The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it’s opening a civil rights investigation into Albuquerque and Bernalillo County air pollution policies.
Sat 7/30 9a: The Children's Hour crew will explore the Every Kid In A Park initiative, where every 4th grader in America can get a free family pass to all national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges and historical sites for their whole family. We will also find out what the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival offers for kids. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more every Saturday from 9 to 10am.
KUNM Call In Show
KUNM Call In Show 7/28 8a: New Mexico is known for its incredible outdoor beauty. Are you taking advantage of opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or camp in state and national parks this summer? What does time in the outdoors mean to you? What keeps you from spending more time in nature?
Judge To Rule Friday Today On Transit Lawsuit – Albuquerque Journal A federal judge plans to issue his ruling today on a lawsuit over a controversial project that would create dedicated rapid transit bus lanes along nine miles of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.
Sat. 7/30, 12p: Carol Boss and her guests, a diverse group of women will talk about some of the important issues brought up (or not) during the conventions on Women's Focus. Samia Assed and Stefany Olivas who have been traveling with grassroots leaders from across the U.S. on the The People's Caravan (Cleveland to Philadelphia); Gina Dennis, a Bernie Sanders delegate to the DNC; Jacklyn Asamoah, an African American activist and Roxanne Allen will all be part of the conversation.
KUNM’s reporting series Poisoned Earth: Albuquerque’s Toxic Secret revealed that state officials had not studied health effects of a dry cleaning chemical spill on people who lived near the plume.
Public Health New Mexico
The New Mexico Environment Department is rewriting the state’s rules on water pollution. The state’s water quality rules regulate everything from groundwater pollution from abandoned wells to sewer discharge into rivers. But some of those rules are outdated. The Environment Department kicked off a review process last week to study them, and see which ones need to be updated.