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ABQ Mayor Talks Plans To Help A Growing Number Of People Without Homes

More folks are experiencing homelessness around the country, and Albuquerque’s mayor says the numbers are up here, too. Mayor Tim Keller talked about the pros and cons of what his predecessor Richard Berry rolled out, and how the city can create a system that’s easy to navigate for people who don’t have a place to live.

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Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse, Voter Registration Reminders Mailed In New Mexico

Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse – Associated Press A fugitive priest suspected of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse. Arthur Perrault entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque following his arrest in Morocco and return to the U.S.

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Let's Talk Medical Care In State Prisons

Let's Talk New Mexico 9/20 8 am: Prisons in New Mexico don’t have enough medical staff, and advocates say this means people don’t get the help they need—even when their injuries and illnesses are severe. Are you incarcerated? Or do you have friends or family members in state prisons? Are you concerned about their health? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org , tweet #letstalkNM or call in live during the show on Thursday morning: 277-5866.

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Globalquerque Kids

The Children's Hour, Sat 9/22 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour we’re bringing you a taste of Globalquerque, the music festival that brings the world to Albuquerque. There will be great music, our family events calendar, the Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more. Join us Saturday from 9 to 10am for The Children’s Hour, reporting from Globalquerque!

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Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse – Associated Press

A fugitive priest suspected of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse.

Arthur Perrault entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque following his arrest in Morocco and return to the U.S.

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The FBI says a former Catholic priest who fled the country in 1992 after being accused of child sexual abuse has been extradited from Morocco to face criminal charges in New Mexico.

Arthur Perrault appeared in federal court in Albuquerque Friday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse. 

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More folks are experiencing homelessness around the country, and Albuquerque’s mayor says the numbers are up here, too. Mayor Tim Keller talked about the pros and cons of what his predecessor Richard Berry rolled out, and how the city can create a system that’s easy to navigate for people who don’t have a place to live.

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Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex AbuseAssociated Press

A fugitive priest suspected of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse.

Globalquerque Kids

Sep 20, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 9/22 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour we’re bringing you a taste of Globalquerque, the music festival that brings the world to Albuquerque. There will be great music, our family events calendar, the Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more.  Join us Saturday from 9 to 10am for The Children’s Hour, reporting from Globalquerque! 

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New Mexico Observatory Closure Linked To Child PornAssociated Press

An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month sparking popular rumors of alien visitors appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation.

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The 2020 census may seem far off still, but some people in New Mexico are already starting to lay the groundwork for the population count that happens once every ten years, and organizers say there’s a lot at stake.

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Sep 19, 2018
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SAGE HARRINGTON

 This session features Albuquerque songwriter Sage Harrington playing songs old & new on her 1920s Martin ukulele, offering a preview of the annual ABQ Uke Fest in late September where she will be one of the featured instructors/performers. In addition to her solo work & as part of the duo Sage & Jared's Harry Gland Band (with Jared Putnam), Harrington has expanded her ukulele work to include instruction both in person & online. Interview & production by Jalila Arthur, Studio C, September 13, 2018. Find out more about Sage Harrington's instruction work as well as Sage & Jared's upcoming album plus her own projects, including Sweet William (musical adaptations of the poems of Sara Teasedale) at www.sageharrington.com. Find out more about the Festival at www.abqukefest.com


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Feds Plan Funding Boost To Fight Assaults On Native Women - Mary Hudetz, Associated Press

A U.S. Justice Department official says the agency is doubling the funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. 

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Let's Talk New Mexico 9/20 8 am: Prisons in New Mexico don’t have enough medical staff, and advocates say this means people don’t get the help they need—even when their injuries and illnesses are severe. Are you incarcerated? Or do you have friends or family members in state prisons? Are you concerned about their health? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org, tweet #letstalkNM or call in live during the show on Thursday morning: 277-5866.

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Neuropathologist Combines Music Composition With Brain Research

Friday 9/21: This episode is all about the brain. Dr. Elaine Bearer is a neuropathologist at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her work has includes studying biomarkers of trauma and abuse in children and whether the cause of Alzheimer's disease may come from infections. Dr. Bearer is also a composer and it was music that spurred her interest in studying the brain.

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The Power Of Local: Making The Changes We Want To See

Sat. 9/22, 12p: Women are running for office in record numbers all over America. And New Mexico is no exception. On Women's Focus Carol Boss speaks with 3 New Mexico women running for the first time. We'll talk about GOTV (Get out the Vote) and the things YOU can do as an engaged citizen in the less than 50 days to the mid-term election. Carol will also chat with legendary singer-songwriter/social activist Holly Near.

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Interpreter Training Program Aims To Foster N.M. Industry

When a hospital or doctor’s office sees a patient who doesn’t speak English, federal law requires the institution to hire an interpreter. But the need for professional language services in New Mexico far exceeds the supply. An Albuquerque organization, Valley Community Interpreters (VCI) , is hoping to change that.

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