In this edition of Speak Up Las Cruces hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talk with Nathan Small and Brandi Polanco, who are vying for New Mexico House District 36 seat, and in the second hour to Joanne Ferrary and Isabella Solis, the House District 37 candidates, but unfortunately candidate Solis had a last minute conflict and could not participate in the discussion.
Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman host two separate candidate forums: from 8-9 New Mexico House District 39 candidates Rudolpho Martinez (the incumbent) and challenger Luis Terrazas; from 9-10 a.m. State Sen. Doreen Gallegos and challenger John Foreman about their race in N.M. Senate Dist. 52.
Today we have our candidate for for County Commission races in Districts 4 and 5.
From 8 to 8:30 we'll talk to incumbent Commissioner Manuel Sanchez, District 5, whose opponent, Robert Bruce Flora, has declined to participate.
From 8:30 - 9 we talk music with Camerata del Sol, having enjoyed a couple of driveway concerts (as well as normal concerts when those were still realities). We talk about what the group is, how it differs from the Symphony, how to arrange driveway concerts, and other questions -- with violinist Amalia Zeitlin and Artistic Director Daniel Vega-Albela.
At 9 we talk with District 4 candidates Susie Chaparro and Stacie Michelle Durham. Libertarian Party candidate, Buck Bonner was invited did not attend.
Finally at 9:40 a Cruces Coronavirus Update and other issues.
Hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talk the first hour with local political candidates: with incumbent County Clerk Amanda Lopez Askin and her challenger, Cheryl DeYoung at 8, then at 8:30 with incumbent County Treasurer Eric Rodriguez and his challenger, Bernadette A. Dorazio. We'll ask each candidate to make a brief opening statement, then will ask them pertinent questions. LISTENERS can also call in CONCISE questions on (575) 526 KTAL [ 526-5825] OR text suggested questions to a special temporary number, (510) 282-6690.
Hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talk with local writer Rus Bradburd about the great basketball coach Lou Henson, former NMSU star Shawn Harrington, Chicago hoops and handguns, Rus’s books, and this fall’s schedule of visiting readers – virtual readers, this year.
Russia expert Joe Roach discusses Russia’s fragile economy, the Russian interference in our elections, the Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers, and other matters.
Included is the weekly “Cruces Coronavirus Update”
The team discussed the Royal Crossing Tax Incremental Development District, and related issues, with Randy McMillan, City Councilor Gill Sorg, former City Councilor Sharon Thomas, Eva Nevarez St. John, and others.
Listeners can join conversations each week by calling (575) 526-KTAL [526-5825]. Show airs live 8-10 a.m., streams at www.lccommunityradio.org , repeats midnight to 2 a.m.,
Peter and Walt talk with Michael Hays and Bob Hearn about a Las Cruces Police Department encounter with Mr. Hays that seems to have been badly mishandled (and which we are hoping city authorities will discuss with us and explain).
Peter and Walt talked about J. Paul Taylor, the state museum that is his home, and his 100th birthday this week. Cynthia Garrett and Dr. Patrick Moore will tell us about how they've worked out to celebrate his birthday under our current circumstances, about J Paul, and about the other state museums and cultural events Patrick oversees as a state official. Also, listeners called in with their memories.
Peter and Walt talk politics and Donald Trump with Bev Courtney, a conservative friend.
Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel update listeners on the latest information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as a part of Speak Up, Las Cruces.
Peter and Walt talked with Elisa Sanchez, a member of the state’s new commission on racism, about racism, manifest destiny, Onate or Organ Mountain High School, and what she hopes the new commission might accomplish.
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