June 23, 2017 – In court filings and testimony, federal agents and prosecutors have vigorously denied that racial profiling was part of a massive undercover sting operation by the federal bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in Albuquerque … Continue reading ABQ Black Community Wants Answers, Reforms After ATF Sting Operation

June 16, 2017 – Lee Francis started Native Realities Press to support the work of other Indigenous authors of comics and graphic novels. Francis is from Laguna Pueblo and says he was a comics nerd growing up but never saw … Continue reading Indigenous Comics & Graphic Novels

June 16, 2017 – Civil Rights leader Dolores Huerta was born in Dawson, New Mexico but grew up in California. In the 1960s, she and César Chávez founded the National Farm Workers Association, now the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta sat down … Continue reading Dolores Huerta On The Civil Rights Movement & Current Organizing Efforts

June 9, 2017 – Current laws and technology often make it difficult to track political money in New Mexico. Sandra Fish, a data journalist for New Mexico in Depth, closely follows fundraising and expenses filed by lawmakers and lobbyists. She … Continue reading Tracking Campaign Finance And Lobbyist Spending

June 9, 2017 – The book “Radium Girls: The Dark Story Of America’s Shining Women” tells the story of the women employed to paint watches and clocks with radium-based paint, starting in World War I. At the time radium was … Continue reading How The Radium Girls Influenced Worker Safety In The Manhattan Project

June 9, 2017 – Students in New Mexico who rely on breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria during the school year may not be guaranteed a full meal every day during the summer. According to New Mexico Department of Health, … Continue reading Summer Meals In New Mexico

June 9, 2017 – This year New Mexico lawmakers approved a plan for an independent statewide ethics commission, something good government groups had been urging for years. But the Legislature removed most of the details of the plan, promising to … Continue reading Ethics Commission Advocate: Show Us the Details

June 2, 2017 – Mexican-American photographer Maria Varela was present at some of the most dramatic moments of the Civil Rights Movement. She captured images of voting rights demonstrations in Alabama and efforts to create Head Start programs in poor, … Continue reading Photographer Maria Varela Reflects On Her Work Covering The Civil Rights Movement

May 26, 2017 – Reporter Sandra Fish keeps a close eye on spending by lawmakers and lobbyists during the legislative sessions and throughout the year. She sat down this week with producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about her coverage for … Continue reading Tracking Campaign Finance Spending In New Mexico

May 26, 2017 – Acoma Pueblo is commonly known by visitors for its sky city village, which sits atop a sandstone bluff west of Albuquerque. The pueblo is rich in culture and recognized for its artistry. The tribe and others … Continue reading Tribes And Arts Dealers Debate How Best To Bring Sacred Objects Home

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