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. 

Ways to Connect

The Parker Quartet

Mar 19, 2012
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.

Tattoo Youth

Mar 1, 2012
Photo by Chris Willis / Flickr

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

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

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? 

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.”

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Endangered Reindeer

Dec 19, 2011

Wed. 12/21 8a: Reindeer – also called caribou – are ubiquitous in the world’s northern latitudes, but the populations closest to the North Pole are dwindling because of climate change. Now there is a push to list the large deer as endangered.

The Digital Divide

Dec 19, 2011

Tue. 12/20 8:30a: Few deny anymore that internet access is becoming critical to taking part in political and economic life. So, what does it matter that research shows that higher proportions of African Americans and Latinos than white people are achieving that access through relatively more affordable smartphones rather than home computers?

Mon. 12/19 8:30a: During President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, the President promised to create 5 million green jobs to boost the clean energy sector, lower skyrocketing unemployment and end America’s dependence on foreign oil. Has that happened?

Wed. 12/14 8a: Middlebury College student Abigail Borah interrupted a talk by Todd Stern, the chief U.S. negotiator at the climate summit, with a impassioned plea for a fair and legally binding treaty.

The Moth Radio Hour

Nov 29, 2011

Sun. 12/11 11a: A hiker is pinned underneath a refrigerator-sized boulder deep in the wilderness, a speechwriter describes his most challenging assignment ("Make Al Gore funny"), and a young art student battles her demons in the pursuit of love. 

Thu. 11/24 8a: Where does our food come from? Since we pay close attention to so many aspects of food in the holiday season, host Majora Carter visits the northern reaches of the New York metropolitan area, where Cheryl Rogowski, a fourth-generation farmer, grows 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables.

Thur. 11/24 9a: Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. 

Sun. 11/27 11a: Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey hosts The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Sun. 11/6 11a: From Rockefeller's Standard Oil to GE's first industrial park, Cleveland was a city made by entrepreneurs. But since the polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire in 1969, it's been trying to shake the moniker of "the mistake on the lake".

Sun. 11/27 11a: Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey hosts The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long specials inspired by the NPR series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Sun. 11/13 11a : A company town, where the company is government. In a city where one in four households contain a government employee, the crippling state budget deficit, police layoffs, fire engine brown-outs and park closures could easily signal only the bleakest of futures.

Wed. 12/14 8:30a: Innovations usually arise locally. If conditions are right, they spread globally. That story is playing out around the world today. In India, human rights activist Mallika Dutt designed an elegant media campaign that successfully interrupts domestic violence live in real time.

Wed. 12/21 8:30a: The future belongs to women. Around the world, women are inspiring each other to envision a world where women lead, but quite differently. Women are spontaneously redefining power and shaping it in novel ways.

Wed. 12/28 8:30a: Though still small in the big picture, organic food has come all the way -- from hippie to hip to mainstream since the Sixties. But can organic food and fair food ever feed seven billion people? How can the entire food chain become sustainable? And does sustainability stack up to profitability?

Mon. 10/31 11a: Book of the Month: American Indian Ghost Stories of the West: This is the first book of ghost encounters of American Indians written by an American Indian. 

KUNM will air  “Art of the Song” Wednesday nights at 10:00 starting December 7th.

10/28 at 11a: When it comes to education the most important thing is preparing students to be ready for any and all of life’s challenges. When it comes to preparing our young people for college and a career, how do we make it relevant to their lives? 

Sun. 10/30 at 11am: Wyoming is the least populated state in the US. In this sparsely populated landscape where private property and self-sufficiency are prized, community is built on the (somewhat unwelcome) expectation that distant neighbors might need to rely on one another one day.