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
Six years ago, a woman out walking with her dog on the West Mesa of Albuquerque discovered what turned out to be one of the largest crime scenes in American history: a mass grave containing the bodies of 11 murdered young women. Most of the dead women had been missing for years before their bodies were found. Not much progress was made in the investigation, until recently, when the Albuquerque Police Department announced they had two men under investigation for the murders.
The Steaksmith restaurant, a much beloved Santa Fe mainstay first opened in the early 1970s, was forced to close its doors this weekend. But the owners Roey Valim and Mario Girard say they hope the upheaval is only temporary. Valim and Girard joined At Noon hosts Zelie Pollon and Tom Trowbridge in the studio. Listen Here
You may not know it, but today is Vacation Commitment Day. John De Graaf is director of an organization called Take Back your Time, which advocates for vacation time and educates people and businesses on the ill effects of not taking time off. Vacation Commitment day is not only for employees but for employers to encourage their workers to take the time off that they are allotted. Among nations, America is the worst at taking time off. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here
The Native American science-fiction film, “Legends from the Sky,” about an Iraq war veteran searching for his grandfather is playing in Santa Fe through Thursday at the DeVargas Mall. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with independent film-maker Travis Holt Hamilton about the movie. Listen Here
Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales joined KSFR's At Noon hosts Zelie Pollon and Tom Trowbridge live Monday. He talked about important anti-bullying initiatives, what has most impressed him during his first year serving as Mayor, and his thoughts on the vital role of non-commercial public radio in our community.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an 18-year old former Santa Fe resident. The Sheriff’s office says Harlin Pierce is suspected in last week’s murder of his 56-year old father, Anton Pierce in Fort Davis, Texas. A news release from the Sheriff’s office says the younger Pierce may have returned to the city because he still has friends and family here. It also says Harlin Pierce should be considered armed and dangerous.