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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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But first today. I’m pleased to welcome John Haussdoerfer to the show. He is a Professort of Environmental Sustainability and Philosophy at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison where he also directs the Center for Environment and Sustainability. He is also a fellow of the Center for Humans and Nature. And he is co-editor of a new book published by University of Chicago Press.

The looming August 21 solar eclipse will happen from about 10:20 am to 1:15 pm here in the Mountain Time Zone. Rick Wallace of the Los Alamos Nature Center explains how to view and/or photograph the eclipse effectively and safely.

In the wake of the unsuccessful Obamacare repeal effort, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce shared their views on the state and future of healthcare with KSFR's Hannah Colton.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured parts of New Mexico last week as part of his White House-ordered review of national monument designations. As part of his visit, he and New Mexico's two Democratic Senators, Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, took a trip on horseback through the Sabinoso Wilderness (the only as-yet totally inaccessible designated wilderness in the US).

 

In the Studio: Solace Crisis Treatment Center

Jul 31, 2017

Last week, according to New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, a human trafficking sting operation in Albuquerque resulted in the arrests of seven individuals for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer they believed was an underage girl.

María José Rodríguez Cádiz and Julie Madrid of Solace Crisis Treatment Center, Santa Fe's rape crisis organization, joined Ellen Berkovitch in the studio to discuss their continuing efforts against abuse and trafficking.

"The Tempest": Shakespeare in the SFe Botanical Garden

Jul 31, 2017

Ellen Berkovitch chats with Shakespeare Guild president John Andrews and Santa Fe Botanical Garden CEO Clayton Bass about their upcoming inaugural Shakespeare in the Garden, which will feature the bard's The Tempest.

Saturday and Sunday marked the 66th consecutive Traditional Spanish Market in downtown Santa Fe, with organizers hoping to meet or surpass last year’s $4-million boost to the local economy.  More than 230 artists participated this year. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, most are from New Mexico, and each had his or her distinctive roots on display.

There are just a couple of weekends left in the New Mexico Jazz Festival, with concerts today and tomorrow in Santa Fe and Sunday in Albuquerque.

Last week, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Santa Fe workers in most professions earn an average of 11 percent less than the nationwide average in their given field, with even larger gaps for roles that pay higher overall. That's based on figures from a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report which analyzed local wages as of May 2016.

Journalist Rebecca Moss, who reported that story for the New Mexican, helped me break down the numbers.

Christopher Nolan's war film Dunkirk is outperforming superhero films at the box office. It's playing at the Violet Crown; David D'arcy says it's good, just not good enough.

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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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