Peter and Walt talked with eminent local economists Chris Erickson, Winnie (Yu-Feng) P Lee, Paul O’Connell, and Jim Peach. They focused on trade and other issues with the U.S. and China, as well as the U.S. and Mexico, but also touched on post-COVID recovery, stimulus, and the infrastructure proposal.
City Council and County Commission have declared April “Native Plant Month,” so we celebrated by talking with some of the folks who helped make that happen and/or have different interesting perspectives on native plants.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman began their April 14, 2021 show talking about the pause in J&J COVID vaccinations and police shootings.
I’m scheduled to get my second COVID-19 shot Friday, meaning I’ll be fully vaccinated in a couple of weeks. The pandemic, for me, is almost over, and I’m incredibly grateful to the brilliant men and women who developed these safe and effective vaccines. But this doesn’t feel like victory.
In his 2021 State of the City address, Mayor Miyagishima made specific mention of the importance of the Sustainability Office in the future plans for Las Cruces. Intrigued by the reference, Café con Leche host Nan Rubin went looking for the Sustainability Office in the directory of city services. She found Sustainability Officer Lisa LaRocque, who was very eager to explain her position and its critical role moving the city to being a more sustainable and equitable civic institution.
Lisa Lucca talks with debut author, Rev Rachel Hollander, about her new book, From There to Here, which supports those living with depression and the people who love them, and how it's OK Not to Be OK.
Lisa Lucca catches up with Las Cruces photographer Manfred Schreyer about his #ExperienceAmerica2021 trip around our country and what he is learning about who we are today.
Join host Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance for a conversation with Pulitzer Rainforest Journalism Fund grantee Sam Schramski. The show is a bit of a departure from our usual programming about local and regional conservation issues. We’ll travel to the Amazonian rainforest to talk about the quilombolas, descendants of escaped African and Afro-Brazilian slaves, their role as forest protectors, and how they’ve been hit hard by the COVID pandemic.
Today's Think Again conversation features Trisha McCaul. She and host Randy Harris explore the thinking and practices that inform "Ancestral Veneration" - a process of increasing our awareness and connection with those who've come before us.
Stuart Kelter interviews Justin Reich, professor in Comparative Media Studies and director of the Teaching Systems Lab, both at MIT. He is the host of a podcast called TeachLab; one of the earliest researchers in the development of Harvard X, which was one of the first initiatives in massive scale online course offering; and developer and host of five open online courses on MIT and Harvard’s EdX, including “Sorting Truth from Fiction: Civic Online Reasoning” and another entitled, “Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices.” He is the author of the 2020 book, Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can’t Transform Education.
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