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New Earth Project: Empowering Youth to Curb Climate Change

Host Nan Franzblau visits the New Earth Project work sites to talk with kids on the crew about the goals of the project, how the crew collects and processes large amounts of food and wood "waste" each week, and what they are learning from their jobs.  The kids share details about how to build, fill, and maintain Johnson-Su bioreactors and how this composting process is unique in its capacity to […]

today21 April 2024 70 2 2

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New Earth Kids: Jose Barrios 4th Graders Share New Earth Experiences

Host Nan Franzblau talks with six 4th graders from Jose Barrios Elementary School about a variety of activities they have done with the New Earth Project.  The kids share their passion for redworms, how they care for the worms in their classrooms, and what worm cocoons look like.  They address what lives in healthy soil and how all living things depend on decomposers.  Finally, throughout this delightful and engaging conversation, […]

today23 February 2024 325 6 3

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New Earth Kids: Keana Huerta & Matthew Chavez Explore Paths to Youth Activism

Host Nan Franzblau talks with recent Cobre High School graduates Keana Huerta and Matthew Chavez about what motivates them to take action and the positive changes they would like to see in their communities of Hurley and Bayard.  They also share their experiences as participants in the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session, how that prepared them to be effective leaders, and how it inspired Keana to become the youngest […]

today27 November 2023 283 2 4

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New Earth Kids: Youth Activism in the March to End Fossil Fuel Use AND Beautifying Bayard

Host Nan Franzblau joins youth activists as they lead Grant County residents in a march to end the use of fossil fuels, adding their voices to the global movement.  The kids share their concerns about climate change, what inspires their activism, and what others can do to make a difference.  In the second half of New Earth Kids, we'll hear a roundtable discussion with residents of Bayard who enlisted an […]

today19 September 2023 209 5 4

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New Earth Kids: The Good Work of the YCC (Part II)

This episode is Part II of a two-part series featuring kids working for the Youth Conservation Corps.  Host Nan Franzblau talks with kids from the YCC Water Harvesting, Trail, and Eco-monitoring Crews, who describe the projects they're working on, how these projects impact the community, and what they're learning, not only from the manual work but through working in groups and leading others.  

today20 July 2023 187 3 3

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New Earth Kids: The Good Work of the YCC

This episode is Part I of a two-part series featuring kids working for the Youth Conservation Corps.  Host Nan Franzblau talks with kids from the YCC Mural and Garden Crews, who describe the projects they're working on, how these projects impact the community, and what they have learned, not only from the manual work but through working in groups and leading others. Be sure to tune in to Part II […]

today22 June 2023 132 5 2

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New Earth Kids: 20th Annual Children’s Water Festival Celebration!

This month, 5th graders from all over southwest New Mexico come to the Gila to celebrate the river.  In this episode, kids from Cliff and Stout Elementary Schools share their favorite riverside activities:  identifying riparian trees, collecting macroinvertebrates that indicate river health, distinguishing between skulls of carnivores and herbivores, plus making surprising discoveries about the many ways the river supports all life.  We also hear from recent high school graduates […]

today17 May 2023 205 3 3

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Kindred Continuum: Tilantongo – Conversations from Indigenous Mexico Episode 9

In Tilantongo – Conversations from Indigenous Mexico; Conversaciones desde el México indigena, Phil and Kathy Dahl-Bredine bring perspectives and insights from Oaxaca, where they have lived with and learned from indigenous Mixtec people since 2001. This bilingual program features interviews with villagers, educators, environmental advocates, historians, and more. In Tilantongo program 2 for 2023, Mixtec campesinos Berta Santiago and Agustin Leon Santos discuss technology. Ironically, they point out, indigenous campesinos here still […]

today24 April 2023 193

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New Earth Kids: Gardening at San Lorenzo Elementary in the Past, Present & Future

Host Nan Franzblau and reading interventionist from San Lorenzo Elementary, Pat Ross, talk with seven 4th and 5th graders from Mimbres about the gardens and greenhouse on their school grounds.  The kids share plans for maintaining an aquaponic system they are currently building before delving into the importance of native species, decomposers, photosynthesis, and plant anatomy.  Their enthusiasm is contagious as they share the many benefits of growing their own […]

today19 April 2023 146 3 2

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