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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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Under President Obama's budget proposal, the national lab at Los Alamos would get  more funds for overall operations and for radioactive waste cleanup.  But the cleanup proposal contains less funding than advocates had hoped for.  The federal plan would also cut the budget at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, where the Los Alamos waste is sent.  Meanwhile, Sandia National Laboratories in Los Alamos would see a budget for next year equal to this year's spending plan.  

  On Tuesday's midday report:  Gov. Martinez vetoes a bill that could have saved the state capitol complex nearly $200,000 a year...Talk is getting louder about the fire danger facing Santa Feans. It may be a good idea to make sure you’re signed up to get a reverse 911 call if one happens…This is the anniversary of the infamous Bataan Death March during WWII...What’s coming up in New Mexico on Earth Day...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

April 8 At Noon:

Apr 8, 2013

On Monday's midday report: Why legislators say they need a report on state tax and incentives giveaways...Lawmaker tries to get same bureaucratic break for same-sex partners as married couples...Santa Feans face return to winterweather...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

On Friday's midday report: New Mexico has ranks poorly in yet another national study. This one for the number of deaths caused by gun violence…A lawyer whose firm specializes in protecting animals of all kinds will tell us why it’s not nice – and also not healthy – to eat horse meat…And a new way of buying things electronically, with Bitcoins...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

On Thursday's midday report: What's the effect on New Mexico's cities and towns now that the state is phasing out the revenue that otherwise would have been paid to them as a result of losing the food tax...U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich visits to talk about gun control and immigration reform...Is the Navajo Nation in danger of losing out on casino gambling...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

On Tuesday's midday report: Voters have approved a change to the state constitution and lawmakers have set the wheels in motion for reform of the Public Regulation Comission. We’ll talk with the head of Think New Mexico where the idea of reform originated….No surprise. Fire season is here. We’ll find out more from the weather service and the state forestry division..headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

On Monday's midday report: Buried inside hundred of pages of state budget is an item that would require big box stores to pay their fair share of state income tax. We'll find out from the legislation's sponsor how it works...What was once the world's biggest, fastest computer has been put to pasture. A report from the Los Alamos national lab...

It's April Fools day so we'll take a few minutes to have some fun and find out where this absurd observance came from in the first place....

On Friday's midday report:  A new report from an important legislative committee says New Mexico isn’t keeping up with the rest of the nation in restoring jobs lost during the recession. We’ll talk with a top lawmaker on that committee…Folk lore abounds in New Mexico and now an exhibit on the UNM campus shows some of it…And audio of a Santa Fe police shooting where the innocent  suspect was just wounded….

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On Thursday's midday report:  A busy night at Santa Fe city hall as supporters and a few opponents of same-sex marriage turn out to voice their opinions.....No water has gone into or come out of the water treatment plant on Canyon Road for more than a month. We'll find out about plans to fix a broken pipe, first, then later re-do the city's two reservoirs...And how's the water in the Rio Grande holding up?...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen... 

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Dave Marash

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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