Native storyteller and musician with the band Native Roots Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia (Santa Ana Pueblo) shares his take on COVID-19 and the challenges it has brought to Native communities as well as, how music and culture are carrying him through these trying times.

Hopi Tribe Vice Chairman Clark Tenakhongva gives an update on COVID-19’s impact on his nation and the importance of turning to Native culture and song during these times. 

Preston Sanchez (Diné and Jemez and Laguna Pueblos) ACLU Indigenous Justice attorney shares information on COVID-19’s impact on the education system including the digital divide as well as, tribal considerations on early release efforts for incarcerated populations.


Author Karen Haddigan discusses her new book, Secrets of Dating After Fifty: The Insider's Guide to Finding Love Again with Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza and what love looks like in the age of Covid-19. She provides helps tips and guidance for those looking for love online and especially for those interested in dating after fifty. Tune in tomorrow for Part Two.

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Former Executive Director of Tewa Women United and San Ildefonso Pueblo Elder Kathy (Wan Povi) Sanchez shares ways to face COVID-19 with culture and resilience. 

Zuni Elder Clyde Yatsattie who is also the Pueblo of Zuni Tribal Council Secretary shares how COVID-19 is affecting his beloved community as well as, what it means to be an elder in these times.

John Shannon

KSFR's John Shannon caught up with Hue-Chan Karels (Carls) the owner and head chef at Open Kitchen in Santa Fe and found out what she's been doing during the Pandemic - cooking and bringing healthy immune system boosting food to those in need. Tune in to find out about an important event this Sunday!


Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with her nephew, Justen Mendoza (30 years old) who has come down with COVID-19 while living in New York.

Health professionals Kristyn Yepa (Jemez Pueblo) and Steven Mora (Jemez Pueblo) talk about engaging their Pueblo with emergency health management in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jicarilla Apache Nation student Kaylee Wood talks about the transitions she’s had to make as a student because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Miss Eastern Navajo 2019-2020 Danielle Dawes discusses working with elders in Gallup, New Mexico during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also shares what this emergency health issue has brought to her current title reign.

College Student, Shayna Naranjo (Pueblo of Santa Clara), discusses what it’s been like to keep up her studies during the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means to be back home on her Pueblo. 

Zoom Blog

Early Childhood Education and Care Dept. Joins Forces with CYFD to Bring Virtual Talks to help parents, children and families cope during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sign up this morning before 11am to tune in on zoom. See links below and listen in to find out more!

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Elizabeth Camacho from the Economic Development Department meets with KSFR's MK Mendoza to discuss the vast variety of resources available to people throughout New Mexico that are all found at the city's new website, alltogethersantafe.org or todosjuntossantafe.org - Funding and resources are available for everything from food, shelter and health to education, art and economics including information for the unemployed, small and large businesses.  It's the one-stop shop for all things COVID-19. Listen in to find out about the vast array of programs available to the public.

Today's Count and Latest Updates

Apr 24, 2020

  Update includes seven additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 169 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are: