Judge Goes Easy on El Chapo's Wife

Dec 3, 2021
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On November 28, 2021 a federal judge sentenced Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of notoriuous drug lord "El Chapo," to three years in prison for drug trafficking and other offenses.  KSFR turned to Mike Vigil, New Mexican and retired chief of international operations for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, to learn more about the Narco Princess.  How did Coronel land in jail?  Why was her sentence so light?  And what's in store for her future?  Find out the answers to these questions and more. 

Watch out for on-line holiday shopping scams!

Dec 2, 2021
"Tis the Season"
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Almost 70 percent of us say we plan to shop on-line this holiday season, spending more than $200 billion.  But as consumers flock to the internet for holiday shopping, naughty con artists are out in force to pick our virtual pockets.  KSFR talks with AARP fraud expert Amy Nofziger to find out what the top scams are and how to avoid them.     

To find out if you are a savvy shopper, take this short quiz.  https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/holiday-scams-quiz.html#quest1

Tips to Reduce COVID Risks during the Holidays

Nov 23, 2021
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The 2021 winter holidays have arrived just as COVID-19 cases are spiking across the U.S.  So what can we do to minimize the risks of getting together with friends and family?  For answers, KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper turned to Dr. Elizabeth Fix, pediatrician and internal medicine doctor, at Presbyterian Medical Group in Santa Fe, NM.   


  Host Yolanda Cruz and Dr. Michael F. Brown discuss his work as a cultural anthropologist whose research covers a broad range of topics, including the Indigenous peoples of Amazonia, new religious movements, and the global challenge of protecting Indigenous cultural property from misuse and appropriation.

Is it safe to fly this holiday season?

Nov 17, 2021
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Even as COVID-19 cases are spiking in some places, pent-up demand for travel is exploding.  But is it safe to fly this holiday season?  The CDC is steadfast in its warning that travel increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID.  Infectious disease professor and medical travel expert, Dr. David Freedman,  offers advice on how to make flying as safe as possible during the pandemic.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.  

Parents Divided on COVID Vaccines for Kids

Nov 12, 2021
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In a recent survey, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that when it comes to COVID vaccines for kids, parents split roughly into thirds--those who are eager to get youngsters vaccinated, those who say they want to wait and see and those who say they will never agree to COVID shots for their kids.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talks with Kaiser public opinion research director Liz Hamel about COVID vaccine hesitancy, mandates and more. 

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A new public opinion poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reveals who supports, who opposes and who's on the fence when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines.  Party affiliation, age and education play a major role.  Of those surveyed, 43%  say they've returned to normal pre-pandemic activities while 6% say they never really changed their activity levels.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper talked with the director of public opinion research at KFF to get the details.   

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News alert! Enrollment in New Mexico's medicinal cannabis program grew by 72% in two years. Surprising? Maybe not. 

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The pandemic has hit everyone hard, especially New Mexico’s business community––and the New Mexico Finance Authority announced a new business recovery grant program to provide $200 million to help recover losses in the state.

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Next week, Santa Fe Residents will be heading to the polls to cast their ballots for Mayor. 

The big-ticket issues on a lot of people’s minds? Policing and climate change. 

Reporter Taylor Velazquez sat down with incumbent Alan Webber and Republican Alexis Martinez Johnson for their insights and plans if elected to the seat.

*Candidate JoAnne Vigil Coppler did not respond to multiple interview requests from KSFR.  


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WEDNESDAY 12/8 (from 01/21/21) Today on HERE & THERE: It's that time of year again. Time for some gift suggestions for the holidays: our favorite books of 2021, like Joe Drape's The Saint Makers . “ A campaign for sainthood demands money and manpower,” Drape tells us, but at its heart it demands a saint with proven impact who inspires prayer and devotion, and performs miracles. Will Fr. Emil Kapaun of Pilsen, KS be sanctified? The story in depth on HERE & THERE, right after the 4 o’clock news.

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