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Melorie Begay

To Grow Local Means More Than Just Fresh Food

For some people, eating and planting fresh food is about more than just filling empty stomachs, it’s a way to find connection and build community. It can get expensive, but some organizers in Southeast Albuquerque are committed to making fresh local organic food available.

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Former State Auditor Accused Of ID Theft, Decision To Cut New Mexico Men's Soccer Spurs Outrage

Former State Auditor Accused Of ID Theft, License Crime – Associated Press A criminal complaint accuses a former senior state auditor of identity theft and altering or forging driver's licenses. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the State Auditor's Office officials went to New Mexico State Police after Terry Becenti was fired earlier this year and officials then found six altered driver's licenses and four Social Security cards.

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Classical Kids: Piano And Winds

The Children's Hour, Sat 7/21 9a: Our series continues with Classical Kids Part Two - Piano and Winds with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Deborah Unger. Plus, do you have a musical kid who needs lessons? We’ll find out about UNM Music Prep School which offers musical education for New Mexico kids from birth through high school.

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Catherine Page Harris

LISTEN: Helping A Native Community Go Off The Grid

Friday 7/20 8a: On University Showcase, the Diné Red Water Pond Road Community on the Navajo Nation has grappled for years with the contamination from tailings left from uranium mines. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to relocate the community, but members do not want to leave their land and see a solution in moving to the top of a nearby mesa. They're working with the University of New Mexico's School of Engineering and School of Architecture and Planning as well as the...

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"Exhaling Space": An Interview With Alejandro Rutty

Sat. 7/21, 4:15p: On Corazón Tanguero , a conversation hosted by Cristina Baccin with Argentinian musician and composer Alejandro Rutty , currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro about his new album “Exhaling space” , a project that musically portrays the basic need -but often forgotten- for space and breathing. In this dialogue, Professor Alejandro Rutty walks with the listener in the paths of his aspiration to recreate a musical language that...

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Photography: Vicki Everhart

José A. Lucero: Santería Cubista A La Nuevomexicana

Mon. 7/23, 7p: En las manos del maestro José A. Lucero, el cuchillo se transforma en pincel y el pincel juega a retratar ángeles y santos en clave de cubismo nuevomexicano. El artista entabla un diálogo con la arraigada tradición del Spanish Colonial Art Market desde los desparejos ojos de sus personajes que veneran la tradición pero también hacen de la creatividad, su otra espiritualidad. En esta entrevista conducida por Cristina Baccin , el santero José A. Lucero nos cuenta cómo momentos...

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KUNM News Wins National Awards For 2017 Coverage

We’re proud to announce that KUNM won several national awards for our 2017 coverage. We were awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award for our series Enduring Addiction produced by Ed Williams . The Murrow awards are a prestigious honor given out by the Radio Television Digital News Association. KUNM also won three awards at the Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual conference in June.

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Former State Auditor Accused Of ID Theft, License Crime – Associated Press

A criminal complaint accuses a former senior state auditor of identity theft and altering or forging driver's licenses.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the State Auditor's Office officials went to New Mexico State Police after Terry Becenti was fired earlier this year and officials then found six altered driver's licenses and four Social Security cards.

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Dave Grusin has been an award-winning composer, producer, arranger and, of course, jazz pianist and recording artist for over 50 years.  He's the subject of a new feature-length documentary that was produced by two fellow musicians (and fellow Santa Fe residents), vocalist Barbara Bentree and pianist John Rangel.  Dave Grusin: Not Enough Time screens on July 22 at the Lensic Center in Santa Fe, as part of the New Mexico Jazz Festival.

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Authorities Say Close To $100K Found After Deadly Bus Crash- Associated Press

Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway said Friday that one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash.

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New Mexico To Eliminate 4 Sports To Curb SpendingAssociated Press

Top officials at New Mexico's flagship university are recommending that the men's soccer team and the skiing and beach volleyball programs be eliminated to help the troubled athletics department get its finances under control.

Melorie Begay

For some people, eating and planting fresh food is about more than just filling empty stomachs, it’s a way to find connection and build community. It can get expensive, but some organizers in Southeast Albuquerque are committed to making fresh local organic food available.

Pays Imaginaire via Flickr / Creative Commons License

We’re proud to announce that KUNM won several national awards for our 2017 coverage. We were awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award for our series Enduring Addiction produced by Ed Williams. The Murrow awards are a prestigious honor given out by the Radio Television Digital News Association. 

KUNM also won three awards at the Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual conference in June. 

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New Mexico AG Seeks To Void Hispanic Land Grant Transfer- Associated Press

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said Wednesday he is seeking to void a 2003 land transfer from an historic Hispanic land grant on grounds it was illegal.

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New Mexico Prisons Expected To Fill Up As Population Grows- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A forecast prepared by the state sentencing commission shows New Mexico's prison system will have more inmates in the next few years than it currently has cells to hold them.

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Sometimes people who've experienced hardship are in a unique position to know what other folks in trouble need. That’s Marion Goodluck.

Every day, weekends, in the middle of the night—she thinks about and plans for the American Indian Women’s Center. It doesn’t exist yet, but she knows from her own lived experience that Albuquerque needs a domestic violence shelter made by and for indigenous people. Her organization is hoping to secure funding from the city and state for an all-nations center that’s welcoming, that feels like a home and a site for healing. 

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Lawmakers Hold Hearing On ICE Detention In New Mexico- Associated Press

State lawmakers have heard testimony about conditions inside federal facilities that house migrants in New Mexico, where the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has entered into agreements with counties and private companies to operate two detention centers.

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