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8:31 am
Fri December 3, 2010

Commentary: Jemez Springs Peace Memorial

Albuquerque, NM – Glen Thamert is leading an effort to create a peace memorial in a small northern New Mexico community. Thamert is a retired Lutheran minister. He lives in Jemez Springs.

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KUNM Local
2:32 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

NM Senator Udall blasts Republicans for "appalling action" opposing legislation

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico US Senator Tom Udall is railing against a Republican plan to block votes on key legislation.

Senate GOP leaders delivered a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid signed by all 42 Republican Senators. In it, they say the remaining time in the lame-duck session of Congress should be dedicated to "critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike".

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KUNM Local
2:23 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Bingaman Undecided About Run in 2012

Albuquerque, NM – The web site Politico.com reports Bingaman says he will make a decision early next year. The 67-year-old Bingaman tells Politico he had considered retiring before previous campaigns for re-election, as well, adding there are "many pros and cons" to the idea.

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KUNM Local
1:54 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Allegations of Pay to Play Hit NM Game Commission and Dept of Game and Fish

Albuquerque, NM – There are more allegations of pay-to-play in Santa Fe this time suspicions of questionable decisions and influence with the state Game Commission and the Department of Game and Fish.

Joel Gay is with the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, which produced a report showing an alleged pattern of deference to special interests and lack of transparency.

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KUNM Local
1:33 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Why Race and Place Matters

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Colleen Keane reports.

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KUNM Local
1:27 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

NM may be coming out of recession, economy is still sluggish; lawmakers have tough decisions

Albuquerque, NM – From our capitol newsroom, KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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KUNM Local
1:00 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Governor-elect Martinez In Washington DC

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Capitol Reporter Manuel Quinones reports from Washington DC

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KUNM Local
12:55 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Reviewer Says "Traitors" Rewarding, Though Not Easy

Albuquerque, NM – Jim Terr is a videographer, songwriter, and actor who lives in Santa Fe. He also notes that Albuquerque's Box Theater, their long-running "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" runs through December 12th.

Information at The Box ABQ.
Also at UNM Ticket Info

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9:24 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Bobby Rush, Live at Blues at the Moon Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Wed. 12/29: Hear a set from Bobby Rush at Blues at the Moon Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Plus, guest host Cybill Shepherd tells us more about women and the blues.

Louisiana-born blues singer and father of "folk-funk" Bobby Rush became part of the Chicago blues scene as a young man in the sixties. He been putting out albums since 1979, and is still going strong.

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9:00 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Christmas Eve at the Mermaid, by David Dodge and Loyall McLaren

Sun. 12/26: This delightful sketch dating from the 1930s portrays William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage, Beaumont and Fletcher, and Ben Jonson on Christmas Eve of 1597 in the favorite haunt of impecunious Elizabethan playwrights and actors, The Mermaid Tavern.

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2:54 pm
Wed December 1, 2010

Seeking Peace on Earth: The Peace Talks Radio Special

Fri. 12/31: Tune in for this one-hour year-end special featuring highlights from Peace Talks Radio programs in 2010.

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KUNM Local
8:45 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Commentary: Big Money in this Year's Election Threatens Public Institutions as We Know Them

Albuquerque, NM – Voters will head to the polls tomorrow to choose a new governor for New Mexico. Commentator Craig Barnes says voters should think carefully about the torrent of advertising that has dominated this election season.

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4:39 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Africa in America 2010-2011

Blitz the Ambassador

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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3:57 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

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

11/03: 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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3:47 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Looking at Your Life Through the Powers of Sacred Theater, with Peggy Rubin

Peggy Rubin

11/13: What is "Sacred Theater" and how can it inform your life? Peggy Rubin encourages us to view our lives from the perspective of a theatrical performance, incorporating many different characters, and audiences.

We are the primary actors in the play of our own lives. We do this through vocal and physical expression, changing our point of view, and confronting conflict, all in this precious moment of now, exactly as in the theatre. To learn more about the work of Peggy Rubin go to Sacred Theatre. Program #3369

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1:28 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

The Promised Land - Nalini Nadkarni

Ecosystem above ground.

11/14: "What about the canopy?" Before Nalini Nadkarni raised the question, scientists pretty much focused on the ground. Nadkarni has discovered a whole ecosystem 30 to 200 feet up in the air.

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1:28 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Chaba Fadela and Cheb Sahraoui, Live in New York City

Chaba Fadela and Cheb Sahraoui

11/05: Every once in awhile 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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1:05 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Ruthie Foster, Live at the 2010 Beale Street Music Festival

Ruthie Foster

11/10: This week we've got an amazing performance from Ruthie Foster at the 2010 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN. Ruthie is one of the absolute best in blues music today, her band is consistently stellar, and we're excited every time we have a chance to have her on the program. You don't want to miss this week!

Also this week, our guest artist is the late Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong bringing his country blues to the stage at the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport Iowa.

Guest host, Scott Dirks, tells us about the Chicago blues.

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Public Affairs
12:36 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

RE:Union Veterans Day Special

State of the Re: Union

11/07: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are sending our veterans home with wounds and obstacles not always clearly visible to the rest of the country. These two current wars also illuminate how veterans of previous eras are still trying to come home years after returning from war.

In this episode, State of the Re:Union explores how veterans are serving each other after they come back home from serving the country.

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11:38 am
Mon November 8, 2010

Looking at Your Life Through the Powers of Sacred Theater, with Peggy Rubin

Peggy Rubin

What is "Sacred Theater" and how can it inform your life? Peggy Rubin encourages us to view our lives from the perspective of a theatrical performance, incorporating many different characters, and audiences.

We are the primary actors in the play of our own lives. We do this through vocal and physical expression, changing our point of view, and confronting conflict, all in this precious moment of now, exactly as in the theatre. To learn more about the work of Peggy Rubin go to Sacred Theatre. Program #3369

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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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