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V.18 No.37 |

politics

Tonight! A Mayoral Debate!

The questions will be good. Yesterday, we gathered round a conference room table—we members of independent and public media—and put our collective brainpower into thinking about the city, its direction and its citizens. This won't be politics as usual.

You can show up to make sure that it isn't. I'll be collecting questions from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bank of America Theatre at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. I'll pick a couple of the best ones and pose them to the candidates during the broadcast.

If you can't make it down in person, listen tonight at 7 p.m. to KUNM 89.9. Or you can catch it Friday at 7 p.m. on KNME Channel 5.

Even better, see a live-stream of the event here at alibi.com and live-blog with us. (You should also be able to catch it and join the fray from any of the media partners' sites).

Don't forget about the debate afterparty at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central). Down a Civic Duty (seriously, that's our drink special), listen to some jams by Jessica Cassyle Carr and friends, and discuss the city.

ALL OF THIS IS FREE.

V.18 No.37 | 9/10/2009

politics

I Got Your Debate, Right Here

See that box up there on our homepage about the mayoral debate? You can sign up for a reminder about the live blog action to be found here at alibi.com on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.

Four media outlets have joined forces to put on the debate, which is free and open to the public. Each news source should have a live stream of the event on its website and a portal to the live blog featuring the readers, viewers and listeners of KNME, the Alibi, KUNM and the New Mexico Independent.

If you want to experience democracy in person, head down to the National Hispanic Cultural Center around 6 p.m. The debate starts at 7 p.m. There are about 300 seats in the theater, and it’s first-come, first-served.

We’ll be collecting questions from the audience for the candidates. You can submit a filmed question via YouTube. Details here. We’ll also be pulling questions from the live blog.

You’ll be able to hear the debate live on KUNM FM 89.9, as well.

City elections have a greater impact on your life in some ways that a presidential election. The mayor, the City Council, these are the politicians who make decisions about your neighborhood, your roads, your police force, your bars, many of the laws you have to follow, your job opportunities, the air you breathe, the water you drink, your public transit, etc.

So get involved. We want to hear from you. We want your future mayor to hear from you.

V.18 No.36 | 9/3/2009

politics

You, Too, Can be a Talking Head

Friends! Albuquerque’s indie media outlets—KNME, Alibi, New Mexico Independent, KUNM—are teaming up to bring you a mayoral smackdown on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Details ------------>

It’s free and open to the public, but if you can’t be there and want to query the candidates, film yourself asking a question, upload it to YouTube, and e-mail us a link. The best questions will be presented to Mayor Martin Chavez, R.J. Berry and Richard Romero at the event. Extra points if your backdrop relates to your question.

The debate will be aired live on KUNM, streamed to all partners’ sites, live-blogged and shown on KNME the following Friday. You could be so famous. Send your video links to abqmayoraldebate@gmail.com.