On today's "Think Again" host Randy Harris and guest Kay Lilley explore the characteristics of how we think and how we use language; in ways that either bring us closer - or push us apart. The conversation is an evaluation in part, of assumptions, sweeping generalizations and more. Kay brings particular insight to considerations of how we wrestle with our own fears and discomforts - our discomfort with looking within and without - and how we might learn to understand that discomfort, face it, overcome it, and move forward.
Jardin de los Ninos, another of the agencies on the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope campus, provides day care and early education to homeless or near homeless children Michelle explains how their organization has responded to the COVID pandemic and how it has affected their families.
Stuart Kelter interviews NMSU professor, Jamie Bronstein, about her 2016 book, Two Nations, Indivisible: A History of Inequality in America, which explores the disconnects between the myths of equal opportunity and upward mobility and the actual conditions in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.
Host Xolani Kacela's guest is Sterling Cruze who discusses his life as a black gay man growing up in California, Tennessee, and Arizona. He talked about being raised in both Christian and Catholic faith communities, then shifting to Judaism. Cruze provided details about his sexual orientation and evolving toward accepting who he is as a gay man. He also illuminated his work as a author, salesperson, including insight to retail and auto sales, then opened up about acting and the impact of studying improv at Second City in Chicago on his personal and spiritual life.
His book is 'The Diary,' www.sterlingcruze.com
Peter and Walt discussed "defund the police" with Lucas Herndon and Keith Whelpley. What does that really mean, do people saying it all mean the same thing, and why should progressives advocate it or decline to advocate it?
Peter Goodman and Walter Rubel will discussed hunger in New Mexico on the December 16, 2020 edition of Speak Up, Las Cruces with State Rep. Joanne Ferrary, State Rep. Melanie Stansbury, Pam Roy of Farm to Table, Krysten Aguilar of Las Semilla, Mag Stritmatter from the Roadrunner Food Bank and Lorenzo Alba from Casa de Peregrinos. Topics discussed included the seriousness of the problem, what’s being done or should be done about it, how can/should the movement toward fresh, local, healthy food play into the issue.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel updated listeners on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as a part of Speak Up, Las Cruces.
Tom Udall entered the U.S. Senate in 2009 as an idealist with big plans to make dramatic changes. He’ll leave 12 years later as a realist. Or, as he put it in his farewell address, a “troubled optimist.” “The Senate is broken. It’s not working for the American people,” Udall said. “We are becoming better and better warriors. We’re good at landing a punch - at exposing hypocrisy and riling each other up. But we aren’t fostering our better angels.”
There is a lot of activity out at the Las Cruces International Airport lately, including upgrading the runways, adding signage and landscaping, and a brand new BBQ restaurant about to open. Airport Administrator Andy Hume visited with Nan Rubin to talk about the improvements and effort to combine the airport with the West Mesa Industrial Park as a growing economic engine for the city.
Host MaryAnn Digman interviews Pamela Angell, the CEO of Amador Health Center, and Fatima McElveen, the Medical Director. They have seen many changes and have been instrumental in the increasing number of patients that they see as a Federally Qualified Health Center. The COVID pandemic has created changes to how they practice and care for their community.
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