Generation Justice - KUNM Youth Radio

Sunday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Generation Justice inspires youth to become media makers committed to social transformation.

2/16 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with Rosalinda Dorado Mendoza from El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos and Zoe Hughes from New Mexico Asian Family Center about the 2020 Census and its importance.

David Rogers, the executive director of Dual Language Education Of New Mexico(DLeNM) shares information about important legislation on Dual language and multicultural education.


2.2.20 - Las Mujeres for Avenida Dolores Huerta

Feb 24, 2020

2/2 7p: Generation Justice speaks with Diana Montoya and Angi Gonzales Carver, of Las Mujeres, an organization that works on women's and children's issues in New Mexico. The two share about the initiative to establish Avenida Dolores Huerta in Albuquerque. 

1.26.20 - New Mexico's Kids Count Data

Jan 28, 2020

1/26 7p: What can lawmakers do to help children in New Mexico?

This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with NM Voices for Children Deputy Director, Amber Wallin, about teen/child well-being in our state and the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

Each year, New Mexico Voices for Children releases the Kids Count data in preparation for the New Mexico State legislative session. Tune in to hear how our kids are doing and get an update on the events happening at the Roundhouse. 


1/19 7p:  This week, we take you to "Supporting a Safe Campus Environment: Preventing Gun Violence and Racism, " a community forum hosted by The UNM College of Population Health in partnership with entities across campus and the community. The forum was hosted by UNM College for Population Health in November 2019.

12.22.19 - A Conversation with Gloria Tristani

Jan 28, 2020

12/22 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we celebrate intergenerational learning! Youth producer Adiana Cordova speaks with Gloria Tristani, a former commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and for the New Mexico State Corporation Commission.

Gloria shares about her journey to policy work; the women who helped shape her; and her advice for young women of color.

"You gotta tell em', I'm smart. I'm educated. I'm committed. I'm passionate."



12.8.19 - Dr. Tommy J. Curry

Dec 9, 2019

12/8 7p:  Where in academia are the experiences of black men and boys told and justified? This week, we hear from Professor Tommy J. Curry, author of the book The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood, and Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Curry helps us to unpack the narratives about black men and boys that have been distorted in history, media, and academia

11.24.19 - Gratitude 2019

Nov 25, 2019

11/24 7p: What do you have gratitude for? In this season of thanks, GJ youth and staff took time to share what they hold gratitude for. Tune in and let these messages of love put a smile on your face. 

11.17.19 - Climate Stories Through Art

Nov 18, 2019

11/17 7p: This fall 516 Arts and several community partners, including artists from the University of New Mexico, collaborated to create the exhibit, Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande. This regional collaboration includes exhibits, lectures, live performance art, and more.

Tune in to hear from co-curator, Professor Subhankar Banerjee, and contributing artists, laura c. carlson, and Dylan McLaughlin. Our youth producers also share some of the local events happening in the Albuquerque area! 

11/10 7p: Generation Justice is proud to announce the 2019/2020 Cultivating Leaders Practicum Program is off to an exciting start!

11.5.19 - Interview with Wake Self

Nov 5, 2019

11/5 7p: Our community woke up today to the devastating news that local NM hip hop artist Andrew 'Wake Self' Martinez has passed away. 

Generation Justice sends our sincerest condolences to Andrew’s family and our community. 

On Sunday, November 3rd, Generation Justice aired this interview with Wake Self, conducted by 13-year-old Emilio Bauvallet. 


11/3 7p: This week, we hear from people working for social change through academia and music. First, youth producer Emilio Bauvallet sits down with Albuquerque hip-hop artist Wake Self for an exclusive introduction to his new album, Ready to Live. Wake shares what inspires him and his advice to New Mexico youth! 

10/20 7p: How can we maintain spiritual wellbeing while doing activism and social change? This week we hear from the UNM African American Student Services 2019 UNM Black Cultural Conference Keynote Speaker, Ericka Huggins! Ericka is an educator, poet, human rights activist, a former Black Panther Party leader, and a former political prisoner.

10/27 7p: What do the 2019 APS school board candidates know about race equity? Will they listen to youth? We find out more about the candidates from New Mexico youth who asked them these questions and more, Isabella Mary Baker​ and Jacob Martinez, two youth organizers with VIA Youth Voices in Action​!

And don’t miss author Matt Mendez, who shares the inspiration for his latest book, Barely Missing Everything, and how important it is for young people of color to have representation in literature.


10.13.19 - Protecting #MaunaKea & #NetNeutrality

Oct 14, 2019

10/13 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with people who are working to educate and organize to protect the sacred Mauna Kea and Net Neutrality protections for all. We hear from Lehua Lopez, a Native Hawaiian cultural anthropologist based in Albuquerque. Lehua has taught Hawaiian culture for more than 40 years and joins us to share about the importance of Mauna Kea and how we can help.

Then, Gaurav Laroia, Senior Policy Counsel for Free Press, helps us break-down the recent federal appeals court decision on Net Neutrality.

10/6 7p: This week, we heard the journeys that some New Mexicans have taken to find their voices and to make connections across the world.

Justin Allen and Kelly Garcia-Chavez, of the abolitionist group Millions For Prisoners- New Mexico, joined us to talk about finding your voice through your vote, and the fight to restore voting rights to incarcerated people.

9/29 7p: This week on GJ, we looked at how the community is building liberation and opportunity for all. Demetrius Johnson, Chair of the Albuquerque Freedom Council of the Red Nation, introduces us to the Red Deal— a movement document for Indigenous liberation.

Then, we spoke with Jorge Cortez, Mina Mays, Nightmare, and DJ Gravity, four youth performers who will share all about the 10th anniversary of Warehouse 508 in Albuquerque.

Catch GJ Live every Sunday night at 7 pm! 


9.22.19 - Democracy Dollars 2019

Oct 7, 2019

9/22 7p: Have you heard of Burque Bucks? This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with Reina Davis and Sherele Brooks, two community organizers who shared their work for Democracy Dollars, or Burque Bucks. Albuquerque voters will make their decision on this local campaign finance proposition this November 5th.

Don't miss Reina and Sherele as they share about Democracy Dollars and how youth can get involved with local politics and civic engagement!



9/15 7p: September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. This week, we sit down with two New Mexicans who have dedicated their lives to prevention work after losing loved ones to suicide. We meet Desiree Woodland of Breaking the Silence New Mexico and Bee Chavez from the New Mexico Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The two share their journies to prevention work and the resources available.

9.8.19 - Climate Action & Sustainable Fashion

Oct 7, 2019

9/8 7p: This week, we look at New Mexican youth who are organizing for solutions to climate change and using innovative ways to address waste in the fashion industry.

We will speak to Olivia Gonzalez and Vivien McCullough, two youth organizers of the upcoming Global Climate Strike in Albuquerque. We also hear from Jakia Fuller, an interdisciplinary artist who shares about upcycling for sustainability in fashion.



09/01 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we look at new narratives in black history. Professor Sherri Burr, Emertius Professor of Law at the UNM Law School, introduces her new book "Complicated Lives: Free Blacks in Virginia 1619-1865." Professor Burr shares the little-known stories of Black and Native people who were free before the Civil War.

8.25.19 - Close the Camps Report Back

Sep 16, 2019

08/25 7p: In July, DHS prepared to detain hundreds of immigrant children and families at the Fort Sill Military Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. At the same, hundreds of organizers, activists, and protestors from around the country gathered to hold peaceful resistance at Fort Sill in an effort to "Close the Camps."

 Jonathon Alonzo, co-President of Fight For Our Lives Albuquerque, Annarae Serrano, Freshman at Fort Lewis College, and Eli Cuna, National Field Director for United We Dream, join us to discuss the action that received national attention. 

8.25.19 Youth Voices : Janna Jihad

Sep 16, 2019

8/25 7p: Since the age of 7, Janna Jihad has reported on the violence and injustice that her community experiences every day under Israeli occupation.

 This Summer Janna embarked on a tour of the United States to spread awareness of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and to encourage US citizens and lawmakers to take action. In this segment youth producer, Mutazz Jaber, speaks with Janna about her work. 

8/18 7pm: On this special edition of Generation justice, enjoy a lecture from the U.S. Senator Dennis Chavez Endowed Lectureship/Symposium on Law and Civil Rights, featuring Professor Alvaro Bedoya, founding director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law.

Professor Bedoya is an expert on government surveillance, commercial data collection, and their impact on immigrants and people of color.

8/4 7p: From Standing Rock to Mauna Kea, Indigenous resistance remains strong. This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with two Indigenous leaders who have stood up to defend sacred land and water, Brennon Nastacio, a Water Protector from San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico; and Kealoha Pisciotta, a plaintiff for the legal battle to protect Mauna Kea, who has held peaceful resistance on the mountain this summer.

Don't miss their stories of resistance and how the community can get involved. 

As always you can catch Generation Justice LIVE every Sunday at 7pm! 


7.28.19 - Rural Broadband Access & #DigiSec

Jul 29, 2019

7/28 7p: How would life be different without reliable internet access? For many rural communities in New Mexico finding a reliable and affordable way to get online is difficult. 

This week on GJ, we take a look at rural access to the digital world as we speak to Adhiraj ‘Raj’ Sen, the founder of Sentiva Networks, a rural broadband internet provider in Pecos, New Mexico.

7.21.19: Dream Team Community-led Resistance

Jul 23, 2019

7/21 7pm: This week on Generation Justice Blanca Banuelos and Victor Romero Hernandez, of the New Mexico Dream Team, spoke with GJ youth, Adiana Cordova, about their work on national campaigns to close detention camps and defund ICE and CBP. Then, GJ youth share a reading from nationally-recognized activist, Bree Newsome, to recap the events of the last two weeks. We also featured great music curated by our youth producers and community calendar events.


Catch us live every Sunday @ 7:00pm!



7.14.19- What's Happening on NM's Southern Border?

Jul 15, 2019

7/14 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with award-winning journalist, Kent Paterson, who shared his reporting on illegal border wall construction in Sunland Park, NM.

Kent is a KUNM producer and was the Editor of NMSU’s Frontera NorteSur news service from 2005 to 2016. He is also the author of the award-winning book, The Hot Empire of Chile: a history of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. 

Don't miss Kent and our social justice calendar, highlighting community events in the Albuquerque area! As always, you can catch Generation Justice every Sunday at 7pm! 

Generation Justice Music Show!

Mar 31, 2017
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Sun 03/26 7p: Generation Justice’s show this week is all about music! Tune in as we’re dedicating the hour to our GJ DJs top song picks and continue with our Resistance Headlines. Don’t forget this Sunday is KUNM’s Pledge Drive! Tune in on Sunday at 7:00 pm on KUNM 89.9 FM, or online at If you are unable to join us on Sunday, we do make our podcasts available Mondays on iTunes and Soundcloud. Don’t forget to rate us on iTunes!

Standing Rock And Our Rights

Feb 24, 2017
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Sun. 02/26 7p: Generation Justice speaks with Liz Carrasco, a Representative with NM Immigrant Law Center, about being an immigrant and what she would like to tell officials about deportations. We talk with Fabiola Bawden and Marian Mendez, community organizers from El Centro De Igualdad y Derechos, about immigrant rights in New Mexico. We are then joined by Mayahuel Garza, a water protector, who will discuss her experience and the current issues on the #NoDAPL movement. Next, we share some positive events that are happening in our community.

Strong Families Legislative Day

Feb 17, 2017
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     This Sunday, join Generation Justice as we go into depth about the Strong Families New Mexico day at the Legislature. We bring in Jessica Collins, Program Director for Strong Families NM, participants and organizers who will share why they are passionate about this legislation. The bills and issues that were brought up were, Civil Rights and Criminal Justice, Education Equity, Economic Justice, Health Equity, and Anti-Family.