Dusty Mesas & Accessible Art: Introducing Our New Host, Emily Withnall

Meet Emily Withnall, the new editor of El Palacio Magazine and your new podcast host of Encounter Culture.  As a journalist and writer—and New Mexican, first of all—Emily is acquainted with all facets of the magazine publishing process. In conversation with Andrea Klunder, producer and lead editor for Encounter Culture, Emily talks about her love of audio storytelling that goes all the way back to growing up on radio. With Encounter Culture, she strives for captivating storytelling with just the right amount of wandering.Read more

Democracy is Indigenous: The Power of the Vote with Laura Harris

When Indigenous people vote, they honor their past and forge a better tomorrow for their communities. The act itself, however, remains a complicated exercise. Indigenous voters must contend with a history of colonial rule, the goal of which was to eradicate their way of life, as well as present-day attempts by self-styled “poll watchers” to…Read more

You Can Make a Difference in Your Community with Kara Bobroff

Can one person truly make a difference in the lives of the following generations? If you’re familiar with the story of Miguel Trujillo, you know the answer is a resounding “Yes!”  For those new here, welcome to episode five of Encounter Culture's collaboration with the New Mexico History Museum exploring Native voting issues before and…Read more