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9:08 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

State House passes "Unborn Victims of Violence Act"

Santa Fe, NM – The state House of Representatives has passed a measure that makes it a separate crime to kill or injure an unborn child. Supporters of the measure say it will protect pregnant mothers. But some opponents of the measure say it's a political maneuver designed to erode women's reproductive rights.

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KUNM Local
12:39 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

"Breaking Bad"'s R.J. Mitte on show's characters, anti-bullying activism, & acting w/ cerebral palsy

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Jim Williams sat down to talk with R.J. Mitte, who plays Walter White Jr. on "Breaking Bad". The 18-year-old Mitte (and his character) have cerebral palsy, and many of the show's fans are expressing their gratitude for his work.

This interview is the unedited 30-minute conversation with Mitte that took place on Wednesday, March 9th at the KUNM studios.

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KUNM Local
4:09 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Storycorps Historias: Justin and Maria Rinaldi

Albuquerque, NM – Conversation by conversation, StoryCorps Historias is collecting the Latino stories and voices of our time.

Justin Rinaldi talks with great-grandniece Maria about how his father, an Italian immigrant, finally came to settle in New Mexico. Here, Justin recalls the nickname given to his father by the young ladies.

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KUNM Local
4:25 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Wilson Will Run for GOP Senate Nomination

Albuquerque, NM – Former Republican Congresswoman Heather Wilson announced Monday, March 7, 2011, she's running for New Mexico's open Senate seat.

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KUNM Local
2:12 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

N. Scott Momaday Gives Reading in Santa Fe

N. Scott Momaday
Deborah Begel

Santa Fe, NM – Pulitzer Prize winning writer and artist N. Scott Momaday gave a reading recently at St. John's college in Santa Fe. KUNM's Deborah Begel was there and found that, at 76 years old, Momaday continues to explore new avenues of expression.

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11:46 am
Sun March 6, 2011

Votes For Women!

Library of Congress

Sun. 3/13 at 11am: Votes For Women was the slogan on the banners that many American suffragists wore in their 72-year struggle to get the vote. Although American men had been voting since the 1700s, it wasn't until 1920 that American women were allowed to vote for president.

Award winning Producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan's documentary uses song, interviews, re-creations of events, and comments from historians to bring this dramatic history to life.

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10:35 am
Sat March 5, 2011

The Architecture of Mary Colter

The Watchtower, by Mary Colter, 1932, at Desert View on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
nps.gov

Sat. 3/12 at Noon: Susan Loubet interviews representatives of the New Mexico History Museum about their upcoming presentation on American Architect Mary Colter. She also talks with Lupe Martinez, the first woman Secretary of Corrections in New Mexico.

Mary Colter photo gallery

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9:45 am
Sat March 5, 2011

Live In-Studio: Jenny Invert

The famous "Jenny Invert" - a rare 1918 American postage stamp, where the central image appears inverted.

Sat. 3/12 at 7pm: The featured guest for Saturday's ETG is the Albuquerque band Jenny Invert, whose self-titled debut is in soft release.

For this in-studio performance the band is Sam Miller (piano, guitar, vocals), Poncho (keyboards, trumpet, vocals), Aliza Gerstein (violin, vocals), August Johnson (percussion). Many members are formerly of the "Un-Americana" band Grand Canyon.

Jenny Invert on MySpace

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KUNM Local
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

"Dance" by Carol John
Part of Global IWD Arts Initiative: 100 Women, 100 Artworks
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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