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Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation has a lot to say on the show today. These are the topics we cover in today’s interview with links to additional information:

  1. The budget situation in New Mexico with oil below $22 a barrel – Errors of Enchantment Budget
  2. Ideas for dealing with the immediate COVID-19 Crisis – Errors of Enchantment Economic Ideas
  3. Parents need to assert themselves in educating their children with schools shut down – Errors of Enchantment Education
  4. The City of Albuquerque has placed the ban on plastic bags on hold – Errors of Enchantment Bags

The Rio Grande Foundation website is an amazing tool to use for information about local and state government politics!


Brian Nixon is an Assistant Pastor and Director of Publishing and Education with Calvary Church Albuquerque. Brian has the unique ability to take “theological” concepts and put them into terms we can understand on a level of personal faith. One question Brian answers on  today’s show, “How do we know the Bible is true.” Here are some of Brian’s notes from the program:

  1. How do you know the Bible is true?
    1. Several indicators.
      1. Two overarching reasons:
    2. External evidence:
      1. A reliable description of geography
      2. A reliable description of history
      3. Accurate assessment of science
    3. Internal evidence:
      1. Fulfilled prophecy
      2. It gives an accurate representation of the human soul.


John Chitwood is the Owner of Southern Blvd Automotive located at 2300 Southern Blvd SE in Rio Rancho. His shop continues to be open for business during the COVID-19 scare. John answers questions from our listeners today, giving us some tips on how to prevent small issues from becoming major repair problems.

Chris is CEO of the Triskelion Group of New Mexico, operating as 3D Security Services Group. 3D Security Training Solutions, and 3D Security Investigative Services. When Chris retired from the United States Air Force he and his partners opened 3D Security Training Solutions in Albuquerque. Their goal was to set new professional training standards and support private security companies in New Mexico. Chris and his team were named the 2019 SBA Veteran owned business of the year.

Chris appeals to our listeners to consider working in security as a career. Security Jobs are available right now! 3D Training classes have been discounted by 25%  to help people ready to work. For more information call 505-750-4220, or go to the 3D Security Training Solutions website.

Chief Master Sargeant (Retired) Bobby Ehrig is the Chief Executive Officer of the  New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers (VIC). The VIC strives to meet the varying needs of Veterans and their families by offering a wide range of services designed to help provide care specific to each situation. For more information see the website for the New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers.

Holly Slade is the Co-Owner of Dave Slade and Associates Realtors, and the Founder of Feed New Mexico Kids. The Motto of Feed New Mexico Kids is “TOGETHER WE CAN END CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN NEW MEXICO. ” The ministry continues to work closely with the Albuquerque Public Schools, and schools in Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval counties.  According to Holly, seven church partners are now providing snack packs for approximately 30% of the students that need help. The other 70%  of food insecure students still need food on the weekends.  If your business or your church would like to partner with Feed New Mexico Kids please go to their website to see how you can help. Think about this, ” As few as 15 more churches working to provide food for students could solve the problem in Bernalillo, Valencia, and Sandoval Counties!”

Scott is the Chief Operations Officer for the Pitre Auto Group which includes Pitre Buick GMC and Pitre Kia in Albuquerque. Pitre Auto Group is a sponsor of programming on KNKT Radio. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that all “non-essential” businesses be closed. Scott explains the impact this order is having on his employees and his dealerships.  The service side of the dealerships are still open for business according to Scott, but new and used car sales are closed based on this order. If you need service to your vehicle please contact the Pitre Auto Group at (505) 898-1333. Scott is actively working with other dealerships, and the New Mexico Car Dealers Association to ask the Governor to categorize car dealerships as “essential business.” In the meantime, Scott asks our listeners to shop online at Pitre Buick GMC and Pitre Kia in Albuquerque.

Pitre Buick GMC is located at 9737 Eagle Ranch Rd. NW, in Albuquerque. SW Corner of Coors By-pass and Eagle Ranch next to Costco. 505-898-1333. Pitre Kia is located at 9640 Eagle Ranch Rd. NW, Albuquerque. 877-887-1633.

Tim Fuller is a Producer for KNKT and Star-88 Radio. He is also a college student at the University of New Mexico. Tim explains some of the challenges college students are facing in these uncertain times, and he offers some encouragement. Jim also asks the question, “What have we learned this week on ABQ Connect?”

Jeremiah Bitsui is a Christian Native American actor, known for playing a less than savory character, Victor, in the AMC series Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad.  He is also known for his work as Eagle Flies in the video game Red Dead Redemption 2. Jeremiah enjoys playing a “bad guy,” on television, and then getting back to “real life” with his wife and daughter. You can connect with Jeremiah on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jeremiah.bitsui/.

Sarah is the owner and founder of High Desert Hospice in Albuquerque. She joins ABQ Connect today to let us know that High Desert Hospice is open for business to support people during this difficult time.  Her team is well equipped and committed to providing the best in-home hospice care during and after the COVID-19 Corona Virus Pandemic. For information call 505-585-2603 or go to High Desert Hospice on the web.