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Megan Kamerick

News Director

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.

Prior to radio, Megan spent many years in print and online journalism and she moved into television with New Mexico PBS in 2012 where she produced “Public Square” and “New Mexico in Focus.” Megan also produced two podcasts with NMPBS, New Mexico Women and the Vote and Growing Forward: Cannabis and New Mexico, which she co-hosts with Andy Lyman of New Mexico Political Report and which is in its third season. Megan has produced stories for National Public Radio, Latino USA, Capital & Main and Marketplace. She’s passionate about getting women’s voices into media and is the former president of the Journalism & Women Symposium. Her TED talk on women and media has more than 350,000 views. She’s the treasurer for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Rio Grande Chapter. In the spare time she manages to scrape together she goes hiking with her husband, seeks out cool cultural happenings, goes to movies and travels.

  • On this episode we look at open educational resources. It's one way to curtail the steep costs college students face in buying text books. These are materials in the public domain or are under a license that allows them to be freely used, changed, or shared with others. We’ll hear from instructors at the University of New Mexico who are using and creating these materials and why they love them.
  • Jerry Redfern with Capital & Main has been following energy and environmental issues this session and wrote about the ongoing problem with transparency in the budget process. He talks with KUNM about a bill that failed early in the session at the request of the All Pueblo Council of Governors and the debate over its lingering appropriation.
  • Next month at the University of New Mexico a conference will bring together scholars, artists and performers to explore the speculative, a broad term for science fiction, fantasy and utopian/dystopian fiction.
  • On this episode we talk with Nicolle Gonzales, She is a nurse-midwife from the Navajo Nation and has dedicated her life to addressing Native American maternal health disparities around access to care while reclaiming indigenous birthing practices and supporting the return of indigenous midwives to communities.
  • The 2023 New Mexico Legislative Session began Tuesday and, as is customary, opening day was marked with the governor’s State of the State address. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham covered a lot of territory in her speech, including economic relief, climate change, crime prevention and education.
  • On this episode, we talk with Audra Bellmore, author of the fifth edition of "Old Santa Fe Today." For decades, the book has been used by tourists, writers and scholars to delve into the history and architecture of the City Different. It was originally published in 1966 and the new edition explores Santa Fe’s architecture, history and important figures through properties designated as worthy of preservation by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation.
  • The state of New Mexico and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have launched a new task force to investigate and prosecute environmental crimes in the state. These can range from dumping oil and hazardous waste to falsifying records.
  • On this episode we speak with Ramona Emerson. She is a Diné writer and filmmaker originally from Tohatchi New Mexico, who has published her first novel. It features a Diné forensic photographer who must also face the ghosts of victims from the crime scenes she documents.
  • On this week’s Let's Talk New Mexico, we look at what happens next now that voters approved a constitutional amendment to funnel more money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund into early childhood education and public schools.
  • Voting for the 2022 midterms is over and most of the races are decided. What were you watching in this election? Were you surprised by the outcomes? This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we gather a group of journalists to discuss how it all went down and what it means for the next two years in New Mexico as we look ahead to the 2024 election.