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More folks are experiencing homelessness around the country, and Albuquerque’s mayor says the numbers are up here, too. Mayor Tim Keller talked about the pros and cons of what his predecessor Richard Berry rolled out, and how the city can create a system that’s easy to navigate for people who don’t have a place to live.

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Millions in federal funding has been up in the air for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit system, or ART, since its construction in 2016. The money’s now a sure thing. Mayor Tim Keller announced on Tuesday the Federal Transit Authority will be pitching in $75 million for the ART line. 

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Mon. 8/6, 7p: We adopted an African saying in the United States, “It takes a village to raise a child”, so on today´s Espejos de Aztlán we will have a conversation hosted by Cristina Baccin about early childhood development in the City of Albuquerque, especially how the needs of Latino babies and their families are being met. 

Our guests from the City of Albuquerque are: 

Claire Dudley-Chavez, Senior Education Advisor focusing on early childhood, after-school and summer programs.

Property Crime And Violent Crime Fall In Albuquerque

Apr 17, 2018
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Crime is a top concern for Albuquerque residents. Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday morning the situation is getting better. Crime rates are dropping, according to a city report looking at the first quarter of this year.

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New Mexico People, Places and Ideas Fri. 4/6 8a: Albuquerque’s newly elected Mayor Tim Keller has pronounced Albuquerque’s Rapid Transit bus system built to run down the middle of Central a “bit of a lemon.” Why? Well, the electric buses leak, can't hold a proper charge, and don’t align with stations. What's worse, Albuquerque spent $130 million on the system, relying on an $80 million reimbursement from the federal governemtn, but Mayor Keller says that “check is not in the mail." Now what? Stephen Spitz sits down with the mayor to learn more about these problems and where ART is headed.

The Children's Hour Saturday 4/7 9a: Introducing Mayor Tim Keller, in a live interview with The Children's Hour radio crew. 

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Construction workers tore up Albuquerque’s main avenue for well over a year installing ART, or Albuquerque Rapid Transit. And even though the new stations light up at night, the system isn’t working. The city’s new mayor said at a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 9, that ART has a ways to go before it’s operational.