Co-hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel discuss items in the news, local and national.
After an extended delay, stuck behind an overturned semi-truck on I-10, Shahid Mustafa and Tameika Hannah join us for a brief look at their thoughtful and informative new show on KTAL - entitled Black-English-Vernacular. The show airs and streams from 9:30-10:30 pm - Monday nights on KTAL; treating our community to a whole lotta' good history, with an emphasis on Black History.
Before our guests arrived, family therapist Jack Turney and I explored a little about co-operatives, food as related to the mental and physical health of families, and community in general. Upon their arrival, Shahid and Tameika treated us to a brief but insightful conversation about their new show. And, as this month is National Coop Month, they introduce us to the fascinating untold history of original Black owned and operated farming/food cooperatives.
Lisa Lucca talks with Las Cruces Pagan Pride Day coordinators Victor Gibbs and Cassandra Calway about the annual event, what Paganism is and means, and the spirit of community celebrating the seasonal sabbats.
Stuart Kelter interviews Elie Honig, a former federal and state prosecutor for over fourteen years at the renowned Southern District of New York and later as deputy director of New Jersey’s Division of Criminal Justice. He prosecuted and tried cases involving organized crime, public corruption, and human trafficking, achieving convictions of over 100 members of the American mafia, including members of the Genovese and Gambino crime families.
In 2018, he became a CNN senior legal analyst, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award. He writes a weekly column for CAFÉ and Vox Media, is the host of two podcasts, Third Degree and Up Against the Mob, and has produced a documentary for CNN on the trial of Adolf Eichmann. He has also published two books. The first, Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutors’ Code and Corrupted the Justice Department, was published in 2021 and became a national bestseller. His recently published second book entitled, Untouchable: How Powerful People Get Away with It, is the subject of today’s interview.
Early voting started Tuesday in a municipal election that will result in Las Cruces electing a new mayor for the first time since 2007 and Mesilla electing a new mayor for the first time since 2009.
Voters in Las Cruces will have several candidates to choose from in the race to replace Ken Miyagishima. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in Mesilla, where Russell Hernandez will run uncontested to replace Nora Barraza.
Dan and Walt talked to the candidates for the District 5 seat on the Las Cruces school board: incumbent Carol Cooper and challengers Ed Frank and Jose Aranda. Ernest B. Carlson IV was invited but did not attend.
Walt and Dan talked to Patrick Nolan, the incumbent candidate for the Las Cruces school board District 1. Challenger Joseph Sousa was invited but did not attend.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Dan Lere discuss the news and upcoming election. Their will be no Tribute from District 13 this year.
Jack Turney returns for an encore conversation about how as a millennial he perceives the challenges we face in our country and around the world today. The exploratory process touches on some external considerations like technology, climate change, media, social media, and cultural norms. Some of the internal elements that get attention are expectations, critical thinking, attitudes, adaptive processes, and the differing values contained in differing stories of the consumer industrial complex that shape our lives. He gives some focus as well to how awareness of our predicament may bring both appropriate and inappropriate despair and how to bring realistic hope into the equation.
Lisa Lucca talks with production whiz Zillenial Ella Featherstone whose wisdom and insight bring hope for our future. They cover so many topics from anxiety and empathy to therapy and tech.
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