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Trump Orders Syria Airstrikes After 'Assad Choked Out The Lives' Of Civilians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGYZHtfJEYg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AmDeWdQqpM Updated at 2:30 a.m. ET President Trump has launched airstrikes in Syria in response to deadly chemical attacks allegedly ordered by the country's president, Bashar al-Assad, against his own people. "Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched," the president announced Thursday night from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., where...

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NM Counties Lose Years To Poverty And Drugs

A new report breaks down potential years of life lost when people die before the age of 75 and younger people are dying earlier.

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A Small And Scrappy Watchdog: SFR v. Martinez Day 3

Testimony ended today in the three-day trial of SFR v. Gov. Susana Martinez with Mark Zusman, who co-owns the newspaper and two other weeklies, saying all three prioritize the watchdog function of journalism.

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Military Children

Sat 4/8 9a: The Children's Hour: April is the Month of the Military Child. These are kids who have a parent in the armed services and who are living overseas or away from home, or kids who live on military bases around the world. Child author Grace Anne Remey has published two books on the topic, and she's joining us in the studio. We'll also learn about the brand new Museum of the American Military Family located in Tijeras, New Mexico.

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LISTEN: New Mexico Under Trump's Energy Policies

KUNM Call In Show 3/30 8a: President Trump signed an executive order this week rolling back environmental regulations. It ends a moratorium on coal mine leases and eases restrictions on methane flaring by the oil and gas industry, among other things. We'll explore what this means for New Mexico. Are environmental regulations hurting or helping the economy here? What is the government's role in protecting the environment? We'd like to hear from you. Email c allinshow@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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Albuquerque, NM – In the second part of our series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks to New Mexicans about a proposal to reinstate the food tax.

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Albuquerque, NM – In the first of a three-part series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks with New Mexicans about proposals to increase taxes in order to fill the state budget deficit.

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson this afternoon laid out his agenda for the 30-day legislative session that began today in Santa Fe.

In his state of the state speech, Richardson said he wants lawmakers to fix a $500 million budget shortfall essentially by using a scalpel, not an axe.

And as KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom, some legislators are skeptical they'll reach agreement on how to do it.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news.

Santa Fe, NM – The film A Single Man compresses many memories into the action of a single day. KUNM reviewer Jim Terr says it's a moving film with ties to the art scene in Santa Fe.

Jim Terr is an actor, satirist and video producer in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent.

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Albuquerque, NM – A global movement in support of Palestinian refugees achieved a small victory this past week, but KUNM commentator Iris Keltz says more needs to be done to protect Palestinian civilians.

Iris Keltz is an activist and writer. She lives in Albuquerque. KUNM welcomes your commentaries. You can email commentary@kunm.org or call 505-277-9980.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business news from around the state.

New Mexico – The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that the federal government will move to impose stricter standards for smog pollution. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has more on how those changes could affect New Mexico.

Santa Fe, NM – Is this a critical point in time for the U.S. and its political systems?

Santa Fe writer and KUNM Commentator Craig Barnes thinks so.

KUNM's Jim Williams sat down with him in our Santa Fe newsroom, and had Barnes begin by reading from his new book, "Democracy at the Crossroads."

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Win A TerraTrike Rover i-8!

Donate or enter our drawing by 12:00 p.m. on April 10, 2017 to get a chance to win the TerraTrike Rover i-8 donated by Two Wheel Drive in Albuquerque. It's valued at $1500. The winner will be selected after the drawing closes.

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New Mexico To Require Officers To Carry Overdose Antidote, NM Governor Nixes Lobbyist Disclosures

New Mexico To Require Officers To Carry Overdose Antidote – The Associated Press New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with antidote kits as the state works to curb deaths from opioid and heroin overdoses.

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Integrating The Traditional Into Government Environmental Work

Afternoon Freeform Tuesday 4/4 , 3p: We continue our series of conversations with presenters at the interdisciplinary environmental justice forum Decolonizing Nature: Resistance, Resilience, Revitalization that takes place April 19 - 22, 2017 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque .

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Borderlands Under Trump

KUNM Call In Show 3/2 8a: Call now toll-free 1-877-899-5866. President Trump has issued executive orders that beef up immigration enforcement, and that also affect refugees and travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries. Is toughening rules on immigrants and refugees a good thing for New Mexico? What are the implications of these rules, and how are local elected officials responding?

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