Elaine Baumgartel

News Director

Elaine volunteered to answer phones during a KUNM pledge drive in 2003 and she's been unable to drag herself away from public radio ever since.  And why would she want to?  She wore many sets of headphones at the station before becoming KUNM's News Director - local anchor of NPR's Morning Edition, reporter in the KUNM newsroom, and host and producer of the KUNM Call In Show.  

As a graduate student in the Communication and Journalism MA program at UNM, Elaine completed her thesis project on the West Mesa murders and coverage of violence against women in the media.

In her spare time, Elaine likes to garden and work with ceramics in addition to spending time with her family.  

Ways To Connect

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KUNM’s Gwyneth Doland stopped by Friday to give us an update on what’s happening at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.  She’s been covering the 30-day session for NMpolitics.net and KNME TV.  Doland spoke to KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel.

Thu. 2/2 8a: As a community do we value the ability to speak multiple languages?  What are the benefits and challenges of dual language education programs?  And exactly who are we talking about when we say English Language Learners?  This week on the KUNM Call In Show we had a conversation about dual language education in New Mexico. 

Thu. 1/12 8a: The mind/body connection, it's all the rage these days with yoga and meditation practices becoming more and more mainstream.  So what are medical researchers discovering about the chemistry of the mind/body relationship?  This week on the KUNM Call-In Show we heard from doctors who work with the terminally and mentally ill, exploring strategies that treat the mind and the body.

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Thu. 1/5 8a: It's no secret that the way to maintain a healthy weight involves healthy eating habits and regular exercise.   So what makes keeping that New Year's resolution to drop a few pounds so difficult?  On the KUNM Call-In Show January 5th, we'll discuss the impediments to healthy weight loss and strategies for healthy eating.  

Thu. 12/15 8a: What has been the impact of the Bush family on the history of the U.S.?  And what is the state of journalism today, with newspapers struggling to survive and bloggers becoming journalists?  This week on the KUNM Call-In Show, we spent the hour speaking with the award winning investigative journalist Russ Baker.  

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Thu. 12/8 8a: Where is the line between telling a raunchy joke and sexually harassing a co-worker?  How do you know if behavior that makes you uncomfortable at work is sexual harassment?  This week on the KUNM Call In Show we discuss the issue of sexual harassment- the legalities and the larger cultural context.  

Thu. 12/1 8a: What do you see when you see someone with a disability?  Are you disabled and do people see you or treat you differently as a result?  This week on the KUNM Call In Show a discussion the visibility of disability.  Questions or comments? Email callinshow@kunm.org.

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Each week we catch up with business news from around the sate. This week KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly.

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Thu. 10/17 8a: Do the holidays stress you out?  Do you eat or drink too much?  Feel some dread about family events?  Do you forget to take some down time to yourself?  This week on the KUNM Call-In Show we'll talk about ways to reduce stress during the holiday season.  

Thu. 11/10 8a: What should the top priorities be for the next generation of farmers and ranchers?  What are these young people doing to manage land and water resources?  

We'll hear from presenters at the Quivira Coalition's annual conference and from local youth leaders on the KUNM Call-In Show this week.  

 

Guests:

  • Boe Lopez: Young Cattlemen's Leadership Committee, NM Cattlegrower's Association                                        
  • Bryce AndrewsClark Fork Coalition, Missoula, Montana                                                                                           
  • Sarahlee Lawrence: Rainshadow Organics, Terrebonne, Oregon

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Each week we catch up with business news from around the state.  This week KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly.

 

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Thu. 11/3 8a: What are the biggest problems facing young women you know in New Mexico?   Education?  Jobs?  What about access to sex education and reproductive healthcare?  This week on the KUNM Call In Show we discussed sex education and reproductive justice  for young women in New Mexico.  

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Each week we take a look at business news from around the state.  KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly. 

 

 

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Each week we catch up on business news from around the state. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly.

NPR Dopplegangers

Oct 21, 2011

Check out KRCC's NPR Dopplegangers Video

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We really try to keep the pledge drive interesting!  We're celebrating our 45th anniversary at KUNM this year and KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel (news) and Linda Rodeck (underwriting) jammed on Morning Edition Tuesday to hits from 1966, KUNM's first year on the air.   Maybe that will encourage you to pledge your support to New Mexico's Community Powered Public Radio!  

 

Each week we take a look at business news from around the state.  As she often does, KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly

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Thur. 10/27 8a: We'll continue our conversation on protest movements and Occupy Wall Street this week on the KUNM Call-In Show.  

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Thur. 9/15 8a: How Can Small Businesses Create Jobs? 

Guests:

Marie Lapina, Medical Practice Solutions

 

Emily Gillette, Chef Link Commercial Kitchen Supply

Dave mead, Array Technologies Incorporated

Check out this Morning Edition story on Foster the People.

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A New Mexico company rejects tax incentives to leave the state and the solar industry takes a hit in the international market. 

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One of the largest tracts of undeveloped land in Albuquerque’s South Valley is set to become a National Wildlife Refuge, one of few to be located in an urban area.  

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Each week we take a look at business news from around the state.  KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel checked in with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly.

 

 

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As part of a program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, the federal government created a program to subsidize loan modifications by lenders. The Home Affordability Modification Program is funded by tax-payer dollars, but a new report from the non-profit journalism organization ProPublica says government oversight for the program has been ineffectual and weak.

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Did you miss the KUNM Call-In Show this week on attitudes about conservation?  You can stream it online now!  Recent polls show some surprising results about the perspectives of Hispanic/Latinos in New Mexico and young people.  You can email callinshow@kunm.org with your comments.

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Each week we take a look at business news from around the state. This week, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Dennis Domrzalski.

Foreclosures

Oct 6, 2011
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Thurs. 10/6 at 8am: Are you having trouble paying your mortgage?  Do you have friends or family who have lost their homes to foreclosure?  What does the recent increase in foreclosures mean for New Mexico?

On the KUNM Call In Show this week we'll discuss foreclosures and what some organizations are doing to slow the trend.  We'd like to hear from you!  You can send us an email at callinshow@kunm.org, or call in live during the show: 277-KUNM or toll-free 1-877-899-5866.

    

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Each week we take a look at business news from around the state.  KUNM’s Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the New Mexico Business Weekly.

Thu. 9/29 at 8am: Who should draw voting district maps? Courts? Lawmakers? Citizens? This week on the KUNM Call In Show we'll discuss redistricting, what did and didn't happen in the special session, and what's next for voting districts in New Mexico.

Who should draw voting district maps? Courts? Lawmakers? Citizens? This week on the KUNM Call In Show we'll discuss redistricting, what did and didn't happen in the special session, and what's next for voting districts in New Mexico.

The wealth gap between white, Black, and Hispanic households in the US is getting bigger. According to a recent report by the US Census Bureau and the Pew Foundation, white households have 20 times the wealth of Black households and 18 times the wealth of Hispanic households.

Lawmakers in Washington D.C. are meeting this week to address this growing wealth inequality and here in Albuquerque leaders in the African American community are working to support black owned businesses and entrepreneurs. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel has more.

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