Please join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance in a discussion about the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. In the first half of the show, climate activist Mike Fugagli summarizes some of the most recent climate news. Spoiler alert: it’s alarming. But Mike doesn’t give us only bad news; he also shares the latest hopeful, and even revolutionary, social trends. In the second half of the show, UGWA’s Education and Outreach Director, Carol Ann Fugagli, reviews a process called Active Hope, a very helpful method for dealing with climate grief and the accompanying emotions of anger, depression, fear, and anxiety.
Host Randy Harris welcomes Jim Rice, Environmental Sociology Professor at New Mexico State University. The dialogue offers perspectives on the importance of critical thinking about the first atomic detonation at the "Trinity" site in New Mexico, current considerations of climate change science, pandemic science, and more.
Stuart Kelter interviews Bruce Berger, MD, who taught for 30 years in the medical school of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Specializing in nephrology, his career encompassed teaching, medical research, and patient care at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, where he was also the director of the renal ward for 13 years. His experiences have provided him with a first hand, physician’s perspective of the corporatization that has transformed the American healthcare system over the last few decades, which is the focus of today’s interview.
Rev. Carolyn Wilkins, our host, speaks with Rev. Kelli Jareaux, a minister, attorney and author. They discuss Rev. Kelli's newly released book I AM @ WORK including the true purpose of work, how work can be more fulfilling and tips on how to move beyond challenges.
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories, reported on the difficulties county commissioners are having changing their mask mandate and he talked to City Sustainability Officer Lisa LaRocque about the city's plastic bag ban proposal.
Lisa Lucca talks with Alexandra Rose, Public Relations Director at Jazz House Publications about how they are publishing anthologies filled with the stories of underrepresented voices to support the #writingcommunity.
Walt and Peter focused on the new Las Cruces Public Schools policy calling for a more culturally and linguistically inclusive curriculum. They spoke with Asst. Superintendent Roberto Lozano and supporter Cynthia Wise; and opponents Rick Reynaud and Juan Garcia.
Peter and Walt talk with Jessica Inez Martinez, a recent graduate on UNM Law School who will work with the NM Immigrant Law Center helping unaccompanied immigrant children.
Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman started their June 2, 2021 show talking about a new superintendent, the end of restrictions and other topics in the news.
Thanks to solid investigative reporting by Searchlight New Mexico, the state Children Youth and Families Department is no longer using a secure messaging system designed to circumvent open records laws by automatically deleting records before a request can be made.
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