Tom.Arthur via Flickr / Creative Commons https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

Let's Talk Evictions and Assistance

Let’s Talk New Mexico 6/17 8am: Last September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a moratorium on residential evictions to keep people without secure incomes from losing their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Mexico followed suit with a similar state-wide protection order . For ten months the moratoriums have protected thousands of New Mexico renters, but at the same time back rents have continued to accrue and landlords have gone without the income they count on. With the national order protecting tenants scheduled to expire on June 30th and no clear endpoint for the state’s moratorium, there is potential for a massive number of evictions if nothing is done. Join us this week as we discuss the national and state residential eviction moratoriums, as well as programs set up to help tenants get caught up on payments.

Read More
AP Wire

Riot at Roosevelt Park - 50 Year Anniversary

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of a Rebellion at Roosevelt Park. It began on June 13, 1971 after a young Chicano man was reportedly arrested for selling a joint to an undercover narcotics agent. As the situation escalated the Black Berets, a Chicano community organization, were called in. The Berets tried to move people out of the park and speak with police, but were fired upon. This blew up into a riot fueled by decades of racism and police abuse against Albuquerque’s Chicano community. Eventually, the National Guard was brought in. The violence took place just blocks from the KUNM offices and reporters at the scene gathered sound. As we mark this anniversary, KUNM volunteers Kent Paterson and Ali Liddel share audio from that day.

Read More
Illustration by Jolene Nenibah Yazzie

How Many Indigenous People Died From COVID-19? Unknown.

This story is produced by the Indigenous Investigative Collective , a project of the Native American Journalists Association in partnership with High Country News , Indian Country Today , National Native News and Searchlight New Mexico . It was produced in partnership with MuckRock with the support of JSK-Big Local News . In May of 2020, the Navajo Nation reported one of the highest per-capita COVID-19 infection rates in the United States. Since that milestone, official data reveals that the...

Read More

Second District Congressman Harry Teague was one of 39 House Democrats who broke party ranks to vote against health care overhaul legislation this weekend. From Washington, Manuel Quinones reports for KUNM.

Latinas Meet to Discuss Health Care

Nov 5, 2009
via technorati.com

Latinas from across the country met today in Albuquerque at a town hall meeting to discuss the health care issues that affect them.

The setting of a book can be just as important as the story itself. Author Tony Hillerman was known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.

Several small business owners from New Mexico are in Washington D.C. today along with over one hundred more from around the country. They've made the trip to show their support for health care overhaul legislation now under consideration in Congress.

Stories can capture a little slice of culture. That's especially true in the writing of Martha Egan.

She's lived in New Mexico since the mid 1970s and owns the Latin American folk art and antiques gallery Pachamama in Santa Fe.

Income Tax Data Unavailable

Oct 16, 2009
Courtesy of Creative Commons by Yoshi

When state lawmakers convene for a special session tomorrow in Santa Fe, they'll face the daunting task of dealing with a $650 million budget deficit. Many advocates are saying tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel wanted to find out how much the 2003 tax cuts actually cost the state and exactly which taxpayers have benefited the most.

State Miscalculates Graduation Rates

Sep 25, 2009

The state miscalculated high school graduation rates that were released last month.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks to Kevin Robinson Avila, senior reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly about plans to open a full service branch of the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at the Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque.

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons by Jim Legans Jr.

Albuquerque – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent.

Pages

Now/Next on KUNM

Presented by Your NM Government, a creative, news-focused show about the pandemic and the fights against racism in our communities. Sundays at 11 a.m. on KUNM.

App For Android And iPhone

One Voice

Hear your favorite KUNM hosts explain why they love and support public radio!

Read More