Santa Fe NOW Women's Film Series

Jun 28, 2018

The National Organization for Women, or NOW, is dedicated to women's rights and is the largest feminist grassroots activist organization in the US.  Santa Fe's NOW chapter is small, but vocal, and president Janet Williams speaks with KSFR's Ellen Lockyer about the organization's work, and about the monthly film series that continues thru the end of this year. 

Wake Up Call, June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, host Ellen Lockyer speaks with Santa Fe NOW president Janet Williams about the implications of changes in the makeup of the US Supreme Court and what a new Justice could mean for women's reproductive rights.  We'll also hear about NOW's current film series featuring the stories of women who made changes for all people.  And we'll hear part two of a series on Native American homelessness in New Mexico.

The annual Kids Count Data Book, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, comes out today. The Data Book ranks the fifty states on more than a dozen indicators of child well-being, which includes measures like poverty rates, reading proficiency among fourth graders, and teen birth rates. Sadly, New Mexico ranks last among the states, even seeing a rise in child poverty since last year. Amber Wallin is Deputy Director of New Mexico Voices for Children, and she tells us more about the Kids Count Data Book and its implications for our state. 

Wake Up Call, June 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018

While the national media is focused on the plight of immigrant children separated from their families, there is more disturbing news on the local front.  On today's Wake Up Call, we speak with New Mexico Voices for Children deputy director Amber Wallin about a report just out that gauges the welfare of children in each state.  New Mexico is dead last in a number of indicators, according to the Kids Count Data Book for 2018.

Santa Fe Community College offers English as a second language classes year-round. And, KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently got to know a bit more about the program, including its coordinator and some of its recent students.

The Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance was founded in 1993 in response to the defeat of civil rights legislation for lesbians and gay men. The non profit educates, encourages and celebrates LGBT inclusion and pride an acceptance for all people.  The Alliance also organizes the annual Santa Fe Pride Festival, held each June. Doug Nava,  Alliance president,  has been working on Pridefest for the past decade.. He joins KSFR's Ellen Lockyer in our studio to tell us about the history of Pridefest, and what’s coming up this year.   

Elder Abuse On the Rise In New Mexico

Jun 22, 2018

The New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department wants to raise awareness about elder abuse in our state. The Department's Adult Protective Services arm was tipped off to 13,000 cases of abuse since last July.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer speaks with Gap Silva, the Director of Field Operations about a growing concern.

Elder abuse hotline numbers are, for statewide: 1-866-654-3219 or in Santa Fe: (505) 476-4912

Wake Up Call, Friday June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, we talk with Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance president Doug Nava.  The Alliance organizes the annual Santa Fe Pridefest each June.  The non-profit educates, encourages and celebrates LGBT inclusion and pride and acceptance for all people.   Also on today's show, a warning about scams targeting those who have recently lost a loved one..

The New Mexico Dream Team is reacting to Wednesday’s executive order by President Donald Trump putting an end to family separation for asylum-seeking migrants. The Dream Team says the order does little to alleviate injustice. KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has more.

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon Spoke with Santa Fe Musician Peter Williams - whose show "Music in the Madness" plays on KSFR Thursday nights from 10 till 1. Peter tells John About working with the Funk band Cameo and about new music his own Band "The Sticky" has just produced.


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