The two most significant factors causing New Mexico's epidemic of alcohol and opiate overdose deaths are unrelenting poverty and doctors who overprescribe narcotic painkillers -- that according to health officials who addressed a conference on drug and alcohol addiction in Santa Fe last weekend. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

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This weekend, El Museo Cultural will host a celebration of all things green. On a recent windy afternoon, KSFR'S Zelie Pollon caught up with Glen Schiffbauer, executive director of the Green Chamber of Commerce, to hear about this year's festival. 

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Have you ever wondered about the people who live out in the desert? So has director Nicolas Steiner, whose new film Above and Below explores the life of those on the margins. KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik spoke with Steiner about his project and showing his film in Santa Fe.

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