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SIPI Robotics Team Wins NASA Competition

A robotics team from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque won first place in the national Swarmathon robotics competition at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. Their research could lead to technology which will help astronauts when exploring the Moon or Mars.

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“Sexual assault is the most personal type of violence that a person can be involved in”

Sat 4/29, 12p: Do you fear being sexually assaulted? Have you –or somebody you know- been raped? As April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Women´s Focus -hosted by Cristina Baccin -, we´ll talk about how the life of a sexual assault victim is affected. Do you wonder if it is possible to overcome a sexual assault? Who are the most vulnerable? What are the best actions to reduce and ultimately, eliminate sexual assaults? What can we do as a community? Join us on Women´s Focus to learn from...

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A Brief History Of Albuquerque

Sat 4/29 9a: This week on The Children's Hour we'll learn the history of Albuquerque with Jimmy Carter Middle School's Junior Honor's Society students and the KUNM Kids. Plus, we'll have a visit from Winnie The Pooh and friends.

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KUNM Call In Show

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Ending Campus Sexual Assault

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/27 8a. For years, the University of New Mexico’s been heavily criticized about how it handles sexual assault, and it’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This Thursday morning at 8, we’ll be talking about how UNM can do a better job of helping students who’ve been assaulted—and stopping this kind of violence on campus. Students, we want to hear from you. What needs to change? How can trust be rebuilt between students and the university? Let the Office of Equal...

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Judge Sides With New Mexico In Dispute Over Gaming CompactThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque Pueblo in a dispute over a gaming compact with New Mexico.

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ABQ Partners With Nonprofit For Business Loans Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque has partnered with a nonprofit to introduce a financial assistance program for small and local businesses along Central Avenue.

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/27 8a. For years, the University of New Mexico’s been heavily criticized about how it handles sexual assault, and it’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This Thursday morning at 8, we’ll be talking about how UNM can do a better job of helping students who’ve been assaulted—and stopping this kind of violence on campus.

Students, we want to hear from you. What needs to change? How can trust be rebuilt between students and the university?

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When the New Mexico Philharmonic closes its 2016-2017 Classics Season on April 22 at Popejoy Hall, the concert's conductor will be under greater scrutiny than usual.  Brazilian-born Roberto Minczuk is the last of six candidates under consideration to become the orchestra's first Music Director.

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New Mexico Legislature Sues Governor In Escalating ConflictThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that would effectively eliminate the legislative branch by cutting off its funding amid an escalating clash over how to resolve the state's financial crisis.

The Democrat-led Legislature on Friday petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court to block vetoes that would defund the legislative branch and all state institutions of higher education in the coming fiscal year.

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Governor Susana Martinez this week promised that higher education will get its funding back in a special session she’ll call soon. That’s after university leaders called on her to restore nearly $750 million dollars she vetoed from next year’s proposed state budget. 

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Universities around the country are grappling with security risks and costs when student groups bring extremist speakers to town. Ever since Milo Yiannopoulos came to the University of New Mexico earlier this year, KUNM has been trying to find out how much security for the event cost. 

Ed Williams

New Mexico will receive $4.8 million in federal dollars for opioid treatment and prevention this year. The money comes from the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill signed by President Obama in December that gives states new funding to fight the opioid epidemic. 

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

It’s been about a year since the Department of Justice released the results of its investigation into how New Mexico’s flagship university handles sexual assault cases. The federal report was heavily critical and said assault and harassment have caused students to leave the University of New Mexico. Last night, students stood in solidarity with survivors.

Courtesy Project ECHO

In many parts of the world, including rural New Mexico, it's difficult for patients to access specialists in health care. But instead of moving more providers to those areas, what if doctors and other health professionals who already work in those communities could gain the knowledge and expertise they need to help their patients? That's the idea behind Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome, or Project ECHO. It launched in 2003 at the University of New Mexico to respond to the growing Hepatitis C crisis around New Mexico.

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NM Highlands University Hikes Tuition, Navajo Coal Plant Closure Could Cause 1,000 Job Losses

The Latest: New Mexico Highlands University Hikes Tuition — Associated Press A rural state university in New Mexico approved a tuition hike as student costs rise within one of the nation's most affordable public higher education systems in response to the state's budget crisis.

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Simone Debbas Presents “Allégorie Aux Femmes”

Sat. 4/29, 1:30p: “Ethnic Madonnas”, as Lebanese born artist Simone Debbas calls her recent series of Madonnas composed of women from many different countries, are joined by portraits of women from around the world that also reflect her own diverse journey in art and life. In this interview by host Cristina Baccin , you´ll be surprised by the inspiration for this exhibition “Allégorie aux femmes” (Spiritual meaning of the Women) that Albuquerque based artist Debbas shares with the public on...

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KUNM News Wins Regional SPJ Journalism Awards

The KUNM News Department has won awards for news coverage. The Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro chapter announced winners in the 2016 Top of the Rockies journalism competition on Friday, April 14.

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Santa Fe Mayor Responds To Sanctuary City Funding Threats

This week Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would withhold federal grants to cities that don’t follow federal rules on immigration enforcement. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has been an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration’s stance on immigration. He says he won’t be changing the city’s openly immigrant-friendly policies.

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Governor Vetoes Home Visiting Bill

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Advocates Celebrate Withdrawal Of GOP Health Plan

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