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In the Studio: Geoffrey West on "Scale"

The theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at Santa Fe Institute joins me to discuss his new book, "Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies." Dr. West will deliver a public lecture at the Lensic in Santa Fe on Tuesday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/GeoffreyWest.mp3

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In the Studio: Zuni Show Organizers Robin Dunlap and Bronwyn Fox, and Gomeo Bobelu

This year marks the second Zuni Show to be held on Saturday, August 19th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, and on Sunday, August 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One hundred and fifty Zuni artists will participate in the show this year, up from 100 last year. They will keep 100 percent of the proceeds of their sales. Admission is free. Gomeo Bobelu describes his art and ways of seeing and offers a blessing to Santa Fe in this morning's program. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews...

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Melissa Cefkin will give a public lecture in Santa Fe on September 14 as part of SAR's fall public lecture series. She is the principal scientist for Nissan Research Center and a cultural anthropologist whose work includes figuring out how driverless cars will fit into the human comedy.

KSFR General Manager Tazbah McCullah interviews the Native musician who will play a benefit concert for Santa Fe Public Radio on September 9th at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Ellen Lockyer reports on Shoulder2ShoulderSantaFe's action on the Santa Fe Plaza on Wednesday night ahead of the Santa Fe City Council meeting, as well as Forest Service deadlines and news about Sabinoso wilderness in the first half of Friday's show.

Social Justice Fellow talked to Dr. Mark White of University of New Mexico for the story.

Hannah Colton devotes the show today to the subject of adult guardianship in New Mexico. Last spring, after a series of articles published in the Albuquerque Journal, the NM Supreme Court appointed a New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission. Three meetings remain on the commission's schedule this year. Allegations of fraud and abuse by court-appointed corporate guardians continue in NM, with an indictment against Ayudando Guardians of Albuquerque for allegedly defrauding clients of $4 million.

Mya Green interviews Biffrey Braxton on the way that Season 7 of Game of Thrones is revealing a feminist perspective that passes the Bechdel test. The Bechdel test is named for Alison Bechdel, the feminist author and American cartoonist who wrote her graphic autobiography, and also conceived a three-part questino to analyze whether or not a dramatized scene in media is portrayed in a non-stereotypical way towards women.



Wednesday, August 9  is the 35th-year celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. We invited Joseph Kunkel, Executive Director of Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, and Mayrah Udvardi, design associate, to the studio to discuss the work of  SNCC. Kunkel estimates there are 200,000 units of housing needed on Indian country.

Santa Fe Police Chief Patrick Gallagher joined me for a conversation about the 19 vacancies on the Santa Fe Police Force, as well as the crimes that have been in the news in Santa Fe.


Dylan Syverson reports that the Off-Road Vehicle lawsuit about the use of ATVs in the Santa Fe National Forest was dismissed for lack of standing.


Today's show features Ed Romero of Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority; Alexandra Ladd of the City of Santa Fe's Office of Affordable Housing; and Cyndi Conn who is Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe whose Siler Yards: Art + Creativity Center will go back and try to get LIHTC funding in the competitive round in 2018, after not being award the tax-credit funding this year.



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MONDAY August 21 - Are you in deep trouble with your people, because your economy is disintegrating and criminal violence is amok on your streets and your clumsy political manipulations are as stupidly obvious as they are anti-democratic? Want fast relief? Get Donald Trump to threaten you and become a global martyr in waiting. AP’s Joshua Goodman has the story from Caracas. TUESDAY August 22 - NM Gov. Susana Martinez says the way to grow jobs is to cut corporate taxes and cut back on...

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