Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. on New Mexico PBS Ch. 5.1
Sunday, April 22 at 5 p.m. on New Mexico PBS Ch. 9.1
• Cabeza De Vaca’s Translated Journals From His South
• What Was The Climatic & Environmental Conditions of “The
Folsom People” of North America – 11,000 years ago?;
• Can We Non-Invasively Detect Skin Cancer?
Albuquerque, NM — Inspired thinking, provocative
questions… Each month New Mexico PBS connects audiences to
great ideas in science, medicine, arts, and history.
CONNECT airs Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. on New Mexico
PBS Ch. 5.1 and Sunday, April 22 at 5 p.m. on New Mexico
PBS Ch. 9.1, and is hosted by Augusta Meyers.
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 1545”, the accounts of the 16th
century explorer, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca. Until Baker
translated Cabeza de Vaca’s journals from his South
America explorations, his character, for the English world
was somewhat unknown. The explorer’s North American
travels and writings are fairly well known, but what is
not widely known are his explorations of South America.
Baker reveals intriguing new insights about the explorer’s
attitude toward the Natives and how he sought exploration
Dr. Bruce Huckell, Associate Professor in the UNM
Anthropology Department, presents a detective story that
brings us closer to discovering, “Who were the Folsom
People?” Dr. Huckell’s research applies archeological and
forensic techniques in identifying the climatic and
environmental conditions the Folsom people would have
experienced in North America, approximately 11,000 years
Also this month, Dr. Sanjay Krishna, Professor at UNM’s
Center for High Technology Materials, answers the
question, ”Can we non-invasively detect skin cancer?” Dr.
Krishna’s cutting edge research in the development of a
new imaging chip for an infrared “Retina” camera may
change the way skin cancer is detected.
• Baker Morrow FASLA , Professor of Practice, UNM School
of Architecture and Planning
• Dr. Bruce B. Huckell, Research Associate Professor of
• Dr. Sanjay Krishna, Professor, Center for High
Host: Augusta Meyers
Meyers serves as Communications & Marketing Manager for
the Mid-Region Council of Governments, and as president of
her Media/PR company, Augusta Meyers and Associates.
Meyers is an Emmy-award winning journalist and television
anchor who spent 16-years at KOAT-TV Channel 7 (ABC).
Produced by New Mexico PBS, CONNECT shares the inspired
thinking and innovative research of the University of New
Mexico. The Producer of CONNECT is Brad Stoddard. The
Executive Producer is Michael Kamins. Production support
provided by the University of New Mexico.