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Earth Matters: Field Notes on the Geology of New Mexico's Enchanting Landscapes

The American Geosciences Institute has been organizing Earth Science Week since 1998 to "help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth." In celebration of Earth Science Week, we began collaborating with the staff at KUNM in 2009 to create a week-long series on the geology of New Mexico. We have posted podcasts and scripts of these radio spots in case you missed them or want to hear them again.

KUNM, 89.9 FM is a public radio station that broadcasts from the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

2019 (aired 7:00 PM, October 14-18)

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 14 "Understanding Earth Using Cosmic Radiation" by Christine Burrill 1.43 MB 183 KB
October 15 "Geoscience For All" by Cynthia Connolly (did not air) 1.07 MB 14 KB
October 16 "Arroyos Are Dry Rivers" by Kyle Stark 1.30 MB 13 KB
October 17 "Forecasting Storms and Hurricanes" by Zeljka Fuchs-Stone 1.43 MB 278 KB
October 18 "Earthquakes in New Mexico" by Mairi Litherland 1.46 MB 11 KB

2018 (aired 7:00 PM, October 15-19)

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 15 "Earth as Inspiration for Geology and Art" by Adam Read 1.77 MB 183 KB
October 16 "Aquifer Mapping" by Stacy Timmons (recorded in 2016) 1.83 MB 14 KB
October 17 "Guadalupe Mountains" by Lewis Land (recorded in 2016) 1.83 MB 13 KB
October 18 "Connecting Art and Geology" by Maureen Wilks 1.83 MB 278 KB
October 19 "El Morro National Monument" by Talon Newton 1.73 MB 217 KB

2016 (these never aired — see 2018)

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
-NA- "Shiprock" by Maureen Wilks (read by Kelsey McNamera) 1.52 MB 328 KB
-NA- "Mineral Resources" by Virginia McLemore 1.85 MB 65 KB

2015 aired 7:00 PM, October 13-16

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 13 "Capitan Reef" by Lewis Land 1.83 MB 48 KB
October 14 "Tree Thinning" by Talon Newton 1.79 MB 53 KB
October 15 "Volcano Dating Game" by Matt Zimmerer (read by Andy Jochems) 1.85 MB 68 KB
October 16 "El Morro" by Stacy Timmons (read by Andy Jochems) 1.78 MB 67 KB

2014 aired 7:00 PM, October 13-17

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 13 "Sinkhole Blues" by Lewis Land 1.87 MB 10 KB
October 14 "A River Runs Through Geologic History" by Andy Jochems 1.85 MB 10 KB
October 15 "White Sands Hydrogeology" by Michelle Bourett 1.51 MB 10 KB
October 17 "Jornada del Muerto" by Trevor Kludt 1.75 MB 12 KB

2013 aired 7:00 PM, October 21-24

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 21 "Mapping Groundwater" by Kitty Pokorny 1.81 MB 106 KB
October 22 "Taos Astronaut Training" by Paul Bauer 1.81 MB 10 KB
October 23 "Geologic Mapping" by Dan Koning 1.81 MB 09 KB
October 24 "Coprolite Dilemma" by Phil Miller 1.81 MB 38 KB

2012 aired 7:00 PM, October 8-12

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 08 "Soil Geologist" by Bruce Harrison 1.85 MB 03 KB
October 09 "Geologic Librarian" by Maureen Wilks 1.63 MB 49 KB
October 10 "Geologic Outreach" by Susie Welch 2.43 MB 12 KB
October 11 "Field Geologist" by Geoff Rawling 2.47 MB 11 KB
October 12 "Karst Geologist" by Lewis Land 1.75 MB 09 KB

2011 aired 7:00 PM, October 11-14

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 11 "Jarosite, the NM to Mars Connection" by Virgil Lueth 1.65 MB 23 KB
October 12 "NM Coal" by Gretchen Hoffman 1.89 MB 10 KB
October 13 "Earthquake Landscapes" by Sean Connell 1.65 MB 10 KB
October 14 "White Sands" by Talon Newton (not available) not available 10 KB

2010 aired 7:00 PM, October 12-15

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 12 "The Rio Grande Rift" by Adam Read 542 KB 15 KB
October 13 "Minerals for a Green Society" by Virginia McLemore 512 KB 14 KB
October 14 "Rail Runner Rocks" by Doug Bland 511 KB 12 KB
October 15 "Geothermal Energy" by Shari Kelley 440 KB 11 KB

2009 aired 7:00 PM, October 12-16

Date Segment Title Mp3 (file) Text (PDF)
October 12 "New Mexico's Red Hot Landscapes" by Nelia Dunbar 1.6 MB 17 KB
October 13 "New Mexico gets a CAT Scan" by Rick Aster 1.8 MB 16 KB
October 14 "New Mexico Landscapes 20000 Years Ago" by Dave Love 1.8 MB 10 KB
October 15 "Buried Treasure: Fossil Water" by Stacy Timmons 1.8 MB 11 KB
October 16 "How Can You Lose A Billion Years?" by Mike Timmons 1.9 MB 10 KB