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Sep 26, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Hampton Sides

HAMPTON SIDES is best-known for writing non-fiction adventure stories about times of war or epic expeditions of discovery and exploration. He is the author of the bestselling books- Ghost SoldiersBlood and Thunder  and, In the Kingdom of Ice.

His newest book- On Desperate Ground, comes out in October 2018. But if you are in Santa Fe, you are in luck because Hamtpon Sides will be at  at the Violet Crown Theater on later today, Wednesday September 26 6:30 for a book launch and party. He will be reading and signing his new book along with a slideshow. Several Korean War Veterans will be joining him.  The event is sponsored by Collected Works. He will also be reading at the Kimo theatre in Albuquerque on November 1st, 2018. That event is sponsored by Bookworks.

As a journalist, his work has been collected in numerous published anthologies.. He has been twice nominated for National Magazine Awards for feature writing. Hampton is editor-at-large for Outside and a frequent contributor to National Geographic and other magazines.

Hampton Sides graduated from Yale University with a BA in History.    Sides was a fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in 2015. He is also a partner of Atalaya Productions, an independent film company that develops non-fiction and historical stories for the screen.

Sep 19, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Ray John de Aragon

RAY JOHN DE ARAGON  is the author of 15 books including two children's books.  His best known books include New Mexico Book of the Undead, The hidden history of Spanish New Mexico, Haunted Santa Fe and Padre Martinez and Bishop Lamy .

In college, he studied education and went on to earn advanced degrees in American studies with an emphasis on the history, customs and language of New Mexico, including folklore. He has held pivotal positions throughout the state in the NM Educational System. He has been a lecturer at all of the state's universities and colleges.In addition, he has presented programs at New Mexico museums and archives.

However, perhaps his deepest education in NM History came from his family. His childhood was populated with tales of ghosts,like La Llorona- as Well as witches and spirits and curanderas. Ray John de Aragon was born and grew up in Las Vegas NM. His great grandmother was a famous Curandera, a healer who uses herbs for spells and healing. Aragon has made it his life's work to write down and preserve that rich cultural history.

In addition to writing books, Aragon is a traditional santero/fine artist, and a performing artist who has appeared in several theatrical stage lead roles and one movie. He has served on the board of the New Mexico Art Council, and the New Mexico Arts Alliance

 

 

Sep 12, 2018

 

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: James McEnteer

 

James McEnteer is a journalist who has been keeping a sharp, critical eye on U.S. politics and cultural life... particularly in Texas.

His journalism and opinion pieces appear in print and on line in-  ZMag,  CounterPunch, Salon, The Los Angeles Times, Atlantic Free Press,Foreign Policy in Focus, Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics.  and many others.

McEnteer is the author of four books including Shooting the Truth: the Rise of American Political Documentaries and FIGHTING WORDS: INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS IN TEXAS. 

His most recent book, ACTING LIKE IT MATTERS, chronicles thirty years of the LAPD-  That stands for The Los Angeles Department of Poverty… The LAPD is a unique theatre company made up of largely homeless and formerly homeless men and women from Los Angeles' skid row.

His poetry and short fiction have appeared in numerous publications and online.

After earning a BA at Wesleyan, James McEnteer earned graduate degrees from the Universities of British Columbia and Texas at Austin. He had Fulbright grants in New Zealand and the Philippines and was a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He has taught and lectured at various universities. He currently lives in Quito, Ecuador. 

 

Sep 10, 2018

KSFR RADIO 101.1 FM SANTA FE NM

Producer and Host: Abigail Adler

Guest: Malinda Maynor Lowery

Malinda Maynor Lowery is known for her original perspective in social and political history which she approaches from a non-traditional, indigenous point of view.  Lowery has a new book just out titled- THE LUMBEE INDIANS, An American Struggle. 

Lowery is an associate professor of history and Director of the Center for the study of the American South at the University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill.  She has a bachelors degree in history and literature from Harvard, a masters in documentary film production from Stanford as well as a PhD in History from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Lowery has produced and directed award-winning documentary films and videos. She co-produced and directed the full length documentary film- In the Light of Reverence about native struggles to protect sacred sites including efforts at Hopi. That film won awards at the Telleride Mountain Film Festival and the American Indian Film Festival.

Her articles have appeared in numerous academic journals.

On May 18, 2018, The New York Times published her  editorial  titled - "We are the original southerns". That piece is available online at: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/opinion/confederate-monuments-indians-original-southerners.html

Lowery is also the Author of Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South.

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