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Clovis Shooting Survivor Says More Guns Wouldn't Have Helped

New Mexicans are reacting to President Trump’s suggestion that some teachers should carry weapons at school. Shootings here have changed the way some people think about public safety.

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Drought A Risk Despite Recent Snowfall

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Kids Making History

The Children's Hour Sat 2/24 9a: History is being made every day, and kids are part of the story. 14 year old Donovan Smith, an unsung hero of black history himself, will tell us about his latest efforts in making Albuquerque a better place to live. Plus, we’re hearing about kids leading the way in Florida and around the world to make schools safer, but this isn’t the first time kids have been on the front lines for their rights.

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The Changing Faces Of Education

Sat. 2/24 12p: Join host Pamelya Herndon for a special tribute to Black History Month. Our guests will be Dr. Cynthia Warrick , President of Stillman College and Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College, the first African American women to serve as President of these Historically Black Colleges. We'll also be joined on the show by Melisande Short-Colomb, one of the descendants of the 272 slaves that Georgetown Priests sold in 1838 to help pay off Georgetown University's debt....

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After The Legislature, The Work Continues

This year’s 30-day legislative session wrapped up last week. It was a budget year, but lawmakers also considered legislation to address issues like education and public safety. We'll take a look at what happened this year at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, then we'll step back and spend the rest of the hour looking at programs and organizations around the state that are addressing some of the most persistent problems in our communities – from poverty to a lack of access to health care.

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Weather, Roads, School Delays

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NM High School Graduation Rate Holds Steady, Four-Day School Schedules On Hold

New Mexico High School Graduation Rate Holds Steady – The Associated Press The percentage of New Mexico students who graduate high school is holding steady at 71 percent.

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KUNM News Is Hiring A Public Health Reporter!

KUNM at the University of New Mexico is hiring one full-time Technical Journalist to report for the Public Health New Mexico project.

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President Trump is hosting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House. The two leaders are holding a joint news conference. This is taking place amid new charges in the Russia investigation and public debate over gun control and gun violence, all of which may come up in the course of questioning.

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The kids of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony will be given unique access this month to some distinquished professional musicians.  The Harlem Quartet, currently in residence at London's Royal College of Music, will lead a week-long series of workshops for the young musicians along with Cuban composer and pianist Aldo López-Gavilán.  The week culminates on March 3 in a collaborative concert in Santa Fe, a benefit for the Youth Symphony Association.

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New Mexicans are reacting to President Trump’s suggestion that some teachers should carry weapons at school. Shootings here have changed the way some people think about public safety.

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New Mexico High School Graduation Rate Holds SteadyThe Associated Press

The percentage of New Mexico students who graduate high school is holding steady at 71 percent.

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Drought Forces Painful Choices For New Mexico Ranchers - The Associated Press

Some stretches of New Mexico have gone months without meaningful moisture, leaving farmers and ranchers to make difficult decisions as long-term forecasts call for drought to intensify across the already arid state.

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This year’s 30-day legislative session wrapped up last week. It was a budget year, but lawmakers also considered legislation to address issues like education and public safety. We'll take a look at what happened this year at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, then we'll step back and spend the rest of the hour looking at programs and organizations around the state that are addressing some of the most persistent problems in our communities – from poverty to a lack of access to health care.

Victor Onimole / KUNM/University of New Mexico

Social media was flooded with pictures of an unexpected snowfall that happened early Tuesday morning. Northern parts of New Mexico got up to 10 inches of snow, while the south and eastern parts got a light dusting.  

A majority of the state faces severe drought conditions, or high fire risk and frequent water shortages.

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Funding for public early childhood programs is tight around New Mexico, and it’s disproportionately students of color who miss out. Allen Sanchez of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops sparked debate last week when he told an Associated Press reporter that systemic racism is a factor in why legislation that could have fixed the problem didn’t get a fair shake. 

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Police Tighten Security Following School Shooting Threat – The Associated Press

Police are increasing their presence at a high school outside Albuquerque after a shooting threat was made against the school.

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Judge Orders New Mexico Governor To Submit To DepositionThe Associated Press

A state district court has ordered New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit linked to the eviction of a group from a political even in 2014.

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