Lawsuit Challenges USFS Forest Thinning Plan

Sep 7, 2018

An activist group, Wild Waterways, and others have filed suit against a planned tree thinning and burning plan for the Santa Fe National Forest in areas near Santa Fe.  A judge may put a halt to the plan, which is scheduled to begin in October.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with Sam Hitt with Wild Waterways, and with Bruce Hill, public information officer with Santa Fe National Forest, about the tree removal plan, which forest officials say is needed to prevent future wildfires. 

University of New Mexico emeritus professor of biology, Dr. Cliff  Dahm  has contributed to an international plea to stop a proposed reversal of legal protections for temporary waterways in the United States.  Dr. Dahm joined colleagues in seven countries in writing a letter to the journal, Science, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the reversal.  Dr Dahm spoke with KSFR's Ellen Lockyer about the importance of temporary waterways, and why we should be concerned about EPA’s proposal. 

Wake Up Call September 7, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

It’s Santa Fe Fiestas time in Santa Fe, and this year, the Caballeros de Vargas have a brand new event planned for the public this afternoon.  Join KSFR host Ellen Lockyer for today's Wake Up Call. We'll discuss a bid to increase Santa Fe's candidate campaign warchest.  Proposed city legislation would change how much campaign funding is provided for city mayor and councilor candidates.  And another burning issue in Santa Fe is debated on today's show.

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: On Wednesday, Senator Martin Heinrich grilled two social media executives over election security, we’ll hear his comments. Also, host Tom Trowbridge gets an overview of New Mexico’s summer-time weather and the outlook for meteorological autumn; KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper reports on a statewide initiative to promote Farm-to-School produce for meals in local schools…and Ellen Lockyer tells us its New Mexico State Fair Time.

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This year's New Mexico State Fair, which opened its gates at 10am Thursday, isthe 80th anniversary of the event.  KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer spoke with State Fair Manager Dan Mourning, who told her this year’s fair theme is “Love is in the Fair:”         


With the change is season from meteorological summer to autumn, KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge asked Meteorologist Andy Church at the Albuquerque Office of the National Weather Service for an overview. Church told Trowbridge on Wednesday that summer-time temperatures were above-average statewide.

The Majesty of Music and Math makes its premiere on New Mexico PBS stations. The program, Franz Joachim, the CEO and General Manager of New Mexico PBS tells KSFR's Tom Trowbridge, involves quite a partnership.

Opportunities for collaboration and community engagement in defining the future of news media in New Mexico will be explored during an upcoming discussion led by Creative Santa Fe as part of the non-profits’ “disruptive futures” dialogue. The conversation is titled, “The Rebirth of Local News.” It’s taking place next Thursday, September 13th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the International Folk Art Market Headquarters. Tom Trowbridge discussed the dialogue with Creative Santa Fe’s Executive Director, Cyndi Conn.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For September 05, 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: Senator Tom Udall discusses issues including the Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Also, host Tom Trowbridge speak with Cyndi Conn of Creative Santa Fe about the upcoming “rebirth of local news” community dialogue next week. Plus hear the Marketplace Morning Report and  local news update with KSFR’s John Shannon.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For September 04, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

On today’s Wake-Up Call: We’re proud to debut the Santa Fe Council on International Relations’ Global Conversations program with director Sandy Campbell. Also, Tom Trowbridge checks-in with the Santa Fe New Mexicans’ Steve Terrell on New Mexico politics; plus local news and the marketplace morning report.


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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