Deborah Begel

Santa Fe, NM – Small literary presses in the U.S. are often defined as those that earn under fifty million dollars and publish fewer than ten titles a year. They also tend fill niches that larger publishers don't want.

Enter Northern New Mexico's Tres Chicas Books, which fills a regional niche. We looked at how this small press keeps going.

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Albuquerque, NM – One of them is a Navajo man from Shiprock. KUNM's Deborah Begel has more.

Santa Fe, NM – Forty-three years ago this month, James Earl Ray gunned down civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior in Memphis, Tennessee.

Santa Fe writer Hampton Sides, who grew up in Memphis, followed Ray's trail both before and after the assassination to write about this murky character. Deborah Begel sat down with Sides to talk about "Hellhound on His Trail," which has just been published in paperback.

Deborah Begel

Santa Fe, NM – Pulitzer Prize winning writer and artist N. Scott Momaday gave a reading recently at St. John's college in Santa Fe. KUNM's Deborah Begel was there and found that, at 76 years old, Momaday continues to explore new avenues of expression.