The Interior Department announced this week it will be cleaning up tribal schools across the country. As Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the agency will have to invest millions of dollars to comply with environmental violations.
Hate crimes against Latinos in California have grown by almost 50 percent between 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, as Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, attacks against other groups continue to go down.
Newly-released numbers from the 2010 Census in Texas show a skyrocketing influx of Central American immigrants over the last decade. And as Hern n Rozemberg reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the typical household is not so typical anymore.
Hundreds of people marched Tuesday in Las Cruces to protest the New Mexico governor's efforts to repeal driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports state lawmakers will likely debate the issue in a special session next month.
Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe Indian Market will be in full swing this weekend, perhaps even more than usual with a special performance by the indigenous, contemporary dance group, Dancing Earth. Reviewer Janet Eigner says the event will bring to life the spirit of the artistic offerings at the market. Eigner is a Santa Fe poet and dance writer.
Dancing Earth will perform "Of Bodies Of Elements" Friday night at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe.
Wed. 8/24 at 10pm: Get ready for the 7th Annual ?Globalquerque! music festival - which will be broadcast live on KUNM September 16th & 17th - by reliving moments from previous festivals.
Every September, New Mexico's Celebration of World Music and Culture takes over the entire campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The best artists from around the world descent on Albuquerque to perform alongside artists representing New Mexico's Hispanic and Native American heritage.
Sat. 8/20 at 7pm: Albuquerque veteran Cole Mitchell and his guitar join us in Studio C to play songs from his new CD "The Valley of Want" as well as an as-yet unreleased gem. We'll also preview some locals performing at next week's Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival.
Sat. 8/20 at 6am: Do you ever find yourself a little mumblemouthed? Or do you go to the dictionary to look up a word, only to get sidetracked when other, more interesting words catch your eye? If so, you share Phil Cousineau's dynamic relationship with words.
During an era of budget cuts and stricter immigration enforcement, many immigrants wonder whether getting public assistance can affect their ability to stay in the US. From our Fronteras Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.
Newly-released stats from the 2010 Census in Texas show a skyrocketing influx of Central American immigrants over the last decade. And the typical household is not so typical anymore. Fronteras Desk reporter Hern n Rozemberg explains.
Fri. 8/19 at 8am: What happens when we set off on a foundation of beliefs and then realize, "Oh, it's not exactly the way I thought it was"? Or, we make assumptions, read events with those assumptions and then recognize that what could have been treated differently is now attached to a whole new set of - do we say - "challenges"?
Thurs. 8/18 at 8am: A new American RadioWorks documentary goes back to the roots of our addiction to coal, and shows how our fuel choices changed American culture and history.
Note: This special preempts our regular program, the Call In Show. We'll be back next Thursday at 8am to take your calls on nurse staffing levels and quality of patient care in New Mexico hospitals on the KUNM Call In Show.
Wed. 8/17 at 10pm: Every September, New Mexico's Celebration of World Music and Culture takes over the entire campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The best artists from around the world descent on Albuquerque to perform alongside artists representing New Mexico's Hispanic and Native American heritage. Get ready for the 7th Annual festival (which will be broadcast live on KUNM September 16 and 17) by reliving moments from previous festivals.
Sat. 8/13 at 9am: Got a musical kid who loves to get in a jam? This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll meet Sophie Young, 10 year old fiddler who has started a regular kids jam session in Albuquerque.
Great music, our weekly kid friendly event calendar, and savoring the last minutes of summer before the school bus comes next week.
Sun. 8/14 at 6pm: The Galactic Gumshoe Ruby arrives on the planet of M?bius-Morpheus, a planet of dreamers. The Morpheusians believe that since life is a dream, they may as well dream up their own dreams. But something is happening, they are experiencing for the first time in their life, Fear. They suspect humans, who tend to be fearful are behind this. Ruby is hired to find who, how and why?
Texas is turning into a hotbed for Hispanic conservative activism. There's an expanding grass-roots effort to diversify the mostly Anglo Tea Party ranks in the state. As Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernan Rozemberg reports.
California-based LINES ballet is creating new techniques that push the traditions of classical ballet performance. Our reviewer Janet Eigner says New Mexico is fortunate to host two LINES performances this week in Santa Fe. Janet Eigner is a poet and dance writer. She lives in Santa Fe. Lines Ballet is at the Lensic this Friday, August 5th. You can find more information online at ticketssantafe.org.
Las Cruces, NM – To toxicologists the American southwest is known as the venom belt - home to thousands of venomous animals, some of which can be extremely dangerous to humans. Scorpion stings alone affect thousands of people each year, but only about 250 cases are severe. Most of those are children, who can die without treatment.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat scorpion stings. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports it's believed to be the first FDA approved drug developed in Latin America.
Two major gun rights groups filed lawsuits against the United States this week to stop a new federal firearms reporting requirement. Michel Marizco reports for the Fronteras Desk that the rules will affect the 8,500 retailers in the four border states.