Stuart Kelter interviews Las Cruces’s very own renaissance man, Bob Diven -- an accomplished painter, sculptor, set designer, actor, playwright, composer, actor, satirist, cartoonist, singer-songwriter, folk guitarist; columnist, and more -- about his reflections on the creative process and the development of artistic skills.
Stuart Kelter interviews Dwight Pitcaithley, the former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, about the NPS's history and its three-fold mission of preservation, research, and education, with the last segment focusing on the controversies surrounding Civil War monuments.
Stuart Kelter interviews Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg about her books, God Loves the Stranger and her autobiography, Surprisingly Happy, through which she explores the challenges of compassion and mindfulness toward self and other, the combining of concepts from Judaism and Buddhism, and the responsibility for social justice.
DELVING IN: David Jacobson on his book, Of Virgins and Martyrs, Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict
Stuart Kelter interviews David Jacobson, Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida, about his 2013 book, Of Virgins and Martyrs: Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict, which explores the interplay among cultural, political, economic, and historical forces that shape gender relations and violence, individualistic vs. communitarian values, and tensions between globalism and traditional, tribalist societies.
Stuart Kelter interviews Susan Cole -- Founder and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI), a joint program of Harvard Law School and the non-profit children's rights organization, Massachusetts Advocates for Children (MAC) -- along with Natalie Pohl and Claudia Gallagher, Principal and School Adjustment Counselor, respectively, of Manthala George Jr. Elementary School in Brockton, Massachusetts, an educational site where the initiative is being successfully implemented.
Stuart Kelter interviews Avraham (Alan) Rosen -- a Jerusalem-based scholar who studied at Boston University with Elie Wiesel -- about his recent book, The Holocaust's Jewish Calendars: Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy. Through his research, Dr. Rosen found Jewish calendars from a variety of Holocaust contexts -- including prewar, slave labor camps, and places of hiding -- which helped both their makers and others around them maintain connection to a source of spiritual sustenance under unendurable circumstances.
Stuart Kelter interviews NMSU philosophy professor, Lori Keleher -- joined by her daughter, Samantha -- about the joys and benefits of philosophical conversations with children, starting from a surprisingly early age.
Stuart Kelter interviews NMSU professor, Jamie Bronstein, about her 2016 book, Two Nations, Indivisible: A History of Inequality in America, which explores the disconnects between the myths of equal opportunity and upward mobility and the actual conditions in the U.S. from colonial times to the present.
Stuart Kelter interviews Islamic scholar, Celene Ibrahim, about her conversion to Islam, her anthology promoting interfaith dialogue, One Nation Indivisible, and her new book, Women and Gender in the Qur'an.
Stuart Kelter interviews Beth O'Leary about her pioneering work in space archaeology, which aims to preserve and document the artifacts, on the moon and here on earth, left behind by the space program and space race -- as well as to tell the stories they invoke.
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