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Katey Byrd's
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Former News Director of KRZA is now living in San Luis, Colorado & still producing Cultural/Social Radio/Print/Photos

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Stories Week of Mar 30, 2009
If you want to save the mp3 file for your iPod or other 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.
Cultural Energy is now 12 years old!
Sheri Kotowski, a tireless community organizer with the Embudo Valley Environmental Monitoring Group, recently wrote after the Land Forum they held in Dixon, NM March 28, 2009 on Los Alamos National Lab radio nuclide pollution issues effecting our food, farms and health:

We would also like to thank Cultural Energy. Robin Collier was at the forum doing what he does all the time, recording the event so that many other people can be part of it. Our thanks extends also to Mike Tilley who is the other driving force of Cultural Energy. Cultural Energy continues to take the lead in the very important role of spreading the word of Youth, Arts and Activism through out Northern New Mexico and the World Wide Web with their fearless use of the media. If some of you are not familiar with their website please check it out. Cultural Energy is a vital part of Northern New Mexico.

We will be posting the recording of this important Land Fourm in Dixon and tape from the Land Grant Forum on the US government betrayal of heirs held later in the day in Española soon on this website.

Taos School Board
Meeting March 26 on management of the Bond construction projects. unedited 2 hr 9 min. We did not record the actions after the Executive Session. See the Horse Fly or the Taos News for more info.

Below Left: Board members Arsenio Cordova and Chuby Tofoya.

Below Right: Eugene Sanchez

Taos Currents
Beyond the Fringe
A fine fiber art exhibit
Apr 3 - 7 at the Stables.
Reception Fri Apr 3rd 5-7 pm.
Mike Tilley Host

Merce Mitchell, felt artist
& exhibit curator

Robin Collier photos
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Stories Week of Mar 23, 2009
Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos
Matt Brix on the NM Legislature's recent efforts to limit non-profit organizations ability to engage in public education.
Host Michael Jensen

Taos Currents
Kit Carson Electric Coop Solar Committee Interview.
Host Mike Tilley

Left to Right:
Luis Reyes, CEO Kit Carson
Joe Hartman; Tech Committee,
Kathy Hope; Workforce Committee

Solar Committee Meeting
Kit Carson Electric Coop meeting Feb 27 09 Unedited 1 hr 15 min
Solar Committee Meeting
Kit Carson Electric Coop meeting Mar 19 09 Unedited 2 hr 23 min

Stories Week of Mar 16, 2009
de La Tierra
Taos Land Trust
Estevan Arellano
Host Ernie Atencio

Taos Currents
World Peace Week in Taos
May 26 - 31, 2009.
Thurs 6:30 pm planning meeting at the Taos Peace House
Host Mike Tilley

Taos Currents From Aug 08
Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety in Taos and the hit and run that seriously injured Gwenhyfar (Jennifer) Fowler while she rode her bicycle. Marc Campbell, Branden Curran, Robin Collier. Host Mike Tilley

Hit & Run Sentencing Reconsideration Hearing
of Serio
Lopez Friday, March 27, 10 a.m.
This was postponed because of snow.

A motion to reconsider the sentencing of Sergio Lopez will be held at the Taos County 8th Judicial District Court on Fr.i, Mar. 27th, at 10 a.m.  24-year-old Lopez committed the crime of a hit and run to a bicyclist, Jennifer (Gwenhyfar) Fowler, on August 13, 2008. Fowler broke both of her legs and neck. Lopez was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Judge Baca from Las Vegas, NM in late December 2008. Questions on the case may be directed to the District Attorney at 758-8683.

Prior to the Dec. sentencing, Fowler had agreed to lessen Lopez's sentence to 18 months from 3 years. According to Fowler, the case was held in Las Vegas, NM because a few Taos judges recused themselves. Fowler has received just a week and a half notice of the hearing and hasn't received communication from the DA's office. Those concerned may attend the hearing on Fri, Mar 27, at 10 a.m.
Edited from PSA by Pamela Pereyra 575.751.9721

Stories Week of Mar 9, 2009
Congressman Ben Ray Luján
Unedited Town Meeting Mar 14, 09
Introduced by Billy Knight
Luján Report on Progress in Congress 30:21 Min
Lujan Q & A 1 hr 2 min
Poetry Mar 7, 09
Taos Medical Aid to Gaza
Introduced by David Pérez
Winn DeBurlo 4:41
Veronica Golos 28:25

Taos youth learn Belly Dance
moves from Deborah & Areena
of the Saltanah Dancers
of Santa Fe

Taos School Board Meeting
Monday Mar 9, 2009
Unedited recordings. The executive session lasted 5 1/2 hours. The Board voted 3-2 to place Dr. Delong on Administrative leave until a meeting to be held April 13.

Board Before Executive Session 31:58
Public Statements made while Board was in Executive Session 19:21
Board After Executive Session

Lorraine Coca-Ruiz and Arsenio Córdova Mar 9, 09

Alfred Cordova, Acting Superintendent

Taos School Board Meeting Mar 11, 2009

Esther Winter, Human Resources & Rose Matinez, Director of Instruction speak on 99.3 % highly qualified teachers

School Board Recall Meeting
Mar 12, 2009
Entire Meeting unedited: 1 hr 33 mins. Our apologies for excessive microphone handling noise on the recording.

Attorney Julia Armstrong
shows recall petition form

Stories Week of Mar 2, 2009
SOMOS Writers on Radio
Cherie Burns, journalist and author of The Great Hurricane: 1938, Cherie shares how she researched and wrote this moving true story, plus reflections on that Great Depression era and today's world, and Hurricane Katrina. Host Tania Casselle

Taos Currents
Gaza Medical Aid Benefit Mar 7
Juman Khweis & Veronica Golos
Host Mike Tilley

Community School Meeting
3 hours 5:11 Minutes
Feb 27 09 about Taos Municipal schools at Sagebrush Convention Center. Unedited except that references to a certain high school student's identity have been suppressed. Jill Cline opens the meeting.

Student Rep Mish Rosette

Past Superintendant Rose Martinez

Superintendant Dr. DeLong

Incoming Board Chuby Tofoya

Superintendant Dr. DeLong

Stories Week of Feb 23, 2009

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Taos Currents
Luis Peña & Beata Tsosie-Peña interviewed in Santa Clara Pueblo on the event
Viva La Raza Del Norte
Land Struggle Identity & Culture Sat Feb 28 12-5 in Española
At the YMCA Teen Tech Center
Host Robin Collier

Valverde Commons
1 hr 11:30 min
Approval of final plat Jan 7 09 before the Taos Town Planning Commission. This has been appealed to the Town Council and would have been heard March 10, but now has been continued due to errors found in the original approval a year ago. Below are the flawed approvals of Feb 1, 2008

Mayor Comment & Vote 1:02
Approval of Planning Commission Actions 7:49
Approval of Plat with Conditions 12:38

The entire 8 hour Feb 1, 2008 hearing can be heard here

Update Mar 4 NM Senate Bill 560 the "Farmer Protection Act" to prevent farmers from being sued for GMO contamination still is before the Conservation Committee. The bil was again not heard on Tuesday and Now is scheduled to be heard Thursday Mar 5 at 8 am to consider a substutute bill with all NMDA and NMSU provisions stripped out, but retaining the farmer liability provisions. Update Mar 5 The bill was killed at 5:30 in a 6-1 vote in the Conservation Committee.

For more info & a list of Committee members and their contacts visit: Unfortunately this web site is not always uptodate on developments.

Farming thru the Seasons
Suzzane Woolter and Dale Jimenez
AG day Thurs Mar 12 11-6
Host Lisa Fox

Stories Week of Feb 16, 2009

Rachel Conn & Brian Shields
Radio Rio
Rachel Conn & Brian Shields of Amigos Bravos talk about Off Road Vehicles in the Carson National Forest and ATV bills at the NM Legislature.
Taos Currents
Isaura Andaluz on NM Senate Bill 560 the "Farmer Protection Act" to prevent farmers from being sued if their crops are contaminated by genetically modified crops and other related issues. Host Mike Tilley
For more info on the bill visit
You can read the bill & track as it goes thru Senate committees here.
Stories Week of Feb 9, 2009
¡Que Vivian las Acequias!
Mar 06 Seed Conference
Host Miguel Santistevan

Rick Klein (128K Stereo mp3)
Singing songs he learned in Columbia, Ecuador and Brazil.
From the SOMOS Winter Writer Series Feb 13 09
Introduced by Curator Diana Rico
48K mono mp3 version
Includes 2 acequia cleaning songs with origins in the Peruvian desert.

Taos Currents
Millicent Rogers Museum
Executive Director Fred Peralta
Host Mike Tilley

David Pérez
Memories of a boyhood in the South Bronx. Reading from his memoir Wow at the SOMOS Winter Writers Series. Jan 30 09. Introduced by Curator Diana Rico

Thomas Buckley, author of Women and Other Dreams, a handmade book of poems and photographs. Host Nancy Ryan

Taos Youth Providers
Tips for Teens, Saftey for Youth on ATVs, Children's Art Show: Anything is Possible

The Nazca culture developed desert irrigation in Peru about 500 AD.

Stories Week of Feb 2, 2009
Writers on Radio
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, author of The Dirty Girls Social Club, reads from her novel-in-progressThe Cities and the Sea on the Cuban revolution and the US civil rights movement. Host Tania Casselle.

Farming thru the Seasons
K & W Farms - John & Trudi Kretsinger. Host Lisa Fox

Juniper Manley, Lucy Perera-Adams, Jina Brenneman
Photo composite photo by Robin Collier

Taos Currents
Upcoming at the Harwood Museum. Juniper Manley; Development,
Lucy Perera-Adams, Education, Jina Brenneman; Curator.
Host Mike Tilley

Stories Week of Jan 26, 2009
Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos. Community organizing to protect drinking water in the South Valley of Albuquerque. Leslie Winestock. Host Michael Jensen

Taos Currents
Taos Center for the Arts and the renovations on the Taos Community Auditorium. Ron Userwood & Dancer Dearing
Host Mike Tilley

Chellis Glendinning
Chellis reads from her work in progress,, at the SOMOS Winter Writer's Series on Jan 23, 2009

Taos School Board Forum
Selections from the Yes for Kids Forum held Jan 7 for District 3 and 5. Vote by Tuesday Feb 3.

Stories Week of Jan 19, 2009

Majdolene Khweis speaks to a standing room only audience of more than 110 at the Aid to Gaza Benefit
Composite Photoshop photo by Robin Collier
Legislative Forum
Carlos Cisneros and Bobby Gonzales speak in Taos about the upcoming NM Legislative session. 50 minutes
Taos Currents
Taos Schools Superintendent Lorretta DeLong
Host Mike Tilley

Aid to Gaza Benefit 1 hr 17 min
For Doctors Without Borders on Jan. 19, 2009 in Taos. Speakers: Juman & Majdolene Khweis, Taos High School activists, Iris Keltz, activist and author, Ahmad Assed, a Palestinian attorney and Micha Kurz, a former Israeli soldier.
The event raised $3,221.30 for Doctors Without Borders.

Stories Week of Jan 12, 2009
Taos Youth Providers
Harwood Museum
Youth Heartline

Cub & Boy Scouts
Taos Currents
Taos Aid for Gaza Jan 19, 2008
PSA on the event
Click here for info
Juman & Majdolene Khweis
Interview with Aref Ahmadia
Host Mike Tilley
Tribute to Artist and gallery owner Antonio Arellanes
Host Maye Torres

Aref Ahmadia at his West End Cafe, San Rafael, CA

Demonstration for peace in Gaza in Mill Valley, Marin County, CA Jan 9, 2008

Libraries for Peace
Aref Ahmadia speaks about the project to bring books to schools in Lebanon and Palestine.

Humanitarian Aid to Gaza
Aref Ahmadia speaks about the need for food and medical aid to the women and children of Gaza and his vision for peace in the Middle East.

Demonstration for peace in Taos Plaza.Taos, NM Dec 31, 2008
There was a Gaza vigil 2 pm Jan 10, 2008 in Taos Plaza

Stories Week of Jan 5, 2008
Farming thru the Seasons
Opel Gwen of Questa.
Repeat of Jan 06 show
Host Lisa Fox

Rounds with Musician Becky Reardon. Host Nancy Ryan

Taos Currents
SOMOS Winter Writers Series with curator Diana Rico and readings by David Pérez, Monique Parker and clips from Michelle Holland and Erin Badhand. Host Robin Collier

Paul Stamets Part 1
Paul Stamets Part 2
Paul Stamets, the leading expert on how mushrooms can save the world, spoke at the Food and Seed Sovereignty Conference at Tesque Pueblo on September 27, 2008 Paul Stamets Website

Stories Week of Dec 29, 2008
Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos. Western Environmental Law Center's work on reducing waste in oil & gas extraction in the West.
Rachel Conn with Erik Schlenker-Goodrich and Megan Anderson
the Iraq Peace Movement
Interview by youth reporter Juman Khweis with Terry Rockefeller of Peaceful Tomorrows

Taos Currents
Reflections on the Taos Pueblo Deer Dance from writing by John Collier Jr. and Soundscapes Jan 3rd & 4th Chamber Music Concert. Host Robin Collier.

Writers on Radio
Eliezer Sobel: author of The 99th Monkey: A Spiritual Journalist's Misadventures with Gurus, Messiahs, Sex, Psychedelics and Other Consciousness-Raising Experiments. Host Tania Casselle

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David Barsamian Post Election Activism | Another World is Possible | Middle East Crisis
Public Meetings and Political Forums | Nancy Ryan's Womenspeak™ | Amigos Bravos - Radio Rio™
Picuris/Miranda Canyon Subdivision on the La Serna Grant includes Map
Sustain Taos: Bioneers' Shows | Lyla Johnston's Native Momentum™
Community Story Telling - Robert Wolf | ¡Que Vivan las Acequias!™ - Miguel Santistevan
Teen Media Camp Radio
| Teen Media Camp Video | Writers on Radio™ SOMOS
Geoff Bryce's Acequia Reports
| Lisa Fox's Farming Thru the Seasons™| Maye Torres Untitled™
Jasmine Bennett interviews Presidential Candidates | Interview: Agnes Martin
Mike Tilley's Taos Currents | Cuentos de mi Valle™: Theresa Silva
Bob Romero's Historia de Taos™ | John Paternoster's Rules of the Justice Game™
Old Spanish Trail & Taos History | Flowers Espinosa - Red Air™
All audio segments and photos are copyright 2003-2009 by Cultural Energy and/or the creators and may not be reproduced in any form.