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Joy Harjo: The Fight

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Reading: The Fight

November 27, 2020 – Joy Harjo is the nation’s first ever native American Poet Laureate.…

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Joy Harjo: Indian School Night Song Blues

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Reading: Indian School Night Song Blues

November 27, 2020 – Joy Harjo is only the second person to be appointed to…

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Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Reading: For Those Who Would Govern

November 27, 2020 – National Poet Laureate Joy Harjo discusses and reads her poem “For…

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A medic wearing a gas mask holds up a gloved hand with writing "Stop COVID-19".

Doctors on Coping with Stay-at-Home Order

November 20, 2020 – Some of Albuquerque’s top doctors held another press conference this week…

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UNM Dean Named Next NM Health Secretary 

November 20, 2020 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews Dr. Tracie Collins, UNM’s current dean of…

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Conflicted Elections 

November 13, 2020 – Correspondent Russell Contreras talks to Rachel Kleinfeld, a senior fellow at…

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Medical Community Voices Concern

October 30, 2020 – Warnings about the surge in coronavirus cases came this week from…

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Things to Do Before You Die

October 23, 2020 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews end-of-life planner Gail Rubin, who is the…

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Contradictions of NM’s Colonial Past

October 16, 2020 – Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Vanessa Fonseca Chávez, a New Mexico…

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DACA and the DREAM Act

October 2, 2020 – New Mexico native and current University of Houston law professor Michael…

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Previewing Growing Forward: A Cannabis Podcast

Sept. 18, 2020 – A lot is on the table when it comes to the…

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Why Are Birds Dying?

September 18, 2020 – Last weekend, Algernon D’Ammassa at the Las Cruces Sun-News broke the…

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Coping With COVID During Labor Day Weekend

September 4, 2020 – Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary for the Human Services Department, knows…

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Keeping Track of USPS Boxes 

August 28, 2020 – Reports of removed mail collection boxes around the country have prompted…

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The Future of Old Town’s La Jornada

August 21, 2020 – Cities across the country continue to look for creative solutions to…

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Voting by Mail

August 21, 2020 – As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of women winning the…

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Regeneron Science Talent Search Winner Lillian Petersen poses in front of their report.

Regeneron Science Talent Search Winner

August 14, 2020 – NMiF correspondent Laura Paskus interviews Lillian Petersen, an extraordinary young woman who just won…

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Legal Cannabis Sales Begin

4.1.2022 – Today marks the official start of legal sales of recreational cannabis in New…

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Ukrainian Professor in Hiding

3.4.2022 – A philosophy professor sheltering outside the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv shares his experiences…

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A person in jeans walks with two plastic bags full of groceries past green trees and foliage.

Push to Repeal Plastic Bag Ban

2.24.2022 – Environment reporter Laura Paskus talks with Albuquerque City Councilor Brook Bassan (District 4…

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The Roundhouse

New Wrinkles in Store for Redistricting Special Legislative Session

December 3, 2021 –A preview of the upcoming special session for the New Mexico Legislature.…

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PFAS Developments Could Have Big Impacts in New Mexico

November 26, 2021 –Environment Correspondent Laura Paskus talks to New Mexico Environment Department Secretary James…

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The Public Sounds Off on Social Studies Standards

November 19, 2021 – Highlights from the hours-long public forum on the proposed changes to…

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Google Doodle Honors Zuni Artist We:wa

November 5, 2021 – Native culture was in the international spotlight this week when Google…

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Mayor Keller on Lessons Learned in 2021 Campaign

November 5, 2021 –Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and First Lady Elizabeth Kistin chat with Gene…

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Downtown ABQ Stadium Opinions

October 29, 2021 –Albuquerque City Council President Cynthia Borrego explains the decision for voters included…

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Downtown ABQ Stadium: Changing Opinions

October 29, 2021 –Albuquerque City Councilor Brook Bassan explains her evolving perspective on the stadium…

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Downtown ABQ Stadium Measure Opposition

October 29, 2021 – An activist opposed to the Albuquerque stadium bond proposal shares why…

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A Soccer Stadium Rendering

In Favor of the Downtown Albuquerque Stadium Measure

October 29, 2021 –A supporter of the Albuquerque stadium bond proposal shares why she thinks…

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IATSE Strike Looms

October 15, 2021 – With the IATSE strike deadline of Monday threatening to shut down…

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Monica Muñoz Martinez

MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winner Monica Muñoz Martinez

October 1, 2021 – Correspondent Russell Contreras (also the race and justice reporter for Axios) speaks with recent…

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Ballooning Community Safety Concerns

October 1, 2021 – With Balloon Fiesta just around the corner, this is the time of…

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Advising Cannabis Regulators

September 17, 2021 – Growing Forward podcast co-hosts Megan Kamerick and Andy Lyman talk to…

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An American soldier wearing a facemask carries an Afghan toddler, with another child walking next to them.

New Mexico’s Refugee Resettlement Program

September 10, 2021 – As thousands of Afghan refugees arrive at New Mexico military bases,…

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Tularosa Downwinders Try Again

September 10, 2021 – The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium has been trying for years to…

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