Think Again host Randy Harris welcomes Erin Moazzami to the conversation today. Erin is a Las Cruces native of Iranian and Irish descent - musician - singer - songwriter - and she shares one of her original compositions with us on the air. The conversation ranges widely from internal evaluations of personal growth and interconnection, to spirituality, hope, intergenerational curiosities, and global considerations that affect us all.
Lisa Lucca talks with author Charmayne Samuelson about the Las Cruse Writers Group about their event 12/11/21 and their work as Writers Helping Writers.
Rev. Gordon Clay and Mrs. Lisa Stiffler-Bailey appeared as guests on this Take On Faith episode. They discussed their shared ministry and marriage with Rev. Xolani Kacela, the show host. They joined the program from Las Vegas, Nevada. Rev. Bailey serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Las Vegas, NV. He is also a Board-Certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Lisa Bailey works in the social justice arena with the Showing Up for Racial Justice Las Vegas chapter, the boards of No Racism in Schools #1865, and the Artivists. During the talk, they gave witness to life as Unitarian Universalists. Each spoke about their experiences being in a mixed marriage. They also shined light upon the challenges of leading a white church. Interestingly, the Bailey’s provided insight to the limits of a BIPOC leader in a white church. They spoke about the differences between Black church ministry and white churches. They offered insights to what keeps the two worlds apart.
Poet and Western New Mexico University administrator Dr. Jack Crocker discussed his collection of poems, The Algorithm of I, with Lynn Moorer. Crocker said his poems examine just how programmed we are when we are born and, after that, what are the influences that program us—our parents, where we were born, and the culture we grow up in. Sharing personal and philosophical insights, his poems reflect on his time living in Mississippi and Florida, then his relocation to New Mexico. Crocker, as a long-time teacher of the art and craft of poetry, also shared several enlightening guidelines for students writing poetry.
NMSU Economics Professor Chris Erickson discussed the ongoing inflation, supply-chain snags and tight labor market, and how all of that might impact our holiday shopping plans.
Shirley and Walt talked with Dr. Carrie Shaver, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at NMSU. The new college was formed by merging the former College of Education and College of Health and Social Services, as well as the Department of Sociology. Dr. Shaver’s research has focused on rural public health, specifically in regard to opioid addiction.
Bob Bauer of Toucan Market talked about what Thanksgiving grocery shoppers can expect as they prepare for family gatherings again.
Shirley Baca and Walt Rubel discussed items in the news including dealing with COVID during Thanksgiving and the Rittenhouse and Arbery trials.
We were at Monaco Lanes the night my friend Frank put his head through a plate-glass door.
He had passed out cold after drinking too much Ronrico 151, and we were trying to drag him out to the car. Rod held him up under his left underarm, and I held him up under his right. But it was winter in Denver and the sidewalk was icy. Rod slipped on his first step onto the ice, and Frank shattered the door with his head, without regaining consciousness. Don’t worry, he was too hard-headed to hurt himself.
On this edition of Think Again, host Randy Harris welcomes Keith Whelpley for a personal and thoughtful conversation about Keith's 3 1/2 years of dealing with the healthcare industry in relation to his own cardiac condition. He speaks candidly about his experiences, his research, and his observations about what works, what doesn't, and why. Very insightful and pretty darned likely, now or later, to be directly or indirectly relevant for all of us.
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