Speak Up Las Cruces: Walt and Peter Talk About Joe Manchin and Other News Items (December 22, 2021)
Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman started the show talking about Joe Machin coming out again President Biden's Build Back Better bill and the latest from the January 6 committee.
A few weeks ago, when the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was sweeping through Africa and just beginning to make its presence known here, the dimmest members of the anti-vax crowd suggested that the global wave of death and illness was really just a ploy by the Democrats to win a few more House seats in next year’s mid-term election.
“Here comes the MEV - the midterm election variant. Democrats will do anything to cheat during an election, but we won’t let them,” proclaimed Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, who is likely best known for the Saturday Night Live parody of his absurd fawning over Donald Trump’s medical report when he was the White House physician.
If this whole thing really is a ploy by the Democrats to maintain control of the House of Representatives, it’s a doozy. And I sure wish they’d call it off.
Cafe Con Leche: Author Denise Chavez
In February of 2020, acclaimed local author Denise Chávez submitted a story to New Mexico Magazine called ‘”Libros para el Viaje” or “Books for the Journey”, about the history of travel on El Camino Real and across New Mexico southern border and the healing power of books.
The article was approved for publication in the April 2020 edition. But just a few weeks later when the magazine was on the way to the printer, the article was pulled with no particular explanation at the direction of someone in the New Mexico Department of Tourism which publishes the magazine.
In a cascading effect, editor Alicia Inez Guzman was forced to resign, at the same time that writers and artists from across the state lobbied fiercely to have the article reinstated, declaring this the most blatant act of government censorship.
The magazine did a quick turnaround and reinstated the article, and Ms Guzman recently won a major lawsuit against the state for pressuring her to resign. Denise Chavez joined Nan Rubîn live in the studio to recount the events of the story and the ripple effects it is having both statewide and nationally.
This episode of Think Again features a conversation with guest Siddeeq Shabazz. Siddeeq reflects upon his thinking and personal growth process as a Black man, and as a Black Christian man, particularly since the murder of George Floyd. This candid conversation spans considerations of race, language, divisive and polarizing "ism's" and "ologies", as well as Christian faith values and principles, as he sees them being practiced and applied (or not), during our challenging times.
Live True: Gifts of Magic with Jane Sibbett
Lisa Lucca talks with actress, producer, writer, and healer Jane Sibbett about love, life, art, and the magic of delivering our gifts.
Stuart Kelter interviews Sushma Subramanian, a freelance journalist and associate professor at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Her writing on science and health has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and Discover. She has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and was the winner of a Newswomen's Club of New York Front Page Award. She is the author of the recently published book, How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch, which is the subject of today’s interview.
This Week in Las Cruces: December 17, 2021
Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp, news editor Dave Burge and writer Mike Cook recap the week's news and preview some upcoming events as they highlight some of the articles in the latest edition of the newspaper.
Speak Up Las Cruces: Kevin Bixby
Kevin Bixby is the Executive Director of Wildlife for All, a new national campaign to reform state wildlife management to be more ecologically driven, democratic, and passionate.
Leonardo Castañeda is an investigator with the state ACLU, and has particularly focused recently on the situation in privately-run incarceration facilities used by ICE in New Mexico. You may find some of his recent stories startling.
Dietician/nutritionist Janae Kraus will discuss a variety of topics from foods that help create good health to diet issues and other factors.
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