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Local Water Protector Talks DAPL Shutdown

In 2016, thousands of people from many tribal nations converged to support the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota in trying to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The oil pipeline was built anyway, and it has sprung leaks since it was constructed. But this week, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL , to stop transporting oil pending a full environmental review. Liz Mckenzie is a New Mexico musician who traveled to Standing Rock in 2016 with supplies and lived there for months as water protectors faced state violence. She spoke with KUNM, first offering a land acknowledgement.

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Let’s Talk Youth & COVID: Summer Break Shutdown

Let’s Talk New Mexico 7/9, 8a: Summer break looks different for youth across New Mexico this year. On this week's Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll talk about the challenges and opportunities for parents working to keep their kids healthy, occupied and engaged this summer despite the pandemic – from in-person COVID-safe programs, to getting outside and continuing to learn.

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THURS: Governor Halts Indoor Dining As COVID-19 Cases Spiking, + More

New Mexico Reinstitutes Some Restrictions As COVID Cases Spike – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press Indoor dining in restaurants and breweries will once again be prohibited under a revised public health order by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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In 2016, thousands of people from many tribal nations converged to support the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota in trying to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The oil pipeline was built anyway, and it has sprung leaks since it was constructed. But this week, a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL, to stop transporting oil pending a full environmental review. 

 

Liz Mckenzie is a New Mexico musician who traveled to Standing Rock in 2016 with supplies and lived there for months as water protectors faced state violence. She spoke with KUNM, first offering a land acknowledgement.

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New Mexico Reinstitutes Some Restrictions As COVID Cases SpikeAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Indoor dining in restaurants and breweries will once again be prohibited under a revised public health order by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

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New Mexico Mandates Police Body Cameras In Wake Of ProtestsAssociated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation to require that police officers wear body cameras as a deterrent against excessive use of force.

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 7/9, 8a: Summer break looks different for youth across New Mexico this year. On this week's Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll talk about the challenges and opportunities for parents working to keep their kids healthy, occupied and engaged this summer despite the pandemic – from in-person COVID-safe programs, to getting outside and continuing to learn.


Dr. Bret Frey is an emergency room physician in Reno, Nevada, and he likens working in health care right now to fighting in a war. 

"I always thought that there was a good chance that World War III would happen in some form in my lifetime, I just didn't appreciate it was going to come in the form of a virus," Frey says.

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The New Mexico Civil Guard has gotten a lot of media attention this week. After escalating tensions at a June 15 protest in Old Town where a protestor was shot, the heavily armed, mostly White militia group was the subject of a lengthy Albuquerque Journal profile on July 4, as well as an NPR story that aired July 6. KUNM News chose not to air the NPR piece because we feel it left out crucial information, mischaracterized events that KUNM has covered, and provided a platform for thinly veiled racism. Instead, KUNM News Director Hannah Colton spoke with Melanie Yazzie, an assistant professor of Native American Studies and American Studies at the University of New Mexico, about media coverage of militias and how these groups evoke a history of vigilante violence against Native Americans in the region.

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US Nuclear Lab Investigates Breach At Plutonium Facility - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Officials at one of the nation's premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.

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Despite the New Mexico Supreme Court's temporary stay on evictions, the Bernalillo County Sheriff's department Monday served eviction papers to Albuquerque Mutual Aid organizer Selinda Guerrero. The community group, which has operated mostly out of her home since March, has fed thousands of people during the pandemic.

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Opera, Balloon Fest Among Businesses Getting Virus Loans - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf artists collaborative and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among the New Mexico businesses that received loans from the U.S. government as part of the massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.

 

For some people of faith, gathering together is a central tenet of church. You bolster each other's beliefs, sing communally and feel the transcendence of the moment.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico: 4th of July Fiestas

Mon. 7/6, 7p: On Espejos de Aztlán, New Mexican author Dr. Lillian Gorman shares insights from her research on the 4 th of July Fiestas in Las Vegas, New Mexico. In a re-evaluation of the Fiestas cultural richness and its deeply rooted anchor as querencia for many northern Nuevomexicanos. We will chat about these Fiestas as a “love of place” and as a "contestatory space" at the same time, hosted by Cristina Baccin . Dr. Gorman is currently Director of the Spanish as a Heritage Language...

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