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Our Land: Water Expert John Fleck and the Colorado River

Our Land Science Be Dammed

January 10, 2020 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with John Fleck, co-author of the new book “Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River.” Along with Eric Kuhn, Fleck looks back at the beginning of the West’s attempt to apportion the water in the great river. The pair discovered that the government ignored early warnings that it was overestimating the river’s flow

Guests:
John Fleck, author and director of UNM’s Water Resources Program

New Mexico’s Chile Crop Challenges | The Line

Green Chile Crops

December 20, 2019 – The New York Times published a story bemoaning the woes of chile producers in New Mexico this year, and forecasting a threat to the future of New Mexico’s signature crop. Are New Mexicans too complacent about the threat, or is the situation not as dire as the article suggests? Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss the fate of the state’s most famous veggie.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Dave Mulryan, founder, Everybody Votes
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator

For More Information:
Hard Times for a Hot Commodity, the Prized New Mexico ChileThe New York Times

Eating chilies cuts risk of death from heart attack and stroke, study saysCNN