Walt and Peter speak with Rene Walterbos and Christopher Churchill of the NMSU Astronomy Department about their upcoming presentations for the Academy for Learning in Retirement. Dr. Walterbros will be presenting on Monday, February 6 and Dr. Churchill's lecture will be on Wednesday, February 8.
Co-hosts, Walt Rubel and Peter Goodman, discuss items in regional and national news.
Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico and El Paso is part of a national network that transports veterans from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War to Washington, DC. The veterans visit the memorials built to honor and remember those who served, and for many it represents a homecoming. Chapter Founder, Elaine Prickett, and volunteer Guardian, Bengy Kossman, join host, Nan Rubin, in the studio to relate moving stories from Las Cruces veterans on their most recent trip.
Today's guest is Dr. Julia Smith; NMSU Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies | Feminist Methodologies | Film History and Theory | Critical Theory and Cultural Studies (Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, Psychoanalytic Criticism) | Women in Transgressive Art, Film, and Literature (19th c. to now).
Dr. Smith brings a fun and thought-provoking conversation, sharing some of her thoughtfully nuanced considerations of:
DELVING IN: Neuroscientist Peter Sterling Challenges the Prevailing Model of Physiological Regulation
Stuart Kelter interviews Peter Sterling, a senior professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, whose research focused on the three-dimensional microanatomy of the retina. He has also developed an alternative conceptual understanding of physiological regulation and behavior, with implications for the practice of medicine as well as social justice issues. Together with Joseph Eyer, he coined the term allostasis, meaning “stability through change.” Unlike the concept of physiological homeostasis, allostasis takes into account how the brain predicts and prepares the body in advance for situational demands and needs. He is the author of the recent book, What Is Health? Allostasis and the Evolution of Human Design, published in 2020.
Lisa Lucca talks with Diana Kathryn Wolfe-Plopa about her work writing, publishing, advocating for Indie Authors, and her upcoming Virtual Winter Book Festival that runs through February 2023 - a free family-friendly online event that includes games, prizes, and readings from dozens of indie authors.
Three years ago, none of the committees in the New Mexico House of Representatives were chaired by a member from Las Cruces. This year, our representatives lead three committees, including the one that writes the budget.
Nathan Small was elevated from vice-chair to chairman of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee, which is charged with writing the first draft of the state budget each year, always House Bill 2. House Bill 1 is the so-called “feed bill,” which pays for the Legislature’s own expenses.
Peter and Walt speak with Amber Wallin, Executive Director for NM Voices for Children, on the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book (2022 State Trends in Child Well-Being) and bills pending in the legislature dealing with children.
Peter and Walt talk with Dr. Jeanne Gleason, NMSU Professor Emeritus, and Amy Smith Muise, a program manager and Instructional Designer at NMSU, about the ACES Heroes program, which honors graduates who have made outstanding contributions in agriculture.
Walt and Peter talk with writer, Savannah Johnston, about her book of short stories, Rites, and her upcoming reading, which is part of the Nelson-Boswell Reading Series at NMSU. The reading is at 7:30 pm Friday, in the HSS Auditorium. Ms. Johnson is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation. She will be reading with Chad Valdez.
Rites - Interview with Savannah Johnston
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