Many Santa Feans know about our five French Archbishops in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. But fewer are aware that New Mexico’s history with French immigrants is much richer, and reaches back to the 16th century. Francois-Marie Patorni became Santa Fe’s unofficial French historian when he moved to the City Different ten years ago. This year, he’s the first speaker in the New Mexico History Museum’s brown bag lecture series. KSFR reporter and lifelong Francophile Kate Powell caught up with Francois-Marie about the surprising impact of French immigrants in the Southwest, and about the book he’s writing on the subject.

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

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New Mexico has a history of progressive policies around LGBTQ issues. But ours is latest state in which lawmakers have filed legislation that would extend religious freedom to allow anyone to refuse service or facilities to anyone else based on real or perceived sexual or gender identity.  KSFR’s Kate Powell brings us the lowdown on House Bill 55. 

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Adam Sandler's newest comedy, filmed here in New Mexico with not a small amount of controversy, has just broken streaming records. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik watched The Ridiculous Six so you don't have to. 

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In this edition of Medical Insights with Dr. Erica Elliott, she tells us about the little-known practice of spraying pesticides on airplanes.

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