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5:14 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Commentary: the Fourth Estate as Hollywood Blockbuster

Santa Fe, NM – Remember back when FOX News had acquired the Fourth Estate and the previous administration was having its way with us? Even then, as we bent over and "assumed the position," we were still amused. No doubt Bush's presidency will be remembered as much funnier compared with Obama's. We had us an honest-to-God silver-spoon-in-mouth-member of the oligarchy in all his clueless, clumsy arrogance and "he killed," as they say in the comedy clubs.

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KUNM Local
4:58 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Udall Joins Call to Senate Leaders to Oppose Planned Parenthood Funding Cuts

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico US Senator Tom Udall is calling on his chamber's party leaders to oppose a House Republican effort to end federal support for women's health and family planning programs.

House and Senate leaders have until Friday night to come up with a compromise budget to fund the government through September 30th or face a shutdown.

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4:36 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Harold Meyerson on Paul Ryan, Lizzy Ratner on Goldstone Report

Tues. 4/12 at 830am: This week Counterspin analyzes mainstream media coverage of Israeli violence on the Gaza Strip, and guiding forces behind the Republican Budget Committee's budget plan.

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KUNM Local
4:33 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Historias: Jimmy Lujan and Joey Goss

Albuquerque, NM – Jimmy Lujan speaks with his friend Joey Goss. The conversation was recorded last June at a StoryCorps Historias mobile booth in Albuquerque. Editing by Lee Merrill and 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.

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KUNM Local
12:59 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Will Nevada's New District Be a Latino Majority?

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada grew by 700,000 people last decade and almost half of that new population is Latino. That growth means the state is now a quarter Latino. It also means Nevada qualifies for a fourth congressional seat.

As Jude Joffe-Block from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports from Las Vegas, some political players are now wondering, could that new congressional district be a Latino majority district?

 

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KUNM Local
12:55 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Republican Albuquerque City Councilor Jumps into 1st District Race

Albuquerque, NM – With U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich vacating his first congressional district seat to campaign for the U.S. Senate, politicians on both sides of the aisle are already lining up to replace him in the House.

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KUNM Local
12:44 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Refugees Find Work in Childcare Industry

San Diego, CA – There are over 30,000 refugee families in San Diego County. Many of them resettled there after fleeing war in places like Somalia and Iraq.

Finding jobs for this population isn't easy, but as Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, some refugee women are finding opportunities by staying at home, with kids.

 

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KUNM Local
12:39 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Human Rights Advocates Push For Answers In Disappearances

Las Cruces, NM – The police chief of the Mexican border city of Juarez is under scrutiny by an international human rights organization after the disappearance of four young men.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports family members accuse Juarez police officers.

 

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KUNM Local
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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