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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.

Matt Reichbach

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Independent

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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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Albuquerque, NM – KUNM asked journalists, policy analysts and state government watchers to comment on just four of the big issues that might play a role in Governor Bill Richardson's legacy after he leaves office. Richardson is term limited and will end his second term in January. Sarah Gustavus looked at how recent scandals have influenced how people think about state government.

Hank Hughes interview.

Albuquerque, NM – The two counties with the greatest number of people in New Mexico are also the most difficult for families to find affordable housing.

The New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness released a report on Wednesday, September 29, that ranked legislative districts in Santa Fe and Bernalillo counties as the least affordable in the state.

Bay Stevens

Abluquerque, NM – Bay Stevens wants New Mexicans to start a new conversation about identity and assimilation.

She says there are many different kinds of stories about how people feel about their own evolving American identity. Stevens says her interest in this question started with her own experience in the 1960s.

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Albuquerque, NM – The KUNM newsroom checked in with policy analysts, journalists and experts about four issues that may eventually become part of Governor Bill Richardson's legacy after two terms at the state's highest elected official. KUNM's Sarah Gustavus has this look at some of the biggest stories related to the environment and energy in the past eight years.

Diane Denish

Hire an American

Sep 27, 2010

Jeff Bingaman

Albuquerque, NM – Democrats in the US Senate have a new idea for improving the nation's economy--hire an American.

A vote on the legislation, called the Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act, could happen as early as Tuesday, September 28.

The proposal includes incentives, like a payroll tax break, for US companies to hire Americans to do jobs that have moved overseas in recent years.

Downtown at 700 2nd

Jul 1, 2010
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July 1, 2010 – A new housing development in downtown Albuquerque is a partnership that aims to provide a stylish place to live that's also affordable to some of the most vulnerable city residents. We took tour of Downtown at 700 2nd during All Things Considered on KUNM.

July 1, 2010 – Border guards, border fence border patrol. All phrases we hear regularly in the news. Author Luis Alberto Urrea says the border represents much more than a division between two countries. He's the author of several books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. His book, "The Devil's Highway," was nominated for Pulitzer Prize.

June 23, 2010 – Politics is a brutal business these days. An energy bill is held up in Congress and it's not clear if immigration reform will be considered anytime soon. Most of the state primaries are behind us and the midterm elections just a few months away. Republicans and Democrats are hunkering down in their political trenches. But one local group says wait maybe you don't have to!

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico author Nancy King has a new book out. It's called the Stones Speak and it's actually a set of three stories woven together.

King is also a storyteller and teacher. She sat down with KUNM's Sarah Gustavus recently to talk about the book and how real life compares to fiction.

King will present a workshop this Saturday the 17th with the New Mexico Book Association. More information is available at her website.

Santa Fe, NM – KUNM is getting updates from the New Mexico Roundhouse every afternoon during the state legislative session.

Sarah Gustavus spoke with Gwyneth Doland, editor of the New Mexico Independent about budget negotiations

Albuquerque, NM – There's a lot of talk right now in New Mexico and around the country about "been green" or "green lifestyles." This week on KUNM, we took that discussion one step further by looking at the word sustainability. What does it mean and it is more challenging to think sustainably than to think green?

Albuquerque, NM – There's a lot of talk right now in New Mexico and around the country about "been green" or "green lifestyles." This week on KUNM, we took that discussion one step further by looking at the word sustainability. What does it mean and it is more challenging to think sustainably than to think green?

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week in business news around the state.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – Following Roxanne Allen's commentary about the need for more attention in New Mexico for Tuberculosis around the world, we played a clip from an interview with Albertina Nyatsi. She's from Swaziland and has become an activist around issues related to TB, Women and HIV/AIDs.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus spoke with Nyatsi when she recently visited the US.

Albuquerque, NM – The US House expected to vote soon on health care overhaul legislation. It's been a contentious issue across the country, and many debates have been divided along party lines.

One New Mexican says it doesn't have to be that way.

Jim Spiri is a combat photographer and resident of Albuquerque. He's also a long time conservative who volunteered for John McCain during his run for president.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus gets updates on the Democratic and Republican Pre-Primary conventions with Gwyneth Doland, editor of the New Mexico Independent.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico may seem very away from places where genocide has taken place in recent years.

If you listen to the news though, you've heard about it: Rwanda, Sudan, the Congo and more.

One New Mexico artist wants to not only bring attention to genocide but also raise money to support organizations that work to prevent it.

The One Million Bones project will let anyone submit an artist created bone, along with a five dollar donation. It's launching this weekend in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick of New Mexico Business Weekly about this week's business news.

Albuquerque, NM – On Thursdays, we usually check in with reporters and writers for the online news source the New Mexico Independent.

Their reporters were at the roundhouse most of this week to cover a special legislative session that was called to complete negotiations on the state budget.

Lawmakers adjourned the special session late this afternoon.

As state senators debated the final measure, a 75 cent increase in the state's cigarette tax, KUNM's Sarah Gustavus called senior writer Trip Jennings.

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus checked in with Reporter Larry Behrens and Senior Writer Trip Jennings of the online news source the New Mexico Independent.

First, she asked Senior Writer Trip Jennings what lawmakers were debating in the House

Albuquerque, NM – State lawmakers were called back into a special session this week to finish negotiations on the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

KUNM is getting updates every afternoon at this time from reporters with the online news source the New Mexico Independent.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus checked in with reporter Matt Reichbach.

Just after Sarah spoke with Matt, that House committee did act on the cigarette tax legislation.

Albuquerque, NM – Legislators adjourned for the regular session more than a week ago without agreeing on a plan for state spending in the upcoming fiscal year.

The Senate budget proposal called for greater cuts in government spending, while the House version included more revenue-raising - or tax increases.

Advocates will be watching carefully this week as lawmakers discuss the budget.

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