Albuquerque, NM – The long awaited monsoon season has arrived in New Mexico and if you're wondering how much rain fell in your backyard, it just might be your neighbor who can help you out. Residents who track precipitation on their own can submit measurements to a national network that compiles data from across the country.
Laurel Morales – Four and a half million people will visit national parks this weekend. The fourth of July is, in fact, the most popular weekend of the year. But conservation groups are worried about the current state of the country's protected parks, beaches and landmarks.
As Laurel Morales of the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, they're asking the federal government to invest more to protect them.
Sun. 7/17 at 11am: It's impossible to predict the future, but humans can't help themselves. From the economy to the presidency to the Super Bowl, educated and intelligent people promise insight and repeatedly fail by wide margins. These mistakes and misses go unpunished, both publicly and in our brain, which has become trained to ignore the record of those who make them.
Sun. 7/17 at 7pm: Youth producer Lucia Martinez sits down with Cecilia Frescas as she describes her struggle to attain higher education as a student in the United States. These and more stores, this Sunday on Generation Justice.
More in this week's show:
KUNM All Things Considered Host and Reporter Sarah Gustavus recently produced a two-part series on immigration in our state. We will be sharing those two news pieces with you.
Sun. 7/17 at 6pm: A reprise of our Radio Theatre world-premiere collection of original five-minute radio plays by playwrights Algernon D'Ammassa, Lance Roger Axt, Frederick Greenhalgh, Evan Waters, and Butch D'Ambrosio.
Directed by Lance Roger Axt and Linda Lopez McAlister. Recorded before a live audience at The Filling Station in Albuquerque in June, 2009. With New Mexico actors Amy Baklini, Alexa Bauer, Hakim Bellamy, Clifton Chadwick, Jean Effron, Andrea Kepple, Joel Miller, and David Sinkus.
Sun. 7/16 at 7pm: Musician, songwriter, actor, and beloved father of a tribe of new talent, Loudon sat down with Art of the Song's John and Viv at the Moab Folk festival to talk about his life in the arts.
Loudon brings a rare perspective to the program having been a staff songwriter for the famed TV Show M*A*S*H, a series in which he also had a recurring role as The Singing Surgeon. Famous for his irreverence, Loudon leads the listener through his songs to many hilarious yet poignant conclusions.