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This week, we get into what has disappeared from our lives—good or bad—during the pandemic. Episode 2 is all about what’s going, going, gone, maybe for good. We learn of attempts to erase people from the Census. We talk to Sen. Martin Heinrich about the erosion of our civil liberties. We reflect on what’s fading from our relationships and mental wellness. We hear from a COVID-19 survivor, so the realities of the virus don’t slip away. We examine the consciousness of community and the loss of a collective future with an international futurist. We reflect on a disappearing chicken and what life was like pre-pandemic. And we try to see and hear a vanishing Rio Grande.

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While many of us are focused on the demands of the pandemic, the primary election came up quick in New Mexico, and the general election is right around the corner. What is the consequence of doing nothing at all this election cycle? In episode 68, we take a look at the primary coming up on Tuesday, June 2, with a narrow focus on the state and local elections.

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New Mexico’s Public Media stations host in depth conversations with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates: Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. Hosted by Gene Grant, host of KNME-TV’s New Mexico in Focus.

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When the oil and gas industry takes a dive, or when extractive industries tank, so do economies in rural areas, where a lot of the jobs come from drilling, or mining, or power plants. A business incubator is helping entrepreneurs on the Navajo Nation with the idea that local skills and talents—and cash flowing in and out of local businesses—are key to independence from environmentally damaging corporations. 

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of Popejoy Hall

Feb 23, 2017
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As President of the University of New Mexico from 1948-1968, Thomas L. Popejoy understood the value of the performing arts and having a proper hall to house them. He also understood the obstacles in getting such a hall built.

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Governor Susana Martinez gave her State of the State address Tuesday in Santa Fe. We'll have details during All Things Considered on KUNM. You can read her prepared remarks below. 

Thanks to New Mexico PBS for partnering with us on this coverage. Find analysis as it continues below, livestreaming from New Mexico PBS.

Live Local Election Coverage From NMPBS

Nov 8, 2016

Tonight join Gene Grant and the New Mexico In Focus line panel for 4 hours of continuous live election coverage starting at 7pm.  It will also be on KNMD, Channel 9.1. And live on KNME Channel 5.1 at 10pm, following the PBS Newshour’s national election coverage. 

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Tune in to KUNM starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for live special election night coverage from NPR News. We'll feature speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from candidates and polling sites, and analysis from NPR’s Politics Team.

2016 Election: NM Supreme Court Candidate Conversation

Oct 14, 2016
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The 2016 election is just around the corner, less than four weeks away. Republican Supreme Court Justice Judith Nakamura is running to keep her seat on the bench. Democrat Chief New Mexico Appeals Court Judge Michael Vigil is challenging her. The candidates sat down for a conversation as part of KUNM’s special election coverage with New Mexico PBS.

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The traditional folk music of New Mexico has been celebrated for the past 16 years at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe with Nuestra Música, a concert celebrating the music traditions of the state.

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There are many reasons why people struggle to save money and move out of poverty. One is not having any extra money around for college, a house or to start a business.

That’s where one local organization has stepped in with a potential solution. 

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Governor Susana Martinez delivered her State of the State address to lawmakers on the opening day of the 2016 legislative session Tuesday.

Martinez said cracking down on crime is her top priority. She pointed to fatal shootings of police officers and crimes committed by “boomerang thugs” who’ve been in and out of jail.

KNME Special Highlights Local Masterpieces

Dec 17, 2015
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For centuries New Mexico has served as an inspiration to artists from all over the world. The New Mexico PBS/KNME original production New Mexico Masterpieces features some of the Land of Enchantment’s most enduring, pivotal, provocative, and beautiful artworks.  

KUNM's Chris Boros spoke with KNME Executive Producer Michael Kamins about the film.

Helping Young Men Find Role Models On Public Square

Nov 19, 2015
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Young men of color face many challenges in New Mexico. Tonight on Public Square on New Mexico PBS – it’s Boys Into Men: Role Models and Mentors. How do we help young men find role models and become the next generation of leaders?

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Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped North America.  This month, NOVA presents Making North America,  a three-billion-year biography of our continent in a new three-hour series that premieres Wednesday, November 4, 2015, on New Mexico PBS KNME.  

Grandparents Raising Kids On Public Square

Oct 29, 2015
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Tonight at 7p on Public Square on New Mexico PBS/KNME, grandparents raising grandkids. When parents die, are incarcerated, or experience addictions or mental illness, often children are raised by their grandparents. Host Megan Kamerick explores the issue with a distinguished panel. 

Local Treasures To Be Featured On Antiques Roadshow

Sep 28, 2015
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Antiques Roadshow rolled through Albuquerque in July last year for PBS.   Three episodes filmed in the Duke City air on September 28 and October 5 and 12 on New Mexico PBS/KNME Channel 5.   The show features antique experts who appraise items for people who are hoping to hit the jackpot.  

Marsha Bemko is the executive producer of the program.  She spoke with KUNM's Chris Boros about the episodes filmed in New Mexico. 

Early Childhood Education On NMPBS's Public Square

Nov 20, 2014
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New Mexico is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to measurements of child wellbeing–49th according to the Kids Count Report.

Thursday at 7p on New Mexico PBS, a panel explores early childhood education as a possible solution. It's this month's episode of Public Square, a monthly public affairs program where civic dialogue takes center stage.

NMPBS's Public Square Returns With Child Well-Being

Oct 29, 2014
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Thursday at 8p New Mexico PBS premieres the fourth season of Public Square, a monthly public affairs program where civic dialogue takes center stage.

Tune in tonight for the full discussion. The panel takes up the question of how to improve child well-being in New Mexico. We are 49th in the nation, according to the annual Kids Count Report.

Antiques Roadshow Films In Albuquerque

Jul 18, 2014
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Public television’s Antiques Roadshow visits the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday as part of an eight-city summer tour. The show appraises antiques from locals who are hoping to cash in on their prized possessions. 

KUNM's Chris Boros spoke with Marsha Bemko, the show’s Executive Producer.  She says the show has visited New Mexico on multiple occasions. Antiques Roadshow is taping three episodes in Albuquerque for broadcast next year.