KUNM
annekarakash via Pixabay / creative commons license

Medicaid Copay Plan Met With Strong Opposition

New Mexico is considering a plan to charge Medicaid patients copays as a way to save the state money. The proposal is drawing strong criticism from health care groups, poverty advocates and Medicaid recipients.

Read More
Courtesy of UNMHSC

When A Parent Has Cancer: Kids CLIMB

7/22, Sat 9a: When a kid’s parent gets cancer, it’s confusing and scary for everyone. This edition of The Children’s Hour features kids who have been there. They'll tell us about New Mexico Cancer Center's CLIMB program, which has helped them cope. Plus, we'll be joined by kids who are refugees to find out about their next big thing. We’ll also celebrate some notable birthdays, including that of a future king. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more.

Read More
Nic McPhee/Creative Commons / Creative Commons

New Mexico Rebuilds Financial Reserves After Budget Crisis – The Associated Press

A top finance official say New Mexico state government has a bigger financial cushion than anticipated.

Pixabay via Public Domain

Dividend Payments Targeted In New Mexico Insurance Case Associated Press

New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller is asking state regulators to prevent health insurance companies from paying out dividends to shareholders or other investors pending an ongoing audit related to premium taxes.

estableman via Pixabay / creative commons license

New Mexico allotted $940 million to pay for its share of Medicaid costs this year, but that’s still not enough to keep up with the growing number of people signing up for the program. The state Human Services Department is considering charging copays to people on Medicaid as part of a plan to cut costs.

http://www.fluxquartet.com/

For the past five years, young composers who are out on their own for the first time and discovering what it means to be professional have found themselves invited to spend a week at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.  The seven-day workshop centers on a string quartet written especially for Santa Fe and includes rehearsals and discussions with the Flux Quartet and then a performance of the new works in a Festival concert.

Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management via Flickr / CREATIVE COMMONS

New Mexico Governor Supports Monument Review – Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez says she supports the federal review of two national monuments in New Mexico, saying it's important that the designations follow the intent and spirit of the law.

forcal35 via Pixabay / creative commons license

Poverty advocates say the Republicans’ new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would leave many low-income people in New Mexico without coverage.

Marc Romanelli, International Folk Art Market 2016

For many artists in developing communities, creativity is abundant, but cash is not.

In Sarawak on the Island of Borneo, Senia Jugi learned at a young age to weave using bamboo, bembem, arrowroot and rattan. Her ethnic group, the Iban, use baskets for all kinds of everyday tasks as well as ritual occasions. She's advanced far beyond those early years and her works have received the UNESCO-World Crafts Council Award of Excellence.

Sarah Trujillo via KUNM

An Iraqi man chose to seek refuge in a church in Albuquerque today rather than report for deportation.

Tony Webster via Flickr / CREATIVE COMMONS

A federal sting last year resulted in the arrest of an unusually high number of African-Americans in Albuquerque, and mostly vulnerable, low-level offenders—not the bosses of big drug and gun rings.

Los Alamos National Laboratory / CREATIVE COMMONS

US Nuclear Agency Sets Standards For Los Alamos Lab ContractThe Associated Press

The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache has released more details on the qualifications that will be required of the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Pages

Headlines

Joe Diaz / Flickr via Creative Commons

Monsoon Ends Fire Restrictions In Cibola National Forest, NM Marks Private-Sector Job Growth

Monsoon Ends Fire Restrictions In Cibola National Forest – Associated Press No fire restrictions remain in effect in the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands as fire danger has been reduced due to monsoon precipitation.

Read More

KUNM Call In Show

Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

LISTEN: Close-Up On New Mexico's Film Industry

KUNM Call In Show 07/20 8a: At a time when New Mexico's economy is struggling, at least one sector is booming: The film and television industry. The state has become a center of production thanks to generous tax incentives, a big crew base, and large studios and sound stages .

Read More

App For Android And iPhone

Hear it again. Explore more radio.

KUNM is proud to be part of the Radio Free America family of community-minded, non-commercial radio stations.

Public Health New Mexico

Joe Green / Flickr via Creative Commons

Rural Health Care Options Continue To Fall Short

What if you’re racing to the hospital, but it’s an hour away – or more? Pregnant women living in northern New Mexico have to cross over sixty miles to deliver their babies with a doctor or midwife. But in this state, half the battle is getting physicians to work in rural areas.

Read More