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A New Mexico shelter is one step closer to its goal of ending youth homelessness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Youth Shelter and Family Services center in Santa Fe $2 million just in time.

Dinosaurs of New Mexico

Aug 24, 2017
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When a kid’s parent gets cancer, it’s confusing and scary for everyone. This edition of The Children’s Hour features kids who have been there. They'll tell us about The Children's Treehouse Foundations CLIMB program at the New Mexico Cancer Center, which has helped them cope. Plus, we'll be joined by kids who are refugees to find out about their next big thing. We’ll also celebrate some notable birthdays, including that of a future king. Great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Original airdate: July 22, 2017

NM Legislative Session

Jan 15, 2017
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Sun. 1/15 7p: Join us Sunday 1.15.17 as we talk about the upcoming New Mexico Legislative session. With a nearly $600 million budget deficit, We talk with Senator Linda Lopez, and  Representative Christine Trujillo, as they give us their thoughts and what to expect in the an how upcoming legislative session and how the budget deficit can affect New Mexicans. Tune in for more at 7:00 pm on KUNM 89.9 FM or online at KUNM.org

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The Santa Fe Juvenile Justice Board is hearing an update on its budget Thursday. The city plans to continue directing funds towards programs that aim to keep kids out of the criminal justice system.

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Lawmakers are trying to stop the planned closure of a youth detox center in Albuquerque. The Turquoise Lodge detox service was funded by the state three years ago, but now the Department of Health says not enough kids are using it and the money needs to be redirected to services for adults.

Theatre and Empowerment

Jul 25, 2016

Sun. 7/24 7p: In this show, we discuss Theatre and Empowerment with Michelle Perez and Antonio Granillo of the Working Classroom, an award-winning arts and education program promoting the creative, academic, and leadership potential of talented young artists from historically ignored communities. We then continue the conversation with Ryan Pennington of the Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company. We will also feature the upcoming, Healthy Workforce ABQ, a ballot initiative that would provide paid sick days to all workers in Albuquerque.

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A bill to toughen curfew rules for kids in New Mexico failed in the legislature Tuesday night. 

House Bill 29 would have let local governments set their own curfews for minors. It made it through the House of Representatives, but got derailed by the Senate Judiciary Committee this week when it failed on a 6-4 vote.

ABQ Youth Fight Curfew Proposal

Sep 25, 2015
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New Mexico representative Nate Gentry is proposing an amendment to the Children’s Code that will let local governments set curfews for youth. The proposed bill, aimed at curbing youth violence, has been receiving heavy criticism.

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There are fewer young people trying to commit suicide in New Mexico, according to the state Department of Health. Statewide rates of attempted suicide among school kids dropped 35 percent between 2003 and 2013.

Youth Employment Summer Institute

Sep 9, 2015
Youth Employment Summer Institute

Sun. 9/13 7p: Join us as we share youth voices from all over NM about what they learned and accomplished during their time with the Youth Employment Summer Institute. With generous funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this summer 75 New Mexican youth had the opportunity to be employed at 8 different organizations. They gained jobs skills, engaged civically, and built long-lasting relationships.

Fri. 08/21 8a: Youth Media Project presents Audio Revolution: MIXTAPE #5 - Part 2, stories created by youth at Global Leadership Forum 2014, an annual program held at the United World College near Las Vegas, New Mexico.  These youth stories hail from every corner of the globe and are accompanied by the musical flavorings of Santa Fe musician, Flamingo Pink.  Tune in and listen to how these young people came into their own power, discovered their potential and their uniqueness in this world.  

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Youth Jam 2014 To Raise Suicide, Bullying Awareness

Nov 8, 2014
Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is hosting an event Saturday afternoon to educate young people about suicide, bullying and other youth issues.

All ages are welcome at Youth Jam 2014 at Warehouse 508 from 2-6 p.m.  The County’s Analisa Montoya says the event will highlight over 40 types of resources for young folks - such as Agora, a crisis call center.