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9:59 am
Sun May 8, 2011

Moth Radio Hour #403

Sun. 5/15 at 8pm: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Phil Caputo shares how a bullet wound helped him heal his soul; a little girl learns what love is about after surviving a terrible car accident; a young man and and his father succumb to guilt at the animal shelter; and a burnt-out corporate executive tries to shake her A-type personality at art school.

Hosted by Jenifer Hixson, Senior Producer at The Moth.

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NewDim
2:58 pm
Sat May 7, 2011

The Power of the Grimm Brothers' Collection of Folktales, with Allan G. Hunter, Ph.D.

Cover of Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812)

Sat. 5/14 at 6am: What is the "un-Disneyfied" story of Cinderella and other tales as collected by the Grimm Brothers, and what wisdom can they impart?

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KUNM Local
6:14 pm
Fri May 6, 2011

"Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston on show's future, his love for ABQ, and celebrity softball

Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White on AMC's \"Breaking Bad\"

Albuquerque, NM – The celebrity softball game (to benefit Youth Development Incorporated) begins Sunday at noon at Isotopes Park (followed by the Isotopes game itself). Gates open at 11:30.

See "Breaking Bad"'s Bryan Cranston talk about baseball and Sunday's game:

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KUNM Local
5:41 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Former NM Taxation Dept. secretary: raise taxes on oil and gas profits

Santa Fe, NM – As much as a quarter of New Mexico's main operating budget each year comes from taxes it collects from oil and gas production in the state: the so-called "severance tax". And with the price of fossil fuels rising rapidly, a now-former state revenue official says it's time to raise taxes on the extraction industries.

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KUNM Local
3:58 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

PBS Leader Talks About Funding and Innovation

Albuquerque, NM – Members of Congress fiercely debated funding for public radio and television in recent months. Leaders in public broadcasting stepped up to defend continued federal funding.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel recently sat down with Paula Kerger, the President of CEO of PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service.

Kerger told KUNM that the idea of creating a commercial version of PBS is not new, and past efforts have failed to re-create the core values of PBS.

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KUNM Local
3:48 pm
Thu May 5, 2011

Review: Powerful Documentary "Intangible Asset 82" Is Back in Santa Fe This Weekend

Santa Fe, NM – Theater-goers this weekend in Santa Fe will get another chance to see the story of a talented and innovative drummer's journey to South Korea to pursue the spirit of percussion. As reviewer Jim Terr found, there's a bigger message in the film: that on the other side of suffering, happiness can be found.

Jim Terr is a writer, satirist, and videographer. He lives in Santa Fe.

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KUNM Local
5:28 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Sen. Bingaman: death of bin Laden "very welcome news"; Rep. Pearce joins crowds across from capitol

C.I.A. leaflet: bounty for Osama bin Laden for distribution in Afghanistan

Washington, DC – New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today called the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden "very welcome news", and said he looks forward to hearing more details about the operation in coming days. He said the search for bin Laden "has been underway for a very long time." The Democrat Bingaman said the U-S military, intelligence community, and President Obama deserve significant credit because of the high risk involved in the effort.

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KUNM Local
5:09 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

NM Sen. Bingaman supports forced disclosure of natural gas fracturing chemicals

Natural gas drilling platform, shale

Washington, D.C. – New Mexico U-S Senator Jeff Bingaman says he supports forcing natural gas extraction companies to disclose the chemicals they use in their drilling processes. The Senate is considering proposals to require full public disclosure from all such companies.

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11:16 am
Mon May 2, 2011

The Glass Menagerie (Part 2) by Tennessee Williams

Sun. 5/8 at 6pm: KUNM's Radio Theatre joins in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams. Calista Flockhart and Julie Harris star in Tennessee Williams' masterpiece.

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11:14 am
Mon May 2, 2011

The Good Show

Sun. 5/8 at 11am: In this episode, a question that haunted Charles Darwin: if natural selection boils down to survival of the fittest, how do you explain why one creature might stick its neck out for another?

The standard view of evolution is that living things are shaped by cold-hearted competition. And there is no doubt that today's plants and animals carry the genetic legacy of ancestors who fought fiercely to survive and reproduce. But in this hour, we wonder whether there might also be a logic behind sharing, niceness, kindness, or even, self-sacrifice.

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MUSIC
9:57 am
Sun May 1, 2011

Live In-Studio: Baracutanga

Sat. 5/7 at 7pm: We'll hear music of Latin America, Spain and Brazil from Best New Band 2009 winners Baracutanga recorded live in Studio A.

Plus, a few local new releases: Jazz Music from Silver City and Santa Fe, Ska & Post-Rock from Albuquerque.

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NewDim
9:15 am
Sun May 1, 2011

Planting New Shoots for a New Christianity, with Fr. Matthew Fox, Ph.D.

Fr. Matthew Fox, PhD

Sat. 5/7 at 6am:
The Catholic Church is in crisis, but, according to Fox, all is not lost. This crisis may offer an opportunity to press the "restart" button on Christianity.

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BSC
4:53 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Joan Osborne & the Holmes Brothers, Live at the Winter 2011 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Joan Osborne

Wed. 5/4 at 10pm: And guest host, Dick Raichelson takes on a tour of Beale Street with his series, The Real Beale.

Joan Osborne has been collaborating with BSC favorites, The Holmes Brothers, for quite some time now. Way back in 1997, Joan Osborne asked The Holmes Brothers to be her backing band when she was selected to open for Bob Dylan's US tour. They continue to work together and we were very fortunate to catch up with them at the 2011 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for a truly amazing show.

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KUNM Local
3:55 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Senate Hearing in Santa Fe Paints a Dark Picture of Climate Change Impacts in Southwest

Santa Fe, NM – A key federal agency that manages water supplies around the US has come out with a report that paints a dark picture of the impacts of climate change in the West. The predictions were presented in a field hearing for the Senate Energy Committee in Santa Fe on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The hearing was arranged by New Mexico Democratic Senator Jeff Bingaman, who chairs the committee.

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KUNM Local
10:49 am
Wed April 27, 2011

West Mesa Murders in MS. Magazine

Albuquerque, NM – Local freelance journalist Laura Paskus has an article on the West Mesa murders in the Spring issue of MS. Magazine.

 

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KUNM Local
10:24 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Drought Increases Costs for Farmers

Las Cruces, NM – While a higher than average runoff from the mountains to the Colorado river this spring will make water more plentiful than usual in states like Nevada, California and parts of Arizona, the Rio Grande is getting almost nothing.

That means an extreme drought remains in effect for New Mexico and Texas. The dry conditions are causing dangerous wildfires and are hurting farmers and ranchers across the region.

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KUNM Local
10:22 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Feds Want to Keep Mining Claims from Trumping Renewable Energy Development on Public Lands

Las Vegas, NV – Making public lands available for renewable energy is a goal of the Obama administration. Now the Bureau of Land Management wants to ensure that clean energy projects don't get trumped by mining claims for the same land.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports.

 

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KUNM Local
5:41 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Author Interview: Fire Season

April 26, 2011 – There's an important job that's defined by solitude and patience.

This summer, fire lookouts in forests around the country will be watching for the first signs of a wildfire. Phil Connors, author of the new book, Fire Season, talks about what he's seen in almost a decade of working in the Gila National Forest.

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KUNM Local
10:18 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Drought Raises Fear Of Wildfires

Washington, D.C. – The Southwest is now experiencing its worst drought in decades.

KUNM Capitol Reporter Patrick Terpstra checked in with national climate experts who say without substantial rain in the forecast they're are worried about more wildfires.

 

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KUNM Local
10:16 am
Tue April 26, 2011

NM Hatch Chile Protected By Law

Hatch, NM – Chiles are the state treasure of New Mexico. Now the authenticity of the crop is protected by law. If you lie about selling the real thing, you could go to jail.

Governor Susana Martinez signed the legislation into law earlier this month. As Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that's welcome news for chile growers throughout the state.

She recently traveled to Hatch, the center of the universe for New Mexico chile.

 

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2:47 pm
Mon April 25, 2011

El D?a que Me Quieras/The Day You Love Me

Mon. 5/2 at 930pm: Tonight on Corazon Tanguero, we play the song "El D?a que Me Quieras" - a milestone in the tango history - as performed by different musicians and singers from Carlos Gardel to the Cuban Compay, Segundo.

Host: Cristina Baccin

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KUNM Local
11:25 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Mexico May Sue US Gun Dealers and Manufacturers

Tuscon, AZ – The Mexican government has hired a U.S. law firm to investigate the possibility of suing American gun dealers and manufacturers. As Michel Marizco reports from Tuscon for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the idea is to stop the flow of weapons headed across the border.

 

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KUNM Local
10:24 am
Mon April 25, 2011

US Issues Mexico Travel Warning

Tuscon, AZ – For the fifth straight year, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for Americans going to Mexico.

But as Michel Marizco reports from Tuscon for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, this warning is more strongly worded and suggests that in some parts of Mexico, Americans are being targeted.

 

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11:58 am
Sun April 24, 2011

Teen Pregnancy

Sun. 5/1 at 7pm: We will be highlighting "The New Mexico Teen Pregnancy Coalition" which is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to providing programs and supporting activities directed at reducing teen pregnancy, addressing the negative consequences of teen pregnancy and improving outcomes for teen parents in New Mexico.

They will be showcasing "New Mexico's Reduction in Adolescent Births Celebrating Successes: What's Working Around New Mexico" in a conference on May 6, 2011 at the Science and Technology Park at the University of New Mexico.

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4:59 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

An Interview with Suzanne Braun Levine

Suzanne Braun Levine

4/30 at noon: Susan Loubet talks with Suzanne Braun Levine - writer, editor and nationally recognized authority on women, family issues and media. Also featuring Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Professor of Law and candidate for interim Provost on University of New Mexico.

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KUNM Local
6:24 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Business Report: Thriving In The Recession

April 22, 2011 – In this week's Business Report, we'll hear about businesses that have started, and thrived, in the current economic recession.

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KUNM Local
2:40 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Commentary: Religious week coincides with Earth Day

Rev. Talitha Arnold of United Church of Christ, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM – Making the Connections:
Passover, Holy Week, and Earth Day

Three celebrations of remembrance and new life happen this week (April 17 to April 24). On Monday evening, Jews began Passover with the sharing of the Seder, a meal that reminds them of God's deliverance when they were slaves in Egypt, through the Red Sea waters to new life.

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KUNM Local
1:38 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Rooftop Solar Boom in CA Leaves Latinos Behind

San Diego, CA – Southern California is a leader in urban and residential rooftop solar technologies. But as Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, this green energy boom has left many working-class Latinos behind.

 

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KUNM Local
1:34 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Grand Canyon Skywalk Dispute

Grand Canyon, Arizona – Back in 2007, the Hualapai Native American tribe of Northern Arizona came up with a way for tourists to walk ABOVE the Grand Canyon's Western rim. The Skywalk is a glass horseshoe-shaped walkway that juts out above the canyon.

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KUNM Local
4:54 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Labor Statistics Actually Show Mixed Job Numbers in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM – But while the drop is certainly good news for New Mexico, other data may tell a different story. The Labor Department report indicates the number of employed in the state rose by 2-thousand, it also indicates the number of unemployed fell by 5-thousand.

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