Category Archives: Civil Discourse

Welcome to Civil Discourse with your host Jamie Newton.

Civil Discourse is a public affairs program of conversations and discussions on significant issues facing our community, our society and our world with emphasis on their relevance to life in the Gila/Mimbres area.

Jamie Newton is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at San Francisco State University, where for 31 years he taught courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in social psychology, social conflict and conflict resolution, research methods, and related topics. Throughout his life, Jamie has been active in community organizing for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability, with an emphasis on training grassroots activists for nonviolent social change. He earned his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1968, and his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1977. Jamie lives in the Mimbres Valley with his wife, Marion.

Civil Discourse will be presented from time to time and hopefully on a regular schedule later this year.

Civil Discourse / Immigration – Risks, Rights, & Opportunities

The WNMU forum of 30 Mars 2017 was titled Fighting the Dragnet and addressed a range of immigration justice issues.  Later that evening those panelists joined Civil Discourse host Jamie Newton at the GMCR / KURU studio to continue and … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse / Nonviolence is Powerful

This week, Civil Discourse host Jamie Newton, Laura Ramnarace and Alicia Edwards examine the premise that Nonviolence is Powerful as evidenced by the effectiveness of nonviolent movements for social change, in contrast to movements that include or rely on violence. … Continue reading

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GMCR Special Coverage / An interview with Jill Hruby

Jill Hruby was the Director of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Along with Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia is in the vanguard of US nuclear weapons research, development, monitoring, security and a myriad of services for nuclear and national … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse / Groundswell Grant County 2017

This week, organizers of the People’s Procession and the community meetings convened by MoveOn.org and Indivisible discussed how everyone can easily join a groundswell of citizen action for effective impact on the vital political decisions of our time. We reviewed … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse / Silver & Cobre Schools Candidate Roundtable

Welcome to Civil Discourse, hosted by retired San Francisco State University social psychology professor and GMCR board chair, Jamie Newton. In keeping with GMCR & KURU’s support of democratic and electoral process, Civil Discourse presents a Roundtable for Candidates to … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse / Candidate Roundtable for Grant County Commission

Welcome to Civil Discourse, hosted by retired San Francisco State University social psychology professor and GMCR board chair, Jamie Newton In keeping with GMCR & KURU’s support of democratic and electoral process, Civil Discourse presents a Candidate Roundtable for Grant … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse /
NM Representative / District 38 / Democrats

GMCR presents the forum for candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the New Mexico House of Representatives / 38th District and held at the Grant County Administration Center on 5 May 2016.  GMCR thanks the sponsors of this event … Continue reading

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NM Representative / District 38 / Democrats

Civil Discourse /
6th Judicial District Attorney

GMCR presents the forum for candidates for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 6th Judicial District Attorney – inclusive of Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties – and  held at the Grant County Administration Center on 12 May 2016.  GMCR thanks … Continue reading

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6th Judicial District Attorney

Civil Discourse /
Grant County Commission /
Districts 3 & 5 Candidate Roundtable

Welcome to Civil Discourse, hosted by retired San Francisco State University social psychology professor and GMCR board chair, Jamie Newton. Civil Discourse presents the Grant County Commission Candidate Roundtable which took place took place at GMCR / KURU 89.1 FM … Continue reading

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Grant County Commission /
Districts 3 & 5 Candidate Roundtable

Civil Discourse /
Grant County Commission /
District 4 Candidate Roundtable

Welcome to Civil Discourse, hosted by retired San Francisco State University social psychology professor and GMCR board chair, Jamie Newton. Civil Discourse presents the Grant County Commission Candidate Roundtable which took place took place at GMCR / KURU 89.1 FM … Continue reading

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Grant County Commission /
District 4 Candidate Roundtable