Native America Calling
3:11 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Investigating Uranium Contamination in Wells

Fri. 9/14 11a: The Department of Energy released well monitoring data in 2010 connected to the Wind River reservation in Wyoming. It reported uranium levels in a number of wells had spiked up to 100 times the legal limit. 

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Ignacio has been involved in volunteer radio and production since 1990. He joined “El ColectivoRaices” (Raices Collective) in 2007 and produces programs as host of “Espejos de Aztlan” interviewprogram, which focuses on community news and views from the spectrum of arts, culture, public affairs,and politics. You can hear “Espejos de Aztlan” each Monday evening at 7 pm, following “All ThingsConsidered”, or by visiting streaming archives.

Shots - Health Blog
2:54 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Death Toll Climbs In Congo Ebola Outbreak

A medical worker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works at the laboratory in Uganda where Ebola specimens were tested at the start of the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Stephen Wandera Associated Press

As health workers try to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the death toll has increased to 31.

The deaths from the hemorrhagic fever outbreak doubled in the past week. World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic tells Shots that's because they have discovered more people who were originally infected.

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Toby Atencio has been involved with KUNM radio and the Raices Collective since 2007. He became a certified and active DJ in 2009. He is a Native of Albuquerque and attended UNM forhis studies. He hosts both “Salsa Sabrosa” shows on Friday nights and Raices shows on Saturday afternoons. Toby's love for Salsa, and Latin Jazz music has been a lifelong journey, and shows in his programs with KUNM.

Leroy Montoya is a Native New Mexican and former UNM Student. He started with KUNM nine years ago and spent two engineering various programs before joining the Raices Collective around 2005. His love for good music crosses most all genres. He started with the Monday’s Raices Shows, and then  jumped to the Friday’s “Salsa Sabrosa” –Salsa always being one of his favorite styles. 

It's All Politics
2:46 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Romney Reframes Foreign Policy Pitch After Flap Over Libya Remarks

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks Thursday in Fairfax, Va.
Molly Riley UPI /Landov

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 3:41 pm

Appearing in Virginia on Thursday, Republican Mitt Romney tried to bring his campaign back to the issues he has focused on before in the swing state: the nation's economy and strengthening the military.

A day after Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in Libya and Egypt, the Republican presidential nominee largely steered clear of discussing unrest in Egypt and the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.

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Afternoon Freeform
2:43 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Interview with Nels Cline

Thursday Afternoon Freeform host Scott Denton speaks with Nels Cline, veteran solo/collaborative musician, composer, and bandleader in free jazz, experimental and rock genres, as well as lead guitarist for Wilco (appearing at the Santa Fe Opera September 18th). 

Education
2:37 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Teacher Evaluation Dispute Echoes Beyond Chicago

One of the primary disputes in the Chicago Public Schools teachers' strike is over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to link teacher pay to student performance.
Robert Ray AP

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 9:19 pm

One of the primary issues at the heart of the the Chicago teachers' strike is whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and determine their pay. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing that approach, as are other officials around the nation.

But many teachers insist that it's inherently unfair to grade their teaching based on their students' learning.

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Music Reviews
2:18 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

ZZ Top: Taking The Blues Back To The Future

ZZ Top's new album, La Futura, is its first in nine years.
Ross Halfin

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 9:19 pm

Over the years, ZZ Top has stayed contemporary: dabbling in new wave, flirting with grunge and techno, making goofy music videos, even using a drum machine. But the band has never strayed too far from its classic amalgam of electric blues, garage rock and greasy grooves. On their new album, La Futura, the members sound like their old selves.

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It's All Politics
2:02 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Can A Republican Win A Senate Seat In Blue Hawaii?

Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle gives a victory speech in Honolulu after winning the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Aug. 11.
Marco Garcia AP

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 9:19 pm

Republican hopes of capturing the Senate in November rest on a handful of tossup races in states like Montana, Missouri and Virginia.

Surprisingly, some analysts also are putting Hawaii in the tossup column.

Hawaii is the bluest of blue states; it hasn't elected a Republican to the Senate since 1970. But with the retirement of 22-year incumbent Daniel Akaka, Republicans believe they have a chance.

And regardless of who wins, the state will have its first female senator come January.

In Hawaii, the language of politics is a little different.

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