In the era of Black Lives Matter, when a spirit of confronting our long history of racial prejudice and economic inequality is spreading, the death of Congressman John Lewis reminds us that the struggle for civil rights goes back a long way. 1964 was the year of Mississippi Freedom Summer, a campaign that saw 800 mostly white college students descend upon Mississippi at great risk to set up Freedom Schools and support voter registration. In a program special, Cafe con Leche presents Nan Rubin's interview with Jim Kates, a participant in Mississippi Freedom Summer and partner in Zephyr Press with Leora Zeitlin, on the 50th anniversary edition of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer . KTAL Radio, Cafe con Leche, Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and midnight.
When I moved to Las Cruces in 2002, The Whole Enchilada Fiesta was the one annual event that was listed in all of the national tour guides. When founder Roberto Estrada decided to retire the giant ladle in 2015 at the age of 78, it left a void.
In 2013, the city held its first Country Music Festival, a three-day event featuring both local and national artists held on the streets downtown. It was before construction of Plaza de Las Cruces, at a time when the city was still struggling to breathe life into the downtown area.
In this episode of "Think Again", Greg Smith, Executive Director of the Dona Ana Arts Council joins host Randy Harris for an exploration of both art in our community today, and art throughout history. This conversation provides an informative clarification of what's happening here and now in local art, and a peek into the seemingly timeless human motivation to express and communicate who we are, what we do, and that we matter.
Stuart Kelter interviews Alan Katz about his many decades of experience as a publicly-funded, court-appointed, criminal appeals defense attorney in New York, who explains how it works and what it's like to defend clients, regardless of their innocence or guilt.
This week on Live True, Lisa Lucca talks with Selimah Nemoy, author of Since I Lost My Baby: A Memoir of Temptations, Troubles, and Truth about how powerful playing big in our Third Act can be.
Peter talks with attorney Michael Stout on how the pandemic affects trials -- or makes a fair trial impossible. He has said, "Not knowing what lies behind a mask is no joke when expressions of the juror, witness or lawyer lead to a serious judgment. The New Mexico Supreme Court is wrestling with its approach to trials. . . . Unfortunately, the court’s twin aspirations — protecting public health and constitutional rights — are physically opposed to each other."
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Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with City Councilor Johana about state and city mask orders/ordinances and other issues.
Peter Goodman reports the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic as a part of Speak Up, Las Cruces.
Six months into this pandemic, it has become tragically clear that the coronavirus has no understanding of or regard for American exceptionalism.
Other nations have seen the spike and fall that we were told to expect last spring, and are now bracing for the possibility of a second wave in the fall. We had the same kind of spike, but no fall.
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