Santa Fe City Councilor Peter Ives recently returned from Beijing, China. He was there as a representative of Santa Fe at a Creative Cities Network summit under the auspices of UNESCO. It also happened to coincide with a similar trip that the mayor was scheduled to take to China on the subject of sustainable cities. I spoke with Counselor Ives about Santa Fe’s Creative City designation and what conferences like the one in China can mean for Santa Fe and its creative and cultural growth.

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you News At Noon. 

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Santa Feans gathered on the Plaza Monday evening to mourn and celebrate the lives of the 49 people slain early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. KSFR's Dennis Carroll was there and has the story. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:01pm MDT

The clock is counting down to the June 23 vote that will decide Britain's future in the European Union. The Associated Press' London Bureau Chief Gregory Katz told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the emotions behind many Britons' desire to leave the European Union.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:50pm MDT

One might think the spawn of David Bowie would make a truly entertaining film – And he has, a few times. However, Duncan Jones' adaptation of the Warcraft video game franchise is a special, riveting kind of bad. KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik tells us more.

Direct download: 37033_NEWS_WarcraftReview.mp3
Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:44pm MDT

The Southwest Organizing Project, a social rights organization in Albuquerque, organized a protest outside the Donald Trump rally last month in Albuquerque. That protest got out of hand, despite the efforts of SWOP to calm those present. According to Javier Benavides, SWOP Executive Director, it wasn’t until police began aggressively trying to disperse the group, that the masses became angry.

Regardless, the organization is now receiving threats, even death threats. I spoke Benavides this morning to hear about the fallout.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:41am MDT

KSFR continues our ongoing feature series on older Americans with a story about a travel scholarship program for family caregivers aged 50 and up.   KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper brings us the details. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:39am MDT

What better way to escape the world of endless Hollywood sequels and blockbusters than with a classic film series. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik Sat down with CCA cinematheque director Jason Silverman to discuss the series.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:35am MDT

John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:38pm MDT

Police violence has been a discussion nationwide, and specifically the number of cases of mentally ill people who die in the hands of police custody. Similarly, solitary confinement has been widely criticized as a means of punishing people already in police custody, and as we hear in today’s feature, again mentally ill people are the greatest group who suffer from the practice. We spoke with two Solitary confinement experts, one national and one local, about current efforts to end what they call a brutal and outdated practice.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:33pm MDT

Through our Solutions Journalism Network initiative, we bring you this report on forest health in New Mexico. Specifically, on the ways that a US Forest Service-funded program has brought about healthier partnerships in service of healthier forests. Ellen Berkovitch has the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:30pm MDT

Once oil-rich, Venezuela is now the poorest of the oil-poor states. Joshua Goodman, the Associated Press' Bogota Bureau Chief, told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the debt crisis behind the political crisis in Caracas. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:24pm MDT

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:09pm MDT

The weather is heating up in Santa Fe, and so is the summer arts calendar. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik sat down with the the artistic directors of the Currents New Media festival, which kicks off Friday, to discuss the upcoming event.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:09pm MDT

In the final installment of our collaborative series with Storycorps bringing you stories from communities in the Embudo Valley, we hear from Archie and Joe, two long standing members of the Dixon community.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:53pm MDT

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

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Last night’s primary elections offered a few surprises and made history by officially granting Hillary Clinton enough delegates for the nomination for Democratic Presidential Candidate. In general, voter turnout was high statewide, about 33.74 percent, according the clerk’s office. Santa Fe had a turnout nearing 49 percent and the highest county was Mora with 52.6 percent. The lowest turnout was in Hidalgo county where a paltry 3.5 percent of registered voters made it to the polls.

As last night’s returns came in, Clinton was not the only woman to win; Liz Stephanics, Linda Trujillo and Anna Hansen also won. We spoke with both Stephanics and Anna Hansen this morning.

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

The right to a free, public education is a human right guaranteed by American law.   So why are some migrant children denied this opportunity? Associated Press investigative reporter Garance Burke told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how migrant children are being shut out of public schools.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:40pm MDT

Hillary Clinton is trying to become our nation's first female president, and she has an unprecedented number of female journalists documenting her campaign. Lisa Lerer, a national political reporter for the Associated Press, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about her work covering the Clinton campaign.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:40pm MDT

It’s the time of year when many Santa Feans celebrate the coming of summer. Yet summer is also the time of often-catastrophic wildfires. 

As we investigate solutions to local problems, Ellen Berkovich interviews David Old, a Santa Fe businessman who has been turning damaged timber into a business through an initiative called the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program.  

Old managed his Pecos ranch, which has been owned by his family for a century, as a sustainable tree farm. Then it was burned in two forest fires, including the Tres Lagunas Fire in 2013.  Here you’ll hear from David Old about the aftermath of wildfire on both forest and livelihood. For ranchers like Old, it meant collaborating with environmental nonprofits, Indian tribes and others to protect forest health. Ellen Berkovitch has the story.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:38pm MDT

Comedy trio The Lonely Island have found huge success in parody music videos, with classics like 'I'm on a Boat' and 'Jack Sparrow.' Can their feature film debut, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," live up to their online hype? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:32pm MDT

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

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New Mexico’s Primary election is set for this Tuesday.  Democrats and Republicans will get a chance to cast their votes for their presidential nominee of choice, but there are other races and issues at stake as well.  This weekend KSFR’s Nancy Stapp headed to Taos County to see what residents in the Northern District think about this upcoming election.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:06pm MDT

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the US Senate has approved two major Federal conservation projects. They await action from the House.  Elizabeth Shogren, a Washington, DC reporter for High Country News, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about plans to add water to the Yakima river basin in Washington state and give wilderness protection to 2 New Mexico areas north of Taos.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:04pm MDT

New Mexicans took to the road at a record-setting pace last week as the lowest Memorial week gasoline prices in more than 10 years spurred families to launch their own Great American Road Trips. About two and a half million people in western states– according to the AAA Auto Club – were expected to plaster on the sunscreen and head for campgrounds and other vacation spots from sea to sun-dappled sea. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:58pm MDT

In yesterday's report on US Senator Martin Heinrich's roundtable discussion with educators and Los Alamos National Laboratory representatives, we mentioned a recent report by federal regulators which found safety procedures at LANL to be lacking.

That report was by the National Nuclear Security Administration on LANL’s performance in 2015. These annual report cards are prepared for each of the US taxpayer-funded national labs. They not only highlight areas of excellence and areas in need of improvement, they also determine how much the private contractors that operate national labs get paid. This year’s report was completed back in January, and was held back for five months.

Jay Coghlan, director of nuclear safety organization Nuclear Watch New Mexico, says there’s no good reason to have kept this information from the public for so long, especially when we’re footing the bill for LANL’s budget. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with Coghlan and brings us this report.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:11pm MDT

Yesterday we heard from Minority Leader Brian EGOLF ON THE Democratic strategy to regain the house next Tuesday. Today we hear from state Republican party spokesman Tucker Keane on the Republican strategy to not only hold onto the house but their hopes to regain the Senate.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:11pm MDT

Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos's latest feature, The Lobster, is a comedy starring Colin Ferrell. It’s also the director’s first film in English. Can his unique sensibilities survive the language shift? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.


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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:26pm MDT

More than 24 hundred jobs will become available at Los Alamos National Laboratory between now and 2020 as almost a quarter of the lab’s workforce approaches retirement age. And New Mexico’s colleges and universities hope to take advantage of that to grow the proportion of lab employees that hail from New Mexico. Right now that’s about 40 percent, but Democratic US Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says it could, and should, be more. KSFR’s Kate Powell caught up with the Senator and brings us this report. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:25pm MDT

Donations to Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates are streaming in, with Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton leading the pack. But as we hear from New Mexico In Depth Journalist Sandra Fish, Bernie Sanders has inspired the grassroots with many thousands more donors than any other candidate.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:20pm MDT

In the latest installment in our ongoing collaboration with Storycorps, we hear from two well-known artists from the Embudo Valley. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:04pm MDT

A true crime and documentary craze has been sweeping the nation for the past couple of years--think Serial, Making and the 2016 election cycle. Is the new film on former Senator Anthony Weiner a positive addition to the recent spate of documentaries, or a boring reheat of an overexposed story? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out. 

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:33pm MDT

Recent changes in federal workers law--specifically regarding overtime pay--will have profound effect across the country and especially right here in New Mexico which is home to one of the largest concentrations of nonprofit organizations in the country. Elsa Lopez and Marcela Diaz spoke with Judy Conti, a federal advocacy coordinator for the National employment law project, about what the federal changes were and how it will impact organizations. Conti began by describing the what the National employment law project does.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:33pm MDT

US Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell owes his life saved to a brave Afghan man and a unique Afghan tradition called pashtunwali. It's the same tradition that mandates Osama Bin Laden's protection in the mountains of the Hindu Kush. Newsweek senior editor R. M. Schneiderman told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE what pashtunwali is all about.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:30pm MDT

The latest in the line of Jane Austen adaptations comes in the form of Love & Friendship. Can Indie Director Whit Stillman make his mark on the genre, KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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

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First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to 105 Santa Fe Indian school graduates plus a crowd of 3000 at the in a commencement address where she urged the graduates to remember their tribal history and carry it with them proudly. She said “you are the next generation of leaders in your communities.” The First Lady’s speech is part of the Generation Indigenous Initiative from the Obama Administration aimed at removing "barriers to success" for Native American youth, who the White House says make up the nation's "most vulnerable population."

Before the speech I spoke to audience members, friends, students and family members about their thoughts and reactions of the First Lady of the United States addressing their community.

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Paula Francis and Ginny Sassaman have walked to Santa Fe from Vermont – that’s more than 3,000 miles so far --  to talk to people about happiness and what really matters.

Ginny and Paula will be at the Farmer’s Market tomorrow morning interviewing people about what matters.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:08pm MDT

Concert band music is a lot more than Sousa marches and show tunes, and Concordia Santa Fe is here to prove it. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik spoke to Concordia Director Kevin Sedatole about the band and upcoming concert.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:49pm MDT

As KSFR has been reporting, Santa Fe’s municipal budget for the coming fiscal year was approved during last night’s city council meeting. The 82.2 million dollar general fund budget closes Santa Fe’s 15 million dollar deficit. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that earlier plans to reduce Santa Fe city library hours were removed from the proposal. The council left it up to library leadership and the city manager to figure out the specifics, but hours at the main downtown library and two branch libraries will remain unchanged in the coming fiscal year. City Finance Director Oscar Rodriguez says Santa Fe’s budget is balanced for the first time in eight years or more.

Councilors also passed a resolution to appropriate 300,000 dollars in land use fees to establish the Verde Fund, an at-times-controversial plan to wed the imperatives to confront systemic poverty in Santa Fe and to reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2040. But the vote wasn’t unanimous.

Although Mayor Gonzales called the resolution budget-neutral, it was difficult for councilors to see things that way, especially in the meeting during which the council would also approve the budget for the coming fiscal year. Councilor Joseph Maestas took issue with the proposed funding source to launch the Verde Fund.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:45pm MDT

Today we have another Storycorps segment from Embudo Valley. This one is entirely in Spanish. For those who speak Spanish, we honor the unique accents and expressions of Northern New Mexico.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:43pm MDT

Viva! is a Irish film about Cuban drag queens. Does this interesting mix of content and creators make for a lively film? KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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

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On Tuesday night, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump came to stump in Albuquerque, and protesters were there in force waiting for him, leading to a chaotic evening in the Duke City. Our reporter Joe Gallegos was there, and he brings us this story...

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While Trump supporters and protesters duked it out in the Duke City, On the Democratic front, former President Bill Clinton was in Espanola Tuesday, campaigning for Hillary.  KSFR's Dennis Carroll has the story. 


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Tonight the Santa Fe City Council will vote on two important items: First, the city budget for the coming fiscal year; and second, a proposal that some have called the mayor’s “Pet Project,” to establish a fund to support projects targeting the interconnected issues of poverty and Santa Fe’s green future. Tuesday afternoon Mayor Javier Gonzales gave a press conference in front of City Hall to answer questions about the fund. KSFR’s Kate Powell was there, and brings us this report.

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

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Vermont Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will be speaking at Santa Fe Community College today at 3pm. Early this morning a line was beginning to snake around the college gym, which holds roughly 2500 people. We spoke to some of the fans camped outside the gym, to find out why they had to come to support Sen Sanders.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:50pm MDT

In the race for the County Commission seat in District 2,  challenger Anna Hansen suggests that her opponent , incumbent Miguel Chavez, has been less than responsive to Residents concerns. Ksfr's Dennis Carroll wraps up his interviews with the two candidates.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:49pm MDT

Richard Linklater returns to the nostalgic past of Dazed and Confused, with Everybody Wants Some!!. Does his latest feature stand up to his classic? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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

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As the June 7 New Mexico primary election nears, Santa Fe area candidates  are knocking on more doors and pounding campaign signs into the ground wherever anyone will let them.  And so it is in the race for County commissioner in District 2, generally centered around the Agua Fria area.  There, community activist Anna Hansen is challenging incumbent Miguel Chavez.  KSFR’s Dennis Carroll caught up with Chavez who says his experience as both a city counselor and county commissioner makes him the most qualified candidate. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:57pm MDT

Hedge fund manager John Paulson and Goldman Sachs worked together to pull off the biggest of the Big Shorts.   Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Jesse Eisinger told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why the deal called ABACUS gave off such a rotten smell.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:48pm MDT

This week, the New Mexico Department of Health released a report that shows emergency room visits and overdose deaths related to methamphetamine almost tripled between 2010 and 2014. KSFR’s Kate Powell talked to State Epidemiologist Michael Landen to learn more about the report’s findings, and the challenges associated with confronting meth addiction in New Mexico. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:47pm MDT

The Santa Fe-based medical humanitarian organization Global Outreach Doctors recently returned from treating Syrian refugees in Jordan. Andrew Lustig, the group's founder, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE what he learned from his mission.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:06pm MDT

More fallout from the nation’s first nuclear detonation. A group representing people living near the Trinity test site has expressed strong objections to the National Cancer Institute's health study. That study is planned to assess possible damage to residents’ health from the first detonation in 1945 of the first atomic bomb. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 4:05pm MDT

Despite President Obama's assurances that there will be "no American boots on the ground" in the fight against ISIS, the number of US special forces troops close to the battlefields in Iraq is growing. RAND Corporation analyst Linda Robinson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why the troops are there and what they're doing.

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

High Rise marks the big-budget debut of British indie director Ben Wheatley. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik .

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:59pm MDT

On Friday in a Federal Court in Las Cruces three Human Services Department officials invoked their fifth amendment right against self-incrimination nearly 100 times. Matt Reichbach, editor of New Mexico Political Report and reporter Joey Peters were in the courtroom – two of less than a handful of reporters covering the bombshell story. I spoke with Reichbach this morning for details of the hearing.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:54pm MDT

People across the country, and indeed around the world, are increasingly interested in investigating their family history. The trend has been so popular that a show dedicated to families discovering the mysteries of their lineage is now in its third season. The premiere of PBS’ Genealogy Roadshow is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17 and it features none other than families right here in New Mexico. I spoke with Genealogist and Roadshow host Mary Tedesco about tomorrow’s program.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 3:51pm MDT

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:46pm MDT

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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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:46pm MDT

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

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The Obama administration today unveiled new regulations governing reductions in methane pollution by the oil and gas industry. And Bloomberg reports the new rules are even tougher than those proposed in August 2015, to the tune of about 530 million dollars in up-front costs to extractive industries. Stakeholders in oil and gas production, including the New Mexico State Land Office, have come out against the rules, while environmentalists and Federal officials say the benefits—both environmental and economic—will outweigh the costs over the next ten years. KSFR’s Kate Powell talked to representatives from the Land Office and the regional chapter of the Sierra Club, who have two very different takes on the new regulations. 

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

Today is the National Day of Advocacy for Nurses and the end of National Nurses Week 2016.  In the U.S., nurses number 3.4 million.  New Mexico is home to some 22 thousand nurses.  What does the American public think about these front-line health workers?  This year and for many years past, nurses rank number one in Gallup poll’s honesty and ethics in professions survey--ahead of doctors, teachers, police officers and other highly regarded workers.  Reporter Mary Lou brings us the story of New Mexico nurses on this important day. 

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

Today we have another installment of our collaboration with StoryCorps highlighting Northern New Mexico history. Today we're exploring the tradition of the Matanza.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:23pm MDT

This spring KSFR brings you a series of short features on older Americans.  Today’s report is on dementia, a rapidly growing disease with no clear strategies for prevention in most cases and no cure in all cases.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story (we recommend you keep a box of tissues close by as you listen). 

Further resources:

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:22pm MDT

Visitors to the New Mexico History Museum can now travel back in time to experience the colorful and iconic history of lowriders in New Mexico. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.


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

The path for refugees from the Middle East to Europe was always difficult; but these days it's pretty effectively shut.  The choke point is Greece. Foreign Policy reporter Alex Clapp told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, for Greeks already squeezed by a bankrupt economy, the refugee crisis adds a heavy load.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:05pm MDT

KSFR has joined several other media outlets across the state in a pilot project to create solutions journalism stories. These are stories focused on problems in our region, and seeking solutions from inside and outside our state. Other partners in this venture include KNME, the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Taos News, High Country news and the Pueblo Chieftan. KSFR’s Mary Charlotte spoke recently with reporter Leah Todd of the Solutions Journalism Network to explain what Solutions Journalism is, and what it’s meant to do.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:48pm MDT

Every year, thousands of children are detained by American immigration authorities. A few who are determined to be dangerous are placed indefinitely in juvenile detention centers. Tyche Hendricks of KQED radio's The California Report told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about how little we know about who makes the judgment and what happens next.

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

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Democratic Party members recently held a press conference denouncing Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee. Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland has called Trump racist and demeaning to women. The Republican party spokesperson called the statements predictable. We spoke with both parties to hear their take

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:55pm MDT

The biggest movie in Chinese history, The Mermaid,  has finally arrived on American shores. Does it hold up outside its home country? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

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

There's been an apparent breakthrough in negotiations between the US and China about the rules of online engagement. Scott Warren Harold, senior analyst at the RAND Corporation, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, progress may have been pushed forward by a report from a private American cyber security company. 

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KSFR's John Calef brings you news at noon. 

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This Sunday, May 8th, LittleGlobe and the Lensic Performing Arts Cenrter present City of Dreamers. It’s a collaborative, student-driven community engagement program featuring short documentary videos, live on-stage radio production and music, and conversations that highlight the voices and stories of Santa Fe Dreamers Project participants, Capital High and other students, families, and residents of Santa Fe’s South Side. KSFR has participated in the project giving journalism trainings and working directly with Youthworks participants to produce radio features for this event.

Today we air a feature created on the establishment of Capitol High School. All the interviews were collected and edited by Youthworks participants and with news Director Zelie Pollon they created this feature on one of Santa Fe’s remarkable, and sometimes misunderstood, local high schools.

City of Dreamers is this Sunday, May 8, at 7 pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center,for tickets call 505-988-1234, or go to TicketsSantaFe.org, 

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Libya's lack of a functioning government has allowed human traffickers to find a safe home from which to launch would-be refugees to southern Europe. Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE these criminals operate a highly-organized network.

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As school winds down for the summer, some of the biggest blockbuster movies of the year hit theaters. The summer movie season kicks off with Captain America: Civil War. Does this Avenger versus Avenger fight stand above the rest? KSFR’s Jeremy Zeilik brings us his review.

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

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Yesterday we spoke with Freelance journalist Jeff Proctor about investigative grand juries and their specific impact on the race for First Judicial District Attorney. Today we hear more about Proctor’s year long investigative project for New Mexico Indepth on New Mexico’s criminal Justice system.

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As part of KSFR’s series on older Americans, we looked in our own backyard for tips on how to find work when you’re over 50.  The Santa Fe Community College was one of four community colleges in the nation to receive a grant from the AARP foundation to deliver intensive work training programs for older women.  The foundation is the charitable arm of AARP, the nation’s largest advocacy group for older Americans.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.

This event takes place tomorrow on the campus of Santa Fe Community College, in the Board Room, between 10 AM and 12 PM. For more information, call Emily Powell at 505-428-1348.

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Today we continue with our series on Northern New Mexico history, looking at the foundation of the Chicano group La Academia De La Nueva Raza in Dixon, New Mexico.

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

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Freelance journalist Jeff Proctor couldn’t have known the impact he might have had when he began a series of articles on investigative grand juries. But that series now seems to be be playing a big role in the race for First Judicial District Attorney, a position currently held by Jennifer Padgett, appointed by Gov Susana Martinez to fill in for former DA Spence Pacheco. I asked Proctor to begin by describing what investigative Grand juries are and how they’ve been used in cases involving police shootings.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:05pm MDT

Last night in Albuquerque two more people were assisted by the Red Cross when their home accidentally caught fire. Accidents happen on a daily basis, and more frequently for older adults.  As part of its ongoing series on issues faced by older Americans, KSFR explores today how to maintain safe and healthy homes in your older years.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.

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

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:03pm MDT

In part two in our election discussion with Lonna Atkeson, the director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy and a professor at UNM we speak about disenfranchised voters, particularly given the numbers of voters who waited hours at polling stations in Arizona during their primary elections. To Akeson, the main issue is making sure people register to vote as a Democrat or Republican and do it in a timely and correct manner.

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