Weekly public affairs program featuring interviews with policy makers, advocates, elected officials, artists, musicians and other news makers along with live phone calls from listeners.
Let's Talk [Un]Affordable Housing
Let’s Talk New Mexico 5/6 8am: Home prices are rising everywhere, but especially in the West . Mortgage interest rates are low, people are free to work remotely, and relocation to places like New Mexico makes sense for those wanting to escape high costs of living in other areas. But lackluster home and apartment construction in our state over the last decade means that New Mexican cities have little inventory for renters or buyers, and would-be sellers often don’t list their homes because they
Let’s Talk Youth & COVID: Back To (In-Person) School
Public schools in New Mexico started fully in-person classes this month for the first time in over a year. Some students chose to stay remote, others returned, and some of those who went back are already remote again due to COVID exposure. On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re hearing from students about how it’s going.
Let's Talk About Acknowledging The History Of The Land
Let's Talk New Mexico 4/15 8am : The state of New Mexico, including land currently used by the University of New Mexico, occupies the traditional homelands of many Indigenous peoples. KUNM will soon be using a statement, known as a “land acknowledgement,” on our website along with other documents that recognize and honor that history.
Let's Talk The New World Of Legal Cannabis
Let's Talk New Mexico 4/08 8am : Last week in a special session of the New Mexico Legislature lawmakers moved to legalize recreational cannabis and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation. The changes allows individuals to grow for personal use or to sell with a micro-business license and they create a structure that will gradually increase taxes over time. A separate bill allows for the expungement of criminal records for some past marijuana offenses. On the next Let’s
Let's Talk Women's History Month
Let's Talk New Mexico 3/18 8am: March is Women’s History Month, and we are taking a look at how the suffrage movement here in New Mexico continues to inspire activists today On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re discussing the role women have played in New Mexico's history, and how women today continue to strive to break the glass ceiling.
Let's Talk More About COVID-19 Vaccines
Let's Talk New Mexico 3/11 8am: There’s now a third COVID-19 vaccine available in our state and more New Mexicans than ever are getting called in to get the jab. But how will the process be affected by the state's new goal of getting all K-12 educators and early childhood professionals their first dose by the end of March? And what about kids? Should they get vaccinated? On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll dive into the newest phase of COVID vaccination with guests from the Department of
Wish they’d keep it updated
I love this podcast so much but wish they’d have the current episode always updated on here. It’s mid June and they only have up to May 15.