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July 22 - News At Noon

Jul 22, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night in a flurry of speeches about the dark days of America. As one New York Times reporter summed it up:

“Mr. Trump sounded much like the unreflective man who had started it with an escalator ride in the lobby of Trump Tower: He conjured up chaos and promised overnight solutions.” We check in a final time with our Santa Fe Republican delegate Samuel LeDoux.

While the Republicans were gearing up for their final night, Senator Wendy Davis was in town encouraging New Mexicans to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Davis became famous in July 2013 for famously filibustering for 13 hours to prevent a vote on a bill limiting women’s right to a safe abortion.

Pokemon Go is the latest mobile phone game to sweep the world after its release. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik talks to two players about the impact and popularity of the game.

July 21 - News At Noon

Jul 21, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 


Last night once again presented some bumps in the road for the Republican party and it’s nominee Donald Trump, particularly when Ted Cruz was booed off the stage after encouraging delegates to vote their conscience and not necessarily to vote for their nominee Donald Trump. As one politico blogger put it:Cruz’s defiance catapulted the ragged, plagiarism-marred, poorly managed convention into nuclear dumpster fire territory.

That was one opinion.

Last week KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talked about what women want in a presidential candidate with Kelly Ditmar, a scholar at the nonpartisan Center for American Women and Politics.  This week Mary Lou caught up with Professor Ditmar who is observing gender politics at the Republican National Convention.

Bernie Sanders was unable to win his party's nomination, but he did force the political world to rethink fundraising. Reporter Ned Resnikoff told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Sanders' emphasis on grassroots fundraising challenged traditional methods.

July 20 - News At Noon

Jul 20, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

We are all convention all the time this week. It’s the biggest news story on all channels, but we want to bring it home to New Mexico. This morning Nancy Stapp caught up with Lt Governor John Sanchez to hear his experience from the convention floor, what he's heard from the Governor herself and whether New Mexico might turn Red this year.

Last night when it came time for New Mexico to vote for Donald Trump as the GOP presidential candidate, Gov Susana Martinez declined to personally endorse Trump, and instead handed the microphone to Santa Fe delegate Samuel LeDoux, New Mexico’s youngest delegate, and our daily correspondent from the convention floor.

So where are those protesters we’ve heard so much about? Well, their appearance has been scant. In the event we were missing protests that mainstream wasn’t airing, we contacted local reporter Mark Naymik with Cleveland.com, the online version of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Here’s what he had to say.

Cleveland is a city that has had its share of high profile police shootings. Recent shootings from Orlando to Dallas to Baton Rouge only heightened the concern about the potential for violence this week.  But so far, the convention has remained relatively peaceful.  Nothing like the infamous 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago where 10,000 protesters clashed with more than twice as many police and the National Guard.  KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper caught up yesterday with a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police.

July 18 - News At Noon

Jul 18, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

As the Republican National Convention gets underway, we wanted to hear from our own delegates about how things are shaping up on the ground. Delegate Samuel LeDoux checks in from the convention floor. 

Continuing our coverage of the kickoff of the Republican National Convention, KSFR's Kate Powell checks in with Kevin Niedermier of WKSU in downtown Cleveland at a pro-Trump rally. Niedermier tells us what rally attendees most look forward to as the RNC gets underway. 

Sometimes it’s good to relax a bit and reflect on your accomplishments. That’s exactly what workers at St. Elizabeth Shelters did this weekend as they celebrated 30 years of helping the down-and-out and finding homes for hundreds if not thousands of Santa Feans. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll stopped by the men’s emergency shelter as well as Saturday's celebrations on the Plaza.

July 15 - News At Noon

Jul 15, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

It’s not just the weather that’s heating up this summer. We’re in the middle of a political heat wave too.  Presidential nominating conventions are upon us, and all evidence points to a scorching campaign season in the months to follow. KSFR will be taking a look at what’s on the mind of delegates, politicians and voters.  Reporter Mary Lou Cooper discusses the role of women in presidential politics with an expert at the non-partisan Center for American Women and Politics.

July 14 - News At Noon

Jul 14, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you news at noon.