John Shannon


John Shannon is a writer and retired US Army officer with over twenty-six years in the military. He served two tours in Afghanistan—the first in 2005 with 3rd Group Special Forces and again in 2008 with the New York Army National Guard. He is a graduate of Cornell University and he now lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). 

    His published work includes: “The Jump” in The BookPress, May 1998, Ithaca, NY; “Red Flowers” in The War Writer's Campaign, February 2014 and again in their print anthology ‘The VOW Anthology: Voices of War 2014,’ March 2015; “The Dirge” in Digital Americana Magazine, Winter 2014; “Convoy Operations” Scintilla Press, July 2014; “Brought Low” in the horror anthology, ‘High Strange Horror: Weird Tales of Paranoia and the Damned’ by Muzzleland Press, April 2015; and “The Road of My Desire or How The Way Forward Never Is” Wild Age Press, December 2015. 

On today’s Wake-Up Call: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on New Mexico’s wind-energy potential; and Jack and Celestia Loeffler offer episode eight of “Watersheds As Commons.”

In-Studio: Santa Fe County Candidate for Sheriff, Leonard Romero On Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call, Tom Trowbridge continues his series of interviews with the candidates for Santa Fe County Sheriff with a conversation with Leonard Romero.

On Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe County candidate for Sheriff, Leonard Romero. Also on the program: KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on food-stamp cuts in the federal farm bill and Senator Martin Heinrich discusses the “Tribal Connect Act.”

“Community Matters” is the monthly public affairs program produced by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. For April’s episode, SFCF’s CEO Bill Smith talks with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber.

Each Monday, KSFR’s Wake-Up Call is pleased to air “America Speaks,” produced by Tish Lampert. Here’s this week’s episode:

Today on Wake-Up Call: Listen to April’s “Community Matters.” This month on the program produced by the Santa Fe Community Foundation: Mayor Alan Webber discusses Housing; Also today, we have “America Speaks” with Tish Lampert; the Marketplace Morning Report and KSFR Local News.

KSFR’s Spring Fund Drive is in full-swing, and today on Wake-Up Call, writer/author/musician Jack Loeffler, the producer of radio series’ including “Watersheds As Commons” and “The Lore of The Land” discusses his numerous works while making listeners a great incentive to donate to KSFR. Also with host Tom Trowbridge this morning, Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation President Peter Smith. Peter is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and he also has a great offer.

It’s the KSFR Spring Fund Drive, and Wake-Up Call hosts Tom Trowbridge and Ellen Lockyer along with KSFR General Manager Tazbah McCullah discuss the importance of KSFR, Santa Fe Community Radio. We also have part one of Nick Davidson’s feature on “Women on Wheels For Wild Lands” (part two played during the noon hour).

On the show today: KSFR Launches it's Spring Fund Drive....Please call 505.428.1393 or pledge online at KSFR.org now.....also on the show: Tom Trowbridge tells us the story of House Bill 160, a measure that passed both the New Mexico House of Representatives and the New Mexico State Senate without a single vote against, only to be vetoed by Governor Susana Martinez.

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon spoke with Native American Abstract Artist Poteet Victory about his Artistic Journey from Rodeo Bull Riding, posing as Alexander the great, T-shirt Making, hanging out with Andy Warhol and finally international recognition and success launched from right here in Santa Fe.

On Today’s Wake Up Call Tom Trowbridge reports on the issue of ranked-choice voting: proponents say it’s ready for use in the March city elections…..the city, however, says “not so fast….” We’ll hear from Maria Perez at Fair Vote New Mexico on the merits of the system.