Health Officials Say Half Of New Mexicans Now Fully Vaccinated – Associated Press New Mexico is now administering the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to children ages 12 to 15, as state health officials pushed Thursday for more people to get vaccinated.
Let's Talk New Mexico 5/13 8 am : Some of New Mexico’s immigrant workers are undocumented and often employed in low-paid but essential jobs, such as early childhood education. And, despite the myths to the contrary, they pay taxes! In 2017, undocumented workers paid almost $70 million in New Mexico state taxes and $12 billion to the U.S. in federal taxes, according to the I nstitute on Taxation and Economic Policy . But despite this, they are still not eligible for supports such as food...
KUNM news staff took home dozens of awards this year for radio coverage ranging from podcasts to breaking news. The awards are especially notable after a year of immense challenges where reporters struggled to keep communities informed on COVID-19 and racist violence, while also staying safe and measuring their own pandemic challenges. This year of loss culminated in November with the death of Interim News Director Hannah Colton. Colton is among those awarded, taking home 8 awards this year between the Society for Professional Journalists and New Mexico Press Women. Other winners include Nash Jones, Megan Kamerick, Ty Bannerman, Yasmin Khan, and Marisa Demarco and Khalil Ekulona for their work on No More Normal.
As housing prices skyrocket, unemployment persists and wages are stagnant, housing security has become urgent. A federal judge last week struck down the CDC’s eviction moratorium. In New Mexico there are some local protections for renters, however, there are ways around those rules and many will soon expire . UNM law professor Serge Martinez talked to KUNM about working with law students and with the housing advocacy group Amparo to help Albuquerque’s most vulnerable people stay in their...
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Sat 5/15 12p Women's Focus: Of all the stories of WWII and the Holocaust, one of the most extraordinary has remained hidden until now: the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the ghettos of the Nazi occupation. Carol Boss speaks with author Judy Batalion - her new book, "The Light of Days", tells the stories of these brave young women during the darkest of times and the invaluable role they played fighting against and surviving Hitler's "final solution". "The Light of Days" has been optioned by Steven Spielberg and will become a major motion picture.
Tuesday, 5/18, 9p Home of Happy Feet This program explores the people, places and flavor of the blues music scene in Albuquerque, as told by leading Duke City blues musicians and former KUNM blues deejays. Often overlooked in the international blues world, Albuquerque has spawned a significant and uniquely New Mexican blues music community in recent decades.