Apprenticeships, as Jenna Marshall reports in this story for KSFR News, are not very well represented in US employment: Roughly two-tenths of a percent of all workers are apprentices, and those people work mainly in the construction trades. But in New Mexico this seems to be changing thanks to the co-incidence of federal money and state initiatives that are applying apprenticeship training to the workforce needs of both employers, and wage earners in our state.

Note: Interviewee Robert Schwartz co-directs the Pathways to Prosperity Network, which works with states to synch education programs with labor markets.

Direct download: Apprentice11221.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:08pm MDT

KSFR recently got a call from Dr. Alison Moriarty Daley of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She spoke with Jenna Marshall, about the latest recommendations surrounding the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine protects against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children aged 11 and older.

Direct download: HPVVacc1221.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:32pm MDT

Top-of-the-hour, local news for Wednesday, December 21.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:05pm MDT