Stuart Kelter interviews “Jack” Wright (legal name “John Wright”), a Regents Professor in the Department of Geography at New Mexico State University (NMSU), whose research encompasses land conservation, cultural geography, and environmental planning. He helped found and served as Chair of the New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) from 2003-2012 and recently returned to it is board. He is the co-author of Saving the Ranch: Conservation Easement Design in the American West (2004) and has published widely on conservation easements and other land protection techniques.
Lisa Lucca has a lively chat with Jimi Simmons about his film career, his novel Demon Motors: Run What You Brung and how the *Someday* he was waiting for has arrived.
Change at the New Mexico Legislature usually comes in small steps taken over a long period of time. That’s especially true with gun laws.
The last significant changes came in 2019 with a bill to expand background checks and 2020 with one to allow the courts to file an emergency order temporarily taking guns from those proven to be at risk to themselves or others.
Peter and Walt talk with Dan Crow, one of the organizers of the upcoming Billy the Kid Festival, about the event, which takes place Saturday, the 25th, at the Rio Grande Theatre.
Peter and Walt talk with County Sheriff Kim Stewart about the efforts to earn certification for the department and other issues facing law enforcement, including community outreach, how different law-enforcement agencies approach citizens, training, improvements in the office.
Walt and Peter talk with Mason Graham, policy director of Common Cause NM. They are supporting bills in the Legislature to reform campaign finance laws and modernize elections.
Co-hosts, Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman, discuss items in the news.
For Black History Month, host Nan Rubin airs a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Junior in 1961 at the Temple Emmanuel synagogue in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was shortly after the inauguration of JFK, at a moment when the civil rights movement was picking up steam. The recording was made available especially to KTAL Radio.
If the unexamined life is not worth living, is the unexamined relationship not worth having?
Today’s program explores the tricky nature and profound significance of our relationships with others. We touch on the fundamental “give and receive“ elements of our friendships and other relationships. Attention is given to the distinction between friends and acquaintances, and the meaning and value of our relationships.
What do we keep as is? What might we modify? What might we let go of entirely? Why does it matter?
Lisa Lucca talks with health & beauty coach Gay Dering who brings her new Goddess Inspired Life Oracle deck to the show and teaches us about the innate wisdom we carry inside, and ways to release it through intentional practice
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