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Deadline Approaches For Filing Abuse Claims Against Santa Fe Archdiocese

A major deadline in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization process is fast approaching. Survivors of sexual abuse have until June 17 , 2019, to file claims against the archdiocese.

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Longest Serving State Senator John Pinto Dies, Land Office Weighs Changes To Agricultural Leases

Governor Says Navajo Lawmaker Was American Hero – Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is paying tribute to deceased Navajo Code Talker and state Sen. John Pinto as a wise and gracious lawmaker who fought to preserve American freedoms in World War II.

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Let's Talk New Mexico's Wet Spring

Let's Talk New Mexico 5/23 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Higher than average rainfall and snowpack means we're experiencing one of its wettest springs in decades. The Rio Grande is running ten times higher than it was at this time during last year's drought. So much water increases flood risks and challenges us to remain conservation minded. Has all the rain changed your plans for farming or planting gardens? How are you remaining water conscious? Do you plan to go river rafting or sailing on one of our state’s lakes this year? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet us using the hashtag #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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KUNM Newsroom Wins 6 State Journalism Awards

It's awards season for journalists and we're proud to annouce that the New Mexico Broadcasters Association has recogized KUNM news coverage for Excellence in Broadcasting with top awards for Breaking News, Feature News, Continuing Coverage, Legislative Coverage, Best Student Newscaster and Student Reporter.

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The Children's Hour Live From Los Griegos Library

The Children's Hour, 5/18 Sat. 9a: On Saturday, May 18, The Children's Hour is broadcasting live at the Los Griegos Library in Albuquerque's historic Los Griegos neighborhood and everyone is invited to join us! All ages are welcome. Doors open early at 8:30am, and feel free to come anytime during the show from 9 to 10am. We'll dive into the Summer Reading program, hear storytellers Scott and Johanna Hongell Darsee, and we'll learn about Albuquerque Public Schools' Refugee and Newcomers Program. With musical guest, Maya Falcón from The Children's Hour Kids Crew.

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A major deadline in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization process is fast approaching. Survivors of sexual abuse have until June 17, 2019, to file claims against the archdiocese.

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Audiences in Albuquerque have watched Ishan Loomba grow up.  He gave his first solo recital here at the age of eight, his orchestral debut came at ten, and concerts followed with the New Mexico Philharmonic and Chatter, as well as further afield in Aspen, New York City and Dallas.  Now, at age 17, Ishan is one of 24 teenagers from around the world selected to take part in the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition.  The eight days of judging begin on May 31 in Texas.

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Governor Says Navajo Lawmaker Was American HeroAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is paying tribute to deceased Navajo Code Talker and state Sen. John Pinto as a wise and gracious lawmaker who fought to preserve American freedoms in World War II.

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Agreements Prompt Review Of New Mexico's Settlement SystemKRQE-TV, Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

Questions about $1.7 million in payouts by New Mexico to settle legal claims have prompted a review of policies and procedures regarding such agreements.

Let's Talk New Mexico's Wet Spring

May 22, 2019
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Let's Talk New Mexico 5/23 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Higher than average rainfall and snowpack means we're experiencing one of its wettest springs in decades. The Rio Grande is running ten times higher than it was at this time during last year's drought. So much water increases flood risks and challenges us to remain conservation minded. Has all the rain changed your plans for farming or planting gardens? How are you remaining water conscious? Do you plan to go river rafting or sailing on one of our state’s lakes this year? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet us using the hashtag #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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Official Says Sandia National Laboratories Sees Surge In HiringAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

A top official with Sandia National Laboratories says the Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility expects to hire 1,900 new employees this year.

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Albuquerque Public Schools has finalized a nearly $1.5 billion budget. It reflects a nearly 14% hike in state funding, even though enrollment is dropping. The new money is in response to a landmark education equity ruling.

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DA Wants Changes To New Mexico's Pretrial Detention SystemAssociated Press

The top prosecutor in New Mexico's busiest court district is calling for another constitutional amendment that would further change how judges decide who remains jailed before trial.

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Gun-Control Group Says New Mexico Sheriffs' Emails Show NRA HelpAssociated Press

A nonprofit that pushes for gun control laws nationwide says emails obtained through public records requests show New Mexico sheriffs received extensive help from the National Rifle Association in their stance against state gun-control legislation.

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Group Raises Concerns Over New Mexico's Landmark Energy Law

Natural gas and coal proponents say emails exchanged among environmentalists and a key member of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's cabinet represent a conflict of interest as the state was creating landmark legislation that set ambitious new renewable energy goals.

In one email, state energy secretary Sarah Cottrell Propst asked a renewable energy trade group to review some of the bill's language.

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Former Dean Recounts His Struggle After Spinal Injury

University Showcase 5/17 8a: Jim Linnell was six months away from retirement from the University of New Mexico when he became a quadriplegic. His new book, “Take It Lying Down,” chronicles his life since the accident.

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Medicine And Miracles In The High Desert

Sat. 5/18, 12p: Carol Boss talks with Santa Fe doctor Erica Elliott, M.D. about her new book, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert. After graduating college in the early 1970's, she accepted a teaching position at a Navajo boarding school in Chinle, Arizona. As a young Anglo woman, Erica's life was forever changed living among the Dine people.

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Neighborhood Group Takes On Abandoned Homes In SE Albuquerque

Having a lot of abandoned or foreclosed homes in your community can hurt morale and drag down property values. A group of neighborhood associations in Southeast Albuquerque are taking things into their own hands.

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