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In part Three of our series on youth suicide, we explore one program that creates peer to peer mentoring in schools, helping students learn to guide their peers out of harm’s way. KSFR's Zelie Pollon caught up with a group of so called Natural Helpers during their all–day training session at the Santa Fe Mountain Center.

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Renowned feminist author Katha Pollitt comes to Santa Fe this Saturday for a presentation on her new book, PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. PRO tackles the way that our society talks about and thinks about abortion, birth control, and sexuality. As Pollitt told Mary-Charlotte Domandi on a recent edition of the Santa Fe Radio Cafe, even 40 years after Roe vs. Wade, our feelings about abortion speak to the unattainable standards to which we hold each other when it comes to sex. 

Katha Pollitt will discuss her book at the James A. Little Theater on Saturday September 12th at 7 PM. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit nowsantafe.org.

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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In part two of our series on Youth Suicide, KSFR’s Zelie Pollon speaks with Apryl Miller, Executive Director of New Mexico's Suicide Intervention Project, The Sky Center.

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KSFR continues its ongoing consumer-protection series with today's feature on deceptive practices in the automobile repair industry.  Mary Lou Cooper talks with the New Mexico Attorney General's office to learn more.  

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In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco notes that labor day isn't just the unofficial end of summer and beginning of autumn. it also marks the start of pro football and the winding-down of Major League Baseball’s playoff races this year.

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Today, in honor of suicide prevention week, we begin our multi-part series looking at Youth suicide in New Mexico. Suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death for youth, ages 15-24 in the state with New Mexico youth having among the highest rates in the nation for suicide thoughts and attempts.  We begin our series today with the story of one parent. Patricia Christianson lost her 15-year-old daughter Ariel more than 8 years ago to what she calls the epidemic of bullying. A word of warning to listeners, and particularly those parents who may have lost a child, that this segment contains graphic imagery and language. This is Patty Christianson.

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Chicago, which has by far the most murders of any in America, including much bigger cities like Los Angeles and New York City, this summer has broken records for all gun crimes, including homicide. Sarah Hoye of the news magazine America Tonight on Al Jazeera- America looked at the causes of the problem, and at one brave attempt to stem it in a violent neighborhood of Southside Chicago.  There, Sarah told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, a mother named Tamar Menasseh has created a crime-fighting program called MASK.

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In this week’s edition of “Medical Insights, Santa Fe Dr. Erica Elliott focuses on the widespread issue of sugar addiction.

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Tom Trowbridge presents Santa Fe local news at noon.

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The American Automobile Association predicts that more than 35 thousand New Mexicans will hit the roads, rails and skies this Labor Day weekend. 86-percent of those will travel by automobile.  KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper asked triple-A to give our listeners tips for a safe and enjoyable holiday.

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It has been close to 9 years now, since then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon began his heavily militarized war on drugs.  When he was replaced by Enrique Pena Nieto, the tactics changed, but the war went on.  Has it worked?  Has it reduced the supply or demand for drugs or the profits from them for Mexico's drug cartels?  Researcher Molly Molloy of New Mexico State University, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE 

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As you’ve been hearing on KSFR’s hourly newscasts, Republican Michael-H Romero announced today on the Roundhouse steps earlier today that he’s running for Congress in the third congressional district.

Romero is a native northern New Mexican, born in Embudo and raised in the Vadito – Penasco area, before moving to Grants when his father took a job in the mining industry there. Romero later became a police officer serving in Las Vegas—Nevada, not New Mexico—among other locations, and retired from his law enforcement career there and returned home. A self-described Christian conservative who enjoys reading about U-S history, Romero faults the present state of the U-S House of Representatives. 

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Late Wednesday the non-profit New Energy Economy filed a motion seeking to disqualify four of the five members of the Public Regulation Commission from ruling on PNM’s plan for the coal fired San Juan Generating Station. I spoke with Mariel Nanasi New Energy Economy’s Executive Director today about the evidence she found in the 65-page motion that they filed in Court.

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Environment America has just released its annual report ranking states by solar capacity, and there’s some bad news for New Mexico. For the first year since Environment America’s Research & Policy Center began publishing its Lighting The Way report in 2012, we’re not in the top 10 on the list—despite being the second-sunniest state in the nation. But as Carly Poremba of Environment New Mexico told KSFR’s Kate Powell, though supporters of solar development in New Mexico often point to the abundance of sunshine in our state, that has little to do with how well we exploit it. 

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The recent announcement by managers of Blue Cross Blue Shield that it will drop coverage on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange isn’t going to have a large impact on policy holders here.  There are two main reasons, as we hear from KSFR’s Deborah Martinez.

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A program to help young people who dropped out of high school is looking for more recruits. Youthbuild is run out of the Santa Fe Community College and gives young people valuable trade skills while helping them graduate. Youthbuild organizer Jeffrey Hood explains more.

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

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Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland today became the 34th Democrat to indicate her favor of a deal with Iran, assuring that President Barack Obama has secured the necessary votes to survive any Congressional challenge. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have said they support the deal, while Senator Pearce has criticized the move saying it will hurt New Mexico’s oil economy.

 

In part two of Zelie Pollon's interview with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, I asked him about if he has made up his mind regarding a nuclear deal with Iran, and his reaction to the allegations against our Secretary of State.

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For the past several weeks hundreds of volunteers have been building a giant marionette of sticks and muslin that will be burned in effigy at Fort Marcy Park this Friday.  The figure goes by the name Zozobra, and for 91 years the tradition has heralded the beginning of the annual Santa Fe Fiesta on the Plaza.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez has more on the making of Zozobra and what he means to Santa Fe.

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With global oil prices in the dumpster, the Iraqi National Government is broke.  Worse, it is even more bankrupt when it comes to public credibility and confidence.  To address that issue, US-backed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has proposed large-scale reforms.  Amman, Jordan-based Iraq analyst Kirk Sowell told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that at least the outlines of what al-Abadi is proposing are known. 

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Santa Fe City is hosting a public meeting later today on the Acequia Trail Underpass project, which city officials say is a major step in improving the City Different’s bike-ability. 

 

Melissa McDonald-the City of Santa Fe’s River and Watershed Coordinator, says the meeting at the Santa Fe Public Schools’ B-F Young complex at 13-hundred Camino Sierra Vista takes place between five-thirty and six-thirty.  McDonald says officials will be soliciting comments on the design and what’s been approved as the city unveils the project to the community, adding that the project is a very important element of the city’s master plan for bicycling in Santa Fe

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A State Ethics commission is not a partisan project, and one of the loudest organizational voices calling for its formation has been the New Mexico League of Women Voters. I spoke with Meredith Machen, President of New Mexico’s League about their efforts to bring ethics into politics

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House leaders have called for the resignation of Secretary of State Dianna Duran based on allegations she embezzled money to feed her gambling habit. As the voices grow stronger for Duran to step down, so do the voices wanting an Ethics Commission. Today we continue to look at the state’s need for an Ethics Commission, the efforts that have been made to create one. Senator Peter Wirth, currently in meetings in Silver City regarding the Gila River Diversion Project, was one of the sponsors of such a proposal and talks about what the commission would do and why it’s critical for New Mexico. 

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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During summer recess in Congress our elected officials have been coming home and getting a sense of issues on the ground. We caught up with Third District Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and in the first of a two-part interview, asked him about some of the current issues he’s working on for New Mexicans. 

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As the allegations against Secretary Duran are being discussed nationwide, here in New Mexico we’re also discussing our lack of an ethics commission. We are one of only eight states which does not have such a commission, despite efforts on the part of some state representatives to create one. Paul Biderman served five years as Director of the Institute of Public Law and research faculty at UNM’s school of Law, and conducts ethics trainings for public officials across the state, including for Commissioners of the PRC. He’s joins us live today to discuss ethics in New Mexico.

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New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Friday filed a 64 count complaint against Secretary of State Dianna Duran accusing her of embezzling and laundering money. The complaint alleges that Duran, who was reelected to her post in the last election 2014, used government funds to feed her gambling habits.  Secretary Duran has not yet responded to the allegations. We asked Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who unsuccessfully ran for the post, to describe the functioning of the office and its vital responsibilities to New Mexico.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Santa Fe Local News at Noon presented by John Calef

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Thursday night was the final concert of Santa Fe’s incredibly popular Bandstand concert series featuring local and national musical acts throughout the summer.

KSFR's Zelie Pollon was there to see the curtain close for one more year.

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It has been anything but a quiet summer for the SF county board of county commissioners as they have dealt with several high profile and politically controversial issues. 

A resolution passed on Tuesday evening by the Santa Fe County Board of Commissions said it would not give money for the construction of a water system in the Pojoaque valley until the legal haggling over country roads is settled with San Ildelfonso Pueblo.

KSFR's Marion Cox spoke with Santa Fe county manager Katherine Miller to learn more about the BCC resolution and when she expects negotiations to resume with San Ildefonso.

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Mayor Gonzales said the city faces a 12 to 15 million dollar budget shortfall. Where and what he'll have to cut to make up for the deficit is still unknown. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge speaks with Mayor Gonzales.

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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John Calef present Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Small companies in the city different have the opportunity to get a boost thanks to an upcoming event hosted by the Santa Fe Businesses Incubator.  The next Eureka Effect event in coming up in September, and KSFR’s John Calef has the details.  

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Yesterday in Virginia a journalist and cameraman were shot while broadcasting live from a strip mall in the town of Moneta near Roanoke, Virginia. The gunman appeared to be a disgruntled colleague who was recently fired. While such extreme events are rare for journalists in America, there are consistent dangers that we face every day. I spoke with Rory McClanahan, board president of the New Mexico Press Association and editor of the Mountain View Telegraph about some of what New Mexico journalists face.

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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On Monday President Obama announced a set of executive actions to accelerate the country's transition to cleaner sources of energy and ways to cut energy waste. According to the White House announcement one of the purposes is to continue to expand opportunities to install energy saving technologies today, particularly those homes that need it most.  Craig O’Hare is the Santa Fe County official charged with educating individuals and businesses about solar energy.  KSFR’s Alan Dee spoke with O’Hare about the county's efforts to help expand the use of solar energy, and specifically about a meeting taking place tonight at Frenchies field to help inform people about solar uses. 

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Freedom of information has been in the news a lot lately, with an injunction against the Santa Fe New Mexican to prohibit information from being published. This among many attempts to keep journalists from accessing information. On Monday in Santa Fe was a presentation about Open Government. I spoke with Greg Williams, the President of the board of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

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There will be a "Stand for Wolves Rally" at Santa Fe Community College tomorrow morning starting at 8am in the Jemez Room. The rally immediately precedes a State Game Commission hearing, which starts at 8:30 a.m.  For more information about Thursday's rally and hearing, visit mexicanwolves.org. That's mexicanwolves.o-r-g. KSFR will be there as Commissioners enter the hearing and we’ll bring you reports At Noon. You can hear Mary Charlotte’s full interview at www.santaferadiocafe.org.

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Wednesday's top news stories from KSFR.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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The honors for the 2015 Indian Market Best of Show were announced this afternoon, and KSFR's Zelie Pollon was on site to talk to some of the artists whose works were considered for the awards. 

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Earlier this week, Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent Joel Boyd told us, most people agree with the concept behind teacher evaluations--that is, making sure instructors are equipped to teach students effectively. But when it comes to the evaluation system New Mexico has created to ensure education quality, there's a lot less consensus. From annual ratings derived from student test outcomes in the previous school year--to the question of whether student test scores should be factors in teacher ratings at all, Boyd says teachers in Santa Fe schools aren't ready to accept the system the way it is. But that system, as well as compliance with state-mandated PARCC testing, is mostly out of Joel Boyd's control. One problem he can tackle, as he told KSFR's Zelie Pollon, is the issue of chronic truancy. 

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Government officials and southwestern residents last week observed the copper colored toxic spill as it made its way down the Animas River from Colorado and through New Mexico. There is extensive finger pointing as to who is responsible for the accidental release of more than three-million gallons of heavy metal sludge. Yet the conditions that set the stage for this mishap have been in the making for decades - and those conditions are very different in Colorado from what exists today in New Mexico.

 

 

KSFR's Marion Cox spoke with Amigos Bravos Interim Executive Director Rachel Conn about why New Mexico may be in a better place - for the moment - than Colorado to make sure mining disasters, such as the Gold King Mine incident, don't occur here. Conn warns however that New Mexico still faces major challenges in protecting its precious groundwater and surface water resources due to new legislative and regulatory initiatives the Martinez Administration is currently pursuing that would weaken protections we currently have - and that have been in place in New Mexico for decades.

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Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Nationwide, we're not very good at keeping up with testing of physical evidence collected during sexual assault examinations. According to the activist organization End The Backlog, few state governments and ZERO FEDERAL AGENCIES track the number of kits awaiting testing. Here in New Mexico the problem is particularly bad. The Albuquerque Police Department alone has collected nearly 12-hundred rape kits in the past eight years. Only some 350 of those have been processed. And that's just one of around 150 law enforcement agencies in the state. When you consider that only an estimated three-percent of rapes that occur nationwide are ever referred for prosecution, that leaves a lot of offenders on the street where they can do further harm. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to New Mexico sexual assault expert Connie Monahan to find out why this problem exists and what can be done to fix it. 

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Nationwide, we're not very good at keeping up with testing of physical evidence collected during sexual assault examinations. According to the activist organization End The Backlog, few state governments and ZERO FEDERAL AGENCIES track the number of kits awaiting testing. Here in New Mexico the problem is particularly bad. The Albuquerque Police Department alone has collected nearly 12-hundred rape kits in the past eight years. Only some 350 of those have been processed. And that's just one of around 150 law enforcement agencies in the state. When you consider that only an estimated three-percent of rapes that occur nationwide are ever referred for prosecution, that leaves a lot of offenders on the street where they can do further harm. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to New Mexico sexual assault expert Connie Monahan to find out why this problem exists and what can be done to fix it. 

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Tonight is the official launch of this year's Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Indian Market, an event that traditionally brings tens of thousands of market goers to Santa Fe and easily tens of millions of dollars to native artists from around the country. KSFR's Zelie Pollon was at the convention center in downtown Santa Fe as artists presented their entries for “best of show.” Dallin Maybee, northern Arapaho and Seneca, became SWAIA's  chief operating officer a year and a half ago. He describes the economic and cultural importance of the Indian market on Santa Fe and New Mexico. 

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Zelie also spoke with a handful of the many artists who will be present this weekend.

As Dallin Maybee noted, the 2015 Indian Market kickoff party begins this evening at eight in front of the Santa Fe convention center. A ticketed luncheon for the presentation of Best of Show awards will be held tomorrowafternoon beginning at 11:30am. KSFR will have a live feature during tomorrow's noon newscast. You can go to SWAIA's website for a full list of events for the coming weekend. That's SWAIA-dot-org

 

 

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Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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School started this week for all of Santa Fe's public schools. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon sat down with Santa Fe public school superintendent Joel Boyd to get a sense of what this new school year will bring.

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Start with Fentanyl, a well-known pain-killing drug which is both effective and addictive.  Make it so it can be taken as a spray under the tongue and it becomes more effective and potentially even more addictive.  That's a recipe for trouble, as Roddy Boyd for the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that was made even more dangerous when selling it was put into the hands of a man named Alec Burlakoff.

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You've probably heard the famous quote that "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."  Well, it's true.  Rain or shine, we KSFR weather junkies can't stop talking about the weather.  Today, reporter Mary Lou Cooper takes a look at 2015 New Mexico weather--where we've been and what's ahead.

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Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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On Friday Judge James Browning denied a request by several state environmental groups for an injunction to ban oil and gas drilling near the cultural site of Chaco Canyon in the four corners region. I spoke with one of the plaintiffs, John Horning, Director of Wild Earth Guardians, about the ruling and any next steps.

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Chinese government hacks of US Government sites has been going on for a long while.  It is espionage as usual.  But Shane Harris, the national and Cyber Security Correspondent for thedailybeast.com told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, when Chinese government hackers hacked the website of an American business, they crossed a line in the sand.  It's all about a chemical called titanium dioxide.

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In this week’s edition of Medical Insights, Dr. Erica Elliot discusses osteoporosis.

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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In recent months, a national conversation has been brewing over the unequal treatment people of color receive in America's criminal justice system. According to the national organization Prison Policy Initiative, about nine-percent of all black men in their late 20s are in prison in the United States, and four percent of Latino men of the same age are incarcerated. The rate is just seven-tenths of one-percent for white men. Many of the crimes for which men of color are arrested involve drug abuse or addiction. 

 

 

What you might not know is that Santa Fe is on the cutting edge of a program that could change the relationship between police and marginalized members of society. We've talked about the LEAD program before on KSFR's At Noon; now, just over a year into the program's run, we'll hear from New Mexico Drug Policy Alliance director Emily Kaltenbach, who told Radio Cafe host Mary Charlotte Domandi that our nation's criminal justice system needs a makeover. 

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The internment in concentration camps of well over 100-thousand Japanese-Americans for almost three years during World War Two is one of the darkest chapters in American history.  In his new book INFAMY, author Richard Reeves details the many injustices inflicted on Americans of Japanese ancestry.  He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, among the most damaging were almost unintended indignities of life for the detainees in the camps.

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In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco discusses David Denson, the first openly gay baseball player on an MLB-affiliated team.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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The drama of the Colorado mine spill that contaminated rivers in three states is still unfolding. KSFR's Kate Powell brings us this update. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm MST

There are thousands of cats in the Santa Fe area that are homeless – that is, they don’t live as domesticated animals, but in the wild.  Several years ago, though, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter launched the “Gatos de Santa Fe program,” and since then the shelter has spayed and neutered some of those feral cats, preventing disease and controlling the population.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez has more on the story in part two of her series on feral cats.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:09pm MST

Sometimes the ability of journalists to report a story tells a lot about the story.  Take, for example, the story of what's happening these days in Iraq, where Iranian-influence Shi'ite militiamen have been ethnically cleansing Sunni civilians for areas where they have lived for generations.  Albuquerque photo-journalist Jim Spiri told Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE this is not a story the US government and the US military want to be presented to Americans.  Some evidence that backs up this judgment comes from Spiri's experiences as a photo-journalist covering American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

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

Friday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:45am MST

A local organization that puts a youthful twist on climate activism wants to expand its reach outside of Santa Fe--and it's throwing a party to help make that happen. KSFR's Kate Powell has the story. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:43pm MST

Santa Fe’s nonprofit animal shelter has joined with other groups across the country to rein in the proliferation of feral, or wild cats having kittens and creating public nuisances and health hazards.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports in this two-part series, the Gatos program, as it’s called, has resulted in smaller numbers of feral cats in Santa Fe, and increasing community support.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:42pm MST

It's getting to be back to school time in Turkey, too, and rarely have education issues been so hotly disputed.  That's because the Turkish government is shutting secular public schools and re-opening them as Sunni religious schools called imam-hatips.  Istanbul-based journalist Xanthe Ackerman explained to KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how big a change that represents.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:40pm MST

Thursday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am MST

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:11pm MST

This morning, Santa Fe Community College played host to the 2015 Santa Fe Energy Summit—where federal, state, and local public officials gathered to share ideas about New Mexico’s role in changing the face of American energy generation. KSFR’s Kate Powell has the story. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:11pm MST

We’ve been telling you in our top of the hour newscasts today about the Perseid Meteor Showers, which are currently at their peak.  Didier Saumon, a Los Alamos National Laboratory astrophysicist, says the sky show is actually pieces of Comet Swift-Tuttle hitting Earth's atmosphere at more than 133-thousand miles an hour mph and burning up.  Saumon adds that tonight’s lack of moonlight will help people see the Perseids, which keep a regular schedule of sorts.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:09pm MST

It is a well-established fact that radioactive fallout from nuclear testing can cause cancers and other deadly diseases, and Congress has established compensation programs for "downwinders" affected by tests in  Nevada and the Marshall Islands.  But the New Mexicans who lived downwind of the world's first above-ground nuclear test at the Trinity site, between Socorro and Alamogordo, have been left out, given neither recognition nor compensation, despite ample evidence of dire health effects.  Santa Fe investigative reporter Dennis Carroll told KSFR'S Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about some of the downwinders he's interviewed, including a woman who was attending a dance camp near Ruidoso when the bomb went off.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:08pm MST

Wednesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:39am MST

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:52pm MST

After years of litigation and argument, the Federal Government agreed in 1998 to a simple standard for how children being held by immigration authorities should be treated.  They should be kept, in the words of the agreement, "in the least restrictive environment possible."  To put it simply, Judge Dolly Gee ruled last month, these children should not be kept in prisons.  After visiting a brand new $290 million Federal Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, for border-crossing children and their mothers, Judge Gee called it "astonishing," because as Santa Fe immigration attorney Allegra Love told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the place mothers and children were being kept was a prison.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:51pm MST

Going back to Santa Fe's earliest days, horses have been an integral part of life here. However, over the past several years, we have been seeing less of them. That might change if two groups in Santa Fe have their way. If they are successful, more horses and riders from throughout the country will be putting Santa Fe on their show itineraries. Both groups have big plans for a wide range of horse shows in Santa Fe. KSFR's Alan Dee tracked down some of the people behind the efforts.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:48pm MST

In this week’s edition of Medical Insights, Dr. Erica Elliott shares the breakfast drink recipe she counts on to get her ready to face the day. 

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