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Our Love Life's A Joke

This week, Rob & Courtney sit down with local comedians Jason Green, Marty Adam Smith & Rusty Rutherford to read your love notes & explore the buffoonery of romanticism.

Event Horizon

A Titillating Treat

Thursday, Feb 11: Southwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore

The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.

Literature

Equestrian Therapist Visits Page 1 Books

Patricia J. Conoway talks about her new book on horses and Alzheimer's.

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The Daily Word in death, asshole lab rats and chess queens

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#1 reason not to perform animal testing: lab rats are jerks.

Further proof that animals are only pretending to be cute.

A rare albino turtle hatched in Australia.

Migrant students are better than your lazy American kid.

Hell yes, women can beat you at chess.

Thinking about death makes you more punitive, religious and conservative.

Fatal insomnia is a thing.

So The Guest has a killer soundtrack. Who knew?

Lacy David and Holly Noll of Rise and Resist

Popping on Podcasts Instead of Records

I'm guilty of being wayyyy allured by the idea of multitasking. As such, I'm wayyyy into podcasts. The idea of learning while I run, while I fall asleep, while I drive or cook dinner really appeals to me. I'm pretty much just as interested in hearing about my friend's favorite podcasts as I am hearing about their favorite books and records.

In the hopes that you might be just as interested, here's what's in rotation for me on the regular.

DVDASA with David Choe and Asa Akira I would pretty much listen to David Choe talk about anything for hours at a time.

Rise & Resist Inexplicably in the last several years I've become more and more interested in fitness, nutrition and, here's the real curve ball, weightlifting. And I like my information on these topics best when it is delivered by people whose ethics jive with mine. Feminist, body positive, smart talk about well being.

To the Best of Our Knowledge From Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, the far ranging, always fascinating topics covered here are approached with acumen and insight.

Now, join me in my obsessive multitasking.

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The Daily Word in the toxic cost of consumerism

Just had to get that upgrade? There is a lake in China filled with the toxic, radioactive sludge that is the byproduct of your new smartphone.

"Santa's elves" work for a pittance mass fabricating your useless holiday trinkets.

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Cutting a Budget from 1.2% to 19%?

Well, that escalated quickly.

Soon there may be a deep budget cut for Behavioral Health Services, an $8 million cut. Governor Martinez wants a 1.2% cut but the Legislature wants to cut 19% of the Behavioral Health Services budget. You read that right: 19%. Martinez has previously stated that she wants more money going towards Behavioral Health Services, though she could have been referencing that in regards to children’s services.

What about in 2013 when Martinez’ office accused 15 behavioral health providers of fraud? Because of these investigations, some of these providers had to close. Around that time in 2013, 85% of Medicaid customers in the state went to these providers. And guess what? 13 out of 15 were cleared of any wrong-doing today.

The Legislature wants to shift most of the costs over to Medicaid, but it’s been noted that that definitely won’t cover training police/response teams that deal mainly with people behavioral health issues and substance abuse issues. This will also affect 25 programs and over 20,000 people in the state. This would especially affect Rio Arriba County which has been getting $500,000/year for the last 5 years. Rio Arriba has one of the highest heroin overdose rates in the US; 10 times more than the national average.

How can New Mexicans dealing with behavioral health issues, particularly with substance abuse issues, get help without the necessary resources? When essential health programs are cut back or taken away, the problem doesn't go away, it gets worse. If you’re disturbed by this issue like I am, here’s a resource for you so you can email your legislators, senators, representatives, governor and other local officials.

Let’s do better, New Mexico.

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The Daily Word in Denver Broncos, Beyonce and Politics

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What’s a better way to celebrate a Super Bowl winning? Trash your own hometown.

Beyoncé? More like Beyon-slaaay.

Because what’s an event without someone stirring up irrelevant controversy?

You’re a bad feminist if you don’t vote for Hillary Clinton. I forgot that’s the fastest way I get sent to the depths of hell.

The Clintons v. Sanders. Yikes.

My actual goal in life is to be like Snow White and befriend and home animals.

Be a homie and help your community.

Fairview Cemetery Exhibition Opening at Albuquerque Museum

The first rotating exhibition in the Community History Series at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW), opening March 26, features the historic Fairview Cemetery on Yale SE. Dating back to the late 1800s, Fairview is the resting place of many of Albuquerque's most prominent citizens during that and subsequent eras.

Coordinated by Albuquerque resident and Fairview Cemetery Historian Susan Schwartz, the exhibition will feature a large collection of photographs, artifacts, deeds, ledgers and lists of burials of groups like Buffalo soldiers, railroad employees, and many others. Excerpts from interviews with descendants of early residents will be included. It will be open through Sept. 11, 2016.


Groups or individuals in the Albuquerque community who wish to submit a community history or contemporary issues exhibit application may contact Curator of History Deb Slaney at the Museum, or visit cabq.gov/museum.

The Daily Word in Johnny Cash Spiders, Fresh Air Sales and Fake Simpsons

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A newly discovered tarantula has been named Aphonopelma johnnycashi, due to its thick black coat, it's proximity to Folsom prison (seriously) and after its admission that it killed a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

If you plan on hiring hitmen to kill your wife, you'd better make sure they do the job. Otherwise, she might do what this Australian woman did and crash her own funeral.

4 new species of flatworm that fit on the head of a dime discovered. They have no brains or organs, just a sack for a stomach and a mouth that eats and poops.

A fire that started last night in Isleta Pueblo is still keeping firefighters busy today.

Fat, dumb, yellow dad. Beehive-sporting mom. Little girl in a red dress and pearls. That's right! It's everyone's favorite cartoon fam from the nation of Georgia: The Samsonadzes. And if that sounds too familiar to you, check out the opening credits sequence. Sheesh.

According to neurobiologist Douglas Fields, the same group of neurons that help you react quickly in times of danger are the same ones that make people "just snap."

DWI penalties became a whole lot stiffer last week, even though we had the lowest number of drunk-driving-related deaths in over 20 years during 2015. So, of course, a new study suggests that harsher punishments aren't likely to deter drunk driving.

God bless the free market! A British man is selling £80 jars of fresh air to the Chinese. And they're buying it.

Here's an amazing collection of photos taken during the Vietnam war by the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.

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