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April 15 - News At Noon

Apr 15, 2016

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

First we’ll bring you this week’s roundup of the biggest news stories from NewMexicoPoliticalReport.com. Editor Matt Reichbach talks to KSFR’s Zelie Pollon about Gov. Susana Martinez's popularity as a potential vice-presidential nominee, transgender discrimination in Albuquerque schools, and more.

The Embudo Valley in Northern New Mexico is home to many cultural treasures—not least among these, its award-winning community library. Producer Judy Goldberg brings us this report on a library that’s expanded its services to become an immersive learning environment for community members of all ages. Library staff reflect on their work during National Library Week, and Judy introduces the first installment in a series of oral histories from the story-rich Embudo Valley.  

In 1952, sculptor Frederick Sommers was picking through a garbage dump in Jerome, Arizona, for objects to use in his artworks. Among the trash, Sommers found a collection of manuscripts by Spanish composer Manuel Areu. Sommers turned his find over to the Center for Southwest Research at the University of New Mexico. For the past few years, researchers have worked diligently to restore these works and bring them to a new audience. The New Mexico philharmonic will be making a world debut of this effort Sunday, with the never before heard music of Manuel Areu.

John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Germany has become the most refugee friendly nation in Europe under Angela Merkel's guidance. Demetrios Papademetriou of the Migration Policy Institute told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Merkel's policies are benefiting not just refugees, but Germany, as well.


April 13 - News At Noon

Apr 13, 2016

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

In January, KSFR News broadcasted reports on a policy by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department under Secretary Demesia Padilla, of withholding state income tax rebates from foreign national taxpayers who use Individual Tax Identification Numbers instead of Social Security Numbers to identify themselves in tax filings. We now bring you an update on that story.

KSFR's Kate Powell presented a two-part series on this issue earlier this year.

Part 1

Santa Fe Public Schools has taken the first step toward creating a new middle school by consolidating existing Capshaw and Devargas middle schools’ boundaries. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll brings us this report.

Reforming the Albuquerque Police Department has been underway for more than a year, and the Federal Monitor in charge says he's not happy with how it's progressing. New Mexico In Depth reporter Jeff Proctor told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why the process is proving so difficult.

Photo by Deborah Martinez

Farmers in northern New Mexico were shocked to learn Governor Susana Martinez vetoed almost $1 million in funding for water projects that lawmakers from both parties had approved during this year’s session of the New Mexico State Legislature.  In her veto message the governor said acequias – or irrigation ditches for which the money had been appropriated – don’t contribute to economic development or create jobs.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez visited an acequia in northern New Mexico, where the produce we buy from farmers gets its start. 

April 12 - News At Noon

Apr 12, 2016

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

It's known that driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence are common crimes on the road. But driving while black? University of Kansas scholar Chuck Epp told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE about the trend of police targeting minority drivers for what they call "investigatory stops."

April 12 First News: 9th Judge Out In Griego Fraud Case

Apr 12, 2016

April 11 - News At Noon

Apr 11, 2016

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

For two days on April 8th and 9th, Santa Fe's convention center was transformed into an enormous dental office, providing free, no-questions-asked services ranging from tooth cleanings to complete dentures. For the past five years, New Mexico Mission of Mercy has provided dental services in sometimes critically underserved areas. This was the first mission of mercy event to be held in Santa Fe. KSFR's Kate Powell was there and brings us this report. 

The Democratic party of today has been shaped by its support for the idea of meritocracy. Thomas Frank, author of Listen, Liberal, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why this has not made the Democrats a better party.