Late last night Albuquerque’s City Council voted to join a growing number of voices that are rejecting a stipulated energy agreement by Public Service Company of New Mexico, or PNM. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with New Energy Economy Director Mariel Nanasi about last night’s decision. Listen Here
One of the biggest challenges facing new Town of Taos Director of Marketing and Tourism Rene Roberts besides directing the Town’s one-million dollar tourism marketing efforts is lifting the town out of the economic doldrums it’s been in for decades. As KSFR’s Melody Romancito reports, that’s a lot of responsibility for one person, especially since Taos hasn’t had any clear direction or focus outside of tourism, or “Heads on Beds” as the Town’s hospitality industry puts it.
Your federal and state income tax returns are due to be filed a week from tomorrow. With that in mind, KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper spoke recently with American Association of Retired People, or AARP, New Mexico Director Gene Varela, about tax assistance for seniors and others. AARP, the world’s largest membership organization, brings tax assistance to some two-and-a-half million people nationwide. Last year, the group provided tax help to almost 50-thousand New Mexicans.
Today in Roswell groups representing New Mexico's dairy industry, State water quality officials and a host of environmental groups will meet to discuss a proposal to amend a rule regulating New Mexico's dairy industry. Among those who will decide the rule's outcome is Trais Kliphuis, Water Protection Division Director at the New Mexico Environment Department. KSFR's Zelie Pollon has more. Listen Here
Nanoscience is in the spotlight this week at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, where a range of programs will demonstrate the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Gordon McDonough, one of two “science evangelists” at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos about “Nano Days,” and asked him to tell us what’s going on during the event. Listen Here
As NCAA Basketball winds down, Sporting Life host Dan DeFrancesco heaves a sigh of relief... Then shares his excitement for a new MLB season with a little help from award-winning actor James Earl Jones. Listen Here
Yesterday was the 12th annual Business Expo put on by the Santa Fe Chamber of commerce. Among the many businesses featured, were many non profits with messages for all of New Mexico. We spoke to a handful of businesses throughout the day and bring you these voices from Santa Fe. Listen Here
Teaching in China can be full of surprises. KSFR's Dave Marash found that when he taught journalism at Shantou University in 2008, and Martha and Grant Franks had similar experience teaching at an elite high school in Beijing in 2012 and 2013. For example, the Franks' told Dave on HERE AND THERE, they could teach relatively freely even as the state was embarking on an authoritarian crackdown just as they started classes.
Today is the 12th annual Business Expo and Job fair taking place at Santa Fe Place Mall. KSFR's Zelie Pollon is at the Expo and spoke with Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Director Simon Brackley about what visitors can expect. Listen Here
When Saudi Arabia asked for help in forming a regional military force to fight a Houthi Shi'ite insurgency in Yemen, they got a lot of positive responses. When the United States sent out feelers about a regional army to fight the Islamic State, the response was more restrained. Roy Gutman, the Pulitzer Prize winning mideast correspondent for the McClatchy newspapers told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, he recently toured much of the region to ask why.
On this week's edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco leaves the world of NCAA basketball and turns his attention to some recent accomplishments of everyone's favorite expo team, the Harlem Globetrotters. Listen Here