Call-In Show

Thursday 8am

Live interviews with community leaders, elected officials, experts, advocates.   

We'd like to hear from you!  Leave a comment online at the bottom of this page, send an email to callinshow@kunm.org, or call in live during the show.

277-KUNM(5866) and toll-free 877-899-KUNM(5866)

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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?  

Guests:

Jeff Proctor, KRQE

Peter Simonson, ACLU

Alan Wagman, Police Oversight Task Force

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Public Health New Mexico
4:31 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Water Fluoridation: Poison Or Positive Public Health Initiative?

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KUNM Call-In Show Thu. 3/20 8a:  The US has been adding fluoride to water supplies for almost 70 years, and no conclusive evidence links its use to poor public health.  But in many communities, including Santa Fe and Albuquerque, the topic is highly controversial.   This week on the KUNM Call-In Show, we'll talk with advocates on both sides of the issue in advance of an April 9 town hall in Albuquerque.

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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!

277-5866

877-899-5866 (toll-free)

Host: Kathleen Sabo  Guests: 

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Public Health New Mexico
7:33 am
Thu February 20, 2014

What Is Public Health?

The 10 essential public health services.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 2/20 8a:  What is public health?  Maybe the term makes you think of vaccinations or controlling and preventing diseases like diabetes and influenza.  But the field is much larger than that.  

Call 277-5866 in Albuquerque or toll-free 1-877-899-5866.

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KUNM Call In Show
11:33 am
Fri January 31, 2014

2014 Legislature: So Little Time, So Many Public Health Bills

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KUNM Call In Show
4:47 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Why Aren't More New Mexicans Enrolled In Medicaid?

KUNM Call In Show Thu. 1/23 8a: Medicaid Expansion is underway in New Mexico.  We'll talk with several people directly involved in enrolling and outreach, working to get more people covered.  Are you wanting to enroll but haven't, or are you concerned about the number of uninsured New Mexicans? 

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

Guests: 

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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.  

Guests: 

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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.
Credit Photo: Wes Naman/Naman Photography

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
3:41 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Report Card: Healthcare Exchange Enrollment

Implementation of the ACA is progressing slowly. But, how critical should Americans be after just five weeks? Call us with your questions or comments.
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KUNM Call In Show Thur. 11/7 8a : The insurance exchange has gone live, but critics say it's on life-support. Is it fair to judge the program after only five weeks?

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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.
Credit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qYGYgRfmbQ / U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich

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 Health New Mexico
4:14 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Too Many Teeth, Not Enough Dentists: Dental Care Shortage In NM

A dentist examines an x-ray showing a broken root or failed root canal.
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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 10/10 8a: New Mexico has historically had a shortage of dental care providers, especially in rural parts of the state and in low income communities. 

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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
12:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Obamacare Goes Live: State Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Kicks Off Oct. 1

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KUNM Call In Show 9/26 8a: We've been hearing about the roll out of the Affordable Care Act for years now, but what does the full implementation of the healthcare law actually mean for New Mexicans? Who is eligible for tax credits for insurance premiums? What about people who are happy with their employer provided health insurance?

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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. 

Guests: 

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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
9:56 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Gov. Martinez's Administration: Arizona Behavioral Health Providers Are Here To Stay

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There’s been a lot of uncertainty about what new management by out-of-state firms will mean for behavioral health providers in New Mexico. Thursday morning on the KUNM Call In Show some of that uncertainty was dispelled by Diana McWilliams of the state Human Services Department .

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KUNM Call In Show
3:37 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Wrapping Our Brains Around Climate Change

Earth temperature data from 1886 on top, from 2011 on the bottom. Orange = 1 degree Celsius, Red = 2 degrees Celsius
Credit Astronomy Picture of the Day for July 31, 2013 / http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

KUNM Call In Show 8/1 8a: We've known about climate change for 30 years, why are we still debating the topic?

This week on the KUNM Call In Show we'll discuss the challenges climate change activists face in their work.

We'd like to hear from you! What do you do with your knowledge of climate change? Do you change your habits? Do you feel powerless in the face of such a huge global process? 

Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show!

Guests: 

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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

Guests: 

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KUNM Call In Show
11:11 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Why Are New Mexico Seniors Not Getting Enough To Eat?

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 6/27/13 8a: One out of five New Mexico seniors doesn't get enough to eat. Why is there such food insecurity among the elderly here and what can be done? Are there seniors in your neighborhood who need assistance with meals? We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show. 

277-5866 (locally)

877-899-5866 (toll free)

Host: Deborah Martinez, Poverty and Public Health Reporter

Guests: 

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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!

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