Dr. Peter Smith, former assistant director for education for UNESCO; founding president of Cal State University at Monterey Bay the Community College of Vermont; former Lieutenant Governor of Vermont as well as a Congressional Representative; and KSFR board president riffs on an intriguing idea, called "dynamic localism," and why it's more important than ever.
Dixon is the little town that can! A shining example of diverse populations working together to create a healthy community, this show was recorded during the Dixon Studios tour.
We hear from painter and potter Siddiq Khan; outsider artist Jeanne Treadway; Taos Pueblo artist Dominic Beau; Dixon Co-op Deli manager Maggie Greenwald; long-time Embudo Station restaurant co-owner Stacy Cox; and beloved local legend "the chokecherry lady," Eremita Campos.
Erin Doerwald, co-founder; Sarah Claudia Stout, co-coordinator of volunteers; and Lainie Grimmer, co-coordinator of volunteers -- all with Mindful Education Santa Fe -- have a rousing discussion of new research findings about mindfulness in the classrooms and how it's all being implemented in Santa Fe schools.
Terry Brunner, one of New Mexico's "Rainmakers" and State Director of the USDA's Rural Development program, discusses how his department has granted or loaned $1.6 billion to rural New Mexicans, as well as what makes New Mexicans happy and what needs to change. It's a provocative show.
Note: This is a replay of this important and timely show, originally broadcast February 2016.