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4:08 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

The Johnsons, the James Gang, and the Kings

Robert Johnson, circa 1935
?1989 Delta Haze Corporation

Wed. 4/7: Mary Oishi plays all blues artists whose names are Johnson, James or King: some well known and some more obscure.

Plus a tribute to Marva Wright.

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3:01 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

The Alex Maryol Band - Part 2

Sat. 4/3: On this editon of "Ear to the Ground" we feature Part Two of a new recording of The Alex Maryol Band live from Studio A.

Host: Matthew Finch

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BackRoads
1:37 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Overcoming Angst

Fri. 4/16: Representing the humorous, the traditional, the irresolvable, and the practical, five writers tell stories of quelling and confronting fear and angst.

Responding to the undercurrent of angst and fear, we feature different scenarios depicting discomfort and the desire to overcome it. Representing the humorous, the traditional, the irresolvable and the practical, our featured writers and tellers include: Lucy Moore, Nasario Garcia, Harriet Greene, Charles Hume and Wes McKinley.

Back Roads Radio is a Viewpoint Production, hosted and produced by Judy Goldberg.

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12:45 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Freeform DJ "Luciano" Celebrates 19 Years with KUNM

Lucio Urbano at the board

Sun 4/12 & 4/26, Tues.4/20: Almost twenty years, and he's still on a roll! Fabulous Freeform host Lucio Urbano serenades you with worldbeat, electronica, reggae, Urban Native American, hiphop, y mucho m?s.

Afternoon Freeform:

Tuesdays from 1:30-4:00 pm on March 23rd, April 6th, and April 20th

Overnight Freeform:

Sundays from 1:00-5:00am on March 29th, April 12th, and April 26th

Happy Anniversary, Luciano!

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Music
12:28 pm
Fri April 2, 2010

Jazz Conversations Continued, with David Parlato

David Parlato

Thurs. 4/1: We continue our discussion of the 1970s Los Angeles jazz scene with New Mexican David Parlato, who has played bass with everyone from Buddy Rich to Frank Zappa.

David is in the midst of exploring just how much public transportation he can use instead of his car -- this day he'll ride the train down from Santa Fe using connecting buses on both ends -- to be live in-studio with us!

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KUNM Local
4:46 pm
Thu April 1, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 04/01/10

Albuquerque, NM – Every Thursday we hear from reporters and editors at the New Mexico Independent.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with senior reporter Trip Jennings about this week's top stories.

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KUNM Local
7:57 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Incoming elections director Trujillo says Herrera "may have" asked for employee signatures

Albuquerque, NM – As we reported two weeks ago, former Elections Bureau employees have backed up claims made by former Elections Director A.J. Salazar that the office is being mismanaged. Salazar has said that Don Francisco Trujillo, who has been Deputy Secretary of State, and is now Elections Director, interfered with the running of the Bureau. Other former employees confirm this, and maintain that was the reason for their departure.

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KUNM Local
7:53 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

APS miscalculated money needed for employee benefits

Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Journal reports APS officials failed to include $20 million of employee salaries and benefits in the district's budget over the past two years.

State funding for APS was also reduced and Superintendent Winston Brooks announced last week the district will have to cut $43 million to fill these gaps. That could mean layoffs for over 700 teachers, educational assistants and administrators.

Brooks says the process that led to the miscalculation has been fixed.

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KUNM Local
7:51 pm
Tue March 30, 2010

Urban homesteading, raising animals in the city

Albuquerque, NM – There's a lot of talk right now in New Mexico and around the country about "been green" or "green lifestyles." This week on KUNM, we took that discussion one step further by looking at the word sustainability. What does it mean and it is more challenging to think sustainably than to think green?

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KUNM Local
7:42 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

What's the big deal with sustainability

Albuquerque, NM – There's a lot of talk right now in New Mexico and around the country about "been green" or "green lifestyles." This week on KUNM, we took that discussion one step further by looking at the word sustainability. What does it mean and it is more challenging to think sustainably than to think green?

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KUNM Local
7:38 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

UNM student organizations fight to keep funding

Albuquerque, NM – Several University of New Mexico student organizations met today to protest budget cuts that would eliminate three community service groups and withhold funding for a new Queer Resource Center. UNM Administrators last week denied a recommendation by student leaders for a 10 dollar-a-year student fee increase to fund the groups and the center.

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KUNM Local
7:34 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

Report: LANL may have contaminated nearby lands, warrants federal investigation

Albuquerque, NM – The Albuquerque Journal reports the investigation will determine if tribal, forest service, and national monument lands should receive damages from LANL to clean up the contamination.

New Mexico Environment Secretary Ron Curry says LANL must be held accountable for its activities in the state. He says the public will have an opportunity to comment.

According to the report, existing air, soil, surface water and groundwater contamination will be analyzed to see if levels justify damages under federal law.

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KUNM Local
7:00 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly Report

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news around the state.

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KUNM Local
6:58 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Review: "The Hurt Locker" has ties to Santa Fe and Taos

Santa Fe, NM – An Oscar-winning film with ties to Santa Fe continues this weekend in the City Different. Reviewer Jim Terr had a chance earlier this week to talk with the movie's producer.

Jim Terr is a satirist, writer, and video producer. He lives in Santa Fe. Many of his full interviews, including this one, are available on Youtube. "The Hurt Locker" continues at the UA North Theater in Santa Fe this weekend.

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KUNM Local
2:46 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) reflects on health care overhaul

Albuquerque, NM – Proponents of the health care overhaul are talking up the changes that will take place over the next six months.

Among them, tax relief for small businesses for providing insurance, a band on insurers dropping coverage when patients get sick, wellness and prevention benefits extended to seniors without cost-sharing or deductibles, and the removal of lifetime limits on benefits.

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KUNM Local
4:47 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 03/25/10

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

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KUNM Local
6:53 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Tuberculosis activist talks about challenges

Albuquerque, NM – Following Roxanne Allen's commentary about the need for more attention in New Mexico for Tuberculosis around the world, we played a clip from an interview with Albertina Nyatsi. She's from Swaziland and has become an activist around issues related to TB, Women and HIV/AIDs.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus spoke with Nyatsi when she recently visited the US.

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KUNM Local
6:51 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Richardson vetoes Food Tax; Some legislators wish they had known in advance

Santa Fe, NM – The proposal, passed by lawmakers in a a special session earlier this month, would have raised about $45 million toward a $600 million budget shortfall.

Richardson said he'd promised in 2004 that the food tax exemption would be permanent, and said he wasn't willing to "put this burden on working families."

The move met with surprise from the Senate Majority Leader, Belen Democrat Michael Sanchez, who said that, as far as he knew, Richardson had not opposed the food tax idea until today.

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KUNM Local
6:48 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Commentary: Roxanne Allen on tuberculosis at home and abroad

Albuquerque, NM – In the United States, it's often considered a disease of the past, but last year TB was the leading killer of people with AIDS around the world. It's also especially dangerous for young women.

Roxanne Allen is a local volunteer with RESULTS, an organization which works to end poverty.

She says tuberculosis is curable and there are ways to stop the spread of the disease, but more political will is needed to save lives and protect people both in New Mexico and around the world.

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KUNM Local
6:46 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

Secretary of State's office says it's changing its approach to asking for money

Santa Fe, NM – Deputy Secretary of State Don Francisco Trujillo tells KUNM his office is changing its approach to soliciting donations as a result of concerns from the Attorney General's office.

As we first reported Tuesday, KUNM found, in a document request this week, e-mails that seem to back up contentions by a now-former Elections Director that Herrera has been engaging in political activity in her office.

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KUNM Local
6:43 pm
Tue March 23, 2010

NM Attorney General's office apparently concerned over SOS seeking donations from contractors

Santa Fe, NM – KUNM has learned the state attorney general's office has concerns over what the Secretary of State may be doing with regard to seeking donations from contractors.

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

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KUNM Local
2:48 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

U.S. Rep. Harry Teague (D-NM) votes no on health care overhaul

Washington, D.C. – New Mexico Democrat Harry Teague broke with his party Sunday and voted against the health care bill.

KUNM Capitol Reporter Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.

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KUNM Local
2:47 pm
Mon March 22, 2010

U.S. Sen. Bingaman (D-NM): Health care reconciliation bill will likely pass senate

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman says he is confident this reconciliation bill will pass, even if some Senators opposed to the health care legislation offer amendments.

BINGAMAN: "Those who are offering amendments will be doing so with full knowledge that their amendments are unlikely to prevail they may wish to make some kind of a statement... or cause their colleagues to cast an uncomfortable vote."

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KUNM Local
6:04 pm
Fri March 19, 2010

Conservative New Mexican speaks out for health care reform

Albuquerque, NM – The US House expected to vote soon on health care overhaul legislation. It's been a contentious issue across the country, and many debates have been divided along party lines.

One New Mexican says it doesn't have to be that way.

Jim Spiri is a combat photographer and resident of Albuquerque. He's also a long time conservative who volunteered for John McCain during his run for president.

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KUNM Local
6:02 pm
Fri March 19, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly - 03/19/10

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

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KUNM Local
5:57 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Pre-Primary Convention updates with the New Mexico Independent - 03/18/10

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus gets updates on the Democratic and Republican Pre-Primary conventions with Gwyneth Doland, editor of the New Mexico Independent.

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KUNM Local
5:55 pm
Thu March 18, 2010

Santa Fe play will make your face hurt from laughter

Santa Fe, NM – A classic play about the reluctant reunion of a comedy twosome continues this weekend in Santa Fe.

KUNM Reviewer Jim Terr says he had a smile plastered on his face throughout the performance.

Jim Terr is an actor, satirist, and videographer. He lives in Santa Fe.

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BackRoads
3:47 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

Pivotal Moments

Fri. 3/19: When we're in the trenches of our daily lives we often forget why we do what we do and what is most important for us. When you look back at your own experiences which ones bubble up as pivotal moments?

From writers and storytellers on the next Back Roads Radio; a Viewpoint Production, hosted and produced by Judy Goldberg.

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KUNM Local
2:57 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

Rep. Lujan (D-NM) says republicans focusing on process to distract from substance debate

Albuquerque, NM – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the House will likely use something called "Deem and Pass" to make changes to a measure already passed by the Senate without having to actually vote on the bill itself.

Lujan says he thinks Republicans have been criticizing the process instead of focusing on what the public wants.

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KUNM Local
2:53 pm
Wed March 17, 2010

Rep. Ben Lujan (D-NM) defends new house procedural plan to pass health care overhaul

Albuquerque, NM – With the vote on a health care overhaul package looming in Washington and the margin expected to be razor-thin, House Democratic leaders are now pushing to pass the package using an infrequent process that essentially avoids a vote on one element of it.

Known as "deem and pass", the procedure allows lawmakers to vote on changes to a bill first, which then deems the bill itself already passed.

KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with one of New Mexico's House members about it, and has this report.

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