Plateau Sciences Society 1/15/17 - Preserve Historical Ft. Wingate dorms & school

January 18, 2017

On January 15, 2017, the Plateau Sciences Society met with members of the community to discuss options for preserving historical Fort Wingate's dorms and school buildings, where a number of milestones took place, including the swearing in of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II.  There were notorious incidents, too, associated with the BIA's use of the buildings as one of the early "Indian" schools.  Martin Link led the discussion.

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“A Drop of Water: A Spiritual Journey” - chat with author

December 27, 2016

 

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Yvonne Williams Casaus, author of, "A Drop of Water", a book in which Yvonne reflects upon her past experiences, grief, and losses to find her way back to her spirituality and strength. She bares her soul, yet is able to use water as a lighthearted, uninhibited, and fun way to express how we are all connected.

https://www.amazon.com/Drop-Water-Spiritual-Journey-ebook/dp/B01LONF3GC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482807000&sr=8-1&keywords=a+drop+of+water+spiritual+yvonne

Yvonne's website: http://www.laughingatmyself.lol

 

 

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Red Rock Strings concert w/ Navajo pianist Connor Chee 10/30/16

December 20, 2016

Full audio of the October 30, 2016 Red Rock String Ensemble concert at First United Methodist Church in Gallup, New Mexico, with featured performance by Navajo pianist Connor Chee.

Program:

Miniature Dance Suite..........................................Cecil Armstrong Biggs (1889-1960)

    March; Quick Minuet; Graceful Dance; Sarabande; Jig

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467..............................W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

    Allegro; Andante; Allegro vivace assai (featuring Connor Chee, piano.)

String Quartet in C major, K. 465 'Dissonance'.......................W.A. Mozart

    Adagio - Allegro; Andante cantabile; Menuetto & Trio: Allegro; Allegro molto (with:

    Justin Pollack, violin; Kimberly Robinson Hayes, violin; Bill Kryzmowski, viola; and,

    Elizabeth Purvis, cello.)

Red Rock String Ensemble performers on October 30, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Gallup, New Mexico:

Violin:  Kimberly R. Hayes, Esther Koops, Justin Pollack, Sarah Jones, Bill Kryzmowski, Elizabeth Ketner, Emanuel Lalunio, and Eva Carpenter.

Viola:  Christopher Dyer and Maria Gutierrez.

Cello:  Kelly Vandenberg and Elizabeth Purvis.

Bass:  Sam Brown.

Flute:  Felicia Sanchez.

Oboe:  Carolyn Mazarakis and Kristen Cochrane.

Bassoon:  Megan Wilcox and John Mezoff.

Horn:  Anna Zwiers and Sharon Wilkins.

Trumpet:  Keith Cochrane and Nicholas Salazar.

Timpani:  Pat Neff.

Conductor:  Sam Pemberton

Friends and Guest performers:

Connor Chee - studied piano at the Eastman School of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory, currently residing in Phoenix, AZ.  Website: http://www.connorchee.com

Justin Pollack is a member of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Website: http://nmphil.org/

Elizabeth Purvis plays in with El Paso Symphony and resides in Albuquerque, NM.

Carolyn Mazarakis, Keith and Kristen Cochrane, and Megan Wilcox all play professionally in Albuquerque, NM.

Sam Brown is a graduate student at the University of New Mexico.

This concert was made possible by support from Rehoboth McKinley Christian Healthcare Services and The Gallup Independent.

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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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