Another game commission meeting today meant bad news for the wolf recovery project at Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch in South central New Mexico. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon was at the meeting and brings us this report.


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Awards season is in full swing. Following the announcement of this year's Oscar nominations, KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik takes you through what might win big at this year's awards.

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

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The issue of Public Banking has been a big topic of discussion in New Mexico, led by our own late and great Craig Barnes and the group We Are People Here! I first spoke with Barnes and Nico Liken on the Radio Café in 2013. At that time Barnes described the growing interest in Public Banking and how it might fit into New Mexico’s economy.

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Encouraged and educated by Barnes and We Are People Here, Mayor Javier Gonzales and the City of Santa Fe launched a feasibility study. That study was conducted by Katherine Updike of Building Solutions and just released this morning in Santa Fe. KSFR’s Deborah Martinez was at the conference at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and joins us live.

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The 2016 Legislative session begins next Tuesday with a growing number of bills being added to the 30 day Budget session. On the Santa Fe Radio Café with Mary Charlotte, Linda Siegle described a number of the bills already on the Governor’s Call, and some that have been prefiled but may or may not end up on the call, or being germain to discussions in this session.

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This week in Your Money Decisions, host Kate Stalter talks about some very common biases that can be damaging to our financial condition.

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Many Santa Feans know about our five French Archbishops in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. But fewer are aware that New Mexico’s history with French immigrants is much richer, and reaches back to the 16th century. Francois-Marie Patorni became Santa Fe’s unofficial French historian when he moved to the City Different ten years ago. This year, he’s the first speaker in the New Mexico History Museum’s brown bag lecture series. KSFR reporter and lifelong Francophile Kate Powell caught up with Francois-Marie about the surprising impact of French immigrants in the Southwest, and about the book he’s writing on the subject.

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

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New Mexico has a history of progressive policies around LGBTQ issues. But ours is latest state in which lawmakers have filed legislation that would extend religious freedom to allow anyone to refuse service or facilities to anyone else based on real or perceived sexual or gender identity.  KSFR’s Kate Powell brings us the lowdown on House Bill 55. 

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Adam Sandler's newest comedy, filmed here in New Mexico with not a small amount of controversy, has just broken streaming records. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik watched The Ridiculous Six so you don't have to. 

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In this edition of Medical Insights with Dr. Erica Elliott, she tells us about the little-known practice of spraying pesticides on airplanes.

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KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

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In case you haven’t heard, a group of armed militia have taken over a wildlife refuge in Eastern Oregon. The leaders of the occupation are sons of Cliven Bundy, whose standoff with federal officials in 2014 in Nevada may have emboldened his sons to repeat the effort. Bundy's sons have accused the Bureau of Land Management of harming the livelihood of ranchers--this after two ranchers were sentenced to short prison sentences for setting fires on public grazing land.

The small town of Burns Oregon, population 7,000, has been besieged by gun toting militia men. Others have also flocked to the refuge, including New Mexico’s own Garret Veneklasen. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, Veneklasen is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation.

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For those who may be confused about the Cliven Bundy references or why this is an important issue for New Mexico, we've rerun an interview we first aired in the summer of 2014 with Ryan Lenz with the Southern Poverty Law Center. Lenz had just authored a report for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors Hate Groups, called War In The West, on Cliven Bundy and the impact of his actions of western land tensions. We replay that interview now to give context on how right wing militia groups are being emboldened to defy the federal government when it comes to our public lands.

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Many of the world’s poorest people are caught between the cruelties of conventional currency economies and the limitations of barter trade.  Tim Jenkin has helped create a different way to spend and save. He calls it the Community Exchange Service and he explained to Dave Marash on Here and There how the idea has grown from South Africa to more than 40 other countries around the world.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:22pm MDT

In this week's edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco feels like he's getting old as The Kid himself, Ken Griffey Jr., is announced as the MLB's latest Hall of Fame inductee. 

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KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

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We’ve been talking to Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence. Her organization has launched a petition asking Governor Susana Martinez to support Miguel Garcia’s House Bill 51 to close the gun show loophole. You can access that petition by visiting their Facebook page—just type  “New Mexicans To Prevent Gun Violence” in Facebook’s search bar.

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In 2012, growing marijuana for personal use became legal in Colorado. In 2013, laws were passed allowing the first recreational cannabis dispensaries to open. Some, in Colorado’s legislature and beyond, were concerned the move to legalize would create chaos throughout the state, and would encourage teens to use more marijuana. Three years later, as lobbyist and former police detective Howard Wooldridge told Mary-Charlotte on KSFR’s Radio Café, the statistics show this hasn’t been the case. Wooldridge says that might point to the ineffectiveness of prohibiting marijuana and other substances.

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Last year's academy award winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu returns this year with his next Oscar bid, The Revenant. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik brings you his review of this wintry western. 

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KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

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On Tuesday evening North Korea successfully detonated what it is calling a hydrogen bomb. The exact kind of bomb is still being debated but the impact on international negotiations and fear levels has been serious.

KSFR asked Nuclear Watch New Mexico Executive Director Jay Coughlin for his response to the test.

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

In the wake of the North Korean government's announcement that they have detonated what they claim is a hydrogen bomb, KSFR spoke to Santa Fe resident, filmmaker, and nuclear disarmament activist Gay Dillingham about her take on this revelation. 

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Santa Fe based photographer Jamey Stillings just released a photographic aerial exploration called The Solution of IvanPah Solar, documenting the development of the world’s largest concentrated solar thermal plant in the Mojave Desert of California. He spoke to Mary-Charlotte on KSFR's Radio Café this week about some of the criticisms of alternative energy, the intersections of nature and human activity, and the ongoing critiques of energy development of all stripes.

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KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

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Officials are still trying to assess the damage following New Mexico’s devastating --what some call “historic” -- snowstorm. New Mexico’s farm service agency wants New Mexicans to know about available disaster assistance.  Farmers and Ranchers have been the most impacted by the snow with estimates that 20,000 head of cattle may have perished.  Molly Manzanares, the state executive director of the new Mexico farm service agency, those numbers are still being researched.


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2015 was the year several prominent figures were brought to justice for breaking the law.  The most recent case involved former Secretary of State Dianna Duran, who was sentenced for theft of campaign funds to fuel her gambling addiction.  Others included

Joe Anthony Montoya, the owner of Advantage Ashpalt paving company, who was sentenced to 3 years in prison back in February after being convicted of bribery and fraud.  Montoya’s wife Marlene and a former Santa Fe County official named James Lujan avoided jail time and are on probation in connection with the scheme to bribe county officials in exchange for lucrative road-paving contracts.  And, as KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, the year ended with a foreclosure sale of some of the Montoya’s properties.

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This week, in Your Money Decisions, Kate Stalter tells us how to protect our money when U.S. stock markets decline - which they’ll inevitably do, at some point!

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KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

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Attorney General Hector Balderas this week sent a strongly worded letter to the patient services Manager of the State’s medical Cannabis Program expressing concern that the state still was not complying with the Inspection of Public Records Act, or IPRA, over disclosing the names of applicants for licenses to produce and sell medical marijuana. We spoke with Susan Boe, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government to help clarify the AG’s request which will be part of a rule hearing this Wednesday in Santa Fe.

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Terry Brunner is the state director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development. We spoke with him yesterday about a local program called Stronger Economies Together or SET. Today we speak to Brunner about a national program to help farmers adapt to climate change and sustainable agriculture.

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

Kinshasa is the largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and one of the largest in the world—and it’s not an easy place to live, let alone make works of art. But on a recent episode of HERE AND THERE, KSFR’s Dave Marash interviewed New Yorker magazine reporter Alexis Okeowo about one man who created a thriving, world-class symphony orchestra in Kinshasa. Dave has more.

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Dr. Erica Elliott is back today to discuss a chronic health issue affecting up to 15% of all Americans. 

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

With the anti-Muslim rhetoric spreading throughout both the political sphere and discussions around refugees, some Santa Feans wanted to add to the conversation. A roundtable occurring on Sunday is meant to answer questions and hopefully clear up some misconceptions and hopefully, ward off anti muslim language in the land of enchantment.

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Terry Brunner is the state director of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development. The agency has begun a new program to engage communities in their own economic development. It’s called Stronger Economies Together, or SET. I asked Brunner to describe the program.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:45pm MDT

A new year means new movies, and KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik is nack with a review of Quentin Tarantino's latest flick, The Hateful Eight.

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Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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Monday morning's top news stories from KSFR's Tom Trowbridge.

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