It was Oklahoma Republican Senator Dr. Tom Coburn's farewell performance...a detailed report critiquing the Department of Homeland Security, delivered at the close of the 2014 Senatorial year. In it, the Senator's former top aide Dan Lips told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, Sen. Coburn concluded, DHS was failing in all 5 of its basic missions. For the At Noon excerpt of this interview, Click Here.
This weekend will be the 24th Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association Home Show at the Santa Fe convention center. This year, there will be a new addition for aspiring kid builders. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke to Association Director Kim Shanahan. The Home show runs this weekend, March 14 and 15th at the Santa Fe Convention Center. For more information go to www.SFAHBA.com. Listen Here
Competitive swimming can be a joy for thousands of young people across the country. But an article in Outside Magazine by journalist Rachel Sturtz uncovers some of the hidden horrors that many young children – primarily girls but also boys – have experienced at the hands of their highly respected coaches. These coaches have been protected by the USA swimming federation and often moved to smaller clubs when their crimes against children have been reported.
It is now just over 4 years since NATO air forces, with the United States "leading from behind," began bombing in Libya, with the goal of changing the regime of the dictator Muammar Gadafi. What most Americans know is that Gadafi is indeed dead and gone, and most assume the war begun in 2011 is over. Well, not according to award-winning Libyan journalist Mustafa Fetouri. He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that the living conditions most Libyans face every day are still very much in a state of war.
The Espanola-based weekly newspaper the Rio Grande Sun has often been the target of disgruntled politicians and personalities in northern New Mexico. This weekend, one upset reader took things a bit too far. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon has more. Listen Here
The State House is the next stop for a bill seeking a change in law that employers only consider an applicant’s criminal record once a candidate has passed the initial screening of applicants. The measure, Senate Bill 583, passed the Senate last week. Albuquerque Democrat Bill O’Neill is the bill’s Senate sponsor. O’Neill’s measure has been called the “ban the box” bill because it would do away with checking an application’s yes or no box to answer the question: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” Tom Trowbridge has the story.
The city of Santa Fe is working to keep low level users of opiates, such as heroin, out of the criminal justice system. KSFR’s Randy Scott talks with a senior police officer about how the police department works to keep drug users out of jail and reduces the chances they will commit new crimes. Listen Here
Thanks to new climate-controlled kennels acquired through a military surplus program, the Santa Fe Police Department is a step closer to rebooting its defunct K9 unit. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to SFPD Captain Louis Carlos, who supervised the old unit, about how the department trains its dogs, matches them with handlers, and puts its K9 teams to work in the field. Listen Here
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was invited by House Republican leader John Boehner to address a joint session of the US Congress to derail what Netanyahu called a "bad deal" between the Obama Administration and Iran constraining Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons. But what would Netanyahu consider a "good deal?" This is what Washington blogger and columnist M J Rosenberg told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE is what the Israeli leader wants.
Money laundering, it's a trillion dollar -- yes that's trillion with a T -- a trillion dollar business these days. Who can do illegal business on such a scale? Only the biggest banks, and on HERE AND THERE, investigative reporter Douglas Gillison of the news website 100 Reporters, at 100r.org, told KSFR's Dave Marash that drug money characteristically flows from the street to smaller and then to bigger banks in chunks that should, but don't always, cause bankers to notify law enforcement.
March is Women’s History Month, celebrated in Albuquerque as Women and Creativity Month. To commemorate the occasion, the Southwest Women’s Law Project and the Bernalillo County Department of Cultural Affairs teamed up to create an exhibition of art by women inmates. Detainees at the Metropolitan Corrections Center and the Juvenile Detention Center contributed works of art to the exhibition titled UNCONFINED: Empowering Women through Art. The exhibit opens this weekend at the African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque.