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Homicides in Albuquerque have soared and will likely double the high rate of 2020. But is crime really out of control? After all, the homicide rate has dramatically increased in most cities during the Pandemic. And what does the data show with regard to other violent crimes and property crimes? Host Stephen Spitz will put these questions to newly a…
 
Corrales resident Sandra Postel is the winner of the Stockholm Water Prize, considered the Nobel Prize for water. We are honored that she will be our guest. Host Stephen Spitz will begin the discussion with Ms. Postel’s latest book, Replenish—the Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity. Further discussion will include: will there be enough fresh wat…
 
Bobby Unser, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and part of the only pair of brothers to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” has died at his home in Albuquerque. He was 87. In April 2010 host Stephen Spitz had the chance to sit down with Bobby Unser. If you are interested in what it is like to first take the track at Indianapolis at speeds ov…
 
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 in Juarez, Mexico, to an organizer in Albuquerque’s South Valley, and then on to our L…
 
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 Senate Republicans. The person widely credited for these progressive victories i…
 
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 contributions to New Mexico’s economy and State budget. NMOGA’s President is Harvard …
 
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 a decidedly liberal Democratic outcome? If so, what legislation can be expected to pass? Host Stephen Spitz will …
 
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 nation’s children live in poverty; 12 percent are born to teenage mothers, compared with a US average of 7 percent; and 2 perce…
 
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 by 2040, and be 100 percent carbon-free by 2045. That’s a dramatic increase from the state…
 
Our 60-day legislative session begins January 15 and Democrats have the upper hand, with a newly elected Governor, an increased majority in House, but only a shaky majority in the Senate. So will Governor Lujan Grisham and fellow Democrats be able to pass their agenda in the 2019 Session? Host Stephen Spitz will put this question to Joe Monahan, th…
 
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