As the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, we each have our own way of digesting and knitting together our memories of that day. Reviewer Jim Terr says The Guys, playing at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe, does an extraordinary job of re-visiting those events and helps us appreciate the horror and the humanity they revealed.
Jim Terr is a writer, actor and satirist. He lives in Las Vegas New Mexico.
Longer life expectancies have helped catalyze what many are calling a new life stage in between middle-age and old-age. In part three of our ongoing series, Retirement Redefined, we look at a growing number of older Americans who are putting off true retirement. Devin Browne from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports they're finding second, or third careers to fill and finance their later years.
Wed. 9/14 at 7pm: Bluesman Robert Cray will be in our neck of the woods this month while on the southwest leg of his tour, and joins Putnay live in the KUNM studios for an interview, and hopefully a song or two.
As medical technology has improved, people are living longer, often well past expectations. If you're a man, the average life expectancy is now 75. It's 80 for women with more living well into their 80s or 90s. But that's leading to other problems. Long life is stripping away savings. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Marizco reports.
Wed. 9/14 at 10pm: See September 7th listing for more about ?Globalquerque! 2011. This week's show will feature interviews and performances by Los Martinez (New Mexico), Liber Ter?n (Mexico), Melody of China (China) and Simon Shaheen (Palestine) from ?Globalquerque! 2010.
The show was produced by Southwest Stages in collaboration with KUNM, Native Voice 1 and ?Globalquerque!.
Fewer Americans today envision living out their golden years playing bingo and golf. In fact, according to a recent study, more than half of the 55 and older crowd are struggling to retire. As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are facing diminished 401(k)s, dwindling entitlements and growing medical bills.
The Fronteras Changing America Desk is exploring the idea of how retirement is being redefined in an ongoing series. From Prescott, Laurel Morales has the first installment.
Sun. 9/11 at 11am: What is "natural" in a world where biology and engineering intersect? Biotechnology is making it easier and easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life? We travel back to the first billion years of life on Earth, take a look at how modern engineers tinker with living things, and meet a woman who could have been two people.
Senior officials in the Obama administration pledged their support for renewable energy on Tuesday. But as Jude Joffe-Block reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, federal funds that subsidize the budding industry are threatened.
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is back this weekend with, literally, an "Encore" performance of the same name. Reviewer Janet Eigner, Santa Fe poet and dance writer, couldn't catch her breath from the delight and surprise that company generated. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs its "Encore" program Saturday night at the Lensic Performing Art Center in Santa Fe.
Wed. 9/7 at 330pm: The Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery will visit with Carol Boss for an interview and chanting demonstration.
The Monks will be creating a Green Tara Sand Mandala at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on the UNM Campus from September 8 to 11. They will also be performing Journey to the Roof of the World: Sacred Dance and Chants of Tibet at the KiMo Theatre on September 10th.
Mon. 9/5 at 930pm: We shall interview Thomas O?Connor, Co-Founder, Music Director and Conductor of Santa Fe Promusica regarding the Season Opening - and 30th Anniversary - with the excitement of... Tango!
Santa Fe Pro Musica will feature Argentine composer Astor Piazzola?s with Internationally renowned master of the bandoneon, the Argentinian Daniel Binelli.
Mon. 9/5 at 730pm: Un programa para deleitarnos con poetas-m?sicos y m?sicos-poetas de Latinoam?rica. This program will delight you with the creations of musician-poets and poet-musicians of Latin America.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne yesterday sued the federal government, arguing a provision of the voting rights act is unconstitutional. For the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Mark Brodie reports.
A national civil rights organization says the governor of New Mexico acted unconstitutionally by requiring foreign nationals to prove they are residents of the state. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the organization filed a lawsuit Wednesday.
Santa Fe, NM – Ever wonder what a historic figure would have said about current events? Reviewer Rosemary Zibart says this weekend you can catch one interpretation of a famous native of Taos Pueblo who lived over three centuries ago. Rosemary Zibart is a writer. She lives in Santa Fe.
Albuquerque, NM – Recently union nurses in Santa Fe voted not to strike during contract negotiations. One central issue was the question of how many patients a nurse should be in charge of at one time. California has nurse to patient ratios mandated by law. How is this policy working there?
Thurs. 9/1 at 8am: Drought has hit New Mexico hard. The state has sued the Bureau of Reclamation over water and farmers are paying to pump groundwater as river sources dry up. How is this year's drought affecting the Rio Grande River and the communities that depend on it?
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The Interior Department announced this week it will be cleaning up tribal schools across the country. As Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the agency will have to invest millions of dollars to comply with environmental violations.
Hate crimes against Latinos in California have grown by almost 50 percent between 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, as Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, attacks against other groups continue to go down.
Newly-released numbers from the 2010 Census in Texas show a skyrocketing influx of Central American immigrants over the last decade. And as Hern n Rozemberg reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the typical household is not so typical anymore.
Hundreds of people marched Tuesday in Las Cruces to protest the New Mexico governor's efforts to repeal driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports state lawmakers will likely debate the issue in a special session next month.
Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe Indian Market will be in full swing this weekend, perhaps even more than usual with a special performance by the indigenous, contemporary dance group, Dancing Earth. Reviewer Janet Eigner says the event will bring to life the spirit of the artistic offerings at the market. Eigner is a Santa Fe poet and dance writer.
Dancing Earth will perform "Of Bodies Of Elements" Friday night at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe.