Devin Browne http://kunm.org en Mexican American Studies Books Stored, Protests Ensue http://kunm.org/post/mexican-american-studies-books-stored-protests-ensue <p>Supporters of a Mexican-American Studies program in Tucson met outside Arizona&rsquo;s state capitol Wednesday to read from books they say have been banned. School district officials say the books have not been banned&ndash;just moved to storage facilities. Devin Browne reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 17:26:37 +0000 Devin Browne 9229 at http://kunm.org Mexican American Studies Books Stored, Protests Ensue Activists in Arizona Call for Sheriff to Resign, Immigration Not the Main Argument http://kunm.org/post/activists-arizona-call-sheriff-resign-immigration-not-main-argument <p>The activists who successfully led the campaign to recall former Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce ... are now running another campaign -- calling for the resignation of a sheriff with controversial immigration policies.&nbsp; As Devin Browne reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the strategy is consistent: Target immigration enforcement leaders, like Sheriff Joe Arpaio, WITHOUT talking about immigration.</p> Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Devin Browne 8547 at http://kunm.org Activists in Arizona Call for Sheriff to Resign, Immigration Not the Main Argument Arizona Law Restricts Impact Fees http://kunm.org/post/arizona-law-restricts-impact-fees <p>Cities and towns in the Southwest have long relied on development fees to fund their growth. Now a new law in Arizona restricts how much development money cities can collect, and what they can use that money for. &nbsp;Devin Browne reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:32:47 +0000 Devin Browne 6034 at http://kunm.org Arizona Law Restricts Impact Fees ALEC Protesters Target Navajo Generating Station http://kunm.org/post/alec-protesters-target-navajo-generating-station <p>Sixteen people were arrested at the Salt River Project&rsquo;s offices in Tempe Arizona on Friday. As Devin Brown reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the protesters want the utility company to stop operating their coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:27:31 +0000 Devin Browne 5110 at http://kunm.org ALEC Protesters Target Navajo Generating Station Beyond Sprawl: Cul De Sac Redesign http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-cul-de-sac-redesign <p>Pigs will probably fly in the Southwest before home builders stop building new homes here, but the types of homes people will need in the next 20 years might look very different. We&rsquo;re staying single longer, we&rsquo;re having fewer children, we&rsquo;re paying more for gas and utilities -- is it time to re-think the all-American SUBURB? &nbsp;</p><p>In part two of the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> series, Beyond Sprawl, Devin Browne reports on an Arizona State University project to redesign a cul de sac for the future.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:23:01 +0000 Devin Browne 4783 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: Cul De Sac Redesign Critics of Arizona Well Call for Oversight http://kunm.org/post/critics-arizona-well-call-oversight-0 <p>The water inside Montezuma Well-part of the Montezuma Castle Monument near Rimrock, Arizona- is ten to thirteen THOUSAND years old. The Arizona Water Company operates two commercial wells near the monument and now <em>another</em> water company wants to open their own high-production well just 300 feet from the boundaries of the national park.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:31:05 +0000 Devin Browne 4684 at http://kunm.org Critics of Arizona Well Call for Oversight Census Bureau: More Americans Are Poorer Than Predicted http://kunm.org/post/census-bureau-more-americans-are-poorer-predicted <p>Americans are even poorer than the Census Bureau first predicted last month. New estimates, released Monday, show that sixteen percent of Americans were living in poverty in 2010. Devin Browne reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:15:24 +0000 Devin Browne 3734 at http://kunm.org Census Bureau: More Americans Are Poorer Than Predicted Arizona’s Top 1%, Who Are They? http://kunm.org/post/arizona%E2%80%99s-top-1-who-are-they <p>Occupy Wall Street protests have been reported in more than 100 American towns and cities &ndash; including Albuquerque, Las Vegas, San Diego, and San Antonio. &nbsp;On Saturday, the protest goes to Arizona with occupations planned in Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff. &nbsp;Protesters say they represent the 99 percent of Americans who have been left behind by the country&rsquo;s economic growth.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:58:31 +0000 Devin Browne 2560 at http://kunm.org Arizona’s Top 1%, Who Are They? Report: AZ Immigration Law Means Leaves Students Living Alone http://kunm.org/post/report-az-immigration-law-means-leaves-students-living-alone-0 <p>Researchers from the University of Arizona's law school recently released a report on the impacts of the state's controversial immigration law, S-B 10-70, has had on Arizona youth.</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:58:10 +0000 Devin Browne 2043 at http://kunm.org Report: AZ Immigration Law Means Leaves Students Living Alone Banning of MX-American Studies Program Changes How History is Taught in Tucson http://kunm.org/post/banning-mx-american-studies-program-changes-how-history-taught-tucson <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d89b8383306-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d89b8383306-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d89b8383306-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-987051.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> Earlier this year, a controversial Mexican American Studies program in Tucson was banned. The Arizona state Superintendent of Schools, John Huppenthal says the program - which students could take instead of standard American history - was out of compliance with state laws which prohibit courses from fostering resentment.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:32:25 +0000 Devin Browne 2025 at http://kunm.org Banning of MX-American Studies Program Changes How History is Taught in Tucson Redefining Retirement: Working Retirees http://kunm.org/post/redefining-retirement-working-retirees <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d89b8381f6a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d89b8381f6a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d89b8381f6a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-985162.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> Longer life expectancies have helped catalyze what many are calling a new life stage in between middle-age and old-age.</p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:41:48 +0000 Devin Browne 2004 at http://kunm.org Redefining Retirement: Working Retirees Arizona Business Leaders Push For National E-Verify Program http://kunm.org/post/arizona-business-leaders-push-national-e-verify-program <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d88b662bced-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d88b662bced-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d88b662bced-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-971789.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Phoenix, AZ – The business lobby in Arizona says all companies should have to check the immigration status of their employees.</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 17:55:14 +0000 Devin Browne 1885 at http://kunm.org The Drug War At Home: Landlords for Cartels http://kunm.org/post/drug-war-home-landlords-cartels <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d89b83808c7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d89b83808c7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d89b83808c7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-969743.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Phoenix, AZ – Law enforcement is working hard to stop the flow of drugs into the U.S. by focusing on landlords who provide houses to Mexican cartels.</p> Fri, 20 May 2011 16:39:13 +0000 Devin Browne 1868 at http://kunm.org The Drug War At Home: Landlords for Cartels The Drug War At Home: Drug Routes http://kunm.org/post/drug-war-home-drug-routes <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d8718360f6a-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d8718360f6a-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d8718360f6a-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-969115.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Phoenix, AZ – Most illicit drugs arrive in the United States via the southwest border.</p> Tue, 17 May 2011 17:29:49 +0000 Devin Browne 1861 at http://kunm.org The Drug War At Home: Drug Routes English Speaking Students Face Challenges In Mexico http://kunm.org/post/english-speaking-students-face-challenges-mexico <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d89b837ecec-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d89b837ecec-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d89b837ecec-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-965306.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Nogalex, Mexico – After Arizona signed its controversial immigration bill last summer, the Mexican border state Sonora saw a surge of enrollment in their schools. Kids born or raised in the U.S. were coming back to Mexico and many did not read, write, or even speak Spanish. Now Sonoran schools are faced with a problem all too familiar to many American school districts -- the task of educating students who don't speak the language and don't know the culture.</p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:28:59 +0000 Devin Browne 1838 at http://kunm.org English Speaking Students Face Challenges In Mexico Mesa, AZ Considers Utah-Style Immigration Policy http://kunm.org/post/mesa-az-considers-utah-style-immigration-policy <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d89b837d250-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d89b837d250-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d89b837d250-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-960217.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Mesa, AZ – Like many other cities in Arizona, Mesa opposed SB 1070. As the bill is held up in the courts, the city is now looking at alternatives, including a possible endorsement of a more lenient approach to immigration, The Utah Compact.</p> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:52:34 +0000 Devin Browne 1795 at http://kunm.org