KSFRNews podcast

As KSFR launches Jack Loeffler's six-part series, The Spirit of Place, Jack Loeffler joins Ellen Berkovitch in the studio to discuss his process, and the messages of a radio series that looks at the major watersheds of the Intermountain West.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:58am MDT

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has made national headlines in recent months for multiple criticality safety breaches, including the inadvertent shipment of radioactive material by air.

Patrick Malone has reported in depth on nuclear practices and safety. He joined Hannah Colton by phone.

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

KSFR's Rob Morlino, a Santa Fe Animal Shelter volunteer, describes the issues surrounding the dozens of feral cat colonies existing in Santa Fe.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

Santa Fe police believe an intruder who has recently been peeping in windows and exposing himself to women living alone in the South Capitol neighborhood may be responsible for a similar series of crimes last summer.

Heather Rider teaches the Israeli self-defense system Krav Maga, and recently held a workshop for residents of South Cap. She joined Hannah Colton and Dylan Syverson in the studio to discuss self-protection strategies.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:05am MDT

Ellen Lockyer looks at New Mexico's atomic history through two pivotal events that occurred on July 16: the Trinity nuclear bomb test in 1945, and the Church Rock uranium mine spill in 1979.

In part 1, Ellen interviews Susan Gordon of the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment, as well as Teresita Kiana, a Church Rock community member, about the uranium spill.

In part 2, Ellen speaks with cancer survivor Tina Cordova of the Tularosa Downwinders, a group seeking restitution for the radiative effects of the 1945 Trinity test, then returns to uranium with Bill Auby, a BLM official tasked with cleaning up derelict mining sites.

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

 

Los Alamos ScienceFest is a free family event taking place throughout Los Alamos today, July 14th, and tomorrow, the 15th, highlighting the area's past and present as a center for science.

This year's ScienceFest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School, which—as Ryn Herrman, one of the event's organizers, tells me—helped lay the foundations of the Manhattan Project.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:11am MDT

Adam Shaening-Pokrasso and Jillian Spitzmiller of the Santa Fe Network, a digital streaming platform featuring content created by New Mexicans, join us in the studio.

The nonprofit SFN launched Tuesday, July 11, and will feature documentaries, trailers, and more from New Mexico's community of film talent.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:01am MDT

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.

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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