How Invisible Forces Shape Our Behavior

Apr 20, 2018

Social scientist and author Damon Centola is an associate professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.  Centola's work focuses on how information is transmitted and how behaviors are changed or adopted and reinforced through contacts with multiple members of our social network.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer spoke with Centola on today's Wake Up Call, about his research and about his new book, "How Behavior Spreads, the Science of Complex Contagions."

Happy 28th Anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope

Apr 20, 2018

NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990.  Since then, it has changed our understanding of the universe, even proving that Einstein was right in some of his theories.  To celebrate the anniversary, NASA is releasing new images of the Lagoon Nebula, showing us how Hubble has pushed out the boundaries of space exploration.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with NASA scientist Dr. Jeff Hayes to tell us more about this amazing technological feat.  For more  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Apr 20, 2018

The New Mexico Parkinson's Coalition was founded in 2014 to help Parkinson's sufferers and their caregivers. It is the only non-profit in the state exclusively dedicated to supporting persons with Parkinson's and their families and the greater community to enhance the quality of life for individuals with the disease.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer discusses the  latest research on Parkinson's and what resources are available to those individuals who suffer from it with Parkinson's Coalition vice-president Karen St. Clair and executive director Maureen Simmons.

Wake-Up Call, April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

On today's Wake-Up Call, we'll hear from the New Mexico Parkinson's Coalition about this devastating disease and find out what help is available for caregivers of Parkinson's sufferers.  We'll also get the lowdown on how invisible forces can shape our thinking, and how that might be applied to a stalemated Congress.  We'll hear a new theory on William Shakespeare's true identity, and we'll celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 28 anniversary, too. Stay tuned.

John Shannon

KSFR Art Beat Reporter John Shannon speaks with University of Toronto Professor Dr. John Yeomans about his book Shakespeare's Puzzles in which he claims to reveal William Shakespeare's true and surprising identity.

KSFR ART Beat Reporter John Shannon spoke with Henry Martin, the Author of the New Biography “Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon”  from Schaffner Press.  Agnes Martin was a long time New Mexico resident and one of the 20th Century’s most revered abstract artists. They discuss her time in New Mexico and how her mental illness impacted her work.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018

On today’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe County Candidate for Sheriff, Manny Anaya. Also today, there’s a battle brewing over water from the  Colorado river that involves New Mexico. We hear a report from H2O Radio’s Jamie Sudler. And, KSFR’s John Shannon interviews the author of a new book on the late renowned abstract artist Agnes Martin.

On Thursday’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge concluded his series of profiles of the four candidates for Santa Fe County Sheriff with this interview with Manny Anaya:

New Mexico Number One in Wind Power Production In 2017

Apr 18, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, the American Wind Energy Association released its 2017 report on wind energy growth, and has highlighted New Mexico's leadership. Our state exhibited the greatest wind energy growth in the nation last year.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer brings us this report.

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.”


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