Investigative journalist Shane Bauer of Mother Jones has done some of his best work undercover. Sticking to his law: never tell a lie, Bauer was able to train with a patriotic militia in California and then perform armed patrols with a Colorado group along the Arizona-Mexico border. What that was like is every bit as good a story as it sounds.
Donald Trump used $7 million in tax subsidies to keep 730 jobs in Indiana. Bringing far fewer jobs to NM was much more expensive. Joe Cardillo of ABQ Business First on the deal that brought Facebook to Los Lunas, the price tag included tax breaks and first call on the town’s most precious resource…water.
A conversation with an old friend and colleague…back at Channel 2 in NYC in the mid 1970s…Linda Ellerbee, on the occasion of her retirement from television news, and the great program she created Nick News. It’s First Commandment: Never talk Down to Children.
A Boxing Day special, unpacking blessings with Time Magazine Religion Correspondent Elizabeth Dias, the 2016 winner of the George W. Hunt S.J. Prize for reporting on religion. We talked about her book What Would Jesus Ask? And the answers she collected.
When United Technologies, decided to move most of its Carrier Division work from Indiana to Mexico, Donald Trump intervened and saved 730 jobs, and he passed on a $7 million subsidy bill to state taxpayers…a good deal? For whom? Indianapolis WRTV Channel 6 reporter Rafael Sanchez has been covering the story.
8 out of 10 of the Judges who run the state of New Mexico’s Elder Guardianship program have more than 1000 cases on their books. What kind of a job can they do? Don’t leave it to your imagination,,,hear the answer from syndicated columnist Diane Dimond who came home to Albuquerque to shake things up.
In Ukraine, a few bullets still fly across the line of secession, but for the most part, the frozen war in the Eastern part of the country remains frozen. It’s the Ukrainian Government’s mandated war against institutional corruption that former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst and I will talk about. He says it’s going slowly, I say it’s going South.
In Syria, the Assad government and its Russian, Iranian and Lebanese allies are winning and the rebels are losing…but does that mean an end to the war is in sight? Christopher Phillips, author of the new book THE BATTLE FOR SYRIA says, not likely.
Who dunnit? The Russians. But why did they hack the 2016 Presidential campaign?
In New Mexico, there is a process for companies applying raises in rates charged the public. But PNM seems to have ignored it. The state Public Regulation Commission over-ruled its hearing examiner and gave PNM its rate hike anyway. Mariel Nanasi of New Energy Economy is challenging the PRC decision in court and tells us why
Last year, the Justice Department received 10,250 proposed corporate mergers. It approved all but 7 of them. In the self-entitled world of Big Business this is called getting tough. Helping these mergers alone, and getting very rich doing it, reports Pulitzer Prize winner Jesse Eisinger of Pro Public , is a small group of academic economists.
It’s the oldest trick in the book, bait a tyrant and let him discredit himself in responding. 2 cheeky pro-independence legislators in Hong Kong baited the Xi Jinping Government in Beijing and succeeded in advancing their cause, when the Chinese Government threw them out of jobs voters had just given them. NY Times contributor Joseph Lian says the political tide is running against Beijing.