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Inside Underfunded Special Education Classrooms

Nov 25, 2015
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New Mexico’s Public Education Department lost a case in federal court last month for underfunding state special education programs. And a state audit revealed that the PED should have spent an additional $110-million dollars between fiscal years 2010 through 2012. Some parents and teachers say there’s a shortage of special education staff.

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Advocates around the state are working to help new moms who want to breastfeed make it happen. They’re embarking on campaigns to normalize breastfeeding and inform women of their rights at work.

Are hospitals helping women start the process? Are New Mexico employers offering their workers clean, private spaces to pump milk? Did you or anyone you know ever face disapproval or judgment for nursing in public? Are businesses friendly to breastfeeding moms?

Celebrating Mom

May 8, 2015
Cristina Ortega

This Saturday (5/9, 9am) on The Children's Hour, celebrate mothers! Mothers Day is Sunday and we'll help you kick it off with music, stories, the history of this national holiday, and poetry for mothers from the Young Leaders of Promise. Plus, learn about Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and their efforts to bring horseback riding to kids in New Mexico. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Start your Saturdays with us at 9am!

Public Health In The 2015 Session

Mar 24, 2015
Arianna Sena

Psychiatric Meds In School—PASSED

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The number of babies born addicted to drugs has risen sharply over the last decade or so in New Mexico. KUNM’s Public Health reporter Marisa Demarco brings us this story of how stigma surrounding addiction and pregnancy is contributing to the increase.

Mia just gave birth to a healthy baby boy even though she was addicted to methamphetamine until about a month and a half before he was born. Her name has been changed in this story to protect her identity. "My number one fear when I was using while pregnant was to lose him or him being born with something wrong," she said