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The prosecution rested yesterday in the trial of former Albuquerque Police Department officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez. They both are charged in the 2014 on-duty shooting death of homeless man James Boyd in the Albuquerque foothills. This morning KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch spoke with journalist Jeff Proctor who covers the Justice Project for New Mexico In Depth and has written about this case for the New York Times.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:12pm MDT

Shortly before last night’s news that the legislature will reconvene tomorrow, KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper caught up with Representative Jimmie Hall. Hall is a House Republican who is Republican vice chair of the Legislative Finance Committee.


Hall also told Mary Lou Cooper that among the things off the table for the Republican caucus are cuts to Children Youth and Families Department, the state police and public safety, and Medicaid.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:10pm MDT

New Mexico’s budget hole sits at nearly $450 million – the largest since 2009 and the start of the Great Recession. Added together, the projected shortfall for Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017 is $650 million. That figure represents a $220 million shortfall from the fiscal year just ended in June – and an expected shortfall of up to $430 million by the end of the current fiscal year in 2017.


The Governor announced the long awaited Special Legislative Session late Wednesday night. Sandra Fish of New Mexico In Depth comments on the announcement and its implications for campaign fundraising.



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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:49pm MDT

Women are 53% of the American electorate. That according to Ellen Malcolm, who founded Emily’s List in 1985 with a mission to elect pro-choice Democratic women to office and to balance not only the face of the government but the voice of power.


This Friday Ellen Malcolm will be appearing in Santa Fe to speak on the Rise of Women in American Politics for the Women’s International Study Center (WISC’s) Women and Money Series. KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch spoke to Ellen Malcolm by phone from her office in Washington, DC last week.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:52am MDT

Today at 1:30 the New Mexico Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case that goes by the shorthand, the Copper Rule, and which concerns the water quality control act and the regulation of water pollution by industrial polluters. One of the appellants in that case is the Gila Resources Information Project. KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch spoke to the director Allyson Siwik.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:24am MDT

Author and ethicist Lee Ellis says he learned a lot about leadership during his 5 years of captivity in the so-called Hanoi Hilton where was held alongside future Senator John McCain.  He applied some of those lessons in discussing the Wells Fargo Bank scandal with KSFR's Dave Marash on yesterday’s HERE & THERE.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:06am MDT

New Mexico GOP communications director Tucker Keene comments on the first presidential debate.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:09am MDT

Last Saturday Washington DC ‘s National Mall celebrated a historic first: the opening of the Smithsonian’s new museum—the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

KSFR interviews artist Cey Adams, who engaged in live painting of One Nation, a 12 x 6 foot mural of a black American flag. The painting will become part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information on Cey, visit CeyAdams.com.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:24pm MDT

Last night found Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton facing off against Republican nominee Donald Trump on the stage of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. Lester Holt of NBC moderated.

For a morning after analysis, KSFR contacted the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico. We start with Debra Haaland, state chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. We then interview Tucker Keene, who is communications director of the New Mexico GOP.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:07pm MDT

The Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series is an annual event that brings world-class scientists to Santa Fe to talk about novel research. This year Seth Lloyd, a professor of quantum mechanical engineering at MIT, introduced a new theory that sees cosmology, physics, biology, and even finance through the lens of information. In advance of the second lecture, Lloyd speaks to KSFR about "The Information Edge: Creation and Destruction in Life, the Economy, and the Universe."

Direct download: UlamInfoEdgeSeth_Lloyd_edited.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:47pm MDT