Hurricane Irma Blasts Into The Record Books With Lasting Intensity

Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. Irma sustained its 185-mph winds for 37 hours – "the longest any cyclone around the globe has maintained that intensity on record," according to Phil Klotzbach , a research scientist at Colorado State University. The previous record was held by Typhoon Haiyan, also called Super Typhoon Yolanda, which hit the Philippines in 2013. Irma was a hurricane for nearly 12 days. For more than three days of...

Read More
Elaine Baumgartel/KUNM

12 Arrested In Protests Of Conquistador Pageant In Santa Fe

Hundreds of people protested in downtown Santa Fe Friday, Sept. 8, calling for an end to a controversial Fiestas event called La Entrada . It's a re-enactment of Diego de Vargas' reconquest of the city after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Native American activists and their allies see it as a celebration of genocide and have protested the event repeatedly over the years. This year marks the third in a row.

Read More


Bob Haarmans via Flickr / Creative Commons

Lawmakers Criticize Wolf Plan, ACLU Says Protesters' Rights May Have Been Violated

Some New Mexico Lawmakers Concerned With Wolf Recovery Plan – Associated Press Some state lawmakers in New Mexico say a plan for recovering endangered Mexican gray wolves in the American Southwest is flawed and politically driven.

Read More

Let's Talk New Mexico

Enrique A Sanabria via Flickr / Creative Commons License

Let's Talk Financing UNM Athletics

Let's Talk New Mexico 9/7 8a: The UNM Athletics Department is under intense scrutiny right now. The state auditor and attorney general are investigating the financial management of the department going back several years after news broke that the department covered expenses for some athletics boosters on a golf trip to Scotland. New Mexicans also learned this summer that fees for many suites at the Pit went uncollected for years.

Read More

New Mexico – Next fall, talented students from across New Mexico will have the opportunity to study at a new, state-sponsored charter high school. The New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe will offer pre-professional training in dance, music, theater and visual arts.

The school is now accepting applications for the Fall 2010 semester.

KUNM's Spencer Beckwith spoke with the head of the school, James Ledyard. He asked what kind of students the school is looking for.


Commentator Craig Barnes on Critiques of President Obama

Santa Fe, NM – Commentator Craig Barnes says some criticism of the country's current leader, President Barack Obama, simplifies the complexity of modern challenges.


Health Care Bill Close to Passing in the Senate

Albuquerque, NM – Elaine Baumgartel spoke with New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman about the mood on Capitol Hill and some of the details of the bill. Bingaman says passage in the Senate is pretty much a done deal...

Mesilla Valley, New Mexico – Pecan growers in southern New Mexico are finally gathering this year's crop after wet weather delayed harvesting.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture estimates that the state's pecan industry is now valued at about $180 million annually.

KUNM's Kent Paterson recently visited a pair of pecan growers south of Las Cruces and has this profile of some of the highs and lows of pecan farming in New Mexico.

Un Rinconito en el Cielo: Stories from Northern New Mexico - Part 3

Chellis Glendinning and Grace Berge

New Mexico – On Mondays in December, we're presenting a special series spotlighting four Northern New Mexicans whose lives offer an intriguing look at the diversity of the people of that region of our state. Chellis Glendinning reports along with producer Grace Berge.

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

New Mexico Independent - 12/17/09

Sarah Gustavus

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

New Mexico Independent - 12/10/09

Sarah Gustavus

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

Workers Underpaid in Mexico's Electronics Industry

Kent Paterson

Northern New Mexican Spotlight - Part 1

Chellis Glendinning

New Mexico – Today we begin a special series spotlighting Northern New Mexicans whose lives offer an intriguing look at the diversity of the people of this region of our state. KUNM's Chellis Glendinning and Grace Berge report.


The New Peacemakers: Young Israeli And Palestinian Women Train To Partner As Leader

Sat 9/9 12p: Every year on Women's Focus, Carol Boss interviews young Israeli and Palestinian women who have attended a Creativity for Peace summer camp in northern New Mexico.

Read More

Duke City Riots: "Activist Proles Slinging Weaponized Truth"

Sat. 9/9 7p : Duke City Riots has upcoming gigs at Blue Grasshopper in Rio Rancho S aturday September 9th, 8:30 PM and in Albuquerque Saturday September 16th, 9:30 PM.

Read More

App For Android And iPhone

Hear it again. Explore more radio.

KUNM is proud to be part of the Radio Free America family of community-minded, non-commercial radio stations.

Public Health New Mexico

Horia Varlan via Flickr / Creative Commons License

Balderas Opposes Rollback Of Nursing Home Rule

New Mexico’s attorney general is opposing a move by President Trump to undo an Obama-era rule protecting nursing home patients.

Read More