On Monday’s KSFR Wake-Up Call; KSFR is in the middle of its fall fund drive and on this morning’s show, we’ll hear from Santa Fe Community Foundation Executive Director Bill Smith. Among its many efforts, the Foundation offers KSFR’s listeners a shared public affairs program hosted by Bill….it’s called “Community Matters,” and it’s on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call the third Monday of the month, which happens to be today. Also on the program, host Tom Trowbridge discusses the upcoming four-part PBS series “Native America,” with the program’s producer, Gary Glassman.

For the eighth year,  Fiesta Fela will rock the Railyard on Saturday, from 10 am - 6 pm.  The annual event brings all day music, food and fun to Santa Fe.  This year's headliner, Tommy Dukes and his blues band, will be supported by local musicians the Swank Brothers and others.  The event is family - friendly, with a childrens' tent with hourly hands-on art and crafts workshops for kids of all ages.  And, of course, food and more food supplied by Jambo and many more food trucks.  And it's free to the public, although a small donation is requested. 

Wake Up Call, October 12 Fundraiser Edition

Oct 12, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, we'll be asking for your donation for KSFR's Fall Fund Drive.  Our normal programming during Wake Up Call will be interrupted from time to time with your co-hosts, Ellen Lockyer and Tom Trowbridge, asking for your financial help in keeping KSFR on the air.  We'll also get a preview of Saturday's Fiesta Fela '18 "Afreaka" festival at the Railyard from Kamaju Tadfor, one of the organizers.  Also we hear about Santa Fe's efforts to become carbon neutral by the year 2040, and learn how to attract local and migrating birds into your garden.  

Can Santa Fe Become Carbon Neutral by 2040?

Oct 12, 2018

Santa Fe's contribution to fighting climate warming is contained in a strategy dubbed the Sustainable Santa 
Fe 25 Year Plan. At this week's City Council meeting, authors of the work, which aims for carbon neutrality by the year 2040, presented their findings. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer has the story.

KSFR Talks With Emmy Winner Kaela Waldstein

Oct 10, 2018

KSFR's John Shannon had the opportunity to do a quick interview with one of our News Volunteers who has stepped into the lime light - Kaela Waldstein who does the afternoon news for KSFR on Mondays is also an Emmy Winner - She tells John how it happened.

Neighbor To Neighbor 2018 Food Drive Surpasses Goals

Oct 10, 2018

Santa Fe’s Neighbor To Neighbor Food Drive  has completed its annual  drive for this year. Last year, the drive broke records with 87 neighborhoods and communities collecting a total of over 152,000 pounds of food and monetary donations.  This year’s goal is 100 neighborhoods and 200,000 pounds of food.  Linda Flatt , a Santa Fe Food Bank volunteer and the inspiration behind the annual food drive, is our guest today on Wake Up Call to tell us about this year's drive how the results surpassed all expectations. 

The National Organization of Women, or NOW, Santa Fe chapter, is hosting a women's film series at the CCA and at the Screen.  It runs through December, with offerings important to women.  The film, Soufra,  introduces us to a Lebanese refugee camp resident, and food enterpreneur.  And double Oscar winner Hilary Swank stars in Iron Jawed Angels,  the story of US suffragette Alice Paul.  KSFR Wake Up Call host Ellen Lockyer speaks with Dana Middleton and Lisa Madison about these, and other films. 

Wake Up Call October 10, 2018

Oct 10, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, KSFR host Ellen Lockyer interviews two women behind the  National Organization for Women, or NOW,  Santa Fe chapter,  film series at the CCA through the end of this year.   On Thursday, they’ll be screening the inspirational story of an unlikely entrepreneur.. and we’ll be talking about that film - Soufra - for a long time. We’ll be hearing more from our guests, Dana Middleton and Lisa Madison, the film's impact producer.  And ..

The Center For Contemporary Arts opens a new show on October 12, featuring three photographers,  Paul Cava,  janet Russek and David Schienbaum.  The latter two are a New Mexico husband and wife that show their work sometimes in collaboration, other times as individuals.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with Russek and Scheinbaum about their different styles, and about their newest body of work, which has not been seen anywhere yet.  Schienbaum's images "flip" racist sterotypes of African Americans,  while Russek uses a mix of classical art and contemporary cliches to highlight attitudes against

Republican state treasurer candidate Arthur Castillo is a fourth generation New Mexican.  He has served as the CFO of the Office of the State Treasurer and as Director of Budget and Finance.  KSFR's Marth Burke interviews Castillo as part of our candidate profile series.


This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY October 8 - Foreign correspondent Christopher Livesay knew he and his PBS NewsHour cameraman would be unwelcome visitors to Libya. The government had banned all foreign TV crews for months. But he had no idea how dangerous the country had become and how hard his government minders would work to prevent him from getting his story about the plight of stranded sub-Saharan migrants. TUESDAY October 9 - Has President Donald Trump turned American politics into a Battle of the Sexes? Aimee...

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