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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 About How We Define Poverty

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.

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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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Second District Congressman Harry Teague was one of 39 House Democrats who broke party ranks to vote against health care overhaul legislation this weekend. From Washington, Manuel Quinones reports for KUNM.

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Latinas from across the country met today in Albuquerque at a town hall meeting to discuss the health care issues that affect them.

The setting of a book can be just as important as the story itself. Author Tony Hillerman was known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.

Several small business owners from New Mexico are in Washington D.C. today along with over one hundred more from around the country. They've made the trip to show their support for health care overhaul legislation now under consideration in Congress.

Stories can capture a little slice of culture. That's especially true in the writing of Martha Egan.

She's lived in New Mexico since the mid 1970s and owns the Latin American folk art and antiques gallery Pachamama in Santa Fe.

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When state lawmakers convene for a special session tomorrow in Santa Fe, they'll face the daunting task of dealing with a $650 million budget deficit. Many advocates are saying tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel wanted to find out how much the 2003 tax cuts actually cost the state and exactly which taxpayers have benefited the most.

The state miscalculated high school graduation rates that were released last month.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks to Kevin Robinson Avila, senior reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly about plans to open a full service branch of the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at the Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque.

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Albuquerque – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent.

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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