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Last week, according to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, a human trafficking sting operation in Albuquerque resulted in the arrests of seven individuals for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer they believed was an underage girl.

María José Rodríguez Cádiz and Julie Madrid of Solace Crisis Treatment Center, Santa Fe's rape crisis organization, joined Ellen Berkovitch in the studio to discuss their continuing efforts against abuse and trafficking.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:08pm MDT

Ellen Berkovitch chats with Shakespeare Guild president John Andrews and Santa Fe Botanical Garden CEO Clayton Bass about their upcoming inaugural Shakespeare in the Garden, which will feature the bard's The Tempest.

 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:55pm MDT

Saturday and Sunday marked the 66th consecutive Traditional Spanish Market in downtown Santa Fe, with organizers hoping to meet or surpass last year’s $4-million boost to the local economy.  More than 230 artists participated this year. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, most are from New Mexico, and each had his or her distinctive roots on display.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:47pm MDT

There are just a couple of weekends left in the New Mexico Jazz Festival, with concerts today and tomorrow in Santa Fe and Sunday in Albuquerque.

Tonight, Buika performs at the Lensic. Tomorrow, it's Pharaoh Sanders at the same venue with a free Q&A and an evening concert. Ravi Coltrane rounds out the weekend at ABQ's Outpost Performance Space on Sunday.

I learned more about those artist from one of the Festival's top organizers, executive director Tom Guralnick of Outpost, who spoke to me by phone yesterday.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:30am MDT

Last week, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Santa Fe workers in most professions earn an average of 11 percent less than the nationwide average in their given field, with even larger gaps for roles that pay higher overall. That's based on figures from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report which analyzed local wages as of May 2016.

Rebecca Moss, who reported that story for the New Mexican, helped me break down the numbers.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:14am MDT

Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk is outperforming superhero films at the box office. It's playing at the Violet Crown; David Darcy says it's good, just not good enough.

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

KSFR's opera correspondent Desiree Mays speaks with Maestro Harry Bicket, who conducts the Santa Fe Opera's production of George Frederic Handel's Alcina.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am MDT

Ellen Berkovitch covers.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:59am MDT

Julian Paras interviews Lori Paras.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:58am MDT

The exhibition for the blacksmith-sculptor opens at CCA Santa Fe on July 28 and runs through December 31st.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:56am MDT

Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget includes a $6 billion budget cut for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 75 percent of HUD's budget goes to rent assistance for America's most needy.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 8:27am MDT

Mary Lou Cooper produces an essay, and interviews Susan Purdy of the High-Altitude Baking Cookbook.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:07am MDT

I reached Julia Anderson by phone for this story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:05am MDT

This week begins the annual celebrations around Traditional Spanish Market to be held July 29-30. David Setford is the ED of the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts and brings us the story of what's going on in northern New Mexico, and what visitors can see at the museum if the weather gets too hot outside.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:03am MDT

KSFR is talking about a topic today that is important to all of us, but most especially to teens and their families.  That topic is cyberbullying.  And it affects one our of every three teens in America.  We kick off this feature with excerpts from the song "Hey Bully" which was co-written and recorded by young country artist Morgan Frazier.  Frazier says that as a kid she was bullied at school.  She joined forces with the organization "Stand for the Silent" to campaign against bullying.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:00am MDT

Pioneering horror filmmaker George A. Romero passed away Sunday at the age of 77. Romero directed the original Night of the Living Dead and its sequels, as well as Creepshow, The Crazies, and many other titles before retiring from directing in 2009.

Composer Donald Rubinstein is responsible for the scores to Romero's films Martin, Knightriders and Bruiser. His score for Martin has been called one of the "100 Coolest Soundtracks of All Time" by Mojo magazine, and he now lives and works in Santa Fe.

Rubinstein joined us in the studio to talk about Romero's artistry, life, and impact.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:53am MDT

The Little Hours takes you to a medieval convent with frustrated nuns and a servant who addresses their needs. It’s a satire and a sex comedy, and it’s playing at the CCA. David D’Arcy says it’s a lot of fun.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:39am MDT

For the past 14 years, the Folk Art Alliance has played a pivotal role in hosting the annual International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe. This year’s festivities took place this past weekend — Museum Hill was abuzz with spectators, shoppers, media, youth, hundreds of volunteers, and of course artisans. KSFR's Mya Green takes you through a stroll of last weekend’s one-of-a-kind extravaganza.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:26am MDT

Santa Fe High fired head basketball coach David Rodriguez in early 2016 following an incident—described as a hazing—that saw a player injured and the team stricken from the state tournament bracket.

Rodriguez just began his new tenure as head coach at St. Michael's High. He spoke with KSFR's news intern Julian Paras about the incident that led to his ouster and his outlook moving ahead in his new job.

(Full disclosure: Julian is a former member of Rodriguez's Santa Fe High team.)

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:20am MDT

Doug Menuez intensely covered the Silicon Valley boom through photographs in the 80s and 90s, including a three-year stint documenting the working life of Steve Jobs as Jobs sought to get NeXT, his post-Apple effort, off the ground. Menuez's book, Fearless Genius, ties into an exhibition of his photos at Patina Gallery through August 16.

Doug Menuez stopped by the studio to share insights from those years in the eye of the tech innovation storm.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

As KSFR launches Jack Loeffler's six-part series, The Spirit of Place, Jack Loeffler joins Ellen Berkovitch in the studio to discuss his process, and the messages of a radio series that looks at the major watersheds of the Intermountain West.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:58am MDT

KSFR's Rob Morlino, a Santa Fe Animal Shelter volunteer, describes the issues surrounding the dozens of feral cat colonies existing in Santa Fe.

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory has made national headlines in recent months for multiple criticality safety breaches, including the inadvertent shipment of radioactive material by air.

Patrick Malone has reported in depth on nuclear practices and safety. He joined Hannah Colton by phone.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Santa Fe police believe an intruder who has recently been peeping in windows and exposing himself to women living alone in the South Capitol neighborhood may be responsible for a similar series of crimes last summer.

Heather Rider teaches the Israeli self-defense system Krav Maga, and recently held a workshop for residents of South Cap. She joined Hannah Colton and Dylan Syverson in the studio to discuss self-protection strategies.

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

Ellen Lockyer looks at New Mexico's atomic history through two pivotal events that occurred on July 16: the Trinity nuclear bomb test in 1945, and the Church Rock uranium mine spill in 1979.

In part 1, Ellen interviews Susan Gordon of the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, as well as Teresita Kiana, a Church Rock community member, about the uranium spill.

In part 2, Ellen speaks with cancer survivor Tina Cordova of the Tularosa Downwinders, a group seeking restitution for the radiative effects of the 1945 Trinity test, then returns to uranium with Bill Auby, a BLM official tasked with cleaning up derelict mining sites.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

 

Los Alamos ScienceFest is a free family event taking place throughout Los Alamos today, July 14th, and tomorrow, the 15th, highlighting the area's past and present as a center for science.

This year's ScienceFest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School, which—as Ryn Herrman, one of the event's organizers, tells me—helped lay the foundations of the Manhattan Project.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:11am MDT

Adam Shaening-Pokrasso and Jillian Spitzmiller of the Santa Fe Network, a digital streaming platform featuring content created by New Mexicans, join us in the studio.

The nonprofit SFN launched Tuesday, July 11, and will feature documentaries, trailers, and more from New Mexico's community of film talent.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:01am MDT

New Mexico's rock climbing scene has always been robust, but significantly less traveled than climbing destinations in Utah and California for example. But good news and bad news for New Mexico's die-hards: it's getting more attention lately.

Nick Davidson is an outdoor journalist based in Santa Fe, and he recently got the thoughts of several local rock climbers about the changing scene.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:39am MDT

Desiree Mays discusses The Golden Cockerel, Russian master orchestrator Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's politically charged posthumous opera.

The Santa Fe Opera performs Cockerel July 15, 19, and 28; and August 3, 9, and 18.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm MDT

Winter is coming on July 16 with the premiere of the seventh and penultimate season of Game of Thrones, created by venerable Santa Fean George R.R. Martin.

Biff Braxton, brother of KSFR's Mya Green and a devoted GoT junkie, joins Ellen Berkovitch and Mya as they recap earlier events in the series and speculate as to what season 7 has in store for viewers.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:07pm MDT

Journalist Mary C. Curtis is an award-winning multimedia journalist in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has worked at The New York Times, the Charlotte Observer, as a national correspondent for Politics Daily, and as a contributor to the Washington Post.

One of her areas of expertise is the topic of police brutality, especially as it pertains to the lives of Black women and men across the nation. She joined KSFR's Mya Green by phone to discuss the current state of affairs.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:48am MDT

Last week, arts-and-crafts superstore Hobby Lobby was reported to have illegally acquired thousands of artifacts from Iraq. The items arrived mislabeled as “tile samples.” As a result, Hobby Lobby faces federal prosecution and fines.

Ellen Berkovitch spoke to KSFR's arts correspondent David D’Arcy for more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:05pm MDT

We journey with Rita Daniels to the buffalo pasture below Taos Mountain, from which she reported on last weekend’s 32nd annual Taos Pueblo Powwow.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:58pm MDT

This year, the Folk Art Market is expected to attract 20,000 visitors and host 160 master artists representing 53 countries. These artists come from the finest handmade folk art traditions and range from widely celebrated makers to up-and-coming creators. There will be 54 first-time artists and 106 returning artists this year.

New in 2017 is Innovation Inspiration, a special exhibition area featuring works by 30 artists who are reinterpreting time-honored materials and techniques into innovative works that express new meaning in the modern age.

Master Indigo dyer Aboubakar Fofana and Hand/Eye Online magazine creator Keith Recker joined Mya Green in the KSFR studio to preview the 2017 International Folk Art Market.

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

The US government wants to crack down on the sale of fraudulent Native American artwork. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a field hearing in Santa Fe on Friday [July 7] with the aim of putting more teeth into the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.  KSFR reporter Ellen Lockyer has more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:53am MDT

Jennifer Billig is the International Folk Art Market’s Associate Director of community relations and volunteers. A job that would make many a volunteer coordinator around the world either swoon either with admiration.

 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:51am MDT

Colorado has a $180 billion annual GDP — compared to New Mexico’s $93 billion in 2016. It ranked in the top eight states for business with some lists putting it as number 1. New Mexico ranked in the bottom five states for business, with some lists putting us second to last. NM Governor Susana Martinez has been sued both by the state legislature and by the press — specifically the Santa Fe Reporter— over what that paper alleged was an executive delay behind a shutout in public records requests. In Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper began serving as the state’s governor in 2011; he has challenged his own state attorney general to get her to enforce the Clean Power Plan mandates. He also sued the Obama administration over its decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse on the endangered species act. Hickenlooper will complete his second term next year after which nobody’s sure yet what it is he will do next.

Colorado ranks #6 in the nation for concentration of creative-economy workers and fourth for startups. And while my past experience proves it can be controversial to cross state borders by way of economic comparisons, Colorado also definitely also has something that New Mexico does not have: A governor who will speak on the record to the press, even to a public radio station not in his own state.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:50am MDT

It's been 70 years to the day since an eastern New Mexico ranch hand reported finding a wrecked alien spacecraft. The event forever made one of the state's largest cities synonymous with mysterious visitations, and the subject remains of interest to ufologists to this day.

Let's go to this breaking news from 1947 Roswell, New Mexico.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:36am MDT

On Wednesday, Senator Martin Heinrich visited Santa Fe under the auspices of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. To promote solar power, he joined a local solar panel installation company in setting up panels on a Santa Fe residence's rooftop.

After that project, intended to demonstrate the ease of installing panels compared to earlier methods, Heinrich spoke at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association to speak on the progress of clean energy technologies in general.

This report includes the bulk of Sen. Heinrich's remarks, and begins with the Green Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director, Glenn Schiffbauer, giving an overview of his organization.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:27am MDT

The documentary Monterey Pop, restored and in theaters, looks and sounds far better at fifty than much of anything else that age. David D’Arcy has this review.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am MDT

Michael Dellheim is executive director of Outside In Productions, which organizes the Bandstand series. He dropped by the studio to tell us about this year's lineup, which includes national and local acts from Marcia Ball to Future Scars.

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Ebony Isis Booth is a 2006 National Poetry Slam Champion, and recipient of Westword’s Mastermind Award in Literary Arts for her work as hostess of Denver’s Cafe Nuba. She moved to Albuquerque in early 2015, and currently serves as Programs and Communications Coordinator for Harwood Art Center. She's also on the Board of Directors for New Mexico YWCA, and is founder of the African American multimedia performance showcase “Burque Noir.”

KSFR's Mya Green chatted with Ebony Isis Booth on the air.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

KSFR's Katherine Mast reports from the New Mexico Fermentation Fest, a gathering of producers from all around the state of fermented foods like pickles, kombucha, sauerkraut, and more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Santa Fe Institute is working in tandem with Creative Santa Fe and SITE Santa Fe to highlight both the scientific and imaginative aspects of space exploration. The InterPlanetary Project blasts off later this month with a panel discussion at the Lensic. Dylan Syverson spoke with two SFI scientists to learn more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:31am MDT

Latin hip-hop fusion pioneers Ozomatli are coming to Taos's Kit Carson Park for the 4th, in a show supported by Mariachi Tehotihuacan and Santa Fe's very own Nosotros.

KSFR’s Dylan Syverson chatted with founding member Raul Pacheco last week.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:23am MDT

Consumer reporter Mary Lou Cooper examines the spike in deadly crashes involving teenage drivers that occurs annually in the period between Memorial and Labor Day. She spoke with a representative of AAA New Mexico for more.

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This Monday's nonprofit focus is on the Santa Fe Mountain center, which "provides unique opportunities for people to transform their lives through remarkable experiences and adventures," according to their web site.

Ellen Berkovitch learned more from Tiffany Wynn, SFMC's executive director.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am MDT

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