Fri. 9/3 - In the wake of the tragic loss of UNM graduate student Stefania Gray and Professor Hector Torres, the UNM Department of English and the Women Studies program are organizing The Gray-Torres Conference on Domestic Violence in the Student Union September 27-28, 2010.
Sun. 9/29 - Los Reyes de Albuquerque y La Familia Martinez is a documentary project telling the story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state of New Mexico, Los Reyes de Albuquerque.
The ensemble has been at the forefront of presenting, preserving and perpetuating traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music since its formation in 1962 by Roberto Martinez and Ray Flores. For all those years, the group has performed public concerts in clubs, theaters and town squares; schools, senior centers and nursing homes.
Albuquerque, NM – If you've spent any time driving in New Mexico, you've probably seen the silhouette of a hawk or an eagle perched atop a utility pole or gliding against a blue sky. There are a wide range of eagles, hawks, kestrels, owls and falcons that live in or migrate through New Mexico.
Washington, DC – Congress is now considering legislation that originated in New Mexico. Katie's Law was named after a New Mexico State University graduate student who was murdered in 2003. A DNA sample later helped police identify the man who killed Katie Sepich.
Albuquerque, NM – Personal incomes have gone up in New Mexico, despite the economic downturn, but it's not because wages have increased.
According to USA Today analysis of national economic data, people made less money in many states during the recession as personal incomes declined. In New Mexico, government programs led to a growth in personal incomes even through the worst of the recession.
Washington, DC – New Mexico US Senator Tom Udall today, September 22, 2010, continued his push to change Senate rules to stop what he calls "abuse" of voting procedures. The Democrat's effort could have the effect of allowing the party in power to make a filibuster easier to overcome.
Albuquerque – Albuquerque police say the investigation into who killed 11 women and buried their remains on the West Mesa is still ongoing a year and a half later. Families of the victims are coping in different ways.
Fri. 8/20: Join us on Back Roads Radio as we hear grandmother and granddaughter, Helenty Homans and Teresa Davis, recall their recent trip with the Inter-faith Peace Builders to witness the West Bank and Israel.
What enables us to see a situation from an entirely different perspective? How might we step outside our tightly held beliefs to view conflict and adversity with deeper insight?
Back Roads Radio is hosted and produced by Judy Goldberg and a production of Viewpoint Productions.
Fri. 8/28: Do you work to transform destructive conflict into cooperation? Can you take the Third Side in the conflicts around you even when you're a party to the conflict? Guest is Dr. William Ury, author and co-founder of Harvard University's Program on Negotiation.
When does 'teasing behavior' cross a line to create real conflict and what to do about it?
As one of our guests, professional and life coach Peter Vajda writes: "In Western culture, the biting, sarcastic, demeaning put-down has become an art form - everywhere - TV, movies, talk radio, sports events, journals and magazines. It's part of the fabric of everyday conversation. And more, many folks today see such behavior as 'business as usual', as 'no big deal.'"
Featuring exclusive interviews and sounds, this program takes listeners on a reflective journey to Mexico during the country's historic but troubled bicentennial year.
Holding a double celebration of its independence and revolution anniversaries this year, Mexico ironically finds itself in crisis. Drug-fanned violence, economic downturn, tourism losses and ecological problems all create a perfect storm. Meanwhile, a lot of the media coverage focuses on how officials in both Mexico City and Washington are responding or failing to respond to an urgent situation.
Where do we find the stories we want to tell? Sometimes they're tucked inside a forgotten object, await us on a mountain path, hide within a body part or simply reside with a consoling, true friend.
William Carlos Williams stated, "No idea but in things." And "things" become the prompt for Anne Farrell, Bob Kanegis, Seth Friedman and (are complemented by) singer/songwriter Chuck Barry. Back Roads Radio is hosted and produced by Judy Goldberg and a production of Viewpoint Productions.
July 1, 2010 – A new housing development in downtown Albuquerque is a partnership that aims to provide a stylish place to live that's also affordable to some of the most vulnerable city residents. We took tour of Downtown at 700 2nd during All Things Considered on KUNM.
July 1, 2010 – Border guards, border fence border patrol. All phrases we hear regularly in the news. Author Luis Alberto Urrea says the border represents much more than a division between two countries. He's the author of several books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. His book, "The Devil's Highway," was nominated for Pulitzer Prize.
June 23, 2010 – Politics is a brutal business these days. An energy bill is held up in Congress and it's not clear if immigration reform will be considered anytime soon. Most of the state primaries are behind us and the midterm elections just a few months away. Republicans and Democrats are hunkering down in their political trenches. But one local group says wait maybe you don't have to!