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The Taos Municipal School Board wants to move the location of Chrysalis Alternative from its rural setting to a few rooms set off the main corridor at Taos High School.  At a meeting packed with more than 100 parents, teachers and members of the community, Superintendent Dr. Lillian Torrez said she was certain if the community understood the seriousness of the issues at Chrysalis, they would be in agreement with the board. Because it involved personnel issues, however, she was prevented from revealing anything more.

The second installment of KSFR's look at changes to federal law that could affect the livelihood of New Mexico artists. Kate Powell talks to Talia Kosh of New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts to get an attorney's perspective on proposed changes copyright law. 

Santa Fe is a major hub of the international art world. We’re also home to a large community of artists and designers, many of whom manage their own creative works. Until recently, what you didn’t know about copyright law couldn’t really hurt you. But that might soon change. Congress recently received recommendations from the US Copyright Office to replace present copyright law with something new—including a revival of legislation first introduced in 2006 called the Orphaned Works Act.

KSFR's "Silent" fund-raising effort ended Monday, July 20th--Many thanks for all who contributed and tried their best to help us achieve our needed financial goal.

Sadly, we fell short. So, today we're going on-air and online to make it.

Here's how you can do your part to help us reach our summer financial goal:

Call with your pledge of support by calling: 505-428-1383; Toll-Free: 1-866-907-KSFR (5737)

Or, pledge on line by going to KSFR.org.

KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

Dozens of New Mexicans sounded off at a State Human Services Department hearing in Santa Fe on Friday, as Governor Susana Martinez’s administration gets ready to expand requirements for those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, formerly known as food stamps.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez attended the meeting and brings us this report.

A new photo exhibition at Verve Gallery presents visitors with an opportunity to experience visually the impact of climate change. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports.

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco ponders Major League Baseball’s lull during the all-star game, followed by its frenzied and widened race for the playoffs… Plus, a plug for Yogi Berra as one of the top four major leaguers of all time.

July 17 - News At Noon

Jul 17, 2015

KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

While government groups and nonprofits like the Department of Agriculture and the Food Depot manage to fill families’ immediate needs for good nutrition, long-term solutions are the key to ending child hunger and the poverty that often causes it.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez this week has shown us the history and current action underway, and in this final part of her series she explores efforts to change policy, and other larger solutions to hunger that hits one in seven households in the U.S.

With strong disagreements still evident among the leaders of Germany and the International Monetary Fund, the Greek financial crisis may not be over.  After weeks of diplomatic wrangling and parliamentary reversals, Al Jazeera America Economic Correspondent Patricia Sabga told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, most of the people she's been talking with in Athens are both demoralized and frightened.

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St. Johns College has been celebrating its 50th year with event offerings all summer, but some people may still be unaware of its rich history and the study it offers. Sebastian Huerta has more.

KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik brings you local news at noon. 

As people celebrate today the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb, it's important to remember those impacted by the radioactive fallout. Many in New Mexico want to make sure the human story is given the same if not more importance than the science. 

In the first segment of her KSFR series, reporter Deborah Martinez took a look at how the child hunger issue has evolved, and what several government and nonprofit agencies have historically done to alleviate the pain of poverty and hunger.   Today’s focus is on what’s happening right now in Santa Fe and New Mexico to help parents make healthy choices, double their dollars, and get beyond their day-to-day struggles with hunger through job training and early education.

A new study from the journal Nature finds that living near trees has major health benefits. Luckily for Santa Feans we live in a landscape d full of forests. And to celebrate our arboreal friends you can head over to the centennial celebration of the Santa Fe National Forest. KSFR's Jeremy Zeilik spoke to Julie-Ann Overton from the Forest Service for details on the event.