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The looming August 21 solar eclipse will happen from about 10:20 am to 1:15 pm here in New Mexico. Rick Wallace of the Los Alamos Nature Center explains how to view and/or photograph the eclipse effectively and safely.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:27am MDT

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured parts of New Mexico last week as part of his White House-ordered review of national monument designations. As part of his visit, he and New Mexico's two Democratic Senators, Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, took a trip on horseback through the Sabinoso Wilderness (the only as-yet totally inaccessible designated wilderness in the US).

KSFR's Hannah Colton held conversations surrounding the national monuments in question—Rio Grande del Norte near Taos and Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks outside Las Cruces—with Stuart Wilde, an advocate for retaining the Rio Grande del Norte designation; Senator Heinrich; and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM).

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:03am MDT

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce shared their views on healthcare in the wake of the unsuccessful Obamacare repeal effort.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:42am MDT

Last week, according to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, a human trafficking sting operation in Albuquerque resulted in the arrests of seven individuals for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer they believed was an underage girl.

María José Rodríguez Cádiz and Julie Madrid of Solace Crisis Treatment Center, Santa Fe's rape crisis organization, joined Ellen Berkovitch in the studio to discuss their continuing efforts against abuse and trafficking.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:08pm MDT

Ellen Berkovitch chats with Shakespeare Guild president John Andrews and Santa Fe Botanical Garden CEO Clayton Bass about their upcoming inaugural Shakespeare in the Garden, which will feature the bard's The Tempest.

 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:55pm MDT

Saturday and Sunday marked the 66th consecutive Traditional Spanish Market in downtown Santa Fe, with organizers hoping to meet or surpass last year’s $4-million boost to the local economy.  More than 230 artists participated this year. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, most are from New Mexico, and each had his or her distinctive roots on display.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:47pm MDT

There are just a couple of weekends left in the New Mexico Jazz Festival, with concerts today and tomorrow in Santa Fe and Sunday in Albuquerque.

Tonight, Buika performs at the Lensic. Tomorrow, it's Pharaoh Sanders at the same venue with a free Q&A and an evening concert. Ravi Coltrane rounds out the weekend at ABQ's Outpost Performance Space on Sunday.

I learned more about those artist from one of the Festival's top organizers, executive director Tom Guralnick of Outpost, who spoke to me by phone yesterday.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:30am MDT

Last week, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Santa Fe workers in most professions earn an average of 11 percent less than the nationwide average in their given field, with even larger gaps for roles that pay higher overall. That's based on figures from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report which analyzed local wages as of May 2016.

Rebecca Moss, who reported that story for the New Mexican, helped me break down the numbers.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:14am MDT

Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk is outperforming superhero films at the box office. It's playing at the Violet Crown; David Darcy says it's good, just not good enough.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:10am MDT

KSFR's opera correspondent Desiree Mays speaks with Maestro Harry Bicket, who conducts the Santa Fe Opera's production of George Frederic Handel's Alcina.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:06am MDT