Speak Up Las Cruces: Joan Sanford of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Co-hosts Shirley Baca and Peter Goodman discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent abortion decision with Joan Sanford of the New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. We’ll also discuss how the organization, and the rest of us, can help in this health crisis – which, while New Mexico retains freedom of choice, will affect the state at least through some amount of influx of out-of-state women who need to end their pregnancies. Further, we’ll discuss the religious coalition itself, and the fact that although certain religious points-of-view get the bulk of the ink, many religions are consistent with women’s rights to make their own personal decisions, particularly in matters involving their health.
Co-hosts Shirley Baca and Peter Goodman talk with NMSU Professor of Spanish Spencer Herrera about Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, which he co-edited and which NPR recently recommended as a great read for folks interested in New Mexico.
Co-hosts Shirley Baca and Peter Goodman talk about photography for awhile then give their reactions to the latest developments in the House January 6 committee hearings.
I doubt if there is any law on the books that is more flagrantly and routinely violated every year by otherwise law-abiding residents of our community than the city’s restrictions on fireworks.
Under the “Safe and Sane” fireworks law, the only things that can legally be set off are ground and hand-held sparkling and smoking devices, cylindrical fountains, flitter sparklers, illuminating torches, smoke devices and wheels.
Today's conversation spans a number of considerations about how we think, how we use language, and how that affects us and others. With Zane Chaffee - audio engineer and GM for KTAL the exploration touches on evaluations of sweeping generalizations - assumptions - absolutes - qualifying language, and more.
Lisa Lucca talks with Las Cruces sourdough baker and witch extraordinaire Gina Lawrence Grandjean about making bread and magic while she and her wife raise their family in our community.
Stuart Kelter interviews Sarah Fay, a professor at DePaul and Northwestern Universities, a critic, scholar, and creative writer. Her writing has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Time, as well as many literary publications such as Bookforum, BOMB, and The Paris Review, where she served as an advisory editor. She is the recipient of many awards and prestigious writing residencies and is the author of the recently published memoir, Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses and the founder of Pathological: The Movement, a public awareness campaign devoted to making people aware of the lack of scientific evidence for psychiatric diagnoses and the danger of identifying with an unproven mental illness. The book and the movement is the subject of today’s interview.
Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp and writer Mike Cook gave a recap the week's news and previewed upcoming events as they highlighted some of the articles in the latest edition of the newspaper. They also talked with Nikka Ziemer, Nancy Clein Tafoya, Debbie Jo Felix and Lisa Taylor, cast members of the play Murderess which will be presented at the First Christian Church this weekend.
Walt and Peter speak with Patrick Nolan, executive director of the Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument, and BLM Las Cruces District Public Affairs Specialist Bill Wight about a $33,000 grant from the state they have received to pave a section of the La Cueva Trail from the Dripping Springs Visitor Center.
Walt and Peter speak with Bev Courtney, a certified firearms instructor and founder of the American Gun Culture Club, and Juan Garcia, Chairman of the Coalition of Conservatives in Action, about efforts in Congress to pass gun safety legislation following the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
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