Albuquerque NOW! Experience Albuquerque in a new way.
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Albuquerque NOW! is a podcast series dedicated to getting back to experiencing living as a personal experience that should be cherished. I feel it is a fight to keep the world’s views from invading the balance we try to keep. Our personality and personal values belong both private and to that which we hold dear such as family, personal goals, and brightness in our future. I stand and declare that I don’t want to change the world just enjoy my part of it and I certainly don’t want the world to invade my views and run off with my happiness and try to change me.
Broadcast Year: 2023
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 19 (2/08/2023): Albuquerque NOW! Episode 019 Love and Happiness
Albuquerque NOW! Love and Happiness. A conversation in a pizza and beer setting discusses being the best version of yourself in relationships and your attempts at greatness outside of your comfort zone and appreciation of your partner, whether in your future or the one you have sharing your life.
Acknowledgments: Al Green and Teenie Hodges – Love and Happiness song by Al Green from his album I’m Still in Love with You (1972)
Broadcast Year: 2022
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 18 (9/29/2022): Albuquerque NOW! Episode 018 Are EVs for Our Future
Albuquerque NOW! Conversation in a pizza and beer setting. Counter to the World’s concerns about politics, COVID and returning to the critical task of living. Are Electro-Volt Vehicles finally a practical solution to the world’s changing need for consuming products that are basic to our way of life? Rubin, an Albuquerque resident and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, in psychology, joins me on this interesting and informative topic.
Acknowledgments: Ozzy Osbourne, “No More Tears” Album: No More Tears, Label: Epic Records, Released: 1991, ABBA, “Dancing Queen” Album: Arrival Label: Polar; Epic; Atlantic Released: 1976
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 17 (8/09/2022): Albuquerque NOW! Episode 017 Building Awareness Out of Complexity
Albuquerque NOW! Conversation in a pizza and beer setting. Counter to the World’s concerns about politics, COVID and returning to the critical task of living. What is a Virtual World War? Are we in a World War Economy? When $6/gallon sounds like a steal… US fuel producers are on track to rake in record cash windfalls. Are we living in a recession? Can our community absorb living with MAGA in politics? These questions are personally confusing. I interviewed Rubin, an Albuquerque resident and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, in psychology, and asked him to tackle this topic.
Acknowledgments: Ozzy Osbourne, “No More Tears” Album: No More Tears, Label: Epic Records, Released: 1991
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 16 (6/22/2022): Are Dream Boards A Real Tool to get to your Life Goals
Albuquerque NOW! Conversation in a pizza and beer setting. Counter to the World’s concerns about politics, COVID and returning to the important task of living. In trying to use tools such as Dream Boards which are a series of visual life markers and goals, the value can get lost in the individual’s search for quick life fixes, and a search for values that lack authentic desires or are personally confusing. I interview Rubin who is an Albuquerque resident and recent graduate of the University of New Mexico in psychology and asked him to tackle this sensitive topic.
Acknowledgments: Dwight Yoakam, A Thousand Miles From Nowhere (This Time, Reprise Records on March 23, 1993)
Broadcast Year: 2021
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 15 (11/19/2021): The Challenge To Do More
The challenge is to do more. A conversation in a pizza and beer setting discusses the improvements needed in New Mexico colleges to ensure good outcomes student attendance and reduction in student debt., appreciating our heritage and the icons that started from people who had a passion to protect and improve our unique ethnic experiences and an interview with author JJ Alexander presents his unique experience relating to helping people.
Acknowledgments to Dan Hartman – Relight My Fire (1979) featuring vocals Loleatta Holloway, ACDC/Born In Black by Max Power (1976), The Commodores-Brick House (1977)
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 14 (7/26/2021): House of Cards – Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers!
Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers. Overall fathers are there – what if a man is scared to be a father, he is always going to hear fathers aren’t going to be around, but listening to what a good character of the father is, the road to being that good father begins to take shape and a man can see the way to being successful.
- Fathers listen to understand they never listen to criticize
- They lead with character and integrity
- A Leader is not telling people what to do but leading by example
- Fathers also are their children’s biggest cheerleaders when their children follow their dreams
- Fathers protect the children spiritually from spiritual warfare, mentally from negative news and emotionally by bringing order
Thanks to those who agreed to interview. Acknowledgments: Scorpions: House of Cards, BMI, Scorpions: Born to Touch Your Feelings, ASCAP
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 13 (5/20/2021): With A Little Help From My Friends Origin Stories Part 3 of 3.
This is Albuquerque NOW!. We’re back with Dr. Corey Hill, sharing his thoughts about the stories we were raised with. His experiences in how they can be applied living in our current world situation, living with the pandemic.
Acknowledgments to Corey Still Ph.D., a citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Director of Scholarship Operations for the American Indian Graduate Center, Pete Seeger In His Own Words: Environment, Civil Rights, Songs, Communism, Science, 1960s (1998), Things Left Unsaid – Disciple; Scars Remain (2006)
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 13 (5/20/2021): With A Little Help From My Friends Origin Stories Part 2 of 3.
Thinking about the stories we were raised with, how have they helped us to relate to one another? In reading our graphic novels and comic books, the themes show us that we have a need for justice and balance. In this portion of the interview, Dr. Corey discusses stories, experiences, and the importance of understanding giving back for the purpose of creating good in the community.
Acknowledgments to Corey Still Ph.D., a citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Director of Scholarship Operations for the American Indian Graduate Center, Quiet Mind Cafe-Navajo Prayer As I Walk with Beauty, See What Canyon Life Is Like for a Navajo Pageant Winner-Short Film Showcase Directed and produced by Dana Romanoff and Amy Marquis, Coyote Legends with Lawrence Aripa the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in Idaho, Alan Jackson – When Daddy Let Me Drive
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 13 (5/20/2021): With A Little Help From My Friends Origin Stories Part 1 of 3.
Albuquerque NOW! Conversation in a pizza and beer setting episode 13 discusses origin stories and how we find our place through experiences and stories we learned. It’s hard to understand everything about the world, yet we select the information that comes from the knowledge we already have learned and that’s how we build understanding about others and events. Looking out on the world from my “platform” of view and by adding my own twist and spin on things may not be clear enough. We want to be successful but it takes a community to step in and help. We try to understand who our relatives are, both family members and extended family. It’s important to understand our origins in every decision we make.
Acknowledgments to Corey Still Ph.D., a citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, Director of Scholarship Operations for the American Indian Graduate Center, The Creation Story of the Haudenosaunee artist Arnold Jacobs, Duane Hollow Horn Bear – Essential Understanding #5, Robert Lewis – The First Fire, Gregory A. Cajete TEDxABQSalon A Pueblo Story of Sustainability, Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends (Live)
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 12 (Apr 21, 2021): What Is The Spirit of Rodeo?
Albuquerque NOW! Conversation in a pizza and beer setting what is the spirit of Rodeo? It’s more than chaps, boots, spurs, bone, and blood. Explores the question: Can COVID-19 break the cowboy sport that leads to some of the world’s hottest stories and the greatest of family memories?
Acknowledgements to Cody Jesus, Ashley Schafer, Coleadero en Albuquerque, FOX5: 10 Year Old Cowboy’s Dream, BODACIOUS receives Brand of Honor, 2018 NM State Fair Rodeo and Selena – No Me Queda Mas
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 11 (Feb. 1, 2021): Being a Hero In Your Parents Eyes. Albuquerque NOW! Conversation in a pizza and beer setting an extended addition covering topics: Afrofuturism with Harris Smith, dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts. Explores the questions: What is evidence of a hero and what is the essence of finding personal power? What message for the youth of today is powerful enough to deliver with energy, a desire to do better and dream bigger? Acknowledgements to Harris Smith, UCLA Anderson podcast, Sci-Fi Digital Series “Afrofuturism” by DUST, Earth, Wind and Fire Kalimba Story, Jimi Hendrix – Killing Floor.
Includes quotes by: George Clinton, Sci-Fi Digital Series “Afrofuturism” by DUST, and music by Earth, Wind and Fire, “Kalimba Story,” and Jimi Hendrix, “Killing Floor”
Broadcast Year: 2020
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 10 (Dec. 31, 2020): Turning Our Life Around for 2021 with Guest: “Hello, Americans! This is Paul Harvey! [pause] Stand by for news!” It is the turning of 2020, a year of chaos and review, personal challenges and a look towards the ending of a pandemic by 2021. However, this is still a time for nobility and great a need to stand together and love one another.
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 9 (Nov. 17, 2020): Is the Theatre Really Dead? Discussion with Harris Smith, Dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts, a resurgence of energy devoted to making UNM a destination college for students, a message to Albuquerque that brings an exciting new vision of the performing arts during the pandemic and a vision for the future. Also see: Harris Smith named dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts, By Steve Carr June 11, 2020
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 8 (Oct. 31, 2020): Brother Your Rights! Volunteering Your Time is Good News. Volunteering in New Mexico is a conversation discussing the importance of involving your time and impacting our community and neighborhoods. In following with Episode 7. This year, the election process is taking a whole new shape, actually it has become easier to vote and volunteering to get the message out has taken center stage. The surprise is the process of how this is being accomplished. Not a fan of it but I respect the commitment of others in taking a stand on an important issue. Its the spirit of this that I admire.
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 7 (Oct. 7, 2020): Non-Profit Businesses in 2020 Albuquerque NOW! Episode 7 Non-Profit Business in New Mexico is a conversation in a pizza and beer setting discussing the importance of non-profit directed service impacting our community and neighborhoods. During this uncertain times living with the COVID, we look to these supports to help keep our state vibrant and our neighborhoods friendly, and comforting to know that we can take a hand by volunteering our time.
NCCS 2013 New Mexico Public and Private Charities Count
United Way Report Program Descriptions-summaries – Jan-2020
APEX Report NM Nonprofit Supports Landscape FINAL with Appendices 2018
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 6 (Sep. 25, 2020): VIRTUAL ARTWORK? Albuquerque NOW! Episode 6 VIRTUAL ARTWORK is conversation in a pizza and beer setting interviewing University of Arizona professor Joseph Farbrook (www.farbrook.net). He discusses creating digital artwork in the form of electronic installations, interactive video, and augmented and virtual reality narratives. Is this art’s next answer to the COVID isolating effects?
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 1 (Sep. 13, 2020): Joined Forces. A fight to keep the world’s views from invading the balance we try to keep. Discussion of issues on living in uncertain times of COVID, the value of Historical Preservation of figures that gave back to humanity, New Mexico Chili – Red or Green – the personal opinion developed over good food and the wonderful feelings of the heat. Happy Forth of July.
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 2 (Aug. 5, 2020): SLEEP! is conversation in a pizza and beer setting. It is a counter to the World’s concerns about politics, COVID and returning to the important task of living.
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 3 (Aug. 11, 2020): FAMILY is conversation in a pizza and beer setting about the importance of family in a time when disorder impacts our connection to our family members.
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 4 (Aug. 19, 2020): Opportunities with People of Knowledge is conversation in a pizza and beer setting about taking a closer look at opportunities with people of knowledge who speak into our lives and open doors of change to our personal pictures of living in Albuquerque.
Albuquerque NOW! Episode 5 (Sep. 3, 2020): All Over The World is conversation in a pizza and beer setting interviewing Dr. Bonnie Wirfs, a retired medical internist with an interesting point of view about COVID, work on prevention in Albuquerque, and getting back to the importance of medicine as healing and not as warehousing.
Albuquerque NOW! Episodes can be shared with others. It is my hope that peace and confidence in a good future will continue, if good living has to become a counter-culture experience, then at least it hasn’t died with the flood of uncertainty. An underground culture often emerges when enough interest is generated and as understanding of what we once had is preserved and brought out again.