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State Police Haven't Set A Date For Withdrawal From ABQ

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.

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Smoke From Increased Wildfires Will Affect Millions, Driver Health May Be Issue In Fatal Bus Crash

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.

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Carol Highsmith

Preserving New Mexico's Historic Churches

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.

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TCH Live From National Hispanic Cultural Center

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!

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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.

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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.

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Jump In Wildfires Means Smoke's Health Impact Will SpreadAssociated 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.

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UPDATE 6/25: The Pine Lodge fire grew to more than 9,000 acres and is 5% contained. Find out more.

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Twenty mile per hour wind gusts blew the Pine Lodge wildfire in southeastern New Mexico away from threatened structures and toward forested areas Monday.

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4 Remain Hospitalized After Colorado Bus CrashAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Authorities say four people remain hospitalized after a charter bus carrying a church youth group crashed in southern Colorado. The crash killed two people.

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Certification Of New Mexico Deputy In Stun Gun Flap Debated-The Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A New Mexico sheriff's office is disputing a claim a deputy under fire for using a stun gun on a teen doesn't have an active law enforcement certification.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Office said this week Deputy Jeremy Barnes had a certification that is valid and he is eligible to be a commissioned officer in the state.

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It was announced Friday, June 21, that almost 400 people have filed claims of clergy sexual abuse against New Mexico’s largest Roman Catholic diocese. In coming months, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe will negotiate reparations.

Carol Highsmith

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.

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Political Opposition Grows To Nuclear Waste Storage PlanAssociated Press

Another member of New Mexico's congressional delegation is weighing in on plans to build a multimillion-dollar facility in the state to temporarily store spent nuclear fuel from commercial reactors around the U.S.

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President Donald Trump just launched his re-election campaign, and he also Tweeted that starting next week, there would be mass arrests based on immigration violations. This comes as detention centers around the country are over-capacity and accused of violating basic human rights. Families in New Mexico are feeling the impact of that familiar and uncertain threat.

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Let's Talk Sobriety In The Summer

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.

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Empowering Communities For Better Health Outcomes

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.

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Mira Burack

Artists Find Synergy Between Solo Shows

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...

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Most NM Kids Are Getting Measles Shots

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.

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