Law Professor and Author G. Emlen Hall: “Water Tales from the St. Augustine Plains”
Hosts: Andy Otto, Alan Webber & Bill Dupuy
Santa Fe Watershed Association
The Santa Fe Watershed Association, in conjunction with Journey Santa Fe, is offering four speakers in May on the subject of WATER and WATERSHEDS IN NEW MEXICO and how they relate to our local Santa Fe River watershed.
This talk will discuss the pending application to drill and pump 54,000 acre feet per year from a ranch in the Plains of San Augustine in Catron County near the Very Large Array (VLA). The application proposes to pipe that new water 130 miles up the Rio Grande where it would be offered for sale to water-short municipalities such as Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and others along the way. The municipalities have not committed themselves to the project or to purchasing the water. The so-called “APR project” has caused enormous controversy of all kinds. This talk will analyze the width and depth of that controversy and assess it against the historical, legal, scientific and human background of the APR pipeline proposal. Em Hall became an emeritus professor of law in 2007. He has focused his research and writing on the history of land and water in the Southwest in general and New Mexico in particular. He has written three books on the topic: Four Leagues of Pecos: A Legal History of the Pecos Grant from 1800 to 1936 (1984); High and Dry: The Texas-New Mexico Struggle for the Pecos River (2002), and Reining in the Rio Grande (with Phillips and Black) (2011). Prior to joining the UNM law faculty in 1983, he spent seven years at the State Engineer’s Office. During his time there, he wrote an administrative history of the Pecos River Compact from its inception in 1949 to 1974. This was the beginning of his research for “High and Dry.”
Public Schools in Conversation.
With Dr. VERONICA GARCIA, Superintendent of Schools, Santa Fe
Journey Host: Alan Webber
Garcia has pushed for a comprehensive approach to educational reform by advocating for increased funding for programs such as school-based health clinics, breakfast in the schools, and elementary physical education. Under her leadership, New Mexico garnered top rankings for school reform, accountability systems, increased teacher quality, data quality, health and wellness policies, parental involvement, and college and career readiness. Previously Garcia served as Executive Director for NM Voices for Children, Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators, and New Mexico’s first Cabinet Secretary of Education. As Cabinet Secretary of Education, she advocated for the passage of many educational reforms including the state’s Pre-K Act, Hispanic Education Act, programs that extend the school year for at-risk children (K-3 Plus), and rigorous academic standards that were recognized nationally.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, April 23, with Pat
Hodapp, director of Santa Fe Libraries.
Journey Host: Alan Webber
Somos is a community-based, immigrant led organization for worker and racial justice respecting diversity and integrating newcomers. Somos Un Pueblo Unido also has a one-stop shop for low wage workers to get trained about their rights and resources available to them. Diaz will address the many issues they face under the new administration.
Meet Peter St. Cyr, the new executive director at the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and an Emmy Award-winning journalist, on Sunday, April 2. Using the state’s public record laws, St. Cyr has cut through political spin, uncovered corruption and exposed fraud. A watchdog reporter for three decades, St. Cyr, who has been a journalism fellow at John Jay College, Ohio State University and with the Institute for Journalism and Justice, has published stories in the Santa Fe Reporter, ABQ Free Press, ABQ the Magazine and contributed reporting to KOB, KOAT, CNN, Westwood One, and ABC Radio. Hear examples of how public records helped expose a corrupt state senator, revealed cronyism in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program, and how New Mexico’s top open government advocate is working to strengthen and defend transparency at all levels of government.
Bill O'Neill spoke on legislative session for Jerry Ortiz Y Pino.
Journey Hosts: Alan Webber and Bill Dupuy
Bringing the latest political developments in New Mexico. Monahan is a veteran political analyst, consultant and political journalist who covers all aspects of state politics.
Daniel Tso is an independent community activist who is working on fracking issues in the Greater Chaco area. He is an allotment owner in the affected area and holds a degree in agriculture from New Mexico State. Information about this important struggle can be found at www.frackoffchaco.org.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, February 26, with Julianna Koob and Marshall Martinez from Planned Parenthood.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, February 19, with poet James Burbank.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, February 12, with Mark Rudd.
Senator Peter Wirth NM Senate Majority Leader
Representative Brian Egolf, Speaker of the NM House
The Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) First District Director Annie Rasquin, with CYFD (Children Youth & Family Division) Heart Gallery Director Nancy Woodka, and Systems Analysis and Consultant Mary Ann Shaening will be joining children’s book author Rosemary Zibart to discuss the current crisis in Foster Care in Northern New Mexico, avenues for adoption and how we as a community can make a difference for these extremely vulnerable children.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, December 18, with poets of the N.M. Literary Arts program: Anne Valley-Fox, Joan Logghe, Michelle Holland, Elizabeth Raby, Edie Tsong, and Roberts French.
Sunday, December 11, with Randy Grissom, president of Santa Fe Community College
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, December 4, with Lois Rudnick on the subject of the artist Cady Wells.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, November 27, with Robert Julyan and The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
Mark Roosevelt, president of St. John's College
Editor Mathew Reichbach, Reporter Andy Lyman and Senior Reporter Joey Peters of the New Mexico Political Report.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, October 30,
with Peter Simonson, Executive Director of ACLU of New Mexico.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, September 25, with Ray Rivera, Editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican.
This is the Journey Santa Fe program for Sunday, October 9,
with Dr Suzanne Schmidt, president of the League of Women Voters of