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12:29 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Homeland Security Sect. Napolitano Says Border Security Good for Business

Albuquerque, NM – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano discusses border security and business with KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel.

 

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4:46 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

After The Earthquake

Photo: Xochitl Dorsey, Futuro Media Group

Mon. 4/11 at 830am: On this week's program, we look at a growing immigration backlash - not in the United States, but in the Dominican Republic.

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KUNM Local
1:04 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Heinrich Announces US Senate Bid

Albuquerque, NM – Just weeks after five-term U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman announced his retirement plans, 1st District Representative Martin Heinrich ended speculation and formally launched his 2012 Senate campaign this weekend. He met Saturday with reporters at the 18th Annual C sar Ch vez birthday celebration.

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KUNM Local
12:35 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Unions Hold Labor Rally in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – Workers from several local unions armed with signs and chanting "power to the people" held a public vigil and labor rally at noon Monday in Albuquerque.

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KUNM Local
10:32 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Commentary: MLK Jr.'s Message Important in Corporate Age

Albuquerque, NM – April 4th is the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commentator Diane Schmidt says, the freedoms he fought for are threatened now more than ever. Schmidt is a writer and photojournalist. She lives in Albuquerque.

Audio: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking on February 4th, 1968 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, just months before he was assassinated.

 

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NewDim
3:27 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Impermanence and Interconnectedness, with Bodhipaksa

Bodhipaksa

Sun. 4/9 at 6am: What is the 6 Element Practice in Buddhism and why is consciousness not a thing But an ever changing flow?

Program #3387

About Bodhipaksa

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Afropop
4:23 pm
Sat April 2, 2011

The Best of WOMEX 2000-2010 - Part 1

Fri. 4/8 at 10pm: Every year Afropop Worldwide treks to WOMEX to Europe to hear fantastic artists who have, for the most part, not broken out on the world stage.

We look back at ten years of WOMEX to

choose our favorite concerts--Hasna el Becharia from Algeria, Addis Acoustic from Ethiopia, Kenge Kenge from Kenya, Kasai All Stars from the Congo, and the once in a lifetime collaboration between Pakistani qawali star Faiz al Faix and flamenco star Duquende.

Along the way we visit with the artists and hear special acoustic performances off-stage.

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KUNM Local
4:35 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

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KUNM Local
10:25 am
Fri April 1, 2011

ABQ Couple Blogs About Living Without A Car

Albuquerque, NM – Does the increase in gas prices have you eyeing that old bike in the shed thinking it might be a more attractive transportation option? Tis the season to replace tubes and lube gears.

But one Duke City couple have been using their bikes as their main mode of transportation since August of last year. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel met up with them recently to see why it's going so well.

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KUNM Local
5:30 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

NM Green Chamber awaits governor's bill decisions

Albuquerque, NM – The deadline is approaching for Governor Susana Martinez to make decisions on the 314 bills the state legislature passed earlier this month. Many of those decisions are eagerly awaited by advocates, businesses, and other organizations around the state.
One such organization is the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce. KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with its CEO, Allan Oliver.

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KUNM Local
1:12 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Border Safety and Trade Goal of New Initiative

San Diego, CA – From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi reports from San Diego US Customs and Border Patrol is pairing with public and private industry around the country in an effort to improve cargo security.

 

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Music
11:07 am
Thu March 31, 2011

An Interview with Richard Tabnik

J.A. Deane ("Dino")
lastfm.com

Thurs. 4/7 at noon: Mark Weber interviews jazz saxophonist Richard Tabnik live from his home in NYC. But first, J.A. Deane drops by to share his new CD.

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4:42 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

An Interview with Rory Block

Wed. 4/6 at 7pm: Plus, local bluesmen Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff, and a quick visit with John Lee Hooker Jr. - followed by the first part of a tribute to Willie Dixon, "Poet Laureate of the Blues."

Host: Mary Oishi

More about:

Rory Block

John Lee Hooker Jr.

Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff

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KUNM Local
3:26 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

NM Rep. Steve Pearce opposes continuing resolution

Albuquerque, NM – Representative Pearce currently supports legislature concerning logging in southwest forests, and de-funding of public broadcasting in the federal budget. After winning his 2nd Congressional District seat back last November, New Mexico Representative Steve Pearce has been busy working on a number of initiatives he's hoping to get approved by the House. He's also trying to shave the federal budget further than some of his colleagues.

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KUNM Local
12:13 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

AZ Regulators Differ on Role of Nuclear Power

Phoenix, AZ – The operator of the country's largest nuclear plant gave assurances Tuesday that problems facing a plant in Japan would not be problems in Arizona. Meanwhile, state utility regulators differ on the role of nuclear power in Arizona's future.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Mark Brodie reports from Phoenix.

 

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10:09 am
Wed March 30, 2011

Watersheds as Commons: An Introduction

Wed. 4/6 at 8:30am: The idea of Manifest Destiny seeded America's cultural paradigm to such an extent that it contributes to the shaping of policy even today.

By 1845, the concept of westward expansion had come to dominate the minds of many. Journalist John O'Sullivan urged that the United States annex Texas because it was "our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our multiplying millions." In other words, it was the divine right of white Anglo-Saxon Protestants to claim the west in the name of democracy.

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KUNM Local
6:40 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Fmr Lt. Gov Diane Denish on legislative session, Gov. Martinez priorities, and future plans

Albuquerque, NM – Former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish sat down with KUNM's Jim Williams on Tuesday to weigh in on the recent state legislative session, Governor Susana Martinez's priorities, and the state of media in New Mexico, among many other things. This interview runs 34 minutes.

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KUNM Local
11:03 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Senate Committe Won't Look at NM Nuclear Facility Safety

Albuquerque, NM – The Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday will take a look at whether US nuclear power plants are prepared to withstand the kind of disaster that struck Japan.

But the panel won't yet be examining the safety of other nuclear facilities, some of which are located in New Mexico. KUNM's Jim Williams reports.

 

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KUNM Local
10:58 am
Tue March 29, 2011

UNM Admin Proposes 8% Tuition Hike, Regents Say Keep It to 5%

Albuquerque, NM – The President of the University of New Mexico made his case Monday to UNM Regents arguing an 8% tuition hike is necessary to help fill a $12 million budget shortfall.

At the end of the UNM budget summit meeting, which went on for about 8 hours, The Albuquerque Journal reports Regents told UNM administrators to keep the tuition increase to 5%. That would require an additional $3.5 million in cuts.

 

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KUNM Local
10:52 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Mesa, AZ Considers Utah-Style Immigration Policy

Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arizona is home to Russell Pearce, the sponsor of the state's controversial SB 1070, which requires police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop. But it's also home to a substantial Mormon population, and the main Mormon temple in Arizona.

Like many other cities in Arizona, Mesa opposed SB 1070. As the bill is held up in the courts, the city is now looking at alternatives, including a possible endorsement of a more lenient approach to immigration, The Utah Compact.

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KUNM Local
10:49 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Utah Considers Controversial Immigration Policy

Salt Lake City, Utah – Faced with still growing populations of illegal immigrants, and an absence of federal action on immigration, many states are trying to adopt Arizona-style enforcement laws. But one conservative Western state right next to Arizona is taking a different approach.

For the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jenny Brundin reports from KUER in Salt Lake City.

 

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9:40 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Madre Tierra

Pachamama - "Mother Earth" in Inca mythology
source: Wikimedia

Mon. 4/4 at 730pm: Raices show celebrates our love for Mother Earth with Latin American music, from Uruguay to Mexico.

Host: Cristina Baccin

Slideshow art from:

El Regalo de la Pachamama

a film by Toshifumi Matsushita

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12:20 pm
Sun March 27, 2011

The Censored - Part 2

Mon. 4/4 at 930pm: Host Cristina Baccin plays tangos by musicians who were banned or censored under Argentinian dictatorships.

Osvaldo Pugliese (pictured) is one of the most popular censored tango musicians of this era.

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Afropop
9:35 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Muslim World Music Day

Fri. 4/1 at 10pm: On April 12, 2011, a virtual community around the world, spearheaded by the Archive of Contemporary Music in New York, will attempt to catalogue all known recordings of music inspired by or connected with Islam.

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KUNM Local
9:18 am
Fri March 25, 2011

First NM Woman Gov Seems Bent on Getting Rid of Women's Commission

Albuquerque, NM – Supporters of the state women's commission are asking questions about why New Mexico's first elected female Governor Susana Martinez seems determined to get rid of it.

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4:14 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Live In-Studio: Darden Smith

Darden Smith

Thurs. 3/31 at 2pm: Texas songwriter Darden Smith joins host Rufus Cohen for a live in-studio performance.

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KUNM Local
10:35 am
Thu March 24, 2011

US Border Agent Profile

San Diego, CA – The San Ysidro port of entry often looks like a sea of US-bound vehicles and travelers. It's a complicated daily operation requiring an army of customs agents.

From our Fronteras Desk, Ruxandra Guidi brings us the story of one agent.

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KUNM Local
10:33 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Local NM Officials Suspected of Smuggling Guns for Drug Cartel

Columbus, NM – Federal law enforcement officials regularly bust people for smuggling weapons across the border into Mexico.

But it's not everyday they arrest a mayor, a town trustee and a police chief as suspected gun traffickers. But that's what happened in Columbus, New Mexico, where residents in this border town are reeling with the news.

From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports.

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KUNM Local
8:57 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Commentary: Governor Martinez, Educate Our Children

Albuquerque, NM – Only one of Governor Martinez's education initiatives was approved by lawmakers in Santa Fe last week. And commentator Moises Venegas says the state needs to do more to ensure the success of Hispanic and minority students.

Moises Venegas is an educator and researcher and the director of the community development organization Quinto Sol. He lives in Albuquerque.

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