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Santa Fe Opera got its start somewhat inauspiciously, its starting point was a pinto bean farm.  But when John Crosby took over the property in 1956, the Opera was born., due in part to the excellence of the acoustics in the natural “sonic bowl” on the property  Sixty two years later, the Santa Fe Opera is world-reknowned, attracting performers, musicians and audiences from all over the globe.  General Director Charles MacKay speaks with us about the upcoming season, which starts tonight  (Friday ) with a production of  Leonard Berstein’s Candide.

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Tom Trowbridge has the latest from the Navajo Times

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The August 31st show.

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A panel of Alexandra Ladd, the Director of the City of Santa Fe's Office of Affordable Housing; Zane Fischer, CEO of Extraordinary Structures; and William Mee, president of the Agua Fria Village Association, joined me to talk about issues of affordable housing in Santa Fe where the shortage is estimated as 2400 affordable rental housing units.

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How much does the public deserve to know about how police departments handle officer misconduct cases? That question has come up in light of a recent case that saw a Santa Fe Sergeant retire before SFPD finished an investigation of his incendiary social media posts. Host Hannah Colton discusses with investigative reporters Matt Grubs and Jeff Proctor.

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This weekend in Taos people will be dancing and singing, walking and running, praying and fasting -- all in support of the young people of the community.

It’s the 7th Annual Regeneration Festival in Taos, and we have two of its organizers on the line now. 

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The Executive Director and the Land Use and Development Director of Santa Fe Housing Trust join me to talk affordable housing.

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it’s time for Science Monday and a topic that many of us can probably relate to— the noisy environment. As we blip, beep and bling our way through the day—not to mention sneezing, crumpling, chewing and honking—what does that mean for the ecosystems and the creatures who live in them with and among us? I spoke to Rachel Buxton of Colorado State University.

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More than 300 workers at the Hanford nuclear facility in Washington may have been exposed to airborne radioactive contamination. That in a leak at Hanford on June 8th. Ellen Lockyer speaks to Greg Mello for more on that—and an alarming new proposal potentially bringing more radioactive waste to New Mexico.

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Ellen Lockyer speaks with Earth Justice about the endangered gray wolf rulings. David D'Arcy contributes a movie review on Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh's return to filmmaking after a long absence.

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Mya Green interviews the Program Director for the Lifelink's Human Trafficking Aftercare Program, and then hosts a follow-up interview with Detective Kyle Woods of Bernalillo County's "Ghost Unit."

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Tribal art dealers and tribal leaders and members have not always seen eye to eye on questions surrounding the ownership of tribal objects. But a recent symposium held by the Association of Tribal Art Dealers with the School for Advanced Research is helping to move the dialogue forward. We have a discussion with two ATADA members today.

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Senator Heinrich keynoted the 2017 Wildlife Corridor and Connectivity Summit hosted by the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, Colorado Wildlife Federation, National Wildlife Federation and Trout Unlimited. The 2017 Summit focused on U.S. Forest Service landscape connectivity projects in the Upper Rio Grande Watershed and collaboration between local, state, federal, tribal and non-profit agencies and organizations.   

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Hannah Colton interviews Jennifer Tucker who co-teaches a class called "Waking Up to Whiteness," seeking to investigate how white Americans can better understand privilege and racial attitudes, including our own.

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Health is more than health care. Santa Fe county gets in on a movement happening nationally that looks at an accountable health system as one that addresses social needs, brings costs down, connects services and collaborates for best use of resources.

Hannah is joined by Kyra Ochoa of the Santa Fe County Community Services Program, Gail Herling of Santa Fe Public Schools' Adelante! program, and Andres Mercado of the Mobile Integrated Health Office, or MIHO.

 

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Katrina Koehler, Executive Director of Gerard's House, and Roxana Melendez, Program Director of Nuestra Jornada, join me to talk about children in grief and providing a safe space to heal, for the last 20 years.

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Ellen Lockyer hosts.

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The theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at Santa Fe Institute joins me to talk about his new book, "Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies."

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Pam Pierce produced the movie that features the voices of many Native American leaders and veterans of U.S. wars.

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A conversation with Brian Vallo, director of the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, and a member of the Pueblo of Acoma tribe.

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This year marks the second Zuni Show to be held on Saturday, August 19th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, and on Sunday, August 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One hundred and fifty Zuni artists will participate in the show this year, up from 100 last year. They will keep 100 percent of the proceeds of their sales. Admission is free. Gomeo Bobelu describes his art and ways of seeing and offers a blessing to Santa Fe in this morning's program.

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Rita Daniels reports.

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Hannah Colton interviews the author and founder of Solutions Journalism Network.

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Hannah Colton interviews Rebecca Moss of the Santa Fe New Mexican regarding her July 29th article on contaminated water in New Mexico. That link here: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/small-new-mexico-communities-struggle-to-deliver-water-free-of/article_b76d8f7f-7eb7-5456-a04e-91672499f13d.html

 

Then Hannah speaks with Dennis McQuillan, Chief Scientist of the New Mexico Environment Department, and with Sandra Ely of the Santa Fe County Utilities Department, on water testing.

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Zonnie Gorman joined me to discuss the 75th anniversary of the first recruitment of Navajo Code Talkers to serve as U.S. Marines in World War II.

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Melissa Cefkin will give a public lecture in Santa Fe on September 14. She is the principal scientist for Nissan Research Center and a cultural anthropologist whose work includes figuring out how driverless cars will fit into the human comedy.

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KSFR General Manager Tazbah McCullah interviews the Native musician who will play a benefit concert for Santa Fe Public Radio on September 9th at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

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Ellen Lockyer reports on Shoulder2ShoulderSantaFe's action on the Santa Fe Plaza on Wednesday night ahead of the Santa Fe City Council meeting, as well as Forest Service deadlines and news about Sabinoso wilderness in the first half of Friday's show.

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Mya Green has the story.

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Hannah Colton devotes the show today to coverage of adult guardianship in NM. Last spring, the NM Supreme Court established an Adult Guardianship Study Commission to look into the issue of alleged fraud and abuses inside the secretive world of court-appointed corporate guardians.

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Mya Green engages a conversation with Biffrey Braxton about how the War of Five Kings is actually turning, well, into a War of Queens.

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Joseph Kunkel, executive director, and Mayrah Udvardi, design associate, join me for a conversation about the work of Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative.

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A lack of standing was the reasoning for the end of a lawsuit about off-road vehicles in the Santa Fe National Forest.

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Police chief Gallagher joins me for a discussion of the vacancies on the force, as well as some of the crime headlines in Santa Fe news, and issues nationally regarding policing and how to improve public-police relations.

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Today's show features Ed Romero of Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority; Alexandra Ladd of the City of Santa Fe's Office of Affordable Housing; and Cyndi Conn who is Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe whose Siler Yards: Art + Creativity Center will go back and try to get LIHTC funding in the competitive round in 2018, after not being award the tax-credit funding this year.

 

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I’m pleased to welcome John Haussdoerfer to the show. He is a Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Philosophy at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison where he also directs the Center for Environment and Sustainability. He is also a fellow of the Center for Humans and Nature. And he is co-editor of a new book published by University of Chicago Press.

That book bears on what listeners have been hearing in Jack Loeffler’s documentaries. It is titled Wildness

Relations of People and Place. Coming up on August 5th — this Saturday at 6 PM,  essayist contributors to this book including Aaron Abeyta, Courtney White and co-editor Gavin Van Horn —  will share a reading at Garcia Street Books. 

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The looming August 21 solar eclipse will happen from about 10:20 am to 1:15 pm here in New Mexico. Rick Wallace of the Los Alamos Nature Center explains how to view and/or photograph the eclipse effectively and safely.

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U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured parts of New Mexico last week as part of his White House-ordered review of national monument designations. As part of his visit, he and New Mexico's two Democratic Senators, Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, took a trip on horseback through the Sabinoso Wilderness (the only as-yet totally inaccessible designated wilderness in the US).

KSFR's Hannah Colton held conversations surrounding the national monuments in question—Rio Grande del Norte near Taos and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces—with Stuart Wilde, an advocate for retaining the Rio Grande del Norte designation; Senator Heinrich; and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM).

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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce shared their views on healthcare in the wake of the unsuccessful Obamacare repeal effort.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ellen Berkovitch covers.

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Julian Paras interviews Lori Paras.

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

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

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I reached Julia Anderson by phone for this story.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Hero, with Sam Elliott, is about icons and aging. It’s also about the American West. It opens Friday at the CCA and David D’Arcy has this review.

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The annual cross-country Air Race Classic, one of the largest competitions in the world of women's aviation, soared from Frederick, Maryland, to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport last week. KSFR's Dylan Syverson reported from the tarmac as the race was winding down last Friday.

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Recently, more than 100 people gathered to hear about a new solution to providing wrap-around services and a place to live for Santa Fe’s homeless residents.  Though the idea hasn’t gelled, yet, participants—many from existing social service nonprofits—voiced support for the vision of a 10-to-15-acre home campus. The One Door blueprint is based on a program in Texas that’s aimed at reducing or even eliminating homelessness.  KSFR’s Deborah was at the meeting and brings us the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:29am MST

When we talk about the health of the economy, we often focus on the availability of employment. But what about the quality of the jobs that are out there?

Here's KSFR's consumer reporter Mary Lou Cooper on the best and worst states for jobs across the country.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:18am MST

This week on Science Monday we have both a Science feature and some news about a new company bringing a force field of economic development to Santa Fe. The company is Descartes Labs. The CEO and co-founder is Mark Johnson. After being founded in Los Alamos they opened new headquarters in Santa Fe two weeks ago today.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:22am MST

Finally today we have an analog story about a tradition still flourishing in Cochiti Pueblo.  Drum-maker Arnold Herrera and his family are helping to preserve an ancient culture by keeping  the heart of the drum beating.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer reports.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:21am MST

Tony McCarty has been ED of Kitchen Angels for the past 24 years. Martha Romero is a board member. They joined me to talk over Kitchen Angels' 25th anniversary, and the rigors and rewards of delivering 170 meals a day to homebound adults in Santa Fe.

 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:19am MST

Recently hired city Economic Development Director Matthew Brown sat down with KSFR's Julian Paras and Dylan Syverson to discuss his background and what he hopes to contribute in shaping Santa Fe's economic future.

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

This week, both New Mexico's U.S. Senators spoke on Capitol Hill against Medicaid cuts thought to be included in the yet-to-be-released Senate GOP healthcare bill. The American Health Care Act, known as Trumpcare, is expected to see a vote before the July 4 recess.
 
KSFR's Dylan Syverson has this report.
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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:14am MST

Worlds Through Words: A Multicultural Poetry Celebration was hosted by poet and activist Ebony Isis Booth and featured readings from poets Haleh Liza, Brynn Saito, Uche Nduka, and James Thomas Stevens. Special appearance and reading from New Mexico Senator Bill O’Neill.

 

These poets banded together to share their diverse cultural heritages and words of wisdom in a tumultuous political climate. Listen and let your own boundaries expand!

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:59am MST

KSFR's correspondent, Rita Daniels, dives into the developments of Taos' solar plan to be 100% solar by 2022 which looks to be a model for rural America. Details of Taos also include a spending of $37 million to get out of a Tristate contract. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:15am MST

Assistance Dogs of the West in Santa Fe trains Courthouse facility dogs to serve judicial districts and child advocacy centers around the country -- with the help of veterans returning from wars. Mary Lou Cooper reports.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:02am MST

We reached Mayor Gonzales to talk about the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors, the announcement of the inaugural Verde Fund recipients, the aftermath of the soda tax vote, and the proposed infrastructure improvements to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport.

 

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

The 6th annual Santa Fe Fashion Week was held earlier this month at the Drury Plaza Hotel. KSFR's Derrick Toledo spoke with the show's organizers and models to learn about Santa Fe's status as an up-and-coming fashion haven.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:18am MST

Senator Tom Udall filled us in on two bills he's sponsoring on Capitol Hill this session.

The first, S. 772, would implement AMBER Alert procedures on tribal lands. The measure was introduced by Arizona Senator John McCain in response to the death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, who was abducted in the Navajo Nation near Shiprock in May 2016; the AMBER Alert for Ashlynne was not issued until she had been missing nearly a day.

The second of Udall's sponsored bills, the "No Hearing, No Vote" Act, would require that any legislation entered into the budget reconciliation process—that's a fast-track procedure typically meant for approving budget and tax tweaks—undergo public hearings before going to the Senate floor for a vote. Udall's bill, co-sponsored with fellow New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, targets the GOP's upcoming "Trumpcare" bill, which is slated to be passed through reconciliation.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Dr. Wheeler is a professor of pathology, obsetrics and gynecology at UNM School of Medicine. Her research has been involved with HPV and the development of HPV vaccine for the past 30 years. She updates us.

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

Our Nonprofit Monday focus looks at the work of an organization that relocates prairie dogs, a keystone ecological species.

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

Mya Green has the story.

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