Travis Brown of the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, previews the annual celebration, which will be held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3 at the fairgrounds.
Nicole Martinez of the Community of Hope talked about Tents to Rents, a fundraiser that has been taking place each year since 2016 to help people move from tents at Camp Hope to homes or apartments.
Poet Rose Alcala discussed some of the works she will be presenting as part of a local writers series on September 24.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman discuss the case of Faviola Rodriguez, or Baby Favi, a 2-year-old who was killed in Sept. 2018. Evidence against her alleged killer was thrown out because of missed deadlines in turning it over to defense attorneys. The case is now before the state Supreme Court.
Phil Simpson discussed the proposed Las Cruces Utility natural gas rate hike, in which the Chamber of Commerce and Green Chamber strongly oppose the Las Cruces Utility’s plans, as well as a recent PRC case in which City and County representatives helped get an unwarranted price hike by EPE denied. (Las Cruces Utility officials were given a timely invitation to join us and clarify the situation, but declined, stating that they wanted to concentrate on preparing for the Utilities Board meeting in early October).
Alice Davenport, Joy Miller and Nancy Baker talk about the “Celebrate Local Authors” event at the Branigan Library on Sunday, September 19.
Co-hosts Shirley Baca and Peter Goodman talked about recent issues. They start with the recall election in California and go from there.
Walt and Shirley talked with Eileen VanWee of the League of Women Voters and Bobbie Green of the NAACP about a recent webinar they held on voter suppression efforts throughout the nation at the state level. A new law was just signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week.
Walt and Shirley discuss the new Texas abortion law with Kat Sanchez, a reproductive health care policy manager at Bold Futures NM, and Ellie Rushforth of the NM ACLU. The new law, which was allowed to go into effect by the US Supreme Court, outlaws abortions after 6 weeks and provides easy access for lawsuits against anyone assisting a woman getting an abortion.
Co-hosts Walt Rubel and Shirley Baca talked about recent issues including the 9/11 anniversary, Afghanistan and a remembrance of Norman Todd.
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