University of New Mexico Press

Library of Congress

  University Showcase, 11/19 8am: In 1880 the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad came to Albuquerque. But more importantly, the company located its locomotive repair shops in the town. This would change the city forever. At their height the locomotive shops employed 2,000 people. The quadrant system for Albuquerque addresses actually originated with this giant facility.

University of New Mexico Press

  Friday, 9/18, 8a: On this episode we talk about the history of Art1 with art historian and author Patrick Frank. In the late 1960s, the University of New Mexico played a key role in bringing together creativity and technology in what was then the nascent field of computer art. Now a new book from Museum of New Mexico Press offers the first in depth account of this early digital creativity -- “Sharing Code: Art1, Frederick Hammersley, and the Dawn of Computer Art.” 

"Querencia": A Place In The Heart

Jul 12, 2020

Dr. Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez, Inaugural Poet Laureate of New Mexico Levi Romero, and Dr. Spencer R. Herrera talk with host Cristina Baccin  about what´s a querencia: is it a place in your heart?

Las Vegas, New Mexico: 4th of July Fiestas

Jul 2, 2020
Las Vegas, New Mexico Fiesta Poster Collection of Martina Tapia – Photo Courtesy: Lillian Gorman

Mon. 7/6, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, New Mexican author Dr. Lillian Gorman shares insights from her research on the 4th of July Fiestas in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In a re-evaluation of the Fiestas cultural richness and its deeply rooted anchor as querencia for many northern Nuevomexicanos. We will chat about these Fiestas as a “love of place” and as a "contestatory space" at the same time, hosted by Cristina Baccin.

Gangs Of The El Paso-Juárez Borderland

Dec 31, 2019

On Espejos de Aztlán, author Dr. Mike Tapia guides us in the examination of gang history and its subcultures in this unique Southwest borderland region, and how promote changes that help youth-at-risk, hosted by Cristina Baccin.