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.
Let's Talk 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?
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.
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...
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.
Public Health New Mexico
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.