Peter and Walt gave the weekly Cruces Coronavirus Update and then discussed next Tuesday’s election
Forty-three thousand New Mexicans and 5.6 million residents of the U.S. currently suffer from Alzheimers. On the November 7-8 the Alzheimers Association (virtual) conference for caregivers will be held. We’ll talk with Association Public Policy Director Tommy Hernandez, and provide necessary details for family caregivers or professionals to sign up for the free conference.
The October 28, 2020 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces featured all three candidates seeking to replace retiring U.S. Senator Tom Udall: U.S. Rep. Ben Luja, Mark Ronchetti, and Bob Walsh.
Nan Rubin's guest on Cafe Con Leche was Daisy Maldonado, who was just honored by the civil rights group Muslim Advocates. At the Muslims Making Change national honors ceremony, Daisy was recognized with the Civil Society Award for her long-standing dedication to organizing communities in the colonias of Doña Ana County, as Executive Director of the Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County.
Every four years at this time I have the same thought, isn’t there a better way to do this?
Much of my frustration is tied to the fact that we don’t pick our nation’s leader in a national election. Instead, we have 50 local elections held on the same day, providing 50 opportunities for local officials to tinker with the process.
Host MaryAnn Digman talks to Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds about how he is approaching the pandemic in his role as a county leader and what the current conditions of the virus are in the county.
Host Xolani Kacela 's guest is emeratis law school Professor, legal scholar and blogger Howard Friedman who focuses on issues of religion and the law.
Poet and co-editor of Sin Fronteras/Writers Without Borders Ellen Roberts Young spoke with Lynn Moorer about, and read from, her book of poetry Made and Remade which was inspired by Natural Theology, a book published in 1802 by English clergyman William Paley (1743-1805) which argues that the physical and social order of things evince God’s design of the whole creation. Young explained how her interest with Paley’s book, which grew into an obsession, was sparked by learning that her great grandfather had studied the book seventy years earlier as part of his coursework. A thread that weaves through both Paley’s book and Young’s poems is his watch analogy: if one finds a watch on the ground, the inference is inevitable that the watch must have had a maker. Her poems reflect on how much has changed in the two hundred years since Paley.
Lisa Lucca has a virtual roundtable discussion about the magic of storytelling with guests Douglas Jackson and Judith Ames, members of Storytellers of Las Cruces, founded in 1927 by Jennie Curry, and Jennie's great-granddaughter, Christina Major. Their discussion includes some lively storytelling by Douglas and Judith.
On October 21, 2020, Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman talked to the two candidates in the NM Senate District 37 race - challenger Dave Gallus and incumbent Senator Bill Soules.
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