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Melorie Begay

To Grow Local Means More Than Just Fresh Food

For some people, eating and planting fresh food is about more than just filling empty stomachs, it’s a way to find connection and build community. It can get expensive, but some organizers in Southeast Albuquerque are committed to making fresh local organic food available.

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Former State Auditor Accused Of ID Theft, Decision To Cut New Mexico Men's Soccer Spurs Outrage

Former State Auditor Accused Of ID Theft, License Crime – Associated Press A criminal complaint accuses a former senior state auditor of identity theft and altering or forging driver's licenses. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the State Auditor's Office officials went to New Mexico State Police after Terry Becenti was fired earlier this year and officials then found six altered driver's licenses and four Social Security cards.

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Classical Kids: Piano And Winds

The Children's Hour, Sat 7/21 9a: Our series continues with Classical Kids Part Two - Piano and Winds with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Deborah Unger. Plus, do you have a musical kid who needs lessons? We’ll find out about UNM Music Prep School which offers musical education for New Mexico kids from birth through high school.

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Catherine Page Harris

LISTEN: Helping A Native Community Go Off The Grid

Friday 7/20 8a: On University Showcase, the Diné Red Water Pond Road Community on the Navajo Nation has grappled for years with the contamination from tailings left from uranium mines. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to relocate the community, but members do not want to leave their land and see a solution in moving to the top of a nearby mesa. They're working with the University of New Mexico's School of Engineering and School of Architecture and Planning as well as the...

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"Exhaling Space": An Interview With Alejandro Rutty

Sat. 7/21, 4:15p: On Corazón Tanguero , a conversation hosted by Cristina Baccin with Argentinian musician and composer Alejandro Rutty , currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro about his new album “Exhaling space” , a project that musically portrays the basic need -but often forgotten- for space and breathing. In this dialogue, Professor Alejandro Rutty walks with the listener in the paths of his aspiration to recreate a musical language that...

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José A. Lucero: Santería Cubista A La Nuevomexicana

Mon. 7/23, 7p: En las manos del maestro José A. Lucero, el cuchillo se transforma en pincel y el pincel juega a retratar ángeles y santos en clave de cubismo nuevomexicano. El artista entabla un diálogo con la arraigada tradición del Spanish Colonial Art Market desde los desparejos ojos de sus personajes que veneran la tradición pero también hacen de la creatividad, su otra espiritualidad. En esta entrevista conducida por Cristina Baccin , el santero José A. Lucero nos cuenta cómo momentos...

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KUNM News Wins National Awards For 2017 Coverage

We’re proud to announce that KUNM won several national awards for our 2017 coverage. We were awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow award for our series Enduring Addiction produced by Ed Williams . The Murrow awards are a prestigious honor given out by the Radio Television Digital News Association. KUNM also won three awards at the Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual conference in June.

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New Mexico Ex-Tax Secretary Delays Plea In Corruption Case

The former head of New Mexico's Taxation and Revenue Department has been arraigned in court on embezzlement and corruption charges related to her time in office without entering a plea.

Demesia Padilla appeared in court Friday to face felony counts of embezzlement, computer access with intent to defraud and engaging in an official act for personal gain, along with five misdemeanor charges linked to ethics violations.

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One hundred and fifty craftspeople from around the world will have an opportunity this month to show their work in a sort of microcosm of the global marketplace.  They've been selected from hundreds of applicants to be part of Santa Fe's annual International Folk Art Market, July 12-14 on Museum Hill.  To help ensure that this opportunity translates into ongoing success, IFAM, the non-profit behind the Market, provides the artists, many of whom live in developing countries, with training and mentorship.

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Attorney Accuses New Mexico Sheriff Of RetaliationAssociated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's office says it will review a request for an investigation into Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales, who's accused of retaliating against a deputy after he testified in a wrongful death lawsuit against the department.

The opioid crisis in New Mexico has caused historically high numbers of overdose deaths and has overwhelmed law enforcement agencies.

 

But another side effect that we might not consider is the dangerous trash that builds up as a result of opioid use.

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Congress is spending billions more than it ever has to fight the opioid epidemic affecting the nation. Some of that money is going to rural areas, and there was some concern that the rural communities being targeted were almost entirely white.

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There are only 114 Mexican gray wolves in the wild in the U.S. and conservationists say inbreeeding is stifling their survival. Activist groups want the federal government to release more captive adult wolves into the wild.

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Kirtland Air Force Base and the New Mexico Environment Department will meet with the public for an upadate on efforts to clean up the decades old fuel spill on Thursday in Albuquerque. 

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Cibola Lifts Fire Restrictions As Wildfire Danger Decreases- Associated Press

The Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands is lifting fire restrictions because widespread precipitation from the monsoons has substantially reduced the fire danger.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Take Stock Of Pension LiabilitiesAssociated Press

Members of a legislative committee are taking stock of mounting liabilities at New Mexico's two major public pension funds in the wake of a downgrade of the state's credit rating.

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New evidence has shattered the widely believed narrative of how 10-year-old Victoria Martens was killed in Albuquerque. Right after her death in 2016, detectives interviewed her mother Michelle, and based on that, they pinned the homicide on her and two other adults. But two years later, the District Attorney says that story is false, and DNA evidence points to another killer, who’s still out there.

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