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's worn many sets of headphones at the station. Right now, she's KUNM's News Director.

As a graduate student in the Communication and Journalism MA program at UNM, Elaine worked at KUNM in the operations, programming, and news departments.  She's been the local anchor of NPR's Morning Edition, a reporter in the KUNM newsroom, and the host and producer of the KUNM Call In Show.  

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

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KUNM Local
5:38 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

Raise Taxes? What Do New Mexicans Think? Part 2

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Albuquerque, NM – In the second part of our series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks to New Mexicans about a proposal to reinstate the food tax.

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KUNM Local
5:35 pm
Tue January 19, 2010

Tax Increases? What Do New Mexicans Say?

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Albuquerque, NM – In the first of a three-part series, KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel speaks with New Mexicans about proposals to increase taxes in order to fill the state budget deficit.

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KUNM Local
4:17 pm
Wed December 23, 2009

Health Care Bill Close to Passing in the Senate

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Health Care Bill Close to Passing in the Senate

Albuquerque, NM – Elaine Baumgartel spoke with New Mexico U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman about the mood on Capitol Hill and some of the details of the bill. Bingaman says passage in the Senate is pretty much a done deal...

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KUNM Local
6:14 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

10th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival Gears Up

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Santa Fe Film Festival

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Santa Fe, NM – The 10th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival is underway this week in Santa Fe.

Operations Director Karen RedHawk Dallett says the economic downturn created unexpected challenges for the festival. She says organizers had to be particularly creative with limited resources.

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KUNM Local
3:27 pm
Fri November 20, 2009

New Mexico Business Weekly Update

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Every Friday we hear from writers at the New Mexico Business weekly. This week KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with reporter Dennis Domrzalski about the week's business news.

KUNM Local
3:19 pm
Thu November 19, 2009

New Mexico Independent

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Each week we hear from writers at the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with senior writer Trip Jennings about aid for states in the House health care bill and the possibility of a deposition for Governor Richardson about a bond default at the state housing authority.

KUNM Local
4:30 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

Latinas Meet to Discuss Health Care

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Latinas from across the country met today in Albuquerque at a town hall meeting to discuss the health care issues that affect them.

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KUNM Local
3:02 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Small Business Owner Goes to D.C. to Advocate for Healthcare Overhaul

Several small business owners from New Mexico are in Washington D.C. today along with over one hundred more from around the country. They've made the trip to show their support for health care overhaul legislation now under consideration in Congress.

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KUNM Local
2:02 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

Income Tax Data Unavailable

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When state lawmakers convene for a special session tomorrow in Santa Fe, they'll face the daunting task of dealing with a $650 million budget deficit. Many advocates are saying tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel wanted to find out how much the 2003 tax cuts actually cost the state and exactly which taxpayers have benefited the most.

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KUNM Local
4:19 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

State Miscalculates Graduation Rates

The state miscalculated high school graduation rates that were released last month.

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