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The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred at Los Alamos National Bank in White Rock, N.M., Tuesday (November 21st). The suspect wore a dark hooded jacket, a dark baseball cap, and his face was covered. He was described as male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall, with a thin build. At approximately 11:50 a.m., the suspect entered the bank located at 77 Rover Blvd. and displayed a handgun. He demanded money from a teller, who handed over an undisclosed amount of money to the suspect. The suspect left the bank.

On today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call….we’ll hear about Thanksgiving as the time to discuss your family’s health history…also, KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on Tuesday’s court hearing on ranked-choice voting in Santa Fe. And, as always, Wednesday is when we hear from aural historian Jack Loeffler, with the latest installment of “The Lore of The Land.”

KSFR's Wake-Up Call For November 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call for Tuesday, November 21, 2017:

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call for Monday, November 20, 2017: We’ll hear from Senator Martin Heinrich on the deal that finally allows the public to access northeast New Mexico’s Sabinoso Wilderness…also, Democratic State House members call for a new statewide strategy to confront the state’s crime crisis…while a leading Republican asks, “what took you so long?”…and among other features ahead in the next hour, Mark Bentley will have Dateline New Mexico and will hear the morning report from MarketPlace.

In Santa Fe, round  two  in a battle over state educational standards exploded Thursday when the Legislative Education Study Committee grilled a state Public Education Department representative on proposed revisions to end of course, or EOC, testing question topics.  The move, coming without advance warning on the part of the PED, has raised the ire of educators,  .. and some of them are sitting on the LESC.  The mood in room 322 of the Roundhouse was tense, when PED deputy secretary and director of teaching quality Matt Montano, began his presentation.  

Wake Up Call November 17

Nov 17, 2017

On today's show, we speak with Senator Martin Heinrich about House Republicans' vote on the tax plan, and we take a closer look at a state Public Education Department move to make changes in history and social studies topics that are on the end of course assessments.

In Washington, House Republicans approved their sweeping tax-cut package Thursday, setting up a showdown with the Senate, where Republicans are struggling to win support for their own significantly different approach. Senate GOP leaders, after making some revisions this week, are facing mounting dissent and criticism that their tax plan favors corporations and the wealthy. An analysis by Congress' bipartisan tax experts on Thursday concluded the Senate plan would raise taxes for some of the poorest Americans by 2021.

Navajo Times Focuses On Dine Language

Nov 17, 2017

The Navajo Times newspaper this week is focusing on the Navajo—or Dine—language and its future.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with Times editor, Duane Beyal Thursday to find out more.

With New Mexico lawmakers recently questioning whether it's necessary to keep funding the commercial spaceport in the southern part of the state….and some politicos calling Spaceport America a “boondoggle,” KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge asked Spaceport CEO Dan Hicks to respond.

Here’s what he said:

 

The group, Bible Way Chaplaincy International presented its Dedicated Service Award to Santa Fe Police Chaplain Jose Villegas on Wednesday.

Villegas is being recognized for his work throughout various agencies, including the Santa Fe Police Department, New Mexico State Police and the Albuquerque Police Department.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with Santa Fe Police Lieutenant Sean Strahon Wednesday about Villegas….and his honor:

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MONDAY Nov. 13 - One day, President Donald Trump says the US is ready to destroy North Korea; the next, he says, we’re ready to negotiate. One week, China is a currency manipulator, the next trade imbalances are all America’s fault. Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of the new book, One National After Trump tracks the zigs and zags. TUESDAY Nov. 14 - Almost all the experts agree, there is no viable military solution to America’s nuclear crisis with North Korea...

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