As more than half a million people turned up to the Women’s March in D.C., here at home, demonstrators gathered around the state. In Albuquerque, hail and wind did not deter thousands from streaming into Civic Plaza Downtown, in what has to be one of the biggest women’s rights-centric events ever in New Mexico. The message was inclusive of civil rights, protections for immigrants, health care and more. The massive crowd was jubilant.
In Downtown Albuquerque, street lights reflected off wet asphalt as a couple hundred nonviolent demonstrators called for political revolution. Their ranks swelled, and at first, there wasn’t a police officer in sight.
Sat. 1/21 9a: Politics aren't just for grownups. The KUNM Kids get political with New Mexico State Representative Jim Smith. Find out how kids can be part of the process. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Wake up with The Children's Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am.
House Adjourns After Approving 2 Budget Bills – Associated Press The New Mexico House has adjourned until Monday after approving two of four bills of a budget solvency plan but deferring action on the plans' other two bills until the coming week.
Sat. 1/21, 4:15p: On Corazón Tanguero, an interview by hostess Cristina Baccin with Santa Fe-based writer Dr. Michael T. Gamble, about his just released book “Murder by tango” . He´ll share stories regarding his inspiration to write a book linking tango, murder and the Aleppo Codex. We´ll also talk about what made Dr. Gamble to dance from lasers and high-energy physics to tango!
Public Health New Mexico
Rio Arriba County has the country’s highest rate of opioid overdose. That’s partly because a severe shortage of funding for detox and recovery programs has made it almost impossible for people to get life-saving help with their addictions. Now Congress has passed a broad health measure that includes $1 billion for addiction treatment and prevention services. KUNM spoke with Senator Martin Heinrich, who voted for the 21 st Century Cures Act this week.