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10:58 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Africa in America 2010-2011

Blitz the Ambassador

11/12: In a new edition of Afropop's popular music-in-diaspora series, we catch up with a wide variety of US-based acts playing African music.

Guests:

We hear stateside African hip hop from Blitz the Ambassador and Baja and The Dry-Eye Crew, R&B gone Ethiopian from Tommy T, Afropop meets indie rock from LA's Fools Gold, and the latest Mande rock from Toubab Krewe of Ashville, North Carolina.

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1:33 pm
Sun November 7, 2010

Live In-Studio: Patty Larkin

11/10: Celebrating her 25th year of recording remarkable music, guitarist, singer and songwriter Patty Larkin joins host Carol Boss for a live in-studio performance this Wednesday at 3:00pm.

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10:05 am
Sun November 7, 2010

Live In-Studio: Faun Fables

11/11: Faun Fables will drop by KUNM's Afternoon Freeform for a live in-studio performance and discussion with DJ Scott Denton.

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3:50 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Tales from the Latin Alternative Music Conference 2010 in New York City

Fri. 11/26: This year, you'll hear exclusive interviews and performances from Argentine roots reggae master Fidel Nadal, Panama youngbloods Los Rakas, Miami cumbianeros Locos Por Juana, and analog Afrobeat innovator Chico Mann, and plenty of others.

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3:49 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Jimi Hendrix Birthday Blues

Jimi Hendrix

Wed. 11/24: Tune in for Putnay's annual nod to bluesman and music legend, Jimi Hendrix.

Host: Putnay Thomas.

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BackRoads
3:19 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Back Roads Radio

11/19: Incidents of cross-cultural communications and experiences can often be perplexing, mind-altering, and humorous. In our attempts to understand each other, accommodate and respect differences, sometimes we're taken into unimaginable situations. Listen to the accounts of Forest Carter, Thayer Carter, Pierre Delattre and Judy Goldberg as we cross the cultural divide.

Back Roads Radio is produced by Viewpoint Productions and hosted by Judy Goldberg.

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1:49 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Afropop Worldwide Goes to Copehagen for WOMEX 2010 - Part 1

World Music Expo

11/19: Every year a unique gathering of some 3,000 delegates from around the world converge at WOMEX for four non-stop days and nights of music from around the world. Your trusty Afropop guides will be amongst them and bring back live concert recordings, intimate studio sessions and interviews.

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12:28 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Why We Love Our "Stuff" and the Stories They Tell, with Lisa Tracy

Sat. 11/27: It is hard to let go of things. So much so, that in the U.S. we spend more than twenty billion dollars a year on self-storage units. Besides dealing with our own stuff, many of us are finding we also have to deal with our parents' and grandparents' stuff as they pass on.

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11:30 am
Fri November 5, 2010

The Promised Land - John Francis

John Francis of Planetwalk Foundation has his own way of doing things. And his methods-not uttering a sound, for instance-make for powerful communication.

Decades ago, prompted by an oil spill in San Francisco Bay and a subsequent vow to give up riding in motor vehicles, he stepped out on a walk. He kept on walking for the next 22 years. Wherever he went, he carried a message of respect for the Earth ? silently for 17 of those years. Today, his Planetwalk foundation consults on sustainable development and works with educational groups to teach kids about the environment.

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10:22 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Dickie Betts, Live at theNew York State Blues Festival in Syracuse, New York

Dickie Betts
source: Beale Street Caravan

Wed. 11/24: Tune in for a live show from Dickie Betts, one of the most heralded guitarist in the history of rock music.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame in 1995 alongside his bandmates in The Allman Brothers Band, Betts has continued to push his musical boundaries with his unique fusion of blues, jazz, and country, building on his Southern Rock roots -- a genre he helped to create. We caught up with Dickie Betts at the New York State Blues Festival in Syracuse, New York.

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10:20 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Chubby Carrier, Live at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival in Pittsburgh PA

Chubby Carrier

11/17: Chubby Carrier is the king of Zydeco music. He comes from a long line of Zydeco/Cajun folk musicians -- his father, grandfather, and all of his brothers were musicians. We caught up with Chubby at the 2010 Pittsburgh Blues Festival and we're glad we did. He brought the house down in one of the most electrifying live shows we've ever seen. Don't miss BSC this week!

Also this week, we've got the Queen of Beale Street, Ruby Wilson, live at Blues at The Moon in Philadelphia, Mississippi. And Guest Host, Scott Dirks tells us about Chicago Blues.

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MUSIC
9:43 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Chaba Fadela & Cheb Sahraoui, Live in New York City

Cheb Sahraoui & Chaba Fadela

Fri. 11/5 - This exclusive live performance by two bright Algerian stars is an Afropop archive favorite.

Every once in a while we like to dig into the Afropop archive of our exclusive live recordings and play one of our favorites for you. This is one, featuring the rai singing stars Chaba Fadela and Cheb Sahraoui live at SOB's in New York City in the early 1990's. The singing is out of this world, the North Africans in the crowd are ecstatic and the band is smoking.

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9:36 am
Fri November 5, 2010

Valley of Changes: New Mexico Agriculture Today

New Mexico farmland

11/25: This program examines historic changes in New Mexico farming and its implications for the future economy and identity of the region.

Hear from farmers, farmworkers, researchers, state agriculture officials and others on issues of mechanization, farmworker displacement, immigration, the North American Free Trade Agreement and globalization, and localization, as well as the controversy over genetically-modified chile.

This program is part of an occasional series that examines key trends the state in the run up to the 100th anniversary of New Mexico statehood.

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1:10 pm
Thu November 4, 2010

An Interview with Ryan Perry of Homemade Jamz

12/8: Putnay talks with 18-year-old Ryan Perry, lead guitar & vocals of Mississippi family blues band Homemade Jamz.

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3:35 pm
Wed November 3, 2010

Kirk Smithart Band, Live at Colonial Middle School in Memphis, TN

Kirk Smithart
source: Beale Street Caravan

Wed. 11/3 - The kids at Colonial Middle School were in for a real treat on the last day of school, as Beale Street Caravan brought in the Kirk Smithart Trio as part of Art Memphis's Music in the Schools program.

When he's not on the road touring with the Hill Country Revue, you can find Kirk Smithart playing with his power trio consisting of Zach Farley on bass, and "Hot" Cleveland on drums. They're one of the best shows in town featuring smart songwriting, monster musicianship, and Smithart's powerful and soulful singing voice.

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KUNM Local
10:29 am
Wed October 27, 2010

Interview with Candidate for Governor Susana Martinez

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with Susana Martinez, candidate for New Mexico Governor.

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Public Affairs
2:07 pm
Tue October 26, 2010

State of The RE: Union - "Austin - Growing Pains"

Austin is a town wrestling with its identity, not as a result of a natural disaster or economic meltdown, but rather its success.

Austin's population has spiked and so have its economic advantages, but many residents worry that the development and growth might jeopardize the city's unique countercultural feel. SOTRU explores the balance of culture and success in the Texas capital.

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BackRoads
10:38 am
Fri October 15, 2010

Changing Perspectives, Viewing Conflict and Adversity with Insight

What enables us to see a situation from an entirely different perspective? How might we step outside our tightly held beliefs to view conflict and adversity with deeper insight?

Join us on Back Roads Radio as we hear grandmother and granddaughter, Helenty Homans and Teresa Davis, recall their recent trip with the Inter-faith Peace Builders to witness the West Bank and Israel. Back Roads Radio is hosted and produced by Judy Goldberg and a production of Viewpoint Productions.

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KUNM Local
5:41 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

200,000 New Mexicans Eligible for Health Care Tax Credits in 2014

Albuquerque, NM – Over 200-thousand New Mexicans will be eligible for tax credits in 2014 according to a new analysis of the health care overhaul by the advocacy group Families USA.

The report is called Lower Taxes, Lower Premiums and it looks at how much money low and middle income New Mexicans will save when the new health insurance tax credit goes into effect.

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KUNM Local
6:10 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

10-10-10- Events to Focus on Climate Change

Art Gardenswartz

Albuquerque, NM – On a date that only comes once a century, events around New Mexico and the nation will draw attention to what many consider the problem of the century. 10-10-10 events are set for this Sunday, October 10th to focus on fighting climate change.

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KUNM Local
5:29 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

BIZ: Federal Funding for Rural Development

Albuquerque, NM – In this week's Business Report, we'll hear why some solar businesses are busy and who's missing out on federal funding for rural development in New Mexico. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly.

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KUNM Local
6:36 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

SOS Office Emails

New Mexico Secretary of State, Mary Herrera
http://www.maryherreraagain.com/Bio.html

Albuquerque, NM – There's yet another wrinkle in the story of this year's race for New Mexico Secretary of State.

Today's Santa Fe New Mexican reports that incumbent Secretary Mary Herrera, a Democrat, asked a Republican employee in her office to intervene in the state GOP effort to find someone to run against her.

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KUNM Local
5:59 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

NMI: Political Polls

Matt Reichbach

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Independent

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KUNM Local
6:38 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Review: Story of the founding of "Facebook" has a suprisingly broad appeal

The Social Network movie poster.
http://blog.80millionmoviesfree.com/in-theaters/the-social-network-movie-poster

Jim Terr review

Albuquerque, NM – I have never seen a less promising premise than for a film about the founding of Facebook. I mean, this would have to be a movie about nerds, right? Sort of like a movie about watching worms mate?

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KUNM Local
6:10 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Reporting on Tribal Issues

Albuquerque, NM – Selected journalists from across the US gathered in Albuquerque recently to learn how they can improve crime reporting in Native American communities.

The seminar was one of the first intensive efforts to help journalists get closer to sources and include the native perspective in their stories.

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KUNM Local
10:35 am
Tue October 5, 2010

Dine College sees high turnover; concerns over institution's president continue

Albuquerque, NM – A major Native American college that has served as an inspiration for other similar higher education institutions around the country appears to be in some trouble.

Dine College, just over the border in northeast Arizona, serves a large population of mostly Navajos in New Mexico. But since this past May, at least 21 of its staff, faculty, and top administrators have resigned or been fired by Dine College President Ferland Clark.

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KUNM Local
5:02 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Former elections director says his law office was burglarized.

Albuquerque, NM – A former elections official who blew the whistle on the Secretary of State's office earlier this year says there have been a series of break-ins at his Espanola law office, and that some key documents have been stolen. A.J. Salazar, who quit his position as Elections Director after sending a scathing resignation letter to Secretary of State Mary Herrera, says he "has his suspicions" about the break-ins.

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KUNM Local
4:49 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Richardson Legacy: A Tale Of Two Terms

Bill Richardson
newmexico.watchdog.org

Albuquerque, NM – Of all of the issues Governor Bill Richardson has dealt with over the past seven and a half years, there's one that stands out for its potential impact on the largest number of New Mexicans. In this last report in a series on Richardson's legacy as he prepares to leave office, KUNM's Jim Williams takes a look at how education has fared under the Democrat's leadership.

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KUNM Local
4:31 pm
Thu September 30, 2010

Richardson Legacy: Scandals

Bill Richardson
www.barackobamaufo.com

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM asked journalists, policy analysts and state government watchers to comment on just four of the big issues that might play a role in Governor Bill Richardson's legacy after he leaves office. Richardson is term limited and will end his second term in January. Sarah Gustavus looked at how recent scandals have influenced how people think about state government.

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