August 24, 2018 – A grand jury report recently disclosed widespread abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania. The story brought up New Mexico’s own history of abuse in the Catholic Church when it was revealed at least a dozen of those accused of molesting children in Pennsylvania were sent to the Servants of the Paraclete Center in Jemez Springs for “treatment.”
Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at local reactions to these new revelations of abuse in the Catholic Church.
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico
March 8, 2018 – This month on Our Land, we visit with tree ring scientist Tom Swetnam, a professor emeritus at the University of Arizona. Swetnam has studied forest ecology and fire regimes in the southwestern United States, including in the Jemez Mountains, where he returned to live a few years ago. But Swetnam isn’t just peering into the distant past. He’s also well-aware of the fire dangers in the Jemez, where he has worked to thin trees on his own property, shared knowledge with neighbors, and helped his local community understand how to keep their homes and neighborhoods safer from fire–and protect firefighters, too.