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  • This week on PAC-8, April 21-27

    THIS WEEK ON PAC-8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – LIVE!
    10:00 AM Democracy Now!
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting (Replay 4-18-11)
    03:00 PM Troop 22 Eagle Court of Honor Program
    04:15 PM New Mexico History Conference – John O. Baxter
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society
    07:30 PM Spirituality Today
    08:00 PM Clear Heart, Pure Mind
    09:00 PM UCTV

    Saturday, April 23, 2011
    5:00 UCTV

    Sunday, April 24, 2011
    06:00 AM UCTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom

  • Jennifer Egan wins fiction Pulitzer Prize 


     NEW YORK — Jennifer Egan’s inventive novel about the passage of time, “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday, honored for its “big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed.”
    Egan, 48, has been highly praised for her searching and unconventional narratives about modern angst and identity. Her other novels include “The Invisible Circus,” ‘’Look at Me” and “The Keep.”

  • Faith and Art in Jemez Springs

    “Resurrection Stories: Images of Rebirth and Renewal,” is the theme of the Second Annual Faith and Art Show, April 29-May 1 at Jemez Springs Community Presbyterian Church in the Village of Jemez Springs.
    Work in various media by local artists will be displayed in the church’s original 130-year-old sanctuary.
    The opening will be from 7-9 p.m. April 29 and includes performances by local musicians. Refreshments will be served. Show hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 and 10 a.m.-noon May 1.
    Other events held in conjunction with the show are an open mike reading of poetry on the resurrection theme from 4-5 p.m. Saturday, with a special worship service incorporating the artwork from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday.  

  • Wildlife Center hosts open house

    The Wildlife Center, New Mexico’s only wildlife hospital, will have a free Annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 30 and May 1. The Annual Open House is the one time during the year that the public is permitted to tour the intensive care unit and rehabilitation facility.
    The Wildlife Center was founded 25 years ago by Dr. Kathleen Ramsay.  As the Center looks forward to the next 25 years, a new mission statement, logo, tagline and Web site have been developed.
    The Open House is the first in a series of 25th anniversary events celebrating the new focus of “building wildlife stewardship in New Mexico.”

  • Stablein is part of Authors Speaks Series

    Marilyn Stablein, has authored 10 books and won the New Mexico Book Award for her collection of poetry, “Splitting Hard Ground,” (La Alameda Press, Albuquerque, 2010), and now she will be part of the Authors Speak Series at 7 p.m. April 28 in the Upstairs Rotunda of the Mesa Public Library.
    Other books include the memoirs, “Sleeping in Caves: A Sixties Himalayan Memoir,” (Monkfish Publishers, Rhinebeck N.Y. 2003) and “Climate of Extremes: Landscape and Imagination” (Black Heron Press, Everett, WA, 1995).
    Her fiction collections include “Night Travels to Tibet; The Census Taker: Tales of a Traveler in India and Nepal,” and “Vermin: A Bestiary.”

  • Catch the Spring Opera Tour in Los Alamos

    Two young singers recently set out on The Santa Fe Opera’s annual Spring Opera Tour with performances in 12 communities in New Mexico and Texas. The singers will offer free public concerts as well as daytime performances for students through April 29. They will visit Fuller Lodge at 7 p.m. Saturday.
    Participants in this year’s tour are soprano Ashley Logan, bass-baritone Alan Dunbar and pianist and music director Kirt Pavitt. Kathleen Clawson is the stage director.

  • Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra presents: 'Music spans the generations'

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra is a good example of music spanning generations.  Members of the group, which will perform its Spring Concert April 29, range in age from 15-91. All have the same goal — to join others in performing some of the finest musical compositions written for orchestra.

  • The language of deficit reduction

    A couple of weeks ago, after Wisconsin Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, unveiled the GOP’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2012, New Mexico’s 3rd District Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Lujan took to the House floor with some thoughts on Ryan’s offering.
    To characterize Ryan’s budget plan as controversial is to understate the case. Still, even some of the staunchest critics--in Congress, in the media and beyond—have deigned to tip their hats to the Budget Committee chairman for his ambitious, if unrelentingly doctrinaire, approach to whittling federal spending by $4 trillion over the next ten years.

  • Martinez gets mixed grades

    Gov. Susana Martinez entered a room packed with Navajo leaders from New Mexico, her first such meeting.
    As each person spoke about needs, the governor took notes. She listened, she was gracious, and her visitors left feeling they were heard.
    I give the new governor an A for finessing the meeting alone, with no underling to take notes. Imagine her male predecessors doing that!
    Martinez has gotten through her first 100 days with a few wins, a few losses and a few questionable decisions.
    Her report card would include most of the letters, plus “needs improvement.”
    Let’s begin with the A’s. While Martinez wasn’t a commanding presence during her first legislative session, her message certainly was.

  • Baseball: LA blanks Santa Fe at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team earned its fourth lopsided victory of the season against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday.
    Los Alamos blanked Santa Fe 13-0 Wednesday at Bomber Field, holding onto its top spot in the District 2-4A title race. Los Alamos improved its district record to 8-1 and can wrap up a district title against the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday.
    In four meetings this season — one of which occurred in a nondistrict contest at the St. Pius X Invitational and doesn’t count in the district standings — the Hilltoppers outscored Santa Fe’s Demons 58-3. The Hilltoppers swept a 2-4A doubleheader at Santa Fe earlier this month by counts of 16-2 and 16-0.