In Washington…..New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich last week questioned top intelligence officials during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. Here’s Heinrich’s exchange with the various intel heads, starting with the FBI’s Christopher Wray:

On Monday’s Wake-Up Call we launched a new issues-oriented monthly program, “Community Matters,” hosted by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The first episode focuses on Santa Fe’s housing crisis:

The old Atomic Energy Commission hatched Operation Plowshare in the nineteen sixties as a way to use nuclear materials for good.  Some ideas were preposterous, like blowing a hole in the Alaska coast to create a harbor, others were pushed by oil and gas production companies as a way to release natural gas from underground rock. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer brings us this story about the little-known Project Gasbuggy.

Wake-Up Call, Friday, February 16

Feb 16, 2018

On today's show, we talk to Governor Susanna Martinez about her views on the just-passed state budget, and hear from key legislators about their impressions of the recent legislative session.  New Mexico's Dreamers are waiting for a decision from the US Supreme Court on a Trump administration appeal, while Congress continues to wrestle with DACA, and a walk down memory lane for a little-known chapter in New Mexico's atomic history. 

The New Mexico Legislative session that adjourned on Thursday left with it not only surplus revenues but also, an impression of bi-partisan cooperation in confronting many of New Mexico’s deep-seated problems.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For February 15, 2018

Feb 15, 2018

Today (February 15, 2018) on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call: Host Tom Trowbridge has a recap of the Legislature’s final sprint to the finish towards today’s noon-time adjournment; Also Ellen Lockyer will have news from the Santa Fe City Council meeting last night….and Ray Griffin with Turquoise Trail elementary will be in-studio discussing the school’s open house and a dispute with the Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education.

KSFR Reporter John Shannon visits with the owner and chocolatiers of Kakawa Chocolate House-  who are using Mesoamerican and Colonial Chocolate recipes to satisfy Santa Fe.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For February 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018

On today’s Wake-Up Call (Wednesday February 14th 2018) – KSFR Visits the owner and chocolatiers of Kakawa -  Who are using Mesoamerican and Colonial Chocolate recipes to satisfy Santa Fe; Jack Loeffler presents Bullets with Names - the heartbreaking epidemic of gun violence among our children; David Broncoccio’s Market Place morning report; World news from the BBC and Tom Trowbridge with the local news round up.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Javier Gonzales is ending his current bid for higher office, saying his heart is not in the race for lieutenant governor. Gonzales said in a statement issued Tuesday that he plans to return to the private sector once his term as Santa Fe mayor ends. The Democratic field for lieutenant governor remains crowded. Candidates include state Sen. Howie Morales, Eagle Nest resident and teacher Jeff Carr, Dona Ana County Commissioner Billy Garrett and former House Majority Leader Rick Miera.

Two Democratic lawmakers from Las Cruces are pushing N.M. Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher to follow the twice-provided advice from the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board and add Opiate Use Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

Tom Trowbridge reports:


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MONDAY Feb. 12 - The US Constitution guarantees that everyone facing criminal charges, even if they can’t afford one, is entitled to legal counsel. The State of New Mexico effectively says, “Can’t afford it.” Maggie Shepard of the Albuquerque Journal on the state’s over-burdened Office of the Public Defender. TUESDAY Feb. 13 - Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon are all self-made American billionaires. They’ve succeeded by creating new solutions to investing, retail marketing and...

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