The Children's Reading Alliance promotes children’s literacy in Doña Ana County and runs programs that place books in the hands of families. Executive Director Jennifer Alvarado talked with Nan Rubin about adapting their current reading programs to reach children and parents in the time of Covid.
Nan Rubin's guest on Cafe Con Leche was Daisy Maldonado, who was just honored by the civil rights group Muslim Advocates. At the Muslims Making Change national honors ceremony, Daisy was recognized with the Civil Society Award for her long-standing dedication to organizing communities in the colonias of Doña Ana County, as Executive Director of the Empowerment Congress of Doña Ana County.
In the era of Black Lives Matter, when a spirit of confronting our long history of racial prejudice and economic inequality is spreading, the death of Congressman John Lewis reminds us that the struggle for civil rights goes back a long way. 1964 was the year of Mississippi Freedom Summer, a campaign that saw 800 mostly white college students descend upon Mississippi at great risk to set up Freedom Schools and support voter registration. In a program special, Cafe con Leche presents Nan Rubin's interview with Jim Kates, a participant in Mississippi Freedom Summer and partner in Zephyr Press with Leora Zeitlin, on the 50th anniversary edition of Letters from Mississippi: Reports from Civil Rights Volunteers and Poetry of the 1964 Freedom Summer . KTAL Radio, Cafe con Leche, Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. and midnight.
NOTE: The Las Cruces Space Festival has been postponed based on restrictions from the New Mexico Department of Health and may be held October 4-10th to align with International Space Week.
For the third year, the Las Cruces Space Festival is coming Monday March 30th through Saturday April 4th! There will be activities for the whole family and special broadcasts here on KTAL-LP. Alice Carruth, Executive Director of the Festival, is Nan Rubin's guest to let us know all about the events planned for the week!
Nan Rubin interviews two members of the 2020 Southern New Mexico Suffrage Alliance, Rebecca Courtney and Eileen Van Wie, on the upcoming 100 year celebration of the passage of the 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. The event is Saturday, February 22nd, at 10 am, on the Plaza de Las Cruces downtown. Speakers include Secretary of Sate Maggie Toulouse Oliver. More information is available at (575) 524-8683, or the 2020 Southern New Mexico Suffrage Alliance Facebook page.
Nan Rubin's guests Kay Brillant and Londa Seifert, Girl's Can! Conference Coordinators, highlight the Girl's Can! program for 6th grade girls. This year's event will be held March 7th at 8am at Dona Ana Community College (DACC), East Campus. The program is open to all 6th grade girls, and their parents or guardians, to learn about career opportunities. Area women professionals, college students, and other community volunteers, will present 19 different career sessions during the morning event. Preregistration through counselors at area schools are encouraged, but walk-in's are welcome the morning of the event.
Nan Rubin's interview with New Mexico State University Museum Director Maris Sage explores all that will be taking place as the new art building and Museum open on Feb. 28th. Ms. Sage discusses the opening exhibit, the new permanent galleries and all the the upcoming events including the ribbon cutting at 6:30pm on the 28th, and open house the following day.
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 Aña 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.
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