January 4, 2019 – Treaties between Native American tribes and the U.S. government have been broken repeatedly since they were signed. This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales looks at the history of treaties and why they still matter today. She sits down with Nick Estes, an assistant professor at UNM.
Nick Estes, assistant professor, University of New Mexico
December 14, 2018 – New Mexico author Hampton Sides has made a career of bringing history to life in engaging and powerful ways, whether it be Kit Carson and his manifest destiny mantra, or the race to be the first explorers to map the North Pole. His latest work brings to life another amazing story, this time from what is often referred to as “the forgotten war” in North Korea. “On Desperate Ground” is the brutal story of the battle for Chosin Reservoir. The U.S. First Marine Corps faced three opponents in that battle: treacherous terrain, frigid temperatures, and a massive Chinese army. Correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with the author to find out what drew him to this story, and how it still resonates today.