Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste, who spent more than 400 days in a Cairo prison for supposedly conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood speaks in Santa Fe tonight. Greste was released this past February. Greste will be speaking about his experience in jail and the current state of journalism tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Barcelona street at 7pm. The event is a benefit for KSFR.
The recent Summit of the Americas in Panama fulfilled for many of its Latin American participants the long dreamed-of function of the event, to harmonize the hemisphere by ending the mini Cold War between the United States and Cuba. This meant, Al Jazeera America correspondent David Ariosto told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that to most of the people in the hall, as President Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands, that it felt like, not just another political grip and grin, but history.
Santa Fe Community College is ending its Native American Week by presenting a full tuition scholarship to each of the Native American communities of northern New Mexico. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here
Tonight and tomorrow there will be a theatrical production of Rudolpho Anaya's as part of Siembra Latino Theatre festival taking place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with two actors from the play, Cristina Vigil, who plays the Trementina Witch, and AJ Goldman, who plays the deputy. Listen Here
An immigration show-down of sorts will take place in New Orleans tomorrow. That’s when a three judge panel of the fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the Department of Justice’s efforts to lift a federal judge’s February injunction blocking President Obama’s immigration actions from taking effect. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge talked to Marcela Diaz of immigrant advocacy group Somos Un Pueblo Unido. Listen Here.
The terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunis just last month, killed 21 tourists and one Tunisian. The assault was random, the 3 gunmen just sprayed with bullets, the first busload of tourists to arrive in front of them. But the target was specific, tourism, right at the heart of the Tunisian economy. The government's response has been vigorous, Tunis-based journalist Eric Reidy told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, to make tourists feel the country is safe to visit. But, Reidy said, some critics think the security crackdown has gone too far.
Springtime in northern New Mexico is the time when Acequia Majordomos start to crack the whip and get the ditches cleaned-out and repaired after winter for the busy agriculture growing season ahead. Listen Here
A respected Mennonite Minister for a dozen years in Iowa, Max Villatoro, had crossed the US border illegally, gotten himself a fake ID and been pulled over for driving under the influence. The judge who heard his case, hearing about the life he'd been leading, gave him a suspended sentence. But that left him with a criminal record. And just last month, he was arrested by Immigration agents and summarily deported to Honduras, despite the protests of his community, his fellow ministers and his family which includes four children aged seven to 15 who are U-S citizens.
Tomorrow night is “Angels Night Out” in Santa Fe, a fund-raiser held by the hunger-fighting non-profit Kitchen Angels. The organization is a community-based, volunteer-driven agency that provides free, home-delivered meals to people in Santa Fe who meet certain criteria. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge reports. Listen Here
Last Month, “Nerdwallet,” a data analysis website focused on personal finance released a report that found Santa Fe to be the best place for women owned businesses. KSFR's Zelie Pollon asked Nerd wallet analyst Sreekar Jasthi to describe the criteria and findings of the report that found for women, Santa Fe is heads above more than 280 other cities. Listen Here
The often-quoted figure that women earn 74 cents to a man’s dollar is even lower for Hispanic women, African Americans and other minorities around the country and here in New Mexico. In fact it goes against an Equal Pay law implemented in New Mexico in 2013. Today marks Equal Pay day, the day that symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.