This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY March 19 - The auto industry prides itself on its innovations.  But new ideas that help sell cars get very different treatment from new ideas that could save lives. Joan Claybrook, President Emeritus of Public Citizen and one of America’s pioneer advocates for auto safety on the battle to get better brakes into cars and trucks

TUESDAY March 20 - Thomas TJ Brennan told the story of his long and painful recovery from traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress injury inflicted during his service on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan in a fine memoir, SHOOTING GHOSTS, done with photo-journalist Finbarr O’Reilly. Something that helped was cannabis.  Why he asks, it is still illegal for the VA to offer it as treatment.

WEDNESDAY March 21 -Television executives say they carefully target their audiences, on broadcast, cable or – on demand – on the internet.  But analyst Jenny Schuetz of the Brookings Institution says their calibrations seem way out of date, still over-emphasizing the East and West Coasts and giving short shrift to the South and Midwest.  Voters see this and don’t like it.

THURSDAY March 22 - The first in a series of live programs.  Robert Trapp, Jr., the editor and publisher of the Rio Grande Sun, the award-winning weekly newspaper published in Espanola joins us to talk about what’s making news these days in New Mexico, and the business of bringing quality news to his customers in Rio Arriba County.