Sun. 2/13 at 11am: Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of America's civil rights movement. No state in the South was more resistant to the struggle for black equality. No place was more violent.
Wed. 2/9: Blackstone is a new Canadian TV drama that tells the story of the fictional Blackstone First Nation, suffering disintegration by its own hand - the result of the corruption of its Chief and Council. Guests include Ron E. Scott/Executive Producer of Blackstone.
February 4, 2011 – In this week's KUNM Business Report, Megan Kamerick joins us to talk about the newest bank in New Mexico and how rising commodity prices are putting pressure on Albuquerque restaurant owners.
Sat. 2/5: Sometimes it is from the mouths of babes that we receive a clue to our life's work. This was certainly true for Stedall when his seven year old son asked him, "Where on earth is heaven?"
Stedall says, "I can't remember how I answered it, but I certainly remembered his formulation and what lies behind that question interested me for very much longer." As a filmmaker, Stedall has worked with people from all walks of life including scientists, artists and poets. He has found it quite exciting to come at that question from many different angles and perspectives.
January 28, 2011 – In this week's KUNM Business Report, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly joins us to discuss two legislative proposals that local business leaders are watching closely.
January 28, 2011 – In this week's Friday Business Report, Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly, explains why tourism officials are nervous about potential budget cuts in this year's 60 day legislative session. Also, why some lawmakers want more oversight of the State Investment Council.
Santa Fe, NM – At least two new state regulations Governor Susana Martinez had hoped to delay will take effect immediately after a New Mexico Supreme Court decision issued today. The court's decision is the opening shot in the fight between environmental groups and industry. And at the same time, court documents show industry groups helped write Martinez's executive order earlier this month.
Wed. 1/26: Rolling Stone named Robert Randolph one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. This Wednesday on The Blues Show, Mary Oishi interviews Robert Randolph and plays the best cuts from his newest album, We Walk This Road.
Plus songs from many other great slide players.
Slide through Wednesday night, 7-10 pm MT, on KUNM.
Mon. 1/31: On February 11, 2011 women from communities throughout New Mexico will gather in Santa Fe to make our voices heard by the administration of Governor Susana Martinez. Micaela Cadena, Program Coordinator of Young Women United, talks with host Cristina Baccin about the march.
The interview will take place on Raices at 7.45pm.
Wed. 2/2: A one-hour program that celebrates the life of the man who wrote "A Sand County Almanac", and introduced Ethics as the fundamental concept that should underlie all consideration regarding use of land and water.
Sat. 1/29: Paul Rogat Loeb discusses some big events of 2010 and the long term effects that they have on the future of the planet.
November 2010 elections changed the face of Congress with the rise of the Teabaggers; the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico was a horrific reminder of our dependence on oil and gas; and the fires across Russia during the summer underscored global ecological crisis. How do we respond to burn-out and other political challenges?
Albuquerque, NM – A group of New Mexico advocates think they've found a way secure more money for early childhood education, without raising taxes or adding to the state budget. They'll ask lawmakers to dedicate a percentage of the interest from the state permanent fund to programs that serve children under the age of five. The permanent fund currently provides funding for K through 12 education from interest on investments of oil and gas royalties.
January 24, 2011 – A campaign called Invest in Kinds Now kicked off at the state capitol today. Advocates propose using a percentage of royalties from oil and gas investments in the state permanent fund to support education for children under the age of 5.
January 24, 2011 – Secretary of State Dianna Duran, a Republican, says former Secretary of State Mary Hererra left far less than half of the budget for the remaining half of the fiscal year between now and July. She told KUNM that other things appear to be missing as well.
Thurs. 1/27: Today on the Thursday jazz show we'll have as our guest a modern-day jazz preservationist who records the music in clubs and concerts from New York to New Mexico. Steven Schmidt will dig into his archive of field recordings and give us an update on what's going on out there.
January 21, 2011 – In today's Friday Business Report on KUNM, Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly has the latest on the ABQ Studios bankruptcy. We also hear why mortgage officers are in high demand right now.
Santa Fe, NM – Trip Jennings is a legislative reporter for the KUNM Government Project, and capitol reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican. Jennings has an informative post on our blog about the committee changes at www.kunm.net/blog . Steve Terrell at the New Mexican also has comprehensive posts on this on his Roundhouse Roundup blog.