We get into what money really is. We take a dive into a bill that looks to create a public bank. We talk with a member of a financial innovation group about how universal basic income has helped businesses during the pandemic. We grapple with student loans. We hear the journey of how difficult it is to start a business as a pandemic is raging. And we have a talk with the secretary of workforce solutions about where the jobs are going to be.

In episode 20 we are talking about money: you may know it as cash, moolah, greenbacks, cheese (cheddar to be specific), loot, coin, lettuce, or if you are a fan of the 90′s, duckets. We take a look at our economy during the pandemic and ask some questions about the nature of money.

YOUR NM GOV: A bill proposing a public bank for New Mexico is making its way through the Senate. Anglea Merkert is the executive director for the Alliance Of Local Economic Prosperity, a think tank. She joins us this week to talk about what that could look like here.


  • Jazztone The Producer, Cheo, Dahm Life, Oh Lawd Records and BuisinessSchool for providing music for the show.
  • Artist Eva Avenue for the artwork on the post. Find her work at: evaavenue.com
  • Megan Kamerick and Taylor Velazquez for their contributions

We dedicate this and every episode to the memory of Hannah Colton. We love and miss you Hannah.