On this morning's Think Again, host Randy Harris and guest Dr.Xolani Kacela explore some of the considerations of race and racism within church settings, as expressed in Dr. Kacela's new book, The Black UU Survival Guide.
Stuart Kelter interviews Ron Hoffman, who in 2003 became the founder of an organization in Falmouth, Massachusetts called Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS.org), which has helped well over 1000 families with Lou Gehrig’s disease on both practical and spiritual levels, above all by being deeply present. His memoir, Sacred Bullet, published in 2014, reveals in powerful and personal terms, how his own healing is woven into his work. Ron has worked with individuals, families and healthcare professionals across the United States, inviting conversations around the choices and possibilities that arise for those living with a terminal illness. He has been relentless in his determination to change the systems that hinder rather than help the dying, with profound implications for how healthcare systems in general desperately need to be humanized.
Host Xolani Kacela and Janice Marie Johnson, Co-Director of Ministries and Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), explore many topics of high priority for liberal religious faith leaders. Johnson discussed her grief following her twin sister's death and the collective grief experienced around the globe due to the pandemic. She offered prophetic words regarding healing our nation and world by adhering to virtues of love, compassion, listening, and empathy.
Retired teacher, school administrator, businessman, and former head of the Deming-Luna County Chamber of Commerce George Pintar shares stories with Lynn Moorer from his book, A New Peek at Old West Country, about the five counties in the southwestern corner of New Mexico—Hidalgo, Grant, Catron, Luna, and Sierra. Focusing on the history, culture, and economics of each county, the book’s narrator Chile Charlie brings to life curious, sometimes little-known, and appealing facts and traditions about each county.
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories, reported on city council deliberations on coming cannabis sales and he talked to Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds about the county tax that funds the Spaceport.
Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman talked about appropriate punishments for a former president and Barkhouse.
Economists Chris Erickson and Lucinda Vargas will discuss the new Center for Border Economic Development at NMSU. The new center is intended to increase economic opportunities in southern New Mexico.
Dr. Jagdish Khubchandani, a professor of public health at NMSU, joined Walt and Peter discuss his recent study of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among health care workers around the world. Dr. Khubchandani has also studied hesitancy among minority groups in the U.S.
Former Gov. Bill Richardson loved to be around Hollywood stars, and would include them in his press conferences whenever possible. And so, when it came time to announce the deal between the state and Virgin Galactic that would lead to the construction of Spaceport America, the most famous person at the press conference was not the governor or Richard Branson, the publicity-loving owner of Virgin Galactic.
When Café con Leche host Nan Rubin looked at some of the photographs taken at White Sands before the Trinity nuclear bomb test, many of them had the credit Human Systems Research. To find out more about this organization, she spoke with archaeologist David Kirkpatrick who worked for HSR more than 40 years and gave a lesson on the real work and impact of historical archaeologists.
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