Wed. 4/20 at 7pm: The Blues Show celebrates National Poetry Month with a spotlight on Willie Dixon, the "Poet Laureate of the Blues," who wrote more than 500 blues songs in his lifetime, recorded by many blues luminaries including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor, and many more.
Tune in to get a grasp on Dixon's songwriting repertoire. Hear him as both bass player and solo performer, as well as many other blues artists interpreting his lyrics, performing his songs.
Plus, music in honor of Earth Day and Mother Earth.
Wed. 4/20 at 830am: On Watersheds As Commons, we'll listen to voices of people who were born into Hispano culture of northern New Mexico, people whose points of view were shaped in large measure by the arid habitat of a homeland still held sacred by those whose ancestors tapped roots into the northern R?o Grande bioregion some twenty generations ago.
Albuquerque, NM – Tune in Thursday morning at 8 for the KUNM Call In Show. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel will host a conversation with New Mexico teachers. How are students doing? What challenges are they facing? How are teachers addressing students' needs? We'll be taking your calls and hearing stories from New Mexico classrooms- Thursday morning at 8 on the KUNM Call In Show.
Join the conversation- 505-277-5866, toll free 877-899-5866, or online by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico US Senator Tom Udall says cuts in the federal budget compromise reached late last week are, in his words, "pretty drastic". But the Democrat says the need to balance the budget is clear, with annual deficits now running at nearly 1 point 3 trillion dollars.
He notes that the compromise cuts 78 billion dollars from the president's current-year budget, the largest domestic spending cut in nearly 30 years. But Udall says he'll be taking a closer look at the cuts to determine their impact on New Mexico.
Fri. 4/29 & Sat. 4/30 at 7pm: We are very excited to bring you a live broadcast from the 2011 Gathering of Nations Powwow. Join Native America Calling's Harlan McKasoto and KUNM staff for four hours of music from the powwow drum group and dance competitions, as well as contemporary Native music from the festival's Stage 49.
This broadcast is a collaboration between KUNM, Southwest Stages and NV1.
Mon. 4/18 a 7pm: Roberta Rael interviews Dr. Estevan Rael Galvez, former Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, who was instrumental in creating the Institute for Creativity, Consciousness and Community, an artist and scholars in residence program. Dr. Galvez is now Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where he oversees 29 historic sites around the Nation.
Sun. 4/17 a 7pm: Don't miss this weeks KUNM Youth Radio!! We spent an exciting day at the 18th Annual Cesar Chavez March and Festival on April 2nd.
This week's show is going to feature conversations we had with Dolores Huerta, Rep. Martin Heinrich, Rep. Ben Lujan, Poet and performing artist Andrea Serrano from Cultura Fuerte, winner of the Dolores "si se puede" award Maclovia Sanchez de Zamora, and youth activist Crystal Zamora.
Sat. 4/16 at 7pm: On both the 16th & the 23rd, Ear to the Ground features the Albuquerque Rock Quartet Double Plow recorded live in Studio A, including songs from their new release "Where the Moon Always Shines."
Sat. 4/16 at noon: Susan Loubet talks with Liz Canner, director of Orgasm, Inc, a film that runs at the Guild Theater in Albuquerque, April 17-19th. Plus, an interview with Eve Espey, UNM professor of OB/Gyn, commenting on female sexual dysfunction and what they teach the doctors at UNM. Tune in for these, and many more intriguing interviews this Saturday on Women's Focus.