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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More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, making it one of the costliest chronic diseases to society. Nearly one in every five Medicaid dollars is spent on treating Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or other dementias. By the year 2050, this cost to Medicare is projected to rise to one in every three dollars, unless an effective treatment is found.

New Mexico’s funding of public education is insufficient. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll attended a community forum of the Interfaith Coalition for Public Education, where what to do about it was the subject.

Sometimes it’s good to relax a bit and reflect on your accomplishments. That’s exactly what workers at St. Elizabeth Shelters did this weekend as they celebrated 30 years of helping the down-and-out and finding homes for hundreds if not thousands of Santa Feans. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll stopped by the men’s emergency shelter as well as Saturday's celebrations on the Plaza.

With the arrival of weed and bug season, those especially sensitive to herbicides and pesticides are once again pressing Santa Fe officials to further restrict or even eliminate chemical spraying. But it's not an easy sell. KSFR's Dennis Carroll reports.

Music-minded Santa Feans,  many of whom salsa-danced the evening away,  more than filled the Plaza Tuesday for this summer’s first Santa Fe Bandstand 2016 event. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll was there and brings us this report.

Music-minded Santa Feans,  many of whom salsa-danced the evening away,  more than filled the Plaza Tuesday for this summer’s first Santa Fe Bandstand 2016 event. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll was there and brings us this report.

Aww. Summer. Think vacation. Camping. Swimming. And the kids hanging around the house all day complaining they have nothing to do. Well, it’s the city of Santa Fe to the rescue. Along with the state Cultural Department, the city has launched what it calls a “Cultural Passport” program. Children and teenagers  ages 3 to 18 can get free passes to about 40 cultural venues and events around the city and win prizes while they are at it. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talked with Mayor Javier Gonzales about the program, which also involves moms and dads.

Santa Feans gathered on the Plaza Monday evening to mourn and celebrate the lives of the 49 people slain early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. KSFR's Dennis Carroll was there and has the story. 

New Mexicans took to the road at a record-setting pace last week as the lowest Memorial week gasoline prices in more than 10 years spurred families to launch their own Great American Road Trips. About two and a half million people in western states– according to the AAA Auto Club – were expected to plaster on the sunscreen and head for campgrounds and other vacation spots from sea to sun-dappled sea. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports

While Trump supporters and protesters duked it out in the Duke City, On the Democratic front, former President Bill Clinton was in Espanola Tuesday, campaigning for Hillary.  KSFR's Dennis Carroll has the story. 

In the race for the County Commission seat in District 2, challenger Anna Hansen suggests that her opponent, incumbent Miguel Chavez, has been less than responsive to Residents concerns. KSFR's Dennis Carroll wraps up his interviews with the two candidates.

As the June 7 New Mexico primary election nears, Santa Fe area candidates  are knocking on more doors and pounding campaign signs into the ground wherever anyone will let them.  And so it is in the race for County commissioner in District 2, generally centered around the Agua Fria area.  There, community activist Anna Hansen is challenging incumbent Miguel Chavez.  KSFR’s Dennis Carroll caught up with Chavez who says his experience as both a city counselor and county commissioner makes him the most qualified candidate. 
 

More fallout from the nation’s first nuclear detonation. A group representing people living near the Trinity test site has expressed strong objections to the National Cancer Institute's health study. That study is planned to assess possible damage to residents’ health from the first detonation in 1945 of the first atomic bomb. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

The two most significant factors causing New Mexico's epidemic of alcohol and opiate overdose deaths are unrelenting poverty and doctors who overprescribe narcotic painkillers -- that according to health officials who addressed a conference on drug and alcohol addiction in Santa Fe last weekend. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

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Visitors to the New Mexico History Museum can now travel back in time to experience the colorful and iconic history of lowriders in New Mexico. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

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