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Public Safety Bill Includes Jail Behavioral Health Services

New Mexico has the second-highest recidivism rate in the country, with half of its former inmates landing back behind prison bars within three years. To shrink those numbers, the state House passed a measure that would require jails and prisons to make sure inmates have access to behavioral health services.

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Live Performance By Flamenco Guitarist Juani De La Isla

Mon. 2/5, 7:30p: Interview and live performance by flamenco guitarist Juani de la Isla . From the Island of San Fernando (Cádiz, Spain) a place known as the cradle of late Flamenco vocalist Camarón de la Isla, Juani de la Isla has accompanied renowned flamenco singers such as José Mercé, Chato de la Isla, Juan Villar among others. He has composed music for the flamenco dance company of Cristina Hoyos. In this show, you´ll listen to his fine guitar and a conversation about his own compositions...

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Zanetti: An Intimate Bandoneón Tour

Corazón Tanguero, Recorded Live Sat. 2/3, 4:15 p: Just like wine, tango can refresh as well as age, it dies and is reborn with each new generation adding its distinctive flavor. Rodolfo Zanetti brings forth both the new and the old from every corner of his bandoneón: the ancestral from his Mendocino homelands to the refreshing morning chill of the Andean highlands. Zanetti is a prominent member of the new generation of tango musicians capable of transporting us through the intimate sweet...

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Genízaros: Slavery In New Mexico

Mon. 2/5, 7p: We´ll speak with UNM Associate Professor Michael Trujillo about New Mexican's history of slavery and the story of Salvador, a genízaro man from Chimayó, the main character of Gilberto Benito Córdova´s novel, "Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó" . Racial boundaries and New Mexico´s long fraught struggle with identity will be topics for today´s conversation, hosted by Cristina Baccin . Dr. Michael Trujillo is the author of the UNM Press book "Land of Disenchantment: Latina/o...

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

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House Passes Crime Bill, Lawmakers Want Drilling Boundaries Near Chaco

New Mexico House Passes Bi-Partisan Crime Bill – Associated Press The New Mexico House has passed crime-fighting legislation that aims to put more police on the streets, and prioritize treating inmates with substance abuse and mental illness as a way to reduce recidivism.

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