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Nov. 19 - News At Noon

Nov 19, 2015

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

Residents across the city are complaining about exorbitantly high water meter readings. But as  City’s Public Utilities Director Nick Sciavo explained to KSFR, the numbers are merely correcting faulty water readings from the past – and most importantly, residents will not be held accountable for some of those fees.

Young people across New Mexico face many challenges. But that's particularly true for young men of color. Tonight on New Mexico PBS channel 5.1 the public engagement program PUBLIC SQUARE looks at “Boys Into Men: Role Models & Mentors”. The program, funded by the Kellogg foundation and hosted by Megan Kamerick, tackles the question of how to connect young men of color with mentors and role models so they can grow to become the next generation of leaders. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Kamerick about tonight’s episode.

The University of New Mexico Fine Art Museum’s current show takes a critical look at a divisive issue of the day—Police Violence.  The show is called “Necessary Force: Art of the Police State” and is on display until December 12th. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Dr. Kymberly Pinder, the interim director of the UNM Art Museum, as well as the dean of the college of Fine Arts.

Nov. 17 - News At Noon

Nov 17, 2015

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

New Mexico is experiencing the aftermath of its first major winter storm and weather forecasters predict much more snow in the coming months. As people turn up the heaters, Dr. Elliott warns that people should be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning.

November is National Adoption Month, an initiative from the federal government, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council.  This year’s focus is on older children, since at the national level more than 41 percent of kids awaiting adoption are aged 15-18. KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story.

Riding barely-trained wild mustangs along the Continental Divide from the Mexican to the Canadian border is one thing.  But filming the almost 6-month-long ride for theatrical presentation is quite another.  Executive Producer Cindy Meehl of the new documentary Unbranded, which opened Friday at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, 4 riders, 2 cameramen, and Luke the sound horse added up to a winning team.

The large volume of snow yesterday and overnight have put 22 counties in New Mexico on severe weather alert. All schools and most colleges in our listening area have announced two hour delays. Hazardous driving conditions are reported throughout the northern and central part of the state, especially in Albuquerque and Raton. NMDOT has issued a particular warning of strong crosswinds on north- and southbound roadways.

Nov. 16 - News At Noon

Nov 16, 2015

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

With last week’s newest incident of violent extremism in the streets if Paris, it’s difficult not to wonder what and where might be next. Students at UNM’s Anderson school of management were asking the same thing when they created the KNOW campaign, a way of engaging millennials to be aware of extremist discussions online. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Bryan Mirabal, one of the campaign’s organizers.

For many monitors of human and press freedoms around the world, the government of the Caspian Sea oil state Azerbaijan ranks on their 10 Worst lists.  But, as Dan Boyd, the Capitol Bureau Chief of the Albuquerque Journal told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, issuing "Memorials" praising that government is one of the few things Republican and Democratic members of the New Mexico legislature can agree on.

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco  he talks about The Greatest Day in New Mexico Sports.

Nov. 13 - News At Noon

Nov 13, 2015

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

While most are content to observe on television or in print the crisis of refugees flooding Europe, some Santa Feans have decided that boots on the ground is a better approach. Not for profit Global Outreach Doctors will be heading to a Greek island on Monday to help with the seemingly unending tide of humans landing on European shores from Syria, Iraq and other Middle Eastern Countries. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon speaks with the head of the group.

In the weeks before national Parliamentary election, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a high-risk strategy of military attacks against Kurds he called "terrorists," and arrests and seizures at opposition newspapers, radio and TV stations.  It worked, because, analyst Barak Barfi of the New America Foundation think tank told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, Turkish voters thought it promised Presidential strength and stability. 


In this Veteran's Day edition of Equal Time, Martha Burk reflects on the ways women's experience of life as veterans differs from men's. 

Nov. 12 - News At Noon

Nov 12, 2015

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