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Public Media's Conversations With N.M. Gubernatorial Candidates

New Mexico’s Public Media stations host in depth conversations with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates: Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. Hosted by Gene Grant, host of KNME-TV’s New Mexico in Focus.

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#MeToo And The 2018 Election

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/11 8am: A record number of women are running for elected office across the country this year and we’ll look at how the national conversation about sexual assault and misconduct is playing into this year’s politics. Is 2018 going to be the next "Year of the Woman"? Are you satisfied with what you are hearing from women candidates this year? Do you know women who’ve decided to get political now because of sexual violence and discrimination? We’d like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@kunm.org , tweet #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.

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Weather Report: Sunshine Days

The Children's Hour, Sat. 10/13 9a: Kerry Jones from the National Weather Service will join us to talk about the weather. New Mexico is forecast to continue to get unlimited sunshine capable of producing limitless solar energy. Find out all about it with our friends from the New Mexico Solar Energy Association.

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Interview With Dr. Mariano Morales And Latin Grammy Awardee Néstor Torres

Puerto Rican ar tist Mariano Morales spoke with Raíces hostess Cristina Baccin about a special concert dedicated to the people of Puerto Rico. Latin Grammy Award-winning flutist Néstor Torres joined in the conversation from Barbados. Music as an empowering tool and the embrace that Puerto Rican music and culture offers are some of the topics of this joyful conversation. There will be a rare opportunity to enjoy the talent of Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians, such as Yosmel Montejo, Josiel...

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Eric J. García: "Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy"

With his sharp pen and observational prowess, the Chicano artist Eric J. García brings into focus social criticism regarding discrimination and the double standards in American society with courage and empathy. In this interview hosted by Cristina Baccin , Mr. García speaks about what inspired him to publish this compilation of works in the recently released book "Drawing on anger", published by the Ohio State University Press . Raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque, he r eceived his BFA...

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FBI Arrests 5 From New Mexico Compound On Firearms ChargesAssociated Press

Federal prosecutors say the FBI has arrested five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property.

Taos County District Attorney Donald Gallegos said Friday his office will now seek grand jury indictments involving the death.

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The late Sen. John McCain will be honored at an expansive ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will give remarks, along with McCain's longtime friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others. Three of McCain's children will give readings, and Renee Fleming will perform "Danny Boy" at the late senator's request.

 

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Court Rules Fair Pay For Women Act Applies To State Employees- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

An appeals court has rejected the Corrections Department's argument that the Fair Pay for Women Act doesn't apply to state employees.

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Police Say Four People Killed In New Mexico Bus Crash- Associated Press

New Mexico authorities say multiple people have been killed in a Greyhound bus crash along Interstate 40.

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A recovery center for youths in Albuquerque is gearing up to open new housing next month specifically for girls and young women.

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Dad, Partner Plead Not Guilty In Compound Death- Associated Press

The father of a child found dead in a northern New Mexico compound earlier this month has pleaded not guilty to new charges of child abuse resulting in death.

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Without fanfare, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe updated its website last week with more information about where and when priests accused of sexual abuse worked in New Mexico.

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The American Civil Liberties Union says laws against panhandling around the country violate free speech rights. The local branch of the ACLU sent letters to 10 cities in New Mexico on Monday, August 28, demanding that they strike down those panhandling bans.

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Pay Disparity Has Santa Fe Officers Heading To Albuquerque- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

The pay disparity between the Santa Fe and Albuquerque police departments, highlighted by a recent raise for Albuquerque officers, is causing alarm for Santa Fe police officers and commanders who say more members of their already short-staffed department are leaving to join Albuquerque's police force.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/30 8a: We talk a lot about the need to bring more jobs to New Mexico, but what about remote workers? There are more opportunities for people to find jobs with outside companies and stay rooted in their own community here. But working from home or outside of an office requires internet access and specific skills to be successful. We'd like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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Longtime Lawmaker Larry Larrañaga Dies, Drones Flying Illegally At Balloon Fiesta

Long-Serving New Mexico Lawmaker Larry Larrañaga Has Died – Associated Press Recently retired New Mexico state Rep. Larry Larrañaga, who guided the budget process and once led the state's transportation agency, has died.

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Interpreter Training Program Aims To Foster N.M. Industry

When a hospital or doctor’s office sees a patient who doesn’t speak English, federal law requires the institution to hire an interpreter. But the need for professional language services in New Mexico far exceeds the supply. An Albuquerque organization, Valley Community Interpreters (VCI) , is hoping to change that.

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Let's Talk Food Allergies At School