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Alma Rosa Silva-Banuelos

Life After ICE Detention For Transgender Asylum-Seekers

Central American transgender women who are seeking asylum in the U.S. are sent by immigration officials to a detention pod in rural New Mexico. This year, volunteers from many organizations here came together to help them. The work started as kind of a scramble, but over time, quick coordination has smoothed out.

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Governor-Elect Picks Three Cabinet Secretaries, State Clears Rape Kit Backlog

Democratic Governor-Elect Of New Mexico Begins Appointments – Associated Press Democratic New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Cabinet secretaries at three major agencies that oversee state finances, Medicaid and subsidized nutrition programs, and the regulation of energy and mining industries.

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Let's Talk Why To Get A Flu Shot

Let's Talk New Mexico 12/13 8a: Doctors recommend getting a flu shot in the fall, but it’s not too late. A record 80,000 people died in 2017 from the flu and the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated every year. Do you get the flu shot? Does it seem like you get sick anyway? Is it hard to find time or a place? We’ll explore myths about the flu vaccine and its effectiveness. We want to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show. Guests...

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Katie Stone

Geologic History Of The Sandia Mountains

The Children's Hour: Sat 12/15 9a: La Mesa Elementary School fifth graders from Mrs. Charles’ class will teach us about the Sandia Mountains, including how they were created and what treasures they hold.

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Residents of a small Northern New Mexico town have gathered on a snowy December night for the traditional Christmas play, Los Pastores.  Both performers and audience members represent multiple generations of several large, interrelated families, and as the nativity play progress we hear the stories of their lives.  Some Are Born Under A Star is the last work, and only novel, of the late New Mexico writer Jim Sagel.

Democratic Governor-Elect Of New Mexico Begins AppointmentsAssociated Press

Democratic New Mexico Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Cabinet secretaries at three major agencies that oversee state finances, Medicaid and subsidized nutrition programs, and the regulation of energy and mining industries.

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The number of babies born dependent on drugs in New Mexico more than tripled between 2008 and 2017 according to new data from the state Department of Health.

Alma Rosa Silva-Banuelos

Central American transgender women who are seeking asylum in the U.S. are sent by immigration officials to a detention pod in rural New Mexico. This year, volunteers from many organizations here came together to help them. The work started as kind of a scramble, but over time, quick coordination has smoothed out.

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State Of New Mexico Workers Could Pay More For Pensions - Associated Press

The Public Employees Retirement Association board backed a plan that would cut benefits for about 40,000 New Mexico retired state workers in the coming years.

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Lawsuit Accuses Boy Scouts Of Negligence In New Mexico Abuse - Associated Press

A 44-year-old man has filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, saying two Catholic priests who served as scout leaders in New Mexico sexually abused him for years starting in the early 1980s.

Let's Talk Why To Get A Flu Shot

Dec 11, 2018
Areca T. Wilson / U.S. Air Force

Let's Talk New Mexico 12/13 8a: Doctors recommend getting a flu shot in the fall, but it’s not too late. A record 80,000 people died in 2017 from the flu and the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated every year. Do you get the flu shot? Does it seem like you get sick anyway? Is it hard to find time or a place? We’ll explore myths about the flu vaccine and its effectiveness. We want to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show.

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The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province on Friday released the names of 42 Jesuits they say have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor. One of the men identified has ties to a parish in Albuquerque’s Old Town.

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Oil Sector Boosts State Government Fortunes In New Mexico - Associated Press

A surge in income from the New Mexico oil sector is providing a financial windfall to state government as the governor's office passes from Republican to Democratic control.

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States To Extend Deadline On Colorado River Drought Plan - Associated Press

With drought continuing and reservoirs shrinking, seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the Colorado River had been expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.

Officials now say they're not going to make it — at least not in time for upcoming meetings in Las Vegas involving representatives from New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and the U.S. government.

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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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