Lisa Lucca talks with Las Cruces therapist and therapeutic dungeon master Zac Egan about his work at A New Hope with unconventional interventions such as video games, Dungeon & Dragons, anime, and movies as intervention techniques that can help promote positive mental health like building self esteem and social skills.
Today's conversation with Jack Turney focuses on asking why we think we know, what we think we know. The exploration includes considerations of awe, wonder, gratitude, science, religion, and humility in relationship to knowing and not-knowing. We talk about distinctions between ideas of truth, perspective, and reality. We ask if individuals and society benefit more from holding on to what we think we know, or perhaps benefit more from what we might learn in a posture of not-knowing. As a default practice of thinking, where might the greatest potential for wisdom exist?
In 2021, two employees of the state’s Children Youth and Families Department revealed that it was using a secure text messaging app that automatically deleted all of their messages, in clear violation of the state’s public records law.
Then-CYFD Secretary Brian Blaylock responded by firing the employees, Clifford and Debra Gilmore, while defending the app as being necessary to protect the privacy of children in the CYFD system.
Daisy and Walt talked to Tessa Abeyta, current city councilor for District 2 and is running for another term. (Bill Mattiace, her opponent, was also invited.)
Walt and Daisy talked to Russell Hernandez, who is running unopposed for mayor of Mesilla is the guest.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Daisy Maldonado discuss issues in the news, local and national.
Jack Turney joins us for a conversation about the ancient Chinese philosophy known as - Tao-te Ching. The oldest known copy of the text predates the birth of Jesus by 300-500 years and is second only to the Bible among the most published books in history. Using the Stephen Mitchell translation, we open an initial exploration of some aspects of this book of revered Chinese wisdom and what it may or may not mean for humanity today.
Stephen Mitchell Reads Tao-te Ching aloud
Tao-te Ching text - Chapter by Chapter
David Foster Wallace on the Tao
Plato Not Prozac
KTAL LP 101.5 fm - Roadrunner Revue
Stuart Kelter interviews Paul Scharre, the Executive Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security, an independent, bipartisan, nonprofit organization that develops strong, pragmatic, and principled national security and defense policies. An expert in emerging weapons technologies, he led working groups at the U.S. Department of Defense to establish policies on autonomous weapon systems, as well as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance programs. His prior experiences in the military include multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, serving as a special operations reconnaissance team leader.
Scharre has published articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, among other prominent print media and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and the BBC. He has testified before the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and has presented at the United Nations, NATO, the Pentagon, the CIA, and other national security venues. He holds a PhD in war studies from King’s College London and an MA in political economy and public policy and a BS in physics from Washington University in St. Louis.
His first book, Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, won the 2019 Colby Award, was named one of Bill Gates’ top five books of 2018, and by The Economist as one of the top five books to understand modern warfare. In 2023, TIME magazine named him as one of the “100 most influential people in AI.” His most recent book, entitled Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, is the subject of today’s interview.
Yvette Herrell is a skilled and tireless campaigner with a keen understanding of the Second Congressional District. But how is she going to convince voters next year that we have been well served by Republican control of the House of Representatives?
The House has been inactive since Oct. 3, when Kevin McCarthy became the first speaker in history to be booted from office.
Las Cruces mayoral candidates Kasandra Gandara, Alexander Paige Baca Fresquez and Gina Montoya Ortega shared their ideas on how to improve the city and each made their case on why they should be the next mayor. Candidates Daniel Hernandez, Mariah Hernandez, Mike Tellez, Eric Enriquez, and Isabella Solis had also been invited.
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