Kent Patterson http://kunm.org en The Bell of Justice: Behind the Cross-Border Femicides http://kunm.org/post/bell-justice-behind-cross-border-femicides <div><strong>International Human Rights Day ESPEJOS DE AZTLÁN Special</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>Mon. 9 Dec. 7-8p: In commemoration of December 10, International Human Rights Day, Espejos de Aztlán will host a special program on cross-border violence against women. The one-hour documentary examines the murders of women in New Mexico, El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.&nbsp; Listeners will hear from victims’ relatives, women’s advocates and scholars who will discuss systemic gender violence, political corruption and denials of justice.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 04:49:24 +0000 Kent Patterson 38136 at http://kunm.org The Bell of Justice: Behind the Cross-Border Femicides Hidden Histories of Sunland Park http://kunm.org/post/hidden-histories-sunland-park <p>Mon. 12/3&nbsp;7p: The small New Mexico border town of&nbsp;Sunland&nbsp;Park was in the spotlight this year. But what did the media leave out about this struggling community? Find out on the HIDDEN HISTORIES OF&nbsp;SUNLAND&nbsp;PARK, a documentary by Kent Patterson.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Credit <span>AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin</span></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:59:10 +0000 Kent Patterson 22038 at http://kunm.org Hidden Histories of Sunland Park Las Historias Escondidas de Sunland Park http://kunm.org/post/las-historias-escondidas-de-sunland-park <p>Mon. 9/17 7p: <strong>"The Hidden Histories of Sunland Park"</strong></p><p>In 2011 and 2012, the small New Mexico border community of Sunland Park made regional headlines and national news for its political scandals. Delving into the sensational, the media coverage largely glossed over long-running environmental troubles affecting the lives of the town’s residents on a daily basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This Spanish-language radio documentary&nbsp; helps fill the gap by exploring crucial environmental issues that impact the nearly 15,000 residents of a mainly Spanish-speaking, low-income community bordering Texas and Mexico.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:08:14 +0000 Kent Patterson & Mercedes Mejía 18542 at http://kunm.org Las Historias Escondidas de Sunland Park Violence in Ciudad Juarez http://kunm.org/post/violence-ciudad-juarez <p>&nbsp;</p><div>Mon. 01/02 7:00p: &nbsp;Spanish-language documentary on the violence in Ciudad Juarez and Mexico.</div><div>Victim testimony, interviews and analysis of the so-called drug war. Covers human rights violations, the forced displacement of populations and efforts to organize resistance.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:14:36 +0000 Kent Patterson 6389 at http://kunm.org Violence in Ciudad Juarez New Mexican Pecan Growers Gather This Year's Crop http://kunm.org/post/new-mexican-pecan-growers-gather-years-crop <p>Mesilla Valley, New Mexico – KUNM's Kent Paterson recently visited a pair of pecan growers south of Las Cruces and has this profile of some of the highs and lows of pecan farming in New Mexico.</p> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:19:13 +0000 Kent Patterson 1512 at http://kunm.org New Mexican Pecan Growers Gather This Year's Crop Workers Underpaid in Mexico's Electronics Industry http://kunm.org/post/workers-underpaid-mexicos-electronics-industry <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c1df235e928-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c1df235e928-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c1df235e928-"></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-874911.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>Guadalajara, Mexico – There's a good chance many computers, televisions and Xboxes on sale this holiday season were assembled in Mexico. Since the mid-1990's, the Mexican electronics industry has boomed, with about 400,000 people employed in the sector today. But many workers complain of non-living wages, temporary work contracts and overall poor treatment. In the first of two reports, KUNM's Kent Paterson takes us to the city known as Mexico's Silicon Valley, Guadalajara.</p> Tue, 08 Dec 2009 23:22:57 +0000 Kent Patterson 1507 at http://kunm.org Workers Underpaid in Mexico's Electronics Industry In Southern New Mexico, Fewer Field Workers Needed For Red Chile Harvest http://kunm.org/post/southern-new-mexico-fewer-field-workers-needed-red-chile-harvest <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c1df235d008-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c1df235d008-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c1df235d008-"></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-870918.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>Southern New Mexico farmers are in the final stages of this year's chile harvest and unlike previous years, fewer field workers are needed to gather red pods for market. That's because in U.S. chile-growing regions, machine harvesters are steadily replacing workers in the red chile harvest.</p> Sat, 14 Nov 2009 01:24:37 +0000 Kent Patterson 1491 at http://kunm.org In Southern New Mexico, Fewer Field Workers Needed For Red Chile Harvest