The Santa Fe Public School District last week participated in something called “The Hour of Code,” which was part of Computer-Science Education week last week.

Jennifer Nevarez is with New Mexico TechWorks—KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke with her and SFPS Superintendent Veronica Garcia about the special observation on Friday: 

KSFR's Wake Up Call For December 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Today on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: We begin our interviews with Santa Fe’s mayoral candidates with Allan Webber the first of the five today; Also, we’ll hear the Marketplace Morning Report and a local news update….and we’ll talk tech and the celebration last week of Computer-Science Education week in the Santa Fe Public schools.

After deliberating for six and a half hours, an Edinburg, Texas jury convicted John Feit of murder in the 1960 killing of beauty queen Irene de la Garza. Hannah Colton reaches Erik Garza of Courthouse News Service for the latest breaking news.

Feminist artist Thais Mather discusses the development of her new exhibition in Santa Fe's Rail Yard District gallery Form and Concept.

New Mexico Homelessness on the Rise

Dec 8, 2017

A new HUD report indicates that New Mexico's rate of unsheltered persons has gained since 2016.  Hank Hughes, Executive Director of New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, gives insight into the numbers and percentages in the report, and comments on the reasons for homelessness and the ways communities are combating the problem.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge checks-in weekly with the leadership at the Navajo Times newspaper.  Here’s this week’s report:

KSFR's Wake Up Call For December 8, 2017

Dec 8, 2017

On today's Wake Up Call, the tragic high school shooting in Aztec, host Ellen Lockyer speaks with reporters covering the Texas trial of a Catholic priest now convicted of murder, and a look at how New Mexico is dealing with homelessness from the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness.  Also, an interview with Santa Fe artist Thais Mather. 

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — An ex-priest was convicted of murdering a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen on Thursday, more than 57 years after Irene Garza went to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen intending to go to confession. Garza's bludgeoned body was found days after her April 16, 1960, disappearance. An autopsy revealed that she had been raped while unconscious and had been beaten and suffocated.

In studio on KSFR’s Wake-Up call this morning, Tim Donahue and John Mugford with the New Mexico Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped share with us the myriad services it provides.



This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY Dec. 11 - First the Department of Justice closes down the privately-run Cibola County Correctional Facility after 3 inmates die. Then The Department of Homeland security reopens it as a detention center for ICE. Sarah Macaraeg of Reveal and NM In Depth on what happened in between…one secret negotiation, one no-bid contract, and little State or public scrutiny TUESDAY Dec. 12 - Most people think of Equifax as a credit rating company, but actually it’s real source of income is data...

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