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As our literarily inclined listeners know, June 16 is Bloomsday, a celebration of the Irish author James Joyce, whose seminal novel Ulysses chronicles the experience on this very summer date in 1904 of fictitious Dubliner Leopold Bloom.

To help me go deeper into the manic mind of the author, KSFR's Dylan Syverson enlisted the help of Santa Fe's foremost James Joyce expert. Adam Harvey, a.k.a. the JoyceGeek, is creator of the one-man show DON'T PANIC: it's only Finnegans Wake and host of the JoyceGroup discussion circle held every Saturday at St. Johns College. Tonight at 8 pm, he'll be hosting the Bloomsday festivities at the Jean Cocteau Theater.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:04am MDT

KSFR's news intern Julian Paras visited with Forest Stewards Guild coordinators to learn about their Youth Corps program, which offers 16-to-19-year-olds opportunities to learn forestry and conservation skills through hands-on projects.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:52am MDT

The School for Advanced Research will conclude its "Crossing Global Frontiers" lecture series this Thursday evening with a talk by Dr. F. Kent Reilly, an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at Texas State.

That lecture, called "The Spiro Archaeological Site: Travels on the Path of Souls," will focus on his findings concerning a site near Spiro, Oklahoma, where a trove of artifacts from the ancient Caddoan culture was unearthed in the 1930s.

A reproduction of that collection will anchor an exhibit planned to open at SAR in 2019. KSFR's Dylan Syverson chatted with Dr. Reilly last week.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:27pm MDT

I had the pleasure last week of welcoming photographer Steve Reisch to our studio. He shot more than 3000 black and white photographs during a theater production of three short plays in Los Angeles in 1981. That production found film director John Cassavetes  turning his film auteur’s hand to the  stage. Reisch’s images include Cassavetes and actors Angelina Jolie, John Voight, Gena Rowlands, Nick Cassavetes and Peter Falk.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:26am MDT

Back in April I attended the Christian Association for Parent Educators or CAPE Convention, hosted in Albuquerque. I was fascinated with the conference topics. Like: Sessions titled Quote Raising An Army; The Sexual Agenda Against Your Child; and Quote What is the Role of Dad in Homeschool? I was also interested in what the policy preferences expressed by billionaire Betsy De Vos -- now U.S. education secretary under President Trump -- bode for religion penetrating public education. De Vos has said, quote  “There are not enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is currently the need in education…Our desire is to confront the culture in ways that will continue to advance God’s kingdom.”  Unquote. A spokeswoman for DeVos has said she believes in the separation of church and state.

 Policy-wise, homeschool families overall seek not to have government vouchers available to them -- although vouchers are a staple of school choice and charter schools. Vouchers are state-backed coupons, that low-income parents or parents of children in quote unquote failing schools can use to send their kids to the school of their choice, even private and religiously affiliated schools.

Our live guest this morning, Will Estrada is the federal lobbyist for Home School Legal Defense Association in Purcellville, Virginia.  Before becoming the federal lobbyist, Will was homeschooled and became a lawyer. Then he served as the director of Generation Joshua -- whose vision is to quote raise up the next generation of Christian leaders and citizens according to their website.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:24am MDT

KSFR's Katherine Mast reports from the Next Generation Water Summit, which was held in Santa Fe June 4-6.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Rita Daniels hits the open road -- we mean, the crowded trail.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:18am MDT

Ellen Berkovitch speaks to Dr. Jennifer Raymond, a neurobiologist at Stanford University.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:16am MDT

For years, New Mexico’s child welfare department has not had enough social workers in its protective services offices.  The vacancy rate remained at around 25-percent.  But department officials say that number has recently dropped significantly, thereby reducing the caseloads on overburdened workers unable to keep up with increasing reports of child abuse and neglect.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:14am MDT

Last Friday afternoon in Santa Fe, First Judicial District Court judge Sarah Singleton ruled on a Confidentiality and Protective Order — a CPO for short — that  the Archdiocese of Santa Fe was seeking to govern discovery proceedings in a lawsuit brought against it by seven John Doe plaintiffs last December. The suit by the plaintiffs names the Archdiocese and Our Lady of Sorrows church in Las Vegas. The suit alleges that Monsignor Hubert Lomme who was a priest at Our Lady of Sorrows sexually abused the seven pre-teen boys from 1959 to 1964.

We asked Archdiocese attorney Robert Warburton for comment after the ruling but he declined. Paul Linnenburger of Rothstein Donatelli- the lawyer for the John Doe plaintiffs —  had this to say.

Then we reached Erik de la Garza of Courthouse News Service on the phone from San Antonio to update us on pretrial developments concerning John Feit, a former priest.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:12am MDT