Mon. 1/31: On February 11, 2011 women from communities throughout New Mexico will gather in Santa Fe to make our voices heard by the administration of Governor Susana Martinez. Micaela Cadena, Program Coordinator of Young Women United, talks with host Cristina Baccin about the march.
The interview will take place on Raices at 7.45pm.
Wed. 2/2: A one-hour program that celebrates the life of the man who wrote "A Sand County Almanac", and introduced Ethics as the fundamental concept that should underlie all consideration regarding use of land and water.
Sat. 1/29: Paul Rogat Loeb discusses some big events of 2010 and the long term effects that they have on the future of the planet.
November 2010 elections changed the face of Congress with the rise of the Teabaggers; the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a horrific reminder of our dependence on oil and gas; and the fires across Russia during the summer underscored global ecological crisis. How do we respond to burn-out and other political challenges?
Albuquerque, NM – A group of New Mexico advocates think they've found a way secure more money for early childhood education, without raising taxes or adding to the state budget. They'll ask lawmakers to dedicate a percentage of the interest from the state permanent fund to programs that serve children under the age of five. The permanent fund currently provides funding for K through 12 education from interest on investments of oil and gas royalties.
January 24, 2011 – A campaign called Invest in Kinds Now kicked off at the state capitol today. Advocates propose using a percentage of royalties from oil and gas investments in the state permanent fund to support education for children under the age of 5.
January 24, 2011 – Secretary of State Dianna Duran, a Republican, says former Secretary of State Mary Hererra left far less than half of the budget for the remaining half of the fiscal year between now and July. She told KUNM that other things appear to be missing as well.
Thurs. 1/27: Today on the Thursday jazz show we'll have as our guest a modern-day jazz preservationist who records the music in clubs and concerts from New York to New Mexico. Steven Schmidt will dig into his archive of field recordings and give us an update on what's going on out there.
January 21, 2011 – In today's Friday Business Report on KUNM, Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly has the latest on the ABQ Studios bankruptcy. We also hear why mortgage officers are in high demand right now.
Santa Fe, NM – Trip Jennings is a legislative reporter for the KUNM Government Project, and capitol reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Jennings has an informative post on our blog about the committee changes at www.kunm.net/blog . Steve Terrell at the New Mexican also has comprehensive posts on this on his Roundhouse Roundup blog.
Santa Fe, NM – Governor Susana Martinez has called for a one point five percent cut to education in New Mexico. She has said she wants the cut to impact only the administration in school districts around the state. But some education advocates, and some state lawmakers, are expressing their concern that the impact of the cuts would reach into the classrooms of smaller districts. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.
January 20, 2011 – In 1969, Price was a 23 year old graduate student at SUNY Buffalo when she got a grant to photograph communes in the Southwest. After taking photos in southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, she and her husband then decided to take it one step further and join the back to the land movement. They moved to a community called Libre in Colorado. Roberta Price Website
Santa Fe, NM – The 50th New Mexico legislature is off to a colorful start. Governor Susana Martinez addressed lawmakers this (Tuesday) afternoon to start the session, but not before a vote in the House that had many people guessing about who the next Speaker would be. From our capitol newsroom, KUNM's Jim Williams had this report.
"It is my privilege to stand before you as New Mexico's twenty seventh governor."
Wed. 1/19: Jeremy Lindsay, lead singer of the Chicago-based JT and the Clouds, will join DJ CaroL Boss in the KUNM studio on January 19th at 1:30pm.
The Chicago Tribune named JT and the Clouds ond of its top ten artists "on the verge of breaking big in 2010" and described them as "slinky, vulnerable and reverent of the Memphis soul of yore." The band will be performing on Friday, January 21 at the Cooperage in Albuquerque and Saturday, January 22 at Corazon in Santa Fe.
Albuquerque, NM – This year the KUNM Newsroom is teaming up with some of the best journalists in New Mexico to bring you comprehensive, meaningful analysis from the state legislative session in Santa Fe. Check out our new blog and join us for updates, video, and live streaming during the session. It's called the KUNM Government Project.
January 17, 2011 – President Dwight Eishenhower warned the nation about a rising military industry in the United States in his farwell speech in 1961. He called it the Military Industrial Complex. Commentator Judy Kaul says the nation has not heeded that warning.
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January 14, 2011 – Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly, regularly covers the film industry in the Land of Enchantment. In today's Friday Business Report, she has a preview of the upcoming state legislative battle over film incentives.
January 14, 2011 – Immigration is a controversial issue. As politicians wrangle over national policies, a little known program called the U Visa is giving some undocumented people a chance to start a new life in the US. But, there's a catch.
The U Visa is only available for victims of violent crimes and they have to take the risk of reporting those crimes first before they are eligible for the program.
January 12, 2011 – Governor Susana Martinez has announced many of her nominees for key cabinet posts. Those nominees will go before State Senators for confirmation in the upcoming legislative session. Alexa Schirtzinger from the Santa Fe Reporter tells us what she's heard so far about the nominations and who might face some opposition.
Albuquerque, NM – In 2006, KUNM's Jim Williams took a close look at child abuse in New Mexico. At the time, one out of four children in the state was being abused or neglected. Not much has changed with the numbers, but one thing that has changed is that the abuse itself appears to be getting worse. Among the tragedies, younger children are becoming victims of sexual abuse.
Santa Fe, NM – On Monday, Governor Susana Martinez released her proposals for balancing the state's next fiscal year budget. Overall, the plan includes a 3 percent reduction in spending. There are cuts to education in the package, but Medicaid remains relatively intact. Martinez suggests cutting about 1 point 5 percent from K through 12 education. While the governor can't mandate how school districts make the cuts, Martinez says her office will issue a directive to ensure the money is taken from administration only.
Wed. 1/12: Tribes and black slaves provide a backdrop of American history that most Americans know very little about. Did you know that some Indian tribes actually owned black slaves and other tribal people helped them to freedom? Where did tribes stand during America's Civil War?