News http://kunm.org en Your Trust Is KUNM's Greatest Asset http://kunm.org/post/your-trust-kunms-greatest-asset <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">In the&nbsp;</span>KUNM<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Newsroom, we work hard every day to bring you important, impactful and meaningful news coverage. It’s really all about you.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:32:08 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 44043 at http://kunm.org Your Trust Is KUNM's Greatest Asset Your Trust Is Our Greatest Asset http://kunm.org/post/your-trust-our-greatest-asset <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">In the </span>KUNM<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;"> Newsroom, we work hard every day to bring you important, impactful and meaningful news coverage. It’s really all about you.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:24:54 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 44042 at http://kunm.org Your Trust Is Our Greatest Asset Friday News Roundup: Legislative Report Touts Prekindergarten Benefits http://kunm.org/post/friday-news-roundup-legislative-report-touts-prekindergarten-benefits <p><strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Legislative Report&nbsp;Touts Prekindergarten&nbsp;Benefits</span></strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"> -&nbsp;<em> The Associated Press</em></span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:41:01 +0000 KUNM News 44030 at http://kunm.org Friday News Roundup: Legislative Report Touts Prekindergarten Benefits Casey Neill: Poet and Political Singer http://kunm.org/post/casey-neill-poet-and-political-singer <p></p><p></p><div>From Portland, Casey Neill was in our Control Room between concerts of his solo tour presenting a new album "<em>All You Pretty Vandals</em>."<br /><br /></div><div>During his live performance for Afternoon Freeform (April 16th), he shared his songs filled with irony, romance, stories, and social commentary.<br /><br /></div><div>Find out more about Casey Neill at <a href="http://caseyneill.org" target="_blank">caseyneill.org</a>.</div><div> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:43:11 +0000 Cristina Baccin 44015 at http://kunm.org Casey Neill: Poet and Political Singer Thursday News Roundup: Crews Find Suspected Area Of Radiation Leak http://kunm.org/post/thursday-news-roundup-crews-find-suspected-area-radiation-leak <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224);">Crews Find Suspected Area Of Radiation Leak -</span></strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224);">&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press</em></span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:26:18 +0000 KUNM News 43980 at http://kunm.org Thursday News Roundup: Crews Find Suspected Area Of Radiation Leak Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race http://kunm.org/post/recordings-surface-new-mexico-governor-race <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Democrats are calling on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:13:37 +0000 The Associated Press 43978 at http://kunm.org Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race APD's Mental Health Quandry http://kunm.org/post/apds-mental-health-quandry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/17&nbsp;</span>8a<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Albuquerque Police Department recently made national headlines for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/james-boyd-killed-by-cops_n_5021117.html">shooting of a man</a> in the&nbsp;Sandia&nbsp;foothills who was mentally ill</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:42 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43859 at http://kunm.org APD's Mental Health Quandry Three POC Members Resign http://kunm.org/post/three-poc-members-resign <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Three members of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Commission resigned yesterday, saying the commission lacks the ability to provide real oversight of the city’s police force.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:03:13 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43953 at http://kunm.org Three POC Members Resign Wednesday News Roundup: Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race http://kunm.org/post/wednesday-news-roundup-recordings-surface-new-mexico-governor-race <p><strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race</span>&nbsp;-<em>&nbsp;</em></strong><em>The Associated Press</em></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:39 +0000 KUNM News 43928 at http://kunm.org Wednesday News Roundup: Recordings Surface In New Mexico Governor Race Tuesday News Roundup: Albuquerque Police Oversight Members Resign http://kunm.org/post/tuesday-news-roundup-albuquerque-police-oversight-members-resign <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Albuquerque Police Oversight Members Resign</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- <i>&nbsp;The Associated Press</i></span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:55:37 +0000 KUNM News 43886 at http://kunm.org Tuesday News Roundup: Albuquerque Police Oversight Members Resign Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band http://kunm.org/post/sage-jareds-happy-gland-band <p></p><p>With Sage Harrington and Jared Putnam scheduled to join <em>Cactus Tractor</em> and others at the relaunch party for the online mag <em>Pyragraph</em> we thought it was a good time to rebroadcast this Studio A performance by <em>Sage &amp; Jared's Happy Gland Band</em>.</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Recorded by Roman Garcia with Eli Willard, this recording captures <em>The Happy Gland Band</em> as their debut CD came out:</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Sage Harrington: vocals, 1920s Martin ukulele, banjolele<br /></div><div>Jared Putnam: vocals, 1930s Kaye upright bass</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Keep up with <em>The Happy Gland Band</em> and their release "Flooded Away" at <a href="http://www.sageharrington.com" target="_blank">www.sageharrington.com</a>.</div><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div>Keep up with Jared Putnam's other musical endeavors at <a href="http://lechatlunatique.com" target="_blank">www.lechatlunatique.com</a>.</div><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:49:27 +0000 Matthew Finch 43858 at http://kunm.org Sage & Jared's Happy Gland Band Monday News Roundup: Gov. Martinez Reports $4M Re-Election Cash Balance http://kunm.org/post/monday-news-roundup-gov-martinez-reports-4m-re-election-cash-balance <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><strong>Researchers Find No Signs Of Radiation In Water Near WIPP</strong> - <em>The Associated Press</em></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>Water samples from three reservoirs near the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico show no signs of contamination after a radiation leak at the plant.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:26:23 +0000 KUNM News 43834 at http://kunm.org Monday News Roundup: Gov. Martinez Reports $4M Re-Election Cash Balance Oversight Commission: Our Hands Are Tied http://kunm.org/post/oversight-commission-our-hands-are-tied <p></p><p>The Police Oversight Commission met yesterday afternoon just hours after the Department of Justice released its <a href="http://kunm.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/140410-DOJ-APD-Findings-Letter.pdf">findings</a> on Albuquerque’s police force.</p><p>Chair *Jeffrey Peterson&nbsp;opened the regularly scheduled meeting with a statement about why the Police Oversight Commission has avoided commenting publicly on Albuquerque Police Department issues. He said the volunteer committee’s members have to skirt the appearance of bias.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:37:35 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43719 at http://kunm.org Oversight Commission: Our Hands Are Tied Feds Find Patterns of Excessive Force in APD http://kunm.org/post/feds-find-patterns-excessive-force-apd <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">A <a href="http://kunm.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/140410-DOJ-APD-Findings-Letter.pdf">scathing report</a> has been released by the Department of Justice that accuses Albuquerque Police Department of engaging in patterns and practices of excessive force.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:25:53 +0000 Rita Daniels 43718 at http://kunm.org Feds Find Patterns of Excessive Force in APD DOJ: Serious Problems in APD http://kunm.org/post/doj-serious-problems-apd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Justice Department says institutional reform is needed to curb the "patterns of excessive force" that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:54:35 +0000 Associated Press 43689 at http://kunm.org DOJ: Serious Problems in APD County Jail: Largest Mental Health Provider in N.M. http://kunm.org/post/county-jail-largest-mental-health-provider-nm <p></p><p>Bernalillo County jail Chief Ramon Rustin’s resignation took effect Monday. After three years as the head of the largest jail in New Mexico, Rustin stepped down saying he needed to meet family obligations.&nbsp;</p><p>KUNM spoke with Rustin in February&nbsp;about mental health care at the Metropolitan Detention Center.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:12:26 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43597 at http://kunm.org County Jail: Largest Mental Health Provider in N.M. 4 Albuquerque Police Substations Vandalized http://kunm.org/post/4-albuquerque-police-substations-vandalized <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Crews in Albuquerque are cleaning and repainting four police substations that were targets of vandalism, with red zigzags and other markings painted on exterior walls and windows.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The substations were tagged Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:39:02 +0000 Associated Press 43584 at http://kunm.org 4 Albuquerque Police Substations Vandalized Public Packs Albuquerque City Council Meeting On APD http://kunm.org/post/public-packs-albuquerque-city-council-meeting-apd <p>APD protestors and supporters turned out yesterday evening to the city council meeting in Downtown Albuquerque. More than 300 people filled the main chamber and overflow room. Those who didn’t make it in watched TV screens in Civic Plaza outside City Hall.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council President Ken Sanchez announced at the beginning of the meeting that Mayor Richard Berry would not attend. "Mayor Berry Sends his regrets about not being to attend tonight’s meeting."&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:37:38 +0000 Natalia Jácquez 43567 at http://kunm.org Public Packs Albuquerque City Council Meeting On APD Is Illegal Sewage Dumping Contaminating New Mexico's Drinking Water? http://kunm.org/post/illegal-sewage-dumping-contaminating-new-mexicos-drinking-water <p>Scientists in northwest New Mexico have been testing three rivers that serve thousands of residents’ drinking water supplies, and they’re alarmed by initial results that found human and animal waste that form <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/">E. coli </a>bacteria in the water. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:13:31 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43545 at http://kunm.org Is Illegal Sewage Dumping Contaminating New Mexico's Drinking Water? Local Folk Artists "The Noms" http://kunm.org/post/local-folk-artists-noms <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="169" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tNbXbQtqZhk" width="300"></iframe></p><p></p><div><p></p><p></p><p><span><span class="audio-caption">This "Ear to the Ground" feature finds us catching Albuquerque's <em>The Noms</em> in an unplugged session on April&nbsp; 3rd.&nbsp; Just days&nbsp;later they were to begin laying tracks for their debut album.</span></span></p></div><p><span><span class="audio-caption"><em>The Noms</em> are:<br />Mike Mares:&nbsp; vocals, guitar, egg<br />Michelle Baumann:&nbsp; vocals, mandolin, guitar, egg<br />Josh Herrera:&nbsp; keyboards, vocals, melodica<br />Joey Santiago:&nbsp; cajon, glockenspiel, chimes, vocals, egg<br />Kevin Cummings: lead guitar, vocals<br />Aaron War: acoustic bass</span></span></p><p></p><p><span><span class="audio-caption">Engineered/edited by Roman Garcia with Jefferson White and Steve Nery<br />Camera/video: Jefferson White</span></span></p><p></p><p><span><span class="audio-caption">Keep up with <em>The Noms</em> at <a href="http://www.thenoms.com/" target="_blank">www.thenoms.com</a> or look for NomNation on Facebook.</span></span></p><div><span><span class="audio-caption"> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:22:46 +0000 Matthew Finch 43544 at http://kunm.org High Court Upholds Wedding Photo Discrimination Ruling http://kunm.org/post/high-court-upholds-wedding-photo-discrimination-ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:02:52 +0000 Associated Press 43529 at http://kunm.org High Court Upholds Wedding Photo Discrimination Ruling APD Allies Rally Downtown http://kunm.org/post/apd-allies-rally-downtown <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Supporters are rallying to the defense of Albuquerque police, who have been criticized for a recent series of fatal shootings.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:10:11 +0000 Associated Press 43526 at http://kunm.org APD Allies Rally Downtown New ACA Numbers Show Surge In Enrollment http://kunm.org/post/new-aca-numbers-show-surge-enrollment <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt; color: rgb(53, 28, 117); line-height: normal; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 1.5; font-family: Georgia, &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, Times, serif; font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font color="#000000" face="Rockwell" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:11:46 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43455 at http://kunm.org New ACA Numbers Show Surge In Enrollment Antiques Roadshow Comes To New Mexico http://kunm.org/post/antiques-roadshow-comes-new-mexico <p>For the 3rd time since it's inception, the reality public television series Antiques Roadshow is coming to Albuquerque. We go&nbsp;behind the scenes and explore&nbsp;what makes inanimate objects&nbsp;valuable. For a chance to win free tickets to the upcoming New Mexico event,&nbsp;<a href="http://pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/index.html">apply here</a>&nbsp;by Monday, April 7th.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:16:37 +0000 Rita Daniels 43456 at http://kunm.org Antiques Roadshow Comes To New Mexico APD Review Officer Discusses Police Oversight http://kunm.org/post/apd-review-officer-discusses-police-oversight <p></p><p>Independent Review Officer Robin Hammer criticizes the city's Police Oversight Commission for failing to examine&nbsp;APD's&nbsp;overall policy on the use of force.</p><p>"The current commissioners have chosen not to use some of the powers they’ve already been given," she said in an interview with KUNM.&nbsp;"At no point in my 18 months has the Police Oversight Commission chosen to look at officer-involved shootings and to review what’s gone on."</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:59:30 +0000 Marisa Demarco 43430 at http://kunm.org APD Review Officer Discusses Police Oversight 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 Friday News Roundup: No Contamination Found On 2nd Trip Into Nuke Dump http://kunm.org/post/friday-news-roundup-no-contamination-found-2nd-trip-nuke-dump <p><strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">No Contamination Found On 2nd&nbsp;Trip Into&nbsp;Nuke Dump</span>&nbsp;</strong>-&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press</em></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:55:24 +0000 KUNM News 43420 at http://kunm.org Friday News Roundup: No Contamination Found On 2nd Trip Into Nuke Dump APD Chief Statement On Crisis Officer Contradicted http://kunm.org/post/apd-chief-statement-crisis-officer-contradicted <p>Contrary to initial reports from the Albuquerque Police Department, no&nbsp;Crisis Intervention Team officers trained to de-escalate situations involving people with behavioral health issues were called to the scene of a Sandia foothills standoff that ended in the death of a camper last month at the hands of police. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:18:02 +0000 Deborah Martinez 43403 at http://kunm.org APD Chief Statement On Crisis Officer Contradicted Albuquerque Police Department out of step with community? http://kunm.org/post/albuquerque-police-department-out-step-community <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">KUNM Call In Show Thu. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:20:05 +0000 Kathleen Sabo 43436 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque Police Department out of step with community? APD Crisis Team Not Called to Boyd Shooting http://kunm.org/post/apd-crisis-team-not-called-boyd-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A specialized Albuquerque police unit trained to defuse dangerous encounters with suspects battling mental illness was not used in the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Associated Press 43377 at http://kunm.org APD Crisis Team Not Called to Boyd Shooting