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Navajo Nation Approves Funds For Veterans Facility, Fire Threatening Homes In South-Central NM

Navajo Nation Approves $2.4 Million For Veterans Facility – Associated Press The Navajo Nation has given approval to help fund a veterans facility in New Mexico that will prevent patients from having to travel far for care.

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Laura Paskus

Public Should Be Ready For The Rio Grande’s Bad Year

As high winds whipped dust, Siberian elm seeds and recycling bins around Albuquerque Thursday afternoon, dozens of people filed into the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Albuquerque office to hear the agency’s 2018 forecast for the Rio Grande. “I’ll be the bearer of bad news,” said Reclamation’s Albuquerque Area Manager Jennifer Faler. “This is the most extreme shift we’ve had from one operating plan meeting to another.”

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Let's Talk With Syrians In New Mexico

Let's Talk New Mexico 4/18 8a: Call 277-5866. We'll speak with Syrians who live in New Mexico to hear their thoughts on the ongoing war and U.S. military action. We'll also talk about their lives in Syria and now, here. We invite your thoughtful questions for our panel. Email letstalk@KUNM.org , tweet #letstalkNM or call in live during the show.

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Supernatural New Mexico

The Children's Hour, Sat 4/21 9a: New Mexico isn't just home to many natural wonders, it's also home to many supernatural wonders. This week we'll be joined by kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School's Junior National Honors Society for a lesson about the strange phenomenon around our state, from UFOs to the Chupacabra, find out where ghosts live in Albuquerque, and hear the tale of La Llorona.

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Live performance by The Engine

Sat. 4/20, 3p: On Raíces, we´ll share a live performance and conversation with French-Argentinian trio The Engine hosted by Cristina Baccin . We invite you to tune into a musical and theatrical journey with Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez , Robin Gentien and Pierre Lauth-Karson. /// Este sábado 21 de abril a las 15hs (MT), el trío Franco-argentino The Engine actuará en vivo en el programa radial Raíces, conducido por Cristina Baccin . La/lo invitamos a sintonizar este viaje musical y teatral con...

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Navajo Nation Approves $2.4 Million For Veterans Facility – Associated Press

The Navajo Nation has given approval to help fund a veterans facility in New Mexico that will prevent patients from having to travel far for care.

Book cover illustration © Zeke Peña 2018

Photographer Graciela Iturbide has spent her career documenting what she calls the "Mexican Tempo" -- a world that's at once ancient and modern, realistic and otherworldly.  A major collector of Iturbide's work, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, has just published a biography of the artist.  Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide is a collaboration between writer Isabel Quintero and cartoonist Zeke Peña.

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Official Apologizes For Prescribed Burn That Start WildfireThe Associated Press & The Gallup Independent

A Cibola National Forest official has apologized for approving a prescribed burn that started a wildfire that has burned 14.5 square miles (37.56 sq. kilometers) on a northwestern New Mexico mountain.

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New Mexico Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For Legalizing PotThe Associated Press

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca is calling for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program and for legalization of recreational use.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 4/18 8a: Call 277-5866. We'll speak with Syrians who live in New Mexico to hear their thoughts on the ongoing war and U.S. military action. We'll also talk about their lives in Syria and now, here. We invite your thoughtful questions for our panel. Email letstalk@KUNM.org, tweet #letstalkNM or call in live during the show. 

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Feud Erupts Between Utility, US States Over Colorado River – The Associated Press

Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused an Arizona utility of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening the river's future.

Melorie Begay

New Mexico’s wildfire season started off early this year, and spring winds could make it worse. For people living near forests, this means preparing for potential evacuations and fire proofing homes. But, for wildlife, there’s a lot we don’t really know. 

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Crime is a top concern for Albuquerque residents. Mayor Tim Keller announced Tuesday morning the situation is getting better. Crime rates are dropping, according to a city report looking at the first quarter of this year.

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Tequila Bat Gets Off Endangered Species ListThe Associated Press

Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered species list.

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Hispanic Catholics Protest Priest For Ending Spanish MassThe Associated Press and KOB

Some Hispanic Catholics in a New Mexico town want a priest removed after he ended Spanish Mass and allegedly told one parishioner he needed to pray for what he did in the Vietnam War.

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LISTEN: Filling The Gap For Skills In High Demand

Friday 4/20 8a: The demand for people with project management skills -- which is basically the discipline of managing a specific project from beginning to end -- has grown around New Mexico and the country. One study found that in the next decade employers will need more than 80 million people working in project management-oriented roles.

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State Buries Official's School Gun Violence Findings

The head of the state department that oversees behavioral health services is at odds with Governor Susana Martinez’s administration over how to handle gun violence in local schools.

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ABQ's Cannabis Decriminalization Could Be Boon For Patients

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UNMH Receives Flying Colors In LGBTQ Health Equity Survey