Kathleen Sabo


KUNM Call In Show
5:39 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Do Teacher Evals Make The Grade?

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 7/10 8a: Recent evaluations have left some teachers with more questions than answers. How were results determined and what do they mean for careers and salaries? Do teacher evaluations help or hinder teaching efforts, students and communities?

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KUNM Call In Show
10:35 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Fireproofing Our Forests

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Can we make our forests fireproof? Do we want to? Recent large, devastating fires in New Mexico have swept away livelihoods, and threatened and destroyed watersheds and animal habitats. The U.S. Forest Service has undertaken projects to thin forests through prescribed burns and the removal of hazardous fuels...but to what effect?  We'll talk with residents, activists, the Forest Service - and YOU! - about how - and if - the needs and desires of stakeholders (human and animal) can be balanced in this time of drought and high fire danger.

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KUNM Call In Show
11:51 am
Tue May 27, 2014

June 3 Primary Elections: Have You Decided?

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KUNM Call In Show 5/29 8a: 

New Mexico's primary election is next Tuesday, June 3. The most high profile race is for a face-off against incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martinez. It pits 5 Democrats against one another, but there is plenty of intrigue across the ballot. 

How have you decided amongst the candidates... or have you? Are you an Independent who wishes you could vote in the primary?

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Public Affairs
5:25 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

5th Annual Safari Run For Healthcare In Kenya

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 5/15 8a: On Sunday May 18th, hundreds of people will participate in Albuquerque's 5th Annual Safari Run to raise funds for Global Health Partnerships (GHP).

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KUNM Call In Show
6:56 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Sexual Assault On NM College Campuses

From a rape awareness event in 2013.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 5/8 8a: The federal government is now inquiring into the handling of sexual assault cases on 55 college campuses across the country. No New Mexico schools appear on the recently-released list of schools under investigation, but the University of New Mexico, for one, has been proactive in setting up programs related to sexual assault prevention and support for survivors of assault.  

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KUNM Call In Show
4:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Net Neutrality And You!

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 5/1 8a: Do you enjoy the internet as we now know it?  How might the Federal Communication Commission's proposed rule changes regarding net neutrality - the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites - affect you personally or in your business or profession? Or change the way you experience the internet?  

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KUNM Call In Show
1:41 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

The DOJ Report Is Out, What Now APD?

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/24 8a: In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice's findings that the Albuquerque Police Department violated the constitutional rights of citizens with excessive use of force, an officer shot and killed another person this week. 

That makes two dozen people killed by police officers in Albuquerque since 2010. 

What should APD be doing immediately to address the issues outlined in the DOJ report? And what will the roll out of a plan for reform look like? 

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KUNM Call-In Show
1:20 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Albuquerque Police Department out of step with community?

  KUNM Call In Show Thu. 4/3 8a:  As Albuquerque makes national news for a series of police shootings and vigorous citizen protests, we take a look at what has shaped the interactions between citizens and the Albuquerque Police Department (APD).  What has been recommended to improve interactions and curb the use of deadly force…what has been done and has not been done, and what can we now do?  


Jeff Proctor, KRQE

Peter Simonson, ACLU

Alan Wagman, Police Oversight Task Force

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KUNM Call In Show
9:36 am
Wed March 12, 2014

New Mexico Children In Crisis

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 3/13 8a: New Mexico is perpetually at or near the bottom of state child well-being rankings. New Mexico's children are and have been at risk for abuse, poverty, hunger, and other issues that affect their ability to learn, grow, and be health.  

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KUNM Call In Show
4:40 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Radiation Leak At WIPP

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 3/6 8a: Over a dozen employees at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad recently tested positive for radiation after sensors detected a radiation leak deep underground. We'll take your questions about the WIPP radiation leak and find out more about the health of the workers who were exposed.

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show!


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KUNM Call In Show
5:31 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

2014 Legislative Preview: What's On Deck?

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 1/16 8a: New Mexico’s annual legislative session begins on January 21st.  Thirty-day sessions such as this one are mandated to handle the state’s budget matters.  

But what can we really expect to be debated and passed with talk of driver’s licenses, education issues, indigent health care funding, the behavioral health care system and the economy and jobs circulating and potentially appearing before lawmakers?  

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KUNM Call In Show
7:40 am
Wed January 8, 2014

New Mexico News To Watch For In 2014

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 1/9 8a: What are the news stories you're most interested in hearing about this year? Are there issues you're watching? We'll hear from New Mexico journalists about what they will be covering this year.

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show.  


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KUNM Call In Show
1:00 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

New Mexico Holiday Food Traditions (RECIPE)

Posole with red chile.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 12/19 8a: Are you a classically-trained chef, experimenting with and enlarging upon traditional New Mexican recipes? Or maybe you have embraced living off the land, growing and cooking in traditional, family ways? You'll have something to say about New Mexico's rich traditions of holiday foods and cooking!  We'll take your calls as we explore New Mexico holiday foods- how we prepare, cherish and use them to create enduring holiday tastes and memories. 

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KUNM Call-In Show
4:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Finding Common Ground On Guns

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KUNM Call-In Show Thu. 12/12: The topic of guns has long been a controversial issue. Advocates for gun control say there needs to be more restrictions for gun sales while advocates for gun rights say more restrictions go against the constitution. 

With the the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this week, we'll be discussing how to find common ground in the discussion of guns.

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Call-In Show
3:33 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

The Promise And Needs Of A Growing Rio Rancho

City Hall, Rio Rancho, NM.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 12/5 8a: The City of Rio Rancho experienced an 80 per cent increase in its population from the year 2000 to 2013. Neighbor to the state's largest city, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho continues to grow and has blossomed into New Mexico's third-largest city.  

We'll take a close look at the rapid growth - has the city been able to meet the challenges of providing essential services and health care, protecting the environment and creating jobs?

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Public Affairs
6:17 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Teacher Evals And The Common Core: Do They Work?

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  KUNM Call In Show Thu. 11/21 8a: KUNM marks "American Education Week" (November 18-22, 2013) with a program devoted to the current issues surrounding the implementation of the NMTeach system by the NM Public Education Department (PED).  

Join us as we examine newly implemented initiatives related to teacher evaluations and testing requirements under the Common Core Standards Initiative.  

Are the changes beneficial for our students and teachers?  We'll look forward to hearing from you!  

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KUNM Call In Show
10:50 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Word Power: Poet Laureates Hakim Bellamy and Valerie Martinez

Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque's 1st Poet Laureate.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 11/14 8a: Can mere words connect us?  Unite and celebrate us in all our bubbling diversity?  Albuquerque's inaugural poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy, and Santa Fe's second poet laureate, Valerie Martinez will look back at their tenure and experiences in their positions.  Don McIver, member of Albuquerque's Poet Laureate Organizing Committee, will also be in studio to talk about the program's goals and what's coming up for the program in the future.

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KUNM Call In Show
6:13 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Blending Traditions

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KUNM Call In Show Thu 10/31 8a: A time of remembrance.  A scary time.  A solemn time.  A joyful time.  All of the above?

Whether we observe or celebrate Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, or a mix of all, this time of year brings an opportunity to share in communal rituals that remind, unite and excite.  Join us as we look at the evolution and blending of traditions in New Mexico and beyond.  

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KUNM Call In Show
1:58 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

In Depth With U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D) discussing management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee business meeting on June 18, 2013.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu 10/24 8a: With the government shutdown behind us, how can New Mexico move forward in ways that will strengthen the economy and provide opportunities and well-being for citizens?  

We'll talk with U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich about his thoughts and actions in support of growing the middle class, college affordability and a federal minimum wage.  We'll also discuss how immigration reform and a focus on energy efficiency can benefit New Mexicans.  

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Public Affairs
5:58 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

What Does The Federal Government Shutdown Mean For New Mexico?

KUNM Call In Show 10/3 8a: The federal government has shut down after lawmakers failed to agree on a budget. We took calls this week on what the shutdown means for New Mexico.

Michael Coleman of the Albuquerque Journal Washington Bureau describes the scene in Washington, D.C., during and after the government shutdown. 

Rob Nikolewski, journalist from Newmexico.Watchdog.org, talks about how the federal shutdown is affecting New Mexicans.

Coleman discusses how long we can expect the shutdown to go on.

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KUNM Call In Show
2:59 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

When It Rains It Pours: Record Rainfall And Drought In New Mexico

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KUNM Call In Show 9/19 8a: Does record rainfall over one week's time make up for years of extreme drought? How did drought conditions impact the behavior of flooding? And what does this whopper series of a storms mean for rivers and streams and people who live near them in New Mexico?

We'll hear from reporters and state officials and we'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, Tweet to @KUNMNews, or call in live during the show. 


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KUNM Call In Show
1:27 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Can Albuquerque Build A Better Bosque?

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KUNM Call In Show 9/12 8a: Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has proposed developing the bosque along the Rio Grande- some people are happy and excited, others are mounting an opposition. What do you think? 

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show. 


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KUNM Call In Show
11:25 am
Wed September 4, 2013

What To Do About Syria?

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KUNM Call In Show 9/5 8a: Should the US intervene in Syria after that country's military is accused of using chemical weapons on Syrian civilians? We'll hear from activists and political science scholars on the ongoing crisis and what options are available.

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show. 


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KUNM Call In Show
2:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

The Challenges of Language Diversity in New Mexico

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  KUNM Call In Show 8/22 8a: New Mexico has been in the news recently as a result of language diversity issues and events. 

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KUNM Call In Show
4:21 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Abortion Debate Flares Up In Albuquerque

  KUNM Call In Show 8/15 8a: Following closely in the footsteps of Texas, Albuquerque has become the latest abortion battleground in our nation.  

While the Albuquerque City Clerk verifies signatures on the first of its kind abortion ban ballot initiative to be introduced at a municipal level, coalitions are being formed on both sides of the issue, protests have been held, and rallies are being scheduled.  

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KUNM Call In Show
6:02 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Talking About Race + EXTRAS

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KUNM Call In Show 7/25 8a: As the waves of reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict continue to wash over the nation, we'll take a look at how we think about race... and how we don't think about race. What are conscious behaviors and what are perhaps not-so-conscious behaviors? 

So after the live show was over, several guests stuck around, there was still so much to talk about. So consider this part 2 of the show, sans callers. 


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KUNM Call In Show
6:57 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Living With Bears

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KUNM Call In Show 7/11 8a: Bears are walking into urban backyards, leading police on foothills neighborhood chases and even wandering close to the Santa Fe Plaza.  And it's because of the drought.

How can we live with bears? How can we avoid living to closely with them?  And do what they mean within our food chain and our psyche?

Host: Kathleen Sabo


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KUNM Call In Show
1:59 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Are You Willing To Give Up Online Privacy For Security?

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On the KUNM Call In Show this week, guests discussed what privacy is worth and expressed concerns about NSA activities and the increase in use of drones for government and commercial surveillance. 

Peter Simonson, Executive Director of the ACLU-NM gave this stark description of what invasion of privacy might look like on an everyday basis. 


Former Taos Police Chief Rick Anglada pointed out that the balance between privacy and security is not a simple or comfortable thing to achieve.

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Local News
4:55 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Will NM's Fair Pay For Women Act Solve The State's Gender Pay Gap?

KUNM Call In Show 6/13 8a: this year Governor Susana Martinez signed the Fair Pay For Women Act into law and it goes into effect on Friday. The mostly bipartisan legislative effort will make it easier for women claiming pay discrimination to get into court.  But will the law lead to equal pay for women in a state that has been near the bottom in pay equity?  How will the law affect small businesses, corporations and the women it was designed to assist?  We’ll hear from the legislation’s sponsor, proponents and those who may be affected most. And we'd like to hear from you!

Public Affairs
6:12 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

How Can We Prevent More Power Line Sparked Wildfires?

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KUNM Call In Show 6/6 8a: The 2013 wildfire season is in full swing in New Mexico. Drought is extreme across much of the state and two fires sparked by downed power lines are still growing in the Santa Fe National Forest. We'll have updates on the Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge fires, and take a look at what utility companies are doing to prevent power lines from starting more fires.  

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show. 

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866-899-5866 (toll-free)

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