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Science Monday: Descartes Labs Opens Shop in Santa Fe

This week on Science Monday we have both a science feature and some news about a startup company bringing a force field of economic development to Santa Fe. The company is Descartes Labs. The CEO and co-founder is Mark Johnson. I reached him by phone last week. After being founded in Los Alamos, Descartes Labs opened new headquarters in Santa Fe two weeks ago today. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/descarteslabs.mp3

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Timeless Tradition: The Herreras of Cochiti Pueblo Craft Drums

From the cloud to the earth. Finally today we have an analog story about a tradition still flourishing in Cochiti Pueblo. Drum-maker Arnold Herrera and his family are helping to preserve an ancient culture by keeping the heart of the drum beating. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer reports. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/Drummer.mp3

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Scott Wilber is the ED of New Mexico Land Conservancy. He joins me in the studio to talk about the Land Conservancy's 15th anniversary and the work of conservation easements and collaboration with ranchers and farmers in NM.


The Next Generation Water Summit will kick off at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center this Sunday, June 4. KSFR's Katherine Mast got the story.

Mya Green interviews Niccole Gonzales of Changing Woman Initative, and then speaks to New Mexico Women dot Org's Fatima von Hattum about the "Five Days of Gender Justice" beginning Monday on social media channels.


Derrick Toledo profiles Debra Haaland and her run for Michelle Lujan Grisham's U.S. House of Representatives seat.


Rob Morlino interviews Kathleen Christison, a former CIA analyst who is a member of Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine. Then he speaks with Susan Ziadeh who became U.S. Ambassador to Qatar in 2011. After the feature, Rob speaks with Ellen Berkovitch about the issues raised in the piece.




Long Strange Trip, the new four-hour documentary about the Grateful Dead, is shorter than most Grateful Dead concerts in the band’s golden era. It plays tonight at the Lensic, presented by the CCA. David D’Arcy has this review.

KSFR's Ellen Berkovitch talks with Hank Hughes of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness about their work, as well as the silent benefit auction of artsy birdhouses they'll hold this weekend (Sunday, June 4, 3 pm–5 pm).

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Last October, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a site near New Mexico’s eastern border was under consideration for the so-called Deep Borehole Field Test. That project would drill a hole three miles deep into the earth to explore the geology beneath and test the potential for future nuclear waste storage inside the borehole.

 Last Tuesday, a terse announcement from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s (D-NM) Tucumcari field office sparked relief among many residents of a ranching community near the New Mexico–Texas border. KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has the story.

Possibly as soon as this week, the city is slated to hire a new economic development director. In that light, a week ago we heard reports of a study commissioned by the League of Women Voters to gauge the past performance of the city's economic development grants.

There were a lot of questions about those findings; here's what some of the people involved told KSFR's Dylan Syverson last week.

We learned this month that Planned Parenthood is slated to close three of its six New Mexico clinics.

 KSFR's Hannah Colton talked women's health with three different care provider from around northern New Mexico: Shaya Torres of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains; Nichele Salazar of San Juan Health Partners Midwifery & Women’s Health; and Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United. 


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Here and There with Dave Marash

This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY June 26 - A recent series of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester in the United Kingdom, like attacks in the United States in the past several years, appear to be the work of “lone wolves,” operating independently of any Islamic State or Al Qaeda management or networking. They are what RAND Corporation Terrorism analyst Brian Michael Jenkins calls “pure terrorism.” TUESDAY June 27 - In the Middle East, the United States says it has only one mission – to defeat Islamic State...

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