July 29 - News At Noon

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KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

Yesterday we heard from Albuquerque Journal DC bureau reporter Michael Coleman who has been in attendance at both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions—we checked in with Michael again following the final night of the DNC to hear his impressions of Hillary Clinton’s address, his conversation with New Mexico democratic party chair Debra Haaland, and more. We began by discussing an invocation delivered by Edward Paul Torres, Governor of New Mexico's Isleta Pueblo. 

The New Mexico  Department of Human Services is in increasingly hot water over 28 years of complaints about its repeated efforts to deny SNAP benefits to eligible applicants.  New Mexico Political Report senior reporter Joey Peters told K-S-F-R's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE how the falsification of DHS records has been a systemic problem.

And KSFR’s Jeremy Zeilik suggests you take time in the first week of August to treat yourself and your family to the classic animated film The Iron Giant, here’s Jeremy to tell you why.

July 28 - News At Noon

Jul 28, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

President Barack Obama addressed the floor last night at the Democratic National Convention, electrifying the audience in his efforts to build support for Hillary Clinton. Our own Congressional representatives Ben Ray Lujan and Michelle Lujan Grisham also addressed the audience. Albuquerque Journal Washington correspondent Michael Coleman has been at both conventions and brings us a report about last night’s speakers and a comparison between the two political events. He began with a description of the President's speech.

Meanwhile, as convention attendees took part in meetings, Martha Burke captured some words by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on power in Washington.

Tomorrow is the grand opening of this year’s Spanish Market. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with David Setford, executive director of Spanish Colonial Art Society, and asked him what’s new at Spanish Market this year. 

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

Last Night at the Democratic National Convention Former President Bill Clinton shared personal narratives of meeting and wooing his wife, while Sen Bernie Sanders brought his followers to tears as he made a motion to give all delegate votes to Secretary Hillary Clinton. Outside the Convention hall meetings were taking place to discuss strategies to get out the vote, and what policies should be included in a Democratic platform.

KSFR correspondent Martha Burke is also in Philadelphia, and caught up with Senator Tom Udall. 

In the aftermath of a failed military coup, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has assumed emergency powers and is purging his military, police and government services. Istanbul-based writer Elliot Ackerman of The New Yorker told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Erdogan has been consolidating his power since the failed coup attempt.

July 22 - News At Noon

Jul 22, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 

The Republican National Convention wrapped up last night in a flurry of speeches about the dark days of America. As one New York Times reporter summed it up:

“Mr. Trump sounded much like the unreflective man who had started it with an escalator ride in the lobby of Trump Tower: He conjured up chaos and promised overnight solutions.” We check in a final time with our Santa Fe Republican delegate Samuel LeDoux.

While the Republicans were gearing up for their final night, Senator Wendy Davis was in town encouraging New Mexicans to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Davis became famous in July 2013 for famously filibustering for 13 hours to prevent a vote on a bill limiting women’s right to a safe abortion.

Pokemon Go is the latest mobile phone game to sweep the world after its release. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik talks to two players about the impact and popularity of the game.

July 21 - News At Noon

Jul 21, 2016

KSFR's Nancy Stapp brings you local news at noon. 


Last night once again presented some bumps in the road for the Republican party and it’s nominee Donald Trump, particularly when Ted Cruz was booed off the stage after encouraging delegates to vote their conscience and not necessarily to vote for their nominee Donald Trump. As one politico blogger put it:Cruz’s defiance catapulted the ragged, plagiarism-marred, poorly managed convention into nuclear dumpster fire territory.

That was one opinion.

Last week KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper talked about what women want in a presidential candidate with Kelly Ditmar, a scholar at the nonpartisan Center for American Women and Politics.  This week Mary Lou caught up with Professor Ditmar who is observing gender politics at the Republican National Convention.

Bernie Sanders was unable to win his party's nomination, but he did force the political world to rethink fundraising. Reporter Ned Resnikoff told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE how Sanders' emphasis on grassroots fundraising challenged traditional methods.