As you heard in the top of the hour news here on KSFR, Saturday is the date for the sixth annual Santa Fe neighbor-to-neighbor food drive. I spoke on Wednesday with food drive creator and coordinator Linda Wilder-Flatt and asked her what people can do at this point to help out.

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The New Mexico Rail Runner Express train line that runs between Santa Fe to Belen faces a challenge. A few years back, Congress approved new safety standards that all passenger trains must comply with. The problem is the 50-million dollar price-tag, because the Rail Runner has been left to foot the bill.

Augusta Meyers is the communications director for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

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Turmoil over protests against the annual Santa Fe “Entrada” re-enactment continues this week, as the American Civil Liberties Union has announced its investigation into events that led to arrests during last Friday’s ceremony at Santa Fe Plaza.  

And the city of Santa Fe’s survey of historical markers and monuments that may be offensive to certain minorities presages some changes in attitude about how the city honors its forbears.

Deputy New Mexico historian Rob Martinez dropped-by the KSFR studios to shed some light on some of the historic events that shaped New Mexico’s history, the celebrations that accompany them and the controversy that arises.

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