Lisa Lucca talks with Jordan Kopreski about the life altering impact of saying YES to new opportunities!
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories plus he reported on what happened during the most recent city and county meetings.
On the November 27, 2019 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked to NMSU instructor Julia Smith. They talked about Orville “Buddy” Wanzer and The Devil's Mistress, a 1965 film he directed that was shot in Las Cruces and will be shown on Saturday, December 5th at the Rio Grande Theatre. Proceeds from the film will support Smith’s work-in-progress documentary about Wanzer and his relevance to southern New Mexico film culture.
Nan Rubin interviews Las Cruces City Counselor Kasandra Gandara about the county wide Resilience Leaders program which brings together concerned community members to address causes and prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Family Trauma. They discuss the Anna, Age Eight Institute 100% Community Initiative and the December 3rd 100% Community Summit on Trauma Free and Thriving Childhoods being held at the Las Cruces Convention Center with registration closing Wednesday the 27th at www.annaageeight.org/dona-ana.
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories plus he reported on what happened during the most recent city council meetings and recaps this week's local elections. During this week's interview, Walt talked to Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima about the elections, ranked choice voting, city manager, minimum wage and other topics.
Lisa Lucca talks with Kathy Featherstone about the positive and healing powers of living in gratitude.
Lynn Moorer discussed with Thomas Eric Padgett his book of fiction, To Brave the Prevailing Dark, Book 1. Taking place mainly in the 1860s in Europe and New York, it presents a gripping series of battles between good and evil--God, his angels, and servants versus devils who inhabit the underworld as well as our planetary realm, interweaving white magic with black magic and the dark arts. The story features Strom, one of the Nephilim--part human and part angel.
During the November 20, 2019 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with Scottish film director Steven Lewis Simpson. His film, Neither Wolf nor Dog, will be showing at the The Fountain Theatre November 22 - 28. It was shot on the Lakota Reservation and contains insight into the challenges of working relationships between Lakota (notably a very old man who fought during D-Day and has a lot to say) and white U.S. folks (particularly a writer the old man contacts to help tell his story).
During the November 20, 2019 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces, Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with Subhankar Banerjee about climate-change, particularly as it affects the natural world and various species. An artist, public scholar, and conservationist, Mr. Banerjee discussed his role and goals as a co-curator of the exhibition, Species in Peril along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque, as well as the biological annihilation he has witnessed here, in the Pacific Northwest, and in the Arctic.