Dennis Carroll

Reporter

Dennis J. Carroll is a veteran journalist based in Santa Fe.. He has written extensively on health and environmental issues regarding nuclear weapons workers and atomic testing. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other major daily newspapers across the country.

Dennis and a colleague were recipients of the Iowa Associated Press First Place Award for Continuing News Coverage of previously unreported health problems among former nuclear weapons workers. That reporting  resulted in the intervention by the University of Iowa College of Public Health to aid the workers. . Dennis was also awarded the Defense Department's Certificate  of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service  and later served as a speechwriter and children's issues policy adviser in the Iowa governor's office.

Dennis' exclusive reporting in the Santa Fe New Mexican also has brought worldwide attention to the decades of suffering and abandonment by residents of southern New Mexico, and their descendants, who lived in the path of the radioactive fallout cloud produced by the world's first detonation of an atomic bomb, the Manhattan Project's 1945 Trinity Test.

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Santa Fe Pride planners have spiced up their plans for the event this year–  It no longer will be just a bling-strewn drive around the Plaza. Rather, expect  reflections on accomplishments and unification for battles still to be fought in the LGBTQ+ community. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports.

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Looking to cool off from the hot summer sun? Well, Santa Fe's only outdoor pool looks like it'll be closed for the whole summer. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports. 

Santa Fe City Councilor Michael Garcia via SantfeNM.gov

The City of Santa Fe, having withdrawn from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities over trust issues, seeks more productive ways to confront lab clean-up and other matters. KSFR’s Dennis J. Carroll talks with City Councilor and coalition board member Michael Garcia about the possibilities.

Via Tourism Santa Fe

That buzz you may be hearing on Santa Fe's plaza and other places around town could well be the sound of tourism springing back to life.

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The Santa Fe City Council is nearing a vote on a resolution by Councilor Renee Villarreal to withdraw  from the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities. Villarreal tells KSFR’s Dennis Carroll that the 10-year relationship with the Los Alamos-based group has been marked by a lack of shared values, broken promises, mismanagement, and has nothing to benefit city residents.

KSFR's Dennis Carroll chats with Linda Trujillo, the Superintendent of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department, to talk about the recent legalization of recreational-use cannabis, the business opportunities that come with it, and what challenges lie ahead. 

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

New Mexico’s Rocky Mountain Youth Corps receives a $1.3 million U.S. grant for a new workforce training center in Taos. Ben Thomas, the corps executive director, discusses the new possibilities.

Students and teachers at Santa Fe’s Capital High School begin a campaign to reduce fears and confusion over Covid-19 vaccines among Southside residents. 

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Navajo Nation President Jonathon Nez shares concerns over slow pace of remediation of hundreds of uranium mining sites.

Alamogordo Daily News

Advocates for nuclear radiation victims from several Western states joined forces last week at a U.S. House hearing. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports.

Supreme Court Justice David Thomson brings the courtroom to the classroom, offering real-life lessons in the American judicial system.  KSFR’s  Dennis Carroll reports.

Wilson & Co. via Santa Fe City Council

City Councilor Roman Abeyta talks with KSFR’s Dennis Carroll about the benefits of the facility not only to teenagers but to the entire community as well.

baystatehealth.org

Two top Covid-19 scientists at the University of New Mexico warn it ain’t over yet. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports.

Legislation to require New Mexico high schools to offer mandatory financial literacy classes is making its way through the state Legislature. KSFR's Dennis Carroll reports. 

Capital High School

As the Covid-19 virus rampages through New Mexico, students and teachers in hard-hit south Santa Fe neighborhoods have launched a determined effort to reduce the spread of the virus among south-side Santa Fe families.

KSFR's Dennis Carroll talked with organizers of the awareness and food distribution projects.

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