Call-In Show

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.

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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 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!

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Host: Kathleen Sabo  Guests: 

What Is Public Health?

Feb 20, 2014
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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.  

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Why Aren't More New Mexicans Enrolled In Medicaid?

Jan 22, 2014

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.  

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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.  

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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 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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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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  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!  

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.

Report Card: Healthcare Exchange Enrollment

Nov 4, 2013
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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?

Blending Traditions

Oct 30, 2013
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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 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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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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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 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 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 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. 

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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. 

  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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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 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!

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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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Living With Bears

Jul 11, 2013
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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

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Why Are New Mexico Seniors Not Getting Enough To Eat?

Jun 26, 2013
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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. 

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Host: Deborah Martinez, Poverty and Public Health Reporter

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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.

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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KUNM Call In Show 6/6 8a: The 2013 wildfire season is in full swing in New Mexico. Drought is extreme across much of the state and two fires sparked by downed power lines are still growing in the Santa Fe National Forest. We'll have updates on the Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge fires, and take a look at what utility companies are doing to prevent power lines from starting more fires.  

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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866-899-5866 (toll-free)

State of the RE:Union Thu. 5/30 8a: In this American Graduate special, State of the Re:Union takes a closer look at school, community, and the drop out crisis in this country.

With reporting from both urban and rural schools, and interviews with education experts, State of the RE:Union goes “ back to the basics”, looking at strategies that get to the heart of what makes students want to learn. 

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