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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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

 

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 MST

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.

Direct download: ds-sfn.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:01am MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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 MST

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.

Direct download: POWWOW_KSFR_REFILE.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:58pm MST