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Water rights in the American southwest are a complicated issue; and it becomes more complex as international players get involved. KSFR's Dave Marash spoke with the Associated Press's Northern Arizona reporter Felicia Fonseca on HERE AND THERE about some new investors in Arizona water rights: they come from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and plan to grow alfalfa for export.

Dec. 14 - The Sporting Life

Dec 14, 2015

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco pops in with a few topics that bear mentioning and one that needs updating. 

Dec. 11 - News At Noon

Dec 11, 2015

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

Deborah Martinez

In the midst of a sweeping new federal education law and shrinking state revenues, Governor Susana Martinez's administration is asking for an increase in funding to fill desk jobs and expand Pre-K programs, among other priorities.  KSFR's Deborah Martinez has more details on the two-point-nine-billion dollar schools’ budget.

The Global Climate Change Conference is wrapping up on Paris this week as nations try to come up with an agreement to limit the causes of climate change. This issue has been on people's minds for several years now, as leaders in Washington wrestle with questions of just how real it is and how to keep it under control.  Alan Dee sat down with Eric Blinman, the head of the New Mexico Office of Archaeological Studies, to find out if there have been periods of climate change before.

Cuts in federal funding have left the American health care industry looking for new sources of money. One new method that health care providers have come up with is to have doctors solicit financial contributions from grateful patients. Dr. Joseph Carrese of John Hopkins Medicine was the first professional ethicist to question this idea, and he told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how 20 of his medical colleagues responded to his questions.

Dec. 10 - News At Noon

Dec 10, 2015

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

Several dozen small business owners from Santa Fe heard from their state legislators at a continental breakfast held at Quail Run this week.  The event was sponsored by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, ahead of next month’s 30-day session of the New Mexico State Legislature. KSFR’s Deborah Martinez was there, and she brings us this report.

The New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division held a public hearing in Grants last week … the subject before the panel: a petition by uranium mine operator Rio Grande Resources to re-open Mt. Taylor Mine. KSFR’s Ellen Berkovitch traveled to the hearing and prepared this report.

With mass shootings becoming the norm across the country, efforts are being made to remind citizens not to become immune to the impacts of violence. This Saturday on the plaza one group in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe, will once again remind people that gun violence is just as rampant here in New Mexico as it is across the nation. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll spoke with anti-gun advocate Miranda Viscoli.

Dec. 9 - News At Noon

Dec 9, 2015

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

KSFR News spoke with Andrew Lustig when he was just leading his Santa Fe-based organization Global Outreach Doctors to the Greek island of Lesbos to help with the influx of refugees. Upon his return we wanted to hear first-hand what it’s like dealing with hundreds of fleeing migrants every day. He began by telling us that coordination is challenging, and the efforts are run primarily by smaller non-government organizations like his own.

In this week’s Your Money Decisions, Kate Stalter gives more year end tips that could lower your tax bill for 2015.

Dec. 4 - News At Noon

Dec 4, 2015

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