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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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Joe Gallegos

Milo Yiannopoulos’s college campus speaking tour is titled The Dangerous Faggot.  Yiannopoulos is the gay outspoken Donald Trump supporter and Breitbart editor. He was born in Greece, educated in Britain and now lives in the United States. He was banned from Twitter for racist trolls.

January 31 Marks Deadline for Health Care Enrollment

Jan 30, 2017

Tomorrow January 31st at 11:59 pm. Marks the deadline for Open Enrollment in the Health Care Exchange. That is the private marketplace for health care where depending on your income you can learn about what subsidy you qualify for to help defray the cost of your health insurance premiums. I spoke last week with Be Well NM interim CEO Linda Wedeen.

Elle, with Isabelle Huppert, is the first feature by the director Paul Verhoeven after ten years. It’s his first film in French, a disturbing look at a successful woman whose life comes apart after she’s attacked. Huppert is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress  for her role in Elle. Elle is playing at the CCA. David D’Arcy has this review.

On Sunday, a new film about Rio Arriba County activist Linda Pedro will be shown in Espanola. The screening of that film, La Casa Linda, will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at Moving Arts Espanola. That’s at the old Ohkay Owingeh casino on Highway 68.  Linda Pedro was in a bad car accident in Colorado when she was in her early 20s.  She spent the rest of her life fighting for the rights of the disabled and other causes dear to her heart.  Deborah Begel talks with Peter Malgrem, who lived next door to Linda Pedro in Chimayo for 46 years.

Millions of Americans regularly attempt to clean up their diets and exercise more. And here in the Southwest those who want to chart a new physical course have a guide in the Pueblo Food Experience: Whole Food of Our Ancestors. Santa Claran artist Roxanne Swentzell founded the flowering Tree Permaculture Institute at Santa Clara, and the idea for the book sprouted in her garden. You’ll hear the voices of Roxanne Swentzell and co-editor Dr. Patricia Perea in this report. Along with that of Dr. Annette Rodriguez. Roxanne’s son historian Porter Swentzell also contributed.

What opportunities are at hand for the US workforce is a subject dominating the national news. In New Mexico there are new measures being put in place to open pathways to high paying jobs without a college education.

We ran part 1 of Jenna Marshall’s two part series on Apprenticeships back in December.  Today in Part 2 we focus on how apprenticeship training that has been focused on training people in construction trades is being applied to new industries.

We’ve been looking regularly at how legislators and policy wonks think New Mexico’s $69 million budget deficit can be closed. Today we take a look at what New Mexico’s voters have to say about the options that have been placed on the table. The polling firm Research and Polling Inc. conducted a poll of 402 registered New Mexican voters in December. The results were released yesterday at a press conference at the Roundhouse. Sandra Fish was there.

Live From Sundance

Jan 24, 2017

David D'Arcy reports live from the 33d Sundance Film Festival that the snow is excellent, and the documentaries are better than the feature films. He covers An Inconvenient Sequel, which aligns with the festival's theme of climate change and environmental action, as well as City of Ghosts; Cries from Syria; Icarus; and Long Strange Trip. D'Arcy's pick for best of the festival so far: Alexandre O. Philippe's 78/52, or everything you wanted to know about Hitchcock's shower scene in Psycho.

Paul Gessing is president of the libertarian think tank the Rio Grande Foundation. He was here with us at KSFR as part of our live panel on Election night last year.

KSFR’s Rob Morlino spoke to Paul Gessing on Inauguration Day about the New Mexico budget crisis, education and the impact that the Rio Grande Foundation foresees the Trump administration will have on New Mexico.

Ellen Berkovitch

Last Friday January 20th President Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. His inauguration address was the 58th inaugural by a President. Many media venues called it uniquely dark toned in the history of US inaugurations. The Washington Post published a list of words used in President Trump’s speech and in no previous inaugural. The words include:  carnage, disrepair, rusted, stealing, ripped, tombstones, trapped. Here is Deborah Begel's report:

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Dave Marash

Here and There with Dave Marash

This week on HERE and THERE

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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