Presented by Your NM Government, a creative, news-focused show about the pandemic and the fights against racism in our communities. We’re working to generate connections in a time of physical distancing and offer a global perspective. On KUNM’s airwaves Sundays at 11 a.m. and available always wherever you get your podcasts. This show is part of the collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS and the Santa Fe Reporter. Hosted by Khalil Ekulona and executive produced by Marisa Demarco.
No More Normal: Old-School Shoutout Show 2
It's the return of our Old-School Shoutout Show on Episode 21. The first one, we did back in May. Now, as the pandemic wears on, we wanted to hear from callers: Who do you love? Who do you miss? Who do you want to celebrate or honor? We did the episode live this year.
Climate Change Solutions Act Gets Attention At The Roundhouse
As much of the country suffers from the polar vortex that has brought record lows and winter storms, legislators at the Roundhouse are examining the Climate Solutions Act. House Bill 9 looks at New Mexico’s issues with climate change while implementing economic reform in addressing the state’s energy consumption. For Your New Mexico Government’s continuing coverage of the legislative session KUNM’s Khalil Ekulona spoke with Laura Paskus from New Mexico PBS. LAURA PASKUS: One of the things that I
Your NM Gov: Climate Bills Reach Committee
Your New Mexico Government is continuing its coverage of everything that happens at the Roundhouse with an interview of Laura Paskus from New Mexico PBS. Paskus talks about the Clean Water Act, SB 86 , which proposes regulations on oil & gas companies in regards to produced water. And she tells us all about the Climate Solutions Act, HB 9 , which looks to find solutions to the climate change issues New Mexico is facing, while using those efforts to boost the state's economy.
No More Normal: When Piggy Banks Fly
We get into what money really is. We take a dive into a bill that looks to create a public bank. We talk with a member of a financial innovation group about how universal basic income has helped businesses during the pandemic. We grapple with student loans. We hear the journey of how difficult it is to start a business as a pandemic is raging. And we have a talk with the secretary of workforce solutions about where the jobs are going to be.
New COVID Rules In The Roundhouse Raise Partisan Tensions In Santa Fe
Coronavirus has infiltrated the Roundhouse, where New Mexico’s legislators are in the early weeks of a 60-day session. Since mid-January when the session began, at least three people in the capital have tested positive for the virus, including one GOP lawmaker. On Friday, Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf announced new rules, restricting participation in committee meetings to Zoom, and closing the House floor to most lawmakers. KUNM spoke with Matt Grubs from New Mexico PBS.
No More Normal: Our Common Purpose
If you have listened to the show for a while, a few months back, you may have heard an interview we had with Stephen Heintz, a co-chair of the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship . The commission is charged with discovering ways to activate participation of U.S. citizens in democratic civil life. So that's what they did. After spending two years and hundreds of hours talking with people all around the country about what’s working and what’s not, a group of 35 scholars, business
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This is the best source of news around coronavirus, so grateful to have it during “primetime” on KUNM! Khalil is an amazing host and the summary info + call in’s + themed episodes are incredibly useful. Thank you and keep up the great work!
I love being able to hear the latest news about what's happening in new mexico from the high quality reporting happening at KUNM and NMPBS. Highly recommend!