In today's program, guest Bob Diven opens a dialogue about "Not Knowing". In these times, in our liminal space, we may all be questioning what we thought we knew, what we think we know now, and what we realize that we just simply don't know. The conversation touches on the aspects of "Not Knowing" that influence us as individuals, as a community, as a society.
Lisa Lucca talks with Jeff Arch, author of Attachments, and screenwriter of many films, including Sleepless in Seattle, one of the top romantic comedies of all time, in a conversation about telling stories, making movies, and believing in magic.
Stuart Kelter interviews Dr. Philip Powell, a research fellow at the University of Sheffield in London, who studies a universal emotion that has only recently become the object of empirical investigation -- disgust -- exploring how it affects on decision-making, psychological functioning, and well being. He is a contributor to and co-editor, with Nathan Consedine, of the Handbook of Disgust Research, the first ever compilation of disgust researchers, to be published in October, 2021. An alternative title for this interview: Disgust Discussed.
Rev. Xolani Kacela is his own guest for this episode of Take On Faith. During the show, he discusses some of the challenges churches faced and still face during the pandemic. Kacela explores the struggles to build on-line community, fear, anxiety, and ways to practice reconciliation in the midst of great divisions facing us all.
Las Cruces Bulletin publisher Richard Coltharp and writer Mike Cook informed listeners about what's going on in Las Cruces and highlight some of the articles in the new issue of the newspaper.
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.
When the New Mexico Legislature put additional money in the budget last year to wipe out the debts of the athletic programs at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico, it was hoped that the schools would no longer need to put our football teams up as cannon fodder in so-called “money games.”
Cruces Creatives is the makerspace here in town, which is like a community center for tools - everything from woodworking and bike repair, to vinyl cutting and 3D printing are available, along with training, educational projects, and supervision. Like everything else, they've been closed for almost 2 years, but as an organization focused on hands-on activities, they are eager to ramp back up. Nan Rubin spoke with Patrick DeSimio, program director at the space, to hear how they weathered covid and what they are up to now.
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