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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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New Mexico Officials Say 'Leave The Fireworks To Professionals'Associated Press

New Mexico officials are asking residents to leave the fireworks to the professionals as the state struggles with drought and wildfires.

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UPDATE: The Office of the Medical Investigator determined that the bones construction workers found are ancient and not related to the gravesite discovered in 2009.

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Possible Human Remains Found Near West Mesa Burial Site- Associated Press

A construction crew in Albuquerque has found possible human remains near a West Mesa burial site.

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Nuclear Security Agency Begins Work On New Mexico Complex- Associated Press

The head of the U.S. agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons cache and key deterrence initiatives around the globe describes working conditions at one of its largest hubs as untenable, saying Monday that the National Nuclear Security Administration finally has funding to address the problems.

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DA Clears Man Of Murder Charge In Girl's Death – Associated Press

Prosecutors have dismissed murder and sexual assault charges against a man arrested two years ago in the death of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose dismembered remains were found in her family's apartment.

Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez says there is no physical evidence that Fabian Gonzales raped Victoria Martens. Instead, a lab analysis found another unidentified male's DNA on her body.

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New data released by the New Mexico Department of Health show the state’s rate of high schoolers smoking cigarettes is at an all-time low. And they’re using other tobacco products less often, too.

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Corruption Charges Filed Against Ex-New Mexico Tax SecretaryAssociated Press

The former head of New Mexico's Taxation and Revenue Department has been charged with embezzlement and multiple corruption and ethics violations in her role as Cabinet secretary.

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People with intellectual disabilities experience sexual assault and abuse at an alarmingly high rate. Lawmakers in a handful of states across the U.S. have proposed ways to address the issue since an NPR investigation called attention to it in January. The Arc of New Mexico, a nonprofit that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, isn’t waiting for state legislators to take action.

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New Mexico Residents Testify On Atomic Bomb FalloutAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Residents of a New Mexico Hispanic village near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test and people sickened by uranium mining testified at a Congressional committee Wednesday.

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Report Finds New Mexico Falls To Last Place In Child Well-BeingAssociated Press

An annual report shows New Mexico falling to last place in child well-being as the number of children in the state living in poverty and without health insurance increased.

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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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