Megan Kamerick 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 Women's News: Women Bear Brunt Of ISIS Violence http://kunm.org/post/womens-news-women-bear-brunt-isis-violence <p> June 21, 2014&nbsp; Women face violence and rape from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS); women sterilized without consent in California prisons; Moroccan prime minister says women should stay at home; activists pressure Canadian government on missing aboriginal women; American Apparel fires CEO Dov Charney after years of sexual harassment complaints; girls called sluts for sexting, but prudes if they don't; new campaign focuses on economic security for women and families; Gary King targeted for wage discrimination in campaign ads; guard arrested for abusing women at Metropolitan Deten Sun, 22 Jun 2014 01:13:04 +0000 Megan Kamerick 46969 at http://kunm.org Women's News: Women Bear Brunt Of ISIS Violence Documentary Explores Anita Hill's Legacy - Extended Interview http://kunm.org/post/documentary-explores-anita-hills-legacy-extended-interview <p>It was a watershed event for American women, and American history.&nbsp; In 1991, African-American law professor Anita Hill walked into a political firestorm when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation process for Clarence Thomas, the first African-American nominee to the Supreme Court.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:46:14 +0000 Megan Kamerick 46968 at http://kunm.org Documentary Explores Anita Hill's Legacy - Extended Interview Andrea Feucht Talks Food, Blogging http://kunm.org/post/andrea-feucht-talks-food-blogging <p>Megan Kamerick talks with Andrea Feucht, author of "The Foodlover's Guide to Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos," about how she got into food writing and science coverage, her writing process and her tips for starting, and maintaining, a blog. Find her blog <a href="http://andreaworks.wordpress.com/">here</a>.</p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:33:54 +0000 Megan Kamerick 46967 at http://kunm.org Andrea Feucht Talks Food, Blogging Women's News: Maya Angelou Remembered http://kunm.org/post/womens-news-maya-angelou-remembered <p>May 31, 2014&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Remembering Maya Angelou; Santa Barbara shooter left misogynist rants; perils of rural poverty revealed in rape and murder case in India; first menstrual hygiene awareness day; Forbes names 100 most powerful women; Sudan woman sentenced to lashes and death for adultery and apostasy; Texas woman files suit after giving birth in solitary confinement and baby died; Sweden elects feminist party to EU parliament; teen pregnancy declines, but remains high in New Mexico.</p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:23:25 +0000 Megan Kamerick 46966 at http://kunm.org Women's News: Maya Angelou Remembered Documentary Explores Anita Hill's Legacy http://kunm.org/post/documentary-explores-anita-hills-legacy <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp; In 1991, African-American law professor Anita Hill walked into a political firestorm when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation process for Clarence Thomas, the first African-American nominee to the Supreme Court.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:28:30 +0000 Megan Kamerick 46964 at http://kunm.org Documentary Explores Anita Hill's Legacy Digital Latin America Explores Art And Technology http://kunm.org/post/digital-latin-america-explores-art-and-technology <p>Artists Jessica Angel and Claudia X. Valdes join Suzanne Sbarge and Teresa Buscemi of 516 ARTS to discuss the new Digital Latin America exhibit, which looks at the ways in which artists negotiate the complex terrain between global and local, virtual and real, and political and private, in the creation of work that proposes alternative understandings of technology, art and cultural exchange.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:58:55 +0000 Megan Kamerick 46184 at http://kunm.org Digital Latin America Explores Art And Technology 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 Heart Of The City Examines Albuquerque's Core http://kunm.org/post/heart-city-examines-albuquerques-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">What does the condition of the city’s urban core say about the heart and soul of the city? <strong><em>Heart of the City</em></strong>, organized by 516 ARTS, is a collaborative project and exhibition that examine intersections of art, urban planning, cultural and economical development, education and community dialogue through a variety of lenses to focus on the urban center and identity of the city. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 20:41:20 +0000 Megan Kamerick 40503 at http://kunm.org Heart Of The City Examines Albuquerque's Core Exhibit Showcases Artists' Responses To Border http://kunm.org/post/exhibit-showcases-artists-responses-border <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.3em;">Kate Bonansinga, author of "Curating at the Edge: Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border," talks about the companion exhibit "Art at the Border: 21st Century Responses" at <a href="http://516arts.org/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=313:art-at-the-border-21st-century-responses&amp;catid=55:exhibition">516 ARTS</a>. And artist Tania Candiana discusses her piece in the show as well.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:57:52 +0000 Megan Kamerick 36221 at http://kunm.org Exhibit Showcases Artists' Responses To Border Court Favors Contraception Requirement http://kunm.org/post/court-favors-contraception-requirement <p></p><p></p><p>September 21, 2013</p> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:34:09 +0000 Megan Kamerick 35294 at http://kunm.org Court Favors Contraception Requirement Rahim AlHaj Promotes Peace Through Music http://kunm.org/post/rahim-alhaj-promotes-peace-through-music <p>Rahim AlHaj&nbsp; fled Iraq in 1991 and eventually landed in Albuquerque, where he now lives. He will perform as part of the Peace Talks Radio<a href="http://www.goodradioshows.org/"> 10th anniversary celebration</a> on Sept. 13 in Santa Fe.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 03:43:15 +0000 Megan Kamerick 34745 at http://kunm.org Rahim AlHaj Promotes Peace Through Music 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 "Breaking Bad" Came For Tax Incentives, Stayed For Albuquerque Ambience http://kunm.org/post/breaking-bad-came-tax-incentives-stayed-albuquerque-ambience <p></p><p><span style="text-indent: 0.07in; line-height: 1.5;">The hit show </span><a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad" style="text-indent: 0.07in; line-height: 1.5;">“Breaking Bad”</a><span style="text-indent: 0.07in; line-height: 1.5;"> launched its final episodes recently on AMC. The series is set and filmed in Albuquerque and focuses on chemistry teacher Walter White. He turns to cooking methamphetamine to provide for his family after he is diagnosed with cancer.</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:15:38 +0000 Megan Kamerick 33966 at http://kunm.org "Breaking Bad" Came For Tax Incentives, Stayed For Albuquerque Ambience Faux Meth Is Big Business In 'Breaking Bad' Town http://kunm.org/post/faux-meth-big-business-breaking-bad-town On a hot summer afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., the setting for the hit TV show <em>Breaking Bad</em>, a trolley that resembles a roving adobe house is packed with tourists.<p>The series follows Walter White, a chemistry teacher who turns to cooking methamphetamine to provide for his family after he gets cancer. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Megan Kamerick 33434 at http://kunm.org Faux Meth Is Big Business In 'Breaking Bad' Town Texas Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill http://kunm.org/post/texas-passes-restrictive-abortion-bill <p>July 13, 2013</p><p>Texas Legislature passes restrictive abortion bill while protestors have tampons and other feminine products confiscated; Ireland allows abortion in limited circumstances; Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations; women's rights under assault in Afghanistan; Women of the Wall blocked by Orthodox protestors; U.N. calls for stop to assaults in Egyptian protests;&nbsp; Church of England votes to ordain women bishops; Wimbledon stories overlook the fact that four British women have won the tournament since 1936; women sue city of Santa Fe over former police officer.</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:24:07 +0000 Megan Kamerick 32122 at http://kunm.org Texas Passes Restrictive Abortion Bill Nonprofits Help International Folk Art Market Artists Preserve Traditions http://kunm.org/post/nonprofits-help-international-folk-art-market-artists-preserve-traditions <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">More than 190 artists will converge on the Santa Fe this year for the 10th anniversary of the <a href="http://www.folkartmarket.org/">International Folk Art Market</a> July 12-14.&nbsp; The money they earn will preserve important cultural traditions worldwide and it also offers a stepping stone to economic independence. Many artists find their way to the market through nonprofit groups that help them build their networks and open up new markets.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><strong>Namibia</strong></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:52:03 +0000 Megan Kamerick 32063 at http://kunm.org Nonprofits Help International Folk Art Market Artists Preserve Traditions International Folk Art Market Artists Use Craft To Overcome Genocide http://kunm.org/post/international-folk-art-market-artists-use-craft-overcome-genocide <p></p><p></p><p>This year marks the 10<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the <a href="http://www.folkartmarket.org/">International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe</a>. Money earned over three days by these artists allows them to preserve important cultural traditions and develop everything from housing to health centers in poor communities. For two women, reviving traditional art forms has been essential to helping their countries overcome the horrors of genocide.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><strong>Rwanda</strong></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:03:17 +0000 Megan Kamerick 32040 at http://kunm.org International Folk Art Market Artists Use Craft To Overcome Genocide Show Puts Contemporary Native Artists In Spotlight http://kunm.org/post/show-puts-contemporary-native-artists-spotlight <p>516 ARTS in Albuquerque will premier "Land, Air, Seed" and "Octopus Dreams" on June 29. The show of contemporary Native artists explores issues of home and exile, displacement, and cultural reappropriation.</p><p>Megan Kamerick talks with curators Nancy Marie Mithlo, Suzanne Fricke and Beverly Morris, as well as artist Deborah Jojola of Isleta Pueblo and Suzanne Sbarge of 516 ARTS.</p><p></p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:06:25 +0000 Megan Kamerick 31157 at http://kunm.org Show Puts Contemporary Native Artists In Spotlight Report: Third Of Women Suffer Domestic Violence http://kunm.org/post/report-third-women-suffer-domestic-violence <p> June 22, 2013</p><p>A new report by the World Health Organization finds one in three women around the world suffer domestic violence.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 22:13:46 +0000 Megan Kamerick 31154 at http://kunm.org Report: Third Of Women Suffer Domestic Violence Air Force Names Woman To Sex Assault Prevention Office http://kunm.org/post/air-force-names-woman-sex-assault-prevention-office <p>June 8, 2013</p><p>The Air Force named Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward to head its sexual assault and prevention office after the man heading that effort was arrested for sexual battery.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:54:49 +0000 Megan Kamerick 31153 at http://kunm.org Air Force Names Woman To Sex Assault Prevention Office President Calls Military Assaults A Security Threat http://kunm.org/post/president-calls-military-assaults-security-threat <p>May 19, 2013</p><p>President Obama calls sexual assault in the military a threat to national security.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:26:58 +0000 Megan Kamerick 31152 at http://kunm.org President Calls Military Assaults A Security Threat India Rocked By More Rape Protests http://kunm.org/post/india-rocked-more-rape-protests <p>April 27, 2013</p><p>The rape of a young girl brings protesters out into the streets once more in India.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 20:57:58 +0000 Megan Kamerick 31148 at http://kunm.org India Rocked By More Rape Protests India Imposing Stronger Penalties For Violence Against Women http://kunm.org/post/india-imposing-stronger-penalties-violence-against-women <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px;">In this week's news: India’s Parliament passes bill creating harsher penalties for crimes against women. </span> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 19:00:10 +0000 Megan Kamerick 26823 at http://kunm.org India Imposing Stronger Penalties For Violence Against Women Event Commemorates Murdered Women http://kunm.org/post/event-commemorates-murdered-women <p>A Prayer For Juárez and the West Mesa is a community art event on March 24 at 2 p.m. to remember the murdered women of Ciudad Juárez and those found on Albuquerque's West Mesa in 2009, as well as all victims of violence.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:35:59 +0000 Megan Kamerick 26822 at http://kunm.org Event Commemorates Murdered Women New Show Explores Surfaces In Art http://kunm.org/post/new-show-explores-surfaces-art <p></p><p>A new show at <a href="http://516arts.org/">516 ARTS</a> in Albuquerque features diverse visual art media that explores the idea of surfaces through painting, sculpture, photography, electronic media and performance art. Some surfaces tantalize, some fortify and some allow us just a peek inside. Megan Kamerick talks with curator Lea Anderson and artists Jennifer Cawley, Jessica Kennedy and Alex Kraft.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:28:51 +0000 Megan Kamerick 26403 at http://kunm.org New Show Explores Surfaces In Art Obama Signs VAWA Reauthorization Bill http://kunm.org/post/obama-signs-vawa-reauthorization-bill <p>After months of delay in Congress, the Violence Against Women Act is reauthorized, Arkansas adopts most restrictive law on abortion, Vatican, Russia and Iran oppose language on eliminating violence against women, UN investigator says empowering women would reduce hunger, the Balkans get less macho, Obama nominates two women to cabinet posts and a woman to head the Air Force Academy, news study shows life expectancy falling for U.S. women, Afghanistan marks International Women's Day with first women's film festival, Hannah Skandera confirmation hearing continues in New Mexico Legislature.</p><p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:51:33 +0000 Megan Kamerick 26163 at http://kunm.org Obama Signs VAWA Reauthorization Bill Journalist Sara Ganim Talks About Breaking Jerry Sandusky Story http://kunm.org/post/journalist-sara-ganim-talks-about-breaking-jerry-sandusky-story <p></p><p>Megan Kamerick talks with Sara Ganim about the stories that landed her a Pulitzer Prize at age 24. Ganim wrote the first stories about Jerry Sandusky,&nbsp; a former Penn State University coach convicted of molesting young boys.</p><p></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:33:44 +0000 Megan Kamerick 26162 at http://kunm.org Journalist Sara Ganim Talks About Breaking Jerry Sandusky Story One Billion Rising Events Take Place Worldwide http://kunm.org/post/one-billion-rising-events-take-place-worldwide <p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:24:24 +0000 Megan Kamerick 25583 at http://kunm.org One Billion Rising Events Take Place Worldwide Former GOP Rep Touts Market Solutions To Climate Change http://kunm.org/post/former-gop-rep-touts-market-solutions-climate-change <p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:13:27 +0000 Megan Kamerick 24822 at http://kunm.org Former GOP Rep Touts Market Solutions To Climate Change