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

No More Normal: A Year In Pandemic Part 2

Vanessa Bowen
Mile 35 / August 2020

2020 was a long year. We don't have to tell you. It was a constant barrage of reality-shaping events, and it hasn’t stopped. What is different for us now that we are on the verge of—maybe, knock on wood—coming out of the pandemic? How are the leaders we elected approaching their duties now? How are activists applying what they’ve learned to push their causes forward? How are the people who experienced hardship pre-pandemic adapting to a possible post-pandemic life? No More Normal reflects on last year while keeping our focus on the future.


NEXT WEEK: The state has done it, recreational marijuana has passed the state Legislature and is soon to be put into the books by the governor. What does that really mean for New Mexico? Find out next week on No More Normal.


  • Vanessa Bowen for the artwork. And NoMoNo trivia: Bowne also designed the show's logos.
  • Zelie Pollon, Yasmin Khan, and Taylor Velazuquez for their contributions. And virtual high-fives to Zelie, Taylor and Megan Kamerick for the editing help.
  • Jazztone the Producer, Cheo, Dahm Life, Business School, SunDog and Oh Lawd Records for providing music for the show
  • Khaki, Pope Yesyesyall, and Bigawatt produced some of the show’s themes

We dedicate this and every episode to the memory of 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 New Mexico Local News Fund, 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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