Lisa Lucca talks with the effervescent And I Thought Ladies Jade & Wilnona who are authors, podcast hosts, pop poets, and advocates for women.
Las Cruces Police and Fire Department First Responders:
Sgt. Bob McCord and Sgt. Patrick Doyle - LCPD Crisis Intervention Team Leaders
Paul Ford - Las Cruces Fire Department Mobile Integrated Healthcare Coordinator
Facing a mental health crisis of apparently epidemic proportions, our first responder guests share some of their own experiences and perspectives. The conversation explores the devastating impacts of increasing mental illness in our society and how in collaboration with mental health professionals, we're addressing it locally. The conversation touches on access to resources for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, policies, programs, staffing, drug addiction, crime, violence, suicide, dementia, Alzheimer's and more. This conversation is a peek into the challenges our Fire and Police personnel face each and every day. As all of us, including our first responders, increasingly suffer the impacts of this epidemic rippling through our schools, our families, and our public health and safety systems, this is a crisis we ignore at our own peril.
Stuart Kelter interviews New Mexico State University physics professors, Boris Kiefer and Matthew Sievert, about the strange, yet fundamental, phenomena of quantum physics. Boris Kiefer has been at NMSU since 2003, following post-docs at Princeton. His research and teaching interests include Quantum Mechanics; Computational Physics; Materials Science, and even more esoterically, Quantum Telecloning. Matthew Sievert has been at NMSU since 2020, following post-docs at Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories. His research focuses on theoretical nuclear physics that makes use of observations of high energy sub-atomic particles at various accelerator facilities. He is also an advocate for the construction of a future electron-ion collider in the United States.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right to a “speedy and public trial.” The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 passed by Congress interprets that to mean an indictment within 30 days of arrest and a trial within 70 days of the indictment.
But that only applies to federal courts. In New Mexico, a backlog in the district courts has meant far too many defendants have been denied their Sixth Amendment right. The problem has been greatest in Albuquerque, leading the Legislature to pass the Bernalillo Criminal Justice and Review Act in 2013.
Mary Martinez White and Paul Pino of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium present an update on efforts to receive compensation and reaction to the movie Oppenheimer.
Ricky Garza, from the Southern Border Communities Coalition, was part of a successful lawsuit opposing the transfer of military funding for the border wall during the Trump administration.
Dave Edwards, a local actor and member of SAG/ALTRA, talks about the actor’s strike.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Dan Lere discuss issues in the news.
Nan talks with Diana Alba Soular and Daisy Maldonado about the continuing push for affordable broadband in Dona Ana County and surrounding colonias/communities.
This program features Shahid Mustafa - Owner/Operator of Taylorhood Farms, a Community Supported Agriculture project in Southern New Mexico. Additionally, Shahid writes for Edible New Mexico magazine, produces music, conducts workshops, and more. The conversation touches on regenerative agriculture, water, climate change, food production, co-operatives, the history of Black farmers in America, and patriarchy. It's a fun and broad reaching exploration of how our culture has historically thought about these topics, and how we may need to reconsider our thinking in the present and future.
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