8/31/17 Groundbreaking for Gallup Solar Farm project

September 1, 2017

Full audio of the August 31, 2017 groundbreaking ceremony for the Gallup Solar Farm, a new 10 Megawatt Solar Energy Facility that is in the early stages of construction near the Allison Bridge project.  Speakers included Gallup Mayor Jackie McKinney, city councilors, contracters, and other city officials.  Photos and more at:



Interview with Jeff Carr, Candidate for NM Lt. Gov.

August 25, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Jeff Carr, a Democrat running for New Mexico's office of Lieutenant Governor (the primary is to take place on June 5, 2018.)

Candidate statement from his website, https://carrforltgov.nationbuilder.com/

I currently live in Eagle Nest, NM with my wife. My wife and I are both teachers. My daughter graduated from NMSU and is currently communications director for the NM American Federation of Teachers. I have taught history for 26 years, worked as a Stock Broker, Commercial Insurance Agent, and Nuclear Weapons Specialist in the USAF and a Combat Heavy Engineer Platoon Leader in the US Army National Guard as a Captain. I have a BA and MA in History from Louisiana Tech University, a BA in Social Studies Education and 45 Hours of additional graduate work in Education Administration. I am a certified teacher in Social Studies, Language Arts, Performing Arts, Coaching and Administration. I was a Municipal Judge and Mayor Pro Tem where I live in Eagle Nest, I ran for State Senate in 2008, and I have served in the NM Public Education Commission 2009-2017. I am a Red Cross Volunteer, guitarist, singer, hiker and I am active in politics for the primary purpose of improving the state of New Mexico to provide a better life for us all and a better future for our children.

I felt it important to explain to everyone what I mean when I use the word 'progressive'. I use that term as it came out of the 19th century.

Media Literacy
Posted by jeff Carr · February 12, 2017 3:05 PM
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Incorporating media literacy in Civics is important for increasing students’ intellectual curiosity and promoting self-efficacy. It also helps students become informed citizens instead of manipulated citizens. In a country where so many take in fake news and manipulative commercials at fa (show all)

New Mexico Native Americans
Posted by jeff Carr · February 01, 2017 10:29 AM
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As a history teacher who has included extensive Native American curriculum to my classes and who has taught thousands of Native Americans over my tenure I do have a special place in my heart for native Americans and a knowledge that your average citizen does not. I believe in the autonom (show all)

Posted by jeff Carr · January 31, 2017 12:11 AM
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I grew up in the country and I have many wonderful memories of hiking through the back country observing nature and basking in the solitude and at the same time feeling one with all of it. I had a trusted dog named Sue as my companion. I still love to hike and now I have my wife and a ne (show all)

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If you hate unions I am not your candidate. I am a proud member of the New Mexico American Federation of Teachers. I am a Past local Union president in Taos who negotiated many contracts and took our local school district to task for labor violations and won. I also served as AFTNM's VP (show all)


August 2017 press conference RE impact of cutting National Monuments

August 18, 2017

KGLP recorded a Conference Call for August 18, 2017 air, that included New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, a Utah business owner, a New Mexico hunter and taxidermist, a Nevada artist and Las Vegas Paiute Tribe member, a Utah military veteran and Navajo leader, and an Arizona conservationist about the personal and local impacts that would be felt if Trump takes action to undo or undermine protections for national monuments. A public lands legal expert also took questions.

More than 2.7 million people have submitted comments in support of America’s national monuments, including local residents whose way of life and livelihood depend on these protected public lands. Following an Executive Order from President Trump, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is required to deliver a final report by August 24 detailing the future of more than two dozen national monuments, from Maine to California.

Participants in the Press Conference Call included:

· Hector H. Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General – Attorney General Balderas is a strong advocate of Río Grande del Norte and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monuments. He has contacted Sec. Zinke about the legal aspects of the monuments and to underscore the overwhelming support for the two national monuments, and their cultural, recreational and economic benefits to NM.

· Fawn Douglas, Las Vegas Paiute Tribe - A former tribal councilwoman and native artist, Douglas has traveled to DC numerous times to lobby for the initial protections for Gold Butte National Monument (NV), a land sacred to local tribes.

· Joe Sheehey, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society and bighorn sheep hunter, Tucson, AZ - Due to national monument status and Sheehey’s efforts, the Bighorn Sheep population is flourishing enough for hunting, and transplanting once-threatened sheep to other parts of their historic range.

· Blake Spaulding, co-owner of Hell’s Backbone Grill at Boulder Mountain Lodge, Boulder, UT - Neighboring Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is vital to the local economy and her thriving restaurant business. Without it, her 50-employee business might not survive.

· Fernando Clemente, wildlife biologist, local taxidermist, and avid sportsman, Las Cruces, NM - As President of the Board of the Friends of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Clemente advocates for the vital role large connected lands play in protecting habitat for wildlife. He recently met with Secretary Zinke in Las Cruces. **NOTE:Clemente is available for Spanish-language interviews.

· Davis Filfred, Navajo Nation Council Delegate, Aneth, UT – A staunch supporter of Bears Ears National Monument, Filfred is a U.S. Marine Corp veteran who served in the Persian Gulf War, and a former Navajo Tribal Police officer.


Members of the Gallup Bahá’í community speak on KGLP

August 3, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with members of the Gallup Bahá’í community, who are giving their first interview to area media.


Native Film Workshop planned 8/5/17 for background actors & extras

July 28, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with Harlan McKosato, journalist, media consultant, and former host of Native America Calling, about a workshop being held August 5, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The workshop, a guide to understanding the film/TV industry in New Mexico with emphasis on how to start as a background actor or extra, is being offered at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on Saturday, August 5 from 9 am to 4 pm,

...designed to help Actors with a Native American Background learn how the system works, how to get signed up with talent agencies, what to expect on the set, basic rights of extras, and more.

A photographer will be available to take head shots.

The workshop entitled “So You Want to be in The Movies?”, is not an acting workshop, but teaches attendees how to prepare and compete for work in film.

The workshop is open to all actors or extras with Native American background, of any age. This workshop will answer the questions:

Rodrigo Tactaquin (Cherokee) from Robert Baxter Casting, assisted by professionals from the New Mexico Film Office, will be leading this workshop. We will provide information to all the legitimate casting sites, take photos and assist people personally in registering as extras online.

When you leave the workshop you will be ready to work in non-speaking roles in film, TV and other productions in New Mexico and the surrounding area. Robert Baxter is primarily in the Albuquerque area, but is only one of several excellent agencies in New Mexico.

There is a charge for this all-day workshop. Registration is due by July 31st, online at Silverbulletproductions.com or you may call 505.820.0552 to register or to ask questions.


Legendary Locals of Gallup (NM): Authors Interview

July 28, 2017

KGLP Station Director Rachel Kaub speaks with Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola, Carol Sarath, and Bob Rosebrough, co-authors of the book, "Legendary Locals of Gallup", which will be published on July 31, 2017.  This work portrays the Gallup area through brief biographies of historical and recent personages who have had a connection to the area, with photos.

More information at

https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467125673 and


The authors will be available at book signings scheduled as follows:

Monday, August 7th:  Author's Talk and Book Signing at Octavia Fellin Public Library

             Meeting Room, 6:30-8pm MDT

Tuesday, August 8th: ART123 Gallery, 123 W. Coal Ave., Gallup, NM, 87301, during

             Ceremonial Best of Show, 6-9pm

Wednesday, August 9th:  Ceremonial Preview Night, Exhibit Hall @ Red Rock State Park

             from 6 until 9pm

Saturday, August 12th: ART123 Gallery, during ArtsCrawl in Downtown Gallup, 7-9pm


Be Sargent Art Talk: 25 years, 25 works, 7/7/17

July 9, 2017

Be Sargent’s retrospective show, "25 Years, 25 Works", will be exhibited at ART 123 Gallery, 123 Coal Avenue in downtown Gallup, New Mexico, through August 5, 2017.

On Friday evening, July 7th, Be gave a Preview and Artist Talk, discussing the last quarter century of her art, and the inspiration and meaning of those works.



New Mexico Democratic Party response to US Senate Trumpcare bill

June 23, 2017

KGLP Station Manager Rachel Kaub speaks with New Mexico Democratic Party Chair, Richard Ellenberg, about the U.S. Senate's recently released bill on Trumpcare, which will drastically cut Medicaid for low-income, elderly, and minorities, while passing the savings on to the wealthiest in America.

Press Release at:  http://www.dpnm.net/


Irean Fellin talks about WWII Labor Camp at KGLP - Part 1

June 22, 2017

The first of a three-part 2013 interview by KGLP's Yolanda Travers with Irean Fellin, discussing her experiences in a WWII Labor Camp.


Irean Fellin talks about WWII Labor Camp at KGLP - Part 2

June 22, 2017

The second of a three-part 2013 interview by KGLP's Yolanda Travers with Irean Fellin, discussing her experiences in a WWII Labor Camp.