Wake Up Call MK Mendoza speaks with globally renowned local chile expert Dave DeWitt about his new book  "Chile Peppers: A Global History, Travels with the Fiery Plant That Changed the World".  He shares everything you'd ever want to know about the chile pepper in his new book along with a variety of mouthwatering recipes that stand to spice up not only every meal but every conversation about this curious little plant in all its incredible varieties.


Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with Cat Talk Radio Host and Cat Behaviorist Molly DeVoss about the things most people don't know about cats before adopting which can make all the difference between how a cat settles into its new home and explains a lot about why cats behave the way they do. 

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One-Day Special Session Adjourns: Help’s On The Way

Nov 25, 2020

New Mexico lawmakers met in a special session Tuesday (November 24, 2020).

After the session adjourned, Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state’s legislative leadership: Santa Fe State Senator and Majority Leader Peter Wirth and Santa Fe State Representative and Speaker of the House, Brian Egolf, also Democrats, discussed the session with reporters:


Monday's on KSFR, News Director Tom Trowbridge chats about New Mexico politics with Andy Lyman, a reporter at NMPoliticalReport.dot.com.

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Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with former CEO turned political powerhouse problem solver Katherine Gehl about her new solution to our flawed electoral system that truly stands to revolutionize American politics. She discusses what she terms "Final-Five Voting", a step beyond ranked choice voting that is actually doable. Tune in for a brilliantly inspired interview about a breakthrough approach that stands to have real legs. Alaska has already adopted it.


Unsafe water can bring life and death risks to both livestock and human. Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with world traveler David Anderson who is also CEO and President of Bar-Bar-A, and inventor of an automatic water fountain for animals. He discusses exactly how and why clean water is so vital to the rancher and their animals. And he's created a  revolutionary solution that has made it possible for not just livestock but all animals and humans in need of clean and safe water. 


Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with Constitutional Expert and Author Alan Hirsch about where things are likely to go from here when it comes to the legal and constitutional issues facing the 2020 election results.


Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with long time host of Living on the Edge, Xubi Wilson who talks about the history of his program and the exciting topics discussed weekly right here on KSFR.org every Thursday at 4pm. Xubi also talks about the importance of independent media and using his platform for not only promoting democratic dialogue but bringing voice to the community.

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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Out Of Control

Nov 20, 2020

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Human Services Secretary David Scrase updated the public (Thursday November 19, 2020) on the latest developments with the state’s efforts against COVID-19.

Lujan Grisham began by sharing what you will now hear, as “the worst possible news:”


Legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich Wednesday to protect portions of the Pecos Watershed in northern New Mexico from mineral development received a key hearing in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. The Democrat began the process with the following remarks to the panel:


Trinity At 75: A Series By Dennis Carroll

Trinity Witnesses Recall Summer "Snow"

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico. It was the first detonation of a nuclear device—the unleashing of the unholy might of the tiny atom. To mark the occasion, reporter Dennis Carroll, in an ongoing series of reports, examines what we have learned about the changing attitudes, the shroud of secrecy, claims of bad science and the apparent utter disregard for Trinity’s neighbors that now surround the test and its aftermath decades later.

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This Week On Here & There

Monday November 30th - Dineh Benally let everyone in the Navajo Nation know he was growing industrial hemp and maybe wink-wink, some pot, on his farm near Shiprock. But when his farming spread from 30 to over 400 acres and fences went up that hid what was going on, things took a darker turn. A series of record-breaking pot busts left hundreds of Chinese immigrant workers stranded and suddenly homeless. Ed Williams broke the story in Searchlight NM … and then watched it grow.

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HERE & THERE with Dave Marash

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