May 3 - News At Noon

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KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

In part two in our election discussion with Lonna Atkeson, the director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy and a professor at UNM we speak about disenfranchised voters, particularly given the numbers of voters who waited hours at polling stations in Arizona during their primary elections. To Akeson, the main issue is making sure people register to vote as a Democrat or Republican and do it in a timely and correct manner.

One night in September 2014, FORTY THREE students went missing in Mexico. Now, a new human rights report has sharply criticized the Mexican government's investigation of the case. Mexico City-based Associated Press reporter Mark Stevenson told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE what the team of international experts found so troubling about the Mexican government's work.

May 2 - News At Noon

May 2, 2016

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Given the unpredictable and increasingly chaotic Presidentialrace, we asked Lonna Atkeson, the director of the Center for theStudy of Voting, Elections and Democracy and a professor at UNM totell us about some of the implications and possibilities for theprimaries and ultimately the presidential election.

On Friday a number of protestors converged at the University of New Mexico to demand that the university change its official seal,which many protesters say is racist due to its depiction of an Anglo frontiersman and a Spanish conquistador - and it makes no reference to indigenous people. KSFR's Joe Gallegos was at the protest and brings us this story.

Indie director Jeremy Saulnier has cooked up one of the most thrilling films in a long time with Green Room. Find out why KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik thinks it's one of the best films of the year. 

April 29 - News At Noon

Apr 29, 2016

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Today we check in New Mexico Political Report editor Matt Reichbach to hear about some of the week’s biggest stories, including the revelation in an article last night that employees at the New Mexico Human Services Department were instructed to alter the SNAP applications of some of New Mexico’s poorest residents. Kate Powell asks Matt about this and more.

Former US Attorney General Eric Holder said he was reforming the use of civil forfeiture to confiscate cash and property from citizens not accused of any crime. But Holder did less than he had suggested, and now even his tiny reform has been reversed. Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham sorted out for KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE Holder's apparent promise and today's reality. 


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MONDAY May 2 - A team of international expert prosecutors and investigators blasts the Mexican government for its utter failure to solve the case of 43 disappeared college students. Mark Stevenson of AP’s Overseas Press Club Award-winning Mexico City bureau on a bungled case of apparent mass murder. TUESDAY May 3 - The US military says the Islamic State is losing in Iraq and Syria…but it’s still growing in Libya, Afghanistan and northwest Africa. Veteran Mideast journalist and author Patrick...
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