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South Valley Farm Grows Connections Rooted In Culture

It’s summer, and that means many teenagers are headed to jobs, internships, volunteering – places where they meet adults besides their parents and teachers. The interactions can turn into mentorships that enrich the lives of the teens and the adults. This kind of synergy is thriving at a special plot of land in Albuquerque’s South Valley.

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Fire Danger Prompts Sandia Mountain Closures

Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk K-12 Chicano Studies

Let's Talk New Mexico 6/14 8a: Research shows when students learn about their own culture and history in school, it can keep them engaged, boost self-esteem, and improve academic performance. Some public schools offer Mexican-American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies courses to a small number of students, but most of New Mexico’s Hispanic and Latino students still don’t get that opportunity. Did you take classes like these? What did that mean for your educational experience? Are public schools in New Mexico doing enough to offer those types of classes? We’d like to hear from you! Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org , tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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KUNM News Is Hiring Reporter/News Anchors!

KUNM at the University of New Mexico is hiring Reporters to be local hosts/anchors for NPR magazine programs like All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Come join our award winning news team!

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Katie Stone

Father's Day on The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour, Sat 6/16 9a: We're honoring all the dads in celebration of Father's Day 2018. Plus find out how one smart kid didn't stay lost for long at an amusement park. With great music, a family events calendar, The Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more, join us!

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Interview With Italian Tango Duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta

Sat. 6/16, 4:15p: Guitarist Giampaolo Bandini, recognized as best Italian guitarrist by the magazine GuitArt in 2003, is among the best guitarists in the world. Bandoneonista Cesare Chiacchiaretta brings the breath of tango by playing the bandoneon with abandon. These virtuouso musicians, Bandini and Chiacchiaretta , founded their tango duo in 2002. They toured the world opening the heart of tango with the beats of Piazzolla… In this Corazón Tanguero show, in a conversation hosted by Cristina...

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New Mexico Legislature Resurrects Bill Pushed By UtilitySanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

Lawmakers are poised to resurrect legislation that would have helped New Mexico's largest electric utility recoup some of its costs from closing the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in the northwestern corner of the state and would have provided economic development money for the surrounding community.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Challenge Navajo Water CompactAssociated Press

Republican New Mexico lawmakers say the state Legislature never signed off on an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation.

Ten lawmakers from districts stretching from the northwest of the state to Albuquerque on Friday asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to suspend the water settlement until the Legislature can enact, reject or modify the pact. 

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When temperatures start to climb in the summer, the mountains in New Mexico can be both dangerous and in danger.

The Sandia Ranger District and Bernalillo County East Mountain Open Space announced closures this week due to extreme fire danger, joining a growing list of national forests and recreation area closures around the state.

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New Mexico National Forest Says No To Geothermal DrillingThe Associated Press

Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development.

Hannah Colton / KUNM

It’s summer, and that means many teenagers are headed to jobs, internships, volunteering – places where they meet adults besides their parents and teachers. The interactions can turn into mentorships that enrich the lives of the teens and the adults. This kind of synergy is thriving at a special plot of land in Albuquerque’s South Valley.

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GOP Candidate Would Replace Teacher EvaluationsThe Associated Press

New Mexico's Republican candidate for governor is calling for an immediate suspension of the state's embattled teacher evaluation system that he describes as badly broken.

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The search for Albuquerque’s new police chief ended Wednesday as Mayor Tim Keller announced that APD Interim Chief Mike Geier will stay on as chief permanently.

Hannah Colton / KUNM

Research shows that when students see their own culture and history reflected in their classwork, they do better in school. But most Hispanic and Latino students in New Mexico public schools don’t get that experience, at least not in the form of ethnic studies. Some schools have been experimenting with Mexican American and Chicano Studies classes to help kids succeed.  

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New Mexico ranks 44th in the country for bicycle friendliness. A new study by the Santa Fe Police Department looked at 110 bicycle crashes that happened in the city in the last three years and the factors surrounding them.

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New Mexico Governor Supports Family Separation Policy – The Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's says she supports the federal government's decision to separate children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Martinez firmly backed the Trump Administration's zero tolerance effort during her visit to the border this week.

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Lawmakers Challenge Navajo Water Compact, Catholic Bishops Dismayed With Border Policies

New Mexico Lawmakers Challenge Navajo Water Compact – Associated Press Republican New Mexico lawmakers say the state Legislature never signed off on an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation. Ten lawmakers from districts stretching from the northwest of the state to Albuquerque on Friday asked the New Mexico Supreme Court to suspend the water settlement until the Legislature can enact, reject or modify the pact.

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Prevention Strategies By And For Local Communities

Friday 6/15 8a: The Prevention Research Center at the University of New Mexico does not show up in rural communities to proscribe solutions. Rather it works hand in hand with the people of those communities to create projects that address needs local needs and priorities. This often means adapting established reseaerch to the unique needs of rural New Mexico. On this show we talk with Dr. Sally Davis, director of the Prevention Research Center, who is the 2018 receipient of the Community...

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Public Health New Mexico

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State Buries Official's School Gun Violence Findings

The head of the state department that oversees behavioral health services is at odds with Governor Susana Martinez’s administration over how to handle gun violence in local schools.

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ABQ's Cannabis Decriminalization Could Be Boon For Patients

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UNMH Receives Flying Colors In LGBTQ Health Equity Survey