Nash Jones, KUNM News

Nash Jones, KUNM News

Nash Jones (they/them) grew up in Albuquerque and returned home in 2017 after 11 years away living in Portland, OR, and Oakland, CA. Storytelling and community education have consistently been at the core of Nash’s varied career and are, in part, what brought them to KUNM, first as a volunteer host with Spoken Word Hour and NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, then as a staff member in the KUNM newsroom, hosting Morning Edition (2018-2021) and reporting. Nash currently hosts NPR's All Things Considered and continues to report for KUNM.

Albuquerque ranked second in the nation for pedestrian deaths despite city initiatives

By: - July 28, 2022

A new study ranks New Mexico as the most dangerous state in the nation to be a pedestrian, and the state’s largest city as the second most deadly metro area for those on foot. While Albuquerque’s numbers dipped some during the early pandemic, rates nearly doubled over the last decade despite new initiatives to bring […]

APS Board vows to solicit input on revision of controversial parents’ rights proposal

By: - July 11, 2022

A controversial policy that would have underscored parents’ rights to all student records — including counseling records — was tabled by a committee of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education. Several groups, including teacher advocates and LGBTQ student advocates, called on the community to speak out against the proposal.  About 30 people showed up […]

Making space for grief over the 2021 holidays

By: - December 24, 2021

With the holiday season upon us, many Americans are grappling with grief after losing someone to COVID-19, isolation and depression, or diseases and accidents that would occur in any given year. But we’re not talking a lot about it, especially during what can be billed as “the most wonderful time of the year.” This is […]