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APS Policy Retains Transgender Students’ Rights

President Trump eliminated protections for transgender students that allow them to use the bathroom of their choice on Wednesday. In New Mexico’s largest school district, those rights are preserved.

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Celebration Of Black History On Women's Focus

Sat. 2/25 12p: Salute to New Mexico 'Hidden Figures' , Dr. Betty Harris , the black inventor and scientist who made great strides in the field of explosives research, Dr. Ndidiamaka Okpareke , the first Black woman to own a compounding pharmacy in New Mexico, Dr. Victoria Erinle , leading scientist in the field of drug delivery systems and clinical trials, Dr. Karissa Culbreath , the pathologist who discovered the Walk Away Specimen Processor for expediting the process for identifying...

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Funding Education In New Mexico

KUNM Call In Show 2/23 8a: Public education is one of the largest expenses for the state. We'll compare out our state’s funding model to other states across the country and debate legislation introduced this year to address school funding. Where do you think the state should invest in education? How would you measure quality in public education? We'd like to hear from you, email callinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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Santa Fe Councilors Compete With Mayor's Soda Tax Plan- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A political battle is brewing between Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and two city councilors over the mayor's proposal to tax sugary drinks to fund early childhood education programs.

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New Mexico Consolidates Personnel FunctionsAssociated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed an executive order Friday designed to save money by shifting human resources functions to a single executive agency.

Women On War

Feb 24, 2017
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Starting in the 1990's, women became eligible for a greater number of positions in the military than ever before, including, since 2013, combat.  What have been the challenges for these women?  Eight local veterans shared their stories with a group of New Mexico poets recently, and the poems inspired by these conversations make up Women on War, presented in early March by the Albuquerque organization Artful Life.

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Prosecutor Won't Retry Albuquerque Police Shooting CaseThe Associated Press

A newly installed district attorney in New Mexico says he will not retry two former Albuquerque police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a homeless camper.

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President Trump eliminated protections for transgender students that allow them to use the bathroom of their choice on Wednesday. In New Mexico’s largest school district, those rights are preserved. 

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As President of the University of New Mexico from 1948-1968, Thomas L. Popejoy understood the value of the performing arts and having a proper hall to house them. He also understood the obstacles in getting such a hall built.

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Latest Wilderness Plans Draw Fire From New Mexico Ranchers – The Associated Press 

New Mexico's two senators have introduced legislation they say has been years in the making to set aside tens of thousands of acres as wilderness on opposite ends of the state in areas recently designated as national monuments.

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The Public Education Department has been unwavering in its focus on using standardized tests to “raise the bar” for education in New Mexico.

State Senators recently approved a resolution that proposes a new paradigm of student assessment.

Santa Fe City Council To Vote On Immigrant Resolution – The Associated Press

The Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would affirm the city's immigrant-friendly policies without using the word "sanctuary."

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Republicans unveiled a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act last week. U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich has been a vocal critic of repealing the healthcare law. He spoke with KUNM's Ed Williams about what changes to the ACA could mean for this state. 

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NM Consolidates Personnel Functions, Bill Aimed At Regulating Drones Advances

New Mexico Consolidates Personnel Functions — Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed an executive order Friday designed to save money by shifting human resources functions to a single executive agency.

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Radio Astronomy At The VLA

The KUNM Kids learned about the Very Large Array radio telescope in Socorro, New Mexico. We found out about what astronomers are discovering at the VLA and how radio astronomy works. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Originally broadcast February 25, 2017, 9 to 10am on KUNMfm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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