Lisa Lucca has a fascinating conversation with astrologer and storyteller, Andrew Watt, about the new Biden-Harris administration and the changes we can expect to see moving forward, along with his thoughts about the impact on NM.
Lisa Lucca speaks with Las Cruces numerologist, Ruth Drayer, about how the numbers of our birth date and name impact us, and what is in store for 2021.
The 2021 New Mexico Legislative Session has started and Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman learn about the most important bills getting support from Retake Back Our Democracy co-founder Paul Gibson and Southwest Environmental Center founder and executive director Kevin Bixby.
Hosts Walter Rubel and Peter Goodman started their January 20, 2021 show talking about the Inauguration of Joe Biden and got into other issues as the conversation continued. Charlotte Lipson called in to offer her thoughts.
If they get the technology right, this could be one of the most productive 60-day sessions in the history of the New Mexico Legislature. It will undoubtedly be the least ceremonious. Most years, a legislative session is much more than just updated budgets and new laws. It is a celebration of our culture, an educational eye-opener for students and a gathering spot for local leaders from throughout the state. The Roundhouse rotunda is filled with booths from groups throughout the state. There’s a different theme every day. Everybody’s favorite is Ag Day, which always comes toward the end of the session and features a meal of New Mexico meat and dairy products.
Earth Matters co-producer and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik gives us a preview of environmental bills under consideration in the 2021 legislative session with Camilla Feibelman, Executive Director of the Sierra Club: Rio Grande Chapter and Charlie de Saillan, staff attorney with the New Mexico Environmental Law Center.
A speech that Dr. King gave in 1961 at the Temple Emanuel synagogue in Worcester, Mass. was preserved in a cassette recording that was forgotten for many years and was rediscovered in Las Cruces, remastered in 2017 and made available to KTAL for broadcast. Presented early in 1961, the speech was given as the civil rights movement was picking up steam following the successes of the Montgomery bus boycott, the lunch counter sit-ins, Brown v. Board of Education, and shortly after the inauguration of John F. Kennedy. The challenge of racial injustice is still with us, and Dr. King’s words still ring true today.
KTAL is proud to offer this important speech to our listeners.
Matt Bieber, Communications Director for the NM DOH gave many details on the roll out of the vaccine for COVID 19 here in NM. Matt was able to answer many questions about the website and how the algorithm works for registration. He also advised our listeners that NM will administer as many doses of the vaccine that they can get and that in the past month, approximately 35,000 doses have been received in the state. Over 100,000 people have already been vaccinated and another 500,000 are in category 1b The state hopes that everyone who wants the vaccine will be vaccinated by the summer.
Stuart Kelter interviews Susan Cole -- Founder and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI), a joint program of Harvard Law School and the non-profit children's rights organization, Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) -- along with Natalie Pohl and Claudia Gallagher, Principal and School Adjustment Counselor, respectively, of Manthala George Jr. Elementary School in Brockton, Massachusetts, an educational site where the initiative is being successfully implemented.
Fr. Gabriel Rochelle Rev. Xolani Kacela's guest on this episode of Take On Faith. Fr. Gabriel is the pastor of the St Anthony of the Desert, Las Cruces NM, a mission of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, which he and his wife, Pani Susan, founded in 2007. He is also a seminary and university professor. They discuss Eastern Orthodoxy and its place in the pantheon of Christianity. Fr. Rochelle provides several insights in how faith and religion play into the ways our culture and politics is taking shape today. He also discusses how faith is experienced by millennials and those influenced by theories which refute science.
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