?

8/5/2019
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A mining company is exploring the possibility of mineral extraction in the National Forest near Pecos. We talk to two experts on the potential consequences to our state's air and water.

Duration:00:39:16