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Marisa Demarco

  • 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.
  • The number of banned books in classrooms across the country is skyrocketing to new highs. That’s the finding of a new report released this week from PEN America––a nonprofit focused on freedom of expression.
  • This week we felt the action at the Roundhouse pick up speed, and there were some shake-ups that threw journalists and the public off balance. So #YNMG is taking the opportunity to focus on access and transparency. Monday, was supposed to have a hearing for Senate Bill 8, but that got pushed to Wednesday, then extended to Friday. There was another Senate bill aimed at making sure farmworkers would get some extra pay this year. That passed through a committee without the public getting a chance to look it over first. And, away from the legislature, the state’s Department of Health has been making changes over the last couple weeks to how it engages with journalists and the public in the weekly COVID-19 updates.
  • One year ago, on Jan 6. 2021, the U.S. Capitol was violently attacked by a mob of Trump supporters in an effort to halt the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. There were rallies and vigils held across the country to mark the anniversary. Source New Mexico’s Marisa Demarco attended the event held in Downtown Albuquerque on Thursday.
  • The state legislature met Monday, Dec. 6, for a special session with the goal of redrawing voting districts for the state legislature, U.S. House and Public Education Commission. This is a process that takes place every 10 years following the new Census numbers. Marisa Demarco - Editor-in-Chief of Source New Mexico, a new local outlet with a focus on state government – spoke with KUNM about what lawmakers are tasked with getting done and what to expect as the session continues.
  • Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/21 8am: It’s still unclear exactly how many cases there are in New Mexico of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives.…
  • Former KUNM News Director and reporter, Hannah Colton, died by suicide at age 29 in November 2020. We have dedicated every episode of No More Normal to…
  • What is the sound of a river in crisis? That’s what a group of artists explore in an installation opening online at the University of New Mexico Art…
  • In the last weeks of July, we saw high temperatures across the country. The streets heated up, and we’re not talking about the weather. We’re talking…
  • Let's Talk New Mexico 6/18, 8a: With protests against systemic racism and violence continuing around the country, many people are questioning the role of…