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Full-Time And Temporary UNM Faculty Unionize

University of New Mexico faculty voted to unionize this week, which means labor relations in the future will be negotiated through two separate collective bargaining units. The win for the United Academics of UNM (UA-UNM) comes after years of organizing by faculty who say they want fair compensation and better working conditions.

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Research Shows Naloxone More Available Outside ABQ

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Megan Kamerick

Let’s Talk Day of the Dead in New Mexico

Let's Talk NM 10/17, 8a: The Day of the Dead has become increasingly high profile in New Mexico over the past few years, with celebrations like Albuquerque’s Muertos y Marigolds Parade attracting thousands of attendees, and traditional practices like the creation of sacred altars to departed loved ones running headlong into not-so-traditional practices like Halloween costumes. But what is the true meaning of Día de los Muertos? And how can people for whom it is not a traditional holiday engage with it in a way that’s respectful of its continued spiritual and religious significance?

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Person Shot And Killed By APD Had BB Gun, New Chairman Brings Tribal Perspective To Business Group

Man Shot, Killed By Albuquerque Police Had BB Gun - Associated Press Albuquerque police video shows a 57-year-old man who was shot and killed by officers in August was lying on the ground at a bus stop as officers initially approached him.

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Art Of The Song Co-Founder Channels Mother Jones

Women's Focus 10/19 12p: Art of the Song co-founder Vivian Nesbitt is bringing her one-woman musical show "Mother Jones In Heaven" to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Mary Mother Jones was a legendary labor organizer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who fought for better working conditions and fair pay for miners, mill workers and child laborers. A West Virginia judge once called her the most dangerous woman in America for ability to get workers to walk out on strike. “Mother Jones in...

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Man Shot, Killed By Albuquerque Police Had BB Gun - Associated Press

Albuquerque police video shows a 57-year-old man who was shot and killed by officers in August was lying on the ground at a bus stop as officers initially approached him.

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New Mexico Adopts SAT as Requirement for High School Juniors -Associated Press

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart has announced the SAT will become the official statewide standardized test for high school juniors.

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University of New Mexico faculty voted to unionize this week, which means labor relations in the future will be negotiated through two separate collective bargaining units. The win for the United Academics of UNM (UA-UNM) comes after years of organizing by faculty who say they want fair compensation and better working conditions.

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An overdose-reversing medication has become an important tool in preventing opioid deaths. But it’s not as available in Albuquerque as it is in other parts of the state, according to a team of students at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, who released their findings earlier this month.

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In each photograph, Joan Myers shows us the West both as we want it to be and as we fear it's become: a plywood buffalo stands before a piñon-dotted mesa, a neon saguaro glows against a starry night, a mountain worthy of photographer Ansel Adams rises over tourists and their lime-green cooler.  In her striking new book, Where The Buffalo Roamed: Images of the New West, the Santa Fe-based photographer asks us how the myth of the West can survive the realities of modern life.

UNM's Neurosurgery Residency Program To Lose AccreditationAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine's neurosurgery residency program is going to lose its accreditation next summer.

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Early voting starts Oct. 19 for local elections, including the Albuquerque Public Schools board. Its members are usually retired, as it’s an unpaid position with the time commitment of a part-time job. Those constraints led one board candidate to drop out of the race this fall.

Let’s Talk Day of the Dead in New Mexico

Oct 17, 2019
Megan Kamerick


  Let's Talk NM 10/17, 8a:The Day of the Dead has become increasingly high profile in New Mexico over the past few years, with celebrations like Albuquerque’s Muertos y Marigolds Parade attracting thousands of attendees, and traditional practices like the creation of sacred altars to departed loved ones running headlong into not-so-traditional practices like Halloween costumes. But what is the true meaning of Día de los Muertos? And how can people for whom it is not a traditional holiday engage with it in a way that’s respectful of its continued spiritual and religious significance? 

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Trump Grants Extension For Nuclear Fuel RecommendationsAssociated Press

A U.S. task force has been given more time to recommend ways to revive domestic uranium mining as it lags amid low prices and global competition.

When Dave Payne left the venerable roots band Saltine Ramblers for solo projects he did so without a regular band.  By his second album the Salt Cedar outfit was in place & Payne's writing took on a new trajectory.

As their self-titled album rolled out, they decided to play us as-yet unrecorded songs, plus two covers of New Mexican songs from a distant time.

Recorded in Studio A by John Strader on October 1, 2019, the band are:

Dave Payne: vocals, guitar
Dave Devlin:  electric guitar, pedal steel, dobro, vocals
Cory Minefee: electric bass, vocals
Cheese: drums, vocals

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Researchers Use Mindfulness And Precision Medicine To Tackle Alcohol Abuse

University Showcase 10/18 Fri 8a: New Mexico leads the nation in alcohol-related mortality and around the world alcohol use disorder is a leading cause of preventable death. On this episode, Regents’ Professor Katie Witkiewitz talks about new trends in research and treatment of alcohol use disorder.

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Transplant Rules Leave NM Behind

When a liver is available for donation anywhere in the country, there are federal rules that dictate who gets it. The sicker you are, the sooner you get one. Those rules were updated this year and they’re supposed to help more folks get that life-saving transplant. But the new rules might not make things better for everyone.

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