Category Archives: Culture

The Line: Regents Choose New UNM President

NMiF: Dr. Garnett Stokes

November 3, 2017 – The Regents of the University of New Mexico chose a new president this week.  On March 1, 2018, Dr. Garnett Stokes will take the reins as first female president of the state’s flagship university.   Gene Grant and the Line look at what they think should be the new president’s main focus once she comes onboard.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator

Preparing For The End Of Life

NMiF: A Good Goodbye

November 3, 2017 - As human beings, we all one day face the prospect of our deaths. And yet remarkably few of us make plans about our final days. In this episode, NMiF correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with Gail Rubin, author of “A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning For Those Who Don't Plan To Die.” She coordinated the first Before I Die Festival in Albuquerque and holds regular “death cafes” around New Mexico.  Rubin calls herself the Doyenne of Death and has made it her mission to get more people to have conversations many would rather avoid.

Additional Reading;

Why More Americans Need To Broach End-Of-Life Conversation – PBS Newshour
What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? - TED talk by artist Candy Chang who created the Before I Die Wall
A Good Goodbye – TEDxABQ talk by Gail Rubin
Coverage For End Of Life Talks Gaining Ground – New York Times
Many Still Sidestep End Of Life Planning, Study Finds – Kaiser Health News