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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, we each have our own way of digesting and knitting together our memories of that day. Reviewer Jim Terr says The Guys, playing at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe, does an extraordinary job of re-visiting those events and helps us appreciate the horror and the humanity they revealed.
Jim Terr is a writer, actor and satirist. He lives in Las Vegas New Mexico.
Longer life expectancies have helped catalyze what many are calling a new life stage in between middle-age and old-age. In part three of our ongoing series, Retirement Redefined, we look at a growing number of older Americans who are putting off true retirement. Devin Browne from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports they're finding second, or third careers to fill and finance their later years.
Wed. 9/14 at 7pm: Bluesman Robert Cray will be in our neck of the woods this month while on the southwest leg of his tour, and joins Putnay live in the KUNM studios for an interview, and hopefully a song or two.
As medical technology has improved, people are living longer, often well past expectations. If you're a man, the average life expectancy is now 75. It's 80 for women with more living well into their 80s or 90s. But that's leading to other problems. Long life is stripping away savings. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Marizco reports.
Wed. 9/14 at 10pm: See September 7th listing for more about ?Globalquerque! 2011. This week's show will feature interviews and performances by Los Martinez (New Mexico), Liber Ter?n (Mexico), Melody of China (China) and Simon Shaheen (Palestine) from ?Globalquerque! 2010.
The show was produced by Southwest Stages in collaboration with KUNM, Native Voice 1 and ?Globalquerque!.
Fewer Americans today envision living out their golden years playing bingo and golf. In fact, according to a recent study, more than half of the 55 and older crowd are struggling to retire. As baby boomers reach retirement age, many are facing diminished 401(k)s, dwindling entitlements and growing medical bills.
The Fronteras Changing America Desk is exploring the idea of how retirement is being redefined in an ongoing series. From Prescott, Laurel Morales has the first installment.
Sun. 9/11 at 11am: What is "natural" in a world where biology and engineering intersect? Biotechnology is making it easier and easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life? We travel back to the first billion years of life on Earth, take a look at how modern engineers tinker with living things, and meet a woman who could have been two people.
Senior officials in the Obama administration pledged their support for renewable energy on Tuesday. But as Jude Joffe-Block reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, federal funds that subsidize the budding industry are threatened.
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is back this weekend with, literally, an "Encore" performance of the same name. Reviewer Janet Eigner, Santa Fe poet and dance writer, couldn't catch her breath from the delight and surprise that company generated. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs its "Encore" program Saturday night at the Lensic Performing Art Center in Santa Fe.
Wed. 9/7 at 330pm: The Monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery will visit with Carol Boss for an interview and chanting demonstration.
The Monks will be creating a Green Tara Sand Mandala at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology on the UNM Campus from September 8 to 11. They will also be performing Journey to the Roof of the World: Sacred Dance and Chants of Tibet at the KiMo Theatre on September 10th.
Mon. 9/5 at 930pm: We shall interview Thomas O?Connor, Co-Founder, Music Director and Conductor of Santa Fe Promusica regarding the Season Opening - and 30th Anniversary - with the excitement of... Tango!
Santa Fe Pro Musica will feature Argentine composer Astor Piazzola?s with Internationally renowned master of the bandoneon, the Argentinian Daniel Binelli.
Mon. 9/5 at 730pm: Un programa para deleitarnos con poetas-m?sicos y m?sicos-poetas de Latinoam?rica. This program will delight you with the creations of musician-poets and poet-musicians of Latin America.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne yesterday sued the federal government, arguing a provision of the voting rights act is unconstitutional. For the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Mark Brodie reports.
A national civil rights organization says the governor of New Mexico acted unconstitutionally by requiring foreign nationals to prove they are residents of the state. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the organization filed a lawsuit Wednesday.
Santa Fe, NM – Ever wonder what a historic figure would have said about current events? Reviewer Rosemary Zibart says this weekend you can catch one interpretation of a famous native of Taos Pueblo who lived over three centuries ago. Rosemary Zibart is a writer. She lives in Santa Fe.
Albuquerque, NM – Recently union nurses in Santa Fe voted not to strike during contract negotiations. One central issue was the question of how many patients a nurse should be in charge of at one time. California has nurse to patient ratios mandated by law. How is this policy working there?
Thurs. 9/1 at 8am: Drought has hit New Mexico hard. The state has sued the Bureau of Reclamation over water and farmers are paying to pump groundwater as river sources dry up. How is this year's drought affecting the Rio Grande River and the communities that depend on it?
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