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

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.

Direct download: indianartsandcrafts710.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:53am MST

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.

 

Direct download: JenniferBillig.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:51am MST

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 MST

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.

Direct download: ds-ros70.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:36am MST

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.

Direct download: ds-hein-greenlunch.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:27am MST

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 MST

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 MST

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.

Direct download: ds-interplanetary.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:31am MST

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.

Direct download: ds-ozo.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:23am MST