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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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Senator Cisco McSorley has had success in moving two of his bills through the NM Senate as the Legislature reaches the halfway mark of this year’s 60 day session. Sandra Fish reports.

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Across the U.S., hundreds of people have been deported in the last week in immigration raids that President Trump called a keeping of his campaign promises.

In Santa Fe, Mayor Javier Gonzalez previously vowed that the city will remain a so-called sanctuary city. But local advocates are going a step further. Last night a resolution to strengthen Santa Fe’s status as a “welcoming” community for immigrants cleared a major hurdle in the city Finance Committee. 

Yesterday, a federal judge denied the Standing Rock and Cheyenne Sioux Tribes’ injunction against President Trump’s move last week to fast-track approval for completing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The ruling means few legal moves remain for those protesting the pipeline, although many have vowed to stay at Standing Rock and continue their opposition. This morning, I spoke to Santa Fe attorney Jeffrey Haas who has represented members of the protest movement.

 

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and a coalition of groups that wants to increase opportunities for New Mexico children is staging a Circle of Love  at the Roundhouse.  Groups including New Mexico Voices for Children, Moving Arts Espanola, the American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Ojo Sarco Community Center plan to gather at 11 am tomorrow on the east side of the state capitol – by the Old Santa Fe Trail.  From there they will join hands and circle the capitol to bear witness to the fact that one out of three New Mexico children lives in poverty.  Deborah Begel spoke to one of the e

Today's story on IRS impersonation is the second in Mary Lou Cooper's series on tax scams by individuals masquerading as IRS agents. Here are some surefire ways to know that you do not actually have an IRS employee on the line. Tax scams in New Mexico amount to more than $100,000 a year. But that's mild compared to California, which clocks in at $11 million in the scams.

Neruda, The Film

Feb 9, 2017

The film Neruda looks at the life of the Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize and the Lenin Prize at a time when Pablo Neruda first became an enemy of the state.  Artists may be on the barricades in this country, but Neruda takes a comic oblique nostalgic look at political opposition. David D’Arcy has this review.

Dennis Carroll

We focus on what’s going on at the New Mexico Legislature today with three reports on proposed legislation.

First, Dennis Carroll reports on a package of bills supported by a coalition of NM Womens’ organizations that support access to reproductive healthcare, including access to contraception and abortion in New Mexico. 

Next, the Internet sales tax has been much in the news as a revenue generating measure that has won bipartisan support. Santa Fe Representative Carl Trujillo’s HB 202 is expected to advance to the House Taxation and Revenue Committee tomorrow or Monday. Dylan Syverson, KSFR’s news assistant, has the story.

In our legislative focus for today, Think New Mexico, the Santa Fe based think tank,has thrown its support behind HB 250. The bipartisan bill would increase lottery dollars for scholarships for NM students attending institutions of higher learning. Rob Morlino reports.

A federal court will soon decide who has control of the Endangered Species Act -- the federal government or the states.  At issue is  the future success or the extinction of the Mexican Gray Wolf.  In January, the federal government asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to overturn an order that bars the release of endangered wolves in New Mexico without the state’s permission. Deborah Begel spoke with Bryan Bird, the Southwest Program Director at Defenders of Wildlife.

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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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