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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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State Eyes Recycling Oil And Gas Wastewater, Wandering Bear Captured In Santa Fe

New Mexico To Explore Reuse Of Oil And Gas Wastewater – Associated Press New Mexico is teaming up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to explore ways the wastewater that results from oil and gas operations can be reused or recycled.

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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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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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Since a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead back in February, some of the students who survived have been rallying for other young people to get involved in politics.

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New Mexico Gets New Payment Plan For Rail Runner System- Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

New Mexico has struck a deal to keep its commuter rail system on the right fiscal track.

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New Mexico Candidate For Governor Pledges Not To Raise Taxes- Associated Press

The Republican candidate for governor has signed a pledge to oppose any tax increases if elected, even as the state struggles to shore up its credit rating and address public pension liabilities.

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Newest Bones On West Mesa Not Connected To Unsolved Serial Killing– Associated Press, Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque authorities say bones discovered earlier this week in an area where 11 women were found buried nearly a decade ago aren't connected to an unsolved serial killing but rather are part of an archaeological site that dates back centuries.

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People around New Mexico have been blasting their swamp coolers for weeks. And folks with low incomes can apply through a statewide program for help with an energy bill.

Tommy Orange received an MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe in 2016.   While there, Tommy worked on something he had conceived years earlier, what he calls "a multi-generational, multi-voiced novel about Native people living in Oakland," Tommy's hometown.  There There was published in June -- rapturous reviews and a wave of publicity followed.  It's now a national bestseller.

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OMI Determines Remains Found On Albuquerque's West Mesa ­Are Ancient 

Human remains found this week on Albuquerque’s West Mesa are ancient and not connected to a series of murders over a decade ago, according to the Office of the Medical Investigator.

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A South Valley business owner got an early wake up call from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s office this weekend. A car ran into three storefronts, and he says the repairs will cost thousands. 

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People around the state are used to seeing the flows in local rivers fluctuate. But this year, sandbars have started to widen and connect, and riverbanks are growing by yards. In some places down South, it’s completely dry for miles. KUNM caught up with journalist Laura Paskus of the New Mexico Political Report in a dry patch of the Rio Grande on Thursday morning. 

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New Mexico Tech Firm Crowdfunding For Wi-Fi Space ProjectSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A Santa Fe-based tech firm that wants to bring commercial Wi-Fi to space is offering a stake in the company.

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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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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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