Let's Talk New Mexico
Let’s Talk New Mexico 2/21 8a: Rural libraries reach around 500,000 New Mexicans in rural towns and pueblos and provide a range of services including tutoring, healthcare, business incubation, and voter registration. Lawmakers are considering a bill this session that would create a $50 million endowment fund to support the state’s 50 rural libraries. What could this financial support mean not only for rural communities but for the state as a whole? Are you a supporter of your local rural library? What would library support mean to your community? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org , tweet using the #LetsTalkNM hashtag, or call in during the live show.
There are headlines around the country about officers abusing their power, coercing , assaulting or trafficking sex workers. Not being able to trust police enough to report violent experiences is part of what makes people especially vulnerable to serial killers and rapists. Now, 10 years after a mass grave was discovered on the West Mesa, the Albuquerque Police Department is trying to rebuild trust and stop that from happening again.
Moratorium On New Charter Schools Passes First Hurdle - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press No new charter schools would be allowed to open in New Mexico until 2022 under a proposal that has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
The Children's Hour, Sat 2/23 9a: New Mexico counts on its State Auditor but exactly what does our elected state auditor do? As part of our ongoing civics education series, the Children’s Hour kids will interview New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colon live in studio.
2/20 11a: Police say a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a gun at a New Mexico high school told officers 11 months prior voices were telling him to "shoot up the school."
University Showcase: For years New Mexico has languished at or near the bottom nationally for child well-being and one factor behind that ranking is our high rates of child abuse. Many of those cases come through the Child Abuse Response Team -- or CART -- at the University of New Mexico Hospital.
Public Health New Mexico
Opioid addiction comes with more than just physical symptoms. A big part of fighting for sobriety is recovering emotionally, and for different people, that part needs a different approach.