Albuquerque, NM – Los Alamos National Laboratory will soon host the 15th annual Hazmat Competition. Hazardous material response teams from several different states will come to Northern New Mexico to compete and learn new skills.
Santa Fe, NM – Small literary presses in the U.S. are often defined as those that earn under fifty million dollars and publish fewer than ten titles a year. They also tend fill niches that larger publishers don't want.
Enter Northern New Mexico's Tres Chicas Books, which fills a regional niche. We looked at how this small press keeps going.
Wed. 8/3 at 10pm: Every September, New Mexico's Celebration of World Music and Culture takes over the entire campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The best artists from around the world descent on Albuquerque to perform alongside artists representing New Mexico's Hispanic and Native American heritage. Get ready for the 7th Annual festival (which will be broadcast live on KUNM September 16 and 17) by reliving moments from previous festivals.
Albuquerque, NM – The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is suing Secretary of State Diana Duran. The ACLU believes she violated the state Information and Public Records Act by concealing documents that are usually considered public information.
Last March, the ACLU requested voting records to verify Duran's allegations that undocumented immigrants had voted in New Mexico elections. Copies of the records were heavily redacted by Duran's office before they were turned over to the ACLU. Duran cited executive privilege.
Tohatchi, NM – Most New Mexico counties are seeing fewer youth suicides and young people are using less alcohol and drugs.
But, according to a youth risk behavior study, in McKinley and San Juan counties, the numbers are increasing. Navajo students are some of the young people most at risk, but Native American educators want to address the issue in traditional ways.
Police in the Mexican border city of Juarez conducted a massive raid in search of missing people and victims of human trafficking. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports it's the largest such raid in recent history.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is suing Secretary of State Diana Duran. The ACLU believes she violated the state Information and Public Records Act by concealing documents that are usually considered public information.
The damage from the worst wildfire in Arizona history is pushing more wildlife toward areas with people. The Wallow Fire burned more than 538-thousand acres in eastern Arizona. Paul Atkinson reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk on what people can expect next after the devastation of prime animal habitats.
Albuquerque, New Mexico – This summer, KUNM and Generation Justice have been interviewing teens, researchers and educators about what can be done to help more young people succeed in school and stay through graduation. Here are some voices of young New Mexicans and the Oye Conference, that's Organizing Youth Engagement, at the University of New Mexico last month.
Sun. 7/31 at midnight: Presenting a special set of music from Fleetwood Mac, featuring the Peter Green years. Tune in for rare and deep tracks from one of the great British blues/rock bands from the late 1960's!
Albuquerque, NM – In this week's Business Report on KUNM, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly tells us how some Albuquerque restaurants are using iPads to take orders from customers. We'll also look at a rate hike request on the table in Santa Fe right now for Public Service Company of New Mexico, PNM.
Albuquerque, NM – Nenna Arnold is an Albuquerque nurse who has been deployed several times by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders. She recently returned from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Arnold spoke about her experiences and medical needs in the camp with KUNM
Here are some links to NPR coverage of the Dadaab refugee camp:
Thurs. 7/28 at 10pm: After a month away, DJ VisionBroadcast returns to bring you a fantastic night of Fresh music! Hour 1 is new music fireworks, hour 2 features the music of Norway's Royksopp, and hour 3, several songs from Colombian artists and other favorites. Don't miss it.
Wed. 7/27 at 7pm: Plus Soul Kitchen, featuring Hillary Smith (sometimes called New Mexico's Aretha Franklin), is joining host Mary Oishi LIVE in the studio. In the last hour, get a taste of some of the best new releases.
Families covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program-or CHIP-are concerned about potential cuts currently up for debate in Washington. As Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, a significant portion of minority communities are at risk of losing health coverage.
New Mexicans statewide can expect to have better access to faster internet connections in the coming years. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports a large communications company is making a $20 million dollar investment in the state.
The US economy is still in recovery mode but KUNM commentator Jim Terr, a videographer, songrwiter, and actor who lives in Las Vegas, New Mexico, sees a parallel between what it might take to survive in a sagging economy and one New Mexico industry.
Albuquerque, NM – More New Mexico college students are taking out loans and graduating with debt. Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly joins us to talk about the extra strain of debt for recent grads in a touch economy. We'll also hear about the "new normal" for small business owners around New Mexico.
Thurs. 7/21 at noon: We'll be talking with the maestro via telephone on this day and playing as much of his music as we can squeeze into a 90-minute slot.
Bill Holman is a legend in Los Angeles. The general consensus is that he is the Bela Bartok of big band jazz arranging. That is, his ideas are not hampered by a tepid approach to dissonance and counterpoint and other formulaic stick-within-the-lines rules & regulations. His charts pop with the indispensable and capacious element endemic to the best bebop, that thing that makes bebop BEBOP: joie de vivre -- Joy of life!
Federal officials are refining their plan to speed up solar energy development on public lands in six western states. The Interior Secretary announced today the approval of four new projects. Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.
Flagstaff, AZ – A proposal to reverse a federal ban on new uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon survived a committee vote Tuesday. Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.