Tipping Point New Mexico https://tippingpointnm.com Podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:17:00 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://i2.wp.com/tippingpointnm.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cropped-RGF-Logo2.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Tipping Point New Mexico https://tippingpointnm.com 32 32 Podcast of the Rio Grande Foundation that addresses public policy issues facing New Mexico. Paul Gessing clean episodic Paul Gessing wdrangmeister@icloud.com wdrangmeister@icloud.com (Paul Gessing) Copyright Rio Grande Foundation Public Policy in New Mexico Support the Rio Grande Foundation 168681276 211 Dreary, Depressed, Ugly https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/211-dreary-depressed-ugly/ Tue, 07 Jul 2020 22:14:26 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=706 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/211-dreary-depressed-ugly/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/211-dreary-depressed-ugly/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s discussion podcast, Paul and Wally discuss the ABQ City Council’s recent actions on mandatory paid sick leave. Council recently voted down pandemic hazard pay and postponed a vote on paid sick leave. Council did pass an ordinance that requires businesses to give their employees masks and enforce mask-wearing in their facilities. In … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/211-dreary-depressed-ugly/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "211 Dreary, Depressed, Ugly"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/211-dreary-depressed-ugly/">211 Dreary, Depressed, Ugly</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s discussion podcast, Paul and Wally discuss the ABQ City Council’s recent actions on mandatory paid sick leave. Council recently voted down pandemic hazard pay and postponed a vote on paid sick leave. Council did pass an ordinance that requires businesses to give their employees masks and enforce mask-wearing in their facilities. In an ABQ Journal piece, businesses respond to the renewed threat of more regulation and express dire concerns about the future.

Gov. MLG extends her health order through July 15. The Gov. cites travelers to New Mexico, increased spread to younger people. $100 fine for not wearing masks in public. Mandatory 14-day quarantine for all out-of-state travelers into New Mexico, whether traveling by air or by vehicle. Hotels and other places of lodging are expected to enforce the 14-day travel quarantine for any out-of-state visitors and report non-compliance to state health authorities. Paul talks to KOAT Channel 7 about the City of Albuquerque spending $100,000 on “COVID Safe Fireworks”

The ABQ Journal has a touching story regarding “Shadow Deaths of the Virus”

Paul discusses why it especially touched him.

Another ABQ Journal piece quotes a homeless man who compares ABQ to Detroit and calls Downtown “Dreary, Depressed, Ugly”

Charles Sullivan writes a piece about the Spaceport boondoggle while the facility’s CEO Dan Hicks has been placed on Administrative Leave.

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On this week’s discussion podcast, Paul and Wally discuss the ABQ City Council’s recent actions on mandatory paid sick leave. Council recently voted down pandemic hazard pay and postponed a vote on paid sick leave. On this week’s discussion podcast, Paul and Wally discuss the ABQ City Council’s recent actions on mandatory paid sick leave. Council recently voted down pandemic hazard pay and postponed a vote on paid sick leave. Council did pass an ordinance that requires businesses to give their employees masks and enforce mask-wearing in their facilities. In … Continue reading "211 Dreary, Depressed, Ugly" Paul Gessing 45:56 706
210 Bradly Birzer – Discussing our flawed Founding Fathers through the Civil War https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/210-bradly-birzer-legacy-of-andrew-jackson/ Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:37:13 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=701 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/210-bradly-birzer-legacy-of-andrew-jackson/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/210-bradly-birzer-legacy-of-andrew-jackson/feed/ 0 <p>In honor of Independence Day this week we will feature one Tipping Point New Mexico podcast. But, we are thrilled to have Bradley Birzer, an American History professor at Hillsdale College on this week. Dr. Birzer and Paul discuss various well-known and more obscure figures in the Founding of America and some of the great accomplishments of the … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/210-bradly-birzer-legacy-of-andrew-jackson/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "210 Bradly Birzer – Discussing our flawed Founding Fathers through the Civil War"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/210-bradly-birzer-legacy-of-andrew-jackson/">210 Bradly Birzer – Discussing our flawed Founding Fathers through the Civil War</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> In honor of Independence Day this week we will feature one Tipping Point New Mexico podcast. But, we are thrilled to have Bradley Birzer, an American History professor at Hillsdale College on this week. Dr. Birzer and Paul discuss various well-known and more obscure figures in the Founding of America and some of the great accomplishments of the Founding. Dr. Birzer has a book about Andrew Jackson and the two discuss Jackson and his legacy.

Finally, given all the tearing down of monuments happening in America right now Paul and Dr. Birzer discuss the evolving judgments of important figures in American history from the Founding through Jackson and to the Confederacy on issues relating to slavery as well as Native Americans.

Birzer publishes regularly at The Imaginative Conservative.  

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In honor of Independence Day this week we will feature one Tipping Point New Mexico podcast. But, we are thrilled to have Bradley Birzer, an American History professor at Hillsdale College on this week. Dr. In honor of Independence Day this week we will feature one Tipping Point New Mexico podcast. But, we are thrilled to have Bradley Birzer, an American History professor at Hillsdale College on this week. Dr. Birzer and Paul discuss various well-known and more obscure figures in the Founding of America and some of the great accomplishments of the … Continue reading "210 Bradly Birzer – Discussing our flawed Founding Fathers through the Civil War" Paul Gessing 45:14 701
209 Jason Espinoza – Special Session Review and ABQ Sick Leave https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/209-jason-espinoza-special-session-review-and-abq-sick-leave/ Thu, 25 Jun 2020 16:20:17 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=697 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/209-jason-espinoza-special-session-review-and-abq-sick-leave/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/209-jason-espinoza-special-session-review-and-abq-sick-leave/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s podcast interview Paul talks to Jason Espinoza. Jason does lobbying in the New Mexico Legislature as well as at the City of Albuquerque. Jason and Paul discuss the recently-completed special session of the Legislature which resulted in various budget cuts as well as some assistance for small businesses and police/criminal justice reforms. Overall Paul … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/209-jason-espinoza-special-session-review-and-abq-sick-leave/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "209 Jason Espinoza – Special Session Review and ABQ Sick Leave"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/209-jason-espinoza-special-session-review-and-abq-sick-leave/">209 Jason Espinoza – Special Session Review and ABQ Sick Leave</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s podcast interview Paul talks to Jason Espinoza. Jason does lobbying in the New Mexico Legislature as well as at the City of Albuquerque.

Jason and Paul discuss the recently-completed special session of the Legislature which resulted in various budget cuts as well as some assistance for small businesses and police/criminal justice reforms. Overall Paul and Jason agree that, despite serious transparency issues/concerns the Session was reasonably successful.

Then, Paul and Jason turn their attention to the sick leave mandate being considered in the City of Albuquerque and how that anti-business ordinance would hit businesses at a time when many of them are just recovering from being shut down or are STILL shut down by the Governor’s orders.

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On this week’s podcast interview Paul talks to Jason Espinoza. Jason does lobbying in the New Mexico Legislature as well as at the City of Albuquerque. Jason and Paul discuss the recently-completed special session of the Legislature which resulted in v... On this week’s podcast interview Paul talks to Jason Espinoza. Jason does lobbying in the New Mexico Legislature as well as at the City of Albuquerque. Jason and Paul discuss the recently-completed special session of the Legislature which resulted in various budget cuts as well as some assistance for small businesses and police/criminal justice reforms. Overall Paul … Continue reading "209 Jason Espinoza – Special Session Review and ABQ Sick Leave" Paul Gessing 44:39 697
208 Balloon Fiesta Cancelled, Schools to Open, Special Session and More https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/208-balloon-fiesta-cancelled-schools-to-open-special-session-and-more/ Tue, 23 Jun 2020 23:32:10 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=694 https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/208-balloon-fiesta-cancelled-schools-to-open-special-session-and-more/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/208-balloon-fiesta-cancelled-schools-to-open-special-session-and-more/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s discussion, many topics including: Balloon Fiesta canceled and with it the $187 million annual impact. Will the State Fair and other events be next? On Friday David Scrase put NewMexico’s opening on hold for 2 more weeks. What metrics are they using anyway?  WalletHub study reports that New Mexico is the state … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/208-balloon-fiesta-cancelled-schools-to-open-special-session-and-more/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "208 Balloon Fiesta Cancelled, Schools to Open, Special Session and More"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/208-balloon-fiesta-cancelled-schools-to-open-special-session-and-more/">208 Balloon Fiesta Cancelled, Schools to Open, Special Session and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s discussion, many topics including: Balloon Fiesta canceled and with it the $187 million annual impact. Will the State Fair and other events be next?

On Friday David Scrase put NewMexico’s opening on hold for 2 more weeks. What metrics are they using anyway?  WalletHub study reports that New Mexico is the state with the most coronavirus restrictions.

Albuquerque’s two “dollar theaters” have closed permanently.

The Legislature met (in relative secret). What happened and what about the NM Supreme Court case that allowed this to happen?

New Mexico is 50th again in Kids Count Report. What will schools look like this fall? We may have a better understanding than before.

It’s back…Albuquerque’s mandatory paid sick leave could be voted on as early as June 29th.

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On this week’s discussion, many topics including: Balloon Fiesta canceled and with it the $187 million annual impact. Will the State Fair and other events be next? On Friday David Scrase put NewMexico’s opening on hold for 2 more weeks. On this week’s discussion, many topics including: Balloon Fiesta canceled and with it the $187 million annual impact. Will the State Fair and other events be next? On Friday David Scrase put NewMexico’s opening on hold for 2 more weeks. What metrics are they using anyway?  WalletHub study reports that New Mexico is the state … Continue reading "208 Balloon Fiesta Cancelled, Schools to Open, Special Session and More" Paul Gessing 46:13 694
207 Representative Rebecca Dow – Elections, Special Session, Beef, and Elephant Butte https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/207-representative-rebecca-dow-elections-special-session-beef-and-elephant-butte/ Thu, 18 Jun 2020 12:00:02 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=692 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/207-representative-rebecca-dow-elections-special-session-beef-and-elephant-butte/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/207-representative-rebecca-dow-elections-special-session-beef-and-elephant-butte/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s interview podcast, Paul interviews Rep. Rebecca Dow. Paul and Rebecca discuss the recent primary election results and the major changes that will be taking place in Santa Fe in 2021. They also discuss the impending special session of the New Mexico Legislature and what will or won’t happen. At the time of … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/207-representative-rebecca-dow-elections-special-session-beef-and-elephant-butte/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "207 Representative Rebecca Dow – Elections, Special Session, Beef, and Elephant Butte"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/207-representative-rebecca-dow-elections-special-session-beef-and-elephant-butte/">207 Representative Rebecca Dow – Elections, Special Session, Beef, and Elephant Butte</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s interview podcast, Paul interviews Rep. Rebecca Dow. Paul and Rebecca discuss the recent primary election results and the major changes that will be taking place in Santa Fe in 2021. They also discuss the impending special session of the New Mexico Legislature and what will or won’t happen. At the time of recording, they were not privy to the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision NOT to open the Roundhouse to public participation in the session.

Finally, Rebecca and Paul discuss the situation at Elephant Butte Lake State Park which is in Rebecca’s district and how that facility is being opened by the State. They also discuss the possibility of state meat inspections and how that could help New Mexico based ranchers.

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On this week’s interview podcast, Paul interviews Rep. Rebecca Dow. Paul and Rebecca discuss the recent primary election results and the major changes that will be taking place in Santa Fe in 2021. They also discuss the impending special session of the... On this week’s interview podcast, Paul interviews Rep. Rebecca Dow. Paul and Rebecca discuss the recent primary election results and the major changes that will be taking place in Santa Fe in 2021. They also discuss the impending special session of the New Mexico Legislature and what will or won’t happen. At the time of … Continue reading "207 Representative Rebecca Dow – Elections, Special Session, Beef, and Elephant Butte" Paul Gessing 43:28 692
206 Special Session Forecast, Will public be able to attend?, Breweries Reopen, plus COVID-19 Impacts https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/206-special-session-forecast-will-public-be-able-to-attend-breweries-reopen-plus-covid-19-impacts/ Tue, 16 Jun 2020 19:31:47 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=678 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/206-special-session-forecast-will-public-be-able-to-attend-breweries-reopen-plus-covid-19-impacts/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/206-special-session-forecast-will-public-be-able-to-attend-breweries-reopen-plus-covid-19-impacts/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s discussion episode, Paul and Wally discuss the Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature which begins June 18. As of the recording of this podcast, it will NOT be open to the public. That decision has been appealed to New Mexico’s Supreme Court. When the Legislature DOES meet Wally and Paul believe that the Legislature … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/206-special-session-forecast-will-public-be-able-to-attend-breweries-reopen-plus-covid-19-impacts/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "206 Special Session Forecast, Will public be able to attend?, Breweries Reopen, plus COVID-19 Impacts"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/206-special-session-forecast-will-public-be-able-to-attend-breweries-reopen-plus-covid-19-impacts/">206 Special Session Forecast, Will public be able to attend?, Breweries Reopen, plus COVID-19 Impacts</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s discussion episode, Paul and Wally discuss the Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature which begins June 18. As of the recording of this podcast, it will NOT be open to the public. That decision has been appealed to New Mexico’s Supreme Court.

When the Legislature DOES meet Wally and Paul believe that the Legislature will largely“kick the can” down the road to beyond the November election.

Gov. Lujan Grisham has reopened breweries as the RGF requested recently.  Bars, fitness studios, entertainment centers remain closed.

Paul has recently been on KOAT TV Channel 7 discussing various potential budget issues.  One story addressed the $34 million in COVID 19 expenses.

A second story by KOAT addressed the fact that New Mexico’s unemployment insurance fund could be in financial trouble. Paul shares some history and perspective on that. 

RGF releases new report comparing APS w/ other western school districts.

Has there been a spike in COVID-19 cases due to protests? Not as far as we can tell.

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On this week’s discussion episode, Paul and Wally discuss the Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature which begins June 18. As of the recording of this podcast, it will NOT be open to the public. That decision has been appealed to New Mexico’s Su... On this week’s discussion episode, Paul and Wally discuss the Special Session of the New Mexico Legislature which begins June 18. As of the recording of this podcast, it will NOT be open to the public. That decision has been appealed to New Mexico’s Supreme Court. When the Legislature DOES meet Wally and Paul believe that the Legislature … Continue reading "206 Special Session Forecast, Will public be able to attend?, Breweries Reopen, plus COVID-19 Impacts" Paul Gessing 45:58 678
205 Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh – Impact of COVID-19 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/205-roswell-mayor-dennis-kintigh-impact-of-covid-19/ Fri, 12 Jun 2020 15:04:26 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=675 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/205-roswell-mayor-dennis-kintigh-impact-of-covid-19/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/205-roswell-mayor-dennis-kintigh-impact-of-covid-19/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s interview podcast, Paul sits down with Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. Paul and Dennis discuss the economy of Southeast including the increased economic impact of the old Walker AFB. Dennis is a former State legislator so the two discuss Dennis’ work in the Legislature on limiting film subsidies and they also talk about … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/205-roswell-mayor-dennis-kintigh-impact-of-covid-19/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "205 Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh – Impact of COVID-19"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/205-roswell-mayor-dennis-kintigh-impact-of-covid-19/">205 Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh – Impact of COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s interview podcast, Paul sits down with Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. Paul and Dennis discuss the economy of Southeast including the increased economic impact of the old Walker AFB. Dennis is a former State legislator so the two discuss Dennis’ work in the Legislature on limiting film subsidies and they also talk about the big shifts in the Legislature in the recent primary election.

Mostly, however, Mayor Kintigh shares his concerns about the treatment of his part of the State which has not been impacted in the same way as some other parts of the State by COVID-19.

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On this week’s interview podcast, Paul sits down with Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. Paul and Dennis discuss the economy of Southeast including the increased economic impact of the old Walker AFB. Dennis is a former State legislator so the two discuss D... On this week’s interview podcast, Paul sits down with Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. Paul and Dennis discuss the economy of Southeast including the increased economic impact of the old Walker AFB. Dennis is a former State legislator so the two discuss Dennis’ work in the Legislature on limiting film subsidies and they also talk about … Continue reading "205 Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh – Impact of COVID-19" Paul Gessing 44:44 675
204 Abolishing Police and Oil, Election Results and More https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/204-abolishing-police-and-oil-election-results-and-more/ Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:07:00 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=670 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/204-abolishing-police-and-oil-election-results-and-more/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/204-abolishing-police-and-oil-election-results-and-more/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s Tipping Point New Mexico discussion Paul and Wally discuss the fact that over the weekend Paul got tested for COVID 19. He was not feeling well late last week and went ahead and got the test. It was negative, thank goodness. Paul explains the process and what happened. There’s a serious discussion … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/204-abolishing-police-and-oil-election-results-and-more/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "204 Abolishing Police and Oil, Election Results and More"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/204-abolishing-police-and-oil-election-results-and-more/">204 Abolishing Police and Oil, Election Results and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s Tipping Point New Mexico discussion Paul and Wally discuss the fact that over the weekend Paul got tested for COVID 19. He was not feeling well late last week and went ahead and got the test. It was negative, thank goodness. Paul explains the process and what happened.

There’s a serious discussion going on in Minneapolis and other cities about abolishing the Police. Others are discussing reforming the police. What can actually be done? Parallels between police unions and teachers’ unions.

In the biggest New Mexico-specific news of the last week, the recent primary election means some big changes are ahead in New Mexico’s Legislature. Paul and Wally discuss the results and likely political and policy outcomes for New Mexico.

Adding on to that discussion of the Legislature, Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino’s writes in the Albuquerque Journal with an absurd “plan” to eliminate oil & gas in NM. Wally and Paul discuss the rise of Ortiz y Pino from “Comrade Jerry” to being the de-facto “leader” of the NM Senate’s “progressives” and why you can’t dismiss his insanity out of hand.

Good news? A national poll from Wallethub shows that Americans overwhelmingly oppose tax hikes. Question: After the economy recovers, should tax rates go up to cover the cost of coronavirus pandemic?

No –  72%
Yes – 28%

Finally, Paul and Wally have a brief conversation about the special session and what, if anything will happen.

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On this week’s Tipping Point New Mexico discussion Paul and Wally discuss the fact that over the weekend Paul got tested for COVID 19. He was not feeling well late last week and went ahead and got the test. It was negative, thank goodness. On this week’s Tipping Point New Mexico discussion Paul and Wally discuss the fact that over the weekend Paul got tested for COVID 19. He was not feeling well late last week and went ahead and got the test. It was negative, thank goodness. Paul explains the process and what happened. There’s a serious discussion … Continue reading "204 Abolishing Police and Oil, Election Results and More" Paul Gessing 50:22 670
203 Tom Mullins – Four Corners Challenges https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/203-tom-mullins-four-corners-challenges/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:44:46 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=664 https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/203-tom-mullins-four-corners-challenges/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/203-tom-mullins-four-corners-challenges/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s episode, Paul sits down with Tom Mullins. Tom is on the Board of the Rio Grande Foundation. He is in the oil and gas industry and resides in the Four Corners area (Farmington). That area of our State has suffered serious economic challenges for more than a decade as natural gas prices … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/203-tom-mullins-four-corners-challenges/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "203 Tom Mullins – Four Corners Challenges"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/podcast/203-tom-mullins-four-corners-challenges/">203 Tom Mullins – Four Corners Challenges</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s episode, Paul sits down with Tom Mullins. Tom is on the Board of the Rio Grande Foundation. He is in the oil and gas industry and resides in the Four Corners area (Farmington). That area of our State has suffered serious economic challenges for more than a decade as natural gas prices have dropped significantly. Worse, they recently were hard-hit by the COVID-19 epidemic with even some of Tom’s family members dealing with the issue.

As if that is not all bad enough there are two significant additional economic threats to the region in the form of the shutdowns from the Energy Transition Act and the Governor’s Methane Rule. Both of those could have further, negative impacts on the already-struggling region.

All is not lost, however, as Tom and Paul discuss there is a potential carbon sequestration plan that could save the Generating Station and with the Virus threatening big cities, the Four Corners with its wide-open spaces could be a more attractive destination for people looking to relocate. Finally, efforts are in the works to bring a rail spur to the area.

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On this week’s episode, Paul sits down with Tom Mullins. Tom is on the Board of the Rio Grande Foundation. He is in the oil and gas industry and resides in the Four Corners area (Farmington). That area of our State has suffered serious economic challen... On this week’s episode, Paul sits down with Tom Mullins. Tom is on the Board of the Rio Grande Foundation. He is in the oil and gas industry and resides in the Four Corners area (Farmington). That area of our State has suffered serious economic challenges for more than a decade as natural gas prices … Continue reading "203 Tom Mullins – Four Corners Challenges" Paul Gessing 42:00 664
202 Protests and Riots in Albuquerque, COVID-19, SpaceX, Amazon, and More https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/202-protests-and-riots-in-albuquerque-covid-19-spacex-amazon-and-more/ Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:52:16 +0000 https://tippingpointnm.com/?p=660 https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/202-protests-and-riots-in-albuquerque-covid-19-spacex-amazon-and-more/#respond https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/202-protests-and-riots-in-albuquerque-covid-19-spacex-amazon-and-more/feed/ 0 <p>On this week’s podcast discussion Paul and Wally discuss the George Floyd protests/riots in Albuquerque and around the nation. The protests are happening in the shadow of COVID 19 with businesses having been shut down for several months. There are so many issues going on, but are cities as we know them dead? SpaceX launches … </p> <p class="link-more"><a href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/202-protests-and-riots-in-albuquerque-covid-19-spacex-amazon-and-more/" class="more-link">Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "202 Protests and Riots in Albuquerque, COVID-19, SpaceX, Amazon, and More"</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com/audio/202-protests-and-riots-in-albuquerque-covid-19-spacex-amazon-and-more/">202 Protests and Riots in Albuquerque, COVID-19, SpaceX, Amazon, and More</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://tippingpointnm.com">Tipping Point New Mexico</a>.</p> On this week’s podcast discussion Paul and Wally discuss the George Floyd protests/riots in Albuquerque and around the nation.

The protests are happening in the shadow of COVID 19 with businesses having been shut down for several months. There are so many issues going on, but are cities as we know them dead?

SpaceX launches the first American manned space flight in nearly a decade to the International Space Station. This is a big day for privatized space flight and just in general good news for the country.

Gov. starts opening New Mexico a bit further. Paul and Wally discuss the details.

Primary election Tuesday. RGF got dragged into a SE NM primary. Paul and Wally discuss what is happening this primary election day.

Finally, online sales giant Amazon.com comes to NM. Paul and Wally share a few thoughts on this momentous occasion.

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On this week’s podcast discussion Paul and Wally discuss the George Floyd protests/riots in Albuquerque and around the nation. The protests are happening in the shadow of COVID 19 with businesses having been shut down for several months. On this week’s podcast discussion Paul and Wally discuss the George Floyd protests/riots in Albuquerque and around the nation. The protests are happening in the shadow of COVID 19 with businesses having been shut down for several months. There are so many issues going on, but are cities as we know them dead? SpaceX launches … Continue reading "202 Protests and Riots in Albuquerque, COVID-19, SpaceX, Amazon, and More" Paul Gessing 46:25 660