Kaveh Mowahed http://kunm.org en International Folk Art Market Sees First Artists From Taiwan, Bangladesh http://kunm.org/post/international-folk-art-market-sees-first-artists-taiwan-bangladesh <p>This weekend the <a href="http://www.folkartalliance.org/">Santa Fe International Folk Art Market</a>, IFAM,&nbsp;will feature an array of crafts from 150 master artists from 60 countries.</p><p></p><p>IFAM offers an opportunity for many craft people to support themselves and their communities, while also preserving cultural heritage and skills.</p><p></p><p>This year, Taiwan and Bangladesh are represented for the first time.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:45:24 +0000 Megan Kamerick & Kaveh Mowahed 47851 at http://kunm.org International Folk Art Market Sees First Artists From Taiwan, Bangladesh Fireworks Banned, Sort Of http://kunm.org/post/fireworks-banned-sort <p>Some New Mexicans can legally light their fireworks this Independence Day.</p><p>There is no statewide ban on fireworks but nearly all New Mexico counties have banned them in unincorporated areas this year because of extra dry weather.&nbsp; For many counties, the ban went into effect weeks ago.</p><p></p><p>In <a href="https://www.bernco.gov/news/215594/" target="_blank">Bernalillo County</a>, Fire Marshal Chris Gober will be working this 4th&nbsp;of July and he said fireworks make his job harder.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:10:21 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47535 at http://kunm.org Fireworks Banned, Sort Of FCC Chairman To Hear Young New Mexicans http://kunm.org/post/fcc-chairman-hear-young-new-mexicans <p>The Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission, the agency that regulates communications industries, is coming to Albuquerque next week to hear from young people about what media issues are important to them.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:18:14 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47218 at http://kunm.org FCC Chairman To Hear Young New Mexicans Poverty Increases Risk Of Diabetes, Prediabetes http://kunm.org/post/poverty-increases-risk-diabetes-prediabetes <p><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/consumer/learn.htm" target="_blank">Diabetes</a> is on the rise across the U.S. according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:27:44 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47138 at http://kunm.org Poverty Increases Risk Of Diabetes, Prediabetes Obama Revises ACA Rules, Effect On NM Unknown http://kunm.org/post/obama-revises-aca-rules-effect-nm-unknown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama held a press conference Thursday in Washington D.C. &nbsp;He announced that his repeated promise, that people who liked their current insurance plans could keep them, was made in good faith and will be honored. Then r</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">eporters pressed him over a flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act.</span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:02:10 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 37660 at http://kunm.org Obama Revises ACA Rules, Effect On NM Unknown No Love Lost, Blue Cross To Buy Lovelace http://kunm.org/post/no-love-lost-blue-cross-buy-lovelace <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico announced its plan to buy the Lovelace Health Plan by year’s end. The sale will not include any of Lovelace’s hospitals, clinics, or pharmacies.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The companies have an agreement that will allow Lovelace Health Plan members to transition into BCBS coverage. A term of the arrangement will allow LHP members to continue to go to Lovelace doctors and facilities.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:22:03 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 37518 at http://kunm.org No Love Lost, Blue Cross To Buy Lovelace Study Predicts More Urban Wildfires http://kunm.org/post/study-predicts-more-urban-wildfires <p></p><p>Tres Lagunas. Thompson Ridge. Silver. Jaroso. &nbsp;These are the familiar names of the massive wildfires that burned rural parts of New Mexico in 2013. &nbsp;Although nearly 200 thousand acres burned here this year, the loss of property was relatively minimal. &nbsp;But CoreLogic, an international analytics company that specializes in real estate, says the next fire could be closer to home.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:53:11 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 37228 at http://kunm.org Study Predicts More Urban Wildfires HIGHLIGHTS: Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Grilled By NM Supreme Court http://kunm.org/post/highlights-same-sex-marriage-opponents-grilled-nm-supreme-court <p></p><p>On October 23, 2013, the <a href="https://nmsupremecourt.nmcourts.gov/index.php" target="_blank">New Mexico Supreme Court</a> spent two hours in front of a full courtroom hearing oral arguments from petitioners that think New Mexico should embrace same-sex marriage and&nbsp;respondents who think that marriage should be a heterosexual affair. &nbsp;</p><p>The Courts did not issue a decision, and any decision they do issue is not necessarily final. Lawmakers could pass legislation or put the issue to voters as a constitutional amendment.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 18:55:00 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 36733 at http://kunm.org HIGHLIGHTS: Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Grilled By NM Supreme Court State Considers Raising Pay To Fill Vacancies http://kunm.org/post/state-considers-raising-pay-fill-vacancies <p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Susana Martinez's administration is looking at the possibility of providing pay increases for certain public safety positions in state government agencies that have high vacancy rates.</span></p><p>Martinez spokesman Enrique Knell says positions being considered for possible pay increases include child-protection caseworkers, police officers, corrections officers and juvenile justice workers.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:29:19 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed & Associated Press 36583 at http://kunm.org State Considers Raising Pay To Fill Vacancies Critics Say Raising The Bar For UNM Scholarships Promotes Exclusion http://kunm.org/post/critics-say-raising-bar-unm-scholarships-promotes-exclusion <p>About a year ago UNM Provost Chaouki Abdallah <a href="http://provost.unm.edu/blog/2012/06/higher-ed-payment.html" target="_blank">asked his blog readers</a>, “How do we keep UNM students from dropping out because of financial need, in the face of current and future cuts in state and federal financial aid?”</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:24:09 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed & The Daily Lobo & The Albuquerque Journal 36422 at http://kunm.org Critics Say Raising The Bar For UNM Scholarships Promotes Exclusion Road Construction, More Congestion, Starts This Week At I-25/Paseo http://kunm.org/post/road-construction-more-congestion-starts-week-i-25paseo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ground was broken on the $93 million renovation of the </span>Paseo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Del Norte-Interstate 25 interchange on September 5th,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;but you may not have noticed. Tuesday that will change. Overnight on October 14th barricades</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will go up and lanes will be blocked as construction shifts into high gear.&nbsp;</span></p><p>According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation&nbsp;the following closures will be in effect by 6 a.m.:</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:37:05 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 36289 at http://kunm.org Road Construction, More Congestion, Starts This Week At I-25/Paseo ABQ Election 2013: Mayor, City Council, Bonds http://kunm.org/post/abq-election-2013-mayor-city-council-bonds <p>Albuquerque will hold its municipal election today, October 8th. On the line are the Mayor&#39;s office, several seats on the City Council, and millions of dollars of City-issued general obligation bonds.</p><p><strong>The Mayor&#39;s Office</strong></p><p>Incumbent Mayor Richard Berry (R) will be at the top of the ballot. Berry was chosen at random to head the list of candidates in the 2013 municipal election. Paul Heh (R) and Pete Dinelli (D) are also after the Mayor&rsquo;s job.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 23:28:06 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 35990 at http://kunm.org ABQ Election 2013: Mayor, City Council, Bonds What Does The Federal Government Shutdown Mean For New Mexico? http://kunm.org/post/what-does-federal-government-shutdown-mean-new-mexico <p></p><p>KUNM Call In Show 10/3 8a: The federal government has shut down after lawmakers failed to agree on a budget. We took calls this week on what the shutdown means for New Mexico.</p><p></p><p>Michael Coleman of the Albuquerque Journal Washington Bureau describes the scene in Washington, D.C., during and after the government shutdown.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Rob Nikolewski, journalist from Newmexico.Watchdog.org, talks about how the federal shutdown is affecting New Mexicans.</p><p></p><p>Coleman discusses how long we can expect the shutdown to go on.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:58:31 +0000 Kathleen Sabo & Kaveh Mowahed 35731 at http://kunm.org What Does The Federal Government Shutdown Mean For New Mexico? Government Shutdown Could Be Painful For New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/government-shutdown-could-be-painful-new-mexico <p>On the eve of a potential federal government shutdown, New Mexicans are preparing for what could be a pervasive shock to families, businesses, and pocketbooks.&nbsp; The pain will not be felt immediately in all cases, although several federally funded organizations are planning to close their doors Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:58:14 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 35688 at http://kunm.org Government Shutdown Could Be Painful For New Mexico