New Mexico http://kunm.org en In Albuquerque, Human Trafficking Evolves And Grows http://kunm.org/post/albuquerque-human-trafficking-evolves-and-grows <p>A recent study claims that nearly 30-­million people on the planet live in slavery-­ a practice that relies on the trafficking of human beings. The majority of victims are found in places like India, Thailand and Russia. Human trafficking is also a growing problem in the Southwestern United States, and the black market trade is growing in New Mexico.</p><p>It was a bad night, and none of the girls had made much cash. The evening's customers were more interested in the Spurs game on television then the strippers. But one of the dancers knew how they could make up for it.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 36994 at http://kunm.org 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 Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal http://kunm.org/post/wildfire-programs-could-see-cuts-under-senate-proposal-0 <p>There&#39;s a proposal in a U.S. Senate committee to cut funding for a program which helps reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in places like New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas. Ruxandra Guidi reports from the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:10:20 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 4677 at http://kunm.org Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal Western Foodbanks See More Demand, Fewer Donations http://kunm.org/post/western-foodbanks-see-more-demand-fewer-donations <p>The number of people who need help buying food has risen more than 20 percent for southwestern states including New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Nevada. That&rsquo;s according to the most recent statistics from the U-S Census Bureau.</p><p>As Laurel Morales reports from the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> it&rsquo;s putting a heavy burden on food&nbsp;<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span>banks.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:03:49 +0000 4674 at http://kunm.org Western Foodbanks See More Demand, Fewer Donations Hispanic Republican Leaders Gather in ABQ http://kunm.org/post/hispanic-republican-leaders-gather-abq <p><span class="article-content"><span>Hundreds of Hispanic Republicans are gathering today in Albuquerque hoping to build momentum ahead of next year&#39;s presidential election. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanic voters in the country.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:19:46 +0000 2201 at http://kunm.org Hispanic Republican Leaders Gather in ABQ Local Wall Street Protest Planned for Saturday in Albuquerque http://kunm.org/post/local-wall-street-protest-planned-saturday-albuquerque-0 <p>Local supporters of protesters in New York City are planning an event of their own this weekend to show their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:08:32 +0000 Carrie Jung 2047 at http://kunm.org Local Wall Street Protest Planned for Saturday in Albuquerque Native American Elders In Need of Dual Language Health Information http://kunm.org/post/native-american-elders-need-dual-language-health-information <p class="legacy-byline">This week, nine U.S. Senators, including Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall of New Mexico signed onto a letter calling on President Barrack Obama to fully fund services for American Indian communities.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 01:29:08 +0000 Colleen Keane 2030 at http://kunm.org Native American Elders In Need of Dual Language Health Information New Chair of African American Chamber of Commerce of NM on Building Black Owned Businesses http://kunm.org/post/new-chair-african-american-chamber-commerce-nm-building-black-owned-businesses <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5353543765fa5-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5353543765fa5-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5353543765fa5-"></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-987389.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> The wealth gap between white, Black, and Hispanic households in the US is getting bigger. In Albuquerque leaders in the African American community are working to support black owned businesses and entrepreneurs.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:32:34 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 2028 at http://kunm.org New Chair of African American Chamber of Commerce of NM on Building Black Owned Businesses Democrats Prioritizing Redistricting Over Gov's Proposals http://kunm.org/post/democrats-prioritizing-redistricting-over-govs-proposals <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53535437633ab-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53535437633ab-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53535437633ab-"></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-986845.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> Lawmakers are into their third week of the special session on redistricting at the state Capitol. KUNM's Marjorie Childress is covering the action in Santa Fe.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 01:42:55 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 2024 at http://kunm.org Democrats Prioritizing Redistricting Over Gov's Proposals Groups to Hold Public Forum on Trapping http://kunm.org/post/groups-hold-public-forum-trapping <p>Conservation groups will hold a public forum to discuss trapping on public lands in New Mexico.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:38:11 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 2014 at http://kunm.org Groups to Hold Public Forum on Trapping