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There is a new Santa Fe film office. It’s a joint venture by the city and county to grow and support film, television and digital media in the region. Local film industry veteran Eric Witt – he was deputy chief of staff under Bill Richardson and oversaw the development of the film industry in the state -- has been tapped to launch the new office, which open its doors tomorrow. I caught up with Witt this morning to hear about Santa Fe’s newest economic engine.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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In today’s Storycorps segment from the Embudo Valley, we look at the evolution of the local hospital.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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In a Public Regulation Commission hearing that began in April and resumed this week, New Mexico’s largest electrical utility is asking for a rate increase to offset the cost of acquiring power from a nuclear plant in Arizona. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the rate increase could be as high as 15.8 percent—that could mean between five and thirteen extra dollars per month on PNM customers’ bills.

But New Energy Economy, one of the key interveners in the hearing, says a lack of financial analysis means this rate hike is way too big for no good reason. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with New Energy Economy executive director Mariel Nanasi and brings us this report.

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H1B visas were created to help American businesses grow by bringing in small amounts of highly skilled immigrants to supplement the American workforce. Computerworld senior editor Patrick Thibodeau told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that this plan has backfired and allowed ordinary foreign workers to take American workers' jobs.

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

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A federal court in Seattle Monday granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the practice of placing immigrant children in deportation proceedings without access to legal representation. The class action designation covers all undocumented immigrant children in the ninth federal court circuit.

That’s the largest circuit in the country, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as two island territories. It’s also the circuit with the highest concentration of immigration court cases. Matt Adams, legal director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, is co-counsel on the federal court case J.E.F.M. v. Lynch, currently before federal district court in Seattle, Washington. He gave us a bit of history on this case, and how its effects could be felt in New Mexico and throughout the US. 

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Billions of dollars are stolen from Medicare and Medicaid by fraudsters each year. Investigative reporter Joe Eaton told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how taxpayer money ends up in dirty pockets.

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A week before the 4th of July, "Independence Day: Resurgence" has landed in theaters. Can this sequel live up to the 1996 original? KSFR correspondent  Jeremy Zeilik finds out. 

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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As thousands of educators gather this week in Washington DC, we asked the president of New Mexico’s National Education Association to give a preview of what would be discussed. Zelie Pollon brings us this report.

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On a recent episode of KSFR’s Nuestra America, Marcela Diaz and Elsa Lopez welcomed David Dyssegaard Kallick, senior fellow with the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York and co-author of a new report by the Center for American Progress on refugee integration in the United States. The report examined four groups of refugees as they found new work and new communities in the US. Kallick said the authors themselves were surprised by this report’s timeliness.

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Danish Director Nicolas Winding Refn is best known for his art house hit Drive, and combining slick synth scores with huge doses of violence. His latest feature, The Neon Demon, returns to the streets of LA, but will it be as intoxicating as his past work? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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A report published by the Associated Press just over a week before the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, stated that more than 27-hundred police and sheriff’s departments nationwide have failed to submit hate crime reports to federal officials between 2009 and 2014. That number includes 45% of all New Mexico police and sheriff’s departments.

Hate crime legislation has been on the books in New Mexico since 2003, in the form of an additional penalty at sentencing of up to a year in prison, if prosecutors can present convincing evidence that a crime was motivated by hate.

I talked to Amber Royster, executive director of the LGBTQ advocacy organization Equality New Mexico, about the issue of hate crimes, particularly those committed against LGBTQ people. I asked Amber if she believes hate crimes are taken seriously by law enforcement in our state.

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During a year when many amazing musicians have passed away, Prince stands as one of the most staggering of losses. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik spoke to one of the musicians putting on a tribute to the legendary musician this Saturday in the Railyard.

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In the battle against ISIS in Northern Iraq, America's most effective allies on the ground have been Kurdish fighters. Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent Roy Gutman has recently been to the front lines. He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that the Kurds bring some strong pluses to the American cause, but they have some minuses, too. 

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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House Democrats have ended their sit-in to protest, over their desire for a vote on two gun control measures in the House of Representatives. Their protest lasted more than 24 hours, in an effort to force a vote.  Earlier this morning, KSFR News spoke with Representative Ben Ray Lujan about the sit-in.

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The National New Deal Preservation Association wants you to meet the descendants of the creators of the programs. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik met with executive director Kathryn Flynn and board member Christopher Brieseth to talk about the event and current effects of the New Deal.

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In today’s Storycorps segment from the Embudo Valley, we meet a long time Mayordomo, or ditch master.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Aww. Summer. Think vacation. Camping. Swimming. And the kids hanging around the house all day complaining they have nothing to do. Well, it’s the city of Santa Fe to the rescue. Along with the state Cultural Department, the city has launched what it calls a “Cultural Passport” program. Children and teenagers  ages 3 to 18 can get free passes to about 40 cultural venues and events around the city and win prizes while they are at it. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talked with Mayor Javier Gonzales about the program, which also involves moms and dads.

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It’s the eve of the UK’s referendum vote to remain in or leave the European Union, a question that hasn’t been put to UK voters since 1975. Polls show Brits are evenly divided on whether or not to make their “Brexit,” but Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce CEO and British citizen Simon Brackley knows where he stands. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with the local business expert, and brings us this interview.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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This just in: New Mexico is back to dead-last place for child poverty in an annual report that evaluates child well-being; we're at 49th place for kids' well-being overall. This doesn't come as much of a surprise--We haven't made it above 48th place in the National Kids Count rankings since 2012. 

New Mexico Voices For Children analyzes and publishes New Mexico's Kid's Count data. KSFR's Kate Powell checked in with Dr Veronica Garcia, director of New Mexico Voices for Children, about the results of the report and how it affects the priorities of child wellness advocates in the state.

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After the Department of Justice criticized how campus sexual assaults are treated by the University of New Mexico, the school responded by creating several new programs to handle sexual assaults and counsel victims. The problem? Campus critics say UNM's solution may be more confusing than helpful. Albuquerque Journal reporter Chris Quintana told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about his coverage of the story.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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As the Dog Head Fire continues to burn in the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque, several hundred people remain evacuated from their homes. Leaving one’s home during an emergency can cause its own additional stresses, which some evacuees struggle to deal with. KSFR’s John Calef takes a look at mental health services provided by the American Red Cross, and some of the experiences associated with being evacuated.

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With the popularity of Pixar’s 2003 fish film Finding Nemo, there’s always great anticipation on how a sequel will fare. KSFR film reviewer Jeremy Zeilik headed out to see Finding Dory and tells us whether this sequel sinks or swims.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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The modern workplace is changing, and the modern worker is getting the short end of the stick. Brookings Institution senior fellow Isabel Sawhill told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why it is important find a better deal for workers in the 21st Century.

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Everything's coming up roses for internet-famous video collective Everything Is Terrible, which brings a live performance to Meow Wolf in Santa Fe Saturday evening. KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik Spoke to Nic Maier from the group about their performance.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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This Sunday is Father’s Day, and a new report by the data analysis website wallet hub just issued a report on the best and worst state for fathers. Any guesses where New Mexico appears?

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CIGNA and Anthem, two of the nation's largest health insurance providers, are on the verge of merging. CIGNA is based in Connecticut, sometimes called "The Insurance State."  Although this merger and one involving AETNA and Humana will leave just three mega-companies dominating American health insurance, Connecticut officials seem ready to approve them both. International Business Times Senior Editor of Investigations David Sirota told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the flow of money pushing the CIGNA-Anthem merger through Connecticut's political system.

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In today’s StoryCorps/Nuestras Historias segment, we look at the history of the founding of the Embudo Valley library.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Albuquerque police chief Gordon Eden has come under fire for his department's use of "reverse stings": selling drugs to homeless people and then arresting them for possession of those drugs. Hank Hughes of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why this tactic is unfair and what could be done to help New Mexico's homeless population.

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Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives recently returned from Beijing, China. He was there as a representative of Santa Fe at a Creative Cities Network summit under the auspices of UNESCO. It also happened to coincide with a similar trip that the mayor was scheduled to take to China on the subject of sustainable cities. I spoke with Counselor Ives about Santa Fe’s Creative City designation and what conferences like the one in China can mean for Santa Fe and its creative and cultural growth.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you News At Noon. 

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Santa Feans gathered on the Plaza Monday evening to mourn and celebrate the lives of the 49 people slain early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. KSFR's Dennis Carroll was there and has the story. 

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The clock is counting down to the June 23 vote that will decide Britain's future in the European Union. The Associated Press' London Bureau Chief Gregory Katz told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the emotions behind many Britons' desire to leave the European Union.

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One might think the spawn of David Bowie would make a truly entertaining film – And he has, a few times. However, Duncan Jones' adaptation of the Warcraft video game franchise is a special, riveting kind of bad. KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik tells us more.

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The Southwest Organizing Project, a social rights organization in Albuquerque, organized a protest outside the Donald Trump rally last month in Albuquerque. That protest got out of hand, despite the efforts of SWOP to calm those present. According to Javier Benavides, SWOP Executive Director, it wasn’t until police began aggressively trying to disperse the group, that the masses became angry.

Regardless, the organization is now receiving threats, even death threats. I spoke Benavides this morning to hear about the fallout.

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KSFR continues our ongoing feature series on older Americans with a story about a travel scholarship program for family caregivers aged 50 and up.   KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper brings us the details. 

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What better way to escape the world of endless Hollywood sequels and blockbusters than with a classic film series. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik Sat down with CCA cinematheque director Jason Silverman to discuss the series.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Police violence has been a discussion nationwide, and specifically the number of cases of mentally ill people who die in the hands of police custody. Similarly, solitary confinement has been widely criticized as a means of punishing people already in police custody, and as we hear in today’s feature, again mentally ill people are the greatest group who suffer from the practice. We spoke with two Solitary confinement experts, one national and one local, about current efforts to end what they call a brutal and outdated practice.

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Through our Solutions Journalism Network initiative, we bring you this report on forest health in New Mexico. Specifically, on the ways that a US Forest Service-funded program has brought about healthier partnerships in service of healthier forests. Ellen Berkovitch has the story.

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Once oil-rich, Venezuela is now the poorest of the oil-poor states. Joshua Goodman, the Associated Press' Bogota Bureau Chief, told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the debt crisis behind the political crisis in Caracas. 

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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The weather is heating up in Santa Fe, and so is the summer arts calendar. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik sat down with the the artistic directors of the Currents New Media festival, which kicks off Friday, to discuss the upcoming event.

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In the final installment of our collaborative series with Storycorps bringing you stories from communities in the Embudo Valley, we hear from Archie and Joe, two long standing members of the Dixon community.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Last night’s primary elections offered a few surprises and made history by officially granting Hillary Clinton enough delegates for the nomination for Democratic Presidential Candidate. In general, voter turnout was high statewide, about 33.74 percent, according the clerk’s office. Santa Fe had a turnout nearing 49 percent and the highest county was Mora with 52.6 percent. The lowest turnout was in Hidalgo county where a paltry 3.5 percent of registered voters made it to the polls.

As last night’s returns came in, Clinton was not the only woman to win; Liz Stephanics, Linda Trujillo and Anna Hansen also won. We spoke with both Stephanics and Anna Hansen this morning.

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The right to a free, public education is a human right guaranteed by American law.   So why are some migrant children denied this opportunity? Associated Press investigative reporter Garance Burke told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how migrant children are being shut out of public schools.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Hillary Clinton is trying to become our nation's first female president, and she has an unprecedented number of female journalists documenting her campaign. Lisa Lerer, a national political reporter for the Associated Press, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about her work covering the Clinton campaign.

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It’s the time of year when many Santa Feans celebrate the coming of summer. Yet summer is also the time of often-catastrophic wildfires. 

As we investigate solutions to local problems, Ellen Berkovich interviews David Old, a Santa Fe businessman who has been turning damaged timber into a business through an initiative called the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program.  

Old managed his Pecos ranch, which has been owned by his family for a century, as a sustainable tree farm. Then it was burned in two forest fires, including the Tres Lagunas Fire in 2013.  Here you’ll hear from David Old about the aftermath of wildfire on both forest and livelihood. For ranchers like Old, it meant collaborating with environmental nonprofits, Indian tribes and others to protect forest health. Ellen Berkovitch has the story.

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Comedy trio The Lonely Island have found huge success in parody music videos, with classics like 'I'm on a Boat' and 'Jack Sparrow.' Can their feature film debut, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," live up to their online hype? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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

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New Mexico’s Primary election is set for this Tuesday.  Democrats and Republicans will get a chance to cast their votes for their presidential nominee of choice, but there are other races and issues at stake as well.  This weekend KSFR’s Nancy Stapp headed to Taos County to see what residents in the Northern District think about this upcoming election.

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, the US Senate has approved two major Federal conservation projects. They await action from the House.  Elizabeth Shogren, a Washington, DC reporter for High Country News, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about plans to add water to the Yakima river basin in Washington state and give wilderness protection to 2 New Mexico areas north of Taos.

 

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New Mexicans took to the road at a record-setting pace last week as the lowest Memorial week gasoline prices in more than 10 years spurred families to launch their own Great American Road Trips. About two and a half million people in western states– according to the AAA Auto Club – were expected to plaster on the sunscreen and head for campgrounds and other vacation spots from sea to sun-dappled sea. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports

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In yesterday's report on US Senator Martin Heinrich's roundtable discussion with educators and Los Alamos National Laboratory representatives, we mentioned a recent report by federal regulators which found safety procedures at LANL to be lacking.

That report was by the National Nuclear Security Administration on LANL’s performance in 2015. These annual report cards are prepared for each of the US taxpayer-funded national labs. They not only highlight areas of excellence and areas in need of improvement, they also determine how much the private contractors that operate national labs get paid. This year’s report was completed back in January, and was held back for five months.

Jay Coghlan, director of nuclear safety organization Nuclear Watch New Mexico, says there’s no good reason to have kept this information from the public for so long, especially when we’re footing the bill for LANL’s budget. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with Coghlan and brings us this report.

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

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Yesterday we heard from Minority Leader Brian EGOLF ON THE Democratic strategy to regain the house next Tuesday. Today we hear from state Republican party spokesman Tucker Keane on the Republican strategy to not only hold onto the house but their hopes to regain the Senate.

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Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos's latest feature, The Lobster, is a comedy starring Colin Ferrell. It’s also the director’s first film in English. Can his unique sensibilities survive the language shift? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

 

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

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More than 24 hundred jobs will become available at Los Alamos National Laboratory between now and 2020 as almost a quarter of the lab’s workforce approaches retirement age. And New Mexico’s colleges and universities hope to take advantage of that to grow the proportion of lab employees that hail from New Mexico. Right now that’s about 40 percent, but Democratic US Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says it could, and should, be more. KSFR’s Kate Powell caught up with the Senator and brings us this report. 

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Donations to Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates are streaming in, with Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton leading the pack. But as we hear from New Mexico In Depth Journalist Sandra Fish, Bernie Sanders has inspired the grassroots with many thousands more donors than any other candidate.

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In the latest installment in our ongoing collaboration with Storycorps, we hear from two well-known artists from the Embudo Valley. 

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A true crime and documentary craze has been sweeping the nation for the past couple of years--think Serial, Making and the 2016 election cycle. Is the new film on former Senator Anthony Weiner a positive addition to the recent spate of documentaries, or a boring reheat of an overexposed story? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out. 

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