NASA has confirmed the first definitive evidence of water on the surface of the moon.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently had the opportunity to speak with Associate Professor of Geosciences at Stony Brook University, Timothy Glotch, about this discovery:

Santa Fe is among a handful of cities nationwide that provides campaign funding for city election candidates.  An early version of  Santa Fe’s public campaign finance system was struck down by the courts, but now Santa Fe Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth wants to expand an existing election funding plan for city candidates. KSFR's Wake Up Call host Ellen Lockyer speaks with Romero-Wirth and with NM Money Out of Politics president Bruce Berlin about the plan.

Lawsuit Challenges USFS Forest Thinning Plan

Sep 7, 2018

An activist group, Wild Waterways, and others have filed suit against a planned tree thinning and burning plan for the Santa Fe National Forest in areas near Santa Fe.  A judge may put a halt to the plan, which is scheduled to begin in October.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with Sam Hitt with Wild Waterways, and with Bruce Hill, public information officer with Santa Fe National Forest, about the tree removal plan, which forest officials say is needed to prevent future wildfires. 

University of New Mexico emeritus professor of biology, Dr. Cliff  Dahm  has contributed to an international plea to stop a proposed reversal of legal protections for temporary waterways in the United States.  Dr. Dahm joined colleagues in seven countries in writing a letter to the journal, Science, urging the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the reversal.  Dr Dahm spoke with KSFR's Ellen Lockyer about the importance of temporary waterways, and why we should be concerned about EPA’s proposal. 

Wake Up Call September 7, 2018

Sep 7, 2018

It’s Santa Fe Fiestas time in Santa Fe, and this year, the Caballeros de Vargas have a brand new event planned for the public this afternoon.  Join KSFR host Ellen Lockyer for today's Wake Up Call. We'll discuss a bid to increase Santa Fe's candidate campaign warchest.  Proposed city legislation would change how much campaign funding is provided for city mayor and councilor candidates.  And another burning issue in Santa Fe is debated on today's show.

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: On Wednesday, Senator Martin Heinrich grilled two social media executives over election security, we’ll hear his comments. Also, host Tom Trowbridge gets an overview of New Mexico’s summer-time weather and the outlook for meteorological autumn; KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper reports on a statewide initiative to promote Farm-to-School produce for meals in local schools…and Ellen Lockyer tells us its New Mexico State Fair Time.

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This year's New Mexico State Fair, which opened its gates at 10am Thursday, isthe 80th anniversary of the event.  KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer spoke with State Fair Manager Dan Mourning, who told her this year’s fair theme is “Love is in the Fair:”         


With the change is season from meteorological summer to autumn, KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge asked Meteorologist Andy Church at the Albuquerque Office of the National Weather Service for an overview. Church told Trowbridge on Wednesday that summer-time temperatures were above-average statewide.

The Majesty of Music and Math makes its premiere on New Mexico PBS stations. The program, Franz Joachim, the CEO and General Manager of New Mexico PBS tells KSFR's Tom Trowbridge, involves quite a partnership.

Opportunities for collaboration and community engagement in defining the future of news media in New Mexico will be explored during an upcoming discussion led by Creative Santa Fe as part of the non-profits’ “disruptive futures” dialogue. The conversation is titled, “The Rebirth of Local News.” It’s taking place next Thursday, September 13th, from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the International Folk Art Market Headquarters. Tom Trowbridge discussed the dialogue with Creative Santa Fe’s Executive Director, Cyndi Conn.


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