Rio Grande Foundation Audios

040 LEDA and JTIP and Film, Oh My!

Dowd and Paul explore corporate welfare programs in New Mexico. They examine the questionable constitutional nature of these programs, and then examine New Mexico's most prominent economic development programs including the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA), the...

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039 Higher Education Challenges in NM, Bonds for Tiny Houses

Dowd and Paul start out talking about Dowd's recent opinion piece in the Albuquerque Journal which discussed in detail some of the many challenges facing higher education in New Mexico. Paul shares data from a recent story detailing falling enrollment at the flagship...

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037 Cato Rates Governor Martinez, Netflix and more

Paul and Dowd begin with a discussion of Paul's experiences and meetings at the State Policy Network annual meeting. Paul meets some prominent figures in the liberty movement and recounts the success of a prominent NMSU Aggie in the liberty movement. Susana Martinez...

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036 Truth in Accounting for State of New Mexico

Paul and Dowd interview Sheila Weinberg of the Chicago-based Truth in Accounting. Her organization works to "compel governments to produce financial reports that are understandable, reliable, transparent and correct." Topics include New Mexico's fiscal health --...

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SP1 New Mexico Bail Reform Panel Discussion

On October 4, 2018, the Rio Grande Foundation and Justice Action Network co-hosted a panel discussion of New Mexico's recent bail reform and pretrial assessment systems. Moderated by Lauren Krisai of the Justice Action Network. Panelists included Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto...

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034 Seth Saavedra on Education Reform

Paul and Dowd sit down with Seth Saavedra of "The Education Blog." Seth writes extensively at his blog about education issues in New Mexico. He's got personal experience in education both in and outside of New Mexico. He's a self-identified Democrat and education...

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033 Trump benefits to NM Economy, Food Stamps and more

Dowd and Paul discuss the problems at New Mexico's Human Services Department involving administration of the food stamp program which have resulted in New Mexico owing the federal government $164 million. A new report echoes previous analysis from the Rio Grande...

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032 Charter School Principal Tim Thiery

Dowd and Paul talk to Tim Thiery, principal of the Estancia Valley Classical Academy a public charter school which is based in Moriarty, NM. The Academy is affiliated with Hillsdale Academy and charges no tuition for students. The Academy's Foundation is hosting an...

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030 Corporate Site Selection and How New Mexico Stacks Up

Paul and Dowd visit with John Boyd. John specializes exclusively in the field of site selection and business relocation. He is constantly monitoring business climates, labor conditions, cost trends, incentive programs and other factors that impact a company's decision...

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