The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Wake Up Call Segment Host/Producer MK Mendoza gets the latest update from Executive Director Joel Aalberts of the Lensic Performing Arts Center and what's coming your way!

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New Mexico Population is Hard to Count

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Official New Mexico demographer Robert Rhatigan talks with KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper about Census 2020.  Why is New Mexico a hard-to-count state?  Why do the numbers matter?  Why are the stakes so high?  Hint: political power and federal money rely on an accurate count of all residents.  To find out more, listen here.

Charles Eisenstein is a public speaker, gift economy advocate, and the author of several books including The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible and Climate -- A New Story. Eisenstein speaks Monday night in Santa Fe in a benefit for the Santa Fe Forest Coalition at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church (UU Santa Fe) at 107 West Barcelona, Santa Fe, NM.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge visited with Eisenstein by phone in advance of the benefit:

Most Mondays on KSFR's Wake-Up Call and Mid-Day Newsbreak, KSFR's Tom Trowbridge chats New Mexico politics with the Santa Fe New Mexican's Steve Terrell. Here's the latest conversation:

"Community Matters" is the monthly radio program produced by the Santa Fe Community Foundation and hosted by SFCF CEO, Bill Smith. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the discussion centers on issues surrounding domestic violence in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico with Esparanza Shelter Executive Director Anji Estrellas.

Concordia Santa Fe

Artistic Director of Santa Fe High Winds Dr. Janice Gaynor joins Wake Up Call Segment Host/Producer MK Mendoza to discuss the unique educational experience they offer promising secondary-school music students by providing them the opportunity to play with a wind ensemble that adheres to professional standards. 

Their performance is this weekend Sunday Oct. 2nd at 2pm at the James A. Little Theatre, with a $40 donation to KSFR, you can be promised reserved seating to "best in house" for this free event. 

Jack Loeffler

The honorary Dr. Jack Loeffler heads into the wind in usual style to spread the word on the importance living in harmony with the land and not turning a blind eye to the importance of the environmental issues of our time and the social justice issues they represent.

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Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer/songwriter and performer whose multinational heritage Native American Native American (Akimel O’otham) descent, Mexican, Taiwanese and Japanese deeply informs her music. Her website says this perspective can be heard in her anthem ‘American Dream.’ The powerful and thought-provoking single is inspired by the destruction of Donald Trump’s election, the lack of mainstream media for Standing Rock and the struggles Zaragoza faced growing up as a female multi-cultural youth in the US. She is performing Thursday night at a sold-out Meow Wolf in Santa Fe.

Kermit Cole

Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America.com a webizine dedicated to rethinking psychiatric care which is moving the needle on how we think about, define and treat our mental health. Kermit is a couples and family therapist and expert in the field of Open Dialogue, and a leader in the cutting edge paradigm shift in mental health, where professionals are introducing what is called trauma-informed care. It takes the focus off and away  from diagnosis and what is termed the previous "medical model" to a more comprehensive humanizing approach to people in crisis.

The City of Santa Fe Police and Fire Departments have announced a new partnership called THRIVE. It’s an updated version of the Law-Enforcement Assisted-Diversion, or LEAD program, under which police officers have the option of referring low-level offenders struggling with addiction to the Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Health Office, or “MiHo,” team for case management. On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call program this morning, host Tom Trowbridge discussed the innovative diversion effort with SFPD Deputy Chief Ben Valdez:


This week on HERE & THERE

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23 - China’s record on environmental protection is decidedly mixed. It pollutes a lot, but it’s also a leader in developing clean and green technologies, but its Silk Road project is building more coal-fired power plants, which will pollute the earth more. Last December, we talked with Barbara Finamore, who founded the Natural Resources Defense Council's China Program, and wrote the book Will China Save the Planet? Her answer, not by itself, but it could be a big help.

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