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4:42 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

Marisa Demarco From Weekly Alibi Interviews Tera Chavez's Family

Albuquerque, NM – Valencia county investigators initially ruled her death a suicide, but Marisa Demarco from the Weekly Alibi spoke with Tera's family about their daughter and why they have never believed that she killed herself.

Marisa Demarco is the news director at the Weekly Alibi. You can find her full story about Tera Chavez - "She Lived Strong" at ALIBI.com.

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5:03 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

New Mexico Continues To Face Critical Fire Weather Conditions

Albuquerque, NM – Temperatures are warming up in New Mexico but monsoon rains are still far away, and that means conditions are ripe for more wildfires.

Many parts of the state are facing drought conditions. The rainfall in Albuquerque so far this year is about one and three quarters inches below the average.

Brent Wachter is a fire weather forecaster with the National Weather Service. He says people should pay attention to red flag warnings, which warn that fires could easily be started on accident.

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6:21 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Iraqi Refugees In Albuquerque

Khalid Rasheed at the Flying Star
Sarah Gustavus

Albuquerque, NM – There's been an increase in recent years in refugees resettled from Iraq. Differences in language and culture are obvious, but Iraqi refugees are distinct in many other ways.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus reports that many Iraqis are finding poverty in America a real shock.

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5:21 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

Iraqi Refugees Face Unique Challenges In New Mexico

Khalid Rasheed at the Flying Star
Sarah Gustavus

March 3, 2011 – If all the attention on the Middle East recently has you noticing more Arab influences and people in New Mexico, you're not mistaken. There has been an increase in recent years in refugees that are being resettled from Iraq in Albuquerque.

Differences in language and culture are obvious, but Iraqi refugees are distinct in other ways. Most didn't live in camps when they fled Iraq to neighboring countries. And many are finding poverty in America a real shock.

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12:55 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Activism + Art To Prevent Genocide

March 1, 2011 – Sarah Gustavus profiles One Million Bones. The multi-year, collaborative art project is based in New Mexico.

 

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9:12 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

New Mexico Journalist Speaks Out On Senate Resolution

February 25, 2011 – Journalist and blogger Heath Haussamen talks about a new Senate rule that puts new restrictions on people who want to take pictures and videos during committee hearings in the New Mexico legislature.

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5:59 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Business Report: Selling The State Supercomputer

February 25, 2011 – In this week's Business Report, Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly explains why the proposal to sell the state's supercomputer is controversial. Also, a trendy new block in Albuquerque's Nob Hill neighborhood.

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KUNM Local
3:06 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

KUNM Government Project: Middle Of The Session

February 16, 2011 – Reporter Gwyneth Doland with the KUNM Government Project and KNME-TV joins us to talk about the mood at the state capitol as lawmakers move into the second half of this year's legislative session.

Support for the KUNM Government Project comes from the McCune Foundation Santa Fe.

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KUNM Local
3:25 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

Business Report: Cold Weather Pushes Business Growth

February 11, 2011 – This week's Business Report on KUNM covers a local business that's getting a lot of calls after record-breaking cold temperatures in New Mexico. Also, Central New Mexico Community College is facing a big reduction in state funding. We hear how the business community is reacting to proposed cuts for CNM.

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KUNM Local
3:35 pm
Thu February 10, 2011

Immigration Gets Attention in Santa Fe

Albuquerque, NM – Immigration is a national issue, but the topic is getting some attention this week in Santa Fe.

Governor Susana Martinez issued an Executive Order last week that would let state police officers ask about immigration status when a person is arrested.

Today, immigration advocates held a rally to draw attention to how state officials are handling immigration.

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5:54 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Business Report: Why Your Next Restaurant Meal May Cost More

February 4, 2011 – In this week's Friday Business Report, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly sheds some light on rising food prices. Also, there's a new bank in New Mexico.

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3:15 pm
Fri February 4, 2011

Business Report: Food Prices On The Rise

February 4, 2011 – In this week's KUNM Business Report, Megan Kamerick joins us to talk about the newest bank in New Mexico and how rising commodity prices are putting pressure on Albuquerque restaurant owners.

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8:12 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Business Report: New Commerce Department?

January 28, 2011 – In this week's KUNM Business Report, Megan Kamerick from the New Mexico Business Weekly joins us to discuss two legislative proposals that local business leaders are watching closely.

 

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5:49 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Business Report: Tourism Industry Nervous About Potential Changes

January 28, 2011 – In this week's Friday Business Report, Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly, explains why tourism officials are nervous about potential budget cuts in this year's 60 day legislative session. Also, why some lawmakers want more oversight of the State Investment Council.

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8:26 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Early Childhood Advocates Ask For New Funding Source

Albuquerque, NM – A group of New Mexico advocates think they've found a way secure more money for early childhood education, without raising taxes or adding to the state budget. They'll ask lawmakers to dedicate a percentage of the interest from the state permanent fund to programs that serve children under the age of five. The permanent fund currently provides funding for K through 12 education from interest on investments of oil and gas royalties.

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8:17 pm
Mon January 24, 2011

Funding Early Childhood Education

January 24, 2011 – A campaign called Invest in Kinds Now kicked off at the state capitol today. Advocates propose using a percentage of royalties from oil and gas investments in the state permanent fund to support education for children under the age of 5.

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5:44 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Business Report: Studios and Mortgages

January 21, 2011 – In today's Friday Business Report on KUNM, Megan Kamerick of the New Mexico Business Weekly has the latest on the ABQ Studios bankruptcy. We also hear why mortgage officers are in high demand right now.

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KUNM Local
7:14 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Legacy Of Hippies

January 20, 2011 – In 1969, Price was a 23 year old graduate student at SUNY Buffalo when she got a grant to photograph communes in the Southwest. After taking photos in southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, she and her husband then decided to take it one step further and join the back to the land movement. They moved to a community called Libre in Colorado. Roberta Price Website

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8:24 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

Business Report: 2011 Economic Outlook

January 14, 2011 – Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly, joins us on All Things Considered to talk about coverage in today's paper.

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2:28 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

Representative Heinrich Responds To Arizona Shooting

Albuquerque, NM – First District Representative Martin Heinrich, says Representative Gabrielle Giffords is not only a friend but an inspiration in his own political career.

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KUNM Local
5:36 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Business Report: 2011 Economic Outlook

January 7, 2011 – The economy is still struggling, but there may be some potential bright spots for New Mexico businesses this year.

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6:22 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

BIZ: Holiday Shopping in NM

December 17, 2010 – KUNM speaks with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly. They also discuss the latest on a legal battle over the Downtown Action Team (DAT) in Albuquerque.

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6:18 pm
Fri December 17, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: Higher Education

The Roundhouse in Santa Fe
www.nmlegis.gov

December 17, 2010 – KUNM looks at what's at stake in possible higher education cuts during the upcoming legislative session.

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12:54 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

Albuquerque Dreamer

Albuquerque, NM – The DREAM Act is once again delayed in Congress.

The legislation would give young people who are undocumented, and were brought into the US as children, a chance to apply for legal residency.

Supporters say it's a way to give students who worked hard a chance to go to college, get a job or serve in the armed forces. Critics argue that it rewards families who knew they were breaking US immigration laws.

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KUNM Local
9:47 am
Tue December 14, 2010

2011 NM Legislative Preview: Ethics

Senator Linda M. Lopez (D) - Albuquerque
www.nmlegis.gov

Albuquerque, NM – A proposal to create a state ethics commission passed in the New Mexico House of Representatives last year but failed in the Senate. State Senator Linda Lopez plans to re-introduce the legislation in January, along with other ethics reforms.

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KUNM Local
11:03 am
Fri December 10, 2010

BIZ: Showdown Looming Over Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus checked in with Senior Reporter Megan Kamerick.

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3:40 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Last Chance To Comment On Higher Education

Albuquerque, NM – Higher Education Secretary, Dr. Viola Florez says one of the issues highlighted in a draft Master Plan for Higher Education is remediation.

Those are courses that help students catch up on knowledge they need to perform well in college-level courses.

New Mexico has 24 institutions of higher learning around the state.

A draft of the Master Plan for Higher Education is available on the New Mexico Department of Higher Education website.

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KUNM Local
5:29 pm
Fri October 8, 2010

BIZ: Federal Funding for Rural Development

Albuquerque, NM – In this week's Business Report, we'll hear why some solar businesses are busy and who's missing out on federal funding for rural development in New Mexico. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter for the New Mexico Business Weekly.

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KUNM Local
5:59 pm
Thu October 7, 2010

NMI: Political Polls

Matt Reichbach

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Independent

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4:49 pm
Fri October 1, 2010

Richardson Legacy: A Tale Of Two Terms

Bill Richardson
newmexico.watchdog.org

Albuquerque, NM – Of all of the issues Governor Bill Richardson has dealt with over the past seven and a half years, there's one that stands out for its potential impact on the largest number of New Mexicans. In this last report in a series on Richardson's legacy as he prepares to leave office, KUNM's Jim Williams takes a look at how education has fared under the Democrat's leadership.

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