Barbara “Mother” Hubbard, will talk about her 50+ years here, during which time she brought many activities to NMSU, worked with some top names in entertainment, and became a pillar of our community. (Ms. Hubbard is 95 years young.)
Jonathon Sepp (Jon Foley), Film Liaison of Film Las Cruces, talks about the film industry in Las Cruces.
Dr. Christine Eber joins hosts Shirley Baca and Peter Goodman to discuss Weaving for Justice. She talked about the organization’s work with the Weavers from Chiapas and sales of the huipils and textiles from the Co-operative.
Co-hosts Shirley Baca and Peter Goodman discuss items in the news, including Las Cruces shootings involving police officers and the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago.
Democrats in the state Legislature went to a lot of trouble to gerrymander the Second Congressional District, and now their colleagues in Washington, D.C. are squandering it.
After rejecting all of the proposed maps of an independent redistricting commission, Democrats passed a map offered by Sen. Joseph Cervantes of Las Cruces that breaks up the Republican stronghold in Southeast New Mexico that had always dominated past elections in the Second Congressional District. Republicans have won all but two elections since the state expanded to three districts in 1983.
Dona Ana Arts Council Executive Director Greg Smith talked with Karen Conley about her work with young people, the DAARTS gallery, and the coming Renaissance ArtsFaire. They also discussed the Artspace feasibility study the Arts Council is working on for artist live/work space in our community.
Trisha McCaul, is the creator of Mother McCaul's Organic Herbal Body Care Products and co-creator/owner with artist Michael Ponce, of Mandrake Fine Art and Botanica in Las Cruces NM. The conversation touches on her views of "Animism". Broadly, Animism holds that all things are spirit. Humans have a soul/spirit, as do animals, insects, plants, bodies of water, rocks, mountains, weather systems, and so on; that yes, there is something that goes on past the death of the body. She shares her thoughtful expression of her views and personal practices of "Ancestral Veneration". She notes that in most ancient and current cultures, relationships with the spirits of our ancestors are accepted and respected.
Lisa Lucca shares her lively conversation with iconic writer and producer Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of blockbuster hit shows Friends and Gracie & Frankie. They discuss Marta's esteemed career, the art of collaboration, acts of activism and philanthropy, and the importance of friendship and community.
DELVING IN: Jack Shlachter on His Two Professions, Los Alamos Physicist/Administrator and Rabbi, and on the Relationship Between Religion and Science
Stuart Kelter interviews Jack Shlachter, a Ph.D. physicist who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico for over three decades, also at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, as well as two organizations based in Vienna, Austria: the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization. Dr. Shlachter's training was as an experimentalist creating and diagnosing plasmas, high temperature mixtures of electrons and ions, with applicability to nuclear fusion, a potentially carbon-neutral source of nearly unlimited energy.
At Los Alamos, he served as Division Leader of the Physics Division and later of the Theoretical Division, the only individual to have held both roles in the history of the Lab. These positions involved the responsibility for budgets in excess of $100M and the management of hundreds of scientists, technicians, administrators, students, and postdoctoral assistants.
Dr. Shlachter is also a rabbi, having been ordained in 1995 by Rabbi Gershon Winkler of Cuba, New Mexico. He has held Jewish leadership roles both in Los Alamos and in Santa Fe, and well as serving as a visiting rabbi in Vienna and Beijing. In addition to his current pulpit in Santa Fe, he conducts lifecycle events – such as weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and funerals – under the banner of “Judaism for your nuclear family.”
Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp and writer Mike Cook gave a recap of the week's news and previewed upcoming events as they highlighted articles in the latest edition of the newspaper. They also talked with the NMSU Theatre Department's Will Kilroy, director of Nunsense, which is returning to the Las Cruces Community Theatre until August 21.
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