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V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012

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The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 27 2012 11:02 AM ]
The Daily Word

27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”

A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.

Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.

In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.

How to casually exit a semitruck smash.

Is the Earth trying to shake us off?

British words creeping into American English.

What’s the deal with gluten?

Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.

Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.

Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.

Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.

Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.

Controversial Morrisey stances.

A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.

Honey Boo Boo nickname generator.

The worst children’s toys ever.

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V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Katja Lauterstein, marketing coordinator and yoga instructor at High Desert Yoga
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You, Improved

It’s a crazy, mixed-up world. Here’s how to be a better person in it.

By Christie Chisholm

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V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011

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Stories from our prison system on KUNM Sunday

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Dec 16 2011 4:26 PM ]

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. About 2.3 million citizens are in prison or jail, according to the Bureau of Justice.

On Sunday, 89.9 KUNM will broadcast a special where family members and inmates from around the country—and New Mexico—call in to speak to their loved ones. The pre-taped program is part of the Thousand Kites project, which collects stories about the prison system, and connects families and inmates.

I wrote about Thousand Kites back in September, when founder Nick Szuberla visited the South Valley and worked with the Media Literacy Project and La Plazita Institute to start an Albuquerque initiative.

“Research has repeatedly shown that inmates who maintain strong connections with their families are less likely to become trapped in the revolving door of the criminal justice system,” says Media Literacy Project Executive Director Andrea Quijada in a news release.

The radio show “Calls From Home” will air on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

Narratives are still being collected through New Mexico Kites. People can also call in their stories and shoutouts toll free, 24/7.

English: 877-518-0606

Español: 877-525-8237

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