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Automated News: MadLibs it Ain't

Could a robot really write the news? Automated journalism is already here and it's evolving into the marketplace. Here's my conversation with Joe Procopio, Chief Product Officer at Automated Insights, a leading developer of natural language generation software. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/324auto-news.mp3

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Child Hunger and Food Insecurity in New Mexico

Food insecurity plagues youth in New Mexico. Today, we take a look at how the organization New Mexico Appleseed and the regenerative farm Taylor Hood Farms are addressing hunger in legislation and in communities. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/appleseed.mp3

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In the new film Get Out, a black man visits his white girlfriend’s parents — and almost ends up on a dissection table. It’s a horror film — and it’s one of the most popular movies out now. Get Out is at the Violet Crown. David D’Arcy has this review.


Dottie Lopez

Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods — Car Culture of Northern New Mexico —opened last May at the New Mexico History Museum. That blockbuster show ended last Sunday but its run inspired Northern New Mexico College Actors to develop 12 switches, a play based on their real life stories from Espanola. 

Master banjo player and songwriter Bela Fleck will perform with his wife -- herself a banjo virtuosa and singer, Abigail Washburn -- on March 13th at the Lensic. Dylan Syverson spoke with him this week.


Mya Green reports on the Heart of Gender Justice, a new report coming out of listening sessions conducted around New Mexico by New Mexico Women dot org.



Vulnerable Adults Part 2: Housing Santa Fe's Homeless

Mar 8, 2017

Finding permanent housing solutions for the homeless is a problem that doesn’t go away. We take an in depth look at it in this Part 2 of Vulnerable Adults, a documentary series on homelessness centered at Pete’s Place, the Interfaith Community Shelter on Cerrillos Road.




President Trump’s directives on immigration policy have caused fear and uncertainty among undocumented immigrants in New Mexico. While Santa Fe has moved to strengthen its protections of immigrants, other parts, more conservative parts of the state, are not so friendly to so-called sanctuary policies.



Though Pueblo Bonito at Chaco Canyon was first excavated over 100 years ago, a brand new study using DNA analysis has offered one research team some unexpected insights into how the Chacoans may have structured their ancient society. 



March 6 th week marks the 19th anniversary of the release of The Big Lebowski. the Coen brothers’ masterwork.  More recently a book-- The Dude and the Zen Master — took the form of a conversation between Jeff Bridges — the Dude — and Zen Master Bernie Glassman.  Jeff Bridges once raided the Golden Globes leftover catering and delivered it to LA’s homeless. That was maybe the most performative gesture of his work as an anti hunger activist that he began back in 1983. Here he is with Bernie Glassman a founder of Zen Peacemakers.

This documentary story of Pete’s Place --- the Interfaith Community Shelter on Cerrillos Road – begins on a Resource Day. Three days a week the shelter opens at 9 a.m. for a clientele of mostly homeless adults. Many of the people who line up outside on Resource Days also spend nights here in the seasonal shelter that runs from Octo ber to May. Many, even most, are not clean and sober. Mental illness often makes up the leading part of a so called dual diagnosis that also includes substance abuse. Heroin addiction runs rampant in this population.

The Red Turtle is the animated story of a shipwreck that begins the journey of finding one’s place in the world, even if that place is a deserted island. It’s playing at the CCA. David D’Arcy has this review. 


Dave Marash

Here and There with Dave Marash

This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY Mar. 20 - A cult is defined as an isolated or at last separated community with a charismatic leader. America is full of them, some good, some bad. Pulitzer Prize-winning AP investigative reporter Mitch Weiss reveals how The North Carolina-based Word of Faith fellowship was turned into an abusive prison camp TUESDAY Mar. 21 - Northwest New Mexico is marked by the biggest methane plume in North America. The Obama Administration’s EPA enacted rules to make oil and gas producers reduce...

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