New Mexico voters are deciding this fall on a proposed bond issue to improve infrastructure at a variety of New Mexico educational intuitions.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge discussed the proposal with New Mexico School for the Deaf Director of Development & Public Relations, Keri-Lynn McBride:

The President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent, north-central New Mexico's full-service regional health system, Lillian Montoya on Monday (October 19, 2020) updated reporters on efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic during Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber’s bi-weekly meeting with local reporters:


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge explores the past week in New Mexico politics with Andy Lyman, who writes for https://nmpoliticalreport.com/:

Cares Act

Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza gets the latest on funding from the CARES Act for businesses to reimburse expenses during the pandemic. Alexander Fitzergald, County of Santa Fe’s Economic Development Specialist speaks about the Small Business & Non-Profit Grant application.

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Another day, another daily record in New Mexico for new cases of COVID-19. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham telling the public via social media Thursday (October 15, 2020) about the state’s rising caseload and Thursday’s 672 new cases of the illness:


The second album from Isabelle Stillman is out and KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge recently spoke with the artist about it:

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Although non-Hispanic white voters still make up the largest slice of the eligible voter pie in the U.S., the fastest growing group of voters is Hispanic.  New Mexico Hispanics hold the record with a whopping 43 percent of all eligible voters in the state.  What are their top issues?  The top three issues are the economy, health care and COVID-19.  But others may surprise you.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talks with PEW expert Ana Gonzalez-Barrera. 

Eddie Moore, Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe’s Mayor and Police Chief – on Tuesday, via the City’s YouTube channel — addressed Monday’s destruction of the Santa Fe Plaza obelisk by protestors and the lack of police presence on the Plaza when it all went down.

The file below begins with Mayor Alan Webber and ends with SFPD Chief Andrew Padilla:

Brookings rates states on ease of voting by mail

Oct 14, 2020
Brookings Institution

Although some politicians allege that voting by mail is susceptible to fraud and error, many experts, including the Brookings Institution’s Elaine Kamarck, assert that the safest and most secure way to vote in a pandemic is by mail.  Kamarck, with the help of several Harvard students, recently conducted a pandemic election preparedness survey in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The result was a state-by-state scorecard on how easy it is or isn’t to vote by mail in the 2020 general election.  


Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with acclaimed Alaska Attorney Jim Gottstein about his new book, The Zyprexa Papers. Being hailed as this generation's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", it gives the real life account of one man's brave and dedicated journey that also included the actions of a small group of other courageous individuals to publically disclose insider documents from Eli Lilly  that revealed its own systematic cover-up of the known dangers of one of its top selling drugs, Zyprexa as well as its purposeful off-label marketing of the drug to the elderly and children.


This Week On Here & There

Monday October 19th - Many have judged the schools supervised by the Bureau of Indian Education to be the worst in America. Alden Woods has reported for the Arizona Republic and Pro Publica that coping with the coronavirus pandemic has made the worst schools even worse and the BIE is to blame. Native kids with no classrooms, no computers and damn little homework or teaching to make up for these failures add up, says one expert, to “a terrible tragedy.”

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