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Each month New Mexico PBS connects audiences to great ideas in science, medicine, arts, and history. Produced by New Mexico PBS, CONNECT shares the inspired thinking and innovative research of the University of New Mexico.
Host: Augusta Meyers
Producer: Brad Stoddard
Executive Producer: Michael Kamins

How do we separate historical fact from fiction? “The story of the old west is a very, very colorful and romantic period of history. That’s why I was captivated by it as a child. And … Continue reading Historical Fact Vs. Fiction, Our Understanding of the Natural World

What are the basic forces that have shaped our universe since the beginning of time? “One of the things my group is interested in studying is heavy quark systems. Heavy quarks are interesting because they … Continue reading Matter in Our Universe, Climate Change

Curiosity has landed. Will we discover life on Mars? “Billions of years ago there were environments where life could have existed. We are looking for evidence of what those environments were like and also if … Continue reading Luci Tapahonso, Mars

We remain in the dark about what makes up 96% of the universe. “What has always excited human beings is the unknown. It’s always the edge that we’re working on. But there’s also the idea … Continue reading Dark Matter, Hummingbirds

Why Is It Important For Prairie Dogs To Be Restored To Their Native Habitat? “Bison and prairie dogs co-existed for thousands of years and the ecological role of these large herbivores, like bison and cattle with prairie dogs, … Continue reading Prairie Dogs, Stem Cells

What makes a Photographic Masterpiece? “Any great picture that we can call a masterpiece has an enduring quality that lasts over time, and has something that you can come back to over a very long … Continue reading Photographic Masterpieces, Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita

Eva Encinias-Sandoval is a one-person tour de force. Master teacher at the University of New Mexico and Flamenco artist, Eva Encinias-Sandoval is the heart and soul of what has become one of the most celebrated … Continue reading Eva Encinias-Sandoval

What led to the collapse of the great Mayan civilization of Central America? Using high tech satellite and LiDAR images, Dr. Keith Prufer. Associate Professor of Anthropology, UNM, and his students peer through the dense … Continue reading The Collapse Of The Great Mayan Civilization, Chaco Chocolate

Cabeza De Vaca’s Translated Journals This month, CONNECT begins with author and Professor at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, Baker H. Morrow. Baker shares his recent book, “The South American Expeditions 1540 to … Continue reading Cabeza De Vaca, “The Folsom People”

– A Fascinating Walk Through Time Connect has an all-star line-up this month. It all begins with a fantastic trip through the Grand Canyon and a fascinating walk through time. Dr. Karl Karlstrom, and Dr. … Continue reading The Grand Canyon, Curanderismo

– Nano Revolution Our all-star line-up features Dr. C. Jeffrey Brinker, UNM Professor in Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology. On the cutting edge of materials science, Jeffrey is developing nanoscale materials for … Continue reading Nano Revolution, Nursing Abroad

Jefferson’s Women CONNECT debuts this month with an all star line-up featuring an interview with historian Professor Virginia Scharff who recently wrote “The Women Jefferson Loved.” Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable … Continue reading Jefferson’s Women, Alzheimer’s Research