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The KUNM news team's coverage of the 2020 legislative session and its impacts

No More Normal: Who Carries Story?

Blvck Astroknot
"Slow Jam" / gouache on wood panel

Where do you get your news? Rather, where do you get your stories? Even more: how do stories shape us? And who are the people crafting these stories—what’s their story? For our second episode on Black history, we are looking into storytelling and the people who craft the narrative, offering us insights we may have passed by. 

We featured stories and conversations with host Khalil Ekulona's family last week, but family is not the only place that provides us with stories. We get it from the news we read as well. In episode 23, we get to know some of the African American journalists who are familiar to television audiences in New Mexico and around the country.


YOUR NM GOV: With the legislative session heading into the final lap, it is important that you know what is going on at the Roundhouse. Your New Mexico Government is where you can find daily updates on all the news coming out of Santa Fe. Look for "No More Normal" on Apple Podcasts or Spotify to get those daily updates. This week, we'll hear from Gwyneth Doland for New Mexico PBS about all the redistricting drama.

NEXT WEEK: This time last year was our last time doing our normal routines. In N.M., March 15 is about the one-year anniversary of the quarantine. So let's look at the year in review. So many questions have developed in the last year. We talk with you to see if anyone has an answer.


  • Blvck Astroknot for allowing us to use his piece “Slow Jam” as artwork for the online version of the show
  • Jazztone the Producer, Cheo, Dahm Life, Business School, Sundog, and Oh Lawd Records for providing music for the show
  • Khaki, Popeyes Yes Y'all, and Bigawatt produced some of the show’s themes.
  • Taylor Velasquez helps with social media, story generation and editing
  • Zelie Pollon for helping to edit the show this week

We dedicate this and every single episode of No More Normal to Hannah Colton. We love and miss you, Hannah.

No More Normal is brought to you by Your New Mexico Government, a collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS, and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for our coverage comes from the Kellogg Foundation and KUNM listeners like you, with support for public media provided by the Thornburg Foundation.

Marisa Demarco began a career in radio at KUNM News in late 2013 and covered public health for much of her time at the station. During the pandemic, she is also the executive producer for Your NM Government and No More Normal, shows focused on the varied impacts of COVID-19 and community response, as well as racial and social justice. She joined Source New Mexico as editor-in-chief in 2021.
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