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NM Close-Up
When Sir Richard Branson visited NM to announce the relocation of his business from CA, he shared a memory of the genesis of Spaceport America. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
New gun regulations kicked in July 1, including one aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic violence offenders. Sheriffs in rural NM are pledging to defy the law.
NM Close-Up
A replica of an armillary sphere that was used to measure planets and stars in the 16th Century has been unveiled at Santa Fe's St. John's College. Deborah Martinez spoke with Tutor Emeritus Bill Donahue about it.
NM Close-Up
The medical profession used to enjoy a deep well of public trust, but that trust has waned over the years. Deborah Martinez talks to a physician and author about it.
NM Close-Up
A hospital in Carlsbad is one of many in the US to charge high rates for procedures and then sue patients because they can't pay. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
A special ceremony was held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery recently, to remember 22 "Forgotten Heroes." Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
Proponents of a southern NM nuclear waste repository where all of the nation's reactor radioactive waste would be buried for decades, are forging ahead with plans. State lawmakers listened to another presentation in Nov., and Democrats voiced concerns, while Republicans gave the thumbs up to the idea.
NM Close-Up
Pediatricians recommend several vaccinations to prevent dangerous diseases, including the HPV vaccine for teens that helps prevent cancers when they become adults. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
Students attending certain schools in NM will soon have the option of adding classroom days to improve test scores and graduation rates. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
New Mexico's voting system is ahead of other states' and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver says since our state uses paper ballots and runs audits of elections, the system is secure. Deborah Martinez hosts.
NM Close-Up
NM's newest industry is growing fast. As Deborah Martinez reports, the first 8,500 acres of hemp will soon be harvested on farms all over the state.
NM Close-Up
NM Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is holding a summit on the heels of domestic terrorism over the last several weeks, to gather ideas on how to prevent violence in NM.
NM Close-Up
State police are reaching out to NM communities, including Espanola, to establish trust with the people they serve. Deborah Martinez has that story.
NM Close-Up
Blasting regular citizens into space once seemed like a feat far into the future, but NM's own Spaceport America is about to get a lot busier in that pursuit, as space company Virgin Galactic is moving operations to NM from CA. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
Children will benefit from actions taken during this year's NM legislative session, despite new data showing that currently the state's children still rank at the bottom of national data.
NM Close-Up
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham chose a physician to take the reins at the state's Human Services Dept. Dr. David Scrase also helped in the battle against the serious liver disease, Hepatitis C.
NM Close-Up
The union representing teachers and staff at most of NM's 89 school districts has a new president with more than 25 years of classroom experience. Deborah Martinez speaks with NEA-NM President Mary Parr-Sanchez.
NM Close-Up
Providers of healthcare who are "out-of-network" won't be able to bill patients for treatment during their hospital stay beginning in January, ending the habit of surprise billing that has plagued consumers. Deborah Martinez reports.
NM Close-Up
One of the gun-regulation laws kicking in this week requires background checks for most gun purchases, closing the so-called "gun show loophole" in New Mexico.
NM Close-Up
April 9 was the date in 1942 when US forces defending Bataan in the Philippines surrendered to Japanese forces. One of those survivors traveled to Santa Fe in remembrance of his fallen comrades.
NM Close-Up
More case of lung injuries related to vaping are showing up in NM. I spoke with a thoracic surgeon sounding the alarm since 2018.
NM Close-Up
Albuquerque band Baracutanga has made a name for itself through its provocative lyrics and danceable rhythms. Deborah Martinez has this profile.
NM Close-Up
Long-term management plans are in the process of being finalized in northern NM, and US Forest Service officials are taking input until November 2019. Deborah Martinez has more on the story.
NM Close-Up
How can government assure people who answer the citizenship question on the next census that their info is safe?
NM Close-Up
People who have served time or had charges dismissed will be able to hide that information from public view beginning in July, under a new law aimed at giving them a fresh start.
NM Close-Up
Before Mary Parr-Sanchez was elected president of NEA-NM, the union boss was a classroom teacher for more than 25 years. She spoke about teacher evaluations with Deborah Martinez.
NM Close-Up
Oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin of southern NM would be impacted by the storage of spent nuclear fuel from reactors around the country, according to several people, including the state's Commissioner of Public Lands. Deborah Martinez speaks with her re: her concerns.
NM Close-Up
The mayor of the NW NM city of Aztec is the target of a recall effort because he voted not to declare Aztec a city that won't enforce gun regulation measures passed by the NM State Legislature.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with Joe Martinez and other faithful at El Santuario de Chimayo, the famous shrine where tens of thousands flock during Holy Week.
NM Close-Up
Should NM raise the rate it charges oil and gas prospectors to extract the state's resources to 25%, like Texas does? The state's commissioner of public lands thinks so. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver tells host Deborah Martinez about the new website NMvote.org that gives voters information on registering to vote, what districts they belong to, who's running for each office, and more.
NM Close-Up
NM National Guard Major General Kenneth Nava speaks about the Guard's readiness.
NM Close-Up
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says her predecessor's administration was lax at upholding NM's environmental regulations, and she moved fast to reverse many of former Gov. Susana Martinez's policies.
NM Close-Up
Knowing another language can boost your business prospects and brain resilience. But in NM and the US vs. Europe, learning a second language isn't as important. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
How do controlled, or prescribed fires compare to wildfires sparked by lightning or abandoned campfires? Deborah Martinez talks to a fire expert from the Santa Fe Nat'l Forest.
NM Close-Up
Small business entrepreneurs often need a loan to get started, and this year more money will be available for owners like Sandy Bosben, whose pet food shop got a boost that launched her success.
New Mexico Close-Up
The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce is excited about prospects for small businesses, now that the state is forming a new agency overseeing childcare, home visiting and Pre-kindergarten programs in New Mexico. Deborah Martinez speaks with Teri Cole.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez looks at a couple of legislative bills aimed at improving outcomes for children in the care of the state's Children, Youth and Families Dept., or CYFD.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with Francisco "El Comanche" Gonzales about the Genízaro descendants of NM's Spanish-Indian slaves.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with NM Acequia Association Executive Director Paula Garcia about the annual limpiada and sharing the water.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with NM Acequia Association Executive Director Paula Garcia about a northern NM acequia that holds its meetings in Spanish.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with NM National Guard Major General Ken Nava.
New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with the executive director of NM Ethics Watch, Kathleen Sabo re: their latest report.
NM Close-Up
A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows people who get to view their doctor's electronic notes on their case often take better care of themselves. And it can save the US healthcare system billions of dollars.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with the executive director of NM Ethics Watch, Kathleen Sabo re: ethics laws and upcoming reports and projects.
New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with Bob Martin about his volunteer work with New Mexico's Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs)
NM Close-Up
Gun regulation was one of the topics generating heated debate in the 2019 session of the NM State Legislature. Deborah Martinez has details of the outcome.
New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with the executive director of NM Ethics Watch, Kathleen Sabo re: ethics and our societal bond.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with the executive director of NM Ethics Watch re: its mission
NM Close-Up
April 15 is the deadline for a state court judge to receive NM's plan for improving education for all students, including low-income kids, those with special needs, and English language learners.
NM Close-Up
Tipped workers in Albuquerque just had their class action lawsuit legitimized, as a district court judge ruled their former employer stole their wages. Deborah Martinez reports.
Concerning New Mexico
Jorja Armijo on Concerning New Mexico, with guest Shannon Guzman, of the policy institute and AARP,
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with entrepreneur Trish Lopez about her Teeniors venture - pairing youth and older New Mexicans through PCs and social media.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with entrepreneur Trish Lopez about her Teeniors venture and the people who have been touched by their connections between teens and seniors.
NM Close-Up
The highly contagious childhood disease measles is making a comeback, after being almost eradicated years ago. Deborah Martinez has the latest from a NM pediatrician.
NM Close-Up
Smart phones and their apps can be daunting to older New Mexicans. But more of us are finding help through Teeniors - a nonprofit that brings together those who know and those who want to know.
NM Close-Up
Meet a man who helps kids in crisis through his volunteer work at New Mexico Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA. Deborah Martinez talks with Bob Martin about the work he does.
NM Close-Up
NM Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Vigil thinks the public would benefit from streaming of the Court's oral arguments. Right now they are not recorded or broadcast, much like federal courts across the nation.
NM Close-Up
Sir Richard Branson's aerospace operations are moving to NM and the state's Permanent Schools fund stands to gain more revenue as spaceflight takes off at Spaceport America. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
A task force has been compiling recommendations to put in a bill Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham promises to bring up in the 2020 legislative session. Deborah Martinez has more on the story with a co-sponsor of a pot bill.
KANW New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with NM State Legislator and Majority Floor Leader, Senator Peter Wirth on the "Rocket Docket" and other legislative initiatives.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with Bob Martin about the rewards of his volunteer efforts and what it takes to be a New Mexico's Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with Bob Martin on being the voice for a child in crisis as a New Mexico's Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), plus his work recruiting other volunteers.
NM Close-Up
NM aims to attract more people to its outdoor recreation spots with a bill the governor signed to expand outreach, including to the state's families who don't visit the outdoors right now.
NM Close-Up
For people living in rural NM, having access to a dental office is a luxury. Dental therapists could change that landscape under a new law that took effect in July of 2019.
KANW New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with lowrider enthusiast Fred Rael on the history of the pastime.
NM Close-Up
NM's new state police chief has been picked from within the ranks. Deborah Martinez has his story.
NM Close-Up
NYT best-selling mystery writer Anne Hillerman has a new book out, continuing the crime-fighting series, and this time, Joe Leaphorn is back.
NM Close-Up
Farmers want to join the hemp industry bandwagon, now that it's legal to manufacture and sell it in NM. Several of them talked with Deborah Martinez on this growing industry.
KANW's New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with mystery writer Anne Hillerman in part 2 of their interview.
KANW New Mexico Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with mystery writer Anne Hillerman in part 4 of their interview.
NM Close-Up
NM's wilderness areas are maintained through a joint effort between the US Forest Service and the nonprofit NM Wilderness Alliance. Deborah Martinez reports on the Wilderness Act of 1964.
NM Close-Up
Santa Fe has dozens of art galleries, but it also boasts several alpaca farms. Deborah Martinez visited one where the Alpacas get along with their neighbors, including dozens of laying chickens.
NM Close-Up
NM's lawmakers are once again being asked to pass legislation that will close the gap between what the state's healthcare system for retirees has in its coffers, and how much it needs to remain solvent. Deborah Martinez has details.
New Mexico Leadership Summit Podcast
A podcast series with thoughts inspired by the 2019 NMLS distinguished guest speakers
New Mexico Leadership Summit Podcast
A podcast series with thoughts inspired by the 2019 NMLS distinguished guest speakers
APS Open Book Podcast - Episode 7: Water Samples
Mark Goodrum speaks with APS Chief Operations Officer, Scott Elder about water samples taken at APS schools.
NM Close-Up
Lawmakers and the governor convened a terrorism summit Aug. 14 to talk about preventing gun violence in NM. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
Only about 1/3 of families who are eligible for childcare subsidies from the state are applying for them, and some say co-pays are the reason. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
NM's rural geography contributes to the high rate of poverty, making it hard for Native Americans to get an adequate education. The superintendent of Gallup-McKinley County schools talks about the challenges students face in one of the poorest school districts in the US
NM Close-Up
Are news reporters in the Age of Pres. Trump afraid to do their jobs? Deborah Martinez speaks with Abq. Journal reporter Angela Kocherga about that.
KANW NAIOP Candidate Forum
KANW recording of NAIOP ABQ City Council Town Hall Forum From August 26, Part 1
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with Albuquerque Journal reporter Angela Kocherga, who covers border issues from Las Cruces.
NM Close-Up
NM had a mild fire season in 2019, and fire managers are using controlled burns to reduce fuels that can cause catastrophic blazes. Deborah Martinez has the story
New Mexico Leadership Summit
A podcast series with thoughts inspired by the 2019 NMLS distinguished guest speakers
KANW NAIOP Candidate Forum
KANW recording of NAIOP ABQ City Council Town Hall Forum From August 26, Part 2
NM Close-Up
US Interior Dept. Secretary David Bernhardt spoke with NMCU during a recent stop in NM and vowed to keep BLM land sales to a minimum. NM's Congressmen aren't so sure. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez has the story of Senator Tom Udall's visit to Tornillo, Texas to investigate the issue of Latino families separated at the border, some of whom seek asylum.
Concerning New Mexico
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham Inauguration Speech
NM Close-Up
Longtime Native American advocate Regis Pecos speaks with Deborah Martinez about how the state's Native American children will benefit from the new department focused on early childhood programs.
NM Close-Up
Pension fund balances of New Mexico's public employee retirement accounts are faring better than most states', but they are still under-funded. Deborah Martinez spoke to Charles Wollman on whether retirees should be worried.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez talks with the 89-year-old wife of the 99-year-old Bataan Death March survivor from New Mexico.
NM Close-Up
Rural areas of Catron and Socorro Counties in Western NM got relief from the state engineer who manages water rights, when he denied a permit to pipe water from those counties, to cities further up the Rio Grande corridor. Deborah Martinez talks to the attorney who won the day - for now.
NM Close-Up
Albuquerque born-and-bred mayor Tim Keller talks of his early interest in public service and what he did to blaze his trail, watching C-SPAN in elementary school. Deborah Martinez spoke with Keller at Albuquerque City Hall.
NM Close-Up
Teachers are getting training they can use to spot child abuse, including human trafficking. Deborah Martinez speaks with Attorney General Hector Balderas about how that training is saving lives.
NM Close-Up
Student debt can keep a young person from achieving their goals, but NM youth who took classes through Career Education Corporation that loaned them the money, just had their student debt wiped out. Deborah Martinez reports NM's AG facilitated the settlement.
NM Close-Up
A pilot program aimed at reducing the number of 911 calls from the same group of patients has had some success, and the Santa Fe Fire Department is looking to expand it to more NM communities. Deborah Martinez speaks with a paramedic who is bringing her experience working on the ambulance detail to help people in crisis.
NM Close-Up
Spanish Market Traditional artist Carlos José Otero's family goes back several hundred years in NM, and he brings those roots to his work. Host Deborah Martinez spoke with Otero before his death last year,about his humble beginnings and being a self-taught santero.
NM Close-Up
Albuquerque's Mayor Tim Keller says his police department is making progress towards reform, but with a shortage of officers, some wonder how long lasting change will take. Deborah Martinez reports.
NM Close-Up
Widespread chemical contamination from the use of a foam fire retardant has poisoned the water in and around Cannon Air Force base. So far at least one dairy farmer fears he could lose his business as a result.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with long-time NM State Representative Patricia Lundstrom on the 2013 upheaval of the state's mental health system and what's needed to rebuild it.
NM Close-Up
Several bills that would help farmers are being debated at the NM State Legislature this session. Deborah Martinez has details on what they would mean for transparency and data collection.
APS Open Book - Episode 1: Teen Suicide Prevention and Detection
Mark Goodrum speaks with Victoria Waugh-Reed (APS District Crisis Resource Counselor), Nancy Wiggins (Special Education Teacher at Grant Middle School), and Nick Estrada (Senior at Volcano Vista High School).
NM Close-Up
Dark money in politics will soon be under a spotlight, now that the NM State Legislature has passed a bill that will require info on who is contributing to campaigns and for what purpose.
NM Close-Up
NY Times best-selling author Anne Hillerman always credits her father, Tony Hillerman, for her insights and writing skill. She talks with Deborah Martinez about her writing style in this Close-Up chat.
NM Close-Up
Children are a vital part of the census count, especially given NM's low rankings in child welfare. Deborah Martinez talks with the deputy director of NM Voices for Children as the group embarks on a campaign to get all NM children counted in the census next year.
New Mexico Leadership Summit Podcast
A podcast series with thoughts inspired by the 2019 NMLS distinguished guest speakers
NM Close-Up
Santa Fe has the highest minimum wage in NM, at $11.40 per hour. But as Deborah Martinez reports, it's still not enough to keep people from having to work several jobs to make ends meet.
NM Close-Up
Getting a firearm background check is now mandatory in NM when buying a gun. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law as the NM State Legislature wound to a close.
NM Close-Up
Public financing of campaigns is gaining in popularity, with Albuquerque and Santa Fe trying to make it easier for candidates with meager budgets to compete with big spenders. On NM Close-Up, reporter Deborah Martinez tells us about those programs and the revamp of a campaign financing disclosure bill at the state capitol.
NM Close-Up
Voting systems in some states are not as secure as they could be, but in NM a paper ballot system and continuous system hardening puts the state ahead of the game.
NM Close-Up
Lawmakers on the Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Committee gave a mostly cold reception to a proposal for storing the nation's nuclear waste from power plants under the ground in southern NM.
NM Close-Up
Former Senator turned author Dede Feldman talks about her time in the NM State Legislature and the causes she still rallies for.
APS Open Book - Episode 3: Protecting Our Public Schools
Mark Goodrum speaks with APS Chief Operations Officer, Scott Elder and APS Chief of Police, Steven Gallegos about school safety and security.
NM Close-Up
The Albuquerque Police Department has been working on improving community relations after a Department of Justice report found it uses excessive force. Deborah Martinez talks with a therapist who's working to change the training cadets get before dealing with people who have mental health challenges.
NM Close-Up
The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has ruled that people who don't want to be in a union, no longer have to pay a fee to cover costs of union contract negotiations. Deborah Martinez talks to the head of NEA NM about the ramifications of the ruling.
NM Close-Up
Fewer people are dying of lung cancer in NM, but doctors worry that with more medical marijuana patients who smoke and vape THC, more cases could be diagnosed in the coming years. Host Deborah Martinez speaks with thoracic surgeon Dr. Eric Presser.
NM Close-Up
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed hundreds of bills after the 2019 legislative session, but a few did not get past lawmakers. Deborah Martinez takes a look at several.
NM Close-Up
Former Bernalillo County District Court Judge Shannon Bacon discusses tighter rules and changes in the Uniform Probate Code, so that guardians of people who depend on them act in the protected person's best interest.
NM Close-Up
A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement can't force car owners who are innocent to give up their vehicles to their forfeiture programs. Deborah Martinez talks about the state forfeiture law and the prospect of revising it with House Speaker Brian Egolf, a Democrat from Santa Fe.
NM Close-Up
George Geder, a genealogist from Albuquerque, reflects on his great grandparents and the role slavery played in their past, during Black History Month.
NM Close-Up
For many years, NM, like other states, has been contracting with private prison operators to take care of about 7300 inmates, including their healthcare. Deborah Martinez reports on new data that has some lawmakers asking whether the state should run prisons itself.
NM Close-Up
Deborah Martinez speaks with the CEO of Homewise about the nonprofit's mission of creating successful homeowners.
NM Close-Up
Meet the group in Stanley, NM that rescues abandoned and neglected horses and gets them adopted. Lauri Michael of the NM Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch speaks with Deborah Martinez.
NM Close-Up
With more than a dozen investigations into misconduct, Environmental Protection Agency director in the Trump administration resigned on 7/5/18, and at least one former administrator is cheering the news. Deborah Martinez talks with Karl Brooks about Scott Pruitt's departure and the effect of his tenure.
NM Close-Up
Medicaid expansion has had a profound effect on states like NM over the last four years. Deborah Martinez reports on a new study by Georgetown University and the University of North Carolina showing a lot more people have health insurance now than before the expansion under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
NM Close-Up
Plague cases are showing up in animals that can be spread to people. Host Deborah Martinez speaks with Dr. Jennifer Steketee about how to avoid the disease.
NM Close-Up
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she won't support President Trump's border wall construction in NM and has cut back on the number of National Guard troops the previous governor sent to the border.
NM Close-Up
World-reknowned novelist and children's book author Rudolfo Anaya loves taking part in a northern NM reading program every summer. He talks about the importance of reading with Deborah Martinez.
NM Close-Up
Allegations of corruption will soon be heard by a bonafide ethics commission, after the governor signed a bill into law at the state capitol.
NM Close-Up
A private company in Western New Mexico again wants to buy up ranchers' water rights and sell them to Rio Rancho and other areas, but its plan doesn't hold water, according to the State Engineer. Deborah Martinez reports.
NM Close-Up
For years, New Mexico has been stuck at the bottom of the list of states when it comes to children's well-being. But the children's advocacy group Voices for Children sees the tide turning. Deborah Martinez speaks with Exec. Dir. James Jimenez.
NM Close-Up
NM Close-Up
Congresswoman Deb Haaland is fighting for indigenous women who've become victims of domestic and other violence, and she supports a bill that would share data among law enforcement agencies.
NM Close-Up
Musician and producer Jerry Dean lives New Mexico music, beginning as a teenager playing trumpet in his dad Al Hurricane, Sr.'s band. He talks about the genre of the music with Deborah Martinez.
Concerning NM Elizabeth Kistin Keller
Jorja Armijo on Concerning New Mexico, with guest ABQ 1st Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller. The speech was giving to the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.
NM Close-Up
The State Investment Council that manages the sovereign fund called the Land Grant Permanent Fund, cautions lawmakers not to increase the amount they take from the fund for education, so as to preserve it. Deborah Martinez talks with the SIC's spokesman about the issue.
NM Close-Up
Long-time lawmaker Representative Larry Larrañaga of Albuquerque has died, after serving 24 years in the NM State Legislature. NM CLose-Up host Deborah Martinez has this remembrance.
NM Close-Up
Republicans ran out the legislative clock in debate over the Energy Transition Act, but in the end the Democratic majority passed the bill that moves NM to renewable energy sources by 2045.
APS Open Book - Episode 5: APS Alumni Homecoming
Mark Goodrum speaks with APS alumni Rachel Scott, first year teacher at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School and Danielle Todesco, morning news anchor at KOB-TV about their journeys to their successful careers.
New Mexico Close-Up
NM's public education department now has a new leader, after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham fired her first choice several weeks ago. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
The halls of NM's state capitol are quiet again, now that another session of the legislature has come to a close. Deborah Martinez has this recap.
NM Close-Up
A student loan company called Career Education Corporation has agreed to a court settlement that includes giving prospective students full disclosure of costs and true chances for a job in their field post-graduation; plus forgiveness of student debt - NM's totaled almost $2mill.
NM Close-Up
Climate change is prompting utility companies in NM to speed up their move to renewable energy sources, as customers are demanding. Deborah Martinez gets the Sierra Club's perspective
NM Close-Up
Caring for lost or homeless animals gets expensive, and nonprofits struggle to stay afloat all over New Mexico. Host Deborah Martinez talks to the vet who heads the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, who is proud of the fact that animals are not euthanized just because they are homeless.
APS Open Book - Episode 2: A Discussion with Superintendent Reedy
Mark Goodrum speaks with APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy about her background, the quality of teaching in APS classrooms, her vision for the future of APS, and much more in this insightful discussion.
NM Close-Up
Did you know that one dog that has a litter of pups brings 144 dogs into the world in just one year, unless they are spayed or neutered? Host Deborah Martinez talks to the director of Santa Fe's Animal Shelter on the cost to shelters and communities when owners fail to spay or neuter their pets.
NM Close-Up
Why do fires in and around our forests cause so much worse damage to communities than they used to? Deborah Martinez speaks with a forest service manager who says two words are key: fire suppression.
NM Close-Up
Host Deborah Martinez speaks with former Albq. District Judge (now Supreme Ct. justice) Shannon Bacon about new rules and amendments to the Uniform Probate Code. The changes come too late for victims of fraud by the people who were supposed to be caring for older, incapacitated and mentally challenged New Mexicans. Two owners and the company, Ayudando Guardians are charged in federal court with stealing millions of dollars from this vulnerable population.
NM Close-Up
A group of businessmen wants to build an underground storage facility in SE New Mexico, for the nation's nuclear reactor waste. Reporter Deborah Martinez has the story of the former legislator who is leading the effort.
NM Close-Up
NM's elected leaders were joined by the president of the Navajo Nation, Jonathan Nez for a bill-signing at the state capitol recently. Deborah Martinez has the story.
NM Close-Up
A political group called Working Families that has chapters in several states has been working to get progressive candidates elected in NM. Deborah Martinez spoke with the group's political director on those wins and what's in store for next year's elections.
APS Open Book - Episode 4: Fine Arts in Our Schools
Mark Goodrum speaks with APS Fine Arts Director, Gina Rasinski, former APS Fine Arts Director, Luis Delgado, retired music educator, Ron Lipka, and APS students and their teachers about the wide-ranging fine arts programs offered at APS schools.
NM Close-Up
Keeping people safe when they fly is the job of systems specialists like Ron Schubert. But with the federal government shutdown stretching beyond one month, he has grown weary of working without a paycheck. Deborah Martinez spoke with Schubert on his situation.
NM Close-Up
Remember that voter fraud commission that President Donald Trump formed to investigate "massive voter fraud" in the 2016 election? NMCU host Deborah Martinez talks with NM Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver about the now disbanded commission and the myth of voter fraud in NM.
NM Close-Up
Congresswoman Debra Haaland's stance on gun regulation aligns with students who don't want to fear going to school. Hear Deborah Martinez's interview with Haaland during a recent visit to Santa Fe.
NM Close-Up
Recent polls show 66% of New Mexicans support the idea of paying legislators a salary. Deborah Martinez speaks to Majority Floor Leader Peter Wirth about a resolution that would let voters decide.
NM Close-Up
NM's low-income families and adults who enrolled in Medicaid when it was expanded now have more resources, and for Santa Fe's frequent callers to 911, a special team helps them make those connections. Deborah Martinez has more on the Mobile Integrated Health Office.
NM Close-Up
NM's secretary of state says the state is evolving from a two-party system, and that will give voters more choices. Deborah Martinez has the story.