New Mexico People Places and Ideas http://kunm.org en Dede Feldman: Inside The New Mexico Senate http://kunm.org/post/dede-feldman-inside-new-mexico-senate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fri. 6/6 8a: Politics and process inside New Mexico’s “Roundhouse” are notoriously complex with legislative success dependent on personal connections, the power of lobbyists, and basic deal making.&nbsp; Our guest, former progressive Senator </span>Dede<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Feldman, will give us an insider’s account of what goes on behind closed doors. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:28:32 +0000 Stephen Spitz 46259 at http://kunm.org Can we turn Albuquerque’s economy around? http://kunm.org/post/can-we-turn-albuquerque-s-economy-around <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:47:34 +0000 Stephen Spitz 44713 at http://kunm.org Can we turn Albuquerque’s economy around? Quiet Job Creators: Business Incubators http://kunm.org/post/quiet-job-creators-business-incubators <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:47:19 +0000 Megan Kamerick 43424 at http://kunm.org Quiet Job Creators: Business Incubators How To Change And Manage Challenging Relationships http://kunm.org/post/how-change-and-manage-challenging-relationships <p>Fri. 2/7 8a: Our guest this month is Santa Fe resident <span class="il">Marilyn</span> <span class="il">Mason</span>. Dr. <span class="il">Mason</span> is an internationally recognized consultant and speaker on leadership and coaching. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:06:52 +0000 Stephen Spitz 40948 at http://kunm.org How To Change And Manage Challenging Relationships Will the poor always be with us? http://kunm.org/post/will-poor-always-be-us <p></p><p>Fri. 11/1 8a: <span id="docs-internal-guid-4766fb73-0a75-5a38-6a5d-4e2db9743c9f" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Albuquerque based Scott Miller, of Circles USA (formerly, “Move the Mountain”), says no, and believes we can totally end poverty by simply focusing on one family at a time. Absurd, you might say, but Miller counters that this standard reaction is part of the reason the US have had so little success in alleviating poverty. </span> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:52:10 +0000 Stephen Spitz 36981 at http://kunm.org Will the poor always be with us? A Talk With Comedian Jack Handey http://kunm.org/post/talk-comedian-jack-handey <p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:36:05 +0000 Stephen Spitz 35863 at http://kunm.org A Talk With Comedian Jack Handey One Million Bones And Genocide http://kunm.org/post/one-million-bones-and-genocide <p>In June of this year, the National Mall in Washington D.C. was the site of a huge art installation. <span class="il">One</span> <span class="il">million</span> <span class="il">bones</span>, crafted by students, educators, artists and activists from around the world, were laid out across this iconic space in the nation's capital. The idea was to make a powerful visual call for action against ongoing genocide and mass atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Somalia and Syria.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 02:33:55 +0000 Megan Kamerick 34691 at http://kunm.org One Million Bones And Genocide Our Growing Water Crisis http://kunm.org/post/our-growing-water-crisis <p>Fri. 7/5 8a: Our water supply is shrinking, we are in the midst of a seemingly endless drought and our groundwater buffer is gone. In the shadow of global climate change and under constant pressure from population growth, agriculture and a struggling Rio Grande ecosystem, something has to change. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:25:42 +0000 LeeMerrill 31641 at http://kunm.org Our Growing Water Crisis Can We solve New Mexico’s Water Shortages? How Did We Get Here? http://kunm.org/post/can-we-solve-new-mexico-s-water-shortages-how-did-we-get-here <div>Fri. 7/5 8a: &nbsp;Our water supply is shrinking, we are in the midst of a seemingly endless drought and our groundwater buffer is gone. In the shadow of global climate change and under constant pressure from population growth, agriculture and a struggling Rio Grande ecosystem, something has to change.</div><div>Dr. Fred M. Phillips directs the hydrology program in the department of earth and environmental sciences at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Philips joins host Stephen Spitz to to explain how this happened, and explore our limited policy choices.</div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:52:58 +0000 Stephen Spitz 30636 at http://kunm.org The Brain Scan of a Psychopath. Can We Use it to Predict Crime? http://kunm.org/post/brain-scan-psychopath-can-we-use-it-predict-crime <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">Fri. 6/7 </span>8a<span style="font-size: 13.333333969116211px;">. :What is going on in the mind of a school shooter, a mass murderer, or a serial rapist? Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:21:43 +0000 Stephen Spitz 30134 at http://kunm.org The Brain Scan of a Psychopath. Can We Use it to Predict Crime? "Trampling Out the Vintage" Cesar Chavez and the UFW. http://kunm.org/post/trampling-out-vintage-cesar-chavez-and-ufw <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Fri. 4/5 8a: &nbsp;Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union are American icons, and the UFW is a prime example of a union that fought for higher wages and better working conditions against impossible odds.</span></p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:46:16 +0000 Stephen Spitz 27368 at http://kunm.org "Trampling Out the Vintage" Cesar Chavez and the UFW. Education Reform in New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/education-reform-new-mexico <p>Fri. 3/1&nbsp;8a: Can anything really be done to improve &nbsp;K – 12 Education in New Mexico? Improve education is the answer you usually get to New Mexico’s seemingly intractable problems. But, how do you do that?&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:01:18 +0000 Stephen Spitz 25610 at http://kunm.org Education Reform in New Mexico Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher - The Life of Photographer Edward Curtis http://kunm.org/post/short-nights-shadow-catcher-life-photographer-edward-curtis <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">This month’s guest is New York Times writer and Pulitzer Prize winner author Timothy&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Egan</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;whose latest work is a biography, Short</span><i style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:29:29 +0000 Stephen Spitz 24465 at http://kunm.org Prenatal Health and Early Child Development http://kunm.org/post/prenatal-health-and-early-child-development <p>Last month we talked with Paul Tough, the author of "How Children Succeed", about scientific studies showing that a baby’s early “attachment” to a parent promotes long term character skills such as perseverance, curiosity, and self-control. These character traits have been shown in randomized trials to lead to success in school and later in life. This month we look at a large, scale Albuquerque program designed to encourage early attachment, develop a baby’s cognitive skills, and promote good health in the mother. In St. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 21:43:16 +0000 Stephen Spitz 23205 at http://kunm.org Prenatal Health and Early Child Development Desert America : Northern New Mexico Through the Eyes of Author Ruben Martinez http://kunm.org/post/desert-america-northern-new-mexico-through-eyes-author-ruben-martinez <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Fri. 10/5 &nbsp;8 am:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Ruben Martinez</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;is a journalist, author, musician, and professor of literature and writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:39:30 +0000 Stephen Spitz 19334 at http://kunm.org Desert America : Northern New Mexico Through the Eyes of Author Ruben Martinez Creativity and the Brain, Making the Connection http://kunm.org/post/creativity-and-brain-making-connection <p>Fri. 3/09 8a: Our guest is Dr. Rex Jung, MD and Ph.D. Dr. Jung is a Professor of Neurosurgery at UNMH, a Research Scientist at Albuquerque&rsquo;s Mind Research Network, and a practicing clinical neuropsychologist.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 20:17:55 +0000 Stephen Spitz 9519 at http://kunm.org Creativity and the Brain, Making the Connection "Navajos Wear Nikes" Interview With Author Jim Kristofic http://kunm.org/post/navajos-wear-nikes-interview-author-jim-kristofic <p><span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">Fri. 9/8 8a: When people ask author Jim </span>Kristofic<span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">, who is blue-eyed and brown haired, where he is from, and learn that he grew up on an Indian Reservation, they usually ask, &ldquo;So are you an Indian?&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;In his memoir,</span><em style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">Navajos Wear Nikes</em><span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; ">, </span>Kristofic<span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> writes that he tries to answer this question the way his Navajo friends would, not with a simple yes or no, but with stories.</span></p><h6 class="uiStreamMessage" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1}" style="font-size: 11px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; word-break: break-word; word-wrap: break-word; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; "> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:37:29 +0000 Stephen Spitz 5776 at http://kunm.org "Navajos Wear Nikes" Interview With Author Jim Kristofic The Economics of Health Care Reform http://kunm.org/post/economics-health-care-reform <p>Fri. 11/11 8a: Republicans, along with many on the Left, continue to question the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed under President Obama.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 19:46:44 +0000 Stephen Spitz 3396 at http://kunm.org The Economics of Health Care Reform Focus on Early Childhood Programs http://kunm.org/post/focus-early-childhood-programs <p>Fri. 8/12 at 8am: Stephen Spitz talks with Dr. M. Rebecca Kilburn, Director of Child Policy for the Rand Corporation about early childhood programs in New Mexico.</p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 16:21:00 +0000 Stephen Spitz 1411 at http://kunm.org Allen Sanchez on St. Joseph's Early Childhood Programs http://kunm.org/post/allen-sanchez-st-josephs-early-childhood-programs <p>Fri. 6/10 at 8am: Both President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan say that the biggest and best change we can make to education is to provide all children with access to universal pre-kindergarten (UPK). One of the most intensive, comprehensive UPK programs in the country is being carried out right here in New Mexico by St. Joseph Community Health.</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:09:00 +0000 1356 at http://kunm.org Allen Sanchez on St. Joseph's Early Childhood Programs A Very Short Course on the Evolution of Western Science http://kunm.org/post/very-short-course-evolution-western-science <p>Fri. 5/13 at 8am: Although known as the vacation home for many a movie and media star, New Mexico's climate has also pulled in many other amazing transplants such as our guest this month, Dr. Laurence H. Lattman. Dr. Lattman, who, among other things, is the Past President and Professor Emeritus of Geology of New Mexico Tech, will sketch for us the development of Western science.</p> Fri, 06 May 2011 17:08:00 +0000 1312 at http://kunm.org A Very Short Course on the Evolution of Western Science A Discussion About Healthcare in New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/discussion-about-healthcare-new-mexico <p>Fri. 4/8 at 8am: Many continue to question the benefits of the Health Reform Act passed under President Obama. To address these questions, Stephen Spitz is joined by Dr. Paul Cochran, the former Medical Director and head of Cardiology for Presbyterian Healthcare Services.</p> Sat, 02 Apr 2011 19:59:00 +0000 1274 at http://kunm.org A Discussion About Healthcare in New Mexico 60 for 60: Shaping Law in New Mexico Since 1950 http://kunm.org/post/60-60-shaping-law-new-mexico-1950 <p>Fri. 3/11 at 8am: For the last 60 years, UNM law graduates and faculty have shaped the practice of law and legal education in New Mexico. "60 for 60" is the just-released book highlighting the colorful stories of people who led the way. Dean Kevin Washburn and two colleagues join host Stephen Spitz to talk about how these accomplishments have impacted New Mexico and its unique cultures.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:15:00 +0000 1197 at http://kunm.org 60 for 60: Shaping Law in New Mexico Since 1950 New Mexico assistant political science professor Dr. Gabriel Sanchez on the 2010 elections http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-assistant-political-science-professor-dr-gabriel-sanchez-2010-elections <p>The November, 2010 election is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in years and will be the subject of this month's program. Critical to the success of both parties in New Mexico will be the Hispanic vote.</p> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 17:00:00 +0000 1100 at http://kunm.org New Mexico assistant political science professor Dr. Gabriel Sanchez on the 2010 elections An Interview with Max Evans http://kunm.org/post/interview-max-evans <p>Join host Stephen Spitz for what promises to be a very entertaining half-hour with one of New Mexico's premier writers.</p> Fri, 08 Oct 2010 17:11:00 +0000 1072 at http://kunm.org Wisdom of the Dine' http://kunm.org/post/wisdom-dine <p>Fri. 9/10 - Navajo (Dine') spiritual healer Larry Tyler discusses the leadership role of medicine men, and their role in bringing health, balance and harmony to the community.</p> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:07:00 +0000 Tristan Clum 1051 at http://kunm.org An Interview with White House Photographer Eric Draper http://kunm.org/post/interview-white-house-photographer-eric-draper <p>Fri. 8/13: From Albuquerque Tribune to White House photographer, Rio Rancho's Eric Draper has taken photos that are ingrained in the public eye. Find out how he got there, and how he managed to capture these moments.</p> Thu, 05 Aug 2010 19:02:00 +0000 1036 at http://kunm.org An Interview with White House Photographer Eric Draper Green Energy http://kunm.org/post/green-energy <p>Dr. Glenn Kuswa, who has worked on nuclear power issues for more than 30 years, joins host Stephen Spitz as we explore whether the increased use of nuclear power should be part of our response to climate change.</p> Fri, 09 Jul 2010 22:19:00 +0000 1060 at http://kunm.org The Gulf Oil Spill & Green Energy in New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/gulf-oil-spill-green-energy-new-mexico <p>Fri. 6/11: Inventor and entrepreneur Ned Godshall joins us to talk about the costs and considerable benefits of green energy innovation in New Mexico.</p> Wed, 26 May 2010 21:29:00 +0000 1005 at http://kunm.org The Gulf Oil Spill & Green Energy in New Mexico Drugs & Border Violence http://kunm.org/post/drugs-border-violence <p>Fri. 5/14: NM People, Places &amp; Ideas looks at recent violence along the US-Mexico border, and the roles of corruption and drug trafficking.</p> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:30:00 +0000 992 at http://kunm.org