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Literature

New Science Fiction at Page 1 Books

Mark G. Cosman talks about his new work, Descent of the Gods.
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Event Horizon

Nerd Out in More Ways Than One

Saturday, Feb 13: Comic Book Shakespeare

A hands-on workshop leads participants through creating their own manga/graphic version of Hamlet's soliloquy, 'To be or not to be.'

The Daily Word in Racism, Periods and Linguistics

The Daily Word

Morgan Stanley has to pay 3.2 billion for their involvement to the mortgage crisis.

“We’re all Africans,” says the rich white lady speaking to other rich white people.

The casual and cool NASA Administrator Charles Bolden talks about Mars and how he had to plead to get into the naval academy.

This one goes out to all my word-nerds.

No, Uber and Lyft are totally legal now!

Justice may exist in the US, starting with Ferguson.

Because bleeding out the hoohah is SUPER luxurious.

The City of Cleveland just told Tamir Rice’s family that they have to pay for the emergency medical services he required after being shot because why stop their trauma after killing their child?!

totally professional with local comedians

podcast

Our Love Life's A Joke

This week, Rob & Courtney sit down with local comedians Jason Green, Marty Adam Smith & Rusty Rutherford to read your love notes & explore the buffoonery of romanticism.

Event Horizon

A Titillating Treat

Thursday, Feb 11: Southwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore

The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.

Literature

Equestrian Therapist Visits Page 1 Books

Patricia J. Conoway talks about her new book on horses and Alzheimer's.

News

The Daily Word in death, asshole lab rats and chess queens

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#1 reason not to perform animal testing: lab rats are jerks.

Further proof that animals are only pretending to be cute.

A rare albino turtle hatched in Australia.

Migrant students are better than your lazy American kid.

Hell yes, women can beat you at chess.

Thinking about death makes you more punitive, religious and conservative.

Fatal insomnia is a thing.

So The Guest has a killer soundtrack. Who knew?

Lacy David and Holly Noll of Rise and Resist

Popping on Podcasts Instead of Records

I'm guilty of being wayyyy allured by the idea of multitasking. As such, I'm wayyyy into podcasts. The idea of learning while I run, while I fall asleep, while I drive or cook dinner really appeals to me. I'm pretty much just as interested in hearing about my friend's favorite podcasts as I am hearing about their favorite books and records.

In the hopes that you might be just as interested, here's what's in rotation for me on the regular.

DVDASA with David Choe and Asa Akira I would pretty much listen to David Choe talk about anything for hours at a time.

Rise & Resist Inexplicably in the last several years I've become more and more interested in fitness, nutrition and, here's the real curve ball, weightlifting. And I like my information on these topics best when it is delivered by people whose ethics jive with mine. Feminist, body positive, smart talk about well being.

To the Best of Our Knowledge From Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, the far ranging, always fascinating topics covered here are approached with acumen and insight.

Now, join me in my obsessive multitasking.

The Daily Word

News

The Daily Word in the toxic cost of consumerism

Just had to get that upgrade? There is a lake in China filled with the toxic, radioactive sludge that is the byproduct of your new smartphone.

"Santa's elves" work for a pittance mass fabricating your useless holiday trinkets.

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Cutting a Budget from 1.2% to 19%?

Well, that escalated quickly.

Soon there may be a deep budget cut for Behavioral Health Services, an $8 million cut. Governor Martinez wants a 1.2% cut but the Legislature wants to cut 19% of the Behavioral Health Services budget. You read that right: 19%. Martinez has previously stated that she wants more money going towards Behavioral Health Services, though she could have been referencing that in regards to children’s services.

What about in 2013 when Martinez’ office accused 15 behavioral health providers of fraud? Because of these investigations, some of these providers had to close. Around that time in 2013, 85% of Medicaid customers in the state went to these providers. And guess what? 13 out of 15 were cleared of any wrong-doing today.

The Legislature wants to shift most of the costs over to Medicaid, but it’s been noted that that definitely won’t cover training police/response teams that deal mainly with people behavioral health issues and substance abuse issues. This will also affect 25 programs and over 20,000 people in the state. This would especially affect Rio Arriba County which has been getting $500,000/year for the last 5 years. Rio Arriba has one of the highest heroin overdose rates in the US; 10 times more than the national average.

How can New Mexicans dealing with behavioral health issues, particularly with substance abuse issues, get help without the necessary resources? When essential health programs are cut back or taken away, the problem doesn't go away, it gets worse. If you’re disturbed by this issue like I am, here’s a resource for you so you can email your legislators, senators, representatives, governor and other local officials.

Let’s do better, New Mexico.

Today's Events

GRAFT
courtesy of GRAFT

After completing one project per day throughout January, the result for over 40 local artists will be shown.

Yoga Date Night and Thai Yoga Massage at Kalm Yoga

Whiskey Baby • country at Triple Sevens

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