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.

All the relatives gone home after the holidays and you’re still longing for a booze-infused game of Risk or Pictionary? Well don’t get your Scrabble tiles all in a heap. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll stopped by the Jean Cocteau Theater’s new Wednesday Games Night, and picked up a few Clues from some of the players.

Since police agencies need a search warrant to rummage through your file cabinets in your home or office, some say it should be made clear that they should be subject to the same restrictions when it comes to your personal electronic data. A bill introduced in the state Legislature this week would require just that. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll filed this report from the Roundhouse.

One might title this story A Tale of Two Malls. For one, some are saying, “There goes the neighborhood.”  For the other it’s more, “Happy Days are Here Again.”  KSFR’s Dennis Carroll has this report on the great merchant migration from the Sanbusco shopping center to DeVargas mall.

The Santa Fe Community Foundation continues to broaden its reach, coming to the aid of advocates for New Mexico families who were in the wake of the radioactive Trinity cloud 70 years ago.  The New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, a division of the foundation, has awarded $35,000 to expand health assessments of residents of communities downwind from ground zero.  KSFR’s Dennis Carroll has the report.  

 

With mass shootings becoming the norm across the country, efforts are being made to remind citizens not to become immune to the impacts of violence. This Saturday on the plaza one group in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe, will once again remind people that gun violence is just as rampant here in New Mexico as it is across the nation. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll spoke with anti-gun advocate Miranda Viscoli.

Santa Fe’s most popular hangout for kids and teenagers is having a birthday bash this weekend. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll reports from Warehouse 21

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