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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.

Direct download: nd-climbing.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:39am MDT

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

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 MDT

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.

Direct download: mg-policebrut.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:48am MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:53am MDT

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:51am MDT

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 MDT