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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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The number of U.S. soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder continues to grow as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Commentator Craig Barnes says soldiers who suffer from PTSD deserve assistance and understanding.

Craig Barnes is a writer, playwright, and former international negotiator. He lives in Santa Fe.

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Every Friday we hear from writers at the New Mexico Business weekly. This week KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with reporter Dennis Domrzalski about the week's business news.

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Each week we hear from writers at the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with senior writer Trip Jennings about aid for states in the House health care bill and the possibility of a deposition for Governor Richardson about a bond default at the state housing authority.

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The economic woes of New Mexico have been big news in recent months. State lawmakers cut the budgets of several agencies and Governor Bill Richardson recently ordered furloughs for some state workers.

But the tough economy is also putting extra pressure on young people who are homeless.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus recently sat down with Karen Rowell, director of Youth Shelters, a Santa Fe based nonprofit.

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Southern New Mexico farmers are in the final stages of this year's chile harvest and unlike previous years, fewer field workers are needed to gather red pods for market. That's because in U.S. chile-growing regions, machine harvesters are steadily replacing workers in the red chile harvest.

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KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Single-Sex Education: Fix or Folly?

Nov 12, 2009

In the last eight years the number of U.S. public schools offering all-boys or all-girls classes has skyrocketed from about 11 to well over 500. So far, very few of those are in New Mexico. Supporters say, with boys falling behind, single sex education is an issue of social justice. Others say it's nothing short of illegal.

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of two important figures in Western art and science: Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Darwin.

Second District Congressman Harry Teague was one of 39 House Democrats who broke party ranks to vote against health care overhaul legislation this weekend. From Washington, Manuel Quinones reports for KUNM.

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Latinas from across the country met today in Albuquerque at a town hall meeting to discuss the health care issues that affect them.

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Fewer High School Grads Need Remedial Courses, 'New Mexico True' Brand May Expand Under New Governor

Data Shows Fewer New Mexico Graduates Need Remediation In College – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press State officials say the number of college-bound students taking remedial courses in college has steadily declined since 2012.

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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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