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 / 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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Earth Matters / Norm Gaume

Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project and Gila Conservation Coalition Executive Director Allyson Siwik discusses the latest on the Gila River diversion with former NM Interstate Stream Commission Director and Gila diversion critic, Norm Gaume. Now in the … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Diana Hadley – Northern Jaguar Project

Earth Matters co-producer Kevin Bixby talks with Diana Hadley, president and founding board member of the Northern Jaguar Project, an effort to protect the northernmost jaguar population in Sonora, Mexico. She explains how the project has established a large jaguar … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Karen Hadden

Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik discusses the latest proposals for high-level radioactive waste storage in southeast New Mexico / West Texas with clean energy advocate Karen Hadden, Executive Director of the Austin, TX-based Sustainable … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Border Wall

Earth Matters co-producer, SWEC / Southwest Environmental Center Executive Director and KTAL Community Radio board member Kevin Bixby travels to Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas where he discusses Trump’s proposed border wall … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / 2017 – The Year in Review

This last show of the year is a review of a few of 2017’s many attacks on conservation. Discussing the national onslaught and local responses are Earth Matters co-hosts Allyson Siwik of Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP) and Gila Conservation … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Melissa Amarello

Living with and Loving Snakes Earth Matters co-producer Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance interviews Melissa Amarello, co-founder of Advocates for Snake Preservation, about….what else? Snakes! More specifically, the number of species in southwest New Mexico, including threatened … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Jaimie Park

Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project Executive Director Allyson Siwik talks with Jaimie Park, staff attorney with the NM Environmental Law Center about the New Mexico Environment Department’s proposed amendments to the state’s water quality regulations that will weaken protections … Continue reading

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