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No More Normal: Revolutions Per Minute

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The illness of racism was here long before Covid-19, but the pandemic brought it out into a brighter focus. It is too blinding not to see it. It is too loud to be silent in its presence. So we are going to make some noise of our own—the kind of noise you can dance to. On Episode 26, we highlight the dialogues we’ve had over the past year with anti-racist educators and leaders. As the country loops back through a national call to self-destruct on Sunday, April 11, NoMoNo spins remixes of conversations and wall-to-wall beats.

Because of the rules around copyright, we can't post the audio as it aired with some of our favorite songs and vocalists speaking to the nuances of these issues. If you want to, find the megahits edition on our two-week archive for Sunday, April 11, at 11 a.m. 


Tim Wise, Scott Davis, Archbishop John Wester, Monique Salhab, Nina Robinson, Melanie Yazzie, Ademola Ekulona, Hunter Marshall, Jeremy Jasper, Ben Makuch, Barbara Jordan, Djasi Falcon, Senator Martin Heinrich, Ebony Isis Booth, Dr. Anthony Fleg, John Biewen, Awad Bilal and Jane Elliott.

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.


  • All of the musicians who recorded those jams we aired that stand the test of time in creating an atmosphere of love
  • Everyone who is working toward a time on earth where human beings are good to each other, fair, healthy and just. 
  • 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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