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 / 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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Earth Matters / Carol Miller

Militarization of Our Skies with Carol Miller of Peaceful Skies Coalition (http://peacefulskies NULL.org) Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Executive Director Allyson Siwik discusses militarization of our skies with Carol Miller, one of the founders and president of the Peaceful … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Kim McCreery – More Humans, Fewer Animals

Upper Gila Watershed Alliance director Donna Stevens talks with long-time conservationist and former Earth Matters co-host Kim McCreery about human population and its impacts on wildlife populations and extinctions. They discuss wildlife decline, the current sixth mass extinction event, and … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / War and The Gila

Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik discusses the proposed military overflights over the Gila region with Karen Sullivan, retired US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and founder of West Coast Action Alliance, Nathan Newcomer, … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Gila River Festival – Wynona LaDuke

Earth Matters presents indigenous author, activist, and farmer Wynona LaDuke giving the keynote address at the 13th Annual Gila River Festival at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater, September 22, 2017. We apologize for technical difficulties with audio during her … Continue reading

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Earth Matters / Judy Calman

Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Grassroots Coordinator for The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Nathan Newcomer, interviews Judy Calman, staff attorney for NM Wild, on the recent and continuing litigation in support of Mexican Gray Wolf recovery efforts. Earth Matters is … Continue reading

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