Category Archives: Earth Matters

GMCR is proud to present Earth Matters – our 1st full length, locally produced and regularly scheduled program.

Earth Matters is a collaborative effort between New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Gila Resources Information Project, Upper Gila Watershed Alliance, and Southwest Environmental Center and addresses environmental issues at the local, national and international levels. Allyson Siwik – Executive Director of GRIP, Nathan Newcomer – Silver City Grassroots Organizer for NM Wild, Donna Stevens – Executive Director of UGWA, and Kevin Bixby – Executive Director of SWEC, rotate as the hosts of the program.

Earth Matters airs regularly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10am & Thursday evening at 8pm.

Earth Matters / Drilling Down on Mining Impacts

Upper Gila Watershed Alliance Executive Director and Earth Matters Co-producer Donna Stevens talks about the Chino Closure/Closeout Plan and other hardrock mining issues with Allyson Siwik, Executive Director of the Silver City-based Gila Resources Information Project and Earth Matters co-producer. … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / 2018 Year in Review

As we find ourselves immersed in a partial government shutdown, in the midst of a presidential meltdown, and a radical change of facts on the ground as the political landscape shifts at the state and national levels, Earth Matters, co-producer … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Laura Paskus

This week on Earth Matters, co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik talks with New Mexico Political Report’s Laura Paskus about her career as an environmental reporter and the outlook for New Mexico’s environment and water resources … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / CAVU

This week on Earth Matters, Kevin Bixby interviews Brandon Basino with a group named CAVU and its UnEarthed multimedia project taking an in-depth look at the oil and gas industry in New Mexico. For additional info on the project, visit … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Josh Hicks – Growing Threats to our National Forests

This week on Earth Matters, Donna Stevens interviews Josh Hicks, Assistant Director of the National Forest Action Center of  The Wilderness Society on the current wave of assaults on our National Forests via the Farm Bill and other avenues. For additional … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Chris Moeller – Wilderness and Healing

This week on Earth Matters, Nathan Newcomer of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance has a conversation with Chris Moeller of Open Sky Wilderness Therapy, to discuss his experiences as a Program Mentor and Field Guide working to intervene in the lives of at-risk adolescents and … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Deming’s Water Future?

This week on Earth Matters, Allyson Siwik, Audubon NM’s Beth Bardwell, and Western Resource Advocates’ Jorge Figueroa discuss their recently released report on water conservation and efficiency measures for Deming as an alternative to importing water from the Gila River. … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / War & The Gila – Activism!

Holloman Air Force Base is proposing to conduct military training missions over the Gila Wilderness, Gila National Forest, Silver City, and surrounding rural communities. Join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance as she talks with local activists Jesse … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Frank Bryce

On this week’s Earth Matters, we welcome our recent addition to the Earth Matters production team, Kevin Bixby, interviewing herpetologist, rattlesnake wrangler, and all around snake guy, Frank Bryce, along with a special guest… Mr Diamond Back Rattler!  If you listen … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Enviro Updates

Earth Matters co-producer and Upper Gila Watershed Alliance Executive Director Donna Stevens engages a broad ranging discussion with a cast of, well, several on things that you need to know about including… The perils of prescription drugs winding up in … Continue reading

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