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The World Health Organization has released new recommendations on acceptable amounts of daily sugar intake. Zelie Pollon spoke with Neil Thanadar, the CEO of Labdoor.com, an online drug company, which took a look at how much sugar is really packed into the drinks we may consume every day.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:38pm MST

Yesterday the Interstate stream commission voted to approve a diversion project along the Gila River. Many opponents of the plan have called the project a “billion dollar boondoggle” because of the associated costs. One of those opponents of the plan is former Interstate Stream commission Director Norm Gaum, who has widely criticized the plan for its lack of feasibility. He describes the birth of the plan which was first introduced by Senator Pete Dominici around the year 2000 with a chance for New Mexico to benefit from an associated passage of the Arizona Settlements Act. Gaum, at the time said that several previous dam attempts had failed before and therefore the money could be put to better use.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:36pm MST

Conversations about public lands and who should be managing them are increasing in the public arena and will most certainly play a part in the upcoming legislative session. Recently Garrett Veneklasen  the Executive Director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation wrote an opinion piece in the New Mexican about public access to land. We spoke to the avid hunter and fisherman about his views, particularly as we await the results of the election for Public Lands Commissioner, which should be confirmed by the end of the day today.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:34pm MST

The top news stories for the morning of 'Thanksgiving Eve' from KSFR!

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:33am MST

Earlier this year, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, NM– was shut down after a chemical reaction caused one of the barrels to rupture, exposing dozens of employees at the nation’s only underground waste repository to radiation contamination.

Santa Fe New Mexican Journalist Stacy Matlock revealed earlier this month that the cause of the chemical reaction may have been due to the use of organic kitty litter as an absorbent. This past weekend, reporter Patrick Malone took that investigation one step further revealing that the lab may have known of the volatile chemical combination and sent the barrels to be stored at WIPP nonetheless. We spoke with Malone about the investigation and his findings.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:13pm MST

 Democratic representatives over the weekend chose State Representative Brian Egolf  to serve as the House minority leader when the Legislature begins its 2015 session on Jan. 20. We spoke with Egolf about the new makeup in the House and what we might expect come January.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:07pm MST

With the holiday season upon us, many of our KSFR listeners will be flying throughout the U.S. to visit friends and families.  But by the time we get to the ticket counter, we’re already stressed by last-minute holiday preparations.  Today’s travel report will look at air rage—what is it and how to handle it.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talks with Dr. Joyce Hunter, the author of “Anger in the Air.” Dr. Hunter worked for Delta Airlines for 35 years. She joins us from Chicago where she is a professor of marketing and hospitality at Saint Zavier University.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:01pm MST

The holiday season is upon us here in New Mexico. In the coming days, KSFR is bringing you tips and tactics to survive and thrive during the most enjoyable and yet most stressful season of the year.  Mary Lou Cooper interviews Kathleen Rellihan, who is an online editor for Travel Channel. 

In today’s report, Rellihan gives us the top five survival tips for holiday travel.

 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:04pm MST

Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:29am MST

Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:35am MST