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AG Joins Fight Over Net Neutrality

The New Mexico Attorney General is 1 of 22 officials fighting the rollback of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation of the Internet could affect people of color disproportionately. Folks advocating for the free flow of information say things could get a lot worse.

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Let's Talk Anti-Panhandling Laws

Let’s Talk New Mexico 1/18 8a: Call now 277-KUNM or 277-5866. Albuquerque’s City Council passed the Pedestrian Safety Ordinance late last year, which makes it illegal for people to stand near freeway ramps or in medians and to interact with drivers. It’s also illegal for drivers to interact with people standing in those spaces. Do you think the law is helpful to public safety and will help prevent pedestrian deaths or traffic accidents? Or do you think it targets people experiencing extreme poverty in Albuquerque? Is the law a violation of free speech or other constitutionally guaranteed rights?

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Interview: Saxophonist Anthony Ortega

Thu. 1/17 12p: Anthony Ortega has played and recorded with all of the West Coast scene since 1947. This is going to be good! He's spry and full of history - Clifford Brown, Harold Land, Gigi Gryce, Gerald Wilson, Art Pepper, Frank Zappa, Quincy Jones, Lionel Hampton 1953!, Mike Wofford, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, Sonny Stitt, Annie Ross, Art Farmer, Erroll Garner, Herbie Mann, and I will be asking him about a bebopper working with Wingy Manone(1957)!, Groove Holmes,...

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Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 5

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 4

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Albuquerque, NM – Since 1962, when the family of Roberto and Ramona Martinez moved to Albuquerque, the whole Martinez family has had an important presence in both preserving traditional Hispanic music of Mexico and Northern New Mexico, as well as creating new music that both honors the past and updates traditional styles to the present.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 3

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Albuquerque, NM – Since its inception in 1962, Los Reyes de Alburquerque, sustained by the musical Martinez family of Albuquerque, has been preserving and presenting the community Hispanic music of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 1

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russel

Albuquerque, NM – In 1962, Roberto Martinez, a civilian Air Force employee working at Kirtland Air Force Base, put together a little musical group to moonlight in the evenings and on the weekends. He and his trumpet-playing friend Ray Flores called the band they founded Los Reyes de Albuquerque.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque is one of the longest lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups. Co-founded in 1962 by Roberto Martinez Sr. and Ray Flores, Los Reyes has been presenting and preserving traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music ever since.

The number of U.S. soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder continues to grow as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Commentator Craig Barnes says soldiers who suffer from PTSD deserve assistance and understanding.

Craig Barnes is a writer, playwright, and former international negotiator. He lives in Santa Fe.

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Every Friday we hear from writers at the New Mexico Business weekly. This week KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with reporter Dennis Domrzalski about the week's business news.

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Each week we hear from writers at the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with senior writer Trip Jennings about aid for states in the House health care bill and the possibility of a deposition for Governor Richardson about a bond default at the state housing authority.

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The economic woes of New Mexico have been big news in recent months. State lawmakers cut the budgets of several agencies and Governor Bill Richardson recently ordered furloughs for some state workers.

But the tough economy is also putting extra pressure on young people who are homeless.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus recently sat down with Karen Rowell, director of Youth Shelters, a Santa Fe based nonprofit.

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Southern New Mexico farmers are in the final stages of this year's chile harvest and unlike previous years, fewer field workers are needed to gather red pods for market. That's because in U.S. chile-growing regions, machine harvesters are steadily replacing workers in the red chile harvest.

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Family Of Woman Killed By Albuquerque Police Settles Suit, Lawmakers Rush To Pass Nursing Compact

Family Of Woman Killed By Albuquerque Police Settles Lawsuit – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press The family of a 19-year-old woman who was fatally shot by Albuquerque police in 2014 has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the city and a former officer involved.

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Kids In The Roundhouse

The Children's Hour Sat 1/20 9a: in New Mexico, the 30 Day legislative session has begun, but what do kids have to do with it? We’ll talk with state senator Bill O’Neill and some of the Wild Friends New Mexico about how kids can be part of the legislative process.

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