Nan Rubin and Greg Smith talk to Patrick DeSimio about maker spaces, like Cruces Creatives, and their role in the creative economy.
Our guest on Think Again is Zac Egan. Zac shares his perspectives on "Atheopaganism" - not a religion, but rather, an interesting spiritual practice. While atheistically denying the existence of a god or gods as actual interceding entities - Atheopaganism still welcomes and recognizes the values that the ancient gods are often known to symbolize, reflect and represent. Through personal mindfulness practices, these values can be drawn upon to encourage, strengthen, reinforce the values we want to bring more fully into our lives. Atheopaganism - a fascinating set of views.
Dr. Samar Khalil appeared as a guest on this Take On Faith episode. She discussed Islam and the role of women in Islam with Rev. Xolani Kacela, the show host. She joined the program from her home in Las Cruces. Dr. Khalil serves as the Vice President of Sisters Affairs at the Southern New Mexico Islamic Center in Las Cruces. She also works as Graduate Program Specialist, Sr. at the Dean of Academics Office in the College of Engineering at NMSU.
Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp and reporter Mike Cook informed listeners about what's going on in Las Cruces and highlight some of the articles in the new issue of the newspaper.
Lisa Lucca shares a meaningful conversation with producer/creative director/mentor Beth Broday! They discuss her successful career in entertainment, creative reinvention in her third act, and the power of choosing love.
NMSU Professor Jamie Bronstein, student Cole Vetter, and graduate student Matthew Zarakian joined us in the studio to discuss the recent “NO CONFIDENCE” votes by the Faculty Senate and Student Senate regarding the present administration. If you’ve heard of this conflict but don’t know much about it, here’s your chance to learn more. NMSU did not deign to send a guest, despite repeated and timely invitations, but we are prepared to try to ask our guests some of the questions NMSU would like to hear them asked.
Writer Shann Ray was on the phone with us to discuss his virtual reading Friday as part of NMSU’s Sociedad para las Artes Nelson-Boswell series. Ray, nothing if not versatile, was an excellent college basketball player (at Pepperdine), writes fiction, poetry, and essays, and teaches conflict resolution and forgiveness now at Gonzaga University. His The Souls of Others won the National Book Award. The Zoom ID for his reading Friday (2:30 pm) is 96432194936.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel discussed items in the news including NMSU football, a new COVID variant and the Supreme Court.
Plenty of good seats were still available at kickoff Saturday for the Aggies’ final game of the football season, which was unfortunate but not surprising.
Unfortunate, because New Mexico State beat the University of Massachusetts in an exciting game between two evenly matched teams played on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. Not surprising, because almost none of the previous games this season have met that criteria, except for the beautiful afternoon part.
Think Again host Randy Harris welcomes Erin Moazzami to the conversation today. Erin is a Las Cruces native of Iranian and Irish descent - musician - singer - songwriter - and she shares one of her original compositions with us on the air. The conversation ranges widely from internal evaluations of personal growth and interconnection, to spirituality, hope, intergenerational curiosities, and global considerations that affect us all.
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