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Sen. Martin Heinrich Talks the Week that Was in Washington, and Renewable Jobs for NM

Sen. Martin Heinrich sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee. I spoke to him Friday afternoon for his wrap of the rapid fire news cycle in and out of Washington DC last week and during the last 14 days since Sally Yates testified to Congress on May 8th and Pres. Trump fired FBI director James Comey May 9th. He also spoke about renewable energy jobs in New Mexico. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/heinrich.mp3

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Emerge New Mexico Trains Democratic Women; Seeks to Increase Women's Representation in Politics

Our feature story today follows the second class of a seven-session training for prospective New Mexico women political candidates through Emerge New Mexico — part of a national movement called Emerge america. Last week Hillary Clinton’s new political group, Onward Together, announced that it chose Emerge America as one of the first five beneficiary organizations as that group works to support the resistance to President Donald Trump’s agenda. After the feature, I'm joined in the studio by...

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In the Studio: Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky

Dr. Lera Boroditsky is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California–San Diego and editor-in-chief of the journal Frontiers in Cultural Psychology. Her focus is the study of linguistic relativity, the concept that speakers of different languages experience reality in different ways. Tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the New Mexico School for the Deaf's James A. Little Theater, Dr. Boroditsky will be speaking on "How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think," part of...

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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...

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...

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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....

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MONDAY May 22 - New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez offered nosuggestions during the State Legislature’s 60 day regular session earlier this year, but now she’s demanding a Special Session enact a full-scale overhaul of the budget-making process. Milan Simonich on the Santa Fe New Mexican warns that’s an awfully big job for such a short session TUESDAY May 23 - In California’s Central Valley, America’s most productive food-producing region, there is widespread fear of President Trump’s...

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