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Chris Boros

All Things Considered Host

Chris Boros has worked in public radio for over 15 years as a technical director, music programmer, on-air host, and production guy.   As a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Radio/TV production, he’s also produced national stories for NPR's All Things Considered. His biggest claim to fame was hosting and producing his Top 40 cassette tape when he was seven years old.  In his spare time, he plays with his dog BumbleBee, listens to prog rock, and watches horrible b-movies.

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Every person who immigrates to the United States has a story and Larry Smith has been asking people to share their stories in just six words. The newest of his Six Word Memoirs series is called Fresh Off The Boat, Stories of Immigration, Identity and Coming to America. He spoke with KUNM's Chris Boros.

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A robotics team from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque won first place in the national Swarmathon robotics competition at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. Their research could lead to technology which will help astronauts when exploring the Moon or Mars. 

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The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s administration last week targeting a plan to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The group is calling for the federal government to investigate the wall’s environmental impacts. 

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After thousands protested for months on the North Dakota prairie, the Dakota Access Pipeline is moving forward under President Trump.  But the battle over this controversial project continues in court.

A new documentary looks at multiple instances of tribal resistance to energy development called Beyond Standing Rock.  It's produced by Inside Energy, a public media project focused on America's energy issues. 

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President Trump’s administration this month began publishing a weekly report of local and state law enforcement agencies that have refused to detain people so that federal agents can determine their legal status.

But a federal judge in New Mexico recently approved a settlement that prohibits the San Juan County jail from doing just that - holding inmates past their release date at the request of federal agents.

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President Donald Trump’s administration is sparring with the national news media lately, but those tensions have been growing in New Mexico for quite a while. It’s been over three years since Santa Fe’s alternative weekly newspaper sued Gov. Susana Martinez over press freedom and the public’s right to know. 

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Gov. Susana Martinez lobbied top Democrats to approve a bill that would have created an exception to regulations about leases for state offices. Now some Democrats are calling for an investigation of what they call pay-to-play.  

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Last week, an Albuquerque church offered sanctuary to an Albuquerque grandmother under threat of deportation.  Her name is Emma – she’s originally from Honduras and she’s been living in the U.S. for 25 years.  The Albuquerque church is one of over a dozen churches in the nation to provide sanctuary to an immigrant.  

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Prosecutor Won't Retry Albuquerque Police Shooting CaseThe Associated Press

A newly installed district attorney in New Mexico says he will not retry two former Albuquerque police officers charged in the fatal shooting of a homeless camper.

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As President of the University of New Mexico from 1948-1968, Thomas L. Popejoy understood the value of the performing arts and having a proper hall to house them. He also understood the obstacles in getting such a hall built.

Santa Fe City Council To Vote On Immigrant Resolution – The Associated Press

The Santa Fe City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution that would affirm the city's immigrant-friendly policies without using the word "sanctuary."

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When you think of children's television programming, PBS probably comes to mind first.  From Sesame Street to the glory days of The Electric Company, PBS has been a stable for children's educational programming for decades.  

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Hummingbirds can fly backwards, upside-down, and float in mid-air. The PBS series Nature explores these little creatures in the first episode of their 35th season which airs on New Mexico PBS.  

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Contemporary dance will be explored in Albuquerque at VSA North Fourth Theater as the Duke City's Shift Dance presents their first national contemporary dance festival September 29 through October 1, 2016. The event features a brand new commissioned piece by local choreographer and educator Donna Jewell, Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico.  

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The traditional folk music of New Mexico has been celebrated for the past 16 years at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe with Nuestra Música, a concert celebrating the music traditions of the state.

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For centuries New Mexico has served as an inspiration to artists from all over the world. The New Mexico PBS/KNME original production New Mexico Masterpieces features some of the Land of Enchantment’s most enduring, pivotal, provocative, and beautiful artworks.  

KUNM's Chris Boros spoke with KNME Executive Producer Michael Kamins about the film.

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Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped North America.  This month, NOVA presents Making North America,  a three-billion-year biography of our continent in a new three-hour series that premieres Wednesday, November 4, 2015, on New Mexico PBS KNME.  

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Antiques Roadshow rolled through Albuquerque in July last year for PBS.   Three episodes filmed in the Duke City air on September 28 and October 5 and 12 on New Mexico PBS/KNME Channel 5.   The show features antique experts who appraise items for people who are hoping to hit the jackpot.  

Marsha Bemko is the executive producer of the program.  She spoke with KUNM's Chris Boros about the episodes filmed in New Mexico. 

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Santa Fe and Taos have art scenes with worldwide reputations, but New Mexico’s largest city isn’t quite as widely recognized. But there is a deep history here in Albuquerque and this week New Mexico PBS KNME premiers a documentary exploring the work of Albuquerque painters.

KUNM's Chris Boros spoke with KNME Executive Producer Michael Kamins about Painting Albuquerque, which airs at 7p on Monday, June 1st.

Legislature 2015: What Bills Didn't Pass?

Mar 23, 2015
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KUNM's Chris Boros chatted with Gwyneth Doland about bills that did not pass at the state legislature this session. It's part of our People, Power and Democracy reporting project. Our partners are New Mexico In Depth, New Mexico PBS and the UNM Communication and Journalism Department. 

KUNM: We heard from you this morning about some of the bills that passed and are awaiting the governor's signature. But that was only a couple hundred bills. And there are many, many more that did not make it.

The photograph "Migrant Mother" is one of the most recognized and captivating images in the world. The image has represented the suffering of America's Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and impressive body of work of the woman behind the camera: Dorothea Lange.  

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Public television’s Antiques Roadshow visits the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday as part of an eight-city summer tour. The show appraises antiques from locals who are hoping to cash in on their prized possessions. 

KUNM's Chris Boros spoke with Marsha Bemko, the show’s Executive Producer.  She says the show has visited New Mexico on multiple occasions. Antiques Roadshow is taping three episodes in Albuquerque for broadcast next year.