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Laura Paskus

In Deep Water

As severe drought returns to New Mexico, farmers and skiers alike fret over the state’s lack of snow. Meanwhile, on a cold, cloudy Monday morning in Washington, DC, attorneys for New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and the United States government grappled over the muddy waters of the Rio Grande.

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New Mexico PBS

Priorities For The 2018 Legislative Session

Let's Talk New Mexico 1/11 8a: The 2018 legislative session begins January 16. Along with setting state spending priorities, lawmakers are also expected to consider legislation on education and public safety during the 30-day session. What questions do you have about the upcoming session? What issues do you hope get the most attention from lawmakers this year?

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BobMcCannon.org, LaderaWest.org

Media Literacy

The Children's Hour, Sat 1/13 9a: What is it to be media literate? We’re re-broadcasting a show we recorded in 2002 with the late, legendary Bob McCannon, who was an expert in educating kids about being media savvy. Part of your balanced breakfast, The Children’s Hour, Saturdays, 9 to 10am.

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State Analysts Review Factors Fueling Albuquerque Crime RateThe Associated Press

Analysts for the Legislative Finance Committee say they are undertaking a review of the Bernalillo County criminal justice system.

Maddy Baker / Creative Commons via Unsplash

US Poet Laureate Starts Rural Reading Tour In New Mexico Associated Press

The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on the first of several trips to rural pockets of the country where she says book festivals rarely take her.

Melorie Begay

Local fair lending advocates are partnering with an out of state loan company to curb predatory lending in New Mexico.

JadeXJustice via Flickr / Creative Commons

We got some rain this week in New Mexico. It ended a 96-day dry streak in Albuquerque. But that doesn’t mean we don’t need a lot more rain and snow.

“We’re so far behind, that really all that we saw was not going to do much, really anything, to the state of the drought in NM,” said Royce Fontenot, a senior hydrologist with the National Weather Service.

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Grand Jury Indicts Former Head Of New Mexico MLK Commission- The Associated Press

The former director of New Mexico's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission has been indicted on more than a dozen charges stemming from allegations of financial impropriety.

Sat. 12/16 12p: Whether it be politicians or batterers who use power abusively, they all have the same objective-total control-and they often use similar methods to achieve and maintain that control.


Ken Lund via Flickr / Creative Commons

New Mexico Statehouse Embarks On Anti-Harassment Overhaul- The Associated Press

New Mexico-based lobbyists attended voluntary, state-sponsored training Thursday on how to prevent and report sexual misconduct, and lawmakers will be required to undergo similar training next week.

Priorities For The 2018 Legislative Session

Jan 10, 2018
New Mexico PBS

Let's Talk New Mexico 1/11 8a: The 2018 legislative session begins January 16. Along with setting state spending priorities, lawmakers are also expected to consider legislation on education and public safety during the 30-day session. 

What questions do you have about the upcoming session? What issues do you hope get the most attention from lawmakers this year? 

In Deep Water

Jan 10, 2018
Laura Paskus

As severe drought returns to New Mexico, farmers and skiers alike fret over the state’s lack of snow. Meanwhile, on a cold, cloudy Monday morning in Washington, DC, attorneys for New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and the United States government grappled over the muddy waters of the Rio Grande.

San Juan Citizens Alliance/EcoFlight / with permission

Divided Panel Clears Way For PNM Rate Increase ­– The Associated Press

New Mexico regulators have cleared the way for an even smaller rate increase for customers of the state's largest electric utility while backtracking on an earlier finding that questioned investments made in a coal-fired power plant.

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Analysts Review ABQ Crime Rate, NM Lawmakers Receive Harrassment Training

State Analysts Review Factors Fueling Albuquerque Crime Rate – The Associated Press Analysts for the Legislative Finance Committee say they are undertaking a review of the Bernalillo County criminal justice system.

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Paola Gianturco

Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Sat. 1/13 12p: Carol Boss talks with photojournalist Paola Gianturco whose new book "Wonder Girls" documents the change that groups of activist girls age 10-18 are igniting around the world. It includes Malawian girls who convinced Parliament to outlaw child marriage; Ugandan girls advocating for girls' rights at a U.N. meeting; Tongan girls who created and host a weekly radio show to focus attention on Tonga's "undiscussable subject" - child abuse.

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Pixar Consultant Lalo Alcaraz

Sat. 1/13 2p : Cartoonist, satirist, writer and radio host Lalo Alcaraz returns to the KUNM airwaves on Raíces to commune with the New Mexico listening audience. Great conversation and plenty of great music await. Hosted by Louis Head.

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