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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Although the city of Paris had been targeted by Islamic State terrorists twice earlier this year, the six attacks on November 13th has left Parisians frightened.  And former 60 Minutes producer, and long-time Paris resident, Barry Lando, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, it's not just the huge scale of the recent mass murders.

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Convincing people to shop at small, local businesses where money is re-circulated in the community rather than out-of-state mega-stores which export capital, is a main goal behind the annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ event.  According to the American Independent Business Alliance, almost 50-percent of the money spent on purchases at local businesses is re-circulated locally, while less than 14-percent of purchases at chain stores stay within the community.

Here in Santa Fe, this past Saturday’s specially-designated shopping day attracted Senator Tom Udall and Mayor Javier Gonzales to the Big Adventure Comics store on Cerrillos Road to highlight the power of small firms. Big Adventure’s owner, Kevin Drennan, says he bought the store five years ago after working with the shops’ previous ownership.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe local news at noon.

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This week, in Your Money Decisions, Kate Stalter shares some recent data on how men’s and women’s investing habits differ - and what that means for you.
 
Kate is the personal-finance columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and an investing columnist at U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Morningstar and The Street.com.She also blogs and hosts a podcast at BetterMoneyDecisions.com.
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Is eating bacon going to give you cancer?  All those recent headlines you may have seen recently, the real risk is slight. Wired Magazine science reporter Sarah Zhang told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the confusion begins with the difference between identifying a cancer threat, and assessing its real-world risk.  The World Health Organization completed the first step, but didn't take the second..

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New Mexico campaign finances have grabbed the headlines in recent days--specifically, the activities of Governor Martinez’s chief political consultant Jay McCleskey. Today, reporter Mary Lou Cooper explores the federal angle of the story.

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Tom Trowbridge presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Dog and cat yoga. Puppy lattes at Starbucks. Doggy day care. There seems to be no end to what we’ll do for our pets’ well-being. But what about health insurance for our furry friends? It’s estimated that only about two-percent of pet owners in the United States have medical coverage for their pets.

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It’s well-known, at least among Santa Feans, that ours is one of the oldest cities in the country.  Just how old can be eye-opening to almost anyone, but the Office of Archaeological Studies of the Museum of New Mexico works to unearth and shed light on the state’s history from the earliest times into the 20th century.  It is frequently called in when there is excavation going on to determine exactly what is underground and how it ties into the many centuries of New Mexican history.  KSFR’s Alan Dee spoke with the director of the Archaeological Center, Eric Blinman. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News

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The one success story coming out of the Arab Spring is under terrorist attack, and government of Tunisia has wavered between cracking down on lots of perceived opponents and then backing off.  Swedish Journalist Christine Petre' (PET-treh) has lived through the ups and downs and told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, she's had an easier time than her Tunisian journalist colleagues.

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It has been nearly three decades since active uranium mining was abandoned near the Red Water Pond Rd. community on Navajo Nation. Last October community members from Red Water Pond Road joined with about half a dozen other community groups from U.S. towns and cities to present testimony on the impacts of polluted groundwater on their health and safety. The Inter American Commission on Human Rights, which is part of the Organization of American States, held this right to water hearing following a request that this coalition of groups had made to be heard in July 2015. Ellen Berkovitch has the story.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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KSFR's Dave Marash asked former Amb. Ryan Crocker on HERE & THERE about the ongoing war in Yemen. The diplomat's answer covered Yemen and the present American predicament across the Middle East.

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There’s been a plume of jet fuel soaking into the Albuquerque landscape beneath Kirtland Air Force base for the better part of 20 years. More recently Kirtland and the US Government have said they were taking steps to clean it up. But according to a new intent to sue, those steps are going far too slowly. Douglas Meiklejohn is the Executive Director for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center and the attorney representing several parties against the US Air Force, US Secretary of Defense the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Mexico Attorney General. MeikleJohn spoke to KSFR about the lawsuit and the history of the spill itself.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Residents across the city are complaining about exorbitantly high water meter readings. But as  City’s Public Utilities Director Nick Sciavo explained to KSFR, the numbers are merely correcting faulty water readings from the past – and most importantly, residents will not be held accountable for some of those fees.

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Young people across New Mexico face many challenges. But that's particularly true for young men of color. Tonight on New Mexico PBS channel 5.1 the public engagement program PUBLIC SQUARE looks at “Boys Into Men: Role Models & Mentors”. The program, funded by the Kellogg foundation and hosted by Megan Kamerick, tackles the question of how to connect young men of color with mentors and role models so they can grow to become the next generation of leaders. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Kamerick about tonight’s episode.

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The University of New Mexico Fine Art Museum’s current show takes a critical look at a divisive issue of the day—Police Violence.  The show is called “Necessary Force: Art of the Police State” and is on display until December 12th. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Dr. Kymberly Pinder, the interim director of the UNM Art Museum, as well as the dean of the college of Fine Arts.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at Noon

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To help our listeners get all the facts, and make better decisions, KSFR welcomes Kate Stalter, personal-finance columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and investing columnist at U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Morningstar and The Street.com. You can learn more about her at BetterMoneyDecisions.com


In her first feature for KSFR, Kate tells us about some very important changes to Social Security rules - and invites the listeners to a free seminar held on tomorrow, Thursday, November 19, at the offices of the Santa Fe New Mexican. 

 

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Tonight on KNME the science series NOVA will run its third and last in a series of programs exploring the geology and biology that has shaped our world. “Making North America,” was developed by NOVA Senior Executive Producer, Paula Apsell with Reknown Paleontologist Kirk Johnson. Today we continue our conversation with Apsell and Johnson about the series, much of which takes place in the Southwest.  Tonight’s program looks at the beginnings of Humans and the resources they use on the planet. We begin with Kirk Johnson.

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As smart phones have become common, they have been used increasingly by people who are witnessing police actions.  The video cameras in the phones have become an important tool in monitoring police activity to make sure they are legal and appropriate.  In several instances this year, videos shot with a cell phone camera have proven instrumental in highlighting improper police conduct that, in some cases, have led to death.  The New Mexico chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union in conjunction with the chapters of several other states, released a new smart phone app last week that can be used to observe and monitor police and border patrol activities.  I spoke with Micah McCoy of the New Mexico Chapter of the ACLU.  

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The government of the State of New Mexico got a D minus grade in a recent investigative study commissioned by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity.  But one area in which it got a flat F for failure was in giving citizens access to public records.  Gwyneth Doland was the author of the CPI report on New Mexico and explained to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE why she flunked the government on this important issue.

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will be in Nevada this week for an annual gathering of Republican governors. Martinez left New Mexico on Tuesday for Las Vegas, where she'll be attending the Republican Governors Association's annual conference. Her office says she'll return to the state Friday. The association is paying for the governor's travel. Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor, currently serves as the group's vice chair. Back home in New Mexico, she faces an FBI investigation into her campaign finance practices and whether the state Taxation and Revenue Department carried out retaliatory audits of former members of Martinez’s administration.

The US Census Bureau is gearing up to get more accurate information on the size and characteristics of the state’s population of indigenous people. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the 2010 census is estimated to have undercounted Native Americans and Alaska Natives by around 5 percent across the country. Bureau director John Thompson visits Albuquerque today to meet with representatives of at least 20 tribes and pueblos to emphasize the importance of local involvement to obtain a more accurate 2020 US census. The meeting will take place at Isleta Resort & Casino. The next census will be the first ever to make use of the Internet and mobile technology—Americans will now be able to complete census forms on their computers, smartphones and tablets. But this may present an additional challenge to Native communities, which often lack adequate access to the Internet. Thompson says that makes local involvement in the upcoming census especially important among Indigenous communities, where there will be a need for door-to-door census takers who know the local geography and already have the trust of community members.

Authorities say three people have been found dead inside the wreckage of a small plane north of Tijeras, New Mexico. The names of the three weren't immediately released Tuesday. The Federal Aviation Administration notified Albuquerque law enforcement agencies that it lost radar touch with a Cessna C-182 in the area around 1 p.m. Monday. The FAA says the plane was registered to an aviation company in Wichita Falls, Texas. New Mexico State Police say wreckage was located Tuesday morning near the Sandia Crest Ski Area. They say the single-engine plane was carrying three passengers from north Texas and it was headed to Las Vegas, Nevada. State Police say the search and rescue mission was slow and tedious due to inclement weather conditions and rugged terrain.

A utility company that serves about 400,000 customers in southern New Mexico and west Texas is facing stiff opposition to its request for a $6.4 million rate increase. Hearings began this week at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for El Paso Electric's rate hike request. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1LkGXV7) the company requested an $8.6 million increase in its base revenue in May. El Paso Electric says it has invested about $1.3 billion in new assets since 2009, the last time it requested a rate increase in New Mexico. The New Mexico Attorney General's Office, the City of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County argue for granting less than a 1 percent rate hike. Opponents say the utility is inflating the costs it needs to recover for infrastructure development.

The Santa Fe County Commission has given its approval for a plan by a small religious sect to build a temple in Arroyo Hondo following a years-long battle. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the church, O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao Do Vegetal, draws from Christian teachings  and Amazonian shamanic traditions of using hallucinogenic plants to trigger spiritual visions. UDV, as it’s often called, successfully fought against the Federal Government to use its sacramental tea, made of two Amazonian plants, in its services. Residents in Arroyo Hondo have complained about possible contamination of water with hallucinogens, water use for the facility, and increased traffic due to UDV’s late-night worship meetings. The County Commission voted November 10th to approve a settlement of lawsuits between UDV and a group of residents opposed to the construction. The settlement requires that the county pay UDV $300,000 to cover legal fees associated with conflict over the project; a previous settlement in 2013 had required the county to shell out 750,000 dollars. It’s unclear exactly how much Santa Fe County will end up paying to UDV.

And now these national stories:

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants the state's highest criminal court to dismiss felony charges against him that the Republican has partly blamed for his failed 2016 presidential bid. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday about whether Perry should stand trial on charges of abusing his power while still governor. He's called the case a politically motivated attack that dampened his short-lived run for the White House. A grand jury indicted Perry last year for making good on a threat to veto local funds after the Travis County district attorney refused to resign following a drunken-driving conviction. Perry was originally indicted on two felony counts, but a lower court has already thrown out one of the charges. The court is not expected to rule immediately.

Meanwhile, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is calling for a broad military buildup, saying the U.S. armed forces have been left ill-prepared to defeat the Islamic state militants who attacked Paris, killing more than 100 and wounding hundreds more. Bush says "the brutal savagery is a reminder of what is at stake in this election." He is speaking Wednesday at as the Military College of South Carolina, known as The Citadel. In excerpts provided to The Associated Press in advance, Bush said: "We are living in serious times that require serious leadership."

Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centers, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is the largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group in the country. It's reporting a spike in anti-Muslim incidents since the attacks. The council is urging local Muslim leaders to take precautions, including asking for increased police patrols at mosques and urging public officials to condemn hate crimes. Muslim leaders have reported recent incidents targeting mosques in Connecticut, Nebraska, Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, New York and other states.

And the weather in Santa Fe: Right now, outside temperatures around 30 degrees; Mostly sunny today, the daytime high temperature, 43. Tonight, mostly clear, with an overnight low of 22 degrees. Tomorrow, sunny, a little warmer, with a daytime high near 46.

 

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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November is National Adoption Month, an initiative from the federal government, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council.  This year’s focus is on older children, since at the national level more than 41 percent of kids awaiting adoption are aged 15-18. KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.

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New Mexico is experiencing the aftermath of its first major winter storm and weather forecasters predict much more snow in the coming months. As people turn up the heaters, Dr. Elliott warns that people should be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Riding barely-trained wild mustangs along the Continental Divide from the Mexican to the Canadian border is one thing.  But filming the almost 6-month-long ride for theatrical presentation is quite another.  Executive Producer Cindy Meehl of the new documentary Unbranded, which opened Friday at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, 4 riders, 2 cameramen, and Luke the sound horse added up to a winning team.

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The large volume of snow yesterday and overnight have put 22 counties in New Mexico on severe weather alert. All schools and most colleges in our listening area have announced two hour delays. Hazardous driving conditions are reported throughout the northern and central part of the state, especially in Albuquerque and Raton. NMDOT has issued a particular warning of strong crosswinds on north- and southbound roadways.

You can also expect two hour delays at the following local offices: BLM Offices in Santa Fe, First District Court in Santa Fe, Los Alamos National Labs, National Park Service Office in Santa Fe, Pecos Municipal Offices, Santa Fe Magistrate Court, the Social Security Office in Santa Fe, and Taos County and City offices.   

A hearing officer is recommending that state regulators approve a plan for replacing electricity that would be lost by the partial closure of a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico. The recommendation came Monday in the case of the San Juan Generating Station. Plant manager Public Service Co. of New Mexico proposed using a mix of coal, nuclear, natural gas and solar resources to make up the lost capacity, saying it would be the most economical for ratepayers and would ensure the reliability of the utility's system. Some environmentalists argue coal and nuclear power would end up costing ratepayers more due to cleanup costs and future pollution regulations. The state Public Regulation Commission is expected to act on the recommendation before the end of the year.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she's opposed to the Obama administration's plan to accept any more Syrian refugees until there's a clear plan in place to properly vet and place them. Martinez made the comment Monday as several U.S. governors threatened to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor and a leader within the Republican Governors Association, says the top priority should be safety. The Obama administration recently pledged to accept about 10,000 Syrian refugees. Governors in many states are responding to heightened concerns terrorists might use the refugees as cover to sneak across borders. Government statistics show the U.S. has taken about 2,150 Syrians since October 2011 — most in the last year.

A Texas man has pleaded not guilty to federal drug trafficking charges in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 34-year-old Pablo Alberto Arana-Delgado, of El Paso, entered his plea Monday in a federal court in Las Cruces and was ordered detained pending trial. He was among 20 people accused of drug trafficking, money laundering and immigration offenses. A 45-count indictment alleges Arana-Delgado and the other co-defendants were members of a drug trafficking organization that imported large amounts of cocaine, marijuana and heroin from Mexico and distributed the drugs in Albuquerque and other U.S. cities. Prosecutors say the conspiracy operated in Dona Ana, Luna and Bernalillo counties from October 2014 through last month. Nine of the 20 defendants are in federal custody. The remaining 11 are fugitives and presumed to be in Mexico.

 

 

The head of the New Mexico Environment Department says a massive plume of jet fuel at the edge of Albuquerque is shrinking. Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn says an extraction well has removed more than 13 million gallons of contaminated water over the past six months. Another 5,000 tons of soil have been removed from the site at Kirtland Air Force Base since cleanup began two years ago, and more than a half-million gallons of contamination have been sucked from beneath the surface using a vapor-extraction system. But two state senators and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center say progress has been too slow. They're threatening a lawsuit. Flynn says it was the Martinez administration that began pressuring the Air Force, and that critics should have sued years ago when the plume was first discovered.

Syndicated CBS sports talk show host Jim Rome is slated to visit Albuquerque days after the one of the biggest sports nights in the city's history. The Los Angeles-based Rome is scheduled to visit the Duke City on Friday and will interview sports icons from the area. He also will hold an event for fans at the Sandia Resort & Casino on the Sandia Pueblo. His visit on behalf of 610 KNML-AM The Sports Animal comes after Albuquerque native Holly Holm stunned Ronda Rousey in UFC 193, knocking out the women's bantamweight champion in the second round with a powerful kick to the head. New Mexico also upset college football powerhouse Boise State, 31-24, and became bowl eligible for the first time in nearly a decade.

And now these national stories:

The American Medical Association is pushing for warning signs about marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Pot's potential harms include premature birth, low birth weight and attention problems in children. The AMA says warnings should be posted at dispensaries that sell pot and on packages of marijuana sold for medical and recreational use. The group adopted that stance at a policy-making meeting Monday in Atlanta. The AMA will seek regulations to put those warnings into effect. Several states have requirements for health warnings on cannabis product labels, but the new policy says only Oregon requires a point of sale warning about use in pregnant or breast-feeding women. Recreational use is legal in Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Washington state and Washington, D.C. Medical use is legal in 23 states and Washington, D.C.

The University of Missouri would likely be alone among all states’ flagship public universities if it succeeded in meeting student demands to have a 10% black faculty in the next two years. Only a handful of flagship campuses of public universities in the United States top even the 5% mark. The norm for most main campuses is a faculty that’s between 2 and 4 percent black, a fact Universities have become painfully aware of in recent weeks as student demonstrations have called for more teachers of color familiar with the backgrounds and experiences of students of color. These new demands from students at the University of Missouri stem from perceptions of the University’s administrative response to an escalation in racist activities at the University’s Columbia, Missouri campus… Including reports of white students driving trucks in circles around their classmates of color, screaming racist slurs. Several posts on the anonymous social media app YikYak have surfaced containing threats of violence against black students. In the wake of these incidents, students of color successfully called for the resignation of university system president Tim Wolfe and Columbia campus chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.

In Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Santa Claus is free again. The Cherry Hill Mall has eliminated a requirement that parents pay $35 to $50 for a photo or video package for their kids to get into Cherry Hill Mall's Adventure to Santa exhibit. The move to charge for visits with Santa sparked anger from many parents, including some who said the charge inherently pushed away low-income families and ran counter to the spirit of Christmas. The mall said in a statement Monday that it wants to keep things festive and bright in the spirit of the holiday season. Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, which manages the mall, says the exhibit is one of only 12 Adventure to Santa attractions in the country. The attraction was free last year.

And the weather in Santa Fe: Today’s high temperature, 37 degrees, partly sunny and breezy. Tonight, partly cloudy, the overnight low around 17. Tomorrow, sunny, with a daytime high near 45 degrees.

 

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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With last week’s newest incident of violent extremism in the streets if Paris, it’s difficult not to wonder what and where might be next. Students at UNM’s Anderson school of management were asking the same thing when they created the KNOW campaign, a way of engaging millennials to be aware of extremist discussions online. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Bryan Mirabal, one of the campaign’s organizers.

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For many monitors of human and press freedoms around the world, the government of the Caspian Sea oil state Azerbaijan ranks on their 10 Worst lists.  But, as Dan Boyd, the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Albuquerque Journal told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, issuing "Memorials" praising that government is one of the few things Republican and Democratic members of the New Mexico legislature can agree on.

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In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco  he talks about The Greatest Day in New Mexico Sports.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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While most are content to observe on television or in print the crisis of refugees flooding Europe, some Santa Feans have decided that boots on the ground is a better approach. Not for profit Global Outreach Doctors will be heading to a Greek island on Monday to help with the seemingly unending tide of humans landing on European shores from Syria, Iraq and other Middle Eastern Countries. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon speaks with the head of the group.

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In the weeks before national Parliamentary election, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a high-risk strategy of military attacks against Kurds he called "terrorists," and arrests and seizures at opposition newspapers, radio and TV stations.  It worked, because, analyst Barak Barfi of the New America Foundation think tank told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, Turkish voters thought it promised Presidential strength and stability. 

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In this Veteran's Day edition of Equal Time, Martha Burk reflects on the ways women's experience of life as veterans differs from men's. 

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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A small number of Santa Feans donned winter coats to waive at veterans parading downtown yesterday.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, some of those vets and their families had to leave a subsequent gathering at the Bataan Building before speeches began, because of a screeching fire alarm that interrupted the festivities.

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Longmire and Manhattan. Two TV shows produced here in Santa Fe.  If Mayor Javier Gonzalez has his way, there will be more in the future, along with an increasing amount of post-production work.  It’s big business and a key part of the Mayor’s overall economic development plan.  It’s aimed at increasing employment, including jobs for young people.  Alan Dee was at the Mayor’s Tuesday press conference when he announced the proposal he submitted to the City Council. 

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Will Everett has spent the better part of a decade in Afghanistan as a journalist, a novelist, and an employee of a US aid agency.  It's that last role, he told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, which gave him his biggest frustrations.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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If you’ve never witnessed Zuleikha the Story Dancer and her annual Rumi concert, then mark your calendar for this coming Saturday at the Lensic theatre. Recently Mary Charlotte spoke with Zuleikha on the Radio Café about the concert and the experience of dancing to some of the world's best- and longest-loved poetry. This year, Zuleikha also discussed her international work addressing the trauma of criminals, survivors of domestic abuse and human trafficking, and sex workers.

Catch Zuleikha at the Rumi Concert, Saturday November 14th at 7:00 PM at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. For tickets and information, visitticketssantafe.org

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There has been a lot of political talk recently about enforcing a no-fly zone over Syria, as if that would be quick and easy to accomplish.  But as RAND Corporation analyst Karl Mueller told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, there's a lot more to an effective no-fly zone than just sending planes flying over Syria.

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On today’s Medical Insights, Dr. Erica Elliott talks about probiotics: what works, what doesn't, and how to improve your health by protecting your gut. 

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Today at 1pm The New Mexico State Supreme Court will hear a request by advocacy organization New Energy Economy on whether four of five State PRC Commissioners should be removed from deciding a crucial energy case regarding replacement energy at the San Juan Generating Station in Farmington. I asked New Energy Economy Executive Director Mariel Nanasi to bring us up to date on this precedent setting case.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:56pm MST

On Friday, the Santa Fe New Mexican wrote about an FBI investigation into the campaign fundraising activities of several Republicans, including Governor Susana Martinez and her main political consultant Jay McCleskey. New Mexico InDepth’s Sandra Fish followed up the ongoing news item by analyzing McCleskey’s state campaign finance records dating back to 2011. I spoke with Fish about what she found.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:54pm MST

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco reflects on yet another high school football player who has died from injuries sustained on the field. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:53pm MST

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:40pm MST

The Congressional effort announced this week and backed by a coalition of Senators and House members seeks to reform the federal law governing hard-rock mining in the United States.  This summer’s blowout of millions of gallons of toxic wastewater from the abandoned Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado gave the issue new prominence. New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:40pm MST

This weekend Somos Un Pueblo Unido continues its 20 year anniversary celebration with a film festival looking at immigration issues – those from 30 years ago and those from today. Sadly, those issues have not changed and in many cases have only gotten worse. Film festival curator Lois Rudnick describes the films and why they were chosen.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:39pm MST

A new movie opens in Santa Fe today: the British historical film Suffragette, which stars Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter. The film follows British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst and her colleagues in the fight for women's voting rights. KSFR's Kate Powell checks in with Suffragette producer Alison Owen about why the century-old story of women's suffrage is important to remember today.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:36pm MST

Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:52pm MST

Yesterday, we lost a most cherished member of the KSFR and Santa Fe community.  Radio Host, Local Treasure and man of thought and brilliance Craig Barnes, died at 79 after a long battle with Lymphoma. In April of 2013 Barnes stepped away from his weekly radio program Our Times with Craig Barnes, saying then he wanted to work on his book. He returned to his program many weeks later recognizing that radio, rather than books, gave him a more immediate response and larger impact to his work. When he left in April, he left his listening audience with this message, greatly shortened for length. 

The full version of this program will be rebroadcast this Saturday at 9am on KSFR 101.1fm. Past shows of Our Times with Craig Barnes can always be accessed atwww.KSFR.org

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:51pm MST

Last December, renowned Egypt expert Michele Dunne was invited to Egypt by a government think tank, then prevented from entering the country and forced to take the first plane out by security officials at Cairo airport.  The Obama Administration, she told KSFR'S Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, protested against this, but only very quietly.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:50pm MST

Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:38am MST

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:54pm MST

Beginning tonight on KNME the science series NOVA explores the geology and biology that has shaped our world. “Making North America,” is a three part series developed by NOVA Senior Executive Producer, Paula Apsell. Apsell explained recently to KSFR how the idea for the series first came about.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:53pm MST

Journalist and author Charles Glass has been covering the Middle East for more than 40 years, and has made regular visits to war-torn Syria since civil war broke out there four-and-a-half years ago.  His most recent visit, made during August, showed the balance of power shifting away from the government of President Bashar al-Assad, towards opposition militias.  Since his return to the US, Glass told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, the Russian escalation of its intervention in Syria has tipped things the government's way.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:51pm MST

In this week’s “The Sporting Life,” KSFR’s Dan DeFrancesco discusses the World Series and shares his experience of attending an NFL game in Denver this past weekend.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:49pm MST

Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:50am MST

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:29pm MST

In a recent article by journalist Wheeler Cowperthwaite in the Rio Grande Sun he found that Espanola’s overdose deaths are at the highest they’ve been in a decade. I spoke with Cowperthwaite about his findings.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:28pm MST

New Mexico winter sports enthusiasts are likely to be  encouraged by the long term forecast for higher amounts of rain and snowfall in the coming months. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge has more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:28pm MST

What President Bill Clinton called "welfare reform" has really turned out to be "welfare withdrawal."  In ending Aid for Families with Dependent Children, this so-called reform all but stopped income support, substituting in-kind help like Food Stamps and Housing subsidies, and leaving the poorest of America's poor families virtually penniless.  Kathryn Edin, the author of the new book $2 a Day told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, in today's post-recession world, these families, including some 3 million children, have been left without any prospects for decent jobs or safe places to live.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:25pm MST

Flu season is underway. Are ypu prepared? Dr. Erica Elliot dedicates a second installment of Medical Insights to some natural methods that can help you avoid coming down with the flu this year. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:25pm MST

Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:11am MST

A new gauge has just been installed to measure the amount of water in the ground in the hills of La Cienega – the rural community just south of Santa Fe.  Residents have been clamoring for the gauge for decades, as they watched their unique spring-fed ditches, or Acequias, dwindle.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, the state-funded, water-measuring tool symbolizes the struggle of northern New Mexico’s communities to balance tradition and growth.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:34pm MST

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:34pm MST

No country on earth allows it's pharmaceutical companies as much unregulated use of free market principles in pricing its drugs as the United States.  This is particularly controversial, USA Today medical reporter Liz Szabo told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, when the drug in question is an old generic formula, or one on which the expensive research and development was done, not by the company itself, but by university scientists funded by the federal taxpayers. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:33pm MST

Fall is a great time for curling up with a crackling good mystery.  It’s also a great time for mystery writers to gather here in Santa Fe for the annual Tony Hillerman Writer’s Conference, which takes place Thursday through Saturday.  KSFR reporter and mystery lover Mary Lou Cooper brings us the details.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:31pm MST

Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am MST

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