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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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KUNM Local
3:59 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

Older Local Stories

Albuquerque, NM –
Need to find a local news story from a few months or a few years back? Search KUNM's Older Local Stories.

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Public Affairs
3:54 pm
Sun December 12, 2010

The Promised Land: Winona LaDuke With Majora Carter

Sun. 12/5: Winona LaDuke sums up the dichotomy: "Native peoples are the poorest population in North America, yet our lands are home to a wealth of resources."

For decades, this Ojibwe activist, National Women's Hall of Fame inductee, and two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate has devoted her time to working on issues of renewable energy, health, and environmental justice on northern Minnesota's White Earth Reservation and beyond.

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Afropop
9:59 am
Sun December 12, 2010

Stocking Stuffers 2010

Fri. 12/2: Georges Collinet and the Afropop brain trust make the picks, and bring you the best of the best albums of 2010!

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Blues
12:18 pm
Sat December 11, 2010

Homemade Jamz Blues Band

Putnay interviews 18-year-old Ryan Perry, lead guitar & vocals for Homemade Jamz Blues Band.

http://www.hmjamzbluesband.com/

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xSeries
9:15 am
Sat December 11, 2010

Lennon Special: 30th Anniversary - The Day John Lennon Died

Wed. 12/8: On December 8, 1980, musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his apartment building in New York City by a deluded fan. On this 30th anniversary special, producer Paul Ingles talks with fans who recall how they heard the news of John Lennon's death in 1980, and what Lennon's music has meant to them.

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NewDim
11:42 am
Fri December 10, 2010

The Spell of Life, with Michael Meade

Sat. 12/11: What is Fate and how is it tied to our potential destiny?

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KUNM Local
11:03 am
Fri December 10, 2010

BIZ: Showdown Looming Over Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus checked in with Senior Reporter Megan Kamerick.

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Afropop
10:22 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Afropop Worldwide Goes to Copenhagen for WOMEX - Part 2

Fri. 12/10: Continuing our coverage of WOMEX 2010 in Copenhagen, we enjoy concert recordings, live studio sessions and interviews.

Hear from fantastic artists we already know and love such as Papa Wemba and Dobet Gnahor? as well as artists we've never met including Nathalie Natiemb?, Fatoumate Diawara and the winner of the prestigious annual WOMEX award, Dany?l Waro from La R?union. Plus we'll pick tracks from some of the choice choice 100+ CDs we bring home.

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KUNM Local
3:40 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Last Chance To Comment On Higher Education

Albuquerque, NM – Higher Education Secretary, Dr. Viola Florez says one of the issues highlighted in a draft Master Plan for Higher Education is remediation.

Those are courses that help students catch up on knowledge they need to perform well in college-level courses.

New Mexico has 24 institutions of higher learning around the state.

A draft of the Master Plan for Higher Education is available on the New Mexico Department of Higher Education website.

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KUNM Local
3:37 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

House Democrats Vote To Keep Tax Cuts Compromise From Vote In That Chamber

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico's First and Third District representatives voted Thursday, December 9, to reject President Obama's tax cut compromise he struck earlier this week with Senate Republicans. In a voice vote in a private caucus meeting, a majority of House Democrats expressed their desire to keep the compromise from coming to the floor for consideration. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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KUNM Local
3:31 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

NM Congressional Delegation Fights VA Plan to Cut Services

Albuquerque, NM – The agency is proposing to close nine of these so-called "access point" clinics on March 31st in an effort to consolidate services.

The plan is to move patients from clinics in places like Embudo, Penasco, Truchas, and Wagon Mound, to larger centers in Las Vegas, Espanola, and Raton.

The VA also says it will build a new clinic in Taos to handle some patients. New Mexico U-S Senator Tom Udall says the Raton center is already overcrowded.

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BackRoads
3:30 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Back Roads Radio

Fr. 12/17: A holiday feast of stories, connecting us to the seasonal spirit of giving.

What better way to appreciate our humanity than to curl up to the voices of Joe Hayes, Jay O'Callahan and a few surprises, for young and old alike. Back Roads Radio is hosted and produced by Judy Goldberg and a production of Viewpoint Productions.

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KUNM Local
3:25 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

New Mexico Senators Battle Other Border Senators On DREAM Act

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM Capitol Reporter Manuel Quinones has more from Capitol Hill - where New Mexico Senators seem at odds with other border state lawmakers.

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KUNM Local
3:21 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

NM Senator Udall: "I couldn't support" Obama compromise with Republicans

Tom Udall Q&A

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico US Senator Tom Udall is calling a tax cuts compromise reached between President Obama and Senate Republicans earlier this week "a work in progress".

As KUNM's Jim Williams reports, the Democrat says he'll join an effort to push back against the demands the GOP is making.

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BSC
12:36 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Janiva Magness - Live at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee

Wed. 12/15: With guest artist G. Love & Special Sauce

Prolific and highly acclaimed blues vocalist Janiva Magness is one of the hottest acts in the business. Among the awards she has received are the B.B. King Award for Musical Excellence and the Jim Croce Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rhythm and Blues. Catch her this week live from the 2010 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee.

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NewDim
1:56 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Opening Our Hearts to Our True Self, with John de Ruiter

Sat. 12/18: Canadian teacher and philosopher, John De Ruiter talks about what is the true self, and how it is deep within everyone.

Program #3385

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Afropop
1:55 pm
Tue December 7, 2010

Seizing the Dance: The Baka of Central Africa

Fri. 12/17: The polyphonic, hocketing vocal style of this region's forest peoples ("pygmies") is a singularly beautiful musical expression that has entranced outsiders since the time of the pharaohs.

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3:57 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Best of the Best: The 2010 Third Coast Festival - Part 1

Sun. 12/19: Award-winning host and humorist Gwen Macsai (author of Lipshtick) hosts the show with appearances from some surprise guests.

From unforgettable stories to scintillating sounds, Best of the Best showcases the winning entries of the 10th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. This is THE place to hear the most accomplished producers and best emerging talent from around the world, artists who are shaping the future of public radio.

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KUNM Local
12:38 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Lobbying The Spaceport

Albuquerque, NM – Washington lobbyists say New Mexico stands to benefit from the new plan for NASA and human space flight. KUNM Capitol Reporter Manuel Quinones explains.

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KUNM Local
12:35 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

NM Senator Bingaman: "Senate has changed", will be factor in decision to run for re-election in 2012

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico US Senator Jeff Bingaman confirmed today that he is undecided about a re-election bid in 2012. He told KUNM's Jim Williams that partisanship in the Senate is playing a role in his decision.

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