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10:37 am
Mon May 23, 2011

The Drug War At Home: Following the Money

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.

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11:53 am
Sun May 22, 2011

Moth Radio Hour

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.

Episode #405

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3:25 pm
Sat May 21, 2011

Live In-Studio: The Alpha Cats

The Alpha Cats
musicsantafe.com

Sat. 5/28 at 7pm: Tonight we'll feature a set of gum-snapping, foot-tapping instrumental gems from Santa Fe's Alpha Cats.

Alpha Cats:

Lewis Winn & George Langston -- guitars

Susan Hyde-Holmes - upright bass

John Bartlitt - drums

Slideshow photo: Weekly Alibi

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2:01 pm
Sat May 21, 2011

Fernando Olea

Fernando Olea
etastesantafe.com

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

Slideshow photo:

Fernando Olea with chefs Marianne Deery, Kim M?ller, and CWK Community Liaison Anna Farrier at the White House on June 4, 2010.

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1:26 pm
Sat May 21, 2011

Flamenco Special

National Institute of Flamenco

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.

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Peace Talks
2:53 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Martti Ahtisaari: Profile in Peace

Martti Ahtisaari, 2000
World Economic Forum

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.

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KUNM Local
11:43 am
Fri May 20, 2011

The Drug War At Home: Ultra-Light Planes for Drug Transport

Phoenix, AZ – Enforcement pressure on the ground from the US Border Patrol and Customs has forced Mexican drug traffickers to get creative. The most recent innovation that we know about is the use of ultra-light airplanes to drop a few hundred pounds of weed into the United States at a time.

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KUNM Local
10:46 am
Fri May 20, 2011

Commentary: Wake Up to Nuclear Reality

Albuquerque, NM – A major project geared in part toward nuclear weapons development continues to progress in Los Alamos. Commentator Greg Mello says it's another in a series of wake-up calls for New Mexicans.

Greg Mello is director of the Los Alamos Study Group, a nuclear and lab watchdog.

 

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KUNM Local
10:39 am
Fri May 20, 2011

The Drug War At Home: Landlords for Cartels

Phoenix, AZ – Border states are the first stop for drug trafficking organizations moving their product- both drugs and people- north. Law enforcement here is working hard to stop this movement.

As Devin Browne from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, their latest target- leasing agents who provide houses to cartels and their employees.

Fronteras: The Drug War At Home

 

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KUNM Local
8:56 am
Fri May 20, 2011

Biz Report: Golf Courses and Wood Pellets

Albuquerque, NM – Each week we check in on business news from around the state. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel has our report this week.
 

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10:43 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Music and Conversation with Jab

Jab
Heardmusic.com

Thurs. 5/26 at 10pm: From music "of a more composed nature", to theater, dance, film, and ambient, jazz, Latin and pop - Jab is a true creative mastermind. Tune in for a taste of genius on this Thursday's Fresh!

Jab is amazing. And the music is as wonderful as the story.

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Music
10:33 am
Thu May 19, 2011

J.A. Deane on the Radio

Dino J.A. Deane
jadeane.com

Thurs. 5/26 at noon: Avante-garde musician J.A. Deane joins Mark Weber in the studio to share music from some of the albums that influenced his art.

You ever wonder what's going on in the noggins of the avant-garde? John Cage scratches a turntable cartridge that is amplified and then noodles around with contact mikes stuck onto the spines of a saguaro and we're all politely sitting in our seats in a major concert hall listening to this? It's interesting the first time around, and I recommend it. The second time around you're on your own.

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KUNM Local
7:42 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Reflections on the ABQ Ride of Silence for Injured and Killed Bicyclists

Bicyclists in the 2011 Ride of Silence in Albuquerque.
Photo: Jennifer Buntz/Duke City Wheelmen Foundation

Albuquerque, NM – Bicyclists of all types came out Wednesday evening in Albuquerque to honor their fellow riders who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roads. The annual event is called "Ride of Silence" and rides were held in all 50 states and in two dozen countries around the world.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel took part in the Albuquerque event and has this reflection.

Update: Matt Trujillo died May 26th from injuries sustained in the crash.

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2:45 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

School Is Out

Ry Cooder, singing "School Is Out"

Wed. 5/25 at 7pm: Got the schoolyard blues? Don't worry, it's almost summer time! So close the books and tune in for some too cool for school-themed blues tunes.

With your illustrious host: Putnay

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KUNM Local
11:43 am
Wed May 18, 2011

The Drug War At Home: U.S. Highways

Las Vegas, NV – Once drug traffickers smuggle their product across the southwest border, their next stop is usually a stash house in a U.S. city like Phoenix or San Diego. There, couriers pick up smaller loads to deliver to cities all over the country.

In the next segment of our series, The Drug War At Home, Fronteras Changing America Desk reporter Jude Joffe Block checks in with the folks who hunt for illegal drugs on American highways.

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BSC
10:57 am
Wed May 18, 2011

John Mooney, and Denise LaSalle: Live on the 2011 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Denise LaSalle

Wed. 5/25 at 10pm: Plus, Guest Host, Dick Raichelson, takes us on a tour of Beale Street in his series, The Real Beale.

Throughout the years John Mooney has developed one of the most distinctive and easily identifiable guitar and vocal signatures of anyone alive today. We were lucky to catch John in an intimate, acoustic set on the 2011 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. Next up, it's chitlin' circuit diva, Denise LaSalle. Her shows are high energy, intricately arranged, and a must-hear for any blues or southern soul fan.

Slideshow photo: John Mooney

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KUNM Local
8:55 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Commentary: Dental Therapist Model Could Increase Basic Dental Care in NM

Albuquerque, NM – Thousands of New Mexicans lack access to affordable dental care. Earlier this year, Representative Dennis Roch sponsored a proposal to address the shortages by creating a new category of dental providers. It didn't pass, but commentator Pamela Blackwell says it's a good sign that lawmakers are finally starting to talk about how to help people get good care for their teeth.

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KUNM Local
5:03 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

StoryCrops: Curandera Elena Avila On Her Life's Path

Albuquerque, NM – Author of the bestselling book "Woman Who Glows in the Dark," Elena Avila was instrumental in bringing the traditional healing practice of curanderismo into public consciousness.

Here she talks with long-time friend, Soledad Hindi, about her rocky path from housewife, to nurse, to curandera. Elena Avila passed away in March of this year.

 

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11:41 am
Tue May 17, 2011

The Drug War At Home

Join us during Morning Edition on KUNM for a new series, The Drug War At Home, from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

We'll explore how Americans' appetite for drugs and Mexico's war against drug cartels impacts our communities. Reporters across the southwest will focus on the prevalence of stash houses, how mainstream banks launder the cartels'money, and the growing "narco" culture in the U.S.

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KUNM Local
11:29 am
Tue May 17, 2011

The Drug War At Home: Drug Routes

Phoenix, AZ – Most illicit drugs arrive in the United States via the southwest border. The drugs are destined for many places like Las Vegas, Omaha, Denver, and Detroit. It's the drug traffickers' job in places like Arizona to get them started on their journey there.

In the second story in our new series The Drug War at Home, Fronteras Changing America Desk reporter Devin Browne profiles one particular drug route north.

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KUNM Local
11:26 am
Mon May 16, 2011

Sup. Ct. Justice Kagan's 3 Rules for Graduating Law Students

Albuquerque, NM – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan gave the commencement speech at the UNM Law School in Albuquerque on Saturday. She told the 2011 graduating class that they should follow three rules during their legal careers.

As KUNM's Colleen Keane reports, some UNM Law School graduates are already working by these rules.

 

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KUNM Local
11:20 am
Mon May 16, 2011

Library Cuts Under Discussion at City Council Meeting

Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque City Council to discuss budget, library funding.

 

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KUNM Local
11:18 am
Mon May 16, 2011

The Drug War At Home

Phoenix, AZ – Join us during Morning Edition on KUNM for a new series, The Drug War At Home from the Fronteras Changing America Desk. We'll explore how Americans' appetite for drugs and Mexico's war against drug cartels impacts our communities.

Reporters across the southwest will focus on the prevalence of stash houses, how mainstream banks launder the cartels' money, and the growing "narco" culture in the U.S.

That's The Drug War At Home series... through May 30th during Morning Edition on 89.9 KUNM.

 

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KUNM Local
11:17 am
Mon May 16, 2011

The Drug War At Home: U.S. Consumption

Phoenix, AZ – The violence that's roiling Mexico can at least be partly blamed on U.S. citizens. Even top levels of the federal government now say it's Americans' demand for pot and cocaine that has sparked deadly turf battles at the border.

In the first part of a new Fronteras Changing America Series on the Drug War at Home, Peter O'Dowd reports on this country's thirst for drugs and just how much Americans love to get high.

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3:48 pm
Sun May 15, 2011

Moth Radio Hour: Prejudice and Power

Sun. 5/22 at 8pm: Double-amputee Aimee Mullins chronicles her adventures with prosthetic legs as an athlete, actress and artist; the mother of a bullied teen tells the story of his suicide; ex-NYC Mayor Ed Koch stands up to his anti-semitic platoon leader while in training for WWII; and three teenagers from Grace King High School in New Orleans share their stories on the theme, Prejudice and Power.

Hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness, Producing Director at The Moth.

Episode #404

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3:47 pm
Sat May 14, 2011

Interviews with Sarah Brown, Patricia Wells and Sedonie Squier

Patricia Wells

Sat. 5/21 at noon: Susan Loubet interviews author Patricia Wells and Sarah Brown, CEO of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

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BackRoads
9:03 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Kismet Moments

Fri. 5/20 at 8am: We've all had some variation of this experience: you're thinking about someone, the phone rings and there they are. OR...we walk down the street humming a tune and then hear it blaring from a car radio just at the point when you're in sync to sing the chorus. What do we make of these moments? Coincidence? Psychic phenomena? Nothing at all?

Kismet moments on the next Back Roads Radio show.

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NewDim
2:25 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Examining Our Unlivable Ideals, with Diana Alstad and Joel Kramer

Sat. 5/19 at 6am: In this dialogue you'll discover how to create a more humane and viable world concerning individual and social evolution.

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Music
1:42 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Med Flory and Supersax New Mexico

Med Flory
JazzWax.com

Thurs. 5/19 at noon: Supersax founder Med Flory talks with Mark Weber and the sax section of Supersax New Mexico.

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3:01 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Canadian/Pecos/Gila Watersheds: Examining Culture and Conservation

Wed. 5/18 at 830am:
We visit Canadian, Pecos and Gila River watersheds. Both the Canadian and the
Pecos watersheds in New Mexico provide water for both private and public land
ranchers.

In this program we explore natural characteristics of these watersheds, and also the points of view of agency bureaucrats who reveal something of water law and land management problems. We also look into the Chiricahua Apache point of view regarding Gila watershed homeland.

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