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KUNM Local
5:36 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Business Report: 2011 Economic Outlook

January 7, 2011 – The economy is still struggling, but there may be some potential bright spots for New Mexico businesses this year.

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NewDim
12:28 pm
Thu January 6, 2011

Aging Is Not for Sissies, with Susan Moon

Susan Moon

Sat. 1/8: This program explores the mind, body, and spirit of growing older with writer, teacher and Zen Buddhist Susan Moon.

Susan Moon teaches popular writing workshops. She is the former editor of Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism, and the author of the satirical cult classic The Life and Letters of Tofu Roshi (Shambhala 2001). She has also written, Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism (Shambhala 2004), and This is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity (Shambhala 2010). Program #3374.

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KUNM Local
6:23 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

NM Senator Tom Udall introduces "filibuster reform" on Senate floor

New Mexico U.S. Senator Tom Udall
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12:00 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Li'l Ed and The Imperials - live at Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Li'l Ed
BealeStreetCaravan.com

Wed. 1/5: Plus, The Lee Boys live at Chenango Blues Festival in Norwich, New York.

From smoking slide guitar boogies to raw-boned Chicago shuffles to the deepest slow blues, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Lil' Ed Williams is an awe-inspiring master bluesman. He and his blistering, road-tested band are celebrating 20 amazing years together. We've also got a great set from the Lee Boys, one of America's finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. And Guest Host, Cybill Shepherd, tells us more about Women in the Blues.

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9:47 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Eden Brent - Live at Levitt Shell in Overton Park in Memphis, Tennessee

Wed. 1/12: Plus, Juke Joint Duo live at Tampa Bay Blues Festival in Tampa, Florida.

Eden is an award-winning American musician on the independent Yellow Dog Records label. A blues pianist and vocalist, she combines boogie-woogie with elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop. Her vocal style has been compared to Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie and Aretha Franklin. We've got a great set from Eden at the Levitt Shell in Memphis, TN.

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KUNM Local
6:48 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Repeal of Healthcare Law Unlikely

U.S. President Obama and New Mexico Senator Jeff Bingaman.

Albuquerque, NM – The 112th Congress convenes Wednesday, January 5, 2011, and Republican members of the House already have plans to repeal the nation's new health care law.

A full repeal is expected to pass with support from the new Republican House majority but the effort is largely a symbolic one. The measure has little chance in the Democratic controlled Senate and it would surely be vetoed by President Obama.

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KUNM Local
5:15 pm
Tue January 4, 2011

Governor Martinez fires two Richardson chefs, cuts residence manager salary

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez
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KUNM Local
5:18 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

NM Senator Udall set to propose Senate rule change this week

New Mexico U.S. Senator Tom Udall
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2:22 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

Are They Really Totem Poles?

From Saxman Totem Park, Ketchikan, Alaska
source: Wikimedia

Mon. 1/10: What is the true story of these giant carvings? Who is keeping this unique art form alive, and have you ever wondered about being the "low man on the totem pole?"

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2:00 pm
Mon January 3, 2011

Favorite Tangos

Mon. 1/3: Tonight on Coraz?n Tanguero, former hosts of the show Tom?s Alberto Garc?a, Jenny De Bouzek and Cecilia Biglieri share their favorite tangos with us. No se lo pierdan!


Host: Cristina Baccin

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KUNM Local
6:49 pm
Sat January 1, 2011

Submit a Commentary

Albuquerque, NM –
Do you have something to say about an issue affecting your community? KUNM welcomes your commentaries! See the guidelines below and then send a draft to commentary@kunm.org.

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Afropop
2:22 pm
Sat December 25, 2010

Sudan: A Musical History of Conflict and Diaspora

12/31: Sudan presents a uniquely complex of Afro-Arab history and culture, and this program tells the country's story through music.

10:00pm

Afropop Worldwide

A vibrant tradition of pan-Sudanese music was flowering in 1989 when an oppressive, Islamist government came to power. Many major artists then left the country, creating a far flung musical diaspora. Others?such as Mohammed Wardi, and Abdel Gadir Salilm?remained behind, weathering years of conflict and division.

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9:14 am
Sat December 25, 2010

Sudan: A Musical History of Conflict and Diaspora

12/31: Sudan presents a uniquely complex of Afro-Arab history and culture, and this program tells the country's story through music.

10:00pm

Afropop Worldwide

A vibrant tradition of pan-Sudanese music was flowering in 1989 when an oppressive, Islamist government came to power. Many major artists then left the country, creating a far flung musical diaspora. Others?such as Mohammed Wardi, and Abdel Gadir Salilm?remained behind, weathering years of conflict and division.

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KUNM Local
6:39 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

New NM dairy industry regs may become focus of incoming Martinez administration

Albuquerque, NM – New regulations just established for the dairy industry in New Mexico may prove to be one of the first battles of the incoming administration of Governor-elect Susana Martinez. Martinez, in her campaign and after the election, spoke often about regulations in the state needing to be based on, in her words, "sound science". But as KUNM's Jim Williams reports, clean water advocates say rolling back these new regulations would be contradictory.

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KUNM Local
6:23 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Richardson to stay in Santa Fe, set up peacemaking institute

Governor Bill Richardson in North Korea

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson says he's planning to stay in Santa Fe after he ends his second term next month and hands over the reigns to Republican Susana Martinez. The Democrat Richardson, who just returned from a diplomatic trip to North Korea, says he'll make Santa Fe a base to expand his work on international relations.

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KUNM Local
9:41 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Releasing Photos of Unidentified Women

Albuquerque, NM – Photos of unidentified women released recently by Albuquerque police may have been disturbing to some. Officials say the women might have information about the West Mesa murders investigation. Police say they want to make sure the women are safe, but media critics say the images dehumanize women.

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KUNM Local
8:53 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Senator Bingaman: START Negotiations In Congress

December 20, 2010 – The week before Christmas isn't likely to bring sugar plums to the U-S Senate. Partisanship continued last week and into this past weekend as lawmakers couldn't agree on a long-term budget and other major pieces of legislation. One of the issues remaining is the re-ratification of the START Treaty between the U-S and Russia.

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KUNM Local
6:22 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

BIZ: Holiday Shopping in NM

December 17, 2010 – KUNM speaks with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly. They also discuss the latest on a legal battle over the Downtown Action Team (DAT) in Albuquerque.

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KUNM Local
6:18 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: Higher Education

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe
www.nmlegis.gov

December 17, 2010 – KUNM looks at what's at stake in possible higher education cuts during the upcoming legislative session.

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KUNM Local
6:24 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: State Budget

Santa Fe, NM – When state lawmakers convene in January for a sixty-day legislative session, they'll have a lot on their minds. At the top of their worry list will be an estimated 400-million-dollar budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year. As KUNM's Jim Williams reports, legislators will once again have a tough battle over whether the state's two biggest programs, education and Medicaid, will be cut, and whether tax increases will be on the table.

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KUNM Local
10:59 am
Thu December 16, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: Are Taxes on the Table in January? That Depends

Albuquerque, NM – The upcoming legislative session in January promises to be contentious as lawmakers deal with a $400 million budget shortfall. We take a look at tax expenditures and the prospect of using tax policy to increase state revenues.

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MUSIC
1:50 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Halos & Horns

12/15: Host Mary Oishi explores the strong connection(and rivalry) between African American Gospel and Blues, "the Devil's music."

From sacred steel to Mavis Staples, and the Blind Boys of Alabama to the Big Doowopper, the lines between gospel and blues have often been blurred.

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KUNM Local
12:54 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Albuquerque Dreamer

Albuquerque, NM – The DREAM Act is once again delayed in Congress.

The legislation would give young people who are undocumented, and were brought into the US as children, a chance to apply for legal residency.

Supporters say it's a way to give students who worked hard a chance to go to college, get a job or serve in the armed forces. Critics argue that it rewards families who knew they were breaking US immigration laws.

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KUNM Local
5:35 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: Photo Voter ID will get strong push

Santa Fe, NM – It's been eighty years since New Mexico had a Republican secretary of state. That changes next month as State Senator Dianna Duran will be sworn in to the office after handily winning the November election over incumbent Secretary Mary Herrera. Duran is looking ahead to January for other reasons, as well. As KUNM's Jim Williams reports, she's likely to pursue some policy changes on elections and voting that Republicans have been after for years in New Mexico.

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BSC
4:29 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Tracy Nelson - Live at the Levitt Shell in Memphis, Tennessee

Wed. 12/1: We're dedicating an entire show to a special performance by the amazing Tracy Nelson this week, live at the Levitt Shell in Memphis, TN. Sitting in all night with Tracy is Memphis' own blues diva, Reba Russell.

A very versatile and talented vocalist, Tracy Nelson is better known for her role as lead singer of the 1970's Nashville sextet Mother Earth. But her solo career spans decades, and she has released albums for labels like Columbia, Atlantic, Flying Fish, and Memphis International. Plus, Guest Host, Scott Dirks, tells us more about Chicago Blues.

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NewDim
1:52 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

Enlivening Wisdom, with Sheila Keene-Lund

Sat. 12/4: How can intention guide us to hear the God spark within?

Although some people think our era is ripe for divine revelation, Sheila Keene-Lund believes we've had that information for decades in the form of The Urantia Book, a spiritual text of unknown authorship from the early 20th century. The work covers an array of topics, from God and Jesus to history and cosmology.

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KUNM Local
9:47 am
Tue December 14, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: Ethics

Senator Linda M. Lopez (D) - Albuquerque
www.nmlegis.gov

Albuquerque, NM – A proposal to create a state ethics commission passed in the New Mexico House of Representatives last year but failed in the Senate. State Senator Linda Lopez plans to re-introduce the legislation in January, along with other ethics reforms.

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