Stuart Kelter interviews Las Crucen, Ron Lautenbach, about his experiences of, and life lessons in, climbing Everest and Denali. With humor and insight, he conveys his penchant for adventure and intensity, his reverence for nature and faith in a higher power, his love and respect for people, and his hard-won wisdom to take measured risks that included possible death as part of the equation.
Have drones made it too easy for the U.S. military to commit murder from thousands of miles away?
Earlier this month, U.S. Central Command issued a tweet announcing that an Al Qaeda leader had been killed by a drone strike in Northeast Syria.
Businessman Mark Steffan talks about his vision/plan for a new hotel on or near Main Street.
Richard and Walt talk to Russia expert Joe Roach about the war in Ukraine.
Walt and Richard talk with Federico Almarez, vice-president of the Dona Ana Arts Council, and new Executive Director, Arceli Solis, talk about their plans for this summer.
Co-hosts, Walt Rubel and Richard Kadzis talk about current local and national events.
Lisa Lucca talks with producer Anne Carlucci who shares how she went from humble beginnings and an abusive marriage to making more than 65 films during her thriving career in television.
This multi-dimensional conversation with Zen Priest Harvey Daiho Hilbert focuses on some of the challenges and choices that we face today as individuals and as a culture, a society.
Daiho shines a light on the influences of Buddhism, art, language, writing, painting, personal choices, history, journaling, mental health, meditation and more.
The conversation touches on questions like; What do we think is "real"? Why? How do we know? Have we ever been, and are we ever going to be, a harmonious species? If not, does conflict urge us toward finding individually and collectively creative solutions? Is that in itself something to be grateful for?
A wide-ranging exploration of some of the difficulties and opportunities we face within ourselves, and our world today.
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Organ Mountain Zen
Stuart Kelter interviews Kevin Elliott, a philosophy professor at Michigan State University, who studies the role of values in science and the ethical issues related to science and technology, such as conflicts of interest involving environmental pollution and financial stakes in research. He also collaborates with environmental scientists at the European Food Safety Authority and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of the book, Is a Little Pollution Good for You? Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research, published in 2011. He is also the author of the 2017 book, A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science, and the 2022 book, Values in Science for the Cambridge University Press Series, Elements in the Philosophy of Science.
The United States government has a nuclear waste storage problem, and it sees its solution in southeast New Mexico.
Earlier this month, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the application by a Florida-based company named Holtec to build a new waste storage facility in Lea County. The license authorizes Holtec to store 500 canisters holding 100,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, though Holtec plans to eventually store up to 10,000 canisters, shipped in from nuclear power plants around the country.
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