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Major Education Lawsuit Heads To Trial

Two civil rights groups are taking New Mexico’s public education system to court. They say the state doesn’t fund education well enough, doesn’t provide the right programming and is violating some students’ rights. The trial started Monday in Santa Fe.

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Challah Rising In The Desert

Mon 6/12 7p: Monday evening on Espejos de Aztlán, Henry Gonzales will be interviewing Paula Amar Scwartz and Isaac Artenstein, about a film called Challah Rising in the Desert, a film about the Jews in New Mexico. Raices, your alternative Latino music program follows at 7:30pm.

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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

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Women's Focus: What's Next For Planned Parenthood

Sat. 6/10 12p : Carol Boss talks with Adrienne Mansanares, a chief officer with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and Shaya Torres from PPH in Albuquerque about the future of the organization considering the current efforts to roll back essential health benefits.

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US 550 Deadliest In The State, EPA Had No Rules For Working At Gold King Mine

New Mexico's US 550 Continues To Be Deadly Major Highway – The Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican Government traffic data shows that highway U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico could be the state's deadliest major highway.

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State To Present Cleanup Plan For Toxic Plume in Albuquerque

New Mexico environment officials say they’ll present a plan to clean up a toxic underground plume at a public meeting Thursday evening in Albuquerque.

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