Stephen Spitz 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? 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 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. The Rise and Fall of the UFW http://kunm.org/post/rise-and-fall-ufw <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">4/5 </span>8a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union are American icons, and the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a prime example of a union that fought for higher wages and better working conditions against impossible odds. Although the National Labor Relations Act does not cover farm workers, and migrant labor is particularly difficult to organize, at its height the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> represented 1/3 of all California lettuce workers. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:13:00 +0000 Stephen Spitz 26549 at http://kunm.org The Rise and Fall of the UFW http://kunm.org/post/rise-and-fall-ufw-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">4/5 </span>8a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union are American icons, and the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a prime example of a union that fought for higher wages and better working conditions against impossible odds. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 18:13:00 +0000 Stephen Spitz 26550 at http://kunm.org The Rise and Fall of 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 The Life of a Gila Fire Lookout http://kunm.org/post/life-gila-fire-lookout <p>Fri. 4/13 8a: April marks the return of New Mexico&rsquo;s fire season. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:10:55 +0000 Stephen Spitz 11258 at http://kunm.org The Life of a Gila Fire Lookout 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