The Downtown Growers’ Market in Albuquerque is known as a place to find all things local, fresh, and homemade. The people behind the market are looking to make it greener by phasing out plastic waste starting next month.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Let's Talk New Mexico 6/21 8a: Many New Mexicans don’t make enough money to comfortably pay rent or a mortgage, even while working a full-time job. What’s the housing situation for middle-to-low-income people in New Mexico? What’s being done to address a lack of affordable housing? We want to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org , tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.
New Mexico Jail To Scan Inmates' Eyes To Verify Identity - Associated Press & Albuquerque Journal A New Mexico detention center is looking to use iris scanning technology to verify the identities of inmates coming in and out of the jail after it mistakenly released an inmate who was posing as his cellmate.
Sat. 6/23, 12p: On Women's Focus Carol Boss rebroadcasts her interview from over 10 years ago with civil rights leader Dorothy Cotton, a close associate and advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr. She educated thousands of African-Americans about their rights and the power of organizing through the Citizenship Education Program. Her accomplishments are a testament to the essential but often overlooked role of women in the Civil Rights Movement. She passed away on June 10 at the age of 88.
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.