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Let’s Talk New Mexico, Thursday, 2/4, 8a: Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced that New Mexico public school districts  would have the option of re-opening under several different in-person schooling models starting February 8th. But many New Mexicans have questions.  Will this return be safe? What happens if COVID rates increase? And what options are on the table for districts looking to enact one of the hybrid models?

8/9/2020 ACLU & APS School Re-entry Plan

Sep 30, 2020
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SUN 8/9 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we learned from Leon Howard, Legal Director for ACLU-NM about the effects of"Operation Legend" in New Mexico. We also heard from Yolanda Montoya-Cordova, The APS Board Secretary for Education on what parents and students of APS schools should expect when it comes to the reopening of schools this upcoming Fall semester!

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No More Normal: Counting On It

Sep 20, 2020
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The census is one of the more important events in our democracy. Every 10 years each person is counted so that resources can be allocated, programs created, and a general understanding of the population is had. It should be a clean process. Should be. The 2020 census has proven to be anything but clean. Mud has been thrown on the process, as people and institutions attempt to manipulate the numbers, subsequently stripping power from some and giving it to others. Peppered throughout this episode is an editorial from NoMoNo about why the census matters: The state is counting on us to be counted. If you haven't completed the census form yet, do it now. It only takes a few minutes. Click here to get started.

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Hanna Colton, public health and education reporter with KUNM, sits down with me in-studio to talk about a few of the education bills that are on deck at the Roundhouse. She also breaks down how you can find out more about the bills yourself.

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. 

 

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I had a great  talk with Gwyneth Doland of KNME, where we discuss the fiscal responsiblity of our elected officals, the merits of the "Opportunity Scholarship," and the odds of recreational cannabis becoming a reality for New Mexico. 

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An in-studio talk with Hannah Colton, public health reporter for KUNM, where we discuss the education proposals on the docket for the 54th session of the state Legislature. We also talk about the governor's plans to increase the quality of the state's early childhood education program, as well as the Opportunity Scholarship proposal that is aimed to help older New Mexicans continue their education. 

Here's the bill for the Early Childhood Education plan, HB 83.

Bill Expands Access To Lottery Scholarships

Feb 6, 2019
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Students with disabilities who had to leave the state in order to attend high schools that met their needs are now eligible for the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law on Monday that changes the scholarship requirements.

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This Sunday, we highlight the work of individuals and organizations committed to the critical issues of immigration and education. We speak with Barni Qaasim, a California based activist, storyteller and documentarian, Alejandro Macias of the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, and Ian Esquibel, the Executive Director of The Learning Alliance.