The number of kids who are homeless is at an all time high in America, according to a new report by the National Center on Child Homelessness, and New Mexico has one of the most severe child homelessness problems in the country.
The report says nearly one in three kids here live in poverty, and while progress has been made in reducing homelessness among veterans and chronically homeless people, children have not received the same attention.
Sat. 7/19, 9am: The Rio Grande is the heart of New Mexico. We'll learn how the river looked in the past, what it's doing now, and what we can expect for the future. The Rio Grande stretches a magical 2,401 miles, from its source in Colorado, all the way to the far southern border of the United States. Joining us is Jennifer Scheutz from the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Project. Plus, the cast of James and the Giant Peach will roll through the studio.
12/7 9am: How can kids stay safe in public places? We'll be joined by Albuquerque Police Department's Officer Steve Sink who will talk with us being street smart and safe. And, kids from the Outpost's Homeschool Opera will give us a live performance in our studio. Plus, we'll have the history of the day, great music, a family events calendar and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club.