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Since the reign of Muammar Gaddafi ended, Libya has become splintered as two governments struggle to gain support and recognition. Now, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, the former dictator's son, is out of jail and seeking power. Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why the policies of the younger Gaddafi may differ from his father's.

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Jeremy Zeilik brings us his review of Jason Bourne. 

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Yesterday we heard from Albuquerque Journal DC bureau reporter Michael Coleman who has been in attendance at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions—we checked in with Michael again following the final night of the DNC to hear his impressions of Hillary Clinton’s address, his conversation with New Mexico democratic party chair Debra Haaland, and more. We began by discussing an invocation delivered by Edward Paul Torres, Governor of New Mexico's Isleta Pueblo. 

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And KSFR’s Jeremy Zeilik suggests you take time in the first week of August to treat yourself and your family to the classic animated film The Iron Giant, here’s Jeremy to tell you why.

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The New Mexico  Department of Human Services is in increasingly hot water over 28 years of complaints about its repeated efforts to deny SNAP benefits to eligible applicants.  New Mexico Political Report senior reporter Joey Peters told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE how the falsification of DHS records has been a systemic problem.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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President Barack Obama addressed the floor last night at the Democratic National Convention, electrifying the audience in his efforts to build support for Hillary Clinton. Our own Congressional representatives Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham also addressed the audience. Albuquerque Journal Washington correspondent Michael Coleman has been at both conventions and brings us a report about last night’s speakers and a comparison between the two political events. He began with a description of the President's speech.

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Meanwhile, as convention attendees took part in meetings, Martha Burke captured some words by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on power in Washington.

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Tomorrow is the grand opening of this year’s Spanish Market. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with David Setford, executive director of Spanish Colonial Art Society, and asked him what’s new at Spanish Market this year. 

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

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Last Night at the Democratic National Convention Former President Bill Clinton shared personal narratives of meeting and wooing his wife, while Sen Bernie Sanders brought his followers to tears as he made a motion to give all delegate votes to Secretary Hillary Clinton. Outside the Convention hall meetings were taking place to discuss strategies to get out the vote, and what policies should be included in a Democratic platform.

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KSFR correspondent Martha Burke is also in Philadelphia, and caught up with Senator Tom Udall. 

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In the aftermath of a failed military coup, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assumed emergency powers and is purging his military, police and government services. Istanbul-based writer Elliot Ackerman of The New Yorker told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Erdogan has been consolidating his power since the failed coup attempt.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night in a flurry of speeches about the dark days of America. As one New York Times reporter summed it up:

“Mr. Trump sounded much like the unreflective man who had started it with an escalator ride in the lobby of Trump Tower: He conjured up chaos and promised overnight solutions.” We check in a final time with our Santa Fe Republican delegate Samuel LeDoux.

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While the Republicans were gearing up for their final night, Senator Wendy Davis was in town encouraging New Mexicans to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Davis, became famous in July 2013 for famously filibustering for 13 hours to prevent a vote on a bill limiting women’s right to a safe abortion.

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Pokemon Go is the latest mobile phone game to sweep the world after its release, KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik talks to two players about the impact and popularity of the game.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Last night once again presented some bumps in the road for the Republican party and it’s nominee Donald Trump, particularly when Ted Cruz was booed off the stage after encouraging delegates to vote their conscience and not necessarily to vote for their nominee Donald Trump. As one politico blogger put it:Cruz’s defiance catapulted the ragged, plagiarism-marred, poorly managed convention into nuclear dumpster fire territory.

That was one opinion.

But things remained optimistic for our delegate Samuel LeDoux, who had nothing but praise for last night’s lineup of speakers.

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Last week KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talked about what women want in a presidential candidate with Kelly Ditmar, a scholar at the nonpartisan Center for American Women and Politics.  This week Mary Lou caught up with Professor Ditmar who is observing gender politics at the Republican National Convention.

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Bernie Sanders was unable to win his party's nomination, but he did force the political world to rethink fundraising. Reporter Ned Resnikoff told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Sanders' emphasis on grassroots fundraising challenged traditional methods.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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We are all convention all the time this week. It’s the biggest news story on all channels, but we want to bring it home to New Mexico. This morning Nancy Stapp caught up with Lt Governor John Sanchez to hear his experience from the convention floor, what he's heard from the Governor herself and whether New Mexico might turn Red this year.

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Last night when it came time for New Mexico to vote for Donald Trump as the GOP presidential candidate, Gov Susana Martinez declined to personally endorse Trump, and instead handed the microphone to Santa Fe delegate Samuel LeDoux, New Mexico’s youngest delegate, and our daily correspondent from the convention floor.

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 So where are those protesters we’ve heard so much about? Well, their appearance has been scant. In the event we were missing protests that mainstream wasn’t airing, we contacted local reporter Mark Naymik with Cleveland.com, the online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Here’s what he had to say.

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Cleveland is a city that has had its share of high profile police shootings. Recent shootings from Orlando to Dallas to Baton Rouge only heightened the concern about the potential for violence this week.  But so far, the convention has remained relatively peaceful.  Nothing like the infamous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago where 10,000 protesters clashed with more than twice as many police and the National Guard.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper caught up yesterday with a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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As the Republican National Convention gets underway, we wanted to hear from our own delegates about how things are shaping up on the ground. Delegate Samuel LeDoux checks in from the convention floor. 

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Continuing our coverage of the kickoff of the Republican National Convention, KSFR's Kate Powell checks in with Kevin Niedermier of WKSU in downtown Cleveland at a pro-Trump rally. Niedermier tells us what rally attendees most look forward to as the RNC gets underway. 

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Sometimes it’s good to relax a bit and reflect on your accomplishments. That’s exactly what workers at St. Elizabeth Shelters did this weekend as they celebrated 30 years of helping the down-and-out and finding homes for hundreds if not thousands of Santa Feans. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll stopped by the men’s emergency shelter as well as Saturday's celebrations on the Plaza.

To donate or for more information about St. Elizabeth’s you can visit their Web page steshelter.org or call 982-6611.

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News At Noon 

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It’s not just the weather that’s heating up this summer. We’re in the middle of a political heat wave too.  Presidential nominating conventions are upon us, and all evidence points to a scorching campaign season in the months to follow. KSFR will be taking a look at what’s on the mind of delegates, politicians and voters.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper discusses the role of women in presidential politics with an expert at the non-partisan Center for American Women and Politics.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you news at noon.

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Hundreds of New Mexico’s most dedicated child advocates brought their collective energy to bear on the third annual Kids Count Conference in Albuquerque recently.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, the group intends to have an impact on the next legislative session in January, as lawmakers wrestle with dwindling cash for education, and discouraging data on children’s well-being in New Mexico.

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Today we continue our Storycorps features with an interview with Rebecca and her father Ernesto who worked on rural electric cooperatives in northern New Mexico.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you news at noon. 

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With the arrival of weed and bug season, those especially sensitive to herbicides and pesticides are once again pressing Santa Fe officials to further restrict or even eliminate chemical spraying. But it's not an easy sell. KSFR's Dennis Carroll reports.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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This year’s Folk Art Market has come and gone. We caught up with the artists and organizers yesterday on payout day where artists were attending a resource fair while waiting to finalize the returns for their hard work. The news wasn’t all good.

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The Chainbreaker Collective is an economic and environmental justice organization focused on access to transportation for low-income Santa Feans. Chainbreaker has a big job to do, and now they’re inviting you to help them do it. The collective is launching the Bicycle Resource Center University, a free twelve-week crash course in bicycle mechanics and social justice organizing.

Executive Director Tomás Rivera says BRC University is a response to his organization’s desire to serve more of the Santa Fe community, and the community’s desire to become more involved in that service. 

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Music-minded Santa Feans,  many of whom salsa-danced the evening away,  more than filled the Plaza Tuesday for this summer’s first Santa Fe Bandstand 2016 event. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll was there and brings us this report.

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In many rural communities, access to specialty care represents the biggest health challenge. Since 2003, a groundbreaking initiative at the University of New Mexico has confronted that gap — with promising results in small towns across New Mexico and, now, around the world. It’s called Project Echo, and as KSFR reporter Ellen Berkovitch learned through interviews with its founder, Doctor Sanjeev Arora, the innovative health-care mentoring model is already a game changer for medicine.
 
Project ECHO uses medical specialists and telecommunications technology to train and mentor health care providers in rural communities. These providers then apply the knowledge they gain to address complex disease processes from Hepatitis C and HIV to diabetes and addictions in their home communities. The model has seen rapid expansion locally, nationally and internationally. Now a Senate bill has been proposed to extend Project ECHO even more systematically throughout the US. Ellen Berkovitch has the story.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Santa Fe Public Schools have selected an interim Superintendent following the announcement that current superintendent Joel Boyd will be stepping down. SFPS’ pick? Dr. Veronica Garcia, who currently serves as Executive Director for the advocacy group New Mexico Voices For Children.

Dr. Garcia starts the job August 15. I caught up with Garcia as she was driving from Albuquerque, where Voices For Children is headquartered, to Santa Fe, for a meeting. I asked Garcia if she’ll be maintaining any official connection with New Mexico Voices for Children as she assumes the post of Interim Superintendent with Santa Fe Public Schools.

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Donald Trump is struggling among African American voters, and John Gibbs of The Federalist would like to see that trend change. Gibbs told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why he agrees with Trump's immigration policies and why African-Americans like himself should support the Republican candidate.

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Nancy Stapp presents Local Santa Fe News at Noon

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After years of work from the late New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, bipartisan chemical safety reform has been passed by Congress. National Journal enviroment and energy correspondent Jason Plautz told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how New Mexico senator Tom Udall picked up where Lautenberg left off and helped the bill become law.

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n Part 1 of our ongoing series of reports on older Americans, KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper spoke the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) about an international scheme to turn unwitting senior citizens into drug mules.  The federal Operation Cocoon investigation revealed that 144 older couriers were recruited by drug organizations to ferry illegal drugs overseas.  The majority of these couriers were U.S. citizens.  The average age of these senior drug mules was 59 and the oldest courier was 87 years old.  Today, Mary Lou reaches out to two of the victims of these scams.  The first, a retired pastor from Maine and the second a retired contractor from Arizona.

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Nancy Stapp presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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A judge heard closing arguments yesterday in a case alleging Human Services officials altered emergency food applications to deny new Mexico’s poorest citizens access to food. We speak with Reporter Joey Peters who was in the courtroom.

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When we think of international drug smugglers, we likely imagine young, cash-starved men traveling across borders by car or on foot.  But sometimes, the reality is quite different.  As part of KSFR’s ongoing series of features on older Americans, reporter Mary Lou Cooper tackles the issue of senior citizens as unwitting drug mules. 

Today we begin with Part 1 of our report.  Mary Lou focuses on Operation Cocoon, a federal investigation into the recruitment of unsuspecting seniors to carry illegal drugs overseas.  Tomorrow, in Part 2 of this report, we’ll hear from the victims of such scams. 

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Nancy Stapp presents Santa FE Local News at Noon

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Music-minded Santa Feans,  many of whom salsa-danced the evening away,  more than filled the Plaza Tuesday for this summer’s first Santa Fe Bandstand 2016 event. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll was there and brings us this report.

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This week also begins another Santa Fe favorite. The International Folk Art Market, which brings together hundreds of artists from around the world for a three-day extravaganza on museum hill. We spoke with organizers to hear about this year’s event.

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The U-K's vote to leave Europe shocked the world; despite the fact that polls indicated the Leave campaign would win. American pollster John Zogby told Dave why Britain's decision shouldn't have been surprising and how Brexit echoes in American politics.

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Last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled against terminally ill patients who desire a dignified death. The lawsuit,Morris v. New Mexico, was filed in 2012 by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico, and patient rights litigator Kathryn Tucker of the Disability Rights Legal Center, on behalf of two Albuquerque oncologists, and Aja Riggs, a cancer patient living in Santa Fe.

In 2014, the New Mexico 2nd District Court ruled that aid in dying is a fundamental right protected by the New Mexico State Constitution but that decision was overturned the following year by the New Mexico Court of Appeals in a split decision. On Thursday the Court ruled against terminally ill people saying they did not have a constitutionally protected right to have a doctor help them end their own lives.

In light of this ruling, we spoke with Aja Riggs, whose terminal cancer diagnosis inspired her to be among the first to fight for the right to a dignified death in the state. We asked Aja how this ruling impacts terminally ill New Mexicans.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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In a couple of years, people living on the south side of Santa Fe and beyond will have a new hospital and emergency room built by the nonprofit Presbyterian Healthcare Services.  At the same time, the city’s grand-daddy of hospitals, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, will welcome patients to a renovated facility with all private rooms.  As Deborah Martinez reports, the increased competition won’t come without growing pains that will be felt by CHRISTUS and some of its workers, and by patients in Northern New Mexico’s rural areas.

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There is a new Santa Fe film office. It’s a joint venture by the city and county to grow and support film, television and digital media in the region. Local film industry veteran Eric Witt – he was deputy chief of staff under Bill Richardson and oversaw the development of the film industry in the state -- has been tapped to launch the new office, which open its doors tomorrow. I caught up with Witt this morning to hear about Santa Fe’s newest economic engine.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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In today’s Storycorps segment from the Embudo Valley, we look at the evolution of the local hospital.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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In a Public Regulation Commission hearing that began in April and resumed this week, New Mexico’s largest electrical utility is asking for a rate increase to offset the cost of acquiring power from a nuclear plant in Arizona. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the rate increase could be as high as 15.8 percent—that could mean between five and thirteen extra dollars per month on PNM customers’ bills.

But New Energy Economy, one of the key interveners in the hearing, says a lack of financial analysis means this rate hike is way too big for no good reason. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with New Energy Economy executive director Mariel Nanasi and brings us this report.

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H1B visas were created to help American businesses grow by bringing in small amounts of highly skilled immigrants to supplement the American workforce. Computerworld senior editor Patrick Thibodeau told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that this plan has backfired and allowed ordinary foreign workers to take American workers' jobs.

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

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A federal court in Seattle Monday granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the practice of placing immigrant children in deportation proceedings without access to legal representation. The class action designation covers all undocumented immigrant children in the ninth federal court circuit.

That’s the largest circuit in the country, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as two island territories. It’s also the circuit with the highest concentration of immigration court cases. Matt Adams, legal director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, is co-counsel on the federal court case J.E.F.M. v. Lynch, currently before federal district court in Seattle, Washington. He gave us a bit of history on this case, and how its effects could be felt in New Mexico and throughout the US. 

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Billions of dollars are stolen from Medicare and Medicaid by fraudsters each year. Investigative reporter Joe Eaton told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how taxpayer money ends up in dirty pockets.

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A week before the 4th of July, "Independence Day: Resurgence" has landed in theaters. Can this sequel live up to the 1996 original? KSFR correspondent  Jeremy Zeilik finds out. 

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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As thousands of educators gather this week in Washington DC, we asked the president of New Mexico’s National Education Association to give a preview of what would be discussed. Zelie Pollon brings us this report.

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On a recent episode of KSFR’s Nuestra America, Marcela Diaz and Elsa Lopez welcomed David Dyssegaard Kallick, senior fellow with the Fiscal Policy Institute in New York and co-author of a new report by the Center for American Progress on refugee integration in the United States. The report examined four groups of refugees as they found new work and new communities in the US. Kallick said the authors themselves were surprised by this report’s timeliness.

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Danish Director Nicolas Winding Refn is best known for his art house hit Drive, and combining slick synth scores with huge doses of violence. His latest feature, The Neon Demon, returns to the streets of LA, but will it be as intoxicating as his past work? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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A report published by the Associated Press just over a week before the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, stated that more than 27-hundred police and sheriff’s departments nationwide have failed to submit hate crime reports to federal officials between 2009 and 2014. That number includes 45% of all New Mexico police and sheriff’s departments.

Hate crime legislation has been on the books in New Mexico since 2003, in the form of an additional penalty at sentencing of up to a year in prison, if prosecutors can present convincing evidence that a crime was motivated by hate.

I talked to Amber Royster, executive director of the LGBTQ advocacy organization Equality New Mexico, about the issue of hate crimes, particularly those committed against LGBTQ people. I asked Amber if she believes hate crimes are taken seriously by law enforcement in our state.

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During a year when many amazing musicians have passed away, Prince stands as one of the most staggering of losses. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik spoke to one of the musicians putting on a tribute to the legendary musician this Saturday in the Railyard.

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In the battle against ISIS in Northern Iraq, America's most effective allies on the ground have been Kurdish fighters. Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent Roy Gutman has recently been to the front lines. He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that the Kurds bring some strong pluses to the American cause, but they have some minuses, too. 

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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House Democrats have ended their sit-in to protest, over their desire for a vote on two gun control measures in the House of Representatives. Their protest lasted more than 24 hours, in an effort to force a vote.  Earlier this morning, KSFR News spoke with Representative Ben Ray Lujan about the sit-in.

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The National New Deal Preservation Association wants you to meet the descendants of the creators of the programs. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik met with executive director Kathryn Flynn and board member Christopher Brieseth to talk about the event and current effects of the New Deal.

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In today’s Storycorps segment from the Embudo Valley, we meet a long time Mayordomo, or ditch master.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:34pm MST

Aww. Summer. Think vacation. Camping. Swimming. And the kids hanging around the house all day complaining they have nothing to do. Well, it’s the city of Santa Fe to the rescue. Along with the state Cultural Department, the city has launched what it calls a “Cultural Passport” program. Children and teenagers  ages 3 to 18 can get free passes to about 40 cultural venues and events around the city and win prizes while they are at it. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talked with Mayor Javier Gonzales about the program, which also involves moms and dads.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:34pm MST

It’s the eve of the UK’s referendum vote to remain in or leave the European Union, a question that hasn’t been put to UK voters since 1975. Polls show Brits are evenly divided on whether or not to make their “Brexit,” but Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce CEO and British citizen Simon Brackley knows where he stands. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with the local business expert, and brings us this interview.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:30pm MST

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:21pm MST

This just in: New Mexico is back to dead-last place for child poverty in an annual report that evaluates child well-being; we're at 49th place for kids' well-being overall. This doesn't come as much of a surprise--We haven't made it above 48th place in the National Kids Count rankings since 2012. 

New Mexico Voices For Children analyzes and publishes New Mexico's Kid's Count data. KSFR's Kate Powell checked in with Dr Veronica Garcia, director of New Mexico Voices for Children, about the results of the report and how it affects the priorities of child wellness advocates in the state.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:21pm MST

After the Department of Justice criticized how campus sexual assaults are treated by the University of New Mexico, the school responded by creating several new programs to handle sexual assaults and counsel victims. The problem? Campus critics say UNM's solution may be more confusing than helpful. Albuquerque Journal reporter Chris Quintana told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about his coverage of the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:19pm MST

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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

As the Dog Head Fire continues to burn in the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque, several hundred people remain evacuated from their homes. Leaving one’s home during an emergency can cause its own additional stresses, which some evacuees struggle to deal with. KSFR’s John Calef takes a look at mental health services provided by the American Red Cross, and some of the experiences associated with being evacuated.

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

With the popularity of Pixar’s 2003 fish film Finding Nemo, there’s always great anticipation on how a sequel will fare. KSFR film reviewer Jeremy Zeilik headed out to see Finding Dory and tells us whether this sequel sinks or swims.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:41pm MST

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:54pm MST

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The modern workplace is changing, and the modern worker is getting the short end of the stick. Brookings Institution senior fellow Isabel Sawhill told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why it is important find a better deal for workers in the 21st Century.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:53pm MST

Everything's coming up roses for internet-famous video collective Everything Is Terrible, which brings a live performance to Meow Wolf in Santa Fe Saturday evening. KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik Spoke to Nic Maier from the group about their performance.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:45pm MST

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:13pm MST

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and a new report by the data analysis website wallet hub just issued a report on the best and worst state for fathers. Any guesses where New Mexico appears?

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:11pm MST

CIGNA and Anthem, two of the nation's largest health insurance providers, are on the verge of merging. CIGNA is based in Connecticut, sometimes called "The Insurance State."  Although this merger and one involving AETNA and Humana will leave just three mega-companies dominating American health insurance, Connecticut officials seem ready to approve them both. International Business Times Senior Editor of Investigations David Sirota told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the flow of money pushing the CIGNA-Anthem merger through Connecticut's political system.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:08pm MST

In today’s StoryCorps/Nuestras Historias segment, we look at the history of the founding of the Embudo Valley library.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:00pm MST

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:49pm MST

Albuquerque police chief Gordon Eden has come under fire for his department's use of "reverse stings": selling drugs to homeless people and then arresting them for possession of those drugs. Hank Hughes of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why this tactic is unfair and what could be done to help New Mexico's homeless population.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:48pm MST