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For 109 years since the Legislature was founded, New Mexico has not had an African American State Senator. In 2021, that changed when Harold Pope Jr. of Albuquerque took his seat representing the 23rd District. KUNM caught up with the freshman Senator and Air Force veteran to ask about what motivated a life of service and where he sees New Mexico's future.

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Early last month, President Biden extended a repayment pause for student loans until October 2021. In the meantime, college seniors graduating in the midst of this pandemic are also dealing with the stresses of a weak economy and fewer job opportunities. Patrick Watson from Mauldin Economics sat down with reporter Taylor Velazquez to talk about the likelihood of student loan forgiveness and the future of the job market.

 

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As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on, New Mexico's homeless population has been on the rise and has been for quite some time. Additionally, many families are struggling to make ends meet in this time of uncertainty. 

Mayor Tim Keller and the City of Albuquerque have launched a new free public service program that aims to help residents access the city's resources for rental assistance, housing, and managing other financial needs. 

7/19/20 People are NOT Mascots & COVID-19 Update

Sep 30, 2020
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SUN 7/19 7P: This week on Generation Justice, we learned about the new cases and developments regarding NM’s response to COVID-19 and the importance of the name and mascot change of the Washington NFL football team. We spoke to the Cabinet Secretary of the Human Services Department, Dr. David Scrase. We also spoke with Amanda Blackhorse, a certified Social Worker and a Dine’ advocate against Native American mascots.

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7/12/20 Native American Relief Fund & I Mask Up Campaign

Sep 11, 2020

 

SUN 7/12 7p: This week on Generation Justice we learned from the president and CEO of New Mexico Foundation, JoAnn Melchor, she spoke about the Native American Relief Fund.

Enrique Cardiel, the Executive Director of the Bernalillo County Community Health Council, spoke with us about the recent #IMaskUp campaign.

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5/3/20 Youth Mental Health during Covid-19

Sep 4, 2020
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SUN 5/3 7p: How can parents and families support their youth while at home during the pandemic?

This week on Generation Justice Long time GJ member Pilar Monfiletto spoke with Dr. Amy Rouse, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Dr. Kristina Sowar Assistant Professor and Attending Psychiatrist in the departments of General, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from UNM.

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4.5.20- Covid-19 Update & Youth Perspective

Aug 28, 2020

Sun. 4/5 7p: This week on Generation Justice, GJ member Sunandita Santhanam spoke with the Deputy Director of the Department of Family and Community Services, Gilbert Ramirez, about the City of Albuquerque‘s response in resources and planning for housing, healthcare, food, childcare, and more during these times.