TCA Radio Hour

Archive 2021


Cassandra Keyes


Cassandra Keyes, an archeologist in Northern New Mexico, shares her passion for understanding the history of the people of North America. She invites us into a world thousand of years old through artifacts, local dig sites and keen interest in people’s history. 

Bruce McIntosh


Bruce McIntosh talks about acting as a craft and the origins of metta theatre.

Kiki Shakti


Kiki Shakti is a filmmaker, videography mentor, and the founder of Kiki Love Productions in Taos, NM. We hear from Kiki about the craft of filmmaking, the art of radio, and where her artistic sensibilities originate. 

Howie Roemer


October marks 7 years since KNCE 93.5fm has been on the air. We hear from Howie Roemer, morning host and one of the managing partners, about how radio and music have been driving forces in his life.

Music for this Episode: Last to Know

Sarah Brafman


Sarah Brafman is Director of the D.C. Office & Senior Policy Counsel at A Better Balance, a national nonprofit that advocates for individuals’ ability to care for their own or their family’s health without jeopardizing their economic security.

David Garcia


David Garcia talks about his work in Northern New Mexico. His research on Mexican American culture has led him to consider the sense of community in places in transformation. He shares insights, stories and music. 

Music for this episode: Trio de Taos

Eric Lorberer & Wanjiku Wa Ngugi


Colette LaBouff talks with Eric Lorberer and Wanjiku Wa Ngugi.

Eric Lorberer is the editor and executive director of Rain Taxi Review of Books, an award-winning quarterly print journal.

Wanjiku Wa Ngugi is a writer, political analyst, and former director of the Helsinki African Film Festival in Finland.

Music for this episode: Music from Angel Fire

Martin Smith


Martin Smith is a journalist and writer, he talks to Collette LaBouff about his most recent book Going to Trinidad, A Doctor, a Colorado Town, and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads was published in April of 2021.

Music for this episode: Jack Lorang

Rosalie Norris


Rosalie Norris is an organizer, performer and radical educator. She talks about some of her recent projects and how her passion for art and theater influence her as an educator.

Music for this episode: Liz Longley



Anastacia Garcia Santistevan, Patrick O’Connell, Donne Gonzales and Gwendolyn Pieper share their relationship to gardening. Alice Morillon weaves their stories and insights into a unique reflection on the land and the beauty of farming.

Music for this episode: Lone Piñon

Chris Dahl-Bredine


Chris Dahl-Bredine, an aerial photographer based in Taos, shares his love for flying and his artistic work with Alice Morillon.

Music for this episode: Woven Talon

Nina Elder


Nina Elder, artist and activist based in New Mexico, shares with Alice Morillon her work and reflections on art & science, social justice and climate change. 

Music for this episode: Jessica Pavone

JuanIsidro Concha


JuanIsidro Concha, author of the Taos News video-series “In the Valle,” talks with Chelsea Reidy about race and reconciliation in Taos and beyond.

Pamela Pereyra


Pamela Pereyra, media educator, consultant, producer and designer of over twenty years, talks with Chelsea Reidy. Pereyra is the founder and director of Media Savvy Citizens, an organization that supports New Mexico youth in becoming future-ready, media-fluent and engaged with their community.

Jasmine Heiss & Jack Norton


Jasmine Heiss & Jack Norton of the Vera Institute talk with Colette LaBouff. Heiss and Norton research the human and social impact of mass incarceration, and work to craft solutions that can help end an overreliance on prisons and jails across the country.

Helena Hernmarck


Helena Hernmarck, a renowned tapestry artist, talks with Colette LaBouff. Hernmarck’s weaving brings vibrant colors and details to life, as she, row by row, creates pictures at her loom.

Luis Barela


Luis Barela invites us to step into the world of wood carving, as he shares stories, history and passion for the path.
Elizabeth Lo talks about her new film Stray.

Letter from a Theater


It’s been a year since the theater closed its doors. TCA reflects with performing artists by reading articles and documents from the archives.

Omar Hernandez


Omar Hernandez, a Taos preschool teacher and musician, shares with us his energy and passions – whether it is working with children, grooving with music or learning new skills in producing artists.

María Korol


María Korol tells us about her intimate relationship to history and the place it holds in her creative life. The visual artist also shares her work of collaboration and interdisciplinary exploration of art forms. 

Claudio Saunt


Colette LaBouff talks with Claudio Saunt, author of Unworthy Republic, The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. Later in the hour, we catch up with recent news in the movie world.