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11:49 am
Sat June 18, 2011

Gamelan Encantada

Shadow puppets from Indonesia
InternationalFolkArt.org

Sat. 6/25 at 7pm: Hear Gamelan Encantada - an Albuquerque-based percussion ensemble performing traditional Javanese, contemporary and experimental music.

Slideshow photo: Gamelan Encantada and Friends at the Festival of Asian Cultures, May 2006, at GamelanEncantada.net

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KUNM Local
10:56 am
Fri June 17, 2011

Wildfires Burn Across New Mexico

Carlsbad, NM – Arizona is not the only state overwhelmed by wildfire. New Mexicans began this week with a total of three fires, including the big Wallow fire IN ARIZONA which crossed the state line. Aggravating the fire season this year is a severe drought especially in southern New Mexico.

So far the number of acres burned statewide has already more than doubled the yearly average. From the Fronteras Changing America desk Monica Ortiz Uribe reports that so far New Mexico has done a fair job of managing the blazes.
 

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10:56 am
Fri June 17, 2011

40th Anniversary of the U.S. War on Drugs

San Diego, CA – Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." Today, drug policy represents one of the most contested issues in the U.S. and in Mexico. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.
 

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Music
4:29 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

An Interview with James Newton

James Newton
last.fm

Thurs. 6/23 at Noon: Tune in this week for an interview between Host Mark Weber and accomplished and versatile flutist, James Newton.

James Newton is back in town -- on summer break from his professorial duties at UCLA music department -- he and his wife Jo Ann and daughter Sydney keep a summer home in Corrales, and wish they could stay year round, like the rest of us........

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3:17 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Commentary: A Jewish American Perspective on the Israel/Palestine Conflict

Albuquerque, NM – As unrest continues in many Middle Eastern countries, some are wondering what the impact will be on the Israel/Palestine conflict. Commentator Diane Schmidt says she's finally ready to participate in the debate. Schmidt is a writer and photojournalist. She lives in Albuquerque.

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KUNM Local
1:21 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Art Therapy Program Serves Albuquerque Homeless

Jimmy Lujan at the Artstreet Harwood Installation.
Photo: Mindy Grossberg

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11:18 am
Tue June 14, 2011

New Report Shows Immigrants Transferred To Remote Jails

San Diego, CA – On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails. From our the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

 

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10:54 am
Tue June 14, 2011

StoryCorps Historias: CJ Maestas and Grandfathers

Albuquerque, NM – One conversation at a time, StoryCorps Historias is collecting the Latino stories and voices of our time.

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1:24 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Asylum Granted For Mexican Human Rights Activist

El Paso, TX – The U.S. government has granted asylum to a Mexican human rights activist who claimed she was threatened by the Mexican military. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports the announcement was made during a bi-national peace march in El Paso.

Correction: Cirpriana Juarado lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico not El Paso, Texas as originally reported in this story.

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11:12 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Governor Pulls State Out of MX Grey Wolf Recovery Program

Albuquerque, NM – The struggling Mexican grey wolf population may have to struggle a little harder. Last week the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission voted to pull state support from the wolf reintroduction program. The decision comes at a time when the wolves are also threatened by the smoke and flames of the Wallow wildfire.

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9:57 am
Mon June 13, 2011

New Police Chief in Juarez Looks to End Corruption and Drug Violence

El Paso. TX – In Mexico, the sight of a police officer doesn't always inspire a sense of security. On the contrary many Mexicans distrust their local police force. This is the case in Ciudad Juarez where authorities have failed to control an eruption of drug-related violence that's left more than 8,000 dead.

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9:26 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Commentary: We're Blessed the Rio Grande Bosque Isn't on Fire Yet

Albuquerque, NM – Smoke from the Arizona wildfires still lingers over much of New Mexico but commentator Howard Passell says it could be worse. He is an ecologist who works on regional and global resource sustainability issues at Sandia National Laboratories. He lives north of Bernalillo.
 

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4:59 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Live In-Studio: Dr. Wayne Shrubsall

Dr. Wayne Shrubsall
bluegrassblog.com

Sat. 6/18 at 7pm: Dr. Wayne Shrubsall (Adobe Brothers, Jazz a la Carte) drops by for an in-studio Lesson in the Banjo - a preview of his Really Bigger Banjo Show at SBCC on 6/24.

Really Bigger Banjo Show - ticket and show info

Slideshow photo: Dr Wayne Shrubsall (source: banjohangout.org)

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2:35 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

Biz Report: State Sues Oil and Gas Co's and ABQ's Plan for an Urban Farm

Albuquerque, NM – Each week we check in with reporters from the New Mexico Business Weekly on business news around the state. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel has this week's report.
 

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2:28 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

New Program Aims to Restore Forests, Prevent Wildfires

Flagstaff, AZ – Over the last decade forests in the Southwest have seen more catastrophic fires, like the one burning right now in Eastern Arizona. Scientists say it's a result of unhealthy forests. A new effort aims to restore the landscape and if it works in Arizona, it could be used on the 180 million acres of ponderosa pine forests across the west.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.
 

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BackRoads
1:31 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

On the Culture of Contemporary New Mexico

Fri. 6/17 at 8am: Drawing from historic events and settings in New Mexico, we hear stories that blend long held traditions and culture with newcomer perspectives and sensibilities. Contemporary New Mexico emerges from mixed origins and fertile ground.

Featured guests are Jason Silverman, Lucy Moore and Judy Goldberg. Back Roads Radio is hosted by Judy Goldberg and produced by Viewpoint Productions.

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KUNM Local
11:24 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Wallow Fire Destroys 22 Homes in Greer Arizona, Moves Closer to NM

Springerville, AZ – The Wallow Fire is now the second largest wildfire in Arizona history. Nearly 3500 firefighters are battling the blaze in eastern Arizona. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Al Macias reports.
 

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11:19 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Wallow Wildfire Update

Albuquerque, NM – The Wallow wildfire in eastern Arizona moves closer to the New Mexico state line. Fronteras Changing America Desk reporter Al Macias joins KUNM live from near Springerville, AZ.
 

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MUSIC
9:21 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Midwest Electric: The Story of Chicago House and Detroit Techno

Fri 6/17 at 10pm: It's been over thirty years since house and techno music exploded out of South Side Chicago and inner-city Detroit, and most Americans still don't know their dance music history. So, tune in for a musical education that you can dance to, on Afropop Worldwide!

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4:04 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

TV Tunes!

Thurs. 6/16 at 130pm: Tune in for a yabba-dabba-delicious Freeform afternoon as Travis Parkin plays an eclectic mix of music inspired by 60's television show themes, cartoons, and more.

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Music
10:17 am
Thu June 9, 2011

An Interview with Bobby Bradford

Bobby Bradford, Moers Festival 2008
wikipedia.com

Thurs. 6/16 at noon: Mark Weber interviews jazz cornetist Bobby Bradford about his distinguished musical career and all things jazz-trumpet.

Today we talk with Bobby Bradford about jazz and trumpets and the artists who play jazz trumpet. Bobby Bradford plays the near-relative of the trumpet known as the cornet. We'll cover everybody from Dizzy to Buddy Bolden to Don Cherry, Shorty Rogers, Chet, Bix, Bubber Miley, Cootie Williams, Art Farmer, Fats Navarro, and King Oliver.

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9:22 am
Thu June 9, 2011

Land of Enchantment lll: Chamber Music Albuquerque

Borromeo Quartet

Thurs. 6/16: For 70 years, Chamber Music Albuquerque has been hosting the world's great string quartets at their June Music Festival. In 2010 it was the Shanghai Quartet. You'll hear a bit from that performance. Then we travel north to Santa Fe and Taos, to continue our series of music from the Land of Enchantment.

Music featured in this program:

Shanghai Quartet, from Chamber Music Albuquerque:

Penderecki - String Quartet No. 3

Schubert - Death and the Maiden

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3:55 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Navajo Nation Protests Flagstaff Water Pumping Plan

Flagstaff, Arizona – Water is a precious resource for the Navajo Nation. Many people have to haul their water from towns on the edge of the reservation. For decades the tribe was shut out of water negotiations in the southwest. That's why it balked when the city of Flagstaff tried to pump water from an aquifer they share.

From Flagstaff for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Laurel Morales reports.

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3:46 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Storycorps Historias: Monna and George Patton Share Memories of Kyle, South Dakota

Albuquerque, NM – George and Monna Patton. Their conversation took place in June of last year at a StoryCorps mobile booth in Albuquerque. Editing by Candace Murphy.

The StoryCorps Historias Albuquerque project was made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. You can go to kunm.org to listen to recordings from the project and subscribe to the podcast.

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11:11 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Senator Bingaman Proposes New Nuclear Reactor Research

Washington, D.C. – New Mexico's Senior Senator, Jeff Bingaman, has proposed a nuclear energy bill that focuses on a new type of nuclear reactors. KUNM Capitol Reporter Jim Hilgen has details from Washington D.C.
 

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3:54 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Former Tijuana Mayor Arrested

Tijuana, Mexico – From the Fronteras Desk, changing America Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

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KUNM Local
9:16 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Flamenco Festival to Showcase Traditional and Modern Spanish Flamenco Artists

Albuquerque, NM – The 24th Annual Flamenco Festival Internacional de Albuquerque kicks off Wednesday night in Albuquerque and reviewer Janet Eigner says a diverse group of Flamenco dancers and musicians will descend on the city to teach and perform.

Eigner is a poet, dance critic, and psychologist. She writes about outstanding dance happening in Northern New Mexico, the U.S., and internationally.

Flamenco Festival Internacional de Albuquerque.

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MUSIC
4:42 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Summer 2011 Concert Previews

Fri. 6/10 at 10pm: Time to crank it up for what is shaping up to be a fantastic summer season of touring Afropop artists! You'll hear Baloji from Congo/Belgium, Freshly Ground from South Africa, Novalima from Peru, Choc Quib Town from Colombia, Yemen Blues from Israel, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Aurelio Martinez from Honduras, Sierra Maestra from Cuba, Seun Kuti from Nigeria, Hakim from Egypt and many others.

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1:28 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

High Winds Still Pushing Smoke Into Albuquerque From AZ

Albuquerque, NM – Many New Mexicans were alarmed last night by heavy smoke in the Rio Grande Valley. It seemed like a wildfire must be nearby, but it was actually from the Wallow fire in southern Arizona.

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12:23 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Live In Studio: Chali 2na

Chali 2na

Fri. 6/10 at 230pm: MC, musician, actor and painter, Chali 2na, and the House of Vibe band will drop by the KUNM studios to chat with Afternoon Freeform guest host Neal Copperman.

Chali, a founding member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli, and the crew will be performing at the Hip Hop BBQ (along with Gift of Gab from Blackilicious) that evening on the Santa Fe Sol Patio (formerly the Santa Fe Brewing Company). The event is presented by Heath Concerts.

Concert Info

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