Today's multi-dimensional conversation with Keith Whelpley touches on a significant number of considerations. The exploration includes matters like climate change, politics, war, survival instincts, black swans, liberalism, leadership, self-discovery, genetics, and more - as seen through the lens of our having recently emerged from our own human time capsule experience brought on by the personal and cultural impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Lisa Lucca talks with author and adventurer Michelle Schuman about her life in Alaska, her work in environmental science and her book that shares those experiences, The Understory: A Female Environmentalist in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Rev. Xolani Kacela reflects on the Ukrainian - Russian conflict and how people of faith can respond. The typical response from American clergy about the geopolitical situation is silence. Now is a time for people of spiritual and religious conviction to demand more from their faith leaders and themselves in order to align with their spoken convictions, values, and principles.
Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp and writer Mike Cook recap the week's news and preview some upcoming events as they highlight some of the articles in the latest edition of the newspaper. Their special guests are members of the NMSU Theatre Arts production of Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, which runs until February 27. (Tickets can be purchased here.)
We discussed the recently concluded session of the NM Legislature with Sens. Jeff Steinborn and Joseph Cervantes and Reps. Joanne Ferrary and Doreen Gallegos. The 30-day session ended Thursday in Santa Fe.
Sun-News reporter Michael McDevitt discussed his coverage of city government, including recent stories on an audit into the allocation of federal relief funds and the continuing vacancy for the internal auditor position.
State Sen. Willliam Sharer is a marvelous storyteller with the ability to go on at length on a wide variety of subjects.
Last week, he regaled his restless Senate colleagues on the final day of the session, as time ran out on a voting rights bill that had been one of the top priorities for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Walt and Peter discussed items in the news, including the slow moving invasion of Ukraine and the repeal of the mask mandate in New Mexico.
Saul Ramirez is a local multimedia artist and art historian who explores themes of decolonization in their work. They graduated from NMSU with a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History in 2018, and they served in the City of Las Cruces Public Art Board in 2020.
As head of the Research and Development Committee of the Art Board, Saul prepared a presentation called Public Art and Civic Spaces. It looks at the complicated nature of the local culture in Las Cruces, suggesting that art plays a key role in the development of the city. With a central focus on gentrification, the analysis offers a perspective of civic history which critiques the acceptable goals in development and design. After hearing their presentation, Nan Rubin invited Saul to share their thoughts with listeners on Café con Leche.
Today's program with Niki Harings, Life Coach, explores aspects, characteristics and effects of grief on our lives, individually and collectively. The conversation touches on a few of the many events that prompt the presence of grief in our lives, how we can understand the experience, and how we can work toward managing the suffering.
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