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Stories Week of Mar 31, 2008
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Taos Currents
Poems from Guantanamo.

Town and County Resolution on LANL Expansion
Erich Kuerschner speaks on request for a hearing in Taos & extension of time for comments. The comment deadline has been extended to April 30 April 30 To make comments on the "Draft Complex Transformation PEIS" email Be sure to include you postal address with the comment.

Republican Senate Candidate Steve Pearce, in a tight race with Heather Wilson, speaks to Taos Republicans Saturday Mar 29 08. Winner will face Democrat Tom Udall in November.

Taos Republican tearfully recalls meeting with National Guard members returning from Iraq.
Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos:
More Speakers from the Environmental Justice Day at the Round House

Moderator & LANL staff listen

Audience at 6:30 pm

Activist speaks against the expansion.

Speaker for the LANL plan

Organizers of the Mar 26 Española Forum on Expansion of Nuclear Bomb Trigger Production at Los Alamos National Labs. Top; Joni Arends, Sheri Kotowski, Holly Beaumont, Shannyn Sollitt, Bottom; Marian Naranjo, Kathy Sanchez, Clarisa Duran.
They all also spoke at the Mar 27 EIS hearing.

Artist & farmer speaks for clean water

Audience at 10:15 pm The hearing continued until after 11 pm.
(photoshop 3 image montage) Click on pictures for for larger images.

Santa Clara Pueblo youth speaks against the plan
and for clean air and water for his future children & grandchildren

Stories Week of Mar 24, 2008

Taos Currents
Interview with John Nichols on the 20th Anniversary of the film "The Milagro Beanfield War"
Host Mike Tilley

John Nichols - the Milagro Beanfield War

Conversation with Michael Naranjo, blind sculptor from Santa Clara Pueblo. Host Maye Torres.Michael Naranjo

John Nichols - Milagro Beanfield War

John Nichols -the Milagro Beanfield War

Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Linda and Lily talk about opportunities for mentoring & fun.
Santa Fe office 505-983-8360

Maye Torres

Spring Easter egg hunt Llano Quemado

Expansion of Plutonuim Bomb Trigger Production
Special report on a press conference Mar 1 in Santa Fe of leaders opposed to expansion of the nuclear weapon production at Los Alamos National Labs

Picuris Pueblo Governor Craig Quanchello

More audio from the Conference

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Stories Week of Mar 17, 2008

Concert Mar 22 & 23

Sat March 15 08
March Against the War in Iraq
From the Taos Peace House to the PlazaAmy Goodman Puppet with Code Pink

de la Tierra
Taos Land Trust - Ernie Atencio
The Mobile Matanza at TCEDC

Jeff Hass and Mayor Bobby Duran

Taos Currents
On a Forum Mar 26 6 pm at Northern New Mexico Collage in Española on the proposed expansion of Plutonium triggers at Los Alamos National Labs. Sheri Kotowski, Kathy Sanchez, Marian Naranjo, Clarisa Duran & Joni Arends speak with Mike Tilley on the cultural, health and environmental impacts.
Clarissa Duran 505-929-3825

Marian Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo

Town of Taos "Smart" Code Presentation Mar 16 08

Some of the audience, from left to right: In green; Georgia Page, in blue; Councilor Gene Sanchez, Seth Brown, in grey; Fabie Romero, (at the back wall) Councilors Darren Cordova, Amy Quintana, Kingmaker Fernando Miera, (in the front) in white; P&Z Commissioner Jim Pollard, in black; long range planner Matt Foster, Placemakers Susan Henderson

We are working on an edit of the entire 2 hours presentation
Warrant vs. Variance: Explained by Placemaker Chad Emerson
The National Heritage Area - New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance Panel

Audio coming soon, along with Rick Manzanares presentation on the San Luis National Heritage Area in Southern Colorado

Joseph Sanchez, Kathy Billings, Kathy Cordova, Ernest Ortega - Composite photo

Stories Week of Mar 10, 2008

Nancy Ryan talks with Fabie Romero and Jackie Keaton on issues of feminism & identity politics in the Presidential race.

Taos Currents
Interview with new Taos town Councilor Gene Sanchez. Amy Quintana was invited but could not participate. Host Mike Tilley

3rd Annual Land, Water, & Culture
& Seed Exchange

Paula Garcia returning seeds to the farmers after the afternoon seed ceremony

Night of 1,000 Stars
Youth auditions - Cindy Velario On-line Exclusive

Taos Schools Proposed Schedule Changes
Hillary McPartlon reports on the school committee's recommendations for the Board Meeting on Mar 17, 5:30 pm
Update: In spite of strong reccomendations for the extended calendar from both the committee & Dr. DeLong, on Mar 17 the Board voted 3-2 to choose the traditional calendar. This still did make a change that allowed a holiday for pueblo ceremonials.

Sean Murphy introduces
Natalie Goldberg
Natalie's Reading from
Old Friend From Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir Coming Soon

Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD from Hawaii

Dr. Pang explains the human health risks of genetic engineering.
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Honoring our Relationship with Food
Saturday, March 8th, 9 - 5
Northern NM College, Española, NM
NM Acequia Association

Panel On-line Exclusive
Miguel Santistevan Introduction & DJ Duran Video sound track 12:20
Louie Henna 4:59
Traditional Native American Farmers Association
Clarissa Duran
Northern New Mexico College
Edmond Gomez
NMSU Cooperative Extension Service at Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center
Don Bustos
New Mexico Acequia Assoc.

Panel On-line Exclusive
Marian Naranjo 4:53
Honor our Pueblo Existence
Kathy Sanchez 3:46
Tewa Women United
Joni Arends
Communities for Clean Water

Dr. Richard Ford spoke on the history and origins of domesticated seeds in New Mexico

Panel On-line Exclusive
Victor Mascarenas TCEDC 9:04
Taos County Economic Development Corporation: Mobile Matanza

Dr. Richard Ford
On-line Exclusive
Panel End & Dr. Ford Intro 4:00
Dr. Ford Main Presentation 17:17
Dr. Ford Questions & Answers

Dr. Lorrin Pang
Dr. Pang is State Department of Health, Maui District health officer. He spoke here as a private citizen.
On the Health Risks of Genetic Modification of Plants 30:47

Questions & Answers by Dr. Pang 16:27

Wikipedia Article on TGN1412

¡Que Vivan las Acequias!
Seeds & Acequia Cleaning
With the 3rd Seed Conference coming this weekend, we replay selections from the 1st Seed Conference:
The New Mexico Acequia Association and Traditional Native American Farmers’ Association’s Traditional Agriculture Conference in Alcalde, March 10 & 11, 2006
Acequia Cleaning in Taos, March 31 and April 1, 2006
- Johnny Sisneros, RJ Chavez, Paul Trujillo, Karen Mirabal

Far Left: Estevan Arellano – role of seeds in community.
Far Right: Clayton Brascoupe – issues around Genetic Engineering
In Middle: Miguel Santistevan & Sr. Maximilliano Garcia of Chamisal

Emegdio Balon speaks about traditions going back to Bolivia
On left: Antonio Medina of Mora & Gilbert Naranjo

Come to the 3rd Annual Land, Water, and Culture Conference and Seed Exchange
“Honoring our Relationship with Food”
Saturday, March 8th, 9:00 am — 5:00 pm
Northern NM College, Española, New Mexico

Listen to Taos Currents Mar 11, Tues 8:30 am on KRZA Interview with Town of Taos Council winner Gene Sanchez

Stories Week of Mar 3, 2008

SOMOS Writers on Radio
Don Waters
Author of Desert Gothic (Iowa Short Fiction Award), Don talks about the craft of the short story. Host Tania Cassalle

Don Waters reading at the Harwood
for the Winter Writers Series

Farming thru the Seasons
Lorreta Barrett Oden. Author of "Seasoned with Spirit" she talks about her "Oh So Goods" Food Line for TCEDC. Host Lisa Fox

Bruce Gagnon Speaking in Taos for NM Peace Action on Weapons in Space
On-line Exclusive
Speech Feb 14 08 46:06
Q & A Feb 14 08
Edited by Mike Tilley

Picuris Pueblo Governor Craig Quanchello

Turning Swords into Plowshares
On-line Exclusive
Day long conference held March 1, 2008 in Santa Fe, NM on the Proposed Plutonium Pit Production and Pollution at Los Alamos National Laboratories.

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss

Sponsored by the City of Santa Fe, Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Fauthful Security: National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapons Danger, New Mexico Conference of Churches, Nuclear Watch New Mexico.

Allen Sanchez
NM Conference of Catholic Bishops

Department of Energy "Transformation" Hearing Schedule
DOE "Transformation" Overview

Albuquerque, New Mexico, Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM, Tuesday, March 11, 2008 (11 am - 3 pm and 6 pm - 10 pm)

Los Alamos, New Mexico, Hilltop House, 400 Trinity Drive at Central, Los Alamos, NM, Wednesday, March 12, 2008 (6 pm - 10 pm)
Thursday, March 13, 2008 (11 am - 3 pm)

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM, Thursday, March 13, 2008 (6 pm - 10 pm)

Española, New Mexico, San Gabriel Mision y Convento, Plaza de Española, One Calle de las Españolas. Thursday March 27, 2008 (6 pm - 10 pm)

Photos, recording & editing by Robin Collier. Editing is minimal to allow quick web posting. Please contact us if you need better sound.

Turning Swords into Plowshares
On-line Exclusive
To Protect Our Health, Children, and Water from the Nuclear Weapons Complex.

Sheri Kotowski - Embudo Valley Environmental Monitoring Group

Introduction to Press Conference
Holly Beaumont
NM Conference of Churches

Picuris Pueblo
Governor Craig Quanchello

Santa Fe
Mayor David Coss

Santa Fe Councilperson
Matthew Ortiz

Spokesperson for
Española Mayor Joe Maestas

Barbara Dua
NM Conference of Churches

Allen Sanchez
NM Conference of Catholic Bishops

Holly Beaumont
NM Conference of Churches

Overview on the So-Called Complex Transformation and National Security
Jessica Wilbanks
Faithful Security: National Religious Partnership on Nuclear Weapons Danger

Panel: Impacts of Nuclear Weapons Complex on health and Environment

John Fogarty
NM Physicians for Social Responsibility

Robert Bernstein
NM Physicians for Social Responsibility

Marian Naranajo of HOPE & Santa Clara Pueblo

Marian Naranjo
Honor Our Pueblo Existance (HOPE)
Santa Clara Pueblo

Marian Naranajo of Santa Clara Pueblo & Picuris Gov. Craig Quanchello listen to Santa Fe Mayor David Coss speak out against Plutonium Pit Production at Los Alamos National Labs

On Making Sure Our Air is Safe
Community Organizing and Air Monitoring - Broadcast as Taos Currents
Sheri Kotowski
Embudo Valley Environmental Monitoring Group

Joni Arends of CCNS with Robert Gilkeson
On Making Sure Our Water is Safe
Joni Arends
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Robert H. Gilkeson
Registered Geologist

Jessica Wilbanks Transition

Albuquerque's Role in the Bomb Complex - Sandia & Kirkland
Dave McCoy
Citizen Action New Mexico

Jessica Wilbanks Local Connections

LANL's Future: New Bombs or New Policies
Jay Coghlan
Nuclear Watch New Mexico

David Bacon - Southwest Energy Institute

We Can Change the Direction of Our Future in New Mexico
David Bacon
Southwest Energy Institute

Joni Arends, Holly Beaumont, Jessica Wilbanks

Jessica Wilbanks Conference Ending

Stories Week of Feb 25, 2008
Scroll down to previous week for the complete Town of Taos Candidates Forum

Cisco Guevara & with his wife Allegra Houston and son Rafael, listening
John Nichols introduces Taylor Streit.
Cisco Guevara & with his wife Allegra Houston and son Rafael, listening.
Photo & recording by Robin Collier

John Nichols Introduction to Taylor Streit
At the SOMOS Winter Writer's Series On-line Exclusive
John spins his own tale about the fly fishing guide & author. 9:01

Taos Currents
Plays at Chamisa Mesa and Taos High School. Host Mike Tilley

Radio Rio
Amigos Bravos
Lawsuit brought against Los Alamos National Labs to clean up pollution of PCBs in water. Host Rachel Conn

Dr. Devon Peña
Acequias in San Luis, Colorado
Speaking at the Ditch and Reservoir Company Alliance (DARCA) Conference on Feb 21 08.
Introduced by Priscilla Salazar Martínez of Las Comadres.
On-line Exclusive
Recorded & Edited by Robin Collier 58 min

Taos Democratic Convention for Election of Delagates to the Mar 15 State Convention. 23 Feb 08
On-line Exclusive
Some unedited segments from the convention recorded by Robin Collier
Plese let us know if we have left out any candidates that are running but did not speak.

Delegates for Mar 15 Democratic Convention from Each Precinct
Complete Results of the Feb 23 Election

June Democratic Primary Candidate Speeches

Congress 3rd District
Jon Adams
Ben Ray Lujan

Rudy Martin

Harry Montoya

Ben Shendo Jr.

Don Wiviott

US Senate
Carlos Sanchez for Tom Udall
Jim Hannan (not present)
Leland Lehrman (not present)

Public Regulation Commission District 3
Jerome Block
Paul Campos

Lew Gallegos

Joe Maestas

Arthur Rodarte

NM Senate District 6
Carlos Cisneros
Erminio Martinez

State Senate, District 7
Jeff Carr (not present)

NM House District 68
Thomas Garcia
Benje Ragensberg

NM House District 42
Bobby Gonzales

Chair Thomas “Chuby” Tafoya calls for precincts to vote. Robin Collier photo

More June Democratic Primary Candidate Speeches & Races On-line Exclusive

District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District
Donald Gallegos (not present)
Carlos Gutierrez,
Jeff Shannon (not present)

Taos County Seats
None of these candidates spoke at the Feb 23 08 convention

Commissioner, District 3
Anselmo "Chemo" Valerio
Andrew D. Chavez

Commissioner, District 4
Nicklos E. Jaramillo, Incumbent

County Clerk
Elaine Montano, Incumbent

Evangeline "Vangie" Romero, Incumbent

Convention Speakers Who Were Not Candidates
Speaker of the House Ben Lujan

Local Incumbent Speeches
Town of Taos Mayor Bobby Duran
Town Councilman Darren Cordova

County Commisssioner Charlie Gonzales

County Assesor Darlene Vigil

Feb 7 Taos Town Council Candidates Forum
56 min version with just the intro, questions from the audience & closing statements. Edited by Mike Tilley.

Stories Week of Feb 18, 2008
2nd 2008 Town of Taos Candidates Forum Feb 21 08 at the TCA On-line Exclusive

Organized by the Chamber of Commerce at the Toas Center for the Arts on Feb 21, 2008. Cosponsored by the TCA, Taos News, Taos Local Television, KTAO Radio & DMC Broadcasting
Recorded by Mike Tilley
Unedited Mix by Robin Collier.

The Complete Forum in 4 large files:
Intro & Sponsors
Candidates Opening Statements
Chamber Questions
1 hr 23:04
Closing Statements

The Forum in Individual Sections:
Intro & Sponsors
Candidate Intros

Opening Statements
Julia M. Valerma Opening
Melitón Struck Opening

More Opening Statements
A. Eugene Sanchez Opening
Amy J. Quintana Opening
Pavel Milan Lukes Opening
Richard Leirer Opening
Erlinda S. Gonzales Opening

The Chamber Questions
How will you foster consensus on the Council? 12:37

What is your position on term limits for Council members & why? 10:48

How would you propose marketing Taos as a year-round tourist destination? 11:27

Vision: What do you consider to be the most important issues regarding the future of the Town of Taos, and how can you finalize the creation of a plan that serves the communities best interests? 13:51

More Chamber Questions
What proactive step would you take to reduce violence in Taos? 12:54

How should the Lodger's Tax be spent? 10:15

What priority will you place as a councilor to make sustainability a reality in Taos? 11:12

Closing Statements
Melitón Struck Closing
A. Eugene Sanchez Closing
Amy J. Quintana Closing
Pavel Milan Lukes Closing
Richard Leirer Closing
Erlinda S. Gonzales Closing
Julia M. Valerma Closing

Closing & Thanks 0:55

Election is March 4, 2008 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Rio Grande Hall, Taos Convention Center, Section A & B, 121 Civic Plaza Drive

Eufelio Sanchez
Living Treasure, father of Erlinda Gonzales, interviewed by Mike Tilley in September 1999 15:30 On-line Exclusive

Taos Currents
Proposed Post Office on the Arroyo Seco Community Center Grounds. US Post Office hearing Feb 20 at 6:30. Neal Ogden, Arsenio Cordova and Lorraine Coca-Ruiz
Host Mike Tilley

Untitled: Dan Vigil
Master Print maker & Painter
Interviewed by Maye Torres

Neal Ogden, Lorraine Coca-Ruiz and Arsenio Cordova

Stories Week of Feb 11, 2008

Coral Bernal Interview with Chief Oren Lyons
Recorded Dec 7, 2007 when Chief Lyons came to speak for Yaxche School.

Chief Oren Lyons
Speaking for Yaxche School at the RC Gorman House on Dec 8 2007. Flute music by Albino Lujan and introductions by Pat McCabe. Includes 3 more flute pieces than broadcast.

¡Que Vivan las Acequias!
Protecting Taos Valley acequias. David Rael, Mayordomo of the Spring Ditch, Geno Sanchez of the Acequia de los Sanchez, and Patricia Quintana of the Acequia Sur de Don Fernando
Also covers acequia issues in the Valverde Commons Development

Host Miguel Santistevan

Taos Currents
Taos Community Foundation's Taos Education Fund - ED Elizabeth Crittenden Palacios.
Host Mike Tilley

Youth Providers
Organization Serving Youth in Taos County. Host Mike Tilley

Taos Middle School Science Fair

Coral Bernal & Chief Lyons

NEWS UPDATE on Green Chile Gov. Richardson signed HB2 Feb 12 with out vetoing funding for the Chile Industry. Senate Bill 60 never left the Senate Finance Committee when the session closed on Feb 14 and no more action on it was taken there. It remains to be seen how this left the matter, as the funding had no specific mention of genetic modification.

Allen Richardson spoke with NMSU researcher Dr. Steve Hanson who claims that they plan to do only conventional breeding of green chile. He agreed to be recorded and we plan a trip to Las Cruces to interview him in the future to get NMSU on record in this regard.
Read Staci Matlock's article on the GMO Green Chile Issue 24 Feb 08

Taos Youth Overcoming Dyslexia Recorded for KUNM's Children's Hour

House Bill 2 & Senate Bill 60 to Genetically Modify Green Chile
A special report on funding to NMSU to research genetically modifying green chile to make it easier to mechanically harvest. Robin Collier interviews Allen Richardson who works with Winona La Duke.

Governor Richardson
Ask about the line item veto for
House Bill 2, Page 179
Item (gg) Chile Industry
$250,000 funding to NMSU

Senate Finance Committee
Key Senators
Call about Senate Bill 60

John Arthur Smith, Chair, (505) 986-4363
Hidalgo, Luna & Sierra.

Carlos R. Cisneros, Vice Chair, (505) 986-4363
L. A., R. A. Santa Fe & Taos

Author of SB 60
Bernadette M. Sanchez
(505) 986-4267
Complete list of Senate Finance

Stories Week of Feb 4, 2008

Farming thru the Seasons
Interview with Kate Manchester - Editor of Edible Santa Fe
Host Lisa Fox

Press Conference on the Lawsuit against LANL
Brought by Amigos Bravos and partnering organizations, for cleanup of PCPs at Los Alamos National Labs. Recorded Feb 7 2008 at the Round House, Santa Fe, NM by Robin Collier, posted unedited.
On-line Exclusive
Press Conference 11:58
Press Questions 10:00

Judith Arcana
SOMOS Writers on Radio
Author, poet, and biographer of Grace Paley, Judith discusses "art that discovers and makes truth." Host Tania Cassalle

Candidates Forum
Feb 7, 2008 Town of Taos Council Forum by the Alliance of Taos Neighborhoods. Recorded by Robin Collier, posted unedited.
On-line Exclusive

The forum will air in four 20 minute segments Feb 18 to 21 on KRZA 88.7 FM at 8:10 am.
Introduction to Forum 10:05
Candidates Introduction 6:00
Q & A Intro & Rules 4:39
Prepared Questions 41:29
Audience Questions 44:10
Closing Statements 10:28

Host Nancy Ryan interviews Carole and Ann Bush Crews, daughters of photographer, author & mother, Mildred Tolbert, about their life growing up with Mildred and poet Judson Crews in Ranchos de Taos in the 50's & 60's.

Mildred Tolbert Memorial
The full memorial held Feb 2, 2008 at the Harwood Museum in Taos, New Mexico, ending with "de Colores" by Jenny Vincent. Recorded by Robin Collier, posted unedited.
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James, Rebecca Salsbury, ca. 1950s, gelatin silver photograph. Courtesy of the Artist and the Harwood Musuem of Art

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Valverde Commons
A short 2 minute report on the hearing held on Feb. 1, 2008 which denied the appeal of the Sanchez, Lavato and El Molino Acequias of the Planning Commission approval of the Valverde Commons Development. Below and to the right is the full 8 hours of the hearing.

This is unedited recording with some bad microphone noise as we move from one speaker to another. Some pauses and delays as pages are turned and exhibits moved have been edited out.

Posted below is the entire hearing in 4 large files. On-line Exclusive This is the easiest way to listen to the whole hearing. In the right 2 columns are files breaking the hearing into each part of the testimony, so you can focus in on any part of the testimony. Please help us correct the spelling of anyone's name.

Acequia Appeal 3 hr 42 min
Opening comments by council and presentation by Fred Waltz with witnesses: Thom Hatcher, Sylvia Rodriguez, Vincente Martinez, Amy Maestas-Kaufman, Lou Colombo, Will Burton, Alfred Peralta, David Martinez & Dino Sanchez
Developer Response
1 hr 19 min. Presentations by Bob Draper, Alex Abeyta and Steve Rose with questions by Council
Public Comment 1 hr 33 min
Council Discuss & Action
1 hr 20 min. Darren Cordova, Bobby Duran, Rudy Abeyta, Meliton Struck, and a letter read from Erlinda Gonzales

Taos Currents
Interview on Feb. 1, before the hearing, with Bob Draper, Dino Sanchez, Fred Waltz & Thom Hatcher on the Valverde Commons Development
Host Mike Tilley, Robin Collier participating & engineering

The 8 Hour Hearing
Broken into Smaller Files in Order of Occurrence
On-line Exclusive
The entire hearing is contained in these files, including transitions between testimony.
Please help us correct the spelling of anyone's name.

Pre Public Hearing 9:05

The Appeal of the Sanchez, Lavato and El Molino Acequias
Waltz Ex-parte Protest 13:53
Waltz Plan Change Protest 9:52
Waltz Main Presentation 38:40
Council - Waltz Q & A 10:16

The Acequia Witnesses
Thom Hatcher: Water Flow Photos & Laterals 27:57
Thom Hatcher: Council Questions on Laterals & Ending Testimony 7:56
Sylvia Rodriguez: Acequias 8:22
Vincente Martinez 11:50
Amy Maestas Kaufman 10:23
Planner Lou Colombo 9:14
Will Burton: Traffic 32:18
Alfred Peralta 9:19
David Martinez 6:05
Planner Gino Sanchez 15:11

Waltz Closing 2:01

The Developer's Response
Bob Draper 26:11
Alex Abeyta Engineer 7:40
Bob Draper Q & A 9:57
Steve Rose 33:09
Draper Closing 2:09

Public Comments in Favor and Against the Development
Opening of Public Comment 1:27
Seth Brown 4:35
Leo Quintana 5:25
Spencer Warloub 1:22
Kristina Wilson 0:48
Suzanne Walter 11:04
Kristin Ulibarri 3:27
Mike McGowan 9:05
David Turnland 3:57
Susan Berman 4:24
Gail Minden 3:18
Ross Ulibarri 2:02
Patti Navarette 4:19
Steve Kenin 7:16
Mary Green 0:54
the Original Steve Rose 2:12
Lawrence Vargas 2:07
Anna May Patterson 1:38
Amy Maestas Kaufman 8:01
Kat Duff 4:47
Doug Patterson 2:05
John DelMargo 6:58
Fred Waltz 1:58

The Council Discussion and Action After Closing the Hearing
Council Discuss & Question Developer & Staff 46:24
Motion to Deny Appeal 0:57
Rudy Abeyta Statement 1:35
Darren Cordova Statement 2:11
Meliton Struck Statement 4:23
Erlinda Gonzales Letter 2:29
Mayor Comment & Vote 1:02
Approval of Planning Commission Actions 7:49
Approval of Plat with Conditions 12:38

This hearing was recorded by Mike Tilley and Robin Collier. The transfer, normalization, consolidation and posting in Protools was by Robin Collier. Like the hearing, this took more than 9 hours.

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Barack Obama
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Earth Beat
Rivers & Birds:
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Green Living
Scott Evans on Gas Prices in Taos and how to save money

TCA Playbill

Art Streams

Taos Currents
Gospel Choir Film "Singing Red"

Gospel Singing for Teens

Smart Code Part 1
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¡Que Vivan las Acequias!
#27 Host Miguel Santistevan

Moving Acequias: The Law
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Taos Currents
Taos Fire Department
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Guest Host Robin Collier

Martin Luther King
Event at the Taos Peace House

Cuento de Mi Valle
Theresa Silva

Community Against Violence

Obama Supporters Organize in Taos
Jan 11. Next Meeting 1 -3 pm Jan 19 at the Taos Library. Recorded by Robin Collier, Edited by Mike Tilley.

SOMOS Writers Series
Nathaniel Philbrick: Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Nathaniel Philbrook at the Harwood.
Nathaniel Philbrook at the Harwood. Robin Collier photo

Shift of Land #7
The current state of agriculture nationally - From Sarah Parker's 13 Part Series on Agriculture & Culture
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Stories Week of Jan 7, 2008

Farming thru the Seasons
Tomatoes: Steve & Kim Martin
Host Lisa Fox

Taos Currents
Democratic Presidential Caucus
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Host Robin Collier

Heather Wilson
Listening Tour clips and interview from 5 Jan 08 Recoreded by Robin Collier, Editing by Mike Tilley.

Mistress Music Benefit

Speech & Debate Club
Juman Khweis on her experiences at Taos High School

Taos Library
Youth Programs & New Library Director George Jaramillo

Harwood Museum Report
Lucy Perea-Adams on upcoming Youth Programs

Taos Fire Department
Administrative Fire Chief Eric Montoya on Youth Programs

Living Treasures

SOMOS Writers on Radio
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Host Tania Casselle

Women's Speak
New Year's Poetry Special
Host Nancy Ryan
Readers: Jenny Goldberg, Shawnie Morris, Magdeline Smith, Anne McNaughton & Nancy Ryan

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Sylvia Rodriguez Interview
4:33 min. longer than broadcast
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Community Against Violence

Cell Phone Ban

Democratic Primary Training

Real Sustainability
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Shift of Land #5
Americanization of New Mexican Agriculture in the North - From Sarah Parker's 13 Part Series on Agriculture & Culture
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Taos Currents
SOMOS Winter Writers Series
Taylor Strait, Pierre Delattre, Jean-Vi Lenthe

Robert Bly & Martín Prechtel in Santa Fe
A SOMOS Event 16 Apr 07
Organized by Magdelene Smith
Editing by Dory Hulbert

The Story of The
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Earth Beat
Rivers & Birds Holiday Show

Soundscapes Concert

Community Wellness
Kelly Rainer
Reproductive Health Education

Bethlehem & Taos
Essay by Iris Keltz

A Conversation with Mexican Muralist Juan Bosco
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Americanization of New Mexican Agriculture in the South - From Sarah Parker's 13 Part Series on Agriculture & Culture
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Recorded Dec 31 2006
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Jenny Vincent Trio
Live at the Martinez Hacienda
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Jenny Vincent at Taos Solar Fest
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