We spoke to Honorable State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino. He gave us his thoughts on the current status of the state, the budget, and on what he expects from this legislative session.
On September16, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education held a listening session entitled the National Youth Listening Tour at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque,NM. Members of the community -- including middle school, high school and college students -- came out to share ideals in part to encourage education reform. KUNM Youth Radio Project's Lucia Martinez and Aurea Cardiel interview three youth who attended the event, Ricardo Astorga, Colin Willis, and Julissa Hunte. The three of them explain what barriers they see that keep students from getting into college.
On May 15th 2010, Lucia Martinez of the KUNM Youth Radio Project and SWOP speaks with Rubén Solís, international community organizer of Southwest Workers Union (SWU) from San Antonio, Texas, about the Peoples Movement Assembly and the 2010 U.S. Social Forum. Rubén Solís talks about the importance of youth leadership and his longterm commitment to social change at the People's Movement Assembly held at the Barelas Community Center in Albuquerque New Mexico hosted by SWOP.
Several members of the KUNM Youth Radio Project had the opportunity to interview various people at the Cesar Chavez march. In this particular interview, Lucia Martinez speaks to Michael Casaus, who is the Regional Director of the Sierra Club and the Co-Chair for the Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Committee. The RCCC actually organizes the annual Cesar Chavez day march and celebration and was founded in 1933.
At the Cesar Chavez March on the 27th of March 2010 KUNM Youth Radio Project's Lucia Martinez interviews the Brown Beret Organization. Janito Burns the State Commander and Robert Garcia the Field Commander of Sandoval County, talk about what Cesar Chavez means to them and what he did for the Chicano people.