In today's conversation, co-host Keith Whelpley broaches the topic of how our perception of time changes as we get older. He shares about the recent death of a family member, which evolves into considerations of some of the aspects of death and dying.
Stuart Kelter interviews Dr. Kostas Kampourakis, author and editor of several books about evolution, genetics, philosophy, and the history of science, and the editor of the Cambridge University Press book series, Understanding Life. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science and Education, as well as two other science education book series. He is currently a researcher at the University of Geneva, where he also teaches at the Section of Biology and the University Institute for Teacher Education. Today’s interview focuses on his latest book, Understanding Genes, which explores the many ways in which, contrary to popular belief, the influence of genesis are only one component of a much more complicated picture.
Lisa Lucca talks with author and memoir guru Linda Joy Myers about healing through writing and the impact of our ancestral lineage on our story.
Rev. Erin J. Walter is a community minister ordained in the Unitarian Universalist tradition and also plays bass for two bands: Parker Woodland and Butch County. She joined host Xolani Kacela from her home in Austin, Texas. Erin Walter talked about her life as a minister in liberal faith. She discussed the sacred part of her ministry many people don’t see. Walter shared much needed wisdom. In particular, she described ways to build bridges over our differences. The pandemic affects us all, she said. She described how her UU ministry affects the people she serves. A member of the Texas UU Justice Ministry, her work often focuses on social justice. She put light on how listeners can change their neighborhoods by being humble.
Las Cruces Bulletin editor Dave Burge (with The Buzzman) gives a recap of the week's news and highlights some of the articles in the new issue of the newspaper.
Former botanical desert garden director Marty Eberhardt chatted with Lynn Moorer about her debut novel, Death in a Desert Garden: A Bea Rivers Mystery. Set in the fictional Shandley Gardens near Tuscon, when one of the Gardens’ founders, Liz Shandley, is found dead in the Gardens, new Gardens employee and single mother Bea Rivers assists her old school friend Marcia Samuelson, now the police detective heading the murder investigation, to ferret out clues. As Bea sifts through a number of botanical clues sprinkled about, she discovers that each of the remaining Gardens’ board members and staff members has a plausible reason to want Liz dead.
Travis Brown of the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, previews the annual celebration, which will be held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 at the fairgrounds.
Nicole Martinez of the Community of Hope talked about Tents to Rents, a fundraiser that has been taking place each year since 2016 to help people move from tents at Camp Hope to homes or apartments.
Poet Rose Alcala discussed some of the works she will be presenting as part of a local writers series on September 24.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman discuss the case of Faviola Rodriguez, or Baby Favi, a 2-year-old who was killed in Sept. 2018. Evidence against her alleged killer was thrown out because of missed deadlines in turning it over to defense attorneys. The case is now before the state Supreme Court.
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