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 /
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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District 4 Candidate Roundtable

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Grant County Commission /
WNMU Candidate Forum

GMCR presents the Grant County Commission Candidate Forum which took place at WNMU Miller Library on 28 April 2016.  The forum panelists were the candidates competing for the Democratic Party nominations for their respective districts in the newly expanded 5 … Continue reading

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WNMU Candidate Forum

Civil Discourse / Silver City Candidate Roundtable – 2016

GMCR board member, retired San Francisco State University social psychology professor, and host of Civil Discourse, Jamie Newton invited all candidates for Silver City offices on the March 1st, 2016 ballot to a live, on-air, round table discussion of their … Continue reading

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Nuclear New Mexico – Past & Future – WNMU Forum

In observance of the 70th Anniversaries of the 1st detonation of a nuclear weapon at the Trinity Site in the Tularosa Basin of New Mexico and the US nuclear attacks upon Hiroshima and Nakagaski, GMCR & KURU are presenting several … Continue reading

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Nuclear New Mexico: The Quest for Peace and Justice

New Mexico’s central role in the history, current situation, and future of America’s nuclear weapons development and production gives the people of New Mexico special responsibilities and opportunities in the quest for peace and justice. New Mexicans also bear exceptional … Continue reading

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Nuclear New Mexico: The Quest for Peace and Justice

Civil Discourse / Pathways To A Nuclear-Free Future

Nuclear weapons, nuclear materials, and nuclear wastes pose extreme risks to humanity and Planet Earth. On August 13, 2015 Civil Discourse host Jamie Newton explored the implications of military and nonmilitary applications of nuclear technology, and the prospects of progress … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse / Senator Martin Heinrich – May 2015

Jamie Newton, host of Civil Discourse, conducted an interview with New Mexico’s US senator, Martin Heninrich, on the morning of 20 May 2015.  While the senator’s time is, of course limited, Jamie composed thoughtful questions and the senator’s responses were … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse / Senator Martin Heinrich – April 2014

In April of 2014, Civil Discourse creator and host, Jamie Newton, interviewed New Mexico’s US senator, Martin Heinrich.  The broadcast was delayed as plans for a regular schedule for Civil Discourse were considered but other conflicts prevented that outcome for … Continue reading

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Silver & Cobre School Board Election Issues

The School Boards of the Silver Consolidated School District and the Cobre Consolidated School District each have two positions to be decided in the election of Tuesday 3 February 2015. In anticipation of the pending elections, Civil Discourse host Jamie … Continue reading

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Silver & Cobre School Board Election Issues

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Silver Consolidated Schools Candidate Roundtable

On Tuesday 3 February 2015, Silver Consolidated Schools will hold elections for two of the five seats on its governing board.  On Wednesday 14 January, Civil Discourse host Jamie Newton held a roundtable discussion with the four candidates – Incumbent … Continue reading

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Silver Consolidated Schools Candidate Roundtable