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Paul Gessing is the President of the Rio Grande Foundation https://riograndefoundation.org/. The mission of the Rio Grande Foundation is to increase liberty and prosperity for all of New Mexico by informing citizens of the importance of individual freedom, limited government, and economic opportunity. Paul is a regular contributor to ABQ Connect. These are the topics we cover in today’s interview with links to additional information:

Does the COVID-19 virus justify mandatory paid sick leave?


Pat Davis wants to crack down on plastic bags. Could there be a worse idea?


RGF complaint against Mayor Keller for his use of City website to campaign for GO Bonds and Democracy Dollars:


Steve Ulibarri is the Director of Development for El Ranchito de los Ninos in Los Lunas, NM.  Like most of our charities around the country, the safety measures now in place to protect us from COVID-19 Corona Virus, require the postponement of their annual fundraiser scheduled for March 21st called the SUN SAND & SURF; CHARITY CRUISE XIX. Steve gives us some insight into this faith-based children’s home, and he asks our listeners to support their work.

El Ranchito de los Niños is a children’s home dedicated to keeping sibling groups together who might otherwise be separated in foster care. The children are raised as a family in a rural farm setting. They are taught responsibility and educated as a means of building a foundation and breaking the cycle of poverty.  The home is a non-profit charity funded 100% by private donations, licensed by the State of NM CYFD and certified by the NM Christian Child Care Association.  El Ranchito considers all children regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion or disability. For more information go to https://elranchitonm.org/.

Congressman Steve Pearce loves New Mexico, and that includes people he has worked with on both sides of the political aisle. You will enjoy his encouraging personal stories about his working relationships, solving issues in New Mexico and Washington D.C. He challenges our listeners to get involved in the political process, and vote!  Congressman Pearce served as the U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district from 2003 to 2009 and from 2011 to 2019. He is now the Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. For more information go to https://newmexico.gop/.

Guest host Chip Lusko & company dissect the challenges and confusion surrounding the new COVID-19, what’s happening in the nation of Israel, and what precautionary measures the local church should be taking to avoid the new virus from creeping into the church.

Keith Dotson is a Legislative Laison with the Convention of States Action Organization. The Convention of States Project is a national effort to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution, restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress. We frequently encourage our listeners to research candidates for office and vote. This is one more opportunity for us to learn about the citizen power our forefathers gave us in the Constitution. For more information about the Convention of States Action, organization go to https://conventionofstates.com/.

Dave and Holly Slade are the owners of Dave Slade and Associates Real Estate in Albuquerque. Today they encourage our listeners to consider real estate as a sound investment. The opportunities to own a home and invest in income-producing residential or commercial properties may be a profitable option for people worried about the uncertainty in the financial markets today. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate call Dave Slade and Associates Real Estate at (505) 342-8100 or go to their website for more information  http://www.abqhomeseeker.com/.

Lysa Terkheurst is the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries https://www.proverbs31.org/. With a heart to encourage women, Lysa says, “know the truth and live the truth. It changes everything.” Lysa is part of the Encounter Tour 2020 coming to the campus of Calvary Albuquerque on April 19, 2020. She will be joined by Fresh Live Church Pastor Levi Lusko, and Fresh Life Worship.  The Encounter Tour is presented by Compassion LIVE.

The Encounter Tour comes to Albuquerque on April 19, 2020, at Calvary Church Osuna Campus. For tickets go to https://www.compassionlive.com/.

Compassion LIVE, established in 2014 by Compassion International, provides the highest quality events for families to join together and grow with others in faith. Compassion LIVE partners with impact making leaders, artists, and communicators to produce life-changing events that share the message of faith and impact the Church for children around the world  https://www.compassionlive.com/.

Dave Slade is a businessman, bible teacher, and author. Several years ago he wrote his first novel called “The Christ Virus.” With the “Corona Virus” spreading throughout the world we thought it would be interesting to talk with Dave about the surprising parallels he describes in his novel and the reality of today.  “The Christ, Virus” poses the question, “ What is the ultimate terrorist scenario? One that could collapse financial markets, bring governments to their knees and strike terror into the heart of every person? For more information about Dave Slade and his intriguing novels based on bible prophecy go to https://www.daveslade.com/.

Dwain Kindelberger is the co-owner of Designer Bodies, World Class Gym in Albuquerque. Monica Griego is part of the Ministry of KNKT Radio, and she trains at Designer Bodies. Dwain begins our conversation today by making sure we understand that God is the Designer. Dwain is a personal trainer, Nutritionist, Lifestyle Coach, and Motivational Speaker. Monica explains how Designer Bodies has helped her get in shape, and commit to a life style of nutrition and working out. For a FREE consultation and Wellness Evaluation go to https://www.designerbodies.com/.  The phone number to call is 505-899-1700.

The primary season is in full swing and a national election is on the horizon. The presidency appears to be a contest between a “Democratic Socialist, and two Capitalists. ” Steve McKee presents the contrast between “Socialism and Capitalism” for us today on ABQ Connect.  He answers the question, “Is private property moral or immoral?”

Steve is the Co-Founder of McKee Wallwork & Company. He is the author of “When Growth Stalls: How It Happens, Why You’re Stuck, and What to Do About It,” and “ Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands.” https://www.mckeewallwork.com/.