The state is in a deep budget hole. Sandra Fish of New Mexico In Depth describes the impasse dividing state legislators from the governor, who has pledged no tax increases.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:16pm MDT

Mary Lou Cooper interviews a very special guest today: Actor Alan Alda. He's been at UNM Health Sciences Center teaching medical staff and scientists how to communicate better. Dr. Richard Larson of UNM's Health Sciences Center says this is just the beginning of HSC's commitment to making docs better communicators with training.

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

New Mexico’s funding of public education is insufficient. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll attended a community forum of the Interfaith Coalition for Public Education, where what to do about it was the subject.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:07pm MDT

Co-Producers Jack Loeffler and Enrique la Madrid have brought the Nuestra Musica concert to the Lensic for the past 16 years.

The musicians come from all over northern New Mexico and specifically from villages along the High Road to Taos.

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Methane pollution is a climate-changing side effect of oil and gas. NASA has identified that the highest concentration of methane in the US is centered in a hot spot over San Juan Basin in northern New Mexico. Now NASA has released a new study definitively identifying the source of that pollution: Leaky oil and gas wells. I spoke to Jon Goldstien of Environmental Defense Fund for more.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:41pm MDT

Dr. Bill Thomas explains the way that common understandings of aging are actually misunderstandings about core aspects of what makes life fulfilling.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:39pm MDT

Dr. Bill Thomas had an Aha moment in his youth and he has since become a key researcher on gerontology or old age. Dr. Thomas’s ideas are changing the way American nursing homes care for the elderly. He talks to Dave Marash of KSFR’s Here and There on why improving care for elders is so important.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:36pm MDT

Former New Mexico governor and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson held a home state rally this weekend in ABQ. A crowd of hundreds gathered at the Albuquerque Convention Center. KSFR’s Joe Gallegos was there.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:30pm MDT

The Indigenous Fine Art Market or IFAM launched three years ago. As a new market occurring during Santa Fe’s Indian Market week it has focused on emerging and nontraditional Native American artists. IFAM  founder and director is John Torres Nez who had previously worked for SWAIA -- the organization behind Indian Market. This year IFAM was scheduled to have a three day at the Santa Fe Railyard Park—including Saturday. But IFAM organizers had to shutter the fair after just two days, after Railyard officials discovered a snag.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:10pm MDT

Nancy Stapp presents Santa Fe local news

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:03am MDT

Sandra Fish of New Mexico in Depth talks with Ellen Berkovitch about the death penalty and whether House democrats will stay in the minority after this fall's election.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:45am MDT

KSFR consumer correspondent Mary Lou Cooper reports on how consumers can identify what is authentic, and what may not be, in Native American art.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:43am MDT

Kate Powell talks to Dallin Maybee, Chief Operating Officer of SWAIA, which organizes the annual Santa Fe Indian Market. 2016 marks the 95th year.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:41am MDT

Nancy Stapp reports Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:54pm MDT

Michael Moore fans might recognize Halla Tomasdottir as the Icelandic businesswoman featured in Moores last movie, Where to Invade Next.  Halla Tomasdottir is in Santa Fe where she recently addressed a Women and Money forum sponsored by the Women’s International Study Center. We caught up with her right before that.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:50pm MDT

Last year Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer went undercover at Winn Correctional Center. That’s a Louisiana prison operated by CCA. Bauer told KSFR’s Dave Marash yesterday on Here and There how corporate cost-cutting plays in prison.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:48pm MDT

Jeremy Zeilik reviews a graceful cinematic folktale, Pete's Dragon.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 6:46pm MDT

Nancy Stapp presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 8:43am MDT

The New Mexican reported today that state prison officials had been caught “double celling" prisoners at the Western New Mexico mens' prison in Grants. Double celling is when two prisoners are in a cell built for one. This violates a 1991 court order called the Duran Decree that the NM state Corrections Department agreed to after prison overcrowding instigated the 1980 Santa Fe prison riot.  33 inmates died in that riot. Santa Fe attorney Mark Donatelli represented inmates after the prison riot. He spoke to KSFR from Phoenix. 


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 8:39am MDT

Unemployment in Grants and Milan New Mexico stands at 9 percent. There are currently three prisons located in Grants and Milan. An employer of roughly 1% of the county’s population has been one of those prisons, the Cibola county correctional facility.

The Cibola county correctional facility will shut on September 30th this year. We to New Mexico Senator Clemente Sanchez about the prison closure which affects his Senate District 30. We also spoke to to Alex Sanchez of the New Mexico Corrections Department about the department’s plans to hire the laid off corrections officers at a job fair in Milan on August 24th and 25th.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:07pm MDT

The Clinton campaign seems to have weathered the hacked emails that were leaked just days before the Democratic National Convention.  But it looks like there are more leaks to come.  Shane Harris, senior national security correspondent for The Daily Beast, told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why Democrats are worried.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:04pm MDT

In this week’s Storycorps segment we hear from Emanuel in the Embudo Valley about the fateful day in 1962 that the Cuban missile crisis began.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:36pm MDT

Gun violence has been responsible for nearly 900 deaths in the US this year.

More than 240 mass shooting incidents have occurred.

As injury and death by firearms continue at this pace, some activist groups are trying to reduce the number of unwanted guns.

In Santa Fe, New Mexicans for the Prevention of Gun Violence has just launched a new campaign to turn guns into garden tools. Deborah Begel reports.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:31pm MDT

In this new regular Thursday segment, Sandra Fish and Ellen Berkovitch discuss whether Gary Johnson will play spoiler in the presidential election. And spoiler to which side?

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:14pm MDT

The copper rule adopted in 2013 is one of the best known of Ryan Flynn's regulation legacies at the New Mexico Environment Department. Now New Mexico's highest court will review the controversial guidelines on September 28th. Ellen Berkovitch talked yesterday with Bill Olson, former groundwater quality bureau chief of the New Mexico Environment Department turned citizen activist opposing the copper rule in court.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:14pm MDT

For the last twenty years Los Alamos National Laboratories has hosted a competition for teams that respond to hazardous materials emergencies. Teams compete from all over the country. Now LANL has announced the winners. Teams from the New Mexico National Guard earned first and second place, with a team from Sandia National Laboratories Emergency Response Team taking third place. KSFR’s John Calef was at the competition, and brings us this story about what competitors experienced.

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

The possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency raises a question that finds many pundits speculating: What will Bill Clinton do? Newsweek national political correspondent Nina Burleigh told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE Monday that former President Clinton's health might shape the answer.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:56pm MDT

Hit supervillain mashup movie Suicide Squad broke August box office records on opening weekend at a whopping $134 million. But KSFR’s Jeremy Zellik is not impressed.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:54pm MDT

The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Jane Chu was at the Santa Fe Institute for a roundtable with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall. They discussed growing New Mexico's creative economy, which supplies our state with one out of 10 jobs. Earlier this year Senator Udall introduced the CREATE Act—Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts.  KSFR correspondent Deborah Martinez was there.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:52pm MDT

Jim Obergefell was the lead plaintiff in the landmark case for marriage equality that passed the Supreme Court in June 2015. His recent book, Love Wins, chronicles his marriage to his longtime partner, John Arthur, and the events that led Obergefell to become a civil rights activist working on behalf of LBGTQ equality across the US.

Jim Obergefell appeared in Santa Fe at a August 9th  benefit for Equality New Mexico and the Envision Fund of the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:51pm MDT

Ellen Berkovitch talks to Duane Yazzie, president of the Shiprock chapter of the Navajo Nation, about the situation of the San Juan river water a year after 300 millions of polluted water traveled downstream from the abandoned Gold King Mine in Colorado.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:50pm MDT

The proposed users of the Gila River diversion water may not be prepared to pay for the water. So says Laura Paskus, environmental reporter for NM In Depth, in a conversation with Dave Marash. 

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

More than a year and a half ago President Barack Obama made history by easing travel and trade restrictions to the island nation of Cuba. Now it’s up to Congress to completely lift the embargo against the communist country – a move that conservatives haven’t been willing to do. But as Deborah Martinez reports, a group meeting in Santa Fe this week aims to change that through a coalition called Engage Cuba, that has established its newest branch in New Mexico.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:17pm MDT

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:01pm MDT

It’s election time and candidates are vying for your vote come November. One of the best ways for voters to understand where candidates stand on any given issue is by participating in candidate forums, says Meredith Machen, president of the League of Women Voters in New Mexico. But in at least one highly publicized case, one candidate for Secretary of State is not responding to requests to participate. She tells reporters she has her reasons including objections to stringent ID requirements. We spoke to Machen about the issue and why participation in these forums is very important.

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

In the aftermath of the Orlando shooting, media outlets leapt to report shooter Omar Mateen's claimed connection to Islam. But, over time, most Americans chose to examine the shooter more closely. Brookings Institution pollster Shibley Telhami told KSFR's Dave Marash what he's found out about the perception of Muslims in America.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:59pm MDT

What do you do when you feel like your political revolution has been hobbled by the establishment? That’s the question facing Bernie Sanders supporters across the country, and right here in Northern New Mexico. For Paul Gibson, coordinator of Santa Fe For Bernie Sanders, that question is a complicated one. Gibson says he couldn’t bear to run as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:09pm MDT

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:08pm MDT

Jeremy Zeilik brings us his review of Jason Bourne. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:07pm MDT