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KSFR Local
1:17 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

March 18 - Hemp Bill Faces Final Hurdles in the Legislature

By this time next year stalks of industrial hemp could be taking root in fields of New Mexico’s arid climate and small businesses that’ve been sowing the seeds of the industry could begin to turn a profit. As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, a senate bill establishing state authority over industrial hemp faces one of the last hurdles before being sent to the governor’s desk for her signature. Listen Here

KSFR Local
1:16 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

March 18 - New Mexicans Share Thoughts as the 2015 Legislative Session Winds Down

With only three days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, we continue to feature the voices of people presenting and supporting bills being considered during this year’s session, focusing on their thoughts of this session and the legislation they still hope to see passed. Listen Here

KSFR Local
1:14 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

March 18 - NYT Journalist Katie Thomas on Shire's Controversial Binge Eating Disorder Treatment

Lucky Shire Pharmaceuticals.  The Irish drug-maker just had the popular ADHD drug, Vyvanse, approved as the first (and to date the only) treatment for the newly-recognized binge eating disorder.  For Shire's bottom line this could mean another $300 million a year in sales.  But prescribing Vyvanse to treat binge eating, NY Times investigative reporter Katie Thomas told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, means putting millions of people on an addictive amphetamine. Shire was fined $56 million by the FDA for misleading advertising for Vyvanse as a treatment for ADHD, by overstating its eff

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KSFR Local
2:39 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

March 17 - News At Noon

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:38 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

March 17 - Ed. Secretary Hanna Skandera on $37 Million Funding Increase for Education

The New Mexico Senate has approved a $6.2 billion spending proposal for the next fiscal year, which calls for a 37 million dollar bump for education initiatives. KSFR's Zelie Pollon caught up with Education Secretray Hanna Skandera this morning during education day at the Roundhouse. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:37 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

March 17 - New Mexicans Still Invested as the 2015 Legislative Session Wraps Up

There are only a handful of days left in this year’s 60-day legislative session, which ends this coming Saturday at noon. KSFR's Zelie Pollon asked some of the citizens of New Mexico what they think about the way the session has unfolded and which bills they still hope to see passed. Michael Loya works at the intersection of oil and gas and sustainability. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:36 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

March 17 - Habitat for Humanity Acquires New Land and Puts Women to Work in Santa Fe

KSFR reporter Randy Scott talks with Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Ted Swisher about their latest land acquisition in the Santa Fe area. Listen Here

To volunteer for the 2015 Women Build project, please register by contacting Sophia Barnett, Director of Volunteers and Family Services: 986-5880, ext. 13, or sophia@santafehabitat.org

 

KSFR Local
2:35 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

March 17 - Taos Film Festival Showcases International and Regional Films

Beginning this Thursday, Taos will be hosting a film festival of international and regional films. KSFR reporter Melody Romancito tells us more. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:31 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

March 16 - News At Noon

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:30 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

March 16 - Latino USA Report on Immigrant Drivers' Licenses

KSFR's own Tom Trowbridge produced a report on drivers' licenses for undocumented immigrants in New Mexico for the NPR program Latino USA. Listen Here!

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KSFR Local
2:26 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

March 16 - Former US Ambassador David Shinn on Chinese Investments in Africa

By latest estimates, there are 2000 Chinese companies with investments in Africa, and roughly one-million Chinese citizens working in Africa.  The official count of direct Chinese investment there is close to 22-billion dollars.  Analyst Carly Laywell of the CIA-connected Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program says this means trouble for American policies in Africa. But former US Ambassador David Shinn told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, he doesn't find these developments worrying.

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KSFR Local
2:22 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

March 16 - The Sporting Life

In this latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco opines that the month of March plays host to madness of all kinds--and, perhaps most significantly, to NCAA March Madness. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:48 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

March 12 - News At Noon

KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:46 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

March 12 - Environmental Organizations Sue BLM over Chaco Canyon Drilling

A coalition of oil and gas fracking foes have filed suit in federal court, calling for a halt to natural gas and oil drilling underway surrounding Chaco Canyon in the San Juan Basin of northwest New Mexico.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, organizers announced the legal action at the state capitol Wednesday, and accused the federal Bureau of Land Management of breaking the law. Listen Here

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KSFR Local
2:42 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

March 12 - Measure to Promote STEM Fields Approved in the House

Last night a bill to attract entrepreneurial students to New Mexico passed the house by an overwhelming vote of 61-4. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Fred Nathan, Executive Director of Think New Mexico, about the potential of the bill for job creation in New Mexico. Listen Here

KSFR Local
2:41 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

March 12 - Albuquerque Bike Ride Benefits Lung Cancer Patients

A national non-profit organization with the mission of ensuring surviving lung cancer is the expectation and not the exception is holding a fund-raising bike-ride event in Albuquerque a week fromSunday. Free To Breathe—founded in 2006—seeks to double lung cancer survival by 2022. The benefit bike rides on March 22nd will start at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Ledger says the ride will end with a closing rally featuring speakers and live musical performances. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge has more.

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