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Tomorrow is February 1st and that means that tax season is upon us.

We kick it off Mary Lou Cooper’s new consumer affairs series on tax scams and schemes with this story about how to choose a tax preparer and what to look out for.

In Part 2 of this series we’ll take a look at IRS impersonators.

Direct download: MLCTaxPrep131.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:42am MDT

Full disclosure is a phrase we use in journalism . And full disclosure of the moneys lobbyists are spending both to influence elections and the passage of bills is a subject Sandra Fish has been covering for New Mexico In Depth and for us at KSFR 101.1 FM at the New Mexico Legislative this session.

Direct download: Fish131.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:41am MDT

Donald Trump’s immigration ban has barred citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the US for the next 90 days and suspended all refugee admissions for the next four months.

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzalez is holding his ground after President Trump signed an executive order threatening to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities. Gonzalez says Santa Fe won’t be coerced into enforcing federal immigration laws. And he is not the first New Mexico politician to make national headlines for taking such a stand.

KSFR’s Hannah Colton takes a look at the long history of New Mexicans providing refuge to migrants.

Direct download: HannahColton131.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:40am MDT

Tomorrow January 31st at 11:59 pm. Marks the deadline for Open Enrollment in the Health Care Exchange. That is the private marketplace for health care where depending on your income you can learn about what subsidy you qualify for to help defray the cost of your health insurance premiums. I spoke last week with Be Well NM interim CEO Linda Wedeen.

Direct download: BeWell130.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:47am MDT

 Milo Yiannopoulos’s college campus speaking tour is titled The Dangerous Faggot. Yiannopoulos is the gay outspoken Donald Trump supporter and Breitbart editor. He was born in Greece, educated in Britain and now lives in the United States. He was banned from Twitter for racist trolls.

 The tour name The Dangerous Faggot is stenciled on the side of the tour bus that Milo Yiannopoulos travels in. On Friday Yiannopolous’s tour pulled up at the University of New Mexico in ABQ. He was invited to speak there last last year by College Republicans, a campus group. Yiannopoulous’s UNM Friday appearance followed on events at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in Colorado Springs.

 KSFR reporter Joe Gallegos was press accredited to enter the Student Union where Yiannopoulos was giving his talk but he was not permitted to enter. He instead stayed outside amid a group of protesters whose numbers were said to be between 200 and 250. Here is Joe Gallegos’s report.


Direct download: JoeYiannopoulos130.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:46am MDT

 Elle, with Isabelle Huppert, is the first feature by the director Paul Verhoeven after ten years. It’s his first film in French, a disturbing look at a successful woman whose life comes apart after she’s attacked. Huppert is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress  for her role in Elle. Elle is playing at the CCA. David D’Arcy has this review.



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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:46am MDT

On Sunday, a new film about Rio Arriba County activist Linda Pedro will be shown in Espanola. The screening of that film, La Casa Linda, will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Moving Arts Espanola. That’s at the old Ohkay Owingeh casino on Highway 68.  Linda Pedro was in a bad car accident in Colorado when she was in her early 20s.  She spent the rest of her life fighting for the rights of the disabled and other causes dear to her heart.  Deborah Begel talks with Peter Malgrem, who lived next door to Linda Pedro in Chimayo for 46 years.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:45am MDT

Millions of Americans regularly attempt to clean up their diets and exercise more. And here in the Southwest those who want to chart a new physical course have a guide in the Pueblo Food Experience: Whole Food of Our Ancestors. Santa Claran artist Roxanne Swentzell founded the flowering Tree Permaculture Institute at Santa Clara, and the idea for the book sprouted in her garden. You’ll hear the voices of Roxanne Swentzell and co-editor Dr. Patricia Perea in this report. Along with that of Dr. Annette Rodriguez. Roxanne’s son historian Porter Swentzell also contributed to the book. Deborah Begel has this report from their appearance at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehouse.


Direct download: Swentzell125.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:36am MDT

What opportunities are at hand for the US workforce is a subject dominating the national news. In New Mexico there are new measures being put in place to open pathways to high paying jobs without a college education.

 We ran part 1 of Jenna Marshall’s two part series on Apprenticeships back in December. Today in Part 2 we focus on how apprenticeship training that has been focused on training people in construction trades is being applied to new industries. 


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:41am MDT

We’ve been looking regularly at how legislators and policy wonks think New Mexico’s $69 million budget deficit can be closed. Today we take a look at what New Mexico’s voters have to say about the options that have been placed on the table. The polling firm Research and Polling Inc. conducted a poll of 402 registered New Mexican voters in December. The results were released yesterday at a press conference at the Roundhouse. Sandra Fish was there.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:40am MDT