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Potential Changes To Medicaid Draw Criticism

More than three years after the health care expansion, 43 percent of New Mexico’s total population is signed up for Medicaid. But budgets are tight, and the Human Services Department is trying to figure out how to make it all work. Some of the proposals presented at a public meeting in Albuquerque were contentious.

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5 Fatally Shot In Northern NM, Fire Crews Still Battling NM Blaze

5 Fatally Shot In Northern New Mexico; Gunman Arrested – The Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican Authorities have arrested a man who they say fatally shot five people in New Mexico on Thursday.

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Dad's Day

Saturday, 9-10am: The Children's Hour is honoring all the dads in celebration of Father's Day 2017, which is Sunday. With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more, join us!

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"A Mi Viejo" - To My Father

Sat. 6/17, 4:15pm: Papá, viejo, papi, pai, babbo, taita, tatay, padre ... We celebrate Father´s Day in CORAZÓN TANGUERO with compositions that honor their memories and love beginning by iconic Piazzolla´s composition "Adiós nonino". // Celebramos a los padres en su día, con composiciones que recuerdan al papá o "mi viejo", comenzando con el icónico tango compuesto por Piazzolla a su padre: "Adiós nonino". Art: "Vos sos mi sangre, mi viejo" by Patricia Berman ("Fileteado porteño" artist,...

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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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Recovery Courts For Teens

Young people who end up in the court system for substance abuse are at a crucial point in their lives. In many New Mexico communities, recovery courts provide resources for minors to address substance abuse and take advantage of mental health services. One goal is to address drug use before a minor ends up in the adult court system.

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Humans Of New Mexico: Humanizing Education

Mon.6/19, 7p: Oral history through "testimonio" is at the heart of the community collective project, Humans of New Mexico/Humanos de Nuevo México . In Espejos de Aztlán show, we´ll listen to the powerful stories of La Academia de Esperanza High School students, Melissa Salas, Diego Hernandez, Cesar Guillen Lozano, and teacher Ms. Kate Smith. Ms. Kate Smith talks about the goal of the Inside Out project for La Academia de Esperanza’s community: “ We wanted the community to take pride in the...

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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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