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

New Regional Transit Schedules - Word Doc
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Stories Week of Jun 28, 2010
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 10 Years Old
On Sep 9, 2011 the FCC granted us a construction permit for a NCE FM station, now KCEY 89.5 FM.
Taos Currents
Taos Youth Summer Camp
Erin Currier
Interview by Mike Tilley on portraits of journalists now showing at the Parks Gallery.
David Barsamian
of Alternative Radio speaking in Española June 23 on the Language of Empire. Co-presented Cultural Energy & Las Mujeres Hablan
Intros 4:49

David's Talk 47:37
Q & A 25:03
Stories Week of Jun 21, 2010
Radio Rio
Oil & gas environmental issues in New Mexico. Amigos Bravos
Women on Agriculture 28:30
Edited panel discussion at Celebrando las Acequias on June 12 in Dixon. Lucia Sanchez, Norma Navarro & Isaura Andaluz.
Full Panel 44:12

Full Q & A 9:01
Recorded by Robin Collier, editing by Harvey Soloman
LANL Parajito Corridor Project Overview
June 16 in Española including the CMRR facility

LANL Panel 53:13
LANL Q & A 45:37

Stories Week of Jun 14, 2010
Taos Currents
Taos Solar Fest. June 26 & 27 Kit Carson Park. Host Mike Tilley

St. Francis De Asis Church
David Maes speaks on the history of the church built at the beginning of the 1800s in Ranchos de Taos. Presented at the Taos Piblic Library June 5.
Edited by Harvey Soloman
Diane Denish
Democratic Candidate for NM Governor speaking in Taos June 3
Stories Week of May 31, 2010
White Peak Oil & Gas Leases
Edited version of Community Peace Radio interview by Pat Leahan of the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center with community members & Ray Powell candidate for NM State Land Commission, on how they got 3,700 acres by White Peak withdrawn from the upcoming State Land auction on June 15.
Luis Reyes
Interview by Robin Collier with the CEO of Kit Carson Electric Coop on the operations of the cooperative and the upcoming annual meeting June 12 at Taos High School.

Coming soon...The Kit Carson Advisory meetings will posted over the next couple of days.

David Cargo
Interview by Mike Tilley of the former Governor of New Mexico.

David Barsamian 1:13:34
Speaking in Santa Fe Apr 20 on the Language of Empire. Introduced by Mary Charlotte.
Q & A after the talk 21:30

David Barsamian Speaks in NM

Stories Week of May 24, 2010
Nancy Ryan interviews Magdelene Smith on the murder of women in Taos and how a group of women are addressing it ceremonially & spiritually.

Intro/Outro Music by Lisanne

Magdelene Smith

Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos and friends on the river clean up planned Saturday June 12. Host Gaia Mika
Susana Martinez 33:35
Republican primary candidate for NM Governor speaking in Taos May 21 at the Quality Inn. Martinez Website

Republican Allen Weh's talk in Taos on May 6 Weh web site

Ben Rey Luján 49:27
Congressman Luján speaking at the Talpa Community Center May 22, 2009 with a Q & A following.

Jeanne Green asks Lujan's position on funding the Plutonium Bomb factory at LANL 4:24

Commissioner Barrone asks Congressman Luján about the US Census. Recording by Robin Collier. Edited by Harvey Soloman.

Lieutenant Governor Candidates
Republican Kent Craven
Republican Brian Moore
Democrat Joe Campos
Democrat Linda Lopez
Democrat Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Democrat Brian Colón
Democrat Lawrence Rael

Congressman Ben Rey Luján congratulates Taos High School student Majdolene Khweis, winner of $9,000 for first place in the Earth and Planetary Science category in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, CA, for her research project, ‘Don’t Let it Slide IV: Fire Factor!’

Stories Week of May 17, 2010
Taos poet, printer and publisher, Judson Crews, passed away a month shy of 93 in Taos, May 17, 2009. A burial and wake was held at sunset May 17 in Tres Orejas.

Born in Waco, Texas in 1917, Crews was a pioneering poet and publisher of poetry beginning in the 1940's. Moving to Taos in 1947, where he marrried Taos photographer Mildred Tolbert, he worked as a job printer at the Taos News/El Crepúsculo for decades, where he published countless chapbooks. His innovation in this form in the 50s helped inspire the "mimeo revolution" of the 60s and 70s.

He edited the poetry magazines The Deer and Dachshund, The Flying Fish, Motive, The Naked Ear, Poetry Taos, Suck-Egg Mule: A Recalcitrant Beast, Taos: A Deluxe Magazine of the Arts, and Vers Libre, publishing poetry by Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Stuart Z. Perkoff, Vincent Ferrini, Larry Eigner, LeRoi Jones, Jack Anderson and Diane Di Prima, among others.

His own poems were published in A Poet's Breath (1950), Come Curse the Moon (1952), The Wrath Wrenched Splendor of Love (1956), The Ogres Who Were His Henchmen (1958), and The Stones of Konarak (1966). He was published in Beloit Poetry Journal, Evergreen Review, Poetry Now, Wormwood Review, City Lights Anthology (1974), Poems Southwest (1968), and An Uninhibited Treasury of Erotic Poetry (1963).

He also wrote under the pseudonyms Cerise Farallon, Trumbull Drachler and Willard Emory Betis, and many believe, Mason Jordan Mason. Mason became known as an “American Negro writer” during the 1950s and 1960s and was published, anthologized, and hailed by such African American writers as Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Langston Hughes as an important new voice in African American poetry. Although Crews denied the assertion, many believed that Mason was another of Crews' cleverly constructed literary personas.

Poets Peter Rabbit & Anne MacNaughton laugh about a memory of Judson with his daughter Carole Crews at his burial in Tres Orejas. Click on image for larger view.
His sensitive transcription of Patrocinio Barela's reflections on his sculptures, published as Patrocinio Barela, Taos Wood Carver (1955) in collaboration with Wendell B. Anderson, with photographs by Mildred Tolbert, helped establish Barela's stature in the art world.

An early publisher of his good friend author Henry Miller, he was a life-long activist against censorship in publishing.

More detailed information on his literary work can be found through the University of Texas at Austin, where a large collection of his papers are archived, including correspondence with Wendell B. Anderson, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, Robert Bly, Charles Bukowski, Glen Coffield, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Carol Ely Harper, Langston Hughes, Aldous Huxley, John F. Kennedy, Meridel Le Sueur, Gordon Lish, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Larry McMurtry, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Kenneth Patchen, Kenneth Rexroth, Alan Swallow, Louis Untermeyer, William Carlos Williams, and Louis Zukofsky. Other papers are at the University of California Los Angles Young Research Library and the UNM Special Collections Library.

He is survived by daughters Carole Crews and Anna Bush Crews, and 3 grandchildren. His grandaughter, poet & artist, Iris Crews McLaughlin, proceeded him in death.

Daughters of Juarez 2:04:44
SOMOS reading and music at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House March 28, 2009 in memory of the hundreds of women raped, mutilated and murdered in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. Recorded & edited by Mike Tilley

Taos Currents
Vista Grande Charter High School students look at long term planning for the Town of Taos. Ned Doughty teacher. Host Mike Tilley

Friends of D. H. Lawrence
A festival of New Mexico Writers Apr 9, 2009 featuring John Nichols's critical parody.
Broadcast selection opening with Dr. Kathy Toy Miller, Roberta Meyers & Ralph Meyers II, ending with John Nichols
Festival selection as broadcast on KLDK LP 29:00
Complete Reading Unedited 1:47:23

Recording by Robin Collier. Editing & Normalization by Harvey Soloman

Readings seperated by reader

Sam Richardson opening 1:42
Bill Haller - President FDHL 3:55
Haller - DHL Letter 0:52
Dr. Kathy Toy Miller - Frieda Lawrence 7:10
Roberta Meyers - DHL The Mountain Lion 5:00
Ned Dougherty - Leslie Marmon Silko 5:40
Stephen Sure - DHL Poem 2:08
Juan Concha - Peter Rabbit 8:04

Stories Week of May 10, 2010

Allen Weh
Republican primary candidate for NM Governor speaking in Taos May 6 2009 with Q & A Weh web site

NM Environment Department
Open Burn Permit Hearing for Los Alamos National Labs

Open vs. Contained Burning 30:51 selections from Apr 13, 23 and May 5 hearings with public comment by Clarisa Duran, Michael Wismer, Sheri Kotowski, and Joni Arends presenting expert witness Ralph Hayes on the safety of contained burn technology.

Day 13, May 5, 2009 Morning Testimony by Ralph Hayes on Contained Burn Technology. Presented by Joni Arends of CCNS & Marion Naranjo of HOPE. Cross examination by Pete Domenici Jr. for LANL, Charles de Salin for NMED and others
Ralph Hayes - Joni Ahrens 16:21

R. Hayes - Pete Domenici Jr 35:17
R. Hayes - C. de Salin NMED 7:13
R. Hayes - Final Cross 19:23

Pete Domenici Jr. cross examining Ralph Hayes
Stories Week of May 3, 2010

Nuclear Weapons Roundtable
Margarita Denevan, Francine Lindberg, Suzy Kane, Richard Torres and Robin Collier discuss the impact of the nuclear weapons industry in New Mexico.

KCE Solar Committee
Kit Carson Electric Coop Solar committee meeting Apr 9, 2009 on solar voltaic farms. 1:31:17
Edited by Harvey Soloman

Taos Currents
Linda Velarde reports on participating in the World Peoples’ Summit on Climate Change in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Host Mike Tilley

Stories Week of Apr 26, 2010
Taos Currents
Western Enviromental Law Center Scenic and Wild Film Festival and the work of the Center.
Saturday May 1st 7 pm at the TCA.
Host Mike Tilley

Megan Anderson
Erik Schlenker-Goodrich
Dina Gonzales
Taos Staff of WELC

Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos on New Mexico Protected Waters. Host Gaia Mika

Stories Week of Apr 19, 2010
Taos Currents
Scott Evans on the Earth Day Festival in Kit Carson Park Sunday April 25, 2009. 10 am - 4 pm. Host Mike Tilley

Tia Trujillo of RMY on Gangs
Tia Trujillo of Rocky Mountain Youth Corp speaking at the Gang Awareness Summit held Mar 24, 2010, organized by the
Taos County Juvenile Justice Board.

The Fibershed Project 30:04
Robin Collier interviews Rebecca Burgess on her Fibershed Project - to wear only clothes from fiber grown, spun, woven, knit and/or naturally hand-dyed within 150 miles of her home in Fairfax, California.
Stories Week of Apr 12, 2010
Be the Change 1:06:59
Rally to overcome alcoholism at Town Hall & Taos Plaza. Mar 31, 2009 Recorded by Mike Tilley
Taos Currents
Tanya Moreño of CAV & others on "Stop the Violence" rally Sat Apr 17 Noon at Taos Plaza. Mike Tilley Host.
A Thousand Stars 28:00
Taos Youth perform on Friday & Saturday April 16 & 17 at the TCA.

Longer version of interview
A Thousand Stars 47:34

Stories Week of Apr 5, 2010
Tia Trujillo of RMY on Gangs
Tia Trujillo of Rocky Mountain Youth Corp 1:21:58

Girls & Women in Gangs 1:22
Presentation by Tanya Moreño of CAV. A shorter edited selection from the presentation 58:00 Edited by Mike Tilley.

Community Response to Gang Issues 1:28:10
Community members discussion at close of the Summit. Intro by Karel Maribal. Includes comments by members of the Brown Berets of New Mexico. Edited by Harvey Soloman

Gang Awareness Summit held on Mar 24, 2010,
organized by the
Taos County Juvenile Justice Board.

More segments from the Gang Awareness Summit
will be posted as we finish editing them.

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Picuris/Miranda Canyon Subdivision on the La Serna Grant includes Map
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Jasmine Bennett interviews Presidential Candidates | Interview: Agnes Martin
Cuentos de mi Valle™
: Theresa Silva
Bob Romero's Historia de Taos™ | John Paternoster's Rules of the Justice Game™
Mike Tilley's Taos Currents | Flowers Espinosa - Red Air™
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