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Diné radio station KTNN celebrates 38 years of radio broadcasting

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Each morning across the Navajo Nation, a familiar sound can be heard on radios reverberating across the airwaves. With this sound AM 660 KTNN The Voice of the Navajo Nation begins yet another day, and this year marks 38 years in radio broadcasting for this little 50,000 watt station.

KTNN began its history of...

gallupARTS presents the 2024 Blue Desert Tour

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gallupARTS is bringing the Blue Desert Tour back to Gallup for a third year. Featuring three nationally-acclaimed Indigenous jazz bands, the Blue Desert Tour will stop in Gallup on April 11 for a free concert at El Morro Theatre at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).

Headlining the Blue Desert Tour are:

Delbert Anderson Quartet - Led by Diné trumpeter Delbert Anderson and based out of Farmington, New Mexico. Julia Keefe Trio - Led by Nez Perce jazz vocalist Julia Keefe and based out of Brooklyn, New York. 
Indigie Femme - A singer/songwriter duo starring Elena Higgins (Maori/Samoan) and Tash Terry (Navajo/French/Irish) and based out of Santa Fe. 
The Blue Desert Tour will also travel to...

Cat walking — beneficial or not?

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DEAR PAW’S COR­NER: I have a neighbor who puts both of her cats on leashes and walks them through the neighborhood each day. Shouldn’t they be outside on their own, prowling and doing cat stuff? — Concerned Cat Mom in Providence, Rhode Island

 

DEAR CONCERNED: As long as the cats aren’t distressed by the leash, I don’t see a problem.

Some cats are completely uninterested in exploring the world outside, and some are downright fearful of it. And that’s totally fine. Others, however, want to be outside every chance they get.

Letting cats wander outside puts them at risk of being struck by a car, attacked by wildlife or feral cats, or contracting an illness. Cats can be a...

Savor the spice

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A culinary journey with red lentil dal

Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with a culinary adventure? While we might not be jetting off to distant lands anytime soon, we can certainly embark on a delicious journey right from our own kitchens. So, let’s fasten our apron strings and take a flavorful trip to India with a classic dish: Red Lentil Dal.

Dal (also spelled “dahl,” “daal” or “dhal,” but I’m sticking with “dal”) is the Indian name for dried, split pulses (like lentils, peas and beans) that don’t require pre-soaking. Dal, in its various forms, is a global nutritional powerhouse, transcending cultural boundaries and culinary preferences. Whether it’s...

Moments in Time

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On Feb. 26, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass (later Jazz) Band recorded “Livery Stable Blues,” the world’s first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York. That same year, the group also made the first appearance of a jazz band in a motion picture, a silent film titled “The Good for Nothing.”

On Feb. 27, 1938, a new mascot design was created by Chris Klein and C. Karnstadt for use by the Pontiac car brand, in the form of an Indian maiden. The theme was inspired by connections with the General Motors war chief who was employed in the GM manufacturing division.

On Feb. 28, 1983, the final episode of “M*A*S*H,” a series about the staff of an Army...

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