Sat. 8/13 at 9am: Got a musical kid who loves to get in a jam? This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll meet Sophie Young, 10 year old fiddler who has started a regular kids jam session in Albuquerque.
Great music, our weekly kid friendly event calendar, and savoring the last minutes of summer before the school bus comes next week.
Sun. 8/14 at 6pm: The Galactic Gumshoe Ruby arrives on the planet of M?bius-Morpheus, a planet of dreamers. The Morpheusians believe that since life is a dream, they may as well dream up their own dreams. But something is happening, they are experiencing for the first time in their life, Fear. They suspect humans, who tend to be fearful are behind this. Ruby is hired to find who, how and why?
Texas is turning into a hotbed for Hispanic conservative activism. There's an expanding grass-roots effort to diversify the mostly Anglo Tea Party ranks in the state. As Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernan Rozemberg reports.
California-based LINES ballet is creating new techniques that push the traditions of classical ballet performance. Our reviewer Janet Eigner says New Mexico is fortunate to host two LINES performances this week in Santa Fe. Janet Eigner is a poet and dance writer. She lives in Santa Fe. Lines Ballet is at the Lensic this Friday, August 5th. You can find more information online at ticketssantafe.org.
Las Cruces, NM – To toxicologists the American southwest is known as the venom belt - home to thousands of venomous animals, some of which can be extremely dangerous to humans. Scorpion stings alone affect thousands of people each year, but only about 250 cases are severe. Most of those are children, who can die without treatment.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to treat scorpion stings. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports it's believed to be the first FDA approved drug developed in Latin America.
Two major gun rights groups filed lawsuits against the United States this week to stop a new federal firearms reporting requirement. Michel Marizco reports for the Fronteras Desk that the rules will affect the 8,500 retailers in the four border states.
Las Cruces, NM – In the past seven years nearly 2,000 Americans stung by dangerous scorpions in the southwest have been treated with an anti-venom from Mexico. The drug is called Anascorp and it's in the final clinical trials pending approval by the FDA.
Wed. 8/10 at 10pm: Get ready for the 7th Annual ?Globalquerque! festival (which will be broadcast live on KUNM September 16 and 17) by reliving moments from previous festivals.
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.
There are almost 40-thousand people in immigration detention around the country on any given day and about 15 percent suffer from mental illness-that's the same percentage seen in the wider prison population. However, unlike in federal or state prisons, there's little oversight or regulation of medical treatment in immigrant detention facilities. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that's led to some people being lost in the system.
Sat. 8/6 at 7pm: Ear to the Ground returns to the air after the July break with a survey of New Mexico's latest releases, featuring Santa Fe songwriter Kito Peters playing songs that ended up on his just-released CD "Pyramid."
Thurs. 8/4 at 8am: What should children learn in school? It's a question that has stirred debate for decades, and in 1974 it led to violent protests in West Virginia. Schools were hit by dynamite, buses were riddled with bullets, and coal mines were shut down. The fight was over a new set of textbooks.
New Mexico – Nancy Coonridge is passionate about cheese. She's been raising goats and making organic goat cheese for 28 years on her homestead in rural south-western New Mexico. Each year she invites folks to visit her farm and dive into cheese-making.
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.