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12:52 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

NM Elections Study Finds Need for Poll Worker Training

Albuquerque, NM – Lonna Atkeson is a Political Science professor and the Director of the Center for Democracy at UNM. She's one of the principle authors of a new report that sheds light on the state's elections system.

NM Elections Report 2010

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KUNM Local
12:50 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Evening the Field for Solar Energy

Las Vegas, NV – In the last two decades, the Bureau of Land Management has given out more than 74,000 permits to drill for oil and gas on public land. Solar companies have gotten nine permits. Now the Obama Administration is trying to even the field. It's proposing solar zones across the southwest. From the Changing America Desk in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jude Joffe-Block reports.

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11:56 am
Fri March 4, 2011

John Kennedy on Philip Glass

Philip Glass
source: AMP Concerts

Fri. 3/11 at 10am: Composer John Kennedy, Artistic Director of Santa Fe New Music and Resident Conductor at the Spoleto Music Festival in South Carolina, speaks with host Spencer Beckwith about Philip Glass' music and upcoming performance.

The Philip Glass recital is sold out, but there are still tickets to the Chatter/AYS program on Monday, March 14 which is full of Glass chamber pieces.

Click for concert info.

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KUNM Local
10:44 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Lensic Performing Arts Center Expands Reach

Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic Performing Arts Center celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with the newly announced purchase of the Lensic Theater from its original owners, Greer Enterprises.

With its new ownership and non-profit status, KUNM's Colleen Keane reports the Center appears to be opening its doors even wider to make sure all New Mexicans participate in this evolving Santa Fe performance center.

 

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KUNM Local
6:21 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Iraqi Refugees In Albuquerque

Khalid Rasheed at the Flying Star
Sarah Gustavus

Albuquerque, NM – There's been an increase in recent years in refugees resettled from Iraq. Differences in language and culture are obvious, but Iraqi refugees are distinct in many other ways.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus reports that many Iraqis are finding poverty in America a real shock.

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KUNM Local
5:21 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Iraqi Refugees Face Unique Challenges In New Mexico

Khalid Rasheed at the Flying Star
Sarah Gustavus

March 3, 2011 – If all the attention on the Middle East recently has you noticing more Arab influences and people in New Mexico, you're not mistaken. There has been an increase in recent years in refugees that are being resettled from Iraq in Albuquerque.

Differences in language and culture are obvious, but Iraqi refugees are distinct in other ways. Most didn't live in camps when they fled Iraq to neighboring countries. And many are finding poverty in America a real shock.

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2:36 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Live In-Studio: Melanie Monsour & Nacha Mendez

Nacha Mendez

Mon. 3/7 at 7:30pm: Santa Fe guitarist and vocalist Nacha Mendez performs her original, eclectic pan-Latin style, accompanied by pianist Melanie Monsour.

AND... celebrate International Women?s day with music of mujeres from Latin America, featuring the music of Mar?a Elena Walsh.

Host: Cristina Baccin

More about Melanie Monsour.

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KUNM Local
1:02 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Santa Fe's Lensic buys its own house

Lensic Theater, San Francisco Street, downtown Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe's Lensic Performing Arts Center announced Tuesday that it has finalized the purchased of its downtown home. The non-profit spent $2 million to buy the historic 821-seat building on West San Francisco Street. This came after a relatively quiet fund-raising effort that began in 2009.

The Lensic building had been owned by Greer Enterprises, and was being leased to the Performing Arts Center. Now that the non-profit owns the property, it will be exempt from property taxes.

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KUNM Local
12:55 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Activism + Art To Prevent Genocide

March 1, 2011 – Sarah Gustavus profiles One Million Bones. The multi-year, collaborative art project is based in New Mexico.

 

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KUNM Local
12:54 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Democratic Proposal Would Delay Climate Rules

Albuquerque, NM – Six Democratic US Senators from places like Ohio and West Virginia have co-sponsored a bill that would delay the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations by two years.

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10:05 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Women By Women

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InternationalWomensDay. com

Mon. 3/7 at 10pm: Tonight, we play music by women from all over the world to celebrate 100 years of International Women?s Day.

Host: Cristina Baccin

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10:05 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Women and Tango - tangueras!

"Mas tangos," by Adriana Varela

Mon. 3/7 at 930pm: Jenny De Bouzek, Cecilia Biglieri and host Cristina Baccin share their favorite tangos to celebrate International Women?s Day.

And stay tuned for Women By Women, celebrating 100 years of International Women's Day, immediately following this program on Global Music.

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KUNM Local
9:12 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

New Mexico Journalist Speaks Out On Senate Resolution

February 25, 2011 – Journalist and blogger Heath Haussamen talks about a new Senate rule that puts new restrictions on people who want to take pictures and videos during committee hearings in the New Mexico legislature.

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KUNM Local
6:48 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

State Senate passes telecomm deregulation, clamps down on committee recording

Santa Fe, NM – Deregulation can be a dirty word, depending on who you're talking to. On Thursday, Albuquerque Republican Senator John Ryan got a bill passed that will allow large telecommunications corporations like Qwest to set their own rates for businesses in rural areas. Las Cruces Democratic Senator Steve Fischmann opposed it.

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KUNM Local
5:59 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Business Report: Selling The State Supercomputer

February 25, 2011 – In this week's Business Report, Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly explains why the proposal to sell the state's supercomputer is controversial. Also, a trendy new block in Albuquerque's Nob Hill neighborhood.

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Music
10:46 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Jazz Music Meets the Beatles

Thurs. 3/3 at noon: Mark Weber spins jazz renditions of the Beatles.

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KUNM Local
6:37 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Gov. Martinez: "I don't have anything to worry about" on campaign calls expenditures investigation

Santa Fe, NM – Governor Susana Martinez says she isn't concerned about a call for an investigation of her expenditure of campaign dollars. Martinez spent left-over campaign money on political ads that aired on radio earlier this week.

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1:24 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Jesse Winchester, Live at McCallum Ballroom at Rhodes College

Wed. 3/2 at 10pm: Jesse Winchester performs in Memphis, Tennessee.

Also in this show is guest artist Daniela Cotton, live at Levitt Shell in Overton Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

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KUNM Local
9:36 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Author and poet N. Scott Momaday keeps working to preserve Native American storytelling traditions

Navarre Scott Momaday

Santa Fe, NM – Author and poet N. Scott Momaday will read stories and poems and answer questions Friday evening at Saint John's College in Santa Fe. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Native American author, who turns 67 on Sunday, continues to write, and inspire others to do the same. KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with him from his home in Santa Fe.

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2:01 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

An Interview with Kal David

Kal David
PhoenixCityBlues.org

Wed. 3/2 at 7pm: Putnay interviews blues musician Kal David.

Click here for more about Kal David.

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KUNM Local
1:08 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Survey: Westerners Want to Keep Environmental Regulations In Place

Albuquerque, NM – Two thirds of voters surveyed in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah said current environmental laws are either not strong enough or should be better enforced.

David Metz is one of the pollsters. "It's a real ratification that the level of environmental protection that is present in the region is one that voters are comfortable with and want to see continue," he says. Eleven percent of voters surveyed said they want to see environmental regulations rolled back or eliminated.

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1:06 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Live In-Studio: All for Now

Dromos Records

Tues. 3/1: DJ Caterwaul features a live set by All for Now, an experimental project of avant-pianist Thollem McDonas (of Tsigoti) & improv/rock guitarist John Dieterich (of Deerhoof).

Listeners can also expect more of Caterwaul's trademark Savage Beast format- freeform underground, independent and outsider freak rock from the last 45 years into the future, as well as tons of local & upcoming music.

More about All for Now

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KUNM Local
7:56 pm
Mon February 21, 2011

Senate Democrats united in opposition to immigrant driver's license repeal

Santa Fe, NM – Democrats in the state Senate were united Monday in opposition to attempts to end the process of giving drivers' licenses to undocumented people in the state. Senate Republicans tried three times, through amendments, to reverse the drivers' license law that was put in place in 2003. Farmington Republican Bill Sharer argued it's a public safety issue.

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11:29 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Live In-Studio: DeBoSa

Carnival Oruro

Mon. 2/28 at 8pm: Brazilian bossa nova duo DeBoSa serenades us live in stuio. Plus, celebrate the season with Carnival music from all over Latin America.

Host: Cristina Baccin

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4:08 pm
Sun February 20, 2011

Live In-Studio: Zoltan Orkestar

Zoltan Orkestar

Sat. 2/26 at 7pm: Tonight's show features a live acoustic set from Albuquerque's Zoltan Orkestar.

Zoltan Orkestar is:

Michael Grimes (bass)

Zoltan Szykely (guitar)

Glynda Szykely (vocals)

John Keith (accordion)

For upcoming shows and more, visit Zoltan Orkestar on Myspace.

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Public Affairs
12:30 pm
Sat February 19, 2011

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo

Fri. 2/25 at 8am: Jeffrey Yang and Tienchi Liao speak about writer, political prisoner, and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

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KUNM Local
7:59 pm
Fri February 18, 2011

Bingaman announces retirement

Santa Fe, NM – It's official. New Mexico will lose one of the longest-serving U-S Senators in the state's history at the end of next year. Democrat Jeff Bingaman put an end to weeks of speculation today, announcing that he will not seek a sixth term in the Senate.

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Music
10:35 am
Thu February 17, 2011

An Interview with Bill Smith

Bill Smith
source: sompedia.com

Thurs. 2/24 at Noon: Today we're going to feature the music of and talk to Bill Smith, one of the greatest jazz clarinetists to ever wet a reed. As well, one of the least acknowledged for his mastery.

In my choosy pantheon of clarinet greats he easily sits along side Artie Shaw, Johnny Dodds, Pee Wee Russell, Kenny Davern, Bill Payne, John Carter, Gary Foster, Lester Young, Hal McKusick, Jimmy Noone, Frankie Teschmacher, Buddy Collette and Beth Custer. These artists can spell chalumeau backwards, forwards and inside out. I spell it: Liquid.

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KUNM Local
3:06 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

KUNM Government Project: Middle Of The Session

February 16, 2011 – Reporter Gwyneth Doland with the KUNM Government Project and KNME-TV joins us to talk about the mood at the state capitol as lawmakers move into the second half of this year's legislative session.

Support for the KUNM Government Project comes from the McCune Foundation Santa Fe.

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