With the federal government shutdown, SNAP benefits in New Mexico were scheduled to dry up at the end of January. The 455,000 New Mexicans who rely on the food assistance program would have been impacted.
The Children's Hour, Sat 1/12 9a: What happens in the State Legislature? We'll talk with New Mexico State Representative Liz Thomson and the Wild Friends of New Mexico to find out what they’re doing this year during the New Mexico Legislative Session, and how an idea becomes a law.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 1/10 8a: Education is the top priority for New Mexico's new governor and Democratic legislative leaders as the 2019 State Legislature begins a new session next week. What would you like to see lawmakers achieve in the session? What issues are most important to you? And what would you like to see news organizations cover during the session? Our panel of local journalists will discuss the top issues for the session and our coverage priorities. And we'd like to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet to #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.
Governor Says No Sign Of Security Crisis At Border With Mexico – Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she saw no immediate evidence Friday at the U.S. border with Mexico of the security crisis described by President Donald Trump, as she pressed U.S. officials there for more information about conditions inside a short-term detention facility for immigrants.
Sat. 1/12, 12p: On Women's Focus this week, Carol Boss speaks with Destiny Watford. As a high school student she became an activist as she mobilized and inspired her community and fellow students in Baltimore to take on a campaign to defeat plans to build the nation's largest incinerator near their high school.
She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, the prestigious and largest international award for grassroots environmental activists.
Public Health New Mexico
Opioid addiction comes with more than just physical symptoms. A big part of fighting for sobriety is recovering emotionally, and for different people, that part needs a different approach.