New Mexico – Today we begin a special series spotlighting Northern New Mexicans whose lives offer an intriguing look at the diversity of the people of this region of our state. KUNM's Chellis Glendinning and Grace Berge report.
Albuquerque, NM – In the final installment of the special series on the New Mexico musical group Los Reyes de Albuquerque and the Martinez family, UNM professor and folklorist Enrique Lamadrid reflects on the legacy of the family and the future for the styles of music it has helped preserve over the last 47 years.
Albuquerque, NM – Since 1962, when the family of Roberto and Ramona Martinez moved to Albuquerque, the whole Martinez family has had an important presence in both preserving traditional Hispanic music of Mexico and Northern New Mexico, as well as creating new music that both honors the past and updates traditional styles to the present.
Albuquerque, NM – Since its inception in 1962, Los Reyes de Alburquerque, sustained by the musical Martinez family of Albuquerque, has been preserving and presenting the community Hispanic music of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.
Albuquerque, NM – In 1962, Roberto Martinez, a civilian Air Force employee working at Kirtland Air Force Base, put together a little musical group to moonlight in the evenings and on the weekends. He and his trumpet-playing friend Ray Flores called the band they founded Los Reyes de Albuquerque.
Los Reyes de Albuquerque is one of the longest lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups. Co-founded in 1962 by Roberto Martinez Sr. and Ray Flores, Los Reyes has been presenting and preserving traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music ever since.
Each week we hear from writers at the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with senior writer Trip Jennings about aid for states in the House health care bill and the possibility of a deposition for Governor Richardson about a bond default at the state housing authority.
Southern New Mexico farmers are in the final stages of this year's chile harvest and unlike previous years, fewer field workers are needed to gather red pods for market. That's because in U.S. chile-growing regions, machine harvesters are steadily replacing workers in the red chile harvest.
In the last eight years the number of U.S. public schools offering all-boys or all-girls classes has skyrocketed from about 11 to well over 500. So far, very few of those are in New Mexico. Supporters say, with boys falling behind, single sex education is an issue of social justice. Others say it's nothing short of illegal.
Second District Congressman Harry Teague was one of 39 House Democrats who broke party ranks to vote against health care overhaul legislation this weekend. From Washington, Manuel Quinones reports for KUNM.
Several small business owners from New Mexico are in Washington D.C. today along with over one hundred more from around the country. They've made the trip to show their support for health care overhaul legislation now under consideration in Congress.
When state lawmakers convene for a special session tomorrow in Santa Fe, they'll face the daunting task of dealing with a $650 million budget deficit. Many advocates are saying tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed.
KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel wanted to find out how much the 2003 tax cuts actually cost the state and exactly which taxpayers have benefited the most.
KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks to Kevin Robinson Avila, senior reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly about plans to open a full service branch of the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at the Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque.