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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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Hundreds of students around the state are affected by the Trump administration’s amped-up immigration rhetoric, and teachers are seeing the effects in their classrooms. The New Mexico Dream Team held a training for University of New Mexico faculty, instructors and staff on Friday.

A Trip To Argentina

Sep 6, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 9/8 9a: Take a trip with us to Argentina with our special guest, Cristina Baccin. She will share Argentinian music such as chamamé, chacarera tango and samba, stories about Patagonian magical creatures, and how is to be at the bottom of the globe. 

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Dozens of refugee families resettle in Albuquerque each year, and their children begin attending school here. In mid-August, Albuquerque Public Schools is slated to launch a program for newcomers, but immigrant advocates say it’s been planned poorly and will be hard to access. For many refugee families, getting transportation to a special school outside their neighborhood is nearly impossible. 

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New Mexico’s Public Education Department is planning to appeal a court ruling last month that found the state violated the rights of at-risk students by failing to provide an adequate education. Judge Sarah Singleton’s decision doesn’t tell the department exactly what changes to make but says it must do better by its low-income students, Native American students, those with disabilities and English-language learners.

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The Children's Hour, Sat 8/4, 9a: This Saturday it’s the last installment of our four part series Classical Kids where we explore Mozart with our friends from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. Plus do you know the difference between a therapy dog, an assistance dog, a guide dog and a working dog?  Find out from our friends at Assistance Dogs of the West. 

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Let's Talk New Mexico 7/26 8a: A new chapter in the fight over educational equity in New Mexico has begun. On July 20, 2018, a judge ruled that the state has violated the rights of at-risk students by failing to provide an adequate education. We'll speak with advocates and lawmakers about what the landmark decision means. What does an adequate education mean to you? And how can the state provide it to all students? 

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The state of New Mexico has violated students’ constitutional rights by failing to provide an adequate public education, according to a landmark decision handed down late Friday by a New Mexico District Court judge.

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A state court ruled Friday that New Mexico’s education system fails to provide an adequate education to at-risk students, as required by the state’s constitution. In her ruling, Judge Sarah Singleton outlined the harm done to economically disadvantaged students, Native American students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities. 

KUNM's Hannah Colton spoke with staff attorney Ernest Herrera of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who’s been working the case for years.

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The Children's Hour, Sat 7/14, 9a: The first in a four part summer series, Classical Kids is presented by the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s director of Education, Deborah Unger. This week: Flutes, harps and strings. Plus we’ll celebrate the birthday of Woody Guthrie. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club, and so much more. Live and local from 9 to 10am Saturdays. 

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Research shows that when students see their own culture and history reflected in their classwork, they do better in school. But most Hispanic and Latino students in New Mexico public schools don’t get that experience, at least not in the form of ethnic studies. Some schools have been experimenting with Mexican American and Chicano Studies classes to help kids succeed.  

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The Children's Hour will be broadcasting live from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Saturday, June 9th. Learn about the DaVinci exhibit, and the museum’s permanent collection from their scientists and educators. Test your Natural History IQ by playing our game show, enjoy live music, storytelling and hands on activities for kids. The Children's Hour listeners are invited to be part of this live broadcast, but must be at the museum by 8:40 am, then no tickets are needed.  Be a part of our audience for The Children’s Hour at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Saturday June 9th!

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When patients are faced with bias and racism, they can end up receiving poor treatment or get a wrong diagnosis. But over the years, more and more medical schools have introduced cultural competency training to try to address these issues. At the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, students have been learning how to treat diverse patients for more than a decade.

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In New Mexico, computer science courses are not mandated by the state. Many schools in metropolitan areas offer these courses, but few rural school districts do. However, one rural school district has turned to New Mexico’s Supercomputing Challenge, an annual science and engineering competition, to offer computer science education.

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This year’s 30-day legislative session wrapped up last week. It was a budget year, but lawmakers also considered legislation to address issues like education and public safety. We'll take a look at what happened this year at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, then we'll step back and spend the rest of the hour looking at programs and organizations around the state that are addressing some of the most persistent problems in our communities – from poverty to a lack of access to health care.

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Funding for public early childhood programs is tight around New Mexico, and it’s disproportionately students of color who miss out. Allen Sanchez of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops sparked debate last week when he told an Associated Press reporter that systemic racism is a factor in why legislation that could have fixed the problem didn’t get a fair shake. 

Charter School Breaks Ground for New High School

Feb 14, 2018
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The Native American Community Academy broke ground for their new high school Wednesday afternoon on the Central New Mexico Community College main campus in Albuquerque.

Kara Bobroff, the executive director and founder of NACA, said the new building will help promote exchange between CNM and the Academy.

Let's Talk Education And The State Budget

Feb 7, 2018
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Let's Talk New Mexico 2/8 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Most New Mexico lawmakers might agree that improving education for our children is a top priority. But in a year when the state’s oil and gas revenues are up, there’s no consensus on just how much money schools need, where that money should come from or how it should be spent. How could our laws and state spending better serve students? This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re talking education and the state budget. Join us Thursday morning at 8 on KUNM. Call in live during the show or tweet using #LetsTalkNM.

Grammy Nominees 2018

Jan 24, 2018
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The Children's Hour, Sat 1/27 9a: With the Grammys being awarded on Sunday, we wanted to hear from some of the nominees, including the ones up for best children’s album. Plus we’ll celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s most prolific child prodigies, the composer, pianist and violinist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Does listening to Mozart really make you smarter? 

Kids In The Roundhouse

Jan 17, 2018
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In New Mexico, the 30 Day legislative session has begun, but what do kids have to do with it? We talked with state senator Bill O’Neill and some of the Wild Friends New Mexico about how kids can be part of the legislative process. Originally broadcast Jan 20, 2018

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Gov. Susana Martinez will give the final State of the State address of her second term on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the start of the legislative session. She’ll likely be framing her legacy as someone who’s been tough on crime.

Media Literacy

Jan 10, 2018

What is it to be media literate? This show was originally broadcast in 2002 with the late, legendary Bob McCannon, who was an expert in educating kids about being media savvy. 

SFPS Looks To Beef Up Digital Education

Dec 1, 2017
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Officials in Santa Fe Public Schools are hoping voters will approve a bond next year to help pay for digital learning programs in classrooms.

The superintendent touted the district’s program at an event Thursday night. 

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Thc Children's Hour: Learn about the porcupines of the Rio Grande Valley with biologist Dan Shaw and some of his team of student scientists. These elusive furry rodents are hanging out along the river, and are often misunderstood and feared. Porcupines! Originally broadcast November 11, 2017 with music by Zee Avi, Bayou Seco, Artichoke  and Trepsi. 

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Think New Mexico has released their latest report along with a new initiative to improve the state’s public schools by moving over $100 million from school district administrative offices to the classrooms.  Founder and Executive Director, Fred Nathan, spoke with KUNM’s Chris Boros.

Mapping The Ocean Floor

Oct 12, 2017
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Learn how scientists map the bottom of the ocean. We’ll find out from Albuquerque teacher Helen Haskell, who spent the summer onboard a ship conducting hydrographic surveys of the American coastline in Alaska with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Originally broadcast Oct. 14, 2017

Let's Talk Equal Access To Education

Aug 29, 2017
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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/31 8a: Call now 277-KUNM or 277-5866. You can also call toll-free 1-877-899-5866. Are all New Mexico’s students getting the same quality education? A lawsuit against the state says the answer is no, and that low-income kids, kids who speak languages other than English, and kids with disabilities aren't getting their fair share.

Families Fight For Education

Aug 11, 2017
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Sun 08/13 7p: Join us this Sunday as we speak with Dr. Diane Torres-Velasquez, President of the Latino Education Task Force and Associate Professor at the UNM School of Education, about her perspective on the ongoing Martinez v. State of New Mexico lawsuit. Next, we keep you up to date with local events and then continue with our Resistance Headlines, highlight actions of resistance from the past week. Be sure to join us live on KUNM 89.9 FM, or online at KUNM.org. If you are unable to join us on Sunday, we do make our podcasts available Mondays on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Assistance Dogs of the West

8/12 Sat 9a: This week on The Children's Hour, the studio will go to the dogs, and their masters. Learn about assistance dogs with our friends from Assistance Dogs of the West. Plus, young New Mexican author Marisol Paramo talks with the KUNM Kids about her first book.  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, and so much more.  The Children's Hour is for kids of all ages! 

Rebuilding Narratives For Empowerment

Jul 26, 2017
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Sun 07/30 7p: Join us this Sunday as we focus on Rebuilding Narrative for Empowerment! We speak in-depth with Co-Directors Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld of the Building Movements Project (BMP) about their recent report on how the nonprofit sector has left people of color out of leadership roles and ways to solve it.

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