Words on the Rocks author Sean Flynn

December 2, 2016

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Sean Flynn, the "Banksy of Literature", on his debut with the book, "Words on the Rocks", a compendium of reflections, poetry, and stories, and growing up in Translyvania, i.e., Communist Romania.

https://www.amazon.com/Words-Rocks-Sean-Flynn/dp/1539633721/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1480665142&sr=8-4&keywords=words+on+the+rocks

 

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Permaculture, with Owl McCabe at WIB conference 11/12/16

November 24, 2016

The 2016 Work in Beauty Conversations on Local Agriculture took place in downtown Gallup, New Mexico, on November 12th, and featured discussions of Permaculture (Owl McCabe), sustainable growing techniques for a difficult environment; Partnerships (Taylor Wilmot), where growing food and health intersect: Markets, (featuring local Farmer's Market participants) bringing locally grown food to the people, and Goals, setting the example for all; finally, Gloria Begay discussed Diné Food Sovereignty.

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Partnerships, with Taylor Wilmot at WIB conference 11/12/16

November 24, 2016

The 2016 Work in Beauty Conversations on Local Agriculture took place in downtown Gallup, New Mexico, on November 12th, and featured discussions of Permaculture (Owl McCabe), sustainable growing techniques for a difficult environment; Partnerships (Taylor Wilmot), where growing food and health intersect: Markets, (featuring local Farmer's Market participants) bringing locally grown food to the people, and Goals, setting the example for all; finally, Gloria Begay discussed Diné Food Sovereignty.

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Gallup, Ramah, NM area Farmers Market organizers at WIB 11/12/16

November 24, 2016

The 2016 Work in Beauty Conversations on Local Agriculture took place in downtown Gallup, New Mexico, on November 12th, and featured discussions of Permaculture (Owl McCabe), sustainable growing techniques for a difficult environment; Partnerships (Taylor Wilmot), where growing food and health intersect: Markets, (featuring local Farmer's Market participants) bringing locally grown food to the people, and Goals, setting the example for all; finally, Gloria Begay discussed Diné Food Sovereignty.

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Diné Food Sovereignty, with Gloria Begay at WIB conference 11/12/16

November 24, 2016

The 2016 Work in Beauty Conversations on Local Agriculture took place in downtown Gallup, New Mexico, on November 12th, and featured discussions of Permaculture (Owl McCabe), sustainable growing techniques for a difficult environment; Partnerships (Taylor Wilmot), where growing food and health intersect: Markets, (featuring local Farmer's Market participants) bringing locally grown food to the people, and Goals, setting the example for all; finally, Gloria Begay discussed Diné Food Sovereignty.

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New Mexico alternative to Affordable Care Act may become reality

November 18, 2016

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Mary Feldblum, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign, and community member Robert Koops, M.D., who wrote the following editorial about the statewide alternative to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), currently in legislative discourse:

"Readers need to be aware that there is an attractive alternative to the short-term proposal by state Sen. Pete Campos in a recent guest column.

Campos correctly points out that “New Mexico’s heath care crisis demands our attention. Now.”

We still face problems: 13 percent remain uninsured and we still face physician shortages, especially in rural areas. While Medicaid insures close to 800,000 New Mexicans due to the expansion program, there is a serious state funding shortage. Cutting provider payments, the senator argues, is not the solution.

Rather than blame the Affordable Care Act, New Mexicans need to look carefully at our private insurance system. Insurance and pharmaceutical companies are at the root of the problems we face.

And, there is a homegrown solution called the Health Security Act, which will be introduced during the 2017 session. The act would enable New Mexico to set up its own health plan that covers almost all New Mexicans.

Plan members have freedom of choice of doctor, even across state lines and services no less than what state employees have. It would be administered by a geographically representative citizens’ board, just like a co-op! Two New Mexico studies have demonstrated that creating an old-fashioned insurance pool will save billions of dollars in health care costs by removing the middleman — the insurance industry — just the way traditional Medicare did. Individuals and employers can purchase supplemental policies.

This approach will help providers by reducing costly overhead. Hospitals, doctors and clinics are faced with a complex system of multiple policies with different coverage, co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance obligations. This system wastes precious dollars and physician and staff time.

What is also important to know is that the Affordable Care Act allows states to innovate plans such as the one the Health Security Act proposes. The state innovation provision offers the opportunity to apply for a waiver and, once received, the state will not lose any federal dollars, including subsidies, funds to expand Medicaid, and employer tax credits.

Imagine: We could set-up our own health plan, a plan whose premiums will be deposited into a fund that is ours and does not go to insurance companies. Imagine: a plan that actually negotiates not only drug prices but also medical equipment and supplies. Imagine: We can go to the doctor of our choice. Imagine: a plan whose meetings are open to the public and whose accounts are subject to public scrutiny. And imagine: a plan that studies show not only ensures coverage for everyone but also controls costs.

One hundred fifty organizations from around the state and 34 counties and municipalities (from Santa Fe to Roswell) have endorsed the act.

Want to learn more? Contact the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign: www.nmhealthsecurity.org

Instead of being touted as one of the states at the bottom of too many lists, we could become an example for states with small rural populations such as ours. But for this to happen, the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign needs your support.

Rob Koops

Gallup, NM"

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Gallup residents & ex-patriots are 5 of 10 recipients of NM award !!

November 11, 2016

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with librarian Mary Ellen Pellington, Joe and Christine DiGregorio,  as well as William and Eileen Garcia, 5 of the 10 to receive the 2016 New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards at a banquet November 16, 2016, at Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque.  These five recipients are all current or former residents of Gallup, New Mexico!

(If you wish to attend the November 16th banquet, tickets are $75 each and may be reserved by calling JoLou Ottino 505-344-6177.)

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RMCH 11/3/16 ACCESS emergency services for Stroke Et. Al.

November 9, 2016

On November 3, 2016, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS - RMCH.org) hosted a demonstration of ACCESS Telemedicine, remote emergency Neurological Consult Services for treatment and assistance of health providers addressing cases of stroke, brain injury, spinal injury, and other related emergency situations, far removed from specialized emergency room care.

The new service enables local providers in less populated areas around New Mexico and the borderlands including Northeastern Arizona and the Navajo Nation to connect with neurological specialists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through a Telemedicine Cart, via the internet and sometimes by telephone, to provide the best care for patients when minutes matter, such as with stroke and other emergencies.  If the care team decides that more treatment is needed than is available locally, even with remote assistance via Telemedicine, then patients can be transferred to a hospital where specialized neurological / cerebral care can be obtained.

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Martin Link discusses his book, New Mexico Kicks on Route 66

November 4, 2016

KGLP Station Manager speaks with Gallup area historian and archaeologist Martin Link, author, with photographer Larry Lindahl, of a travel guide and a sort of coffee-table book, New Mexico Kicks on Route 66, as the process of researching it.

https://www.amazon.com/New-Mexico-Kicks-Route-66/dp/1940322065

http://www.gallupsun.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9431:local-historian-gets-his-kicks-on-route-66&catid=173:features&Itemid=622

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Bill Krzymowski on 10/30/16 Red Rock Strings concert w Connor Chee

October 25, 2016

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Bill Krzymowski of the Red Rock String Ensemble, discussing plans for their concert this Sunday, October 30, 2016, with special guest Connor Chee, who studied piano at the Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory.  Mr. Chee currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, but has family in the Gallup area and the Navajo Nation.

The concert plans include:

Miniature Dance Suite, by Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

and the String Quartet in C major, K. 465 "Dissonance", also by W.A. Mozart

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