Hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with poet Joe Somoza and artist Jill Somoza. They are a married couple who met as two young immigrants to the U.S. with passions for their respective arts, and have lived here in Cruces for about 45 years, raising three kids here.
Hosts Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with newly-elected City Councilor Johana Bencomo about her background, her new job and what she wants to accomplish representing District 4.
On this week's Earth Matters, guests Eric Magrane, a poet and NMSU geography professor, and Ligia Arguilez, a doctoral history student at UTEP, talk with host Kevin Bixby about the varied connections between humans and non-human inhabitants in the borderlands, with special focus on the creosote bush--one of the oldest creatures in North America.
Nan Ruben interviews Neighbors Magazine publisher and KTAL-LP underwriter Cheryl Fallstead on her personal involvement as a community member with the White Sands Bataan Memorial March. They review the history of the WW2 Bataan Death March and the Memorial March run annually on the White Sands base scheduled for March 15th this year.
A discussion of Reality & Perception kicks of 2020 as Randy and Keith try to answer the questions "What is Reality? What is Perception? What is the relationship between the two?"
Stuart Kelter interviews Brandon Hobson about his recent novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, about a Cherokee teenager's experiences in the foster care system.
What stops us from setting intentions and how do we limit ourselves from getting what we want? Life is full of distractions. Lisa Lucca picks up where her 2020 Vision show left off and talks with callers about talking small steps to get where you want to be in 2020.
Walt Rubel reviewed the week's top news stories and summarizes new state laws taking effect including background on the minimum wage increase. Plus Walt presents his top ten local government stories of 2019.
On the January 1, 2020 edition of "Speak Up, Las Cruces," Peter Goodman and Walt Rubel talked with many in-studio guests, and callers, about what the New Year will bring, how 2019 went, and whatever else guests who are present want to talk about. Guest included County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds, City Councilor Yvonne Flores, NMSU Economics Professor Chris Erickson, KTAL Board President Paul Dulin, Lucas Peerman from the Las Cruces Sun-News, Charles Clement, Rick Reynaud, and others.
Hosts Randy Harris and Keith Whelpley enjoy the hour discussing the meaning of self. The last program of 2019. See you in 2020.