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PED Holds Hearing On Controversial Science Standards

The Public Education Department is proposing to make language on climate change and evolution less specific in New Mexico’s classrooms. The state held its only public hearing on the controversial changes to science standards Monday morning.

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ABQ Voter Registration Closing Soon

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New Mexico Could Take Lead On Clean Energy

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The Future Of Wolves In The Southwest

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/12 8a : This summer the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a long-awaited draft management plan for the Mexican gray wolf. It has come under intense criticism from many quarters.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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Santa Fe Film Festival

Elaine Baumgartel

Santa Fe, NM – The 10th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival is underway this week in Santa Fe.

Operations Director Karen RedHawk Dallett says the economic downturn created unexpected challenges for the festival. She says organizers had to be particularly creative with limited resources.

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Judge Weighs Whether Pearce Can Tap Contributions, UNM Sees Boost In Online-Only Students

US Judge Weighs New Mexico Campaign Rules – Associated Press It will be up to a U.S. district judge whether Republican Steve Pearce will be allowed to tap nearly $1 million in political contributions he collected while in Congress to use in his gubernatorial run.

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Kito Peters

Santa Fe's Kito Peters is one of the most prolific songwriters in the State of New Mexico, but it's a rairity to hear him play live. To celebrate the release of his new album "Dark Rain" (Album number what? Not even he knows) Peters brought his guitar & four as-yet unrecorded songs to share.

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NM Health Connections Partners With For-Profit Insurer

New Mexico’s not-for-profit, low-cost insurance cooperative is selling part of its business to a for-profit insurer. The company hopes the sale will help buffer against uncertainty around the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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