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Albuquerque Expands ‘Home for Life’ Program

June 4, 2021 – Looking to leverage what has traditionally been a low cost of living…

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Albuquerque Journal Photo Editor Retires

June 4, 2021 – Albuquerque Journal photojournalist and photo editor Dean Hanson calls it a career after 35 years…

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Outdoor Science Lab Loses Funding

May 28, 2021 – Since the 1990s, the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program has brought tens…

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Mental Health Awareness in Indian Country

May 28, 2021 – Antonia Gonzales gathers a group of experts to talk about bringing…

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Protecting Vulnerable Waterways

May 21, 2021 – In March, the pueblos of Jemez and Laguna filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental…

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Senator Ben Ray Luján

May 21, 2021 – US Sen. Ben Ray Luján is the new freshman senator from New Mexico – and the first Hispanic senator…

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CD1 Candidate Conversations: Libertarian Chris Manning

May 14, 2021 – Early voting has begun in the special election to fill Deb…

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CD1 Candidate Conversations: Democrat Melanie Stansbury

May 7, 2021 – The Democratic candidate to fill the vacant seat in the 1st…

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CD1 Candidate Conversations: Republican Mark Moores

May 7, 2021 – Early voting has begun in the special election to fill Deb…

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Civil Rights and the Chauvin Verdict

April 23, 2021 – A group of leading civil rights attorneys gathers for a discussion…

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Former Governor Gary Johnson

April 23, 2021 – The co-hosts of the NMPBS podcast Growing Forward speak with former…

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

April 23, 2021 – The co-hosts of the NMPBS podcast Growing Forward speak with Gov.…

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Rep. Angelica Rubio on Environmental Legislation

April 16, 2021 – Among the top priorities for New Mexico State Rep. Angelica Rubio,…

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Youth United for Climate Crisis Action

April 16, 2021 – Climate change and the environment were among the many issues New…

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UNM Hospital Announces Stroke Center

April 2, 2021 – Stroke patients in New Mexico now have faster and more effective treatment resources available…

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Recreational Cannabis Roadblocks

March 5, 2021 – In this excerpt from the Growing Forward podcast, hosts Andy Lyman…

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Lobbying During a Pandemic

January 29, 2021 – NMiF producer Matt Grubs interviews New Mexico In Depth reporter Bryan Metzger about…

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Musicians Muted by Pandemic

January 22, 2021 – The entertainment industry is hurting in New Mexico. With Covid-19 infections…

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Wildfire’s Impact on Mexican Wolves

6.17.2022 – More than 20 years ago, in 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

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New Mexico wildfires.

Reporting Challenges During Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire

6.17.2022 – Our Land Executive Producer Laura Paskus talks with two reporters about their experiences…

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Primary Election Assessment with Common Cause New Mexico

6.9.2022 – Senior Producer Lou DiVizio also discusses the outcome of this week’s Primary Election,…

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Preventing School Violence

6.3.2022 –Producer Lou DiVizio sits down with an education expert to discuss solutions put forward…

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Investigating Missing and Murdered Cases in The Navajo Nation

5.27.2022 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales sits down with the FBI’s top agent in New Mexico…

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Responds to Fires

5.27.2022 – Sen. Martin Heinrich talks with correspondent Laura Paskus about New Mexico’s wildfire season,…

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Wildfire Mapping

5.20.2022 – Using public data from the U.S. Forest Service, Steve Bassett, Director of Planning…

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NM Childcare Benefit Expansions

5.13.2022 – Producer Lou DiVizio catches up with New Mexico’s Secretary of Childhood Education and…

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What’s Next for the Rio Grande Sun?

5.6.22 –The new ownership group of the Rio Grande Sun has raised more than a…

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Rio Grande Sun’s Impact and Challenges

5.6.22 – Host Gene Grant continues his conversation with the now former editor and publisher…

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Growing Up in the Sun Newsroom

5.6.22 – A lot of talented reporters have started their careers in the Rio Grande…

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Behind the Rio Grande Sun’s History and Sale

5.6.22 – The Rio Grande Sun was established in October of 1956. It was started…

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NM Natural Resources Trustee on Ft. Wingate Settlement

4.29.2022 – The U.S. Army has reached a settlement of $1.5M that will go towards…

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Fighting More Than Fire

4.22.2022 – As the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires are taking a bigger…

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Wildland Firefighters Update

4.22.2022 –Environment reporter Laura Paskus catches up with former wildland firefighter Jonathan Golden to talk…

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Preparing for Fire Season

4.22.2022 –Tree ring scientist Tom Swetnam, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, has studied…

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Wildfire Notifications & Resources

4.22.2022 –Eytan Krasilovsky is the deputy director of the Forest Stewards Guild. He explains the…

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Analyzing Latinx Voting Trends

4.15.2022 – Correspondent Russell Contreras sits down with an expert on Latinx voting trends to…

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