Host Nan Rubin interviews long time newspaper writer and editor, and the immediate past editor of the Las Cruces Bulletin, Marty Racine about his time at the Bulletin and his love for radio. Marty is heard every Thursday, from 7pm to 9pm as one half of the Cosmic Troubadours on this station.
Nan Rubin interviews the new Dona Ana Arts Council Executive Director Greg Smith about what on the agenda for the coming year and the vision for the arts economy in Las Cruces.
Nan Ruben interviews Neighbors Magazine publisher and KTAL-LP underwriter Cheryl Fallstead on her personal involvement as a community member with the White Sands Bataan Memorial March. They review the history of the WW2 Bataan Death March and the Memorial March run annually on the White Sands base scheduled for March 15th this year.
Nan Rubin's guest is new City Historic Preservation Specialist Troy Ainsworth, Phd. They discuss the impact historic preservation can have on the cultural and financial health of Las Cruces.
Nan Rubin's guest's from the Unified Prevention Coalition, Marisol Diaz, Director of Prevention and Community Collaborations, and Program Specialists Alexis Brandt and Bridgette Ramirez, discuss their prevention programs aimed at high risk behaviors that can trouble young people and their families.
Nan Rubin interviews Kim O'Byrne, Program Leader for Special Projects of the Asombro Institute to discuss the current educational projects and the unfortunate theft of office and educational equipment and vandalism that occurred at the Chihuahua Desert Nature Park.
Host Tim “Tater” Staley and sidekick Dr. Johnny Huerta challenge listeners to write a poem during exactly the length of a 3” piece of music they play. Then they each read their instant odes.
In May 2019 Barricade Culture Shop and Murals of Las Cruces sponsored the 8th Annual “Illegal Art Show”, which invited more than two dozen graffiti artists from around the country to decorate a number of outside and inside walls around Las Cruces over a single weekend.
Nan Rubin went to several locations to check out the scene, and she produced a 10-minute piece, of which this an excerpt. Much of the background sound is ambience recorded on location.
Nan Rubin interviews Las Cruces City Counselor Kasandra Gandara about the county wide Resilience Leaders program which brings together concerned community members to address causes and prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Family Trauma. They discuss the Anna, Age Eight Institute 100% Community Initiative and the December 3rd 100% Community Summit on Trauma Free and Thriving Childhoods being held at the Las Cruces Convention Center with registration closing Wednesday the 27th at www.annaageeight.org/dona-ana.
Nan Rubin interviews Cynthia Flynn, newly-appointed Senior Librarian for Quality of Life at Thomas Branigan Library, about the role and duties of an outreach librarian. Libraries are no longer just for books, they now serve all manner of digital research, periodicals, games, film, media, makerspaces, and just plain reading. Nan and Cynthia also discuss the issue of requests to remove materials some people object to and the process the Branigan goes through to resolve these requests.