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The credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. disclosed late last week that hackers gained access to some of its systems, potentially compromising the personal information of roughly 143 million U.S. consumers. The Wall Street Journal says it’s considered one of the biggest and most threatening data breaches in recent years.

The size of the hack is second only to the pair of attacks on Yahoo disclosed last year that affected the information of as many as one-and-a-half billion customers. It also involves nearly twice the number affected by one of the highest-profile breaches at a financial firm, the cyberattack at J.P. Morgan Chase and Company about three years ago.

Troia Corey is Director of the Consumer and Environmental Protection Division at the New Mexico Attorney General’s office. Corey says there are a couple of things consumers should be aware of in light of the Equifax breach.

Direct download: Equifax-NM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am MDT

Here's a story about lending a helping hand. Mesilla Park state representative Bill McCamley traveled to Texas to assist in the post Hurricane Harvey aftermath. McCamley, a Democrat, says he believes in neighbors helping neighbors.

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The Inside] Out Art Exhibition, an annual exhibition giving those who are living with mental illness a venue for showing their art in a professional gallery, will be held this year for the first time in the downtown Santa Fe Community Gallery.

Direct download: Inside-Out.mp3
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Memorial Services are being planned for the New Mexico State Capitol in the coming week to remember longtime New Mexico State Representative Luciano “Lucky” Varela of Santa Fe. Varela died Saturday at his home in Santa Fe.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Varela, a Democrat who served 30-years in the House, shortly after his retirement from the Legislature took effect.

 

Direct download: Lucky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am MDT

Tom Trowbridge speaks with Joe Monahan—a political consultant and former reporter, who launched his journalistic-non-partisan blog, “New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan” in 2003--about what's ahead in the 2018 election cycle very early on in the campaign.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am MDT

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

Local self defense instructor Heather Rider talks about her work around body image and eating disorders with host Hannah Colton.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am MDT

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.

Direct download: Aug29-PoliceInves.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:20am MDT

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. 

Direct download: Aug29-TaosFestival.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:10am MDT