I have been researching and writing about northern New Mexico for almost all of my adult life. A retired professor, I chaired the American Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston for 26 years, before retiring in 2009 and moving to Santa Fe. I have taught, published, and lectured widely throughout the US and internationally on modern American culture, history, and literature, most especially on the writer and artist communities of Santa Fe and Taos. I am probably best known for my numerous books on Mabel Dodge Luhan, the doyenne of the Taos art colony in the early 20th century. I have always been a devotee of public radio and was thrilled to discover KSFR some ten years ago, when I was first interviewed by my favorite (and the smartest) radio interviewer personality in the nation—Mary Charlotte Domandi. Where else can one get great ideas, information, news analysis, and music, with no commercials or political ads? KSFR rocks!