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Michelle was born and raised in New Mexico. She is the Republican Candidate for New Mexico District 1 US House of Representatives. Her heart is to make New Mexico the best place in the country to have a family and raise a child. She is fighting to protect children before they are born and improve education and job opportunities for them as they grow-up and have their own families. For more information about Michelle, go to https://www.garciaholmes4congress.com/.

Congressman Steve Pearce is the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. As the long and grueling campaign moves forward, he and his team continue to work relentlessly to reach New Mexicans with a vision of hope and prosperity for the future. Steve said, “Our teams are well organized, they are well informed, and they are passionate. There is a truism in politics that the team that has the most fun wins! People are having fun, waving their signs and flags. The other side is angry and dark, and they tell us how bad it’s going to be. We are representing the joy and the uplifting hope for the future.

The Congressman is a businessman and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district from 2003 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2019. For information about state and federal Republican candidates, go to https://newmexico.gop/.

Ray Mondragon and Dr. Linda Walkup are both young-earth creation scientists. They believe the Bible describes an earth that is thousands of years old, not billions. Ray is a Bible and Creation Science Teacher with Chafer Seminary and Creation Science Fellowship. He offers free information on his website at http://forhisglorynm.com/. Dr. Linda Walkup holds a Ph.D. (UNM Medical School in molecular genetics). She is the Founder and long-time head coach of Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers Science Olympiad teams, and she teaches High school biology and chemistry classes for homeschoolers. For more information about Creation Science, look at these websites:

Ray Mondragon: http://forhisglorynm.com/

Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico: https://www.csfnm.org/

The Institute for Creation Science: https://www.icr.org/

Jeff Apodaca said, “I live life with my faith and my path, full throttle.” His many turns in life define our interview topics: Jeff is the Son of New Mexico’s 24th Governor, Jerry Apodaca. He was a state champion in football at Sante Fe High, a cancer survivor, division 1 football player at UNM, businessman, husband, father, Democrat candidate for New Mexico Governor, and entrepreneur. He is a partner with Santa Fe Farms bringing jobs to New Mexico, growing industrial hemp, and processing the raw materials to produce everything from medical CBD products to construction materials. Click on the links for more information.

Jeff asks our listeners to consider supporting Camp enchantment http://campenchantment.org/ for children fighting cancer.

Bosque Heating and Cooling Owner, Carlos Griego, said, “I lived most of my life dependent on men. Jeremiah says a fool is a person that puts his trust in mankind and makes flesh his strength.”

(7) Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord. (8)  “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit. Jeremiah 17-7-8 NASB

Call Bosque Heating and Cooling for service at 505-344-7200 or on the web at https://www.hvacalbuquerquenm.com/.


Alex Crecca said, “We believe that David can beat Goliath.” Alex is the President of The Crecca Law Firm. He and his team are committed to helping their clients get back on their feet after a traumatic experience.” For more information, call (505) 843-7777 or on the web at https://thecreccalawfirm.com/.

3200 Monte Vista Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 843-7777

Email: acrecca@creccalaw.com

John Moore Associates Financial Planner, Brian Cochran, reviews our U.S. tax structure and how our taxes may change based on the election. He offers a new perspective on taxes for people of faith. Brian said, “If you are a believer, you should view the tax conversation differently.” Click on the links for “Insights” into the investment markets.

Chuck Harper, Director of Across Nations Ministries,  is pictured with his wife, Cindy, Director of Personnel. Construction is underway on the new Across Nations Communications Facility in Window Rock, AZ. Chuck joins ABQ Connect to update us on the progress.  The new building will house its radio stations and provide video production capabilities for the ministry.  The radio broadcast ministry of Across Nations provides Native Language Christian programming to the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni Nations located in NW New Mexico and Northern Arizona. The ministry is also involved in youth outreach, education, church planting, and much more. Click on the links for more information.

Cornerstone LifeWorks is a new Christian mental health therapy, counseling, and wellness center in Albuquerque. Director Sam Newmon says, “We are not just counselors who are Christians. We are counselors who merge our professional, therapeutic, evidence-based tools and education with a Christ-centered perspective. This is done through relationship and the leading of the Holy Spirit.” For more information about Cornerstone LifeWorks, click on the links.

One good way to prepare to vote in the general election beginning with early voting on October 17 and ending November 3, 2020, is to listen to Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation. Paul does not have all the answers, but he presents innovative ideas about how New Mexico can work through its economic challenges. Click on the links for more information. These are the topics Paul covers on the program today:

  1. On October 13, 2020, rollbacks were announced by the Governor to take effect on Friday the 16th.
  2. The city’s recycling program is having issues. The Mayor’s budget calls for a 5.5% increase. I can discuss this extensively: https://www.abqjournal.com/1501231/mayors-budget-proposes-hike-for-trash-collection.html Budget meeting with the City Council on October 19th.
  3. Journal Article, 09-27-2020 City recycling is more expensive because China is charging more to process recyclables sent to them.
  4. Mayor Keller attempts to hide golf course costs by merging them into the budget https://errorsofenchantment.com/privatize-management-dont-subsidize-city-of-albuquerque-golf-courses/.
  5. Does it mean that city golf courses operate as “enterprise funds” in terms of the budget?
  6. What ideas have been implemented worldwide to improve golf courses’ management to make them profitable and self-sustaining?
  7. CA’s gov. just banned gas vehicles, but a year ago, MLG said NM was going to 52 MPG. https://errorsofenchantment.com/time-for-an-update-on-michelle-lujan-grishams-mpg-mandate/
  8. Should talk broadly about the election and what is at stake. We don’t dive into many federal issues, but the Supreme Court of the US issue is one: https://errorsofenchantment.com/nationally-this-election-is-about-packing-the-court-and-filibuster/.