Stuart Kelter interviews Leah Hazard about her recent book, Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began. Leah graduated from Harvard University, working in print journalism and television before the births of her two daughters prompted her to change direction. She is now a practicing NHS midwife in Scotland and has worked in a wide variety of clinical areas, from labor wards to outpatient clinics, delivering hundreds of babies and caring for countless families along the way. Her memoir, Hard Pushed: A Midwife’s Story was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. Leah hosts the popular podcast What the Midwife Said and is a frequent commentator on women’s health across the media.
The timing may seem odd, given the recent turmoil in the men’s basketball program, but New Mexico State University was wise to give Athletic Director Mario Moccia a five-year contract extension.
The move brings stability to the department as the university is in the process of replacing its current leader. Moccia’s previous contract was set to expire next summer. His top priority now must be to restore a men’s basketball program that had clearly spun out of control.
Poet Jacqueline Osherow talks about her work. She is the author of nine collections of poetry, has won Guggenheim fellowships and many awards, and teaches at the University of Utah. Her newest book, published this year, is Divine Ratios.
With more of a news background than folks realize, because of his stellar music show-hosting work at KTAL, Rich “Buzzman” Kadzis will be “Speak Up, Las Cruces’s” new regular co-host. In this half hour, Richard fills us in on his past experience in radio and looks ahead.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman discuss the news.
NMSU Regents Professor, author and tubist Dr. Jim Shearer discusses his upcoming series of presentations about jazz.
Lisa Lucca chats with author and award-winning podcast host Julia Brewer Daily about her work, her new book The Fifth Daughter of Thorn Ranch, and her life as an adoptee.
Local poets, Alice Wallace and Ellen Roberts Young, expand our conversation on "Poetry" .
Ellen and Alice, long-time participants in our local poetry scene, treat us to readings of a few of their own poems, as well as a bit of their personal histories as writers and their individual writing processes. We're treated to their perspectives in sharing a delightful exploration of some of the subtleties of writing, of language, of poetry, and the significance of the written and spoken word.
Stuart Kelter interviews Stephen Grossberg, one of the principal founders of the fields of computational neuroscience, connectionist cognitive science, and artificial neural network research. At Boston University he has been Professor of Cognitive and Neural Systems since 1989, founder of the Center for Adaptive Systems since 1981, and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering. In 1987 he founded the International Neural Network Society and its journal, Neural Networks, which became the official journal of the three major neural modeling societies in the world, and was its Editor-in-Chief until 2010. Grossberg has won numerous awards for his work for “seminal contributions to understanding brain cognition and behavior and their emulation by technology.” His recently published book, Conscious MIND, Resonant BRAIN: How Each Brain Makes a Mind, is about Adaptive Resonance Theory, his model of how our brains pay attention, recognize, and predict objects and events in a changing world.
In 1981 Sally Field won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of an ambitious and reckless newspaper reporter in the film “Absence of Malice.”
The reporter uses information leaked by a federal prosecutor for a front-page story wrongfully accusing the character played by Paul Newman of the murder of a union boss. The evil newspaper gets away with it because of a 1964 Supreme Court ruling.
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