Rio Grande Foundation Audio Archives

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The Rio Grande Foundation is back on the air with its own weekly radio show on 1600 AM. The show airs every Sunday from 3:00PM to 4:00PM on AM 1600. The show covers a wide variety of topics relating to free markets and individual liberty here in New Mexico including interviews with special guests and other newsmakers. Shows are available via the listen or download links below:

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RGF's 10/7/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews Tom Woods of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute about Austrian economics, the ongoing economic crisis, and the current political situation.


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RGF's 9/30/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews petroleum engineer Rusty Riese, a petroleum geologist, on oil spills and their environmental impact. Riese and Gessing also discuss the oil and gas industry in New Mexico. Gessing then interviews Jim Scarantino, the New Mexico Watchdog, on various legislative corruption issues and shenanigans. Lastly, Eddy and Paul talk about the upcoming election and attacks on free speech.


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RGF's 9/23/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews Carol Wight of the New Mexico Restaurant Association on the minimum wage increase on the ballot this fall and how it will impact her industry. Gessing and Eddy then discuss the U.S. and its dramatic fall in recent economic freedom and what some high schoolers in Wisconsin are doing to stem the slide into tyranny.


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RGF's 9/16/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing and Eddy Aragon discuss recent polling data on several major political figures, issues, and races voters will have the final say on in November.


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RGF's 9/9/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. Then, Gessing and Eddy Aragon discuss the political conventions and Bill Clinton's speech and legacy.


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RGF's 9/2/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing discusses the proposed Albuquerque minimum wage increase with expert Michael Saltsman and continues the discussion with Ben Sugg, an intern with the Rio Grande Foundation. Sugg also discusses how he came to be a libertarian. Lastly, Gessing discusses an upcoming "Right to Work" event.


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RGF's 8/26/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews K. Carl Smith of the Frederick Douglass Republicans about civil rights, Frederick Douglass, the battle for personal liberty, and how black Americans can move towards liberty.


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RGF's 8/19/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing discusses education reform, virtual learning and efforts underway to bring a new charter school, New Mexico Connections Academy, to the state.


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RGF's 8/12/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews New Mexico Watchdog Jim Scarantino and intern Marcos Portillo on their efforts to replicate New Mexico's Sunshine Portal despite labor union opposition; Paul interviews Jim on the scandal at the New Mexico Finance Authority; Paul interviews Marcos the intern on his background and how he came to the ideas of liberty.


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RGF's 8/5/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing discusses energy and green energy corruption and interviews Marita Noon of Energy Makes America Great and Christine Lakatos, the Green Corruption blogger.


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RGF's 7/29/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing discusses the "Libre Initiative" and its work in New Mexico, Milton Friedman Day, and Mitt Romney and the Olympics.


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RGF's 7/22/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews Christie Herrera of the Foundation for Government Accountability about ObamaCare, Medicaid, and what states and citizens can do to stop it. Also, Paul discusses "renewable" energy and why everyone seems to know how to run a utility these days.


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RGF's 7/15/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Rob Nikolewski, the RGF's Santa Fe based Investigative Reporter, covers the Schott Solar fiasco, other solar projects that have gone bust, and the chances of Republicans taking the N.M. House.


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RGF's 7/8/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing discusses the RGF's new study on "Right to Work," economic development, and the prospects for Right to Work reforms nationwide.


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RGF's 7/1/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Jim Scarantino discusses the Richardson Administration's corrupt involvement with the State Investment Council and his findings on how the Obama Stimulus money was spent in New Mexico.


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RGF's 6/24/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews Jonah Goldberg.


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RGF's 6/17/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Who is Jonah Goldberg?, Right to Work, the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on ObmaCare, Hew RGF Report on Health Care as a Right, and Transparency in Higher Education.


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RGF's 6/10/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topic:  Paul Gessing interviews Harvey Yates about his book "Governor Richardson and Crony Capitalism:Contorting New Mexico's Oil and Gas Exploration Industry."


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RGF's 6/3/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topics:  The chances of Obama getting re-elected; how Gary Johnson may affect the Obama-Romney race; the Congressional District 1 race between Lujan Grisham, Marty Chavez and Eric Griego; and statewide races of interest such as the David Coss-Carl Trujillo matchup to replace Speaker Lujan.


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RGF's 5/27/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topics:  New higher education report, the federal budget, Jerry Ortiz y Pino and Paul Ryan, and asset forfeiture and the problems it presents for individual liberty.


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RGF's 5/20/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topics:  Paul Gessing discusses education reform and “virtual” charters; gas prices and forum; Interview with Utah Rep. Ken Ivory on federalism and land management.


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RGF's 5/13/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topics:  Tom Molitor of NM Watchdog discusses “what is NM Watchdog,” the State Investment Council, and Earthstone; the accomplishments of the NM Watchdog.


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RGF's 5/6/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topics:  Gary Johnson wins the Libertarian Party nomination, interview with Rob Nikolewski from the convention; should conservatives hope for a Romney defeat?; health care reform, the pay gap; Susana Martinez as VP?


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RGF's 4/29/2012 Weekly Radio Show

This week's topics:  Paul Gessing discusses the Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank, John Stossel, the environment, EPA Administrator “crucify energy industry,” how do we regulate the environment? The benefits of “grunt work” and the student loan debt “crisis.”


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RGF's 4/22/2012 Weekly Radio Show


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Paul's Gameplan on How the GOP Can Win the New Mexico House


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Paul on Regulations and New Mexico's Economy and Tesla


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Paul on Tesla and Spaceport America


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Paul on Recent Legislative Session and Economic Study


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Paul on Reforming Lottery Scholarships


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Paul's Radio Interview on Flat Tax


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Paul on KEND FM Radio in Roswell


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Paul Discussing Government Shutdown
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Paul Interviewed on KEND FM in Roswell


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Paul Discusses land management, Kid Count and LNG exports on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Paul Discusses the IRS and ObamaCare on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Paul Summarizes the Recently Completed Legislative Session


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Paul Interviewed on Government Salaries and the State Legislature


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Paul on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Paul Interviewed on KSVP Radio


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Paul Discusses the Upcoming Legislative Session on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Expand School Choice in New Mexico

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Paul Interviewed on KEND FM - Roswell


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New Mexico's Fiscal Cliff

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Paul Discusses a "Tough Week For New Mexico" on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Key To Recovery: Attract New Businesses, Not More Federal Spending

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Paul Returns to "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Paul on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show (once again)


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Paul Interviewed on KSVP


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Paul on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show (again)


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Paul's Comments on the Gov.'s State of the State Speech


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Paul on "This Week in Chaves County" Radio Show


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Paul's Guest Appearance on the Tax Policy Podcast


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Paul's Interview on 1550 KIVA-AM


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Tea Party Radio:
Paul Discussing the U.S. and N.M. Economies


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Tea Party Radio:
Jon Barela and Paul on Economic Development in N.M.


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Manufacturing in the U.S.


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The Government and Monopolies


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UNM Branch Campuses


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More on the Rail Runner


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Transparency in Government


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Government Policies and Unemployment


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Why Are Gas Prices So High?


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The Stimulus Package and Jobs


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Government Ground Rules & Economic Growth


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Schools vs. Grocery Stores???


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Food Policies and the Budget


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Carbon Cap Wrangling


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Government Pension Plan Reform Badly Needed!


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The Recent Federal Budget Cuts


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Economic Development and Job Creation


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Those "Poor" Government Workers


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This Legislative Session


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Social Security is Welfare!


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New Mexico's Energy Policies


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Government Employee Unions


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New Mexico's Education Cost Per Student


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New Mexico's Film Industry


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2011 New Mexico Piglet Book Released


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Economics 101


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Monument to Me


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ObamaCare


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The Rail Runner on Inauguration Day


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Help Us Solve NM's Budget Deficit


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The TSA at the Albuquerque Sunport


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What is a Tax Increase?


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Addressing New Mexico's Budget Deficit


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The 2010 Elections


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Albuquerque Property Taxes


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Pro-Bond Advertising


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Bond Issue D


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Bond ... Another Word For Tax!


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$100,000,000.00 ... What Was He Thinking?


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Governor Richardson's Legacy


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Experimenting With the Economy


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The Two New Mexicos


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This Week in Chaves County Radio Program


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Multi-Million Dollar Bike Bridge


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State and Local Taxes


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Federal Budget Size


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New Mexico Spending


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New Mexico's Film Industry


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Albuquerque's Unionized Employees


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Albuquerque's Gross Receipts Tax


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Rio Grande Foundation K Through 12 Education Study


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Rio Grande Foundation Higher Education Study


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Albuquerque's Proposed Downtown Event Center


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