Today, guest Bob Hearn offers a thought-provoking peek into Eric Hoffer's groundbreaking 1951 book, The True Believer - Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. Bob shares examples of current and historic conditions that encourage "True Believer" type movements, and suggests that simple "Compassion" may support us in moving past the inferno of anger, hate, and violence we see so much of today. Challenging material.
Lisa Lucca chats with author Jill Sherer Murray about letting go and her journey to a TEDx talk, her fab book Big Wild Love, and most of all - self-love.
Stuart Kelter interviews Helen Epstein, an acclaimed writer of memoir, journalism, and biography. In her career as a journalist she interviewed such legendary musicians as Vladimir Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein and Yo-Yo Ma. She is the author of three books about the transmission of intergenerational trauma. The first, Children of the Holocaust: Conversations with Sons and Daughters of Survivors was originally published in 1979; the second, Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for her Mother's History, in 1999; and the third, The Long Half-Lives of Love and Trauma, in 2018. All three books were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year and represent a forty year process of self discovery.
Las Cruces Bulletin news editor Dave Burge recaps the week's news and previews some upcoming events as he highlights some of the articles in the latest edition of the newspaper.
Speak Up Las Cruces: Joe Roach on Russia
Joe Roach, a Marine Corps veteran who went on to earn his Ph.D in Russian history and taught that subject for nearly four decades at Bradley University, discussed the increasing tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the massing of forces on the border with Ukraine, and our options should Putin decide to launch an invasion.
Speak Up Las Cruces: State Rep. Joanne Ferrary and Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez on the Green Amendment
State Rep. Joanne Ferrary and Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez discussed the Green Amendment, a constitutional amendment ensuring clean water and air. This year’s 30-day session started last Tuesday and will run through Feb. 17.
Ron Eppes, program director for the NM chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, discussed an all-day virtual seminar this Saturday to assist caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients.
Walt was raring to go this morning, ready to talk about the failure of the city to hire an Inspector General and finding out Virgin Galactic tickets are untaxed. They also talked briefly about the weekend playoff games, fixing education and vaccines.
When former Gov. Bill Richardson ended the gross receipts tax on food in 2005, I thought it was a no-brainer. Food and water are the two things we can’t live without, so of course they shouldn’t be taxed.
But the experts at New Mexico Voices For Children; who understand the intricacies of our tax system much better than I do and know that when it comes to setting tax policy, everything's a brainer; disagreed. They predicted correctly that shifting the burden from food to other purchases would hurt the poor more than help them.
Peter and Dael Goodman, local writers, poets, and more, share their thoughts and experience on the topic of "Creativity" -- as inherent in us, a characteristic we can practice consciously, and as remarkably important to our individual and collective human experience. The conversation is wide ranging, thought provoking. Some might suggest, a creative conversation.
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