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3:42 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Report: Danger Increasing for Farmers and Ranchers Along US/MX Border

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A report authored by two retired generals says the Texas border with Mexico is increasingly dangerous for the farmers and ranchers who live there. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

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3:38 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Review: Dancers Eiko and Koma Show Dark and Light Sides of Human Existence

Eiko & Koma in ?Raven,? a piece they are performing to music by Robert Mirabal as part of a trilogy entitled, Regeneration, to open Global DanceFest 2011.
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Experimental choreographers and performers Eiko and Koma are back in New Mexico this weekend. The world-renowned Japanese-born duo and special guest, Robert Mirabal, will perform at the Global Dance Fest at the VSA North 4th Art Center in Albuquerque.

Reviewer Janet Eigner says their work shows the light and dark sides of our world with profoundly original brilliance. Eigner is a poet and dance writer. She lives near Santa Fe.

VSA North 4th Global DanceFest
 

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Fronteras
12:01 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

Report: Hispanic Children Largest Group of Kids in Poverty

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Hispanic children now make up the largest group of kids living in poverty. The Pew Hispanic Center report attributes the increase in poverty to the grim economy. Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

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Fronteras
11:58 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Report: AZ Immigration Law Means Leaves Students Living Alone

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Researchers from the University of Arizona's law school recently released a report on the impacts of the state's controversial immigration law, S-B 10-70, has had on Arizona youth. As Devin Browne reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the study notes an increase in the number of high school students living without their parents.
 

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Fronteras
3:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

Will Nevada Elect First Latino Representative?

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Nevada has never elected a Latino to Congress, but one Democrat would like to be the first in 2012. On Tuesday night, a young, Mexican-born state senator kicked off his congressional campaign. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports from Las Vegas.
 

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KUNM Local
3:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

US Supreme Court to Clarify Deportation Rules

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In the latest twist to Washington's immigration debate, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to clarify some deportation rules. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

 

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KUNM Local
3:40 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

AZ Solar Co. Tries to Stay Ahead of Industry Turmoil

The spectacular failure of the American solar company Solyndra has focused attention on the struggle of renewable energy to compete in a global marketplace. But there may be a bright spot in Arizona. The manufacturer First Solar makes those iconic photovoltaic panels more cheaply than anyone else. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Peter O'Dowd reports the solar titan is trying to stay ahead of an industry in turmoil.

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12:28 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Descubrimiento de Am?rica: ?celebraci?n o conmemoraci?n?

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Mon. 10/3 at 730pm: M?sica desde el coraz?n de las tierras latinoamericanas.

The discovery of America: celebration or commemoration? Music from the heart of Latin American lands.

Host: Cristina Baccin

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Public Affairs
11:55 am
Thu September 22, 2011

New Mexico Redistricting

Thu. 9/29 at 8am: Who should draw voting district maps? Courts? Lawmakers? Citizens? This week on the KUNM Call In Show we'll discuss redistricting, what did and didn't happen in the special session, and what's next for voting districts in New Mexico.

Who should draw voting district maps? Courts? Lawmakers? Citizens? This week on the KUNM Call In Show we'll discuss redistricting, what did and didn't happen in the special session, and what's next for voting districts in New Mexico.

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KUNM Local
9:32 am
Thu September 22, 2011

New Chair of African American Chamber of Commerce of NM on Building Black Owned Businesses

The wealth gap between white, Black, and Hispanic households in the US is getting bigger. According to a recent report by the US Census Bureau and the Pew Foundation, white households have 20 times the wealth of Black households and 18 times the wealth of Hispanic households.

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are meeting this week to address this growing wealth inequality and here in Albuquerque leaders in the African American community are working to support black owned businesses and entrepreneurs. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel has more.

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KUNM Local
7:28 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Banned and Challenged Books Highlighted During Banned Book Week

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For the 30th year, libraries across the country next week are highlighting books that some people have wanted removed from the shelves. Banned Books Week is promoted by the American Libraries Association as an opportunity to celebrate the First Amendment and freedom of speech and the press. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel has more.

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Fronteras
5:32 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Navajo Nation Tries to Stop Snow Making With Recycled Waste Water in AZ

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The President of the Navajo Nation is in Switzerland today seeking the help of the United Nations Human Rights Council. As Laurel Morales reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, it's a last-ditch effort to stop recycled waste water from being used to make snow on the San Francisco Peaks north of Flagstaff.

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9:30 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Live In-Studio: Dennis Cahill & Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Wed. 9/28 at 2pm: Irish fiddle virtuoso Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill will join Carol Boss in the KUNM studios this week to deliver a delightful live performance - just for you! Tune in.

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KUNM Local
7:42 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Democrats Prioritizing Redistricting Over Gov's Proposals

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Lawmakers are into their third week of the special session on redistricting at the state Capitol. KUNM's Marjorie Childress is covering the action in Santa Fe. She joined me to discuss why Democrats are not yet working on the agenda items that were added by Republican Governor Susana Martinez. Instead they're focusing on redistricting. Marjorie Childress reports for KUNM. She is also the Editor of the New Mexico online news and views website, El Grito.

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Fronteras
11:32 am
Mon September 19, 2011

Banning of MX-American Studies Program Changes How History is Taught in Tucson

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KUNM Local
6:50 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Biz Report: Film Industry Numbers Down, Rio Grande Levees in Bad Shape

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Every Friday, we catch up on business news from around the state. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly.
 

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KUNM Local
6:39 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Changing Business of Human Smuggling

The Tijuana-San Diego area was for decades one of the busiest human smuggling crossings along the southwest border. In the nineties, more than fifteen-hundred people were smuggled through there each week. But rising violence and increased border security have drastically changed the illegal business. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, it's also changed the role of those who look to help immigrants on both sides of the border.

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Fronteras
6:09 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently

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The investigative arm of Congress has released a report saying that the United States military's efforts on the Mexican border have not been managed efficiently. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Michel Marizco reports that's despite the millions of dollars spent.

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Fronteras
6:07 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Hopi and Navajo Tribes and Redistricting in AZ

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Two tribes with competing interests are ready to cooperate in one Arizona congressional district. Laurel Morales reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk representatives from the Hopi and Navajo tribes say they want to try something different.

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KUNM Local
5:59 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Small Business Owners in NM Hesitant to Hire

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KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with the director of an organization that assists business owners with starting and running small businesses about creating jobs.

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KUNM Local
6:40 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Snowmaking in AZ Causes Culture Clash

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Fronteras
6:39 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

New Immigrant Tracking System

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The Homeland Security Department will roll out a new system to track down people who overstay their temporary legal visas. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg explains it's been a decade in the making.
 

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Fronteras
6:40 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

MX to Release Wolves From Captivity

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The Mexican government will release five Mexican wolves from captivity in Northeastern Sonora. U-S officials say they hope the animal will wander north into Arizona and breed with the endangered wolves living north of the border. Peter O'Dowd reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

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KUNM Local
5:38 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Groups to Hold Public Forum on Trapping

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Conservation groups are hosting a public forum in Albuquerque Wednesday to discuss trapping of fur-bearing animals on New Mexico public lands. The state Game Commission in July lifted a ban on trapping in southwestern parts of the state where the endangered Mexican grey wolf has been reintroduced.

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Fronteras
6:40 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

9-11 Changed Border Security in US

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The 9-11 terrorists entered the country legally. But the attacks forever changed public attitudes toward our nation's borders and in many cases, toward immigrants. Border security became a rallying cry. Now, a decade after the Twin Towers fell, U-S borders are much more protected. But as Hernán Rozemberg reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, experts believe they can never be absolutely secured.

 

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12:56 pm
Sat September 10, 2011

Daniel Binelli & Polly Ferman

Daniel Binelli and Polly Ferman

Sat. 9/17 at 2pm: Host Cristina Baccin interviews Argentinian bandoneon player, Daniel Binelli, and Uruguayan pianist player Polly Ferman, featuring their songs and more music from Uruguay and South America.

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Fronteras
6:41 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Driver's Licenses Since 9/11

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Everyday life has changed since 9-11. One of the most obvious signs of that might be in the front flap of your wallet. Most state driver's licenses have changed dramatically. Some of the 9-11 hijackers had driver's licenses and state IDs which were illegally obtained. They used them to board the planes they ultimately crashed. As Jude Joffe-Block reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that discovery galvanized state officials and federal lawmakers to make licenses more secure.

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Fronteras
6:41 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Jobless Rate Worse for Workers Without High School Diplomas

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It sounds intuitive, but the numbers are stark. The unemployment rate last month for people with a college degree stood at a modest 4 percent. Of course, it gets worse -- a lot worse -- for workers without a high school diploma. A report out today from the Brookings Institute shows that group's jobless rate is 15 percent. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Peter O'Dowd reports.

 

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KUNM Local
4:02 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Commentary: Come Together on the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 to Plant Seeds of Peace

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Communities across the country have plans to remember 9-11 this weekend on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D-C. Commentator Talitha Arnold says now is the time to make new promises for peace-making. Reverand Talitha Arnold is Senior Minister at the United Church of Santa Fe. KUNM welcomes your commentaries.

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KUNM Local
3:58 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Biz Report: Impact of 9-11 on Travel

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Each week we take a look at business news from around the state. Today, we hear from KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel. She spoke with Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly, Megan Kamerick.
 

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