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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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Albuquerque, NM – Police recovered power drills and other tools, guns, a Sony Play Station and a four thousand dollar digital camera during a week-long sting operation.

Mayor Richard Berry made addressing property crime one of his priorities when he took office last year.

Albuquerque Public Safety Spokesperson T.J. Wilham says pawn shop owners and the police department have formed a new alliance to share information.

Albuquerque, nM – First District US Representative Martin Heinrich voted for the House Amendment. He says Republicans in the US Senate are holding middle class Americans hostage in order to ensure the extension of the Bush era tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

"I don't understand why we can't ask some of the richest Americans to go back to a tax structure that was very successful in the late 90s at balancing our budget and growing our economy." Says Heinrich.

Sat. 12/25: Happiness is not for the lucky few - it's a choice anyone of us can make. It exists inside each of us, and we can recognize it with the appropriate tools.

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Sun. 12/26: This is THE place to hear the most accomplished producers and best emerging talent from around the world, artists who are shaping the future of public radio.

From unforgettable stories to scintillating sounds, Best of the Best showcases the winning entries of the 10th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Albuquerque, NM – Chellis Glendinning lives in Bolivia. The 30,000 petition signatures delivered to the government in November in support of repealing the newly-passed anti-racism law have apparently made little impact.

Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera said in response there is no means for citizens to affect legislation and the number of signatures collected wasn't sufficient.

Commentary: Jemez Springs Peace Memorial

Dec 3, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – Glen Thamert is leading an effort to create a peace memorial in a small northern New Mexico community. Thamert is a retired Lutheran minister. He lives in Jemez Springs.

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico US Senator Tom Udall is railing against a Republican plan to block votes on key legislation.

Senate GOP leaders delivered a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid signed by all 42 Republican Senators. In it, they say the remaining time in the lame-duck session of Congress should be dedicated to "critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike".

Bingaman Undecided About Run in 2012

Dec 2, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – The web site Politico.com reports Bingaman says he will make a decision early next year. The 67-year-old Bingaman tells Politico he had considered retiring before previous campaigns for re-election, as well, adding there are "many pros and cons" to the idea.

Albuquerque, NM – There are more allegations of pay-to-play in Santa Fe this time suspicions of questionable decisions and influence with the state Game Commission and the Department of Game and Fish.

Joel Gay is with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, which produced a report showing an alleged pattern of deference to special interests and lack of transparency.

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Woman Sues Hospital For Resuscitating Her, Managers Come Clean On Collapse At Nuke Waste Dump

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.

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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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