It's fall! The Mesilla Valley Maze will be opening soon! Anna Lyles, the maze's owner, was Nan Rubin's guest on the September 10, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche to talk about the history of the maze and upcoming activities. The maze design this year is an Apollo astronaut!
In 2017, Lynn Middle School was designated as the first Community School in Las Cruces. David Greenberg from Las Cruces Public Schools and Pat DeSimio from Cruces Creatives joined Nan Rubin on the August 13, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche to report on a new project at Lynn Community Middle School and an expansion of the community schools program in Las Cruces.
On the June 18, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche, host Nan Rubin aired interviews with some of the many young rocket scientists who came to Las Cruces for Spaceport America Cup, the world's largest Intercollegiate rocket engineering conference and competition. She also talked to Chris Lopez and Rosa Banuelos from Spaceport America talk about the impact of this gathering.
On the April 23, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche, host Nan Rubin talked to Lorenzo Zapeda, newly-named Public Arts Coordinator for the City of Las Cruces, and two members of the Public Art Board to talk about the Public Art Survey, the Arts & Culture District and other new Public Art initiatives.
On the April 16, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche, host Nan Rubin talked with a trio of enthusiastic Graduate Students in the NMSU Geology Dept, eager to explain why geology is a critical science for space exploration and New Mexico is a unique place to study it.
Las Cruces is trying to become something of a hub for video game development and marketing. Michael Brown, the Director of the newly-established Department in Digital Game Design at Dona Ana Community College, visited with Nan Rubin on the March 12, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche to talk about this exciting local trend.
Dolores Archuleta and members of Las Esperanzas neighborhood organization share stories about many of the houses in the Mesquite historic district, and their new designation on the registry of historic places in New Mexico. (Originally broadcast on KTAL-LP on January 15, 2019 edition of Cafe Con Leche.)
On the October 16th edition of Cafe Con Leche, host Nan Rubin talked to NM House District 35 Representative Angelica Rubio. She talked about her first term in the New Mexico Legislature and what she believes needs to be done so the NM legislature better represents the citizens of the state.
On the October 2, 2018 edition of Cafe Con Leche, host Nan Rubin interviewed Dr. Elba Serrano, winner of a 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, who is developing a national resource center at NMSU on STEM education for faculty at predominantly Hispanic-Serving Institutions – the only NSF-funded HUB in the country.