Tristan Clum

Program Director

Tristan began his career in public radio in 1988 as a reggae show host and programming assistant at KNMS-FM in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  In the decade that followed, he worked as a public television producer and as an assignment editor for the Albuquerque NBC affiliate.  Tristan graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1992 with a degree in political science.  He has won numerous awards for reporting and anchoring from both the Arizona and the New Mexico Associated Press. 


3:33 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Globalquerque LIVE 7p - Midnight

Sat. 9/20 7p: Albuquerque’s home-grown global music festival  will once again electrify the National Hispanic Cultural Center - and KUNM will be there broadcasting live. Hear music from  Cuba, Trinidad, Ghana,the Czech Republic and more. New Mexico's celebration of world music and culture, Globalquerque, live from the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque Saturday night!


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Folk Routes
3:38 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

KUNM Broadcasts Live from the Albuquerque Folk Festival

Finn's Thumb

 Sat. 6/1 10a: The Albuquerque Folk Festival returns to the grounds of the Albuquerque Balloon Museum and KUNM will be there too. Join host David Dunaway for this two-hour special featuring a live set from local Irish music trio “Finn’s Thumb” and conversation with some of the state’s finest folkies. The Albuquerque Folk Festival live. Saturday morning starting at 10:00.

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Women's Focus
8:33 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Revolutionary Soup: Nourishing the Kidneys and Bladder

Sat. 12/15 12p:  According to traditional Chinese medicine, winter is associated with the element of water and influences the health of the kidneys and the bladder.

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Making Contact
11:02 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Native Harvest for a Modern World

Credit Rita Daniels

Fri. 11/23 8a: For centuries, the Taos Pueblo people lived entirely off their land.  Sustainable agriculture was a way of life, but U.S. federal policies helped put an end to that. Food wasn’t grown at the pueblos; it was trucked in. Traditional farming gave way to government subsidies and obesity rates soared. But recently, a surprising agricultural renaissance has taken root across the pueblos. Rita Daniels takes us to the Taos Pueblo to share a story of rebirth and renewal.

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Native America Calling
1:34 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Santa Clara Pueblo - Las Conchas Fire Gone, Damage Continues

Courtesy Santa Clara Pueblo

Fri. 7/20 11a : Just over a week ago the Pueblo of Santa Clara in New Mexico declared a state of emergency due to recent flooding and damage as a result of last year’s Las Conchas Fire. They are not the only tribe that is feeling the burn of major fires from months and years gone by. Over the years, devastating fires have not only wiped out wildlife, vegetation and landscapes but, they have also changed and challenged the environments and cultures of many tribes. How have Native nations faced flames even after they have been extinguished?

Living On Earth
1:25 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

What Bats Can Tell Us About Aerodynamics

Wed. 7/18 8a:  The hairs on bats’ wings bend in the breeze and trigger super-sensitive cells that help them register the speed and direction of the wind. Researchers want to use this information to improve wind sensors on airplanes.   This and more on Living on Earth.

KUNM Radio Board
8:56 am
Tue July 3, 2012

The KUNM Radio Board Needs You

In accordance with the UNM Regents Bylaws of the KUNM Radio Board, the Provost of the University will appoint three “at large” members to the Radio Board in August.  The term of appointment is two years.  Appointees will be expected to attend board meetings and serve on board committees.

Presently, the Radio Board meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  This is subject to change depending on the needs of Board members.  Meetings are held in Scholes Hall, Room 101 on the UNM campus.

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Native America Calling
12:46 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Hats off to Administrative Professionals

In fact this entire week is dedicated to those who help keep things running smooth, efficiently and professionally.  From the smallest organizations to large corporate work places in Native America there is a fleet of Native people who deserve respect for the work they do so we are opening up our air to give thanks.

Is there a support staff member you would like to tell Native America about? Any stories from memory lane you’d like to share? 

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Native America Calling
2:23 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Is Luck Real?

Photo by Umberto Salvagnin Flickr

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American Radio Works
2:16 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Who Needs an English Major? The Future of Liberal Arts Education

Photo by user velkr0 Flickr

Sun. 4/15 11a:  The most popular college major in America these days is business. Some students think it doesn't pay to study philosophy or history. 

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Radio Theater
1:44 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Aura from ZBS’s Cabinet of Dr. Fritz series.

Sun. 4/15 6p: When Felipe Montero answers an ad, he meets an old woman, and her young niece Aura. But does the beautiful Aura actually exist?

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American Radio Works
12:37 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Don't Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn

Sun. 4/8 11a: In an increasingly competitive global economy the best jobs go to highly skilled workers who can think well and learn fast. Are today's college graduates up to the challenge? Many experts say no. In this program, American RadioWorks producer Emily Hanford explores how traditional approaches to teaching are failing to provide many college students with the knowledge they need.

Espejos de Aztlan
12:09 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

A Conversation With Author Poet Activist Luis Rodriguez

Mon. 4/9  7p: Rodriguez follows up his critically acclaimed Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. with the recently published It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. He joins us for a conversation on his recent memoir, on writing, and on relevant social issues.


Native America Calling
2:55 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

An Interview with An Eagle

Photo by user pasukaru76 Flickr


Mon. 4/2 11a: A scientific breakthrough from a laboratory in New Mexico has given the animals the ability to speak.

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Latino USA
2:44 pm
Fri March 30, 2012


Photo by Andrea Ochoa


Mon. 4/2 8:30a: There are more than 30 LGBTQ youth centers across the U.S., but few target the Spanish-speaking community.

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Latino USA
8:28 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Living with Alzheimer's

Mon. 3/26 8:30a: We continue our yearlong reporting series on health issues and Latinos. María Hinojosa spends time with the Obando family in Queens, New York, to give you a glimpse of what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease. And for the news, María Hinojosa speaks to Dr. Christian Maisch, a professor and the associate dean of the Washington Semester program at American University in Washington, DC.

Native America Calling
1:21 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Poverty's New Face: Women

Photo by Alex Proimos Flickr

Wed. 3/21 11a: It's been said poverty in America officially has a new face: women. The numbers say more than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women.

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3:02 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Emira Woods on KONY 2012, Mike Elk on Labor Journalism


Tue. 3/20 8:30a:  The viral video Kony 2012, made by the US based group Invisible Children, calls for military action against African warlord Joseph Kony. It's been seen by more than 80 million people, AND it's been criticized for distorting the central African conflict and a paternalistic view toward Africans. 

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Performance Today
8:58 am
Mon March 19, 2012

The Parker Quartet

Janette Beckman

Mon. 03/19 9a: Two years ago, the Parker Quartet was just out of school, just learning the ropes of their professional careers and just named PT's first Young Artists in Residence. Since then, they've earned praise for their concerts all over the world and won a Grammy Award. Recently they joined Fred Child in the studio for a little reunion of music and conversation.

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Youth Media Project
1:56 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Tattoo Youth

Photo by Chris Willis Flickr

Fri. 3/02 8a: In this episode, youth in and around Santa Fe discuss the world of body modification. 

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Peace Talks Radio
1:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Making Peace with Death

Fri. 2/24 8:30a: How can we find more internal peace when a loved one, or we ourselves, face death?

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Back Roads Radio
1:10 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

The Sweet Taste of Humble Pie

Photo by Ed Yourdon

Fri. 2/17 8a: What do you do when conflicts seem too large to bear?  How do you make peace with your demons and face those cast as the enemy? 

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Native America Calling
12:41 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Music Maker: Silver Jackson

Nicholas Galanin AKA Silver Jackson

Fri. 2/17 11a: Silver Jackson, the musical pseudonym of Native fine art artist Nicholas Galanin (Aleut/Tlingit), is helping to break open an era of Native music’s folk sound with his new album “It’s Glimmering Now.”

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Centennial Journeys
1:31 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Moments That Shaped New Mexico's Character as a State

Photo by Erica Kuschel Flickr

Mon. - Fri. 12:04p: Centennial Journeys is a series of two-minute programs to educate the public about interesting and often overlooked pieces of New Mexico’s history from the arrival of United States troops in 1846 to the present.

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Living On Earth
4:50 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Grand Canyon Safe from Uranium Mining

The Grand Canyon
National Park Service

Wed. 01/18 8:30a: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently signed a 20 year moratorium on mining for uranium near the Grand Canyon National Park. Jane Danowitz of the Pew Environment Group tells host Bruce Gellerman that it would protect close to the park but surrounding lands are still under threat.

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Native America Calling
12:14 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Canyon Records Celebrates 60 Years

Tue. 1/10 11a: Canyon Records is celebrating 60 years of Native American Music with a performance series called "Traditions and Transformations.” The Russian marine tanker Renda is making an historic fuel delivery to Nome, Alaska, which is suffering from a severe gas shortage. The 2012 Winter Symposium will be hosted by the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Native Learning Center. The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada will be the site of the 5th annual “National Casino and Hotel Development Conference.”

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11:05 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Glenn Greenwald on NDAA

Tues. 01/10 8:30a: President Obama's signing of a defense bill including authorization for the indefinite detention of terror suspects--including U.S. citizens-- has been condemned by leading civil liberties voices. But the outrage has been somewhat obscured by a general confusion about what the bill means and the president’s intentions. Salon columnist and former constitutional litigator Glenn Greenwald will sort that out for us.

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Peace Talks Radio
11:36 am
Mon December 26, 2011

Seeking Peace on Earth: A Peace Talks Radio Special

Fri. 12/30 8a: Compelling conversation excerpts from Peace Talks Radio shows on Nobel Peace Prize winners Martti Ahtisaari and Liu Xiaobo; heading off domestic and dating violence; Vietnam veterans finding peace by traveling back to Vietnam, an Alternatives to Violence program in prisons and more. 

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The Moth
11:22 am
Mon December 26, 2011

True Stories Told Live Without Notes

1/1 11a: Christian McBride, a jazz bassist, is put to the test by his idol, Freddie Hubbard; a down and out comic considers ending it all until the universe sends him an unlikely sign; and New York writer Adam Gopnik details his daughter’s cosmopolitan imaginary friend. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director, Catherine Burns.

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Art of the Song
3:59 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

Folk and Roots Tunes for the Holidays

Wed. 12/21 10p: In a break from the usual format, Art of the Song Creativity Radio brings you a special hour of seasonal music. Don't worry. It's definitely not your usual holiday fare!  The program features a full compliment of folk and roots tunes including The Women of Calabashi with a song celebrating the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa, Alisa Fineman with Salaam/Shalom, the Roches with an a cappella Hallelujah Chorus and more. Its an enjoyable hour of music with a refreshing twist.