Wake Up Call, September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, KSFR host Ellen Lockyer visits with Santa Fe Public Schools' Sustainability Program specialist Elena Kayak about an event -- the BASH-- happening Saturday.  We'll listen in on a panel of New Mexico reporters as they discuss techno innovation and collaboration in a "rebirth" of local news.  And we'll get the upshot on a Hilcorp Energy bid to increase the number of wells  the Texas-based company is allowed to drill in the San Juan Basin. Thursday, New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Commission heard arguments in the case.

A delicate issue came before Santa Fe’s City Council at Wednesday’s meeting.  At issue, should the city support right to die legislation.  KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports the city of Santa Fe will formally support proposed  Medical Aid in Dying, or MAID legislation when it comes before the New Mexico legislature next year.  At Wednesday’s regular City Council meeting, a number of city residents let their views be known on the issue, which is also known as the End of Life Options Act.

Wake-Up Call host Tom Trowbridge speaks with author Liz Rose, who is out with a new book highlighting her journey as a Parkinson’s disease caregiver for her husband David.

State's Farm To School Program Keeps Kids Healthy

Sep 11, 2018

The New Mexico Public Education Department recently announced that it  is investing in a statewide initiative to promote Farm-to-School produce for meals in local schools.


On Monday, KSFR News shared Tom Trowbridge’s recent interview with New Mexico State Auditor, Republican Wayne Johnson. Today, Tom shifts the focus to Brian Colón, the Democratic Nominee for State Auditor:

Santa Fe Fly-In September 14 and 15

Sep 11, 2018

Santa Fe's Regional Airport is a little-known city gem. And this weekend, September 14 and 15, the Aircraft Owners and Pilot's Association (AOPA) is opting to change that.  AOPA is hosting a Fly-In.. an event not only for pilots, but the general public, to learn more about owning and operating a small plane.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For September 10, 2018

Sep 10, 2018

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call: host Tom Trowbridge interviews Republican for New Mexico State Auditor, Wayne Johnson. Also, we’ll hear from a Stony Brook University geosciences professor about the significance of the discovery of water on the moon, and, Tish Lampert has America Speaks.


Today and tomorrow, KSFR News is airing interviews with the two candidates for New Mexico State Auditor: Democrat Brian Colon and Republican Wayne Johnson. Today’s it’s Johnson’s turn. He spoke recently spoke with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge.

Tomorrow (9/11) on KSFR's Wake-Up Call and the Mid-Day Newsbreak, Trowbridge interviews Democratic nominee for New Mexico State Auditor, Brian Colon.


NASA has confirmed the first definitive evidence of water on the surface of the moon.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently had the opportunity to speak with Associate Professor of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, Timothy Glotch, about this discovery:

Santa Fe is among a handful of cities nationwide that provides campaign funding for city election candidates.  An early version of  Santa Fe’s public campaign finance system was struck down by the courts, but now Santa Fe Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth wants to expand an existing election funding plan for city candidates. KSFR's Wake Up Call host Ellen Lockyer speaks with Romero-Wirth and with NM Money Out of Politics president Bruce Berlin about the plan.


This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY September 17 - A California jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a high school groundskeeper named Dewayne (Lee) Johnson $289 million, because Monsanto never warned Johnson that the weed-killer Roundup could give him cancer. Carey Gillam wrote the investigative book Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science. TUESDAY September 18 - 2018 – a tough year for Brazil to choose a new President. The economy’s terrible, violent crime is rampant, and man who led all...

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