With the 2023 Border Archives Bazaar fast approaching on Saturday September 23rd, Nan Rubin hosts NMSU Special Collections Librarian Dylan McDonald, along with Donna Wojcik, Oral Historian at the Farm and Ranch Museum, and Angelica Valenzuela, Filing Supervisor in the Doña Ana County Clerk’s office, to explain the importance of archives in preserving our history and the rights.
Greg Smith talked about the Las Cruces Sister City relationship with - and a recent trip to - Nienburg, Germany. His guests were Hale Huber, Allison Smith, Emma Álvarez de La Rosa and Jorge Martinez-Rios.
Greg Smith talks about the Las Cruces Arts and Cultural District (ACD) with Jennifer Garcia Kozlowski, director of Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, Susan Greenwald Cabello, coordinator for the Arts District, and Chris Faivre, deputy director for City of Las Cruces' economic development, about future activities and accumulated benefits to the community. Established in 2018, the ACD continues to be an initiative working in the confluence of interests of the Downtown Las Cruces Partnership, the City of Las Cruces, and the Doña Ana Arts Council; entities essential in how the State of New Mexico certifies arts and cultural districts.
Nan talks with Diana Alba Soular and Daisy Maldonado about the continuing push for affordable broadband in Dona Ana County and surrounding colonias/communities.
Nan Rubin talks with Marissa Sage, director of the University Art Museum at NMSU, about the upcoming programs/lectures centered around the nuclear history in the southwest. These events coincide with the 78th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test.
In conjunction with the new exhibit at the Branigan Cultural Center opening this week on Trinity, A Legacy of Nuclear Testing- A People's Perspective, Nan Rubin and Mary Martinez White interviewed Myrriah Gomez on her book Nuclear Nuevo México: Colonialism and the Effects of the Nuclear Industrial Complex on Nuevomexicanos.
One of the ways we celebrate important occasions and life is with dance. In that sentiment. Host Greg Smith features Joshua Peugh and Chad El-Khoury of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance to discuss their own paths to dance, the special event they have planned for August, past events they’ve brought here, and ways that we celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in the USA.
Greg Smith’s main topics will be Pride Month and the Arts. Guests will be State Senator Carrie Hamblen and media expert Jess Williams discussing the Pride Month show in the Staszewski Gallery at the Doña Ana Arts Council; how the Stonewall Riots in late June 1969 led to Pride Month all these decades later; the constructive roles each of the guests has played in those decades; and what role they and the arts are playing in the current dialogue about LGBTQA+ issues.
In keeping with the focus on art activities on the first Tuesday of every month, Nan Rubin hosts Karen Conley in the studio and Paul Maxwell on the phone to talk about the return of Art in the Garden on May 7th, sponsored by the Artists of Picacho Hills.
Host Greg Smith talks with Katrina Chandler about artificial intelligence and its potential threat to human-created art and humanity in general. The conversation explored the practical applications of artificial intelligence and its potential to do good or evil. The discussion also delved into the possibility of artificial intelligence competing with humans in the creation of various art forms. Will humans remain the primary creators of art, or will artificial intelligence become a significant competitor?
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