Rio Grande Foundation Audios

044 New Mexico’s Blue Wave – Election Analysis

A Democratic Party blue wave swept through New Mexico's 2018 elections. Paul, Dowd and Wally analyze what happened and what it may mean for New Mexico public policy in coming years. The "election analysis team" also takes a look at how their election predictions fared...

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043 News, ART and Election Predictions

Paul and Dowd go over the news of the week including the announcement that the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project is on hold due to problems with the electric busses.  And don't miss election predictions from Paul, Dowd and Wally.

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042 Romance of the Rails with Randal O’Toole

Dowd and Paul interview transportation expert Randal O'Toole. Randal has visited New Mexico multiple times to speak to Rio Grande Foundation audiences. He has a new book called "Romance of the Rails" which gives an excellent history of passenger rail and mass transit...

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041 Best and Worst Campaign Rhetoric from New Mexico 2018

Paul and Dowd are going to be hard at work on election night covering the election returns and providing analysis of the results. Paul will be on KSFR 101.1FM, the NPR station in Santa Fe covering the returns from 8 to 11 pm alongside a diverse array of panelists....

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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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