End Of An Era

Oct 2, 2018

A long-running New Mexico radio news tradition ended recently. Dateline New Mexico was the product of the late Ernie Mills and continued its run following his death in 2003 until the end of last month. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge, a former host of the program, spoke Monday with Mills’ widow, Lorene Carpenter Mills of Santa Fe about the end of an era

Descartes Labs Grand Opening

Oct 2, 2018

The long-awaited grand opening of Descartes Labs' Santa Fe headquarters did not disappoint on Monday evening.  The party attracted state officials, city officials and lots of Descartes employees, dressed in black T -shirts.  All joined in for the ribbon cutting and champagne toasts.  The new tech center brings over 80 new employees to Santa Fe. 

Wake Up Call Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Oct 2, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, we join in Descartes Labs official grand opening in Santa Fe.. CEO Mark Johnson speaks to the Labs' future, while city and state officials join in with their comments on the collaboration among city and state and private sectors on wooing Descartes to Santa Fe.  We'll also hear from Lorene Carpenter Mills about her husband, now deceased, Ernie Mills, who founded Dateline, New Mexico. And if you want to help birds, and the environment,  you can introduce plants into your garden that will help local bird species.  National Audubon Society's Dr.

KSFR’s Wake-Up Call for October 1, 2018

Oct 2, 2018

This is KSFR's Wake Up Call for 1 October 2018

Plan Dooms Pocket Pest Population

Sep 28, 2018

Santa Fe's City Council this week gave the OK for a contract to "control" the population of pocket gophers in several of the city's parks.  Only one Councilor, Signe Lindell, stood up for the little rodents, who are digging their burrows under grassy playing fields, causing a safety and health hazard for park-goers.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer has the story.

Report Details Barriers For Young Adult Parents

Sep 28, 2018

The Annie E. Casey Foundation - a national organization focused on the well being of children - is out with a report.. Opening Doors For Young Parents details the barriers for young adult parents in New Mexico. Some 33 thousand of them face limited opportunities to advance their education and find family sustaining jobs. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge speaks with Amber Wallin, New Mexico Voices for Children deputy director, about the report’s impact.

Senate Judiciary Committee Vote Set For This Morning

Sep 28, 2018

Thursday’s riveting Senate hearings on US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s eligibility grabbed the nation’s attention. We’ll hear reactions to yesterday’s hearings from our New Mexico delegation and recap what's happening this morning, as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares a committee vote minutes from now. 

Wake Up Call September 28, 2018

Sep 28, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, we'll get the update on the  morning's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's US Supreme Court nomination hearings on Thursday.  A committee vote is scheduled for later in the morning, as four Senators walk out of the room.  Also, we'll hear from millennial voters about their take on whether or not to vote in November, and we'll get the latest on a move to make New Mexico the first state in the nation to provide affordable health care through a Medicaid Buy-In program. We take a look at the Annie E.

Wednesday on Wake-Up Call: host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe School Board President Steven Carrillo about current issues in our local schools. Also on the program: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports Santa Fe City Councilors will consider a contract with a private firm to eradicate gophers, which have been compromising city park fields; and Tom Trowbridge speaks with Home Instead’s local representative Ken Hendricks about post-retirement options, including second careers.


On America Speaks, host Tish Lampert speaks with the most respected abortion rights authority and the person who runs the last abortion clinic in Houston and most of Texas, Kathy Klinefield.


This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY October 1 - It’s one of the biggest crimes against human rights in the world today – the government of China’s crackdown on the Uighur minority, and other Muslim groups in Western China. Scholar Rian Thum has visited Xinjiang, but said, he couldn’t be seen talking with anyone lest he put them in danger of detention TUESDAY October 2 - I call it family separation with Chinese characteristics. First Chinese authorities put Muslim Uighurs into “re-education” centers, then they take their...

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