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English, Education, 1 season, 31 episodes, 14 hours, 36 minutes
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Interviews with students, teachers and researchers doing interesting work at the University of New Mexico.
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New poetry anthology highlights voices from around New Mexico

On this episode, a new anthology of New Mexico poets highlights themes of community, culture, history and landscape. We talk with Associate Professor Levi Romero and his co-editor, Poet Michelle Otero, about the collection, "New Mexico Poetry Anthology 2023." And we revisit an interview from last year with filmmaker turned author Ramona Emerson about her debut novel “Shutter.”
3/17/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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UNM grad named CNN Hero of the Year for his work as a street vet

On this episode University of New Mexico graduate Dr. Kwane Stewart talks about the organization he created, Project Street Vet. Stewart offers judgement-free veterinary care to the pets of people who are unhoused.
2/23/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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UNM grad named CNN Hero of the Year for his work as a street vet

On this episode University of New Mexico graduate Dr. Kwane Stewart talks about the organization he created, Project Street Vet. Stewart offers judgement-free veterinary care to the pets of people who are unhoused.
2/21/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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Professor works to create a mental health center in the West Bank

On this episode we talk about traumatic stress in conflict areas with Lori Rudolph, whose research has focused on the West Bank of Palestine.
2/16/202427 minutes, 27 seconds
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UNM law professor's contributions to Native American rights garners national recognition

On this episode we talk with Professor Emerita Gloria Valencia-Weber. She recently received the Pierce-Hickerson Award from the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association. The award honors law professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement or preservation of Native American rights.
1/25/202428 minutes, 19 seconds
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Professor works to create a mental health center in the West Bank

On this episode we talk about traumatic stress in conflict areas with Lori Rudolph, whose research has focused on the West Bank of Palestine.
12/15/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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Graduate students strut their research stuff at LoboBITES

Every year graduate students at the University of New Mexico present their research in 3-minute long talks, competing to advance to a regional competition. The idea is to help grad students learn to present their work succinctly to audiences. We talk with several graduate researchers.
11/24/202328 minutes, 41 seconds
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How the spike in book challenges hurts libraries and intellectual freedom

On this episode we talk with Deirdre Caparoso about explosion of challenges against libraries and books. She is outreach and community engagement librarian at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. She is also chair of the intellectual freedom committee for the New Mexico Library Association.
8/18/202328 minutes, 52 seconds
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Author details the nuclear 'colonization' of New Mexico

On this episode Associate Professor Myrriah Gomez talks about her book “Nuclear Nuevo México: Colonialism and the Effects of the Nuclear Industrial Complex on Nuevomexicanos.”
8/18/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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A new graduate and a professor use challenges to create support networks and art

On this episode two women, one a recent University of New Mexico graduate and one a professor in the UNM Honors College, talk about overcoming some serious challenges and how they used those experiences to create. Professor Amaris Ketchum used comic-style diary entries to process her husband's kidney cancer. Her new book is "Unfiltered: A Cancer Year Diary." And new graduate Adrianna Morales has become a passionate advocate for supporting sexual assault survivors after finding a lack of support following her own assault.
5/23/202328 minutes, 49 seconds
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Researchers will study MDMA-assisted therapy for opioid addiction; Book re-examines humans' impact on the environment

On this episode a researcher talks about a new study that will use MDMA-assisted therapy to help new mothers with opioid addiction, and a new book re-examines humans impact on the environment.
4/21/202327 minutes, 56 seconds
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Open educational resources help undercut rising college costs

On this episode we look at open educational resources. It's one way to curtail the steep costs college students face in buying text books. These are materials in the public domain or are under a license that allows them to be freely used, changed, or shared with others. We’ll hear from instructors at the University of New Mexico who are using and creating these materials and why they love them.
3/17/202328 minutes, 56 seconds
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UNM alum works to reclaim Indigenous birthing practices

On this episode we talk with Nicolle Gonzales, She is a nurse-midwife from the Navajo Nation and has dedicated her life to addressing Native American maternal health disparities around access to care while reclaiming indigenous birthing practices and supporting the return of indigenous midwives to communities.
1/20/202328 minutes, 58 seconds
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In Ramona Emerson's first novel a Diné woman confronts ghosts while working as forensic photographer

On this episode we speak with Ramona Emerson. She is a Diné writer and filmmaker originally from Tohatchi New Mexico, who has published her first novel. It features a Diné forensic photographer who must also face the ghosts of victims from the crime scenes she documents.
11/18/202229 minutes
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Exhibit recalls artists' protest over U.S. intervention in Central America

An exhibit at the UNM Art Museum explores the legacy of a collective of artists that used public demonstrations, film, art exhibitions, mail art, performances, and poetry readings to protest U.S. military interventions in Central America.
10/27/202227 minutes, 18 seconds
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Study finds mushrooms combined with therapy can curb heavy drinking

There has been a growing interest in the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic substances to treat things like depression. Now a first-of-its kind study at the University of New Mexico and New York University found that psilocybin, often called magic mushrooms, can help decrease heavy drinking in those with alcohol use disorder when it's combined with psychotherapy.
9/16/202224 minutes, 12 seconds
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New UNM course to focus on algorithmic justice

On this episode two professors in law and political science discuss a multi-disciplinary course they're creating with other scholars to tackle bias in algorithms.
7/19/202228 minutes, 14 seconds
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UNM doctor volunteers with mobile medical team in Ukraine

In this episode we talk with Dr. Matthew Wilks about his work volunteering with Team Rubicon in Ukraine. And we revisit an interview with journalist Laura Paskus about climate change in New Mexico.
4/15/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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UNM doctor volunteers with mobile medical team in Ukraine

In this episode we talk with Dr. Matthew Wilks about his work volunteering with Team Rubicon in Ukraine. And we revisit an interview with journalist Laura Paskus about climate change in New Mexico.
3/19/202229 minutes, 11 seconds
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Book explores pivotal role locomotive repair shops played in Albuquerque's history

In 1880 the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad came to Albuquerque. But more importantly, the company located its locomotive repair shops in the town. This would change the city forever. At their height the locomotive shops employed 2,000 people. The quadrant system for Albuquerque addresses actually originated with this giant facility. In the book “Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops” from University of New Mexico Press, Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint explore how these shops became the catalyst for the modern city.
11/19/202128 minutes, 39 seconds
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Project Highlights Stories Of Resilience In Pandemic

University Showcase, 7/16, 8a: The last year of the coronavirus pandemic has challenged communities all over the state. Last November, five students at the University of New Mexico began interviewing people about how they and their communities were coping in the pandemic and how they were forced to find their own resilience.
7/16/202128 minutes, 58 seconds
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Chief Medical Examiner Talks About The Year Of COVID

University Showcase, Friday 6/18 8a: As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in New Mexico in April 2020, Dr. Heather Jarrell stepped into a new role --- interim chief medical examiner at the Office of the Medical Investigator. On this episode, we talk with Dr. Jarrell about how the pandemic affected her office and staff, especially with the ongoing shortage of forensic pathologists here and around the country. She also talks about the need to recruit more young people into the field.
6/18/202127 minutes, 32 seconds
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Diné Professor's Research Grounded In Community

University Showcase, Friday 5/21 8a: Each year the University of New Mexico recognizes a faculty member with its Community Engaged Research Lecture award. On this episode, Professor Jennifer Nez Denetdale from the American Studies Department talks about her lecture "Dikos Ntsaaígíí ̶ Building the Perfect Human to Invade: A Diné Feminist Analysis of the Pandemic and the Navajo Nation.”
5/21/202128 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Maps Influenced Our Ideas About Mars

University Showcase 4/16 8a: From "War of the Worlds" to "The Martian Chronicles," the planet Mars has long held a grip on our popular imagination. But where did these early ideas about vast networks of canals and advanced, and sometimes hostile, civilizations come from? On this episode we explore the power of mapmaking to create reality, but also the tendency to work out our own problems on Earth by projecting them onto Mars.
4/16/202128 minutes, 39 seconds
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Installation Gives Voice To River In Crisis

What is the sound of a river in crisis? That’s what a group of artists explore in an installation opening online at the University of New Mexico Art Museum on World Water Day, March 22nd.
3/19/202128 minutes, 57 seconds
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Scholar Outlines What Reparations Might Look Like

University Showcase, 2/19, 8a: On this episode we explore the concept or reparations with Kathy Powers, who has been studying transitional justice and reparations around the world for years. She’s an associate professor of political science at the University of New Mexico.
2/19/202128 minutes, 56 seconds
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Running Medicine Opens Wellness To Everyone

University Showcase, Friday, 01/15, 8a:On this episode we talk with the group Running Medicine, which recently won a national award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that recognizes and honors those in sport who display an innovative and collaborative approach to making their communities healthier places to live.
1/15/202127 minutes, 31 seconds
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Book Explores Profound Impacts Of Climate Change On New Mexico

University Showcase, Friday, 12/18 8a: New Mexico and the Southwest are grappling with profound impacts brought by climate change and those will only get worse, so how are we preparing? Journalist Laura Paskus has covered New Mexico’s environment for years and in her new book from University of New Mexico Press, “At The Precipice: New Mexico’s Changing Climate,” she explores the realities of climate change and the havoc it has been wreaking for years in the state.
12/17/202028 minutes, 32 seconds
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New Health Secretary Brings Experience In Population Health, Course Focuses On Pandemic

University Showcase Friday, 11/20, 8a: On this episode we meet Dr. Tracie Collins, the women selected this month by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to be the new secretary for the New Mexico Department of Health. Collins has served as Dean of the UNM College of Population Health since 2019.
11/20/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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Project Focuses On Whole Family To Reduce Youth Recidivism

University Showcase Friday, 10/16, 8a: Young people who are caught up early in the justice system often face an array of challenges even before they get into trouble. Those can include untreated mental health problems, substance abuse and dysfunctional or violent home lives.
10/16/202029 minutes, 1 second
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Book Explores The Key Role UNM Played In Computer Art

Friday, 9/18, 8a: On this episode we talk about the history of Art1 with art historian and author Patrick Frank. In the late 1960s, the University of New Mexico played a key role in bringing together creativity and technology in what was then the nascent field of computer art. Now a new book from Museum of New Mexico Press offers the first in depth account of this early digital creativity -- “Sharing Code: Art1, Frederick Hammersley, and the Dawn of Computer Art.”
9/18/202026 minutes, 4 seconds