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Shifting The Way We Think About Addiction And Pregnancy

An Albuquerque police officer was honored in front of the whole country during the State of the Union address earlier this week. While on duty, he met a woman who was addicted to heroin and adopted her baby. More and more pregnant women are struggling with addiction in the state. But attitudes can be harsh, services are limited and funding is tight, leaving people with nowhere to turn.

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Let's Talk Race And Immigration In New Mexico

Let's Talk New Mexico 2/1 8a. Call 277-5866. Division over immigration policy shut down the federal government for three days. And in his State of the Union address this week, President Trump compared immigrants to criminal gangs and terrorists and again called for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. We’ll look closely at issues of race and Latino and Hispanic identity in New Mexico and how they inform policy and political rhetoric on immigration at the local and national levels.

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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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Molina Healthcare Seeks Injunction Over Medicaid Contract, NM Official Concerned About Trust Lands

Molina Healthcare Seeks Injunction Over Medicaid Contract – The Associated Press An insurance provider that lost its contract with the state to provide Medicaid services is seeking an injunction against the New Mexico Human Services Department and the agency's secretary.

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