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.
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.
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.
Phoenix, AZ – Arizona's chamber of commerce wants E-Verify to go national. After last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upheld Arizona's Employer Sanctions Law, the business lobby says all companies should have to check the immigration status of their employees.
Some federal lawmakers agree. Devin Browne reports from the Fronteras Changing American Desk in Phoenix.
Thurs. 6/9 at noon: Tune in this Thursday afternoon for a live interview with jazz guitar legend Johnny Smith, and hear some of his tunes.
I am pleased to announce that on tomorrow's KUNM Thursday June 9, 2o11 jazz radio show I'll be playing the music of Johnny Smith as well as talking with him on the telephone -- This guy is one of the great legends of jazz music and jazz guitar. That's at Noon-O-Six at 89.9 FM and streaming on the web at KUNM.org.
Albuquerque, NM – This week on the KUNM Call In Show, join us for a conversation about deportations of undocumented immigrants under the Secure Communities program. Should local law enforcement assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement?
The KUNM Call In Show airs Thursday morning at 8am. Call in live 277-5866 or email your questions anytime firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albuquerque, NM – Father and son, Philip and David Reyes. Their conversation was recorded last June at a StoryCorps mobile booth in Albuquerque. Editing by Candace Miller-Murphy.
The StoryCorps Historias Albuquerque project was made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Go to kunm.org to listen to recordings from the project an subscribe to the podcast.
May 27, 2011 – Composer Gerald Fried may have retired from his heralded career in Hollywood, but he continues to write and produce thoughtful, ambitious musical productions, the latest being SPARK SHMARK?.
Fri. 6/3 at 3pm: In the studio this week are bouzouki masters Roger Landes, Luke Plumb of Shooglenifty, and Alec Finn of DeDannan. They will be joined by Irish fiddler Randal Bayes. All four artists are in town for ZoukFest, a week-long world music camp running from June 5-11 in the UNM Student Union Building.
South Texas & San Diego, CA – With every new report of an outbreak of drug war-related violence in Northern Mexico, comes the fear that the shootouts, the assassinations and kidnappings will spread into the U.S. But when does a crime along the border become an example of spillover violence? And when is it just... a crime?
El Paso, TX – Living the lavish life of a drug trafficker, or "narco," is not exclusively the fantasy of some poor barrio kids in Mexico. It's also a compelling lifestyle to certain youth in the United States.
While some Mexican states ban narco-related music, clubs in major U.S. cities are booking concerts with those same artists. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports on narco culture as we continue our series, The Drug War at Home.
Thurs. 6/2 at 9am: Taos, is a land of ancient spirits, modern ski lifts, and stunning music. This is the first in a series of live performances recorded in our fair state. You'll hear music from Brahms, Bach, Handl, Mendelssohn and many others.
Music featured in this program:
Taos School of Music and Festival
Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue (Borromeo Quartet)
Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major Op. 26 (students)
Wed. 6/1 at 830am: What would have happened if the American West were defined by its watersheds rather than the abstract geopolitical boundaries we know today? In this episode of Watersheds As Commons, we hear from Stewart Udall, Floyd Dominy, Norris Hundley, David Brower, Lilian Hill, Charles Wilkinson, Sarah Natani, Edward Abbey and William deBuys.
Today on "Watersheds As Commons," we'll visit the watershed of the Colorado River, a 244,000 square mile expanse of landscape that encompasses much of the arid Southwestern United States.
El Paso, TX – When it comes to transporting their drugs within the United States, Mexican cartels want a black market distributor with American street smarts. So, naturally they turn to gangs.
It's a convenient alliance. In exchange for drug money the gangs also do the cartels' dirty work. They intimidate, kidnap, steal and murder. The cartel pockets the bulk profit of the drug trade while gang members take most of the heat from law enforcement.
Sullivan City, TX – The southernmost tip of Texas is the 120-mile-wide Rio Grande Valley. This region is home to a string of small towns perched on the edge of Mexican states like Tamaulipas, where drug cartels have taken over entire cities. These cartels are expanding their reach north of the border, trapping many U.S. public officials in a web of corruption.
Mon. 5/30 at 730pm: This week, Raices honors Latino military service with a set of two interviews with veterans from the Vietnam and Iraq wars.
To commemorate Latino military service in times of conflict and war, we interview John M. Garcia, former NM Secretary of Veterans Services and formerly Commissioner of the NM Veterans Service Commission. He served in Vietnam as a member of the Army's 4th Infantry Division. We also talk with Arturo Lemos, a UNM student who formerly served in Iraq and in the Mediterranean as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Culiacan, MX – The cartels make billions of dollars on the drug trade. But they have to work out complicated schemes to get those dollars back into Mexico and convert them into usable pesos. It's a lot of money and money can overcome lots of challenges.
A recent investigation by U.S. authorities found that between 2004 and 2007, one large U.S. bank allowed nearly a half trillion dollars of drug money to be wired through its systems, no questions asked.
Sun. 5/29 at 8pm: The Moth's founder George Dawes Green details the fireworks when his mother learns the grounds of her family plantation are slated to be turned into a golf course; the genesis story of a true bohemian, including two children, one spectacularly eccentric mother and Savannah, GA; and a guard at Sing Sing is intrigued by a prisoner's unusual and mysterious tattoo.
Hosted by Catherine Burns, Artistic Director of The Moth.
Sat. 5/28 at 2pm: Join us for a celebration of Latino food and culture! Featuring an interview with Internationally acclaimed Mexican Chef Fernando Olea - who shares our love of moles and tortillas - and music related to the food we enjoy.
Listen, and taste it!
Host: Cristina Baccin
Fernando Olea with chefs Marianne Deery, Kim M?ller, and CWK Community Liaison Anna Farrier at the White House on June 4, 2010.
Sat. 5/28 at 4pm: In this edition we interview Eva Encinas Sandoval, founder of the National Institute of Flamenco and director of Festival Flamenco Internacional of Albuquerque; Vicente Griego singer of Yjastros and Ricardo Anglada, guitarrist of Yjastros.
We talk about the beginning of flamenco in Albuquerque, the NIF and what this year's festival brings.
Fri. 5/27 at 8am: We present an exclusive interview with the 2008 Nobel Peace Laureate who was known for his international negotiation work in Kosovo, Indonesia and Namibia. He discusses mediation techniques that he employed throughout his diplomatic career.
Paul Ingles hosts. An hour-long version of this program as well as all the others in the Peace Talks Radio series can be heard online at www.peacetalksradio.com.