The Daily Word in Trump's downward spiral, Adblock v. Facebook and how local law enforcement pad their budgets with seized cash
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 12 2016 10:36 AM ]
An MDC corrections officer once fired over allegations of excessive force is under investigation for mistreating an inmate.
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Using a network of industry informants the DEA has confiscated hundreds of millions of dollars from domestic air and train travelers, often without laying charges.
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New Mexico Statewide Call for Entries
Winning choirs to be featured in Theme Song for Global Documentary Scored by Film Composer Howard Wulkan
Press Release [ Wed Aug 10 2016 3:23 PM ]
August 4, 2016, Albuquerque, NM – Cinder Cone Media Worldwide and The LAB Recording Studio announce a statewide “call-to-entry” for a New Mexico children’s choir to be featured on the theme song to the upcoming highly-anticipated documentary film CORNERSTONE.
CORNERSTONE, written and directed by Debi Lang of Caring For the World Films, is the story of CNN Hero of the Year Jackson Kaguri’s mission to create the NYAKA AIDS ORPHAN PROJECT. It was inspired by his vision to transform his village in Uganda that was ravaged by the epidemic.
Wulkan, who was tapped to compose the original score and sound design for the film, brought in Portland, OR-based Ben Wuamett, founder of alt-folk band EZRA BELL, to co-write and sing the theme song for CORNERSTONE.
“My vision is to combine the modern singing and songwriting style of Ben Wuamett with Ugandan instrumentation AND a traditional hymn approach, choir-and-all,” said Wulkan. “I’m looking for something special; something unique. The finished piece will be included in the film and accompanying soundtrack.”
Call for submissions are open to children’s choirs ages 6-14 and can come from houses of worship, schools, clubs, community centers and any other organizations that are globally-minded. Cinder Cone encourages all participants to submit links of their best performances (video you tube link OR audio mp3).
Submissions will be open through 8/14. The public is invited to vote for their favorite finalist via the Cinder Cone Worldwide Facebook Page starting on 8/15 and ending on 8/21. The winner will be announced on Monday, 8/22 and the official recording will take place at The LAB Recording Studio in Albuquerque on Sunday, 8/28. To learn more about submissions, rules, requirements and compensation details, please visit www.cinderconeworldwide.com.
Cinder Cone Media Worldwide is A Conscious Media Company owned by Howard & Lainie Wulkan. Cinder Cone utilizes the power of media to effect change in the world and is the umbrella organization for Cinder Cone Records, The LAB Recording Studio, Zeta Global Radio and Cinder Cone Events. For more information, visit www.cinderconeworldwide.com and the Cinder Cone Worldwide Facebook page.
The Daily Word in Tax Free holiday 2016, Gags The Green Bay Clown and new wheels for APD
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 5 2016 11:58 AM ]
This weekend is the annual Tax Free Holiday.
Health officials skipped a meeting that was to address the long length of time it takes to process New Mexico medical marijuana applications because they were too busy processing medical marijuana applications.
APD purchased new fleet vehicles to replace the Challengers no one likes.
The Daily Word in the lady in white, Florida Zika cases and a Chinese fireball in California
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Jul 29 2016 10:35 AM ]
Some folks think Sports Authority should have donated theses new shoes rather than cutting and dumping them.
UNM says it has changed how it responds to sexual assault claims.
Police are looking for this man in connection with the torture and demise of his girlfriend's little dog.
Four people in Florida appear to have the first cases of Zika contracted within the United States.
Another Chinese rocket created another huge fireball across the California sky.
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The Daily Word in murder in Munich, the death of Hastings and THC in Colorado's water
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Jul 22 2016 6:16 PM ]
A contract for construction at the Sunport doubled in cost after a company had already won the bidding process.
It's official: Hastings is closing all of their locations in October.
Parking in downtown Albuquerque isn't likely to improve anytime soon.
A small town in Colorado discovered their water supply had been dosed with THC.
French authorities are wanting to destroy CCTV footage of the attacks in Nice.
One of the guards at the jail where Sandra Bland allegedly committed suicide has admitted he lied in his testimony.
Phoenix has a serial killer, say police.
The Daily Word in child slavery, doping and voting
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 29 2016 11:56 AM ]
Child slavery is still a major problem in the chocolate industry.
DO NOT attempt to make your dog or cat vegan or vegetarian.
The age to buy tobacco in Chicago will now be 21.
The world doesn't believe Trump can do it.
Read new secrets!
A nearly 100-million-year old bird wing has been found encased in amber.
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John Oliver tackled doping in his most recent episode.
Crime scene blood can now tell the age range of a person.
The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 22 2016 12:21 PM ]
This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.
An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.
The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.
Today in history.
This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.
He even got this scammer to write in code!
And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.
On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.
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The Daily Word in the Senate Filibuster, Gun Control and the Dog Head Fire
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 15 2016 12:39 PM ]
Looks like two senators are finally taking a stand on gun control in a "filibuster-style blockade."
You can watch it live right now!
In Florida, it's easier to get a gun than solar panels, a driver's license, an abortion, an exotic pet...
The Dog Head Fire is burning without containment.
A badass Twitter user is calling out politicians who are "praying for Orlando" but refuse to support gun control laws.
Check out this heroic Rio Rancho teen.
Look back at the history of the gun control debate.
A state worker started a relationship with Nehemiah Griego.
What does a map of a hallucination look like?
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The Daily Word in Hillary Clinton, Brock Turner and World Oceans Day
By Renee Chavez [ Wed Jun 8 2016 12:10 PM ]
Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential nomination!
Happy World Oceans Day!
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Facebook is censoring a meme calling Brock Turner what he is.
A local man set fire to his apartment to escape the noise of his neighbors having sex.
American Apparel is launching #MakeAmericaGayAgain for Pride.
Raul Torrez won the Democratic nomination for Bernalillo County District Attorney.
Republicans feel "fear and loathing" for Trump.
Mishandled sexual assault cases are at epidemic proportions in NY schools.
The Daily Word in Muhammad Ali, Flint’s water crisis, and rap-rock supergroups
By Robin Babb [ Mon Jun 6 2016 12:03 PM ]
Sunday marked the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the month-long fast for those who observe it. Here’s answers to some of the questions you were too embarassed to ask about Ramadan.
Primaries for New Mexico open tomorrow. Get out there and vote, y’all.
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order that will punish any groups who boycott Israel for the sake of Palestinian human rights.
A new supergroup is formed -- members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill have come together to form Prophets of Rage. And their 35-date summer tour is called “Make America Rage Again.”
In a new report, the state of Michigan found that it would require $216 million to fix the city of Flint’s contaminated water crisis. Which is more than three times what governor Rick Snyder budgeted for the project.
Scientists and historians have long debated about when and how dogs were domesticated. Some new genetic evidence indicates that in fact, dogs may have been domesticated twice.
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