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Chalk Talk - Episode 363 4/30/16

April 30th, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk we talk about the largest sports festival in New Mexico and that's the 2016 New Mexico Games! And featured segment is all about Robotics and RoboRave is HERE!!! ~~~~

Kicking off the show is all about the 411 on how you can sign up and be a part of the 2016 New Mexico Games! Executive Director Fred Hultberg joins the show to talk about how you can sign up and go for the gold! Sign up at: http://newmexicogames.org. Featured segment on the show is Robo crazy! Founder of RoboRave Russ Fisher-Ives joins the show to talk about this robotics competition to feature kids competing for prizes! This competition is taking place in Albuquerque and you don't want to miss it May 5-7, 2016! Check it out: http://roboquerque.org

Chalk Talk - Episode 361 4/16/16

April 16th, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk features Flying Kites... That's right! Fly a Kite for Alta Mira and support families. Also, an afternoon of gold with Tarde De Oro and how you can see New Mexico history through music and arts.
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First segment on the show features Tarde de Oro and is the title of the exciting senior citizen-focused production that celebrates the rich, ever-evolving absolutely unique culture of New Mexico and the American Southwest. The show begins with our Native American roots, moves to the Spanish and later Mexican influences which collide with the "Go west young man" culture of the cowboys and miners. Director Frances Lujan joins the show to talk about the production you need to see in Albuquerque on Thursday April 28th at the Kimo Theater. Featured segment on Chalk Talk encourages you to go fly a kite for good reason. KiteFest is Alta Mira's signature brand and fund raising event. The last Saturday of April each year, KiteFest draws hundreds of attendees to Balloon Fiesta Park in support of families impacted by developmental disabilities. When you come to enjoy a family day and fly a kite, you will also be supporting over 1400 New Mexico families who are faced with overwhelming challenges and obstacles every day. Kathy Duffy with Alta Mira joins the show to talk about how you can support families.
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Tarde De Oro: 2:45
Alta Mira's Kite Fest: 15:05

Chalk Talk - Episode 360 4/9/16

April 9th, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk: How do you empower future leaders? Young Professionals of Albuquerque does just that. Also, some "Tech Tidbits" to get you up to speed on some of the latest happenings.
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The show kicks off with some "Tech Tidbits" including Netflix raising prices, the 1st VR goggle injury, and Apple hasn't been following their own rules... Featured segment is about your not-so-standard networking group called Young Professionals of Albuquerque. YPA President Joe Brooks and Community Engagement Chair Megan Bodenheimer join the show to talk about our community's future leaders and how to empower them through professional development as well as social and civic engagement. They also talk about their Earth Day Event on Aprill 22nd.

Chalk Talk - Episode 359 4/2/16

April 2nd, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk: How do you promote physical activity and sports for people with anydisability, injury or illness; and raise awareness of disability sports andphysical activity in the community? With the UNM Adapted Sports Fest of course!You love football and football loves you! The Duke City Gladiators are winning.
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Kicking off the show features General Manager of Albuquerque's professional football team is Matt Caward with the Duke City Gladiators Professional Indoor Football team. The Gladiators keep winning and are in search to bring home the championship. Get out to a home game! Featured segment on the show is the University of New Mexico Adapted Sports Festival which is set for Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center. Dr. Cathy Tingstrom joins the show to talk about how the value of the UNM Adapted Sports Festival for individuals with a disability is that it provides an opportunity, through adapted sport and recreation activities, to experience the power of their ability and not focus on their disability. The community is encouraged to join in and support these athletes.

Chalk Talk - Episode 358 3/26/16

March 26th, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk: How about taking part in an immersive, all ages experience that focuses on modernIndigenous Art processes? That's the REZILIENCE Indigenous Arts Experience taking place in Albuquerque. Also, Batman vs. Superman in the Movie Buzz.
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Kicking the show off features the "Movie Buzz" and whose side are you on? Batman? Superman? Find out which side you align with as the Box Office numbers come out. Featured segment on the show is all about Rezilience and Executive Director Warren Montoya and Promotions Coordinator Alex Paramo talk about the REZILIENCE INDIGENOUS ARTS EXPERIENCE. They talk about National and Locally recognized Entertainers, Muralists, MultimediaArtists and Poets involved. Thisevent is a movement based in creativity. It is our creative practices that havefacilitated cultural longevity, community building, knowledge growth andhealing for generations. REZILIENCE will be the new model of unity forindigenous cultures, worldwide. Happening on April 30th, 2016.

Chalk Talk - Episode 357 3/19/16

March 19th, 2016

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This week's show features ABQid Accelerator and how the program supports local entrepreneurs who are building great businesses and is a key element in Albuquerque’s efforts to grow a culture of innovation.
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Featured guest on Chalk Talk this week was Lori Upham with ABQid and she joined the show to talk about how Albuquerque made a HUGE splash at this year's South by Southwest Festival. Lori talked about how the country is looking to ABQid for inspiration to run accelerator programs in other cities around the US. From #SXSW Tech Startup Winner Cultivating Coders to Pressure Analysis Company's Smack Cap, there was plenty of Albuquerque to go around!

Chalk Talk - Episode 356 3/12/16

March 12th, 2016

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On Chalk Talk This week: Shaving heads to conquer childhood cancer for St. Baldrick's Foundation. And how about a balloon rallye that features almost 100 hot air balloons?
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Kicking off the show, Paul Bierce and Tom Parascandola with the Rio Rancho Fire Department join the show to talk about why they shave their heads as well as how you can support the mission of conquering childhood cancers. They talk about the St. Baldrick's Foundation and how you can support the mission in Rio Rancho at the Santa Ana Star Center on Sunday March 13th. And featured segment is about the VFRS - Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society Balloon Club as Kelli Ballengee talks about the 2016 St. Paddy's Day Balloon Rallye in Belen, New Mexico on March 18-20th! Darth Vader, Master Yoda, and even Smoky Bear will be there!

Chalk Talk - Episode 355 3/5/16

March 5th, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk: Things kick off with some indoor football and the Duke City Gladiators are back for season 2! Also, the New Mexico Film industry grows and that means more money for our state.

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The show kicks of talking with Defensive Back Emmanuel McPhearson of the Duke City Gladiators Professional Indoor Football team and they are back for season 2! eMac as they call him, gives fans and listeners the rundown of what to expect at the games this season. He encouraged all football fans in the Albuquerque area to come to the game and have fun. Featured segment on the show is all about the film industry in New Mexico and Actor Fred Padilla joins the show to talk about it. Fred dives into the projects he is working on from Whisky Tango Foxtrot to Longmire to Killer Women, he has established himself as the "face of New Mexico acting."
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Duke City Gladiators:2:50
Actor Fred Padilla: 12:45

Chalk Talk - Episode 354 2/27/16

February 27th, 2016

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On Chalk Talk this week: Can you feel spring? Maybe if you are in New Mexico. Learn how to compost this year! Featured segment is about New Mexico Cuisine and a special week you won't want to miss. And are you Batman or Superman.
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The show kicks off with talking compost and John Zarola with the Bernalillo County Extension Master Composter's Program joins to talk about how you can be a composter and recycle nutrients for your plants and gardens this spring. Check out the Home Composting Basics class at Osuna Nursery on Saturday March 5th. Then the "Movie Buzz" features Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and what to expect at the box office of the mega-flick. And featured segment all about the unique and awesome cuisine of New Mexico. Organizer and founder of New Mexico Restaurant Week Michele Ostrove joins the show to talk all about the promotion which grew out of a desire to create a new culinary event in New Mexico that would boost business in the shoulder season and showcase the region's remarkable dining to a wide audience. Now in its seventh year, Restaurant Week has become a highly anticipated culinary event across the state.

Chalk Talk - Episode 353 2/20/16

February 20th, 2016

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This week on Chalk Talk: Rock the Vote in Rio Rancho. Mayor Greg Hull joins to rally folks to vote. Also on the show, high school lacrosse is back in session for New Mexico.
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The show starts with Mayor of Rio Rancho Greg Hull joining Andres T to talk about getting out and voting. Municipal elections are taking place in Rio Rancho and residents are encouraged to participate. A few key components on the ballot include a few city councilor seats. Voting day is March 1st, 2016. Find out more info about the City of Rio Rancho ballot HERE. Featured segment on the show is all about high school lacrosse and it's tremendous growth of participants in New Mexico. Clay Whetherill with the New Mexico High School Lacrosse Association joins the show to talk about the announced 2016 season schedule for its 9 member teams.  The first regular season game will be on February 23 when Cibola hosts Rio Rancho at 4:30 pm. The State Championship games will be held at Balloon Fiesta Park on May 7, 2016. The full schedule of games is available at the Association’s website, www.newmexicolacrosse.com. All games are free and open to the public.

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