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Painting Winter

While listening to music from the room next door, Painter Enrique Harrison talks about moving to Cedro, New Mexico in 1981. A life long artist, Enrique shares a story about gathering wood and water in wintery Tijeras canyon, mud plastering the

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NMSU Public History

January 2017 begins anew with a Public History master’s program at New Mexico State University located in Las Cruces. My accepted for admission Statement of Purpose outlines an initiative to record, catalog, and present an narrative research on Poverty, Homelessness, and

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New Mexico Identities

Narrator David Hernandez Rivero speaks about the native and international communities of New Mexico. Originally from Havana, Cuba, David has worked as a librarian, archivist, and museum curator, including study at University of New Mexico’s Maxwell Museum and 2015s collaborative

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Autumn Dreams

This summer, after too much time spent working rather than recording, a chance presented itself to schedule sound recordings along Rio Grande in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Transferring sound equipment —i.e. checklist packing to allow for easy hauling, set-up, and tear down—

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Summer Language

Oscar López talks about University of New Mexico’s Center for English Language and American Culture (CELAC). From San Salvador, El Salvador, Oscar attended the program at UNM in the Spring of 2015, in addition to further dedicated study at the

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Rain Cars

Near Los Griegos Library, the normally welcome sound of rain is questioned by the street traffic noise of Griegos Road along North West Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recording environments in open (outside) spaces can be intimidating without the right equipment. It’s

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Joy of Correspondence

Educator Marcia Bockemeier talks about the dangers, and joys, of travel and work to teach English in Afghanistan with JDA International and non-profit Christian organization Lifewater International. Marcia’s recent retirement from Central New Mexico Community College allows for more free

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David Lee

David Lee

Public History at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico: Poverty, Homelessness, and Hunger in New Mexico Borderlands. All interviews are free of charge, open to all citizens of the United States and Mexico, and held at libraries, archives, and meeting spaces throughout the region. To schedule a potential public history interview: Email record@nmsu.edu Phone: (505) 715-8779

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