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Rural Opioid Grants Target Mostly White Counties, None In New Mexico

Congress boosted the budget for the battle against the opioid epidemic this year, and a chunk of it—$100 million—is slated for treatment and prevention in rural communities. But something about how lawmakers chose to prioritize that money caught a New Mexico health official by surprise: the funding is focused on counties that are mostly white.

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk Student Loan Debt

Let's Talk New Mexico 5/17 8a: Call now 277-5866. People in the U.S. owe more money on student loans than they do on credit cards. And that student loan debt can follow you around for decades. How are you or your kids deciding whether to borrow money for college? Are you a recent graduate with student loan debt? What does that mean for you right now? Have you been making payments on a student loan? How's that going? We'd like to hear from you. Email letstalk@kunm.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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Neighborhood History Through The Eyes Of Contemporary Artists

Sat. 5/19, 12p: Women's Focus - Carol Boss talks with artist Julianna Kirwin and Emma Moya, a long time resident, whose ancestor arrived in what is now Old Town in 1754.
Julianna's project, a series of work from various artists, is being printed on banners that will soon hang on the lamp posts along Mountain Road, a road filled with a rich and vibrant history.

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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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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.

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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

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

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Lawmaker Youngblood Arrested For DWI, County Opposes White Sands Park Proposal

New Mexico State Lawmaker Arrested On Aggravated DWI – Associated Press A New Mexico state lawmaker has been arrested on aggravated drunken driving following an Albuquerque DWI checkpoint stop.

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LISTEN: Courses Work To Create Welcoming And Intriguing Urban Spaces

Friday 5/18 8a: During the spring semester, professors with the School of Architecture taught two classes where students did projects around Albuquerque, and in collaboration with community members.

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Public Health New Mexico

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State Buries Official's School Gun Violence Findings

The head of the state department that oversees behavioral health services is at odds with Governor Susana Martinez’s administration over how to handle gun violence in local schools.

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ABQ's Cannabis Decriminalization Could Be Boon For Patients

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UNMH Receives Flying Colors In LGBTQ Health Equity Survey