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3:54 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

More Eyes, and Cameras, on State Lawmakers in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM – Action at the state legislature is really heating up this week. That's why we've decided to start bringing you updates every afternoon with reporters from the online news source, the New Mexico Independent.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus spoke with independent blogger and New Mexico Independent Reporter Heath Haussamen from our capitol studio in Santa Fe.

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KUNM Local
2:58 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

NM Senator Bingaman says President's Planned Health Care Summit May Not Hold Much Promise

Albuquerque, NM – Over the weekend, President Obama announced he would hold a televised health care summit with members of Congress later this month. Obama said he hopes it gets Republicans to "put their ideas on the table."

For the most part, Republicans have been steadfastly opposed to the president's and congressional democrat's ideas for health care overhaul.

KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with New Mexico's Democratic U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman about the president's proposal.

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KUNM Local
5:48 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

State Senate Votes to Override Contract Openness Veto

Santa Fe, NM – The state Senate has overridden one of Governor Bill Richardson's 2009 vetoes.

In last year's legislative session, both House and Senate unanimously passed a measure that would require state agencies to disclose to each other and the legislature information about certain contracts.

Richardson pocket vetoed the measure. From our capitol studio, KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

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KUNM Local
5:42 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Commentary: Put a Tax Hike on Oil, Not the Little Guy

Socorro, NM – Governor Bill Richardson recently gave his state of the state address. We asked you where you think New Mexico's priorities should be, and many people answered.

Paul Krza says it's time for the state of New Mexico to hit up oil and dip into savings.

Paul Krza is a freelance writer from Socorro.

KUNM welcomes commentaries throughout the year. Email commentary@kunm.org for guidelines or call 505.277.8016.

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KUNM Local
4:52 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

UNM President Wants Advice on How to "Streamline" University

Albuquerque, NM – University of New Mexico President David Schmidly has announced he's putting together a "President's Strategic Advisory Team" to look at ways to streamline UNM's structures and activities.

KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with him Monday afternoon.

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KUNM Local
4:47 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Commentary: NM Grandmother Wants the State to "Chose the Right Path"

Albuquerque, NM – Governor Bill Richardson recently gave his state of the state address. We asked you where you think New Mexico's priorities should be, and many people answered.

Today, we begin the KUNM State of the State Commentary series with Lora Lucero. She says the state has the opportunity right now to chose the right priorities to help the state plan for the future.

Lora Lucero is an editor and land use planner. She lives in Albuquerque.

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KUNM Local
4:24 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly Report - 2/5/10

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news.

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KUNM Local
4:20 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 2/4/10

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

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KUNM Local
3:56 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 1/28/10

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

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KUNM Local
2:58 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

NM Lawmakers: Energy Jobs Outlined in State of the Union Could Benefit State

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Washington, D.C. – New Mexico's democratic lawmakers say President Obama's plan to create more energy jobs would help unemployed New Mexicans. They got details during the State of the Union address. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington D.C.

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KUNM Local
3:50 pm
Mon January 25, 2010

State Senate May Hold Cards in Budget Negotiations

Santa Fe, NM – On the sixth day of the 30-day budget legislative session in Santa Fe, discussions of what to do about an estimated $500 million state budget deficit are taking place all over the Roundhouse.

The major options can be boiled down to basically two categories: increases in income and sales taxes, and cuts to education, Medicaid, and state government departments and programs.

As KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom though, it's the state Senate that likely holds the cards in this debate.

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KUNM Local
5:44 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly Report - 1/22/10

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

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KUNM Local
5:42 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Tax Increases? What do New Mexicans Say? Part 3

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Albuquerque, NM – In the final installment of our three-part series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks with new Mexicans about tax increase proposals making their way through the state legislature.

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KUNM Local
5:40 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 1/21/10

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

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Public Affairs
3:19 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

2010 Legislative Session Coverage

This week on the KUNM call-in show, we continue our 2010 Legislative Session coverage with a look at early childhood education.

This week on the KUNM call-in show, we continue our 2010 Legislative Session coverage with a look at early childhood education.

It's Children's Cabinet Days at the capitol this week, so the future of Pre-K education and the importance of investing early is up for
debate.

Are early childhood education services cost effective investments over the long term? We'll get some answers this week on the KUNM call-in show: Thursday morning at 8.

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KUNM Local
5:38 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Raise Taxes? What Do New Mexicans Think? Part 2

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Albuquerque, NM – In the second part of our series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks to New Mexicans about a proposal to reinstate the food tax.

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KUNM Local
5:35 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

Tax Increases? What Do New Mexicans Say?

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Albuquerque, NM – In the first of a three-part series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks with New Mexicans about proposals to increase taxes in order to fill the state budget deficit.

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KUNM Local
5:32 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

Governor Richardson Delivers State of the State Address

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Bill Richardson this afternoon laid out his agenda for the 30-day legislative session that began today in Santa Fe.

In his state of the state speech, Richardson said he wants lawmakers to fix a $500 million budget shortfall essentially by using a scalpel, not an axe.

And as KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom, some legislators are skeptical they'll reach agreement on how to do it.

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KUNM Local
4:38 pm
Fri January 15, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly Report - 1/15/10

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

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KUNM Local
4:36 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Review: A Single Man at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM – The film A Single Man compresses many memories into the action of a single day. KUNM reviewer Jim Terr says it's a moving film with ties to the art scene in Santa Fe.

Jim Terr is an actor, satirist and video producer in Santa Fe.

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KUNM Local
4:30 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 1/14/10

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

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KUNM Local
4:22 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Commentary: Iris Keltz on Gaza Freedom March

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Albuquerque, NM – A global movement in support of Palestinian refugees achieved a small victory this past week, but KUNM commentator Iris Keltz says more needs to be done to protect Palestinian civilians.

Iris Keltz is an activist and writer. She lives in Albuquerque. KUNM welcomes your commentaries. You can email commentary@kunm.org or call 505-277-9980.

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KUNM Local
4:20 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

New Mexico Business Weekly Report - 1/8/10

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

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KUNM Local
4:07 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

NM Environment Department on Proposed EPA Smog Rule Changes

New Mexico – The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that the federal government will move to impose stricter standards for smog pollution. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has more on how those changes could affect New Mexico.

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KUNM Local
2:59 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Craig Barnes Talks About His New Book "Democracy at the Crossroads"

Santa Fe, NM – Is this a critical point in time for the U.S. and its political systems?

Santa Fe writer and KUNM Commentator Craig Barnes thinks so.

KUNM's Jim Williams sat down with him in our Santa Fe newsroom, and had Barnes begin by reading from his new book, "Democracy at the Crossroads."

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KUNMSpotlight
4:49 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

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KUNM Local
4:04 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

New Mexico Independent - 1/7/09

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

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KUNM Local
3:55 pm
Tue January 5, 2010

New School to Focus on the Arts

http://www.nmschoolforthearts.org/

New Mexico – Next fall, talented students from across New Mexico will have the opportunity to study at a new, state-sponsored charter high school. The New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe will offer pre-professional training in dance, music, theater and visual arts.

The school is now accepting applications for the Fall 2010 semester.

KUNM's Spencer Beckwith spoke with the head of the school, James Ledyard. He asked what kind of students the school is looking for.

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KUNM Local
4:40 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Commentator Craig Barnes on Critiques of President Obama

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Commentator Craig Barnes on Critiques of President Obama

Santa Fe, NM – Commentator Craig Barnes says some criticism of the country's current leader, President Barack Obama, simplifies the complexity of modern challenges.

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