New Mexico sent state police officers to patrol Albuquerque in May after a UNM athlete was shot and killed. Residents in some communities here raised concerns about over-policing and said their neighborhoods were being targeted. Officials said the state officers would be staying until around the Fourth of July. But as that exit date approaches next week, state police don’t have any idea about when they’ll be leaving.
Jump In Wildfires Means Smoke's Health Impact Will Spread – Associated Press Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will affect tens of millions of people and cause premature deaths to spike.
Scattered throughout New Mexico, in cities like Santa Fe and Albuquerque, as well as in small towns like Cordova, Las Trampas and El Rito, are dozens of historic mission churches. These adobe and stone structures date back to the 19th, 18th and 17th centuries, and many are in danger of collapse. A new non-profit, Nuevo Mexico Profundo , is helping to maintain and restore them. One of the founders, writer and historian Frank Graziano, joins us to talk about the organization's mission.
The Children's Hour, 6/22 Sat 9a: We're broadcasting live from the National Hispanic Cultural Center for Circo Family Day this Saturday June 22, and everyone is invited to join us! Learn about Circo Latino , enjoy a performance by the Niños in the National Institute of Flamenco , and try to keep up with master of puns, Chip Saltman. Featuring musical guest Frank Leto . Families of all ages are welcome to join us at the free festival at the NHCC, 1701 Fourth St. NW in Albuquerque. Doors open at 8:30a, show starts at 9am. Kids Public Radio!
Let's Talk New Mexico
Let's Talk NM 6/27 8a: With Fourth of July weekend just ahead and Pride celebrations ongoing, ‘tis the season for summer parties. And for many, that means being in social situations where the booze is flowing. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re talking sobriety this summer. If you’ve quit drinking or using drugs, how has that changed the way you connect with people? What can friends and family do to support their sober loved ones? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show.
University Showcase, Friday 6/21 8a: How can health care professionals work with communities as partners to improve health care outcomes? On this episode we talk with Dr. Laura Chanchien Parajon about community based participatory research.
Women's Focus, 6/15 Sat 9a: The earth and our relationship to it run through two new solo shows by New Mexico artists that will open at 516 ARTS in Albuqurque on June 22. Paula Wilson will present "Entangled," which explores unseen forces of nature at work and embraces an anthropomorphic world vie where nature and life are embodied and reflected. As part of the show, Wilson is creating a large-scale printmaking project with people in the community. Mira Burack's show "Sleeping Between the Sun...
Public Health New Mexico
Outbreaks of measles are popping up around the country, and more parents in New Mexico are requesting vaccine exemptions for their kids. But most kids here are getting vaccinated for measles.