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LIVESTREAM: President Trump Addresses UN General Assembly

President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live below starting around 8:15am.

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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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Judge Orders Priest Held On Abuse Charges, FBI Stats Show Crime Increasing In New Mexico

FBI Says Crime Increased In New Mexico In 2017 – Associated Press The FBI's latest crime statistics show New Mexico again ranks among the most dangerous states.

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Spiders

The Children's Hour, 9/29 Sat 9a: We’ve invited Dr. Sandra Brantley from UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology to help us understand, and maybe even learn to love, the arthropods among us. New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders. We’ll learn more about which are venomous, which are unique to our state, and how we can live together harmoniously.

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Can't Vote Won't Vote

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/4 8am: Around the country, voter participation is surging , and people are predicting the midterms in November will see a big turnout. Still, plenty of eligible people —even folks who are registered—don’t cast their ballots. Are you planning not to vote? Do you distrust politicians, government and the two-party political process? Are you tired of extreme rhetoric and ideological divisions? Do you dislike negative campaign ads? Are you frustrated with who’s on your ballot?

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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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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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Trump Rolls Back Pollution Rules For Drilling On US LandsAssociated Press

The Trump administration has rolled back an Obama-era rule meant to curb climate-changing pollution caused by huge volumes of natural gas that escapes after being drilled from U.S. lands.

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UNM President Vows More TransparencyAssociated Press

The president of New Mexico's flagship university is promising to adopt further reforms amid an investigation into the school's athletics program and criticism over how regents voted to cut some sports.

NAACP Vets Candidates For Governor Of New Mexico At ForumAssociated Press

Candidates for governor of New Mexico are scheduled to talk about issues affecting the state's African-American community at a forum organized by the NAACP.

Republican Congressman Steve Pearce and Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham planned to attend Friday's forum as they compete to become the state's next governor in November elections.

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Over fifty artists are being given free rein this month in Albuquerque to create highly visible outdoor art.  Throughout downtown and nearby neighborhoods, barren walls are being turned into public canvases by local, national and international artists.  Mural Fest 2018, September 22 - October 13, is the follow-up to a successful first-time event last year.

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Libertarian Senate Candidate Discloses Cannabis Investments-Associated Press

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson of New Mexico has disclosed personal financial interests in the cannabis sector that include stock holdings, a profit sharing agreement and recent capital gains on investment sales, according to filings reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Dealing with Alzheimer’s disease can take a toll on people emotionally and financially. A local organization is giving a free class in Albuquerque on Thursday about how to handle your finances when dealing with Alzheimer’s.

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Always....Patsy Cline Starring Sally Struthers

Wed. 9/26, 1:30p: Remember All In The Family and The Gillmore Girls? Then you remember Sally Struthers. The actress is coming to Albuquerque and will be visiting Freeform to talk with Carol Boss about her role in the production Always....Pasty Cline.

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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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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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Let's Talk Food Allergies At School