NM107 – Kindness of Strangers
Sometimes, when you most need a reminder about the good in this world, you come across a story (or two) about the kindness of strangers.
Hello Friends and welcome to another enchanting week of the TV show, New Mexicast. If you are new here, let me tell you a little about this show. It began 7 years ago as a video podcast and launched as a weekly, half-hour show on Albuquerque’s Comcast channel uABQ in September 2013. Everything you see here is created by me, Rosa Linda Román, in between my most important job of raising 3 wonderful kids. As a former TV news anchor and reporter I spend a lot of time making sure the stories are all high quality. But, unlike during my past, mainstream news career, the stories I get to choose for New Mexicast are all positive, family-friendly and generally feature interesting people and places in New Mexico and beyond. This week is no exception.
The first story is about a church group from West Virginia that came to the Navajo reservation in New Mexico to help transform a burned-out school into a thriving community center. It was a big job that took a lot of people with big hearts to make it happen.
The next story in this “Kindness of Strangers” episode came from a trip I took to Gallup, New Mexico. As I dove along I-40 at 75 mph, I saw a man pedaling a 3-wheeled bicycle along the shoulder of the highway. Looking back, I am not sure what possessed me to pull over and talk with him, but I am really glad I did. Here’s the story about Charlie Wyche and his cross-country trek to fight hunger in America.
I hope you enjoyed this episode of New Mexicast. There are only a few more episodes of season 1 left, and then we launch another season of enchanting stories from New Mexico and beyond. If you love these stories please consider sponsoring an episode to help keep New Mexicast alive. To find out more, click here: Sponsor New Mexicast
Speaking of sponsors, I am thrilled to announce a new partnership with AbqJew.com! They are a wonderful resource for all things Jewish in New Mexico and recently did a feature article about my 4-part series on Holocaust survivor, Gabrielle Falk. Check out the blog post here: New Mexicast on Abq Jew
A special thank you to Marc Yellin of Abq Jew for all his support.
And speaking of support… thank you in advance for continuing to share New Mexicast with friends and family. I love getting comments, so please keep them coming (either here on www.NewMexicast.com or on my YouTube channel at YouTube.com/NewMexicastTV). Your support means the world and is the reason New Mexicast is prepping for the launch of season 2!
Lots of love,