V.26 No.2 | 01/12/2017
The Daily Word in Trump, Global Warming and Sobriety
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jan 18 2017 11:51 AM ]
It's not a myth! All Disney Pixar films are connected.
After Donald Trump approached Chelsea Handler to introduce himself, she responded, “Great.” Hero.
After three consecutive years of increasing temperatures, 2016 was the hottest yet.
The Supreme Court is taking on a case regarding free speech and trademarks from a band called The Slants.
There was a bomb threat at Manzano Day School this morning.
By the way, here's some dope noise that no one knows.
V.26 No.1 | 01/05/2017
The Daily Word in Donald Trump, President Obama and Earth
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jan 11 2017 10:00 AM ]
Boy, oh, boy, are we in for a wild ride.
Also, Donald Trump is holding his first news conference since July today.
An emotional goodbye from President Obama in his last speech as the President of the United States. #NeverGonnaGiveYouUp
Ed Sheeran broke the record on Spotify for One-Day streams with about 13 million plays of “Castle On The Hill.”
You know Dev Patel? WOOF.
Let's keep Earth earthly, please.
V.25 No.49 | 12/08/2016
The Daily Word in Trump's Choices
By August March [ Thu Dec 8 2016 12:13 PM ]
The CEO of Carl's Jr., a fast food hamburger chain, will likely be chosen to be the new Secretary of Labor.
Former Marine Gen. John Kelly has been tapped to become the head of the US Department of Homeland Security.
The co-founder of a professional wrestling concern, known as the WWE, will likely be in charge of Trump's version of the Small Business Administration.
"Fierce EPA critic" and current Oklahoma State Attorney General Scott Pruitt shall be the next head of the federal government's official environmental watchdog group.
Here's a detailed rundown of the president-elect's other picks for top government posts.
Feeling stressed out after reading through this morning's Daily Word? Well, then you might just need to watch and listen to this rocanrol video to assuage your mounting fears of the coming apocalypse.
V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016
The Daily Word in the Electoral College, Ultraviolet Light and Standing Rock
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Dec 7 2016 12:20 PM ]
Travelling is fine, I just hate flying so much.
“There's no good music anymore!” Said chumps who listen to the same shit every day.
Here's everything you need to know about diy-ing ultraviolet light.
Why have so many children died in Albuquerque this year?
The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump
By Robin Babb [ Mon Dec 5 2016 11:25 AM ]
In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)
President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.
Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-
The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.
V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
Four Years of Grabbing Back Starts Now
Friday, Nov 25: Civil Rights Workshop
By Robin Babb [ Thu Nov 24 2016 12:00 PM ]
Discuss the threats to American civil rights expected during the next four years. Donations will be taken for ACLU N.M. and Planned Parenthood.
The Daily Word in Space Junk, Presents and Kristen Wiig
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 23 2016 2:00 PM ]
We're made of what stars are made of... meaning space trash (I knew it).
Treat yourself to something healthy this holiday season.
Step one choosing a Secretary of Education: Pick someone who has virtually no experience in public education.
Getting your own island may be easier than you thought!
The newest apartment complex in Nob Hill caught on fire overnight.
Kristen Wiig is literally a goddess.
The Daily Word in the Fight for $15, Steve Bannon being racist, and Kanye being Kanye
I want the "George Bush hates black people" Kanye back
By Robin Babb [ Mon Nov 21 2016 1:23 PM ]
Tens of thousands of workers at airports and fast food restaurants are planning a massive strike after Thanksgiving as part of the Fight for $15 minimum wage movement. There will be strikes at 20 different airports, including O'Hare in Chicago and Newark Liberty in New Jersey.
Donald Trump's selection for chief White House Strategist and white nationalist Steve Bannon says he's not a white nationalist. This is the same guy who said there's too many Asians in Silicon Valley.
The Israeli government has announced plans to demolish Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the country's southern Negev region that is home to Palestinian citizens of Israel. At least 30 residents will be displaced.
Mike Pence went to go see Hamilton performed in New York over the weekend. The cast took the opportunity to deliver a message to the vice-president-elect about how many of them were immigrants and children of immigrants, and asked him to consider them and their lives in his administration. Which Donald Trump, of course, took as a personal attack.
V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
The Daily Word in Coping, Livestreaming and Hufflepuff
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 16 2016 11:55 AM ]
Sure, I'll say it: I'm proud to be a Hufflepuff and so is Eddie Redmayne.
To help us cope in these tough times, Spirited Away will be in theaters next month.
Democrats have begun to unify with progressive leaders.
Here's what you can actually do that may change things now that the puppet we know as Donald Trump was elected.
“It feels great to be on offense again,” the first vice president of the NRA, Pete Brownell said to a crowd of 1,000, all carrying guns.
Live streaming is changing the world.
Could Hillary Clinton still be elected president? Yes. Is it likely? Not at all.
The Daily Word in I still can't believe Donald Trump is going to be our next president
By Robin Babb [ Mon Nov 14 2016 10:47 AM ]
Almost a week later and I'm still reeling from the election. Trying to find glimmers of hope wherever I can, like the fact that Trump has said he doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, and that he won't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing that ruling. Of course, in the same breath he said that he opposes abortion rights. We've got a lot of work to do in the next four years, y'all.
As the election results rolled in, I felt particularly betrayed by one section of the population: the 52% of voting white women who voted for Trump. Why, despite the at times blatantly misogynistic rhetoric and the fervor to take away women's reproductive rights, do so many white women continue to support the GOP?
We know a lot about Trump's disrespect for women, but one thing we still don't know much about is his foreign policy. And that's really terrifying.
John Oliver dedicated the entire season finale of Last Week Tonight to the election. His overall message "Don't normalize Donald Trump."
For those of us who still believe in facts and still see global climate change as a real issue, be terrified by the fact that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record.
Here's your only semi-positive story of the day. Tonight, hopeful stargazers will get to see the biggest and brightest supermoon since 1948.
V.25 No.44 | 11/03/2016
Presidental Race Protest
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 9 2016 3:00 PM ]
Albuquerque's Party for Socialism and Liberation has announced they will be hosting an Anti-Trump Rally this evening from 5:30-7:30pm at the intersection of Central and First Street in Downtown.
This is an opportunity to use your American right to free speech and assembly, however we do not condone violence of any kind, especially toward police, damaging public or private property or any law-breaking.
The Daily Word in Trump, Russia and Mexico
By Rini Grammer [ Wed Nov 9 2016 2:28 PM ]
What do women around the world think of Trump winning the 2016 presidential election?
Can can look forward to big oil, not working with the UN, an end to federal funding to Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City (and many more) as well as a withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Trump's first day in office.
Trump's data team predicted very accurately that he would win. How?
GM will be laying off over 2,000 workers at two different plants in January.
Trump's bff Vladimir Pussein (and co.) is excited he won.
So things are going to get all crazy with Mexico, huh?
There's a lot of hype around Conor McGregor for a reason.
Now here's some nice, happy things to read.
Laugh it Up
Because today is election day and we may not be laughing much longer
By Maggie Grimason [ Tue Nov 8 2016 11:00 AM ]
It was depressing, but at least we had the jokes.
V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016
Early Voting Edition
By Rini Grammer [ Wed Nov 2 2016 1:17 PM ]
So you've probably heard of this crazy thing called early voting... ever tried it? I have. It's totally the best. You get hit with a rush of patriotic power, like, as soon as you walk in because you get to vote almost as soon as you walk in.
Seriously, though, I highly recommend it. The longest I've ever had to wait for early voting was maybe three minutes. Compared to what I saw for the primary election earlier this year—crazy long lines and wait times—and, personally, I expect there will more people this time around.
Early voting is easy. You can literally google, “early voting near me” and polling stations near you will come up on your screen. Go here and they'll even tell you what the wait time currently is! If you're concerned about time, your employer legally has to give you time off to vote.
Voting is important, particularly this election cycle. Please vote. And the sooner, the better. Good luck fam. Early voting ends Nov. 5.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Straight Outta Carlsbad
Sunday, Oct 23: A Special Evening with Linda Wertheimer
By Megan Reneau [ Sat Oct 22 2016 12:00 PM ]
The legendary broadcast journalist and New Mexico native discusses her unique insights on today's top news stories. A panel discussion featuring KUNM's news staff follows Wertheimer's presentation.
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