Stuart Kelter interviews Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg about her books, God Loves the Stranger and her autobiography, Surprisingly Happy, through which she explores the challenges of compassion and mindfulness toward self and other, the combining of concepts from Judaism and Buddhism, and the responsibility for social justice.
Host Xolani Kacela's guest Marla Goldberg, an energy healer, intuitive, speaker, and author is on this episode of Take On Faith. She discusses how her 14 healing modalities helped overcome a difficult upbringing and abusive marriage. Goldberg also talked about Spiritual Response Therapy. She joined us from her home near Charlotte, NC.
Peter and Walt talked with Senator Martin Heinrich. They asked him about recent unprecedented events in Washington.
NMSU Biology Professor Kathryn Hanley previewed her upcoming presentation on COVID-19 virus & vaccines as part of the Academy of Learning in Retirement series at NMSU.
Hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman discussed the Health Security Act and the Health Stories Project with Veronique deJaegher and Danna Millen as well as hearing one moving story recorded earlier. What’s the Health Security Act, why does it matter to New Mexicans, and what’s the next step in making it a reality?
Sierra Club Executive Director Camilla Feibelman discussed with us the Club’s priorities during the current New Mexico Legislative Session, including: (1) more enforcement funds for environmental agencies; (2) produced water climate solutions; (3) just transition, a bill that lets state air and hazardous waste rules be stronger than federal rules; (4) ending trapping on public lands.
Hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman talk with Las Cruces Sun-News Editor Lucas Peerman about current events, journalism and recent attacks on journalism, the Sun-News, Las Cruces and the state and nation.
Today I can report that the state of our state is … TBD.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham broke with tradition last week and skipped the state of the state address, which has always been given by the governor a couple hours after the start of each legislative session. And I’m not sure why. If you go to the governor’s website and look at the recent press releases, as of Monday there was one on the inauguration of Joe Biden, but nothing on the start of the session, her decision to skip the traditional speech or what she would have said if she had delivered it.
DELVING IN: David Jacobson on his book, Of Virgins and Martyrs, Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict
Stuart Kelter interviews David Jacobson, Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida, about his 2013 book, Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict, which explores the interplay among cultural, political, economic, and historical forces that shape gender relations and violence, individualistic vs. communitarian values, and tensions between globalism and traditional, tribalist societies.
Rev. Don McCreary is a retired from the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church). Before retirement, he served as CEO of Christian Church Homes of Northern California. During this episode, host Xolani Kacela, and Rev. McCreary discussed his work in low income and senior housing. An expert on housing, Rev. McCreary focused on how people find and pay for senior housing. Importantly, McCreary discussed why your housing costs should not exceed 30% of income. He also described how seniors might go about finding affordable housing in their senior years. If you anticipate retirement or seek low-cost living, you’ll benefit from listening.
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