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Let's Talk Accountability and Healing In The NM Catholic Church

Let's Talk New Mexico 11/15 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Survivors of clergy sexual abuse continue to come forward in New Mexico, and many people are calling for the Catholic Church to come clean about what they knew and when. On the show, we'll explore what accountability could look like for crimes that happened years or decades ago. What are the effects of Church secrecy around clergy abuse? And how can communities heal from these kinds of trauma? We’d like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866 , Thursday morning at 8 here on 89.9 KUNM.

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Rio Rancho School Board Approves Plan To Arm School Guards

The Rio Rancho school board voted 4-1 Monday evening to put guns in the hands of school security guards. The measure is aimed at keeping students safe in the wake of school shootings here and across the nation.

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Healthy Holidays

The Children's Hour, 11/17 Sat 9a: Healthy food choices can seem to be hard to make during the holidays, but nutritionist Patricia Keane from UNM's Prevention Research Center has many tips and ideas to make healthy holidays happy holidays. Find out how you can help the nearly 2 in 5 New Mexican children who don't know where they'll get their next meal.

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Women Do It!

Sat. 11/17, 12p: Women's Focus host Carol Boss talks with Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver and two of the new State House representatives; Dayan Hochman and Melanie Stansbury who just won their first elections. Alexandra De Luca, press secretary for Emily's List, will be joining the conversation.
Not all the votes are counted yet but it looks like there will be an historic number of...

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New Mexico Democrats Seek Repeal Of State Abortion Ban - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to end a decades-old ban on abortion that came before the landmark Supreme Court case.

State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces said last week that removes the state's criminal ban on abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made the procedure legal nationwide.

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New Mexico Woman Sues Hospital For Resuscitating Her – Associated Press, Albuquerque Journal

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights.

The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

Edward Keating

In the early and middle years of the 20th Century, America's path westward was Route 66 -- Chicago to L.A., a 2400-mile adventure to better times.  Later on, in the first years of the 21st Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating traveled every mile of Route 66 five times over, and he documented that times had changed.  "The landscape that seemed ravaged; people on the margins, enduring life not living life," as he describes it.  Eigthy-four of those photographs make up his new book, Main Street: The Lost Dream Of Route 66.

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Managers Come Clean On Ceiling Collapse At Nuke Waste Dump – Associated Press

Managers at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico have acknowledged there was waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week.

Data Shows Fewer New Mexico Graduates Need Remediation In CollegeAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

State officials say the number of college-bound students taking remedial  courses in college has steadily declined since 2012.

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Albuquerque Pulls Plug On Electric Buses For Transit Project Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Albuquerque is rejecting and returning the electric buses supplied by a Chinese manufacturer for the city's long-delayed transit project.

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The Rio Rancho school board voted 4-1 Monday evening to put guns in the hands of school security guards. The measure is aimed at keeping students safe in the wake of school shootings here and across the nation.

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4 Dead, 1 Wounded In Apparent Murder-Suicide On Navajo NationAssociated Press

The FBI says four people are dead and a woman wounded after an apparent murder-suicide on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.

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The city of Albuquerque has opened one of its emergency shelters early.

Temperatures will go down to the teens in Albuquerque tonight, according to the National Weather Service, and remain in the 20s overnight for the rest of the week.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 11/15 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Survivors of clergy sexual abuse continue to come forward in New Mexico, and many people are calling for the Catholic Church to come clean about what they knew and when. On the show, we'll explore what accountability could look like for crimes that happened years or decades ago. What are the effects of Church secrecy around clergy abuse? And how can communities heal from these kinds of trauma? 

We’d like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866, Thursday morning at 8 here on 89.9 KUNM.

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Democrats Seek Repeal Of State Abortion Ban, Santa Fe Shelving Plan To Review Contentious Monuments

New Mexico Democrats Seek Repeal Of State Abortion Ban - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to end a decades-old ban on abortion that came before the landmark Supreme Court case. State Rep. Joanne Ferrary of Las Cruces said last week that removes the state's criminal ban on abortion in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a 1973 decision that made the procedure legal nationwide. She says her cause has taken on new urgency with the...

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Remembering World War I In New Mexico

University Showcase 11/16 8a: More than 14,000 New Mexicans served in World War I, less than a decade after the state finally gained statehood. Thousands of others contributed to the effort on the homefront. Many citizens were eager to prove their patriotism after years of skepticism about making New Mexico part of the U.S. Author David Holtby explores the war through the stories of New Mexico's people and institutions in "Lest We Forget: World War I and New Mexico." Holtby used numerous...

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Santa Fe Program Pairs Art With Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction comes with more than just physical symptoms. A big part of fighting for sobriety is recovering emotionally, and for different people, that part needs a different approach.

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