Host Nan Rubin interviews local arts activist Irene Oliver-Lewis on the many initiatives to support the City of Las Cruces Arts District program. They discuss cultural tourism and the positive effect this has on the economic life of the city.
Hosts Randy Harris and Keith Whelpley have as their guests Las Cruces Sun- News columnist Cassie McClure, and Pastor Kevin Glenn from Calvary Baptist Church to discuss the role of organized religion in the lives of people today. Following up on Cassie's recent Sun-News column entitled "Millennial's: Faith No More?" they explored the relationship between Millennial's and what we think of as "Faith" today. What are the implications of the role of "church" in an era when over 40% of respondents answer the question of religious affiliation with the answer "none."
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To continue this month of Art & The Heart, Lisa Lucca talks with Dr. Caryn Iverson, CNO and Emily Gomez of Memorial Medical Center, and artist Cynthia de Lorenzi about the For the Love of (He)Art Initiative and Cardiac SweetHeart Expo at MMC, and the healing power of art.
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories plus he reported on the latest from the state legislature and what happened during the most recent city council meeting. This week's feature interview was about La Clinica de Familia's new clinic and the future of mental health services in Doña Ana County with Jaime Olivas, the clinic's Chief Behavioral Health Officer, and Jose Valdiviezo, its Clinical Director of Behavioral Health.
Hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with the two known candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Dona Ana County Commissioner, District 4: Debra Hathaway and Sam Bradley.
Hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel learned about what's happening at this year's Las Cruces International Film Festival with Marsha San Filippo, Executive Producer of the Film Festival.
Nan Rubin interviews two members of the 2020 Southern New Mexico Suffrage Alliance, Rebecca Courtney and Eileen Van Wie, on the upcoming 100 year celebration of the passage of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. The event is Saturday, February 22nd, at 10 am, on the Plaza de Las Cruces downtown. Speakers include Secretary of Sate Maggie Toulouse Oliver. More information is available at (575) 524-8683, or the 2020 Southern New Mexico Suffrage Alliance Facebook page.
Randy Harris & Keith Whelpley interview Las Cruces Sun-News own Lucas Peerman. Is the future of local newspapers bleak, or just changing? What changes are underway to define how we get local news in the digital/social media era?
On this week's show, the Las Cruces City Council talks trash, Dona County Sheriff Kim Stewart talks about her start in her new job and her thinking on marijuana legalization plus Walt Rubel’s run-down of the week’s top news stories.
On the February 12, 2020 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel spoke with Raymond Bernstein, a representative of opponents to a planned development off Boutz Road. The City Council is due to make a final determination next week at its regular meeting. (Developers were also invited, but declined to appear.)