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Kavanaugh Vote Reverberates In New Mexico Senate, Radiation Found In Los Alamos Lab Worker's Wound

Kavanaugh Vote Reverberates In New Mexico Senate Race – By Morgan Lee, Associated Press The Libertarian and Republican challengers in New Mexico's three-way U.S. Senate race voiced support Friday for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Senate closed in on a final vote.

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Prominent State Lawmaker Threatens Transparency Of Public Education Meeting

A prominent New Mexico lawmaker threatened to shut the public out of a legislative committee meeting concerning a landmark education lawsuit after journalists brought recording equipment.

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The Children's Hour Live At The Outpost

The Children's Hour, Sat 10/6 9a: This Saturday we'll be broadcasting live from the Outpost Performance Space at 210 Yale SE, in Albuquerque, and we hope you'll join us! Free! Doors open at 8:30am. We'll have a performance from young pianist Rowan McJimsey, and kid naturalist Adya Radcliffe will help us identify migrating birds that we should be listening for this fall. Audience participation is expected and all ages are welcome.

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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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Albuquerque, NM – In the second part of our series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks to New Mexicans about a proposal to reinstate the food tax.

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Albuquerque, NM – In the first of a three-part series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks with New Mexicans about proposals to increase taxes in order to fill the state budget deficit.

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson this afternoon laid out his agenda for the 30-day legislative session that began today in Santa Fe.

In his state of the state speech, Richardson said he wants lawmakers to fix a $500 million budget shortfall essentially by using a scalpel, not an axe.

And as KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom, some legislators are skeptical they'll reach agreement on how to do it.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news.

Santa Fe, NM – The film A Single Man compresses many memories into the action of a single day. KUNM reviewer Jim Terr says it's a moving film with ties to the art scene in Santa Fe.

Jim Terr is an actor, satirist and video producer in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent.

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Albuquerque, NM – A global movement in support of Palestinian refugees achieved a small victory this past week, but KUNM commentator Iris Keltz says more needs to be done to protect Palestinian civilians.

Iris Keltz is an activist and writer. She lives in Albuquerque. KUNM welcomes your commentaries. You can email commentary@kunm.org or call 505-277-9980.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business news from around the state.

New Mexico – The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that the federal government will move to impose stricter standards for smog pollution. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has more on how those changes could affect New Mexico.

Santa Fe, NM – Is this a critical point in time for the U.S. and its political systems?

Santa Fe writer and KUNM Commentator Craig Barnes thinks so.

KUNM's Jim Williams sat down with him in our Santa Fe newsroom, and had Barnes begin by reading from his new book, "Democracy at the Crossroads."

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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