Sarah Gustavus

February 16, 2011 – Reporter Gwyneth Doland with the KUNM Government Project and KNME-TV joins us to talk about the mood at the state capitol as lawmakers move into the second half of this year's legislative session.

Support for the KUNM Government Project comes from the McCune Foundation Santa Fe.

February 11, 2011 – This week's Business Report on KUNM covers a local business that's getting a lot of calls after record-breaking cold temperatures in New Mexico. Also, Central New Mexico Community College is facing a big reduction in state funding. We hear how the business community is reacting to proposed cuts for CNM.

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Albuquerque, NM – Immigration is a national issue, but the topic is getting some attention this week in Santa Fe.

Governor Susana Martinez issued an Executive Order last week that would let state police officers ask about immigration status when a person is arrested.

Today, immigration advocates held a rally to draw attention to how state officials are handling immigration.

February 4, 2011 – In this week's Friday Business Report, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly sheds some light on rising food prices. Also, there's a new bank in New Mexico.

February 4, 2011 – In this week's KUNM Business Report, Megan Kamerick joins us to talk about the newest bank in New Mexico and how rising commodity prices are putting pressure on Albuquerque restaurant owners.

January 28, 2011 – In this week's KUNM Business Report, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly joins us to discuss two legislative proposals that local business leaders are watching closely.


January 28, 2011 – In this week's Friday Business Report, Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly, explains why tourism officials are nervous about potential budget cuts in this year's 60 day legislative session. Also, why some lawmakers want more oversight of the State Investment Council.

Albuquerque, NM – A group of New Mexico advocates think they've found a way secure more money for early childhood education, without raising taxes or adding to the state budget. They'll ask lawmakers to dedicate a percentage of the interest from the state permanent fund to programs that serve children under the age of five. The permanent fund currently provides funding for K through 12 education from interest on investments of oil and gas royalties.

January 24, 2011 – A campaign called Invest in Kinds Now kicked off at the state capitol today. Advocates propose using a percentage of royalties from oil and gas investments in the state permanent fund to support education for children under the age of 5.

January 21, 2011 – In today's Friday Business Report on KUNM, Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly has the latest on the ABQ Studios bankruptcy. We also hear why mortgage officers are in high demand right now.

Legacy Of Hippies

Jan 20, 2011

January 20, 2011 – In 1969, Price was a 23 year old graduate student at SUNY Buffalo when she got a grant to photograph communes in the Southwest. After taking photos in southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, she and her husband then decided to take it one step further and join the back to the land movement. They moved to a community called Libre in Colorado. Roberta Price Website

January 14, 2011 – Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly, joins us on All Things Considered to talk about coverage in today's paper.

Albuquerque, NM – First District Representative Martin Heinrich, says Representative Gabrielle Giffords is not only a friend but an inspiration in his own political career.

January 7, 2011 – The economy is still struggling, but there may be some potential bright spots for New Mexico businesses this year.

December 17, 2010 – KUNM speaks with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly. They also discuss the latest on a legal battle over the Downtown Action Team (DAT) in Albuquerque.

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December 17, 2010 – KUNM looks at what's at stake in possible higher education cuts during the upcoming legislative session.

Albuquerque Dreamer

Dec 15, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – The DREAM Act is once again delayed in Congress.

The legislation would give young people who are undocumented, and were brought into the US as children, a chance to apply for legal residency.

Supporters say it's a way to give students who worked hard a chance to go to college, get a job or serve in the armed forces. Critics argue that it rewards families who knew they were breaking US immigration laws.


Albuquerque, NM – A proposal to create a state ethics commission passed in the New Mexico House of Representatives last year but failed in the Senate. State Senator Linda Lopez plans to re-introduce the legislation in January, along with other ethics reforms.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus checked in with Senior Reporter Megan Kamerick.

Albuquerque, NM – Higher Education Secretary, Dr. Viola Florez says one of the issues highlighted in a draft Master Plan for Higher Education is remediation.

Those are courses that help students catch up on knowledge they need to perform well in college-level courses.

New Mexico has 24 institutions of higher learning around the state.

A draft of the Master Plan for Higher Education is available on the New Mexico Department of Higher Education website.

Albuquerque, NM – In this week's Business Report, we'll hear why some solar businesses are busy and who's missing out on federal funding for rural development in New Mexico. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly.

Matt Reichbach

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Independent

Richardson Legacy: A Tale Of Two Terms

Oct 1, 2010

Albuquerque, NM – Of all of the issues Governor Bill Richardson has dealt with over the past seven and a half years, there's one that stands out for its potential impact on the largest number of New Mexicans. In this last report in a series on Richardson's legacy as he prepares to leave office, KUNM's Jim Williams takes a look at how education has fared under the Democrat's leadership.


Albuquerque, NM – KUNM asked journalists, policy analysts and state government watchers to comment on just four of the big issues that might play a role in Governor Bill Richardson's legacy after he leaves office. Richardson is term limited and will end his second term in January. Sarah Gustavus looked at how recent scandals have influenced how people think about state government.

Hank Hughes interview.

Albuquerque, NM – The two counties with the greatest number of people in New Mexico are also the most difficult for families to find affordable housing.

The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness released a report on Wednesday, September 29, that ranked legislative districts in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties as the least affordable in the state.

Bay Stevens

Abluquerque, NM – Bay Stevens wants New Mexicans to start a new conversation about identity and assimilation.

She says there are many different kinds of stories about how people feel about their own evolving American identity. Stevens says her interest in this question started with her own experience in the 1960s.


Albuquerque, NM – The KUNM newsroom checked in with policy analysts, journalists and experts about four issues that may eventually become part of Governor Bill Richardson's legacy after two terms at the state's highest elected official. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has this look at some of the biggest stories related to the environment and energy in the past eight years.

Diane Denish

Hire an American

Sep 27, 2010

Jeff Bingaman

Albuquerque, NM – Democrats in the US Senate have a new idea for improving the nation's economy--hire an American.

A vote on the legislation, called the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act, could happen as early as Tuesday, September 28.

The proposal includes incentives, like a payroll tax break, for US companies to hire Americans to do jobs that have moved overseas in recent years.

Downtown at 700 2nd

Jul 1, 2010

July 1, 2010 – A new housing development in downtown Albuquerque is a partnership that aims to provide a stylish place to live that's also affordable to some of the most vulnerable city residents. We took tour of Downtown at 700 2nd during All Things Considered on KUNM.