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UNM Regents Vote Again To Cut Sports, Former Educator Convicted In Mora Schools Forgery Scandal

UNM Regents Vote Again To Cut Sports – Associated Press University of New Mexico regents have voted again in favor of cutting men's soccer and three other teams in an effort to get spending under control within the school's troubled athletics department. The cuts also are aimed at meeting federal Title IX requirements for ensuring gender equity.

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk Free Stuff

Let's Talk New Mexico 8/16 8a: Did you know that you can check out cake pans , WiFi hotspots and ukuleles from Albuquerque Public Libraries ? You can skip expensive gym bills and work out for free—lift weights, get on a cardio machine—at some community centers . What do you know about that's free? What free resources do you find useful? What do you wish was offered for free? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org, tweet with #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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Nonprofit Sues Feds Over Health Care Risk Payments

A New Mexico nonprofit health insurance company is suing the federal government for a second time over regulations it says drive up insurance premiums and threaten smaller insurers.

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Amidst Opposition, Tiny Homes Move Forward

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Chaco Canyon

The Children's Hour: Sat 8/18 9a: Take a trip with The Children's Hour to Chaco Canyon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the center of Pueblo civilization just 1000 years ago, and then was abandoned. Find out the story of Chaco Canyon and what it offers for families today.

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Supplemental Medicaid funding approval uncertain

Mar 8, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – Congress has yet to approve a continuation of supplemental stimulus funding for Medicaid programs around the country.

At stake is about $100 million in Medicaid funding for New Mexico. Some state lawmakers are concerned about the delay, saying if the funding isn't extended, more cuts to the state budget will be necessary.

As KUNM's Jim Williams reports though, New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman remains optimistic that the dollars will be delivered soon.

Albuquerque, NM – The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which Bingaman chairs, will hear proposals to strengthen requirements for furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and streetlights.

Bingaman is a co-sponsor of the legislation. He says there are currently such standards in place for 33 other consumer products.

Orloff, psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at U.C.L.A., teaches the development of intuition and is author of many books including Second Sight.

Judith Orloff, M.D. comes from a long line of intuitive healers, and she's been working with her own intuition since she was a young child.

Through her personal experience and her work as an intuitive psychiatrist, she's acquired a wealth of knowledge that will help you learn to recognize, and make wise use of your own intuition.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick of New Mexico Business Weekly about this week's business news.

Consumer group issues warning for NM on health care

Mar 5, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – Washington, D.C.-based Families USA released a report Friday for all fifty states. It estimates fatalities over the past fifteen years and projects deaths through the year 2019.

The report indicates 3,000 people have died in New Mexico since 1995 due to a lack of health insurance.

The number nationwide was 292,000. Families USA President Ron Pollack says the organization has been using the information to put pressure on Congress.

Santa Fe, NM – State lawmakers have adjourned after a special session to fill a 600 million dollar budget hole for the coming fiscal year. Much of the budget fix was done by raising taxes. As KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom, that's left more than one Democrat uneasy in an election year, and ready to talk about income taxes for the wealthy.

Albuquerque, NM – On Thursdays, we usually check in with reporters and writers for the online news source the New Mexico Independent.

Their reporters were at the roundhouse most of this week to cover a special legislative session that was called to complete negotiations on the state budget.

Lawmakers adjourned the special session late this afternoon.

As state senators debated the final measure, a 75 cent increase in the state's cigarette tax, KUNM's Sarah Gustavus called senior writer Trip Jennings.

There are Native people who manage to walk away from a life of addiction. Does it really take someone who has walked the line to reach those who want to kick their "habits" for good?

One man has been able to get a clear view of the reality of addiction by embracing his past. His trip through dark times and a near-death experience has given him new insights and understanding.

He's started a new life, clean and sober, but how can his vision help other Natives deal with their addiction issues?

Albuquerque, NM – State lawmakers are trying to wrap up a special legislative session today in Santa Fe to deal with a budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year. We're taking a close look at the two options they're considering: cutting, and taxing. First, KUNM's Scott Ki takes a look at where the legislature intends to make spending cuts and why.

Santa Fe, NM – As lawmakers prepared to debate the appropriations bill Wednesday, state Senators were reflecting on the tax increase package that passed that chamber Tuesday night. KUNM's Jim Williams has more from our capitol newsroom.

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A Sad Farewell To One Of Our Own

KUNM mourns the passing of longtime volunteer and co-host of the Home of Happy Feet Barry Lauesen (1945-2018). His obituary will be published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday August 19 . We will share that, and more photos here early next week.

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Seaweed Chronicles, Kathleen Turner, And Jazz Women

Women's Focus Sat. 8/18, 12p: Carol Boss speaks with nature writer Susan Hand Shetterly whose new book, "Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge", breathes life and wild beauty into one of the most overlooked but important species on earth.

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KUNM News Wins National Awards For 2017 Coverage

We’re proud to announce that KUNM won several national awards for our 2017 coverage.

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How The U.S. Ignores Immigration And Asylum Laws

Friday 8/17: Immigrant. Refugee. Asylum. These are words we’ve been hearing a lot this year. But what are the laws around refugees in the United States and internationally and is the U.S. following its legal obligations? On this episode of University Showcase, we talk with Professor Jennifer Moore. She's an expert on refugee law and teaches it at UNM. Moore co-authored one of the first law school text books on refugee law. Prior to joining UNM in 1995, she worked with the United Nations High...

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