New Mexico State Senator Carlos Cisneros died Tuesday. He was 71. A Democrat from Questa, Cisneros served in the Legislature for 35 years, much of it as a key negotiator on state budget matters. Cisneros' death Tuesday from a heart attack was confirmed by Legislative Council Service Director Raúl Burciaga. Cisneros first won election to the Senate in 1984 and went on to play a leading role in annual budget negotiations and legislation on tax policy.

Communities from coast-to-coast commemorated National Citizenship Day on September 17th. Here in Santa Fe, Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the City joined with community partners to create a path to citizenship for eligible residents.

As Tom Trowbridge finds out in this conversation with Somos' Executive Director Marcela Diaz, the partnership has resulted in 105 Santa Fe residents applying to become naturalized U.S. citizens. 

The Albuquerque Journal

Wake Up Call Segment Host/Producer MK Mendoza speaks with long time advocate and veteran of Health and Human Services, expert Lauren Riechelt about her view on the opioid epidemic, not just in the country but specifically Rio Arriba County where she serves and the Health and Human Services Director and where the opioid epidemic all began. They discuss how and why it continues and what's needed to move the needle on improving the situation for New Mexicans. 

Melisha Montano

Since 2008, New Mexico has had one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths in the United States. In some counties, more than five times the national rate. The New Mexico Department of Health estimates that in 2007 alone - prescription opioid abuse, and misuse cost New Mexico $890 million.

September's Community Matters public affairs program on KSFR features Foundation CEO Bill Smith with Patty Keane, the Hunger Initiatives Coordinator with the Office of Governor Michele Lujan Grisham.

Cloudtop Comedy

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge is joined by Jessica Baxter, Founder and Director of the CloudTop Comedy Festival and Brian Awis to discuss exciting upcoming festival.

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A Belgian Malinois student of David Crosby - Scout

KSFR’s John Shannon talks with Dog Trainer David Crosby who shares his ideas on stemming the epidemic of school gun violence.

The New Mexican

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbride chats with The New Mexican's Steve Terrell about political developments and remembering the late New Mexico Chief Justice Charlie Daniels.

Fodors Travel Guide

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge brings in Kerry Jones of the National Weather Service to talk about Summer's weather and the outlook for Autumn.

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KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge speaks with Organizational Leaders Hanna Negusie and Lisa Faithorn from the Academy for the Love of Learning to discuss their Continuing Education Series: The Teacher Renewal Series and the overall organization’s goals and activities.

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MONDAY 9/23 In Hong Kong, a standoff continues. Xi Jinping and his Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam carry on a measured war of attrition, jailing a few, beating up a few more rebels each week, while making faux-concessions on -- for example, the extradition bill that "lit the fuse" for rebellion. Xi hopes, as in 2014, China can outlast the opposition. So far, that hasn't worked. The popular resistance is wide and deep. Joseph Lian, a veteran Hong Kong journalist and frequent contributor...

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