Bienvenidos Visitor Information welcomes the world to Santa Fe
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
6d ago
Located on the portal of First National Bank 1870 on the Santa Fe Plaza, Bienvenidos Visitor Information has been providing information on the culture, history and amenities of the nation’s oldest capital city to tourists and locals since 1961. Joella Mortillaro, executive director of the volunteer organization, joins “Conversations Different” to discuss the history of Bienvenidos Visitor Information and the dedication of its volunteers. She also talks about some of the crazy questions visitors have asked volunteers, and the need for the organization to continually adapt to the evolving types ..read more
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Carmella Padilla previews the Santa Fe International Literary Festival
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
1w ago
The Santa Fe International Literary Festival has been a big draw in its first years of existence, and the 2024 gathering May 17-19 is expected to continue that trend. Author and journalist Carmella Padilla, a co-founder of the festival and a native New Mexican, joins "Conversations Different" to talk about how the event came to be and how it has had success in attracting world-renowned authors. She also previews this year's stacked lineup of storytellers and shares the story of how she became a writer. To learn more about the Santa Fe International Literary Festival and purchase tickets to the ..read more
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Joseph Maestas on how the State Auditor's Office tracks fraud, waste and abuse
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
2w ago
State Auditor Joseph M. Maestas joins "Conversations Different" to talk about the role and importance of his office. Maestas discusses the authority of the State Auditor’s Office, the workload his staff faces, and the responsibility of being accountable for the safeguarding of taxpayer money. He also talks about his background as an engineer, a former mayor of Española and a former Santa Fe city councilor, and why he felt compelled to become the state auditor. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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National Dance Institute of New Mexico celebrates 30th anniversary
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
3w ago
Russell Baker, executive director of National Dance Institute New Mexico, and NDI New Mexico alumna Kristen Martinez join "Conversations Different" to discuss the impact of the nonprofit organization that offers in-school and after-school dance programs to instill values and habits in its students. In its 30 years of existence, NDI New Mexico has served 150,000 students across the state through residencies and after-school programs. Martinez talks about how NDI New Mexico has impacted her life and Baker delves into the history and reach of the organization. See omnystudio.com/listener for priv ..read more
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Jamie Schulze previews inaugural SWAIA Native Fashion Week in Santa Fe
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
1M ago
Jamie Schulze, executive director of the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, joins “Conversations Different” to preview the inaugural SWAIA Native Fashion Week in Santa Fe and talk about how the event has grown over the years since the first Indigenous fashion show at Santa Fe Indian Market in 2014. The four-day SWAIA Native Fashion Week, the first Indigenous fashion week in the U.S., takes place May 2-5 and will showcase the diversity of Indigenous designers from across North America. Learn more about SWAIA Native Fashion Week at swaianativefashion.org.  See omnystudio.com/listener ..read more
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Best-selling author Anne Hillerman on the Leaphorn-Chee-Manuelito series and her new novel 'Lost Birds'
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
1M ago
New York Times best-selling author Anne Hillmerman joins “Conversations Different” for a discussion on the Joe Leaphorn, Jim Chee, Bernadette Manuelito mystery series and her upcoming novel “Lost Birds.” Hillmerman talks about the pressure she felt in continuing the beloved series that was created by her father, Tony Hillerman. The former journalist also speaks on how she uses research in her storytelling and shares her thoughts on the critically acclaimed television series “Dark Winds,” an adaptation of the Leaphorn, Chee, Manuelito series. See omnystudio.com/listener for priva ..read more
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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on gun violence, public safety and New Mexico's energy future
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
1M ago
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham joins “Conversations Different” to share her thoughts on what was accomplished during the 30-day legislative session and talk about the possibility of calling a special session to address ongoing public safety issues in the state. Lujan Grisham also discusses her sense of urgency in tackling gun violence, talks about the ways the state is using oil and gas revenue with an eye toward the future, and looks ahead at the state’s energy future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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Randall Balmer on the rise of Christian nationalism in U.S. politics
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
2M ago
Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, historian and the John Phillips Professor in Religion at Dartmouth College, joins "Conversations Different" to discuss the rise of Christian nationalism in U.S. politics. Balmer provides an overview of the movement on the religious right to break down the wall of separation between church and state, talks about the significance of Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson rising to Speaker of the House, and reviews some key terms used within the Christian nationalist movement. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández on pushing for progress amid dysfunction in the House
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
2M ago
U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández, D-N.M., joins “Conversations Different” to discuss legislation she's been pursuing in the House. She talks about what it's been like trying to get legislation passed amid Republican infighting and stresses the need for the U.S. to continue to support Ukraine in its war against Russia. She also hits on the progress of legislation and initiatives to help New Mexicans, from continued support for those impacted by the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, to efforts to provide a path to home ownership for first-time homebuyers, to the work to expand the Radiation Exposur ..read more
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Contemporary Indigenous jewelry spotlighted in 'The Stories We Carry' exhibit
Conversations Different with Inez Russell Gomez
by Santa Fe New Mexican
2M ago
"The Stories We Carry" is an exhibit at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe that features contemporary jewelry created by more than 100 Indigenous artists across the decades. Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer, curator of collections at the museum, and IAIA assistant professor Brian Fleetwood, who guest curated the exhibit, join "Conversations Different" to discuss the process of putting together the exhibit and share some of the stories behind the pieces. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information ..read more
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