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Albuquerque, NM – The organization that helps many low-income Albuquerque residents find a home has a new name and a new administration. The Albuquerque Housing Services Division officially became the Albuquerque Housing Authority. It will assist low income families with Section 8 vouchers.

Albuquerque, NM – More immigrants are being deported from the United States than ever before and it's not all happening at the border with Mexico, it's from communities like Taos, Albuquerque and Farmington.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus reports on how a federal program called Secure Communities is becoming an important tool for immigration officers.

Sarah Gustavus is a fellow with the Institute for Journalism's Immigration in the Heartland program.
 

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Thurs. 7/14 at noon: Today we will be talking Live via telephone with possibly the pre-imminent scholar on jazz: Dan Morgenstern. Author of several books and thousands of jazz record liner notes and has been on the scene in the greatest jazz city in the world - New York City - throughout some of it's most compelling eras.

International Folk Art Market: Janet Nkubana

Jul 6, 2011
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Santa Fe, NM – In a country once torn by ethnic strife and genocide, the Rwandan government is now holding up as a success story a collaboration of former rival tribal factions. The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is helping fuel the partnership.

 

International Folk Art Market, Artist Profile

Jul 6, 2011
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Santa Fe, NM –

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market returns this weekend to Museum Hill. The event has become a strong Santa Fe tradition in just eight years. As KUNM's Jim Williams has found over the years, one of the reasons for that is the incredible power of the artists' stories.

New Threat Looming In Wake Of Wildfires

Jul 6, 2011

Albuquerque, NM – Many New Mexicans want to know when monsoon rains will arrive this year. It's been one of the driest years on record for the state. Rain will help to extinguish wildfires and relieve the drought, but the monsoon season also increases the risk of dangerous flooding.

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Wed. 7/13 at 7pm: Just in time for Festival and outdoor concert season, host Mary Oishi plays LIVE cuts from many venues, decades, and a variety of performers. Also, special in-studio guests from Santa Fe: Marc Malin and Harmonica Mike Handler.

Slideshow photo: Marc Malin and Mike Handler

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Fire Still Burning Near Los Alamos

Jul 6, 2011

Albuquerque, NM – The Las Conchas wildfire continues to burn, but is no longer an immediate threat to Los Alamos National Laboratory. The lab re-opened today after being closed for more than a week. Smoke can still be seen from Los Alamos.

Albuquerque, NM – As our neighboring states of Arizona and Texas draw national attention over controversial policies to crack down on undocumented immigrants. New Mexico has remained relatively calm - even under the radar - in the national conversation.

In the first part of a series this week on immigration policy, we look at what makes our state different.

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Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market last year drew over 22-thousand people, the largest crowd in the history of the annual event on Museum Hill. It did so based on the work of 132 artists from 50 countries.

This year, 180 artists will showcase their craft. Market organizers have literally been traveling the globe over the past year to find new work to present.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – One story at a time, StoryCorps Historias is recording the Latino stories and voices of our time. 24-year-old Natalie Romero has had her share of problems in life, including becoming a young single mother of two, and losing her father to drug addiction. In this interview with her grandmother, Nancy Gonzales, Natalie gets plenty of advice about life, love and the importance of hard work and perseverance. First, Nancy recalls how her childhood ended too soon.
 

Preview of Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Jul 5, 2011

Santa Fe, New Mexico – The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market last year drew over 22-thousand people, the largest crowd in the history of the annual event on Museum Hill. It did so based on the work of 132 artists from 50 countries. This year, 180 artists will showcase their craft. As KUNM's Jim Williams reports, the Market's organizers have literally been traveling the globe over the past year to find new work to present.
 

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Sat. 7/9 at 7pm: Nine-time All Ireland Fiddle Champion (and once on the Banjo, too), this Bronx-born Irish American fiddler set the stage for a whole new sound in Irish music. Tune in for her fantastic performance recorded live at the Moab Folk Festival.

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Sat. 7/9 at 2pm: Join us to celebrate Argentinian Independence Day, featuring music from Argentina and other Latin music. Listen, and enjoy!

Host: Cristina Baccin

Albuquerque, NM – In today's Friday Business Report, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly tells us about the increased popularity of farm to restaurant programs around the state.

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For the latest fire information from NM Fire Info or the INCIWEB.org site.

Check out the Wildfire Latest News Interactive Map of Active Wildfires.

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Thurs. 7/7 at noon: Today we'll be talking via telephone with pianist Connie Crothers from her loft studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

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Los Alamos, NM – Thick smoke from the Las Conchas wildfire filled the empty streets of Los Alamos today. Most of the town's 12-thousand residents left during mandatory evacuations yesterday. That's turned attention to the safety of radioactive and hazardous materials stored at nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory. A one acre spot fire jumped a road onto lab property Monday, but was put out.

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As wildfires rage in New Mexico, many people are asking why fireworks are still available for the upcoming 4th of July weekend. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has been saying the same thing for days "Please, do not purchase or use fireworks during the season. Be a good patriot go to a public event where it is safe."

Los Alamos, NM – The Las Conchas fire started last Sunday afternoon. It grew rapidly, fueled by strong winds and low humidity. It continues to move closer to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Officials at the lab say that sensitive nuclear materials are still safe. Firefighters burned out black lines in the grass to keep the fire away from the lab as it continues to push north and east.

The lab will remain closed at least through Friday.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – As wildfires rage in New Mexico, many people are asking why fireworks are still available for the upcoming 4th of July weekend. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus reports on how one business voluntarily pulled fireworks from their stores this week.
 

AZ Officials Try To Protect Endangered Frogs

Jun 29, 2011

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Arizona is doing all it can to save an endangered species from one of Arizona's wildfires. Arizona Department of Game and Fish officials say the leopard frog's habitat could be threatened and their removal from the area is vital to their survival.
Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports from Phoenix for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

Patrick Terpstra –
The federal government is about to launch a study with implications for the oil and gas industry in New Mexico. KUNM Capitol reporter Patrick Terpstra is following developments from Washington DC.
 

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Senate Democrats are pushing to pass an immigration law that would help the children of illegal immigrants go to American colleges. Mary Kay Mallonee reports from Washington on a heated Senate hearing where Republicans pushed back saying the bill is full of dangerous loopholes.
 

Albuquerque, NM – The Espanola Animal Shelter is receiving animal evacuees from the Las Conchas fire and Los Alamos. They are accepting dogs, cats and caged pets from people who have evacuated Los Alamos and surrounding areas. The shelter is serving as a staging area for poultry, horses, donkeys, goats and sheep in small numbers.

The shelter is accepting donations of dry food, non-clumping cat litter, bowls, crates, litter boxes, and towels. Volunteers may be needed for walking, cleaning, and feeding the animals.

Los Alamos, NM – The Las Conchas wildfire began yesterday afternoon and has already grown to about 49,000 acres.

Authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation evacuation of Los Alamos. The town is famous for the nearly Los Alamos National Lab, where the atomic bomb was developed during World War II. Nuclear materials are stored on lab property today.

Albuqueruqe, NM – The Wallow Fire has burned more than half a million acres in eastern Arizona. Ongoing research shows as forest fires become larger and more intense they emit more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and cause more global warming.

The Fronteras Changing America Desk's Laurel Morales reports.
 

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