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The two most significant factors causing New Mexico's epidemic of alcohol and opiate overdose deaths are unrelenting poverty and doctors who overprescribe narcotic painkillers -- that according to health officials who addressed a conference on drug and alcohol addiction in Santa Fe last weekend. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

This weekend, El Museo Cultural will host a celebration of all things green. On a recent windy afternoon, KSFR'S Zelie Pollon caught up with Glen Schiffbauer, executive director of the Green Chamber of Commerce, to hear about this year's festival. 

Have you ever wondered about the people who live out in the desert? So has director Nicolas Steiner, whose new film Above and Below explores the life of those on the margins. KSFR Correspondent Jeremy Zeilik spoke with Steiner about his project and showing his film in Santa Fe.

May 12 - News At Noon

May 12, 2016

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Today is the National Day of Advocacy for Nurses and the end of National Nurses Week 2016.  In the U.S., nurses number 3.4 million.  New Mexico is home to some 22 thousand nurses.  What does the American public think about these front-line health workers?  This year and for many years past, nurses rank number one in Gallup poll’s honesty and ethics in professions survey--ahead of doctors, teachers, police officers and other highly regarded workers.  Reporter Mary Lou brings us the story of New Mexico nurses on this important day. 

Today we have another installment of our collaboration with StoryCorps highlighting Northern New Mexico history. Today we're exploring the tradition of the Matanza.

May 11 - News At Noon

May 11, 2016

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 


 

This spring KSFR brings you a series of short features on older Americans.  Today’s report is on dementia, a rapidly growing disease with no clear strategies for prevention in most cases and no cure in all cases.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story (we recommend you keep a box of tissues close by as you listen). 

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Visitors to the New Mexico History Museum can now travel back in time to experience the colorful and iconic history of lowriders in New Mexico. KSFR's Dennis Carroll has this report.

The path for refugees from the Middle East to Europe was always difficult; but these days it's pretty effectively shut.  The choke point is Greece. Foreign Policy reporter Alex Clapp told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, for Greeks already squeezed by a bankrupt economy, the refugee crisis adds a heavy load.

KSFR has joined several other media outlets across the state in a pilot project to create solutions journalism stories. These are stories focused on problems in our region, and seeking solutions from inside and outside our state. Other partners in this venture include KNME, the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Taos News, High Country news and the Pueblo Chieftan. KSFR’s Mary Charlotte spoke recently with reporter Leah Todd of the Solutions Journalism Network to explain what Solutions Journalism is, and what it’s meant to do.

Every year, thousands of children are detained by American immigration authorities. A few who are determined to be dangerous are placed indefinitely in juvenile detention centers. Tyche Hendricks of KQED radio's The California Report told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about how little we know about who makes the judgment and what happens next.

May 9 - News At Noon

May 9, 2016

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Democratic Party members recently held a press conference denouncing Donald Trump as the presumptive Republican Presidential nominee. Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland has called Trump racist and demeaning to women. The Republican party spokesperson called the statements predictable. We spoke with representatives of both parties to hear their take.

There's been an apparent breakthrough in negotiations between the US and China about the rules of online engagement. Scott Warren Harold, senior analyst at the RAND Corporation, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, progress may have been pushed forward by a report from a private American cyber security company. 

The biggest movie in Chinese history, The Mermaid,  has finally arrived on American shores. Does it hold up outside its home country? KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik finds out.

May 6 - News At Noon

May 6, 2016

KSFR's John Calef brings you news at noon. 

This Sunday, May 8th, LittleGlobe and the Lensic Performing Arts Cenrter present City of Dreamers. It’s a collaborative, student-driven community engagement program featuring short documentary videos, live on-stage radio production and music, and conversations that highlight the voices and stories of Santa Fe Dreamers Project participants, Capital High and other students, families, and residents of Santa Fe’s South Side. KSFR has participated in the project giving journalism trainings and working directly with Youthworks participants to produce radio features for this event.

Libya's lack of a functioning government has allowed human traffickers to find a safe home from which to launch would-be refugees to southern Europe. Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE these criminals operate a highly-organized network.

To listen to a complete podcast of this episode of HERE AND THERE, Click Here. 

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