Monday, May 23, 2016

The Update: 5-23-16

ABQ Free Press Update, May 23, 2016

ABQ Free Press weekly podcast in collaboration with KANW 89.1 FM With: Dennis Domrzalski and Samantha Anne Carrillo Topics: the Albuquerque Police Department's reverse sting operation found APD violating state law by selling and manufacturing illegal drugs; New Mexico's economy is feeling the impact of the downturn in the state oil and gas industry; Albuquerque experienced minuscule population growth in past year; our new issue features our annual summer guide, featuring 505 summer fests y fiestas and a primer on camping, hiking and enjoying hot springs in New Mexico; an interview with author Sherman Alexie and illustrator Yuyi Morales about their collaboration on Alexie's new children's picture book "Thunder Boy Jr." and his upcoming visit to KiMo Theatre; a feature on blues-rock phenom Levi Platero and this year's ABQ Blues & Brews fest, which The Plateros headline; APD's retention bonus plan failed to retain command staff, with 41 percent of commanders who received bonuses having either already left or leaving the force by the end of the month.

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