KSFRNews podcast (general)

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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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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am 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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Early this week, the New Mexico Department of Health reported two recently confirmed cases of plague in Santa Fe County, bringing the total for reported cases in the county and state this year to three. Those cases occurred this month in two women and one man, all in their 50s or 60s. All were hospitalized and will fortunately survive.

Plague crops up with some regularity each summer around northern New Mexico. In fact, by national standards the state is a hotbed for the disease, with 70 percent of plague infections in the United States reported here. According to the State Health Department, 2015 and 16 each saw four cases reported; one of the 2015 cases proved fatal.

Dylan Syverson spoke to Dr. Kenneth Gage of the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, who gave me some background on the disease and offered strategies for prevention.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MDT

Ellen Berkovitch chatted with KSFR's frequent arts contributor David D'Arcy as he prepared to fly back to New York from Wisconsin, where he had viewed work by prolific Milwaukee outsider artist Eric Von Breunchenhein.

They discussed the state of art galleries today, from the Santa Fe locals to the worldwide giants that dot moneyed capital cities across the West and Asia.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am 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

When Governor Susana Martinez vetoed all higher education funding earlier this month, $745 million in planned state contributions to the state's colleges and universities was eliminated. Today the New Mexico Legislature and the Governor remain in a standoff. The Legislature has sued the Governor seeking to have the New Mexico Supreme Court overturn her vetoes. A Supreme Court date has been scheduled for May 15th. But the effects on higher education institutions are already being seen. Yesterday Santa Fe Community College president Randy Grissom declared that SFCC is in a state of financial emergency and announced tuition raises, and a possibility of staff furloughs. Ellen Berkovitch interviewed him in the KSFR studios yesterday.

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