Portraits in Color

Dr. Frank Mirabal

A unique look at race in America through the stories of artists, entrepreneurs, educators and otherwise really cool people! The series takes a provocative look at what it’s really like to survive and thrive in a society that has been built without people of color in mind. Hosted by Dr. Frank Mirabal, a musician, storyteller, public servant, and 12th generation New Mexican.

Featured Episodes

Episode 10: Meow Wolf Mariachi: Carlos Medina

Carlos “El Cantador” Medina

Carlos Medina’s unique cultural voice has led to comparisons to legendary musical storytellers like Tom Waits.  A unique, boundary spanning entertainer, Carlos captures the essence of northern New Mexican culture through traditional mariachi music and a brand of comedy that reflects the spirit of the Rio Grande and the El Camino Real.

Episode 9: Congresswoman Deb Haaland

Congresswoman Deb Haaland

Just a couple of weeks removed from mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Representative Deb Haaland stopped by to discuss the dangerous rhetoric of President Trump and how it has fueled senseless violence in communities like El Paso–which is predominantly Latino and immigrant. She delivers sharp criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s inaction on recent gun legislation, referring to the Senate as a “graveyard” for gun bills. She also shares her thoughts on the healthcare debate, the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women, universal childcare, and other significant issues facing Americans.