Monthly Archives: September 2018

Natalie Goldberg’s Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home

When longtime Zen practitioner and world-renowned New Mexico author Natalie Goldberg learns that she has a life-threatening illness, she is plunged into the realm of hospitals, physicians, and unfamiliar medical treatments, along with the reality of her own mortality. In navigating this foreign landscape, Goldberg, in her just published book Let the Whole Thundering World Come Home, illuminates a pathway through illness that is grounded in embracing suffering directly.

What does it mean to embrace suffering and can we actually accept our own mortality? These are among the questions, which will be explored when New Mexico People Places and Ideas host Stephen Spitz sits down with Santa Fe author Natalie Goldberg.

Produced with assistance of Roman Garcia and Lynn Schibeci

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Justice for Survivors of the First Atomic Bomb

On July 16, 1945, the world’s first nuclear bomb was detonated at the Trinity Site near Socorro, New Mexico.  Although the US government claimed the area was uninhabited, census records show that more than 40,000 people lived near-by. No warning was provided to these residents despite high levels of radiation.

Sixty years later, Tina Cordova co-founded the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium to seek justice for the survivors and their decedents. To date, however, none of the New Mexico Downwinders have received medical support or compensation. To find out why, New Mexico People Places and Ideas host Stephen Spitz sits down with Tina Cordova and two of the few living eyewitnesses to the 1945 Blast.

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