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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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On Tuesday's midday report: The latest on the Boston bombings ...Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says he's cautiously optimistic gun control legislation will come up before the U.S. Senate...A coalition of Western conservation groups call out Santa Fe for efforts to conserve water...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

There's no word of any New Mexican injured in the Boston Marathon explosions. Eighty or more people from the Zia state took part in the race, most of them from Albuquerque.  A half dozen or so Santa Feans took part.

Its all clear on East Palace Avenue this morning after the police bomb squad removed a WWII-era grenade from a residence.  A woman living at the home had found it and called the authorities.  Celina Westervelt of the police department told KSFR they locked down the immediate neighborhood while they investigated. ***

Santa Fe police remove explosive from home

Apr 15, 2013

Santa Fe police have reopened East Palace Ave., after it was closed for a neighborhood lockdown. They have removed a WWII grenade found by the owner of a local residence.  The device has been taken for investigation.

On Monday's midday report:  The Martinez administration is standing its ground today as environmentalists file a motion for contempt of court over the state's building standards...The forest service has a new map showing thousands of miles of roads available to motorized vehicles...Santa Fe's Underage Drinking Alliance working to prevent post-prom teenage DWI fatalities...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

State officials who license and regulate building permits in New Mexico say they are still enforcing revised building standards as of this morning, despite a court motion filed last week against their action.

April 15 First News: City parks drinking more water

Apr 15, 2013

Santa Fe has increased the number of city parks but the parks division is using more water and spending more money to pay for it.  The New Mexican reports that city hall pays the same rate for water as homeowners do. But they are beginning to talk about giving the parks division a break in what they pay.  The division is using 35 percent more water at present and paying 48 percent more in water bills. 

Advocates to Martinez: Obey court ruling

Apr 12, 2013

Advocates for energy efficiency have asked the state court of appeals to find the Martinez administration in contempt for its delay in restoring old energy efficiency building standards.  

The court earlier this week decided the state had improperly repealed the standards that had been put into effect before Gov. Martinez took office. Today’s motion comes after the state agency said it would make its own decision whether to restore the old standards.

On Friday's midday report: At least one privately owned cancer center in New Mexico is cutting off hundreds of Medicare cancer patients because of the federal sequster. What about the biggest cancer center, the one at UNM?...A recent traffic fatality in New Mexico has been attributed to Road Rage. We'll have a report on what can lead to road rage and why the act of driving a vehicle could be seen as a major public health issue...And watch that open burning in the national forest.

A number of vagrants camping on open land on Santa Fe's Northeast side have been told to clear out. The new owner of the property and the fire department took the action as prolonged drought is leading to higher fire danger. The area known locally as Hobo Hill is between Hyde Park and Bishops Lodge roads.  People have been camping there for years. The New Mexican reports that the new owner of the property has already cleared out a thousand bags of camping refuse. 

On Thursday's midday report:  

  Another busy night at Santa Fe city hall as debate continued over a same-sex marriage resolution. We'll hear some of the comments from people in the audience...One of the bills that Gov. Martinez has signed into law is one that would give pregnant teenagers some help in taking care of family and completing their education...And in Santa Fe, there may be no angel quite like a Kitchen Angel...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

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Here and There with Dave Marash

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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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