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Below are underlined links to our segments now online. If you want to save the mp3 file for later listening, on Windows, click on the link with the right mouse button, on the Mac, click on the link while holding the control key. Click on images for an enlarged view.
January 2017

David Barsamian on Turkey 53:16
Interview on KGNU Boulder

Immigration 10:41
Las Cumbres immigration workshop Jan. 19 Enos Garcia School. José Gonzales

La Casa Linda 20:45
Peter Malmgren on the film on Chimayo activist Linda Pedro Sun. Jan. 29 2-4 pm at Moving Arts Española

Taos Currents - Mike Tilley

SOMOS Winter Writers 30:38
Jan Smith on the readings and other SOMOS programs

Metta Theatre 30:23
Odenbear Theatre "How the Other Half Lives" Directed by Jane Ayles.

Stories 2016
December 2016

Standing Rock

Lyla Johnston Dec 4 12:38
Celabrating a victory, while preparing for more activism & prayer.

Lorreta Lynch 6:01
Attorney General sends Community Relations Services to Standing Rock for mediation

Carol Miller 21:19
Report from Standing Rock .

Poet Nancy Ryan 50:37
Reading by her friends at SOMOS 20 November 2016

Immigrant Meeting 7:59
Las Cumbres meeting with Siena Sanderson and Jose Gonzales

Alcohol in Taos County
Leia Layas and Ashleigh Grycner of Taos Alive

Bye Bye Birdie 20:56
Cindy Valerio on the Musical

Taos Music School
Morten Nielson

Taos Currents - Mike Tilley

Kit Carson Electric Coop 1:00:21
Link Summers, Rose de Georges and Peggy Nelson on the rate increase

Community Against Violence 29:31
Rachel Cox

Community Against Violence 10:56
Rachel Cox on Gaslighting

Human Rights Day 30:09
Letter writing at SOMOS Dec 10 108 Civic Center Dr.

Taos Pueblo 39:26
Honoring Tony Reyna, Standing Rock, & Christmas Season Ceremonials. Llona Spruce and Maureen Miribal of Taos Pueblo Tourism.

November 2016

Standing Rock

Lyla Johnston Nov 28 13:33
Contact Community Relations Services Department of Justice for mediation

Lyla Johnston Nov. 24 19:07
What do our ancestors teach us? On Thanksgiving and Standing Rock

Lyla Johnston Nov 20 9:20
What you can do, Dec 15 march.

Lyla Johnston Nov 17 9:20
Charges dropped, on working locally

Pat McCabe Standing Rock
Spiritual foundation of the protest

Lyla Johnston on the Election & Report on Standing Rock 21:13
Understanding the election and Nov. 15 protest at Army Corp of Engineer offices. Nov 10

Lyla Johnston on the Election 5:35
Loving & prayer Nov 9

Dream Tree 12:24
Irene Loy on Homeless youth

Taos Alive Opiates
Leia Layas & Miles Bonny
of Taos Alive

Beverly Valencia - Taos Pueblo
Youth Outreach and Community Service

Taos Food Coop 30:42
Susan Moore on the history of the Taos Food Coop and current activites.

Top Of World Water Transfer
Kay Matthews of La Jicarita News explains the history of the water transfer to Santa Fe County and how water transfers affect the public welfare

David Barsamian of Alternative Radio 30:32
On his talks in Taos & Crestone

Suicide & the Gorge Bridge 30:42
Ted Wiard of Golden Willow

Taos Library Report 6:34
Joanne Forman on books on war in our library


Taos Currents - Mike Tilley

Erin Sanborn Democratic Chair Part 1
Meeting Dec 3 Kit Carson Coop

Erin Sanborn Democratic Chair Part 2 21:32

Greens Party on the Election

Steve Wiard - the Shared Table 28:01
And his ministry & politcal activism

Ken Scarbrough on the Election 30:33
Chair of the Taos Republican Party on Trump's win

Taos Currents -Taos Pueblo
Visiting Taos Pueblo and understanding the Village. Taos Pueblo Tourism Director Ilona Spruce

Taos Currents Ted Dimond 30:20
On Grief and the Election

Taos Currents Bill Whaley 30:52
On the Election and local issues by the editor of Taos Friction

October 2016


Ron Gardiner 23:05
Kay Matthews remembers the water advocate

Fracking Jemez 29:58
Jeanne Green & Marilyn Hoff on DEIS for thermo drilling leases

Interview with Beata Tsosie-Peña Gathering for Mother Earth 35:47

Lyla Johnston Prayer Standing Rock 3:10

Lyla Johnston Standing Rock 28:25

Ski Valley Waste Pt 1 58:12
Hearing Oct 26

Ski Valley Waste Pt 2 38:54
Hearing Oct 26

Cultural Interviews

Jenny Bird 29:53

Dracula High School Play 13:38

Election Interviews

Taos Democrats 32:38
Taos Currents Interview

State Democrat Rally 29:08
Last rally in Taos before election

Ballot County Clerk 11:28

Republican Chair 30:47
Ken Scarborough chair of Taos Republicans

Michael Romero 28:39
Republican candiate for Congress

Green Party 32:04

4 story Hotels

Oppose: Hotel Zone 22:21
On the 4 story Hotel Overlay Zone

Support: Hotel - Town Planner 14:38
On the 4 story Hotel Overlay Zone

Maes-Vigil: Hotel & Planning 32:12
Interview with David Maes and Daniel Vigil on the 4 story Hotel Overlay Zone and planning in Taos.

Social Service Interviews

Community Against Violence 29:51

Las Cumbres Community Services 29:02
Siena and Charles on services Las Cumbres offers in Taos County

Taos Community Foundation 31:28

September 2016

Chamisal Acequia Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Chamisal Acequia Sunday 1 pm Sep. 25 at the Anciaños Center on the proposed plan to put more than 1 mile in a 38" plastic pipe. Robin Collier interviews Max Garcia on his opposition to the plan.

Max Garcia Interview 18:24

Chamisal Acequia Meeting

Robin Collier interviews Samuel Lopez, commissioner on the Chamisal y Ojitos Acequia, with another point of view on the pipeline project.

Samuel Lopez 36:10

Victor Jara
Chilean Folksinger Victor Jara by Joanne Forman.

Victor Jara 8:06

Taos Environmental Film Festival

Robin Collier interviews Jean Stevens about the Film Festival events beginning Sep. 28.

Jean Stevens 7:14

Taos Current KCEI
Mike Tilley interviews Robin Collier about KCEI & Cultural Energy for Taos Currents

Taos Currents -KCEI 30:05

Jenny Vincent, the legendary folk singer of Taos, died Sunday May 8th, 2016 at age 103
Below are photos and recordings we have done with this beautiful and brave woman.

Jenny Vincent's 100th Birthday

Our Taos living treasure celebrated with song and friends in San Cristobal & Taos. Here are some songs with some touching thoughts by Jenny.

Thanks from Jenny 3:25
Sing Along 2:43
De Colores
NM Dance tune

Jenny in San Cristobal Apr 26, 2013 with son Larry and grand daughter
Full hour of songs from the San Cristobal Birthday Celebration 1:04:59
Two part interview by Robin Collier with Jenny Vincent New Year's Eve 2006. She tells of how she came to Taos, her school, the McCarthy period, how she collected & taught Spanish music, her music publishing, with some songs.

Jenny Vincent part 1 28 min
Jenny Vincent part 2 28 min

Live performance of the Jenny Vincent Trio September 2007 at the Martinez Hacienda with Rick Klein & Audrey Davis.

Martinez Hacienda 2007 56 min

All photos & recording by Robin Collier. Copyright Cultural Energy 2006-2013

Stories Mar-Apr 2014

Theresa Silva
We were sad to hear of Theresa's passing on April 17. A Memorial is on Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 at 10 AM at the Taos Foursquare Church, 223 Camino De La Merced, with burial at the Arroyo Hondo cemetery.

"Cuentos de mi Valle"
Below are a few of the beautiful stories she told for Cultural Energy.

Where my stories come from
Listen to "Rosalia"
Cuentos de Mi Valle Jan 08
Cuentos de mi Valle Oct 07
Cuentos de mi Valle Aug 07
Cuentos de mi Valle Apr 05
Cuentos de Mi Valle Mar 05
Cuentos de mi Valle Nov 06
Cuentos de mi Valle Oct 06

Joanne Campbell, elder ofCoast Miwok tribe speaks at the memorial for Mary E. T. Collier in Muir Beach along with Beverly Ortiz & Betty Goerke. The full memorials in Talpa & Muir Beach will be posted soon

Stories Jan-Feb 2014
Loss of Agricultural Tax Exemptions
Forum with the Taos County Assessor, Darlene Vigil, and Chief Appraiser Nick Sanchez, moderated by David Fernandez. Held at the Kit Carson Coop Meeting Room, Feb 3, 2014.
Agricultural Taxes Part 1 1:07:02
Agricultural Taxes Part 2 1:17:44

Recorded & normalized by Robin Collier

Marcella Cordova, from Chamisal and Candido Valerio from Los Cordovas speak about the current challeges to ranching and farming, and the impact of the potential loss of agricultural tax exemption. Darlene Vigil, Nick Sanchez and David Fernandez listen. Robin Collier photos
Stories Nov-Dec 2013
A musical version of the poem by Lewis Carroll, fromThrough the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, in honor of his birthday on January 27. Composed by Joanne Forman, sung by bass-baritone Christopher Wyndham, with pianist Martha Grossman.A production of User Friendly Music. Jabberwocky 3:23

For more Lewis Carroll visit the Lewis Carroll Society of North America

March in Support of Elias Montoya from Taos Plaza
2 mile march of about 100 people in freezing weather on Dec. 8 to NM State Police. Elias Montoya's employment was terminated by the NM State Police on Dec 6.

Eugene Sanchez Statement 3:02
Opening of March 2:13
Close of March 2.02

Photos & recording by Robin Collier

March to NM State Police
Dec. 1 to denounce excessive use of force in Oct. 28 traffic stop of Oriana Ferrell and her 5 children on Hwy 518 in Pot Creek area.

Presentation to NM State Police Chief Pete Kassetas by Patrick Trujillo & Rivera Sun 7:31

Counter-protester's Discussion on Shooting 2:58

Photos & recording by Robin Collier

Rick Romancito films marchers

Supporters of the State Police action

Patrick Trujillo gives letter to Pete Kasseta

Rivera Sun reads her statement
Theresa Pasqual
Pueblo Land, Cultural Resources and the US Government: A Century of Change
Director of Acoma Pueblo's Historic Preservation Office. Speaking at SMU in Taos
July 30 2013
Intro by Mark Adler 2:27
Theresa Pasqual 1:01:52
Q & A 24:33
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall
Erin McGaffigan
Inclusion in Public Decisions
How to make sure everyone is involved and what can go wrong, as it does in most public meetings.
National Participant Network
June 21, 2013.
Intro 5:27
Erin McGaffigan 1:11:14
Q & A 7:55
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall
Maureen McCoy
Sentimental Deportation
John Nichols
How my Mother Came Out West
From a memoir in progress about John's parents
SOMOS Summer Writer's Series Aug 14, 2013.
McCoy intro by Nichols 10:32
Maureen McCoy 29:52
Nichols intro by McCoy 5:51
John Nichols 39:00
Q & A 3:58
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall
Stories Aug-Oct 2013
David Barsamian in Taos
What We Say Goes:
Media & U.S. Foreign Policy
Wednesday October 23.
Harwood Museum of Art 7 pm

Benefit for Cultural Energy
in collaboration with the UNM Harwood Museum of Art
Co-sponsored by Code Pink Taos, Peace Action New Mexico & Veterans for Peace Taos
Download Barsamian Flyer
$10 donation $8 Harwood Alliance members, no one turned away for lack of funds. Advance tickets at the Harwood

David interviews historian Eduardo Galeano. Robin Collier photo

Barsamian will explore the history of U. S. imperialism and predatory capitalism and the “Obama Doctrine” in relation to traditional U.S. rules of engagement, and mass media's role in drumming up support for violent means to uncertain ends. Barsamian sets the historical context of U. S. complicity in the death squads of the mid 1960’s in Indonesia revealed in “The Act of Killing,” the chilling documentary film to be screened at the Harwood, Oct. 24/25. Does this complicity continues to this day?

David Barsamian in Española Capitalism & the Environment

Saturday October 25. 3:30-4:30 with Clayton Thomas-Muller David will speak at the Four Bridges Conference at Northern College with keynote by Vandana Shiva.

Embudo Land Grant

Talk by Estevan Arrellano on the Embudo Land Grant and Acequias. with discussion from the community. Dixon April 21, 2013.
Estevan Arellano Part 1 1:03:22
Estevan Arellano Part 2 39:42
On the Commons & Heirship 2:57

Stories July 2013

3 year old Fidel Contreras was killed by a hit & run driver Friday evening in Vigil Trailer Park. Here you can see his curiosity, mischief and innocence, as he watches Theatro Vagabondo with Siena Sanderson July 8 at the Harwood Neighborhood Art Project. To contribute to funeral expenses, or to the Fidel Fund, to address the need for slowing traffc & creating playgrounds for Taos Trailer Parks call Siena Sanderson, at 613-5600.

Rich Sanders, a great and caring man, died unexpectedly July 19. In Taos he worked first for kids health, leading a huge campaign with the Lion's Club to get all youth's eyes extensively tested in Taos. He also was key in bringing divergent people together to build the new county courthouse complex. Less known was his great passion for everyone learning about their own history, working on the Old Spanish Trail history, and as a black man, unknown black history.

A memorial service was held July 27th 10 am at the St. James Episcopal Church

Rich Sanders
Unknown Black History
Speaking for the Old Spanish Trail Assoc. on May 23, 2009 at the Taos Public Library.
Intro Remarks by Lloyd Rivera 8:40
Black History by Rich Sanders 50:58
Q & A Rich Sanders 19:57

Lion's Club Kids Sight
Mike Tilley interview with Rich Sanders Dec 2007

Charles Strong presents Jenny Vincent with an generous award from
the Peter & Madeleine Martin Foundation
Charles Strong
Charles Strong, a great artist, philanthropist, and generous man, died Saturday July 27 in Taos. He was an important painter in the abstract-impressionist movement in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Taos. Through the Peter & Madeleine Martin Foundation he was a great supporter of the Harwood and artists in Taos, including providing generous support to Cultural Energy. A student of my father John Collier Jr. at the SF Art Institute in the 1960s, he was a long time friend. We will miss him greatly.

Below is a tour he gave of the Harwood Diebenkorn exhibit in 2007.

Charles Strong Tour of the Diebenkorn Exhibit
35 min as a seperate segment

Diebenkorn at the Harwood
Mark Lavatelli and Charles Strong - together 1 hr

Finado Francisco Martinez Acequia
del Llano Quemado
Hearing on Water Rights Transfer application July 27, 2013
Application by Wiemer Properties, LLC to tranfer 19.99 acres of water rights to El Valle de los Ranchos Water & Sanitation District.

Intro to Hearing 15:05
El Valle Presentation 8:30
Parciante Comments 31:21

The Commission will meet at the Llano Quemado Community Center, Saturday August 24th 1 pm to render a decision on the application.

Stories May - June 2013
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Defiant Taos
Former State Historian Robert Torrez speaks for the Taos Historical Society May 5, 2013
Intro 1:23
Robert Torrez 38:52
Q & A 5:11
Recorded & Edited by Spence Stall

Taos Library
Public comments on cuts and the new $10 fee for non-town residents at Town Council meeting May 25, 2013
Library Comments 38:15
Fiesta & Fireworks 2:37
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall

Siena Sanderson with kids from the Harwood Neighboor Arts program
Theatro Vagabondo:
Puppet show Fidel

Hohza symposium
Hands across community; healing from the ground up.
Talks in Dixon on May 28, 2013 sponsored by the Carnelian Center
Intro 6:37
Lyla Johnston 6:50
Miguel Santistevan 1:01:33
transition 0:40
Sylvia Ernestina Vergara 1:21:11
Estevan Arellano 1:06:09
Tanya Leherissey 58:30
Close 1:15
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall

Robin Collier photo
Dollar Store - El Prado
Taos County Hearing May 14, 2013
Intro 6:27
Public Comment 1:02:12
Commission Discussion 1:15:17
Recorded & Edited by Spence Stall
Stories April 2013
Jenny Vincent's 100th Birthday

Our Taos living treasure celebrated with song and friends in San Cristobal & Taos. Here are some songs with some touching thoughts by Jenny.

Thanks from Jenny 3:25
Sing Along 2:43
De Colores
NM Dance tune

Jenny in San Cristobal Apr 26, 2013 with son Larry and grand daughter
Full hour of songs from the San Cristobal Birthday Celebration 1:04:59
Two part interview by Robin Collier with Jenny Vincent New Year's Eve 2006. She tells of how she came to Taos, her school, the McCarthy period, how she collected & taught Spanish music, her music publishing, with some songs.

Jenny Vincent part 1 28 min
Jenny Vincent part 2 28 min

Live performance of the Jenny Vincent Trio September 2007 at the Martinez Hacienda with Rick Klein & Audrey Davis.

Martinez Hacienda 2007 56 min

All photos & recording by Robin Collier. Copyright Cultural Energy 2006-2013

Acequias and the Future of Resilience in Global Perspective
March 2 - 3, 2013 NMSU - CNH Symposium & Workshop Conference, Las Cruces, NM
Welcome & Introductions

Sam Fernald 2:48
Water Resources Research Institute
Vimal Chaitanya 8:12
Vice President for Research, New Mexico State University
Sylvia Rodríguez 5:28
University of New Mexico

All pdf slides are copyrighted by the presentors, their organizations, or their sources.
For best understanding of the presentation open the slides in another window, advancing while you listen.

Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited & Normalized by Spence Stall. Thanks to Miguel Santistevan, AIRIE, NMSU, NMAA, Guido Lambelet and Mike Scarborough for financial support in recording the conference.

CNH Panels:
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Acequias

Alcalde Acequia - NMSU Sustainable Agriculture Science Center

Session 1: Multi-Theme Data Acquisition
Moderater Andres Cibils 2:01
Mexico State University

Acequia Hydrology Foundations of Community Resilience to Changing Climate and Land Use
Sam Fernald 16:41
Water Resources Research Institute
Fernald Slides pdf © 2013

Ecosystem Services, Faunal Biodiversity and Vegetation Dynamics in Response to ForecastedLand-Use and Climate Change within the Upper Rio Grande
Ken Boykin 12:06
New Mexico State University
Boykin Slides pdf © 2013

The Acequia Model: Local Knowledge and Sociocultural Adaptation in the Northern Rio Grande Watershed Commons
José Rivera 21:25
University of New Mexico
Rivera Slides pdf © 2013

Data Panel Q & A 11:22

Acequia Cleaning, Guerrero, Mexico
Source: Jacinta Palerm

Session 2: Data Integration and Modeling the Interplay of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Environmental Factors in an Acequia Community
Moderated by Sylvia Rodríguez

Monitoring and Modeling Hydrologic Connectivity in Semi-Arid Watersheds
Carlos Ochoa 16:01
New Mexico State University
Ocha Slides pdf © 2013

Acequia Perspectives on Climate-Change and Population Growth and the Perspectives of Preparedness and Adaptation
Brian Hurd 16:46
New Mexico State University
Hurd Slides pdf © 2013

Modeling the Hydrologic/ Ecologic/ Economic/ Social Dynamics of Small Scale Community Irrigation Systems (Acequias)
Vince Tidwell 16:15
Sandia National Laboratories
Tidwell Slides pdf © 2013

Modeling Panel Q & A 29:44

Session 3: Spain, United States, Chile
Moderated by Devon G. Peña, University of Washington in Seattle

Deven Peña Panel Intro 3:15

Encounters with the Moral Economy of Water: Convergent Evolution and Diffusion in Valencia
Paul Trawick
Idaho State University
Trawick Slides © 2013

Safeguarding Valencian Acequias: History and Values of a Millennial Water Sharing Culture
Luis Pablo Martínez
Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, Valencia, Spain
Martínez Slides © 2013

Society and Hydrology in a Chilean Andean Watershed: How Poor Knowledge of the Hydrological System Produces Social Conflicts
José Luis Arumí
Universidad de Concepción, Chillán, Chile
Arumí Slides © 2013

The Effects of Social and Economic Disturbances on the Taos Acequias of Northern New Mexico
Michael Cox
Dartmouth College
Cox Slides © 2013

Q & A 33:08
Closing Remarks 5:26
Sam Fernald, Sylvia Rodríguez

Session 4: Bali, Mexico, Morocco
Moderated by Steve Guldan, New Mexico State University

Regime Shifts in the Morning of the World
Steve Lansing
University of Arizona, Santa Fe Institute
No Slides

Visible and Invisible Self-Managed Irrigation Organizations
Jacinta Palerm
Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico-Texcoco
Palerm Slides © 2013

Irrigation Management in Pre-Saharan Morocco: Some Perspectives from the Assag(q)yas of the Ziz Oasis
Hsain Ilahiane
University of Kentucky
Ilahiane Slides © 2013

Modern assaguiya, Morocco
Source: Hasain Ilahiane

Is the Crafting of Self-Governing Irrigation Institutions in the XXth Century Following Elinor Ostrom’s Principles Still Relevant in the Beginning of the XXI Century?
Thierry Ruf
Supagro-Institut des régions chaudes, Montpellier, France
Ruf Slides © 2013

Roundtable Discussion/Q & A 16:46

New Mexico Acequia Workshop

Co-chaired by José Rivera and Quita Ortiz, in which scholars and activists are invited to formulate and propose an agenda of research and policy based on new insight.

aqueduct near Valencia, Spain
Source: Luis Pablo Martínez
Photo: Petercero

Stories March 2013

Town Manager, Oscar Rodriguez
Taos County Commission
Annexation & Command Center
Mar 11 2012 meeting
Audio minimally edited, due to error first portion of Arsenio Cordova's comment is missing
Public Comment 18:04
Staff-Commission 1:13:52
Exec Session-Lease 50:38
Recorded/edited by Robin Collier
Town of Taos Council meeting on 911 Lease & Airport annexation
The town voted Mar 12, 2012 to sign a lease for the 911 facility from Kit Carson Electric Coop and to annex the airport & Hwy 64. Both El Prado S.&W. & Taos County promise legal challenges to the annexation.
Public Comment General 16:46
911 Kit Carson Lease 19:46
Matt Foster airport 11:02
Public on annexation 1:02:49
County Presentation 31:07
Council discussion/vote 1:14:17
Recorded/edited by Robin Collier
Stories February 2013
Below are underlined links to our segments now online. If you want to save the mp3 file for later listening, on Windows, click on the link with the right mouse button, on the Mac, click on the link while holding the control key. Click on images for an enlarged view.
Compadrazco: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo & Beyond
Celebration of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Española, Feb. 23, 2013
Taos High Schools Poets
Vista Grande, Taos Academy, Chrysalis, Taos High School
Somos Winter Writers Series
Feb 21 2013 Intro by Jan Smith
Intro 2:50
Poets 1:20:36
Thanks 3:43
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall
Pilar Trujillo 11:07
Adam Baca 1:17
Estevan Arellano 25:00
Panel Thanks 0:49
Mike Scarborough 34:06
Mike Q & A - Ending 7:00
Recorded & Normalized by Robin Collier
Some presentations are handicapped by use of Power Point which is slowly destroying our oral traditions & skills
Economic Development
Workshop Feb 19 2012 for the Town of Taos "Re-Vision 20/20" plan. Pauses without content for SWOP public input edited out
Economic Development 1:42:41
Recorded & normalized by Robin Collier

Joint work study by Town of Taos, Taos County & Kit Carson Electric Coop
Command Center &
Airport Annexation
Tuesday Feb 12 2012
Command Center Part 1 58:54
Command Center Part 2 1:09:38
Airport Funding/Annexation 1:02:47
Acoustics in Commission Chambers are very bad. Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall

Crimes Against Peace
Allen Ferguson, JD, MFA
Harvey Solomon Lecture Series
Feb 9, Intro by George Jaramillo
Intro 2:10
Crimes Against Peace 57:26
Q & A 31:45
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall

Airport Annexation
Taos Planning Commission hearing on annexation of Airport & Rt 64
Feb 5 2012
Hearing was continued to Mar 6
Full Hearing 1:13:19
Recorded & normalized by Robin Collier

Allegra Houston
Lara Santoro
SOMOS Winter Writers Series
Jan 31 2013 Intro by Jan Smith
Intro 8:31
Allegra & Lara 51:54
Q & A 2:25
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall

What Activists Can Do
Robert Naiman - Santa Fe
of Just Foreign Policy & President of Hosted by Amnesty International Feb 5 2013
Intro 1:31
Robert Naiman 47:04
Q & A 27:53
Recorded & edited by Robin Collier

Stories January 2013
Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez

In Santa Fe for Amigos Bravos
Jan 15 2013
Introduced by Sawnie Morris
Amigos Bravos Intros 7:15
Sylvia Rodriquez 46:29
The NMAA trailer is here
NMAA Mayordomo Project
Q & A 18:12
Recorded by Robin Collier
Edited by Spence Stall

Dr. Rodriguez spoke about her work with NMSU on an interdisciplinary study of acequias and her work with the New Mexico Acequia Assocation on training new Mayordomos.

The talk gives a taste of the major international conference "Acequias and the Future of Resilience in Global Perspective" March 2-3 in Las Cruces

The Chile Assoc. lobbyist, Charlie Marquez, jokes that he is sick from eating some organic food. Expert witness Louie Hena from Tesuque Pueblo with sponsor Senator Peter Wirth.
SB 18 GMO Labeling
Hearing in the NM Senate Public Affairs Committee Jan 29, 2012
on SB 18 sponsored by Senator Peter Wirth to require labeling of foods with Genetically Modified organism (GMO) content. Bill text
Full hearing 1:17:35
Recorded by Robin Collier & edited by Spence Stall
The bill passed with no reccomendation and was to go to the Judiciary, but on the Senate floor Jan 30 was instead sent to Corporation & Transportation and the Public Affairs report was not adopted, effectively killing the bill.

In progress - being edited this week "Remarkable Women of Words Festival" from Apr 14, 2012

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