Dark Canyon: Trust and Betrayal in the Northern New Mexico Church

For the second feature-length installment of our series, our reporters go to Northern New Mexico where Catholicism has been a central part of life for centuries, since the Spanish conquest of New Mexico. The list of 74 credibly accused priests, brothers and deacons released by the Archbishop last month names more than a dozen priests who served the parishes in the Taos area. St. Francis de Asis church in Ranchos de Taos is Rita Daniels begins the story. Ellen Berkovitch picks up from there...

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Dark Canyon: A Follow-Up Interview with Cody Hooks

Rita Daniels reaches Cody Hooks, deputy editor of the Taos News, to discuss in greater detail the dozen names of priests, brothers and deacons who served in northern New Mexico churches -- and who appeared on the list of 74 credibly accused clergy released by Archbishop John Wester on September 12. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/101217-DkCanyonRitaD.mp3 Here is Cody Hooks's story from September 21 detailing some of what he talks with Rita about today. http://www.taosnews.com/stories/taos...

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On September 28, 2017 On Dark Canyon: Sexual Abuse and Secrecy in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, we aired a follow-up story. An Interview with Courthouse News Service Reporter Erik de la Garza

Despite the current administration’s push to build a wall dividing the U-S and Mexico, there is one element that will link the two nations, wall or no wall.

At a symposium hosted by Santa Fe’s Water Education Foundation this week, representatives of the International Boundary and Water Commission on Wednesday announced the conclusion of a new Colorado River agreement.

KSFRs Ellen Lockyer has more.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge reports that New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Wednesday issued a scam alert, with particular interest for people in the Santa Fe area. James Hallinan is the Communications Director for the Attorney General’s office:

N.M. Senators Blast Latest GOP-Health Bill

Sep 27, 2017

Both of New Mexico’s U-S Senators spoke-out Tuesday against the Graham Cassidy Act, the most recent Republican Congressional effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

Tom Trowbridge has the story:

Homeowners in two Santa Fe County neighborhoods are protesting a plan to develop a 26-acre truck stop and light industrial center on privately- owned land within earshot and eyeshot of their homes. 

As KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports, the decision rests with Santa Fe County on whether the development plan will go forward.

The Interfaith Coalition for Public Education, The Santa Fe New Mexican, and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center invite the public to a community forum on the topic, Charter Schools: More or Moratorium?, on Thursday, September 28, 5:30-7:45 pm.

Tom Trowbridge speaks with Coalition co-leader Nadine Stafford about Thursday’s forum:


Looking Back: KSFR's Martha Burk With Billie Jean King

Sep 26, 2017

Later this week, the movie, “The Battle of the Sexes,” based on the high-profile tennis match between the aged former star Bobby Riggs versus Billie Jean King, the top-ranked female tennis player of the day.

Some time ago, KSFR’s Martha Burk had the opportunity to interview King, whose defeat of Riggs silenced the male-chauvinist braggart, but added fuel to the gender equity battle, then it its infancy.

Here’s Martha’s archived conversation:

In a world of Twitter-chat and Insta-photo, how is a serious news consumer to tell what is true reporting and what is false? Northern New Mexico Press Women want to help readers sort out the real from the fake, so on Saturday, the group hosted its “ Media Literacy in a Fake News World” forum in Santa Fe. KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer was there and prepared this report: http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/Fakes_News.mp3

New Mexico Democratic Senator Tom Udall speaks with KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge about several current issues before the Congress.

A Democratic candidate for New Mexico Governor has come out strongly in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis along with loosening regulations on medical cannabis and on industrial hemp.

Tom Trowbridge has the story.


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Monday, October 16 - New Hope for Compensation for Downwinders of the Trinity Nuclear Test?
Two big differences between the Trinity atomic bomb test in New Mexico and the later series of tests in Nevada. The Nevada tests were public displays, the Trinity test was a secret, and while downwind people made sick by the Nevada tests have gotten federal money, the Trinity downwinders haven’t. Santa Fe investigative reporter Dennis Carroll updates the story. Tuesday, October 17 - Does Coal...

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