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KUNM Local
12:19 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Compromise Reached on Controversial Dairy Rule

Albuqueruque, New Mexico –

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KUNM Local
12:01 pm
Thu July 14, 2011

Feds Plan To Speed Up Solar Development In Western States

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

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.
 

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KUNM Local
1:31 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Bill Would Reverse Ban on Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

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.
 

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KUNM Local
12:13 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Bill Would Reverse Ban on Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

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.
 

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KUNM Local
12:10 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Southern NM Town Dissolves Police Force

Michel Marizco –

A tiny New Mexico border town has dissolved its entire police department. As Michel Marizco reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, they're asking the county sheriff to take over law enforcement duties.
 

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KUNM Local
4:17 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

StoryCorps Historias: Jean and Charlotte Christian

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KUNM Local
5:00 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Residents Can Submit Precipitation Info to National Network

Albuquerque, NM – The long awaited monsoon season has arrived in New Mexico and if you're wondering how much rain fell in your backyard, it just might be your neighbor who can help you out. Residents who track precipitation on their own can submit measurements to a national network that compiles data from across the country.

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KUNM Local
1:10 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Monsoon Floods

KUNM Local
12:55 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Conservation Groups Call for More Protection of National Parks

Laurel Morales – Four and a half million people will visit national parks this weekend. The fourth of July is, in fact, the most popular weekend of the year. But conservation groups are worried about the current state of the country's protected parks, beaches and landmarks.

As Laurel Morales of the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, they're asking the federal government to invest more to protect them.
 

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KUNM Local
12:39 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Weekend Rains Kicked Off Monsoon Season in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

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KUNM Local
12:35 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Residents Can Submit Precipitation Info to National Network

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

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Public Affairs
4:44 pm
Sun July 10, 2011

Can We Stop Predicting the Future?

Sun. 7/17 at 11am: It's impossible to predict the future, but humans can't help themselves. From the economy to the presidency to the Super Bowl, educated and intelligent people promise insight and repeatedly fail by wide margins. These mistakes and misses go unpunished, both publicly and in our brain, which has become trained to ignore the record of those who make them.

Freakonomics Radio online

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4:16 pm
Sat July 9, 2011

Louden Wainwright III

Louden Wainwright III
thelyricarchive.com

Sun. 7/16 at 7pm: Musician, songwriter, actor, and beloved father of a tribe of new talent, Loudon sat down with Art of the Song's John and Viv at the Moab Folk festival to talk about his life in the arts.

Loudon brings a rare perspective to the program having been a staff songwriter for the famed TV Show M*A*S*H, a series in which he also had a recurring role as The Singing Surgeon. Famous for his irreverence, Loudon leads the listener through his songs to many hilarious yet poignant conclusions.

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KUNM Local
3:52 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Unlicensed Contractors Could Cause Problems in Fire Recovery

Albuquerque, NM – Victims of wildfires around the New Mexico may need to be on the look out for unlicensed contractors who offer repair and building services. The state's Regulation and Licensing Department is warning home owners now because there was an increase in unlicensed work after wildfires in the past.

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BackRoads
3:43 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

What's Your Next Move?

Fri. 7/15 at 8am: When push comes to shove and a decision must be made, what do we draw upon to guide our next moves? Might our lives be directed by an openness to possibility rather than a notion that we stake claims to an imagined future with a blueprint of actions to neatly follow?

Enter the conversation with novelist Lisa Gray Fisher, as she reads from her new book, "Full Body Wag." Featured New Mexico voices bring additional perspectives to the program. Back Roads Radio is hosted by Judy Goldberg and produced by Viewpoint Productions.

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KUNM Local
3:19 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Social Media Changes Communication Environment Around Wildfire Response

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Trip Jennings has been covering the Las Conchas fire burning near Los Alamos. The fire is 40 percent contained after burning over 130-thousand acres and causing the evacuation of Los Alamos and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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KUNM Local
2:01 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

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KUNM Local
12:45 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Business Report: Wildfires and Tourism

Albuquerque, NM – The Las Conchas wildfire is burning near Los Alamos. It has threatened both the town and nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory. The fire, along with other wildfires burning across the state, is also making potential tourists stay away from New Mexico. Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly joins us to talk about how business owners are coping.

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KUNM Local
12:10 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

ABQ Housing Services Division Gets New Name, Admin

Albuquerque, NM – The organization that helps many low-income Albuquerque residents find a home has a new name and a new administration. The Albuquerque Housing Services Division officially became the Albuquerque Housing Authority. It will assist low income families with Section 8 vouchers.

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KUNM Local
1:10 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Secure Communities Targets Undocumented Immigrants in NM

Albuquerque, NM – More immigrants are being deported from the United States than ever before and it's not all happening at the border with Mexico, it's from communities like Taos, Albuquerque and Farmington.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus reports on how a federal program called Secure Communities is becoming an important tool for immigration officers.

Sarah Gustavus is a fellow with the Institute for Journalism's Immigration in the Heartland program.
 

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Music
10:59 am
Thu July 7, 2011

An Interview with Dan Morgenstern

Dan Morgenstern
jazwax.com

Thurs. 7/14 at noon: Today we will be talking Live via telephone with possibly the pre-imminent scholar on jazz: Dan Morgenstern. Author of several books and thousands of jazz record liner notes and has been on the scene in the greatest jazz city in the world - New York City - throughout some of it's most compelling eras.

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KUNM Local
9:15 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

International Folk Art Market: Janet Nkubana

Janet Nkubana of the Gahaya Links Cooperatives, Rwanda, at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.
Photo ? Judith Cooper Haden. All rights reserved.

Santa Fe, NM – In a country once torn by ethnic strife and genocide, the Rwandan government is now holding up as a success story a collaboration of former rival tribal factions. The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is helping fuel the partnership.

 

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KUNM Local
4:46 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

International Folk Art Market, Artist Profile

Rebecca Lolosoli of the Umoja Uaso Women?s Group, Kenya
Photo ? Judith Cooper Haden

Santa Fe, NM –

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market returns this weekend to Museum Hill. The event has become a strong Santa Fe tradition in just eight years. As KUNM's Jim Williams has found over the years, one of the reasons for that is the incredible power of the artists' stories.

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KUNM Local
4:28 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

New Threat Looming In Wake Of Wildfires

Albuquerque, NM – Many New Mexicans want to know when monsoon rains will arrive this year. It's been one of the driest years on record for the state. Rain will help to extinguish wildfires and relieve the drought, but the monsoon season also increases the risk of dangerous flooding.

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1:59 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

It's Summer Time!

A summer concert in downtown Albuquerque
itsatrip.org

Wed. 7/13 at 7pm: Just in time for Festival and outdoor concert season, host Mary Oishi plays LIVE cuts from many venues, decades, and a variety of performers. Also, special in-studio guests from Santa Fe: Marc Malin and Harmonica Mike Handler.

Slideshow photo: Marc Malin and Mike Handler

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KUNM Local
1:24 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Fire Still Burning Near Los Alamos

Albuquerque, NM – The Las Conchas wildfire continues to burn, but is no longer an immediate threat to Los Alamos National Laboratory. The lab re-opened today after being closed for more than a week. Smoke can still be seen from Los Alamos.

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KUNM Local
1:18 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

New Mexico's Immigration History Shapes Debate Today

Albuquerque, NM – As our neighboring states of Arizona and Texas draw national attention over controversial policies to crack down on undocumented immigrants. New Mexico has remained relatively calm - even under the radar - in the national conversation.

In the first part of a series this week on immigration policy, we look at what makes our state different.

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KUNM Local
1:14 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Las Conchas contained, but still a threat

KUNM Local
12:42 pm
Wed July 6, 2011

Forest Service offers resources for fire recovery

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

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KUNM Local
1:29 pm
Tue July 5, 2011

International Folk Art Market: Bringing Global Artists To Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM – The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market last year drew over 22-thousand people, the largest crowd in the history of the annual event on Museum Hill. It did so based on the work of 132 artists from 50 countries.

This year, 180 artists will showcase their craft. Market organizers have literally been traveling the globe over the past year to find new work to present.

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