Today's program allows host Randy Harris and guest Alicia Chumley, Project Director with Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso TX - an opportunity for an exploratory conversation about the roles and relevance of "Elders" in our communities.
Daniel Simpson discussed his new book, The Truth About Yoga. His book provides an in-depth look at yoga. The book is available on Amazon and wherever you buy your books. Simpson joined host Xolani Kacela from his home in Oxford, England. It was his first appearance on Take On Faith. He shared his story about how he discovered yoga. Also, he talked about how he became a yoga expert. He discussed yoga’s roots and its early texts. Importantly, he explained yoga evolved from Hindu practice to modern day exercise. He broke down how politics, religion, and culture changed yoga practice. Originally, it was a way to ease suffering. An established author, he updated listeners on the current state of yoga in the world.
Engineer, scientist, and intelligence expert Joseph W. Foster talked with Lynn Moorer about his debut spy novel, The BiniSphere, in which he says he broke a lot of rules of physics to create his thriller story about Perry Franklin, a retired scientist and engineer who had worked for the intelligence community and had designed, built, and fielded the most advanced tracking technologies in the world for the U. S government. When a KH-11 reconnaissance satellite, operated in partnership between the National Reconnaissance Office and the CIA, inexplicably shuts down, Perry is called upon to ferret out the problem. His investigation takes him to Sicily where he encounters professor Christina LaTorre and her team who, it turns out, are building a movable nuclear reactor, the BiniSphere, that can, using sub-atomic particles, be pointed in any direction with high accuracy to denuclearize nuclear attacks. At the same, he discovers the U.S. is building a similar device for a very different purpose.
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories, reported on the city council coming up with an ordinance to restrict fireworks and he talked to School Board Member Teresa Tenorio about naming a new superintendent, the new equity policy, and a year of distanced learning.
Lisa Lucca talks with award-winning director/producer/writer Nancy Saslow about her media career, how she and her MEgTV team produced dozens of episodes of Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield for CourtTV during a pandemic, and the changes we've seen in television in the 21st Century,
Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman started their June 9, 2021 show grappling with how to teach race and racism in schools and how to deal with misinformation in the news.
Peter and Walt discuss the Inaugural Juneteenth Jazz Arts Festival scheduled for June 18-19 with founder Derrick Lee, who had a nightly jazz show on KRWG radio for seven years.
Peter and Walt discussed the ongoing redistricting effort in New Mexico with Richard Mason on Fair District NM. For the first the this year, an independent commission will lead the redistricting effort.
Walt and Peter discuss new rules for pre-trial release with Samantha Woodward, pretrial program manager for the Third Judicial Court District; District Attorney Gweald Byers and Kristopher Knutson of the Public Defenders Office.
There’s a great scene in the movie “Bull Durham” where Crash Davis, the veteran catcher, teaches hotshot pitching prospect Nuke Laloosh how to talk to the media: “We’ve got to play ‘em one game at a time.” “I’m just happy to be here, and hope I can help the ballclub.” “I just want to give it my best shot. And, the good Lord willing, things will work out.” As a former sportswriter, I thought director Ron Shelton gave it 110 percent in capturing the typical locker room exchanges. Players and coaches lean on cliches because they’re safe, and there’s one available for every situation.
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