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Long Strange Trip, the new four-hour documentary about the Grateful Dead, is shorter than most Grateful Dead concerts in the band’s golden era. It plays tonight at the Lensic, presented by the CCA. David D’Arcy has this review.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:27am MDT

KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch talks with Hank Hughes of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness about their work, as well as the silent benefit auction of artsy birdhouses they'll hold this weekend (Sunday, June 4, 3 pm–5 pm).

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:20am MDT

Last October, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a site near New Mexico’s Eastern border was under consideration for the so-called Deep Borehole Field Test. That project would drill a hole three miles deep into the earth to explore the geology beneath and test the potential for future nuclear waste storage inside the borehole.

Last Tuesday, a terse announcement from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s (D-NM) Tucumcari field office sparked relief among many residents of a ranching community near the New Mexico–Texas border.

KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:03am MDT

Possibly as soon as this week, the city is slated to hire a new economic development director. In that light, a week ago we heard reports of a study commissioned by the League of Women Voters to gauge the past performance of the city's economic development grants.

There were a lot of questions about those findings; here's what some of the people involved told KSFR's Dylan Syverson last week.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:07am MDT

We learned this month that Planned Parenthood is slated to close three of its six New Mexico clinics.

KSFR's Hannah Colton talked women's health with three different care provider from around northern New Mexico: Shaya Torres of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains; Nichele Salazar of San Juan Health Partners Midwifery & Women’s Health; and Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:58am MDT

Natasha Santa Fe is a gallery in the Railyard that opened late last year, though the proprietor, Natasha Naragis, has been here since the mid-70s.

Naragis was a driving force behind Santa Fe's storied past of fashion shows, including Trashique. (Bet you didn't know it, but Santa Fe used to be a place where fashionistas did without the cowboy boots and instead looked to packing tape and black plastic for inspiration.) KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch chatted with Naragis earlier this week.

Black, White & Grey, an exhibition of works by Natasha Naragis and photographic artist Barbara Sommers, opens tonight, May 26, with a reception at 5 pm; it will show through July 12. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:24am MDT

The New Mexico Wildlife Center is located in Española, just southeast of town in the Arroyo Seco valley. Folks who visit there meet injured birds, animals and snakes that have been rehabilitated, but cannot survive in the wild. 

That’s one cornerstone of the education program there.  The other takes place at schools and rivers around Northern New Mexico. Here's Deborah Begel with part two of her series on the Wildlife Center.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:10am MDT

In The Lovers, the problem of adultery in a wilted marriage is treated with more adultery—between spouses. The comeback of Debra Winger is playing at the Violet Crown, and David D’Arcy has this review.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am MDT

It's day two of the Special Legislative session. Sandra Fish of NM In Depth explains.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:05am MDT

We open with some breaking news out of South Texas concerning an 84-year-old  former priest who was once employed by the Santa Fe Archdiocese after being treated at a NM center for pedophile priests. This story predates John Feit’s arrival in New Mexico.  In 1960 a 27-year-old Father Feit was the priest at Sacred Heart Church in McAllen, Texas. On April 16, 1960,  the Saturday evening before Easter Sunday, Irene Garza — a young schoolteacher in McAllen — went to church to give confession . Her body was found four days later and an autopsy found she had been raped while unconscious. The last person to see Irene Garza alive was Father Feit.  After Irene Garza’s death, Feit was sent to New Mexico for treatment at Servants at the Paraclete where he lived for six years. He was eventually promoted to a superior of the order..

Friest left the priesthood to marry in 1971. Last year he was arrested in connection with Garza’s murder. Hidalgo county Ricardo Rodriguez brought the indictment against Feit after more than five decades of investigative work by a variety of Texas agencies including the Texas Rangers.

Courthouse News Service reporter Erik de la Garza — who is no relation to the victim— joins me now live by phone to discuss yesterday’s events at the Hidalgo County Courthouse where Feit’s lawyers argued for a change of venue in the trial.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:01am MDT