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.  

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Local News
10:07 am
Mon November 7, 2011

Biz Report: New Mexico’s Image Problem and Native American Tax Servicers

Courtesy of Creative Commons via www.wn.com

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.

 

KUNM Call-In Show
2:17 pm
Mon October 31, 2011

Reproductive Health Care and Sex Ed. for Young Women in New Mexico

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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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Biz Report
9:23 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Biz Report: Small Business Incubators and Venture Capitalists

Photo via www.flickr.com by Cayusa

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. 

 

 

Local News
10:50 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Biz Report: National Monuments and Interships

Photo by Stratosphere via www.wikemedia.com

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.

Local News
7:27 am
Fri October 21, 2011

NPR Dopplegangers

Check out KRCC's NPR Dopplegangers Video

Entertainment
10:44 am
Tue October 18, 2011

'Wild Thing' on KUNM during NPR's Morning Edition Starring Elaine Baumgartel and Linda Rodeck

Photo: digitalcitizen.ca

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!  

 

Public Affairs
4:42 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Biz Report: Staying in NM and Solar Industry Woes

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

KUNM Call-In Show
11:31 am
Mon October 17, 2011

What Makes A Successful Protest Movement?

Camp Coyote on the UNM Campus in Albuquerque. Protesters' permit was not extended by UNM's Administration this week and 30 protesters were arrested Tuesday night for failing to leave the location.
Photo: Bradford Beck

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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Public Affairs
9:38 am
Mon October 17, 2011

How Can Small Businesses Create Jobs?

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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

Local News
7:14 am
Mon October 17, 2011

NPR: Foster the People

Check out this Morning Edition story on Foster the People.

Local News
3:12 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Biz Report: Staying in NM and Solar Industry Woes

Solar panels.
Photo by Andreas Demmelbauer courtesy of Creative Commons

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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Local News
11:55 am
Thu October 13, 2011

New Urban Wildlife Refuge in Albuquerque’s South Valley

The Rio Grande near Albuquerque.
OpenThreads via Flickr

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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Local News
10:09 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Biz Report: Water, Water Everywhere

Photo by Darkpatator courtesy of Creative Commons

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.

 

 

Local News
9:54 am
Mon October 10, 2011

ProPublica Finds Fed Loan Modification Program Oversight Ineffectual

Photo via www.hellobeautiful.com

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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Public Affairs
8:52 am
Mon October 10, 2011

Who Cares About Conservation?

Photo by Wolfgang Staudt http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en

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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KUNM Local
10:17 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Biz Report: Non-Emergency ER Patients and SF Brewing Co's Success

Photo via www.multiamerican.scpr.org

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

Public Affairs
2:00 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Foreclosures

KentBrumm.com

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.

    

KUNM Local
9:39 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Biz Report: Drone and Kid’s Clothing Manufacturing

Photo via www.team-ewan.com

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.

Public Affairs
11:55 am
Thu September 22, 2011

New Mexico Redistricting

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.

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KUNM Local
9:32 am
Thu September 22, 2011

New Chair of African American Chamber of Commerce of NM on Building Black Owned Businesses

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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KUNM Local
7:28 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

Banned and Challenged Books Highlighted During Banned Book Week

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For the 30th year, libraries across the country next week are highlighting books that some people have wanted removed from the shelves. Banned Books Week is promoted by the American Libraries Association as an opportunity to celebrate the First Amendment and freedom of speech and the press. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel has more.

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KUNM Local
7:42 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Democrats Prioritizing Redistricting Over Gov's Proposals

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Lawmakers are into their third week of the special session on redistricting at the state Capitol. KUNM's Marjorie Childress is covering the action in Santa Fe. She joined me to discuss why Democrats are not yet working on the agenda items that were added by Republican Governor Susana Martinez. Instead they're focusing on redistricting. Marjorie Childress reports for KUNM. She is also the Editor of the New Mexico online news and views website, El Grito.

New Mexico State Legislature Webcasts

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Public Affairs
11:19 am
Sat September 17, 2011

Birthing Options in New Mexico

Fri. 9/23 at 8am: The birth experience can impact new moms and families in many ways, and there are benefits to birthing at home or in a birth center. What are the differences? What are the benefits? We'll discuss birthing options for women, including home birth, an out of hospital birth center, and a hospital birth center.

Host Giovanna Rossi interviews Abigail Eaves of Dar A Luz Birth Center, Annette Lindeman of Lovelace Women's Hospital, and two home birth midwives: Nandi Hill and Terry Simmons.

More info, including links to New Mexico birthing resources.

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KUNM Local
6:50 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Biz Report: Film Industry Numbers Down, Rio Grande Levees in Bad Shape

Photo via www.digitalfilmtree.com

Every Friday, 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.
 

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KUNM Local
5:59 pm
Thu September 15, 2011

Small Business Owners in NM Hesitant to Hire

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KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with the director of an organization that assists business owners with starting and running small businesses about creating jobs.

Listen to the KUNM Call In Show

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KUNM Local
5:38 pm
Tue September 13, 2011

Groups to Hold Public Forum on Trapping

Photo via www.cameratrapcodger.blogspot.com

Conservation groups are hosting a public forum in Albuquerque Wednesday to discuss trapping of fur-bearing animals on New Mexico public lands. The state Game Commission in July lifted a ban on trapping in southwestern parts of the state where the endangered Mexican grey wolf has been reintroduced.

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KUNM Local
3:58 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Biz Report: Impact of 9-11 on Travel

Photo via www.backpackingmatt.com

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

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Entertainment
2:24 pm
Sun September 4, 2011

RadioLab: (So-called) Life

DNA strand
wikimedia.org

Sun. 9/11 at 11am: What is "natural" in a world where biology and engineering intersect? Biotechnology is making it easier and easier to create new forms of life, but what are the consequences when humans play with life? We travel back to the first billion years of life on Earth, take a look at how modern engineers tinker with living things, and meet a woman who could have been two people.

More info at RadioLab

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KUNM Local
4:59 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Biz Report: Smart Grids and Social Enterprises

Photo via www.treehugger.com

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

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Public Affairs
12:35 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

Zozobra!

Zozobra
Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe Smithsonian Magazine

Thurs. 9/8 at 8am: What are your childhood memories of Zozobra? Were you afraid of Old Man Gloom? Or did you yell and scream with the crowd while sitting on your mom or dad's shoulders?

Share your experiences of Zozobra by calling 277-KUNM or toll-free 1-877-899-5866. You can also email the show at callinshow@kunm.org.

More about the burning of Zozobra

 

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