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.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 5/17 8a: Poverty is a persistent topic in New Mexico, from news coverage of the latest statistics to legislative hearings on proposals to address high poverty rates in our communities. Nearly 20 percent of New Mexicans are considered to be living in poverty according to the U.S. Census. Are these numbers accurately capturing the real experiences of people across the state? How can we talk about poverty differently, in away that doesn't define people by their income? What do you think makes someone poor? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.
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.
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.
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
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.