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ABQ To Expand Housing Voucher Programs

The City of Albuquerque is looking to get more people experiencing homelessness into temporary housing assistance by early winter. The city plans to spend two million dollars on a new rapid re-housing contract.

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Parents Get Preview Of School-Lockdown Video, Farmington Aims To Keep Coal Power Plant Open

New Mexico Parents Get Preview Of School-Lockdown Video -Associated Press A school district in New Mexico is giving parents a preview of an instruction video on lockdown situations associated with active shooters that will be shown to students.

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Radio Astronomy

The Children's Hour 8/17 Sat 9a: In a galaxy far, far away, we can tell there’s a black hole at its center. We know this because of the Very Large Array, a huge radio telescope in central New Mexico that is the most precise radio telescope in the world. Get spaced out with us as we learn all about radio astronomy from educators at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory .

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk Green Chile's Past, Present and Future

Let's Talk New Mexico 8/15 8a: New Mexico and green chile seem inextricably linked. How did green chile get here in the first place? We’ll talk about chile verde, its origins in the pre-colonial Southwest, its present as New Mexico's most famous crop, and its future as NASA plans to grow chiles on the International Space Station. We want to hear from you! What are your favorite chile memories? Do you have chile recipes passed down from your ancestors? What do you want to know about the tasty pepper? Email us at LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show.

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Too Little Too Late: Waiting For A Liver In NM

Saving Your Liver

When folks in New Mexico need a liver transplant, it marks the start of a long, difficult journey. You have to fight the odds just to qualify for one. You also have to be willing and able to afford going out of state for the surgery. All the while, the federal rules make it less likely that you’ll ever get one. So what can be done so folks here don’t need a liver transplant in the first place?

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New Mexico Parents Get Preview Of School-Lockdown Video -Associated Press

A school district in New Mexico is giving parents a preview of an instruction video on lockdown situations associated with active shooters that will be shown to students.

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The City of Albuquerque is looking to get more people experiencing homelessness into temporary housing assistance by early winter. The city plans to spend two million dollars on a new rapid re-housing contract.

from Reconciliation at the Institute of American Indian Arts Musuem of Contemporary Native Arts
Photographer: Juan D. Rios, from https://manitos.net/2019/06/08/reconciliation/

Fiesta de Santa Fe has been a defining tradition of the city's cultural life for over 300 years.  This year, the annual celebrations will not include La Entrada, a pageant about the reclaiming of Santa Fe by Spanish forces after their expulsion by the Pueblo Indians in 1680.  That decision was controversial and divisive.  Hoping to reconcile disagreements in the community is an exhibition at Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Arts.  Reconciliation runs through January 19, 2020 at IAIA's Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.

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VP Mike Pence To Speak On Trade Agreement In New MexicoAssociated Press

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has been scheduled to visit New Mexico as a special guest for a United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade event.

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As New Mexico students settle back into the classroom, the Public Education Department is getting a new leader. Dr. Ryan Stewart was hired just a few weeks after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham fired her first education secretary.  Stewart spent time visiting schools Tuesday, and he sat down with a couple dozen educators to hear their biggest concerns.

Via Center for Biological Diversity

UPDATE 8/16: The EPA has withdrawn the decision to allow M-44's for wildlife control, according to NMPoliticalReport.com, saying the issue warrants further analysis. 

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Conservation groups are criticizing the Trump Administration’s new Endangered Species Act rules, saying they weaken the law. They’re concerned the rules will do more harm to New Mexico’s endangered and threatened species. 

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Virgin Galactic Reveals Futuristic Outpost For Space Tourism By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert.

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Lawmakers Seek Reforms On Domestic TerrorismAssociated Press

Leading New Mexico state legislators and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham want to write new definitions and possibly penalties related to domestic terrorism into state law in the aftermath of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.

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The Trump administration has issued a new rule that could deny visas and green cards to some immigrants if they use government assistance programs like Medicaid or food assistance, citing the need for self-sufficiency and the cost.

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Book And Exhibit Offer Surprising Revelations About Slavery Before Civil War

University Showcase 8/16 8a: In August 1619, the first kidnapped Africans arrived on the shores of Virginia, which was then a British Colony. This was the beginning of slavery in this country, but it was also a time when relationships were more nuanced and complex than we have been led to believe.

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Back To The Garden: Woodstock A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Sat. 8/17 10p: The Psychedelic Radio Head~Shoppe celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival. We’ll play your favorites from the Woodstock movie soundtrack, plus many previously unreleased performances from the iconic Festival, and we’ll share remembrances from Woodstock attendees! The Head~Shoppe’s Cosmic Poet will drop by to read some thoughts on the Woodstock vibe! Join us for a three hour journey through the garden that brought the social, political and...

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Public Health New Mexico

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Transplant Rules Leave NM Behind

When a liver is available for donation anywhere in the country, there are federal rules that dictate who gets it. The sicker you are, the sooner you get one. Those rules were updated this year and they’re supposed to help more folks get that life-saving transplant. But the new rules might not make things better for everyone.

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