KSFR Talks With Paris Mancini about Psirens!

Feb 23, 2018
Paris Mancini

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon brings us a musical encounter with the band Psirens and their front person - Paris Mancini!

Two Vie For Taos Mayor's Seat

Feb 23, 2018

Taos incumbent mayor Daniel Barrone is being challenged by Councilmember Darien Fernandez in the upcoming March 6 Taos election.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer spoke with both candidates about their plans for the community's future.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge speaks with New Mexico Senator Tom Udall on what's the latest effort in Washington, DC to find a solution to the immigration debate.  With a DACA deadline now moot, according to the courts,  legislators in our nation's capitol will continue the debate when they resume session.

Wake-Up Call, February 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

On today's Wake-Up Call, we'll hear an update on Washington DC politics from Senator Tom Udall,  we speak with a Descartes Labs employee recently relocated to Santa Fe.  And we'll get a look at the dueling candidates for Taos' mayor position, and hear the music of Psiren. 

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon spoke with Native American Abstract Artist Poteet Victory about his Artistic Journey from Rodeo Bull Riding, posing as Alexander the great, T-shirt Making, hanging out with Andy Warhol and finally international recognition and success launched from right here in Santa Fe.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge filed this report on KSFR’s Wake-Up Call on Wednesday, February 21, 2018:

Today (February 21, 2018) host Tom Trowbridge speaks with the legislative sponsors of the failed House Joint Resolution One about its demise this legislative session and its future prospects. Also, KSFR’s John Shannon has the first of his two-part interview with Santa Fe artist Poteet Victory….and today Wake-Up Call Launches Jack and Celestia Loeffler’s “Watersheds as Commons" radio series

KSFR's Wake Up Call For February 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

On today’s KSFR Wake-Up Call: Tom Trowbridge chats with veteran New Mexico political observer Joe Monahan about winners and losers and more from the just-concluded 2018 New Mexico Legislative session. KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer has the story about the little-known Project Gas buggy, which sought to frack natural gas with nuclear explosions in northwest New Mexico and Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe Institute professor Sid Redner about his upcoming Santa Fe Community Lecture on randomness.

On Tuesday’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge chats with political observer and consultant Joe Monahan about the recently-concluded New Mexico Legislative session and pre-primary politics.

KSFR's Wake Up Call For February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call today (February 19, 2018), we launch a new program, Community Matters, with the focus this morning on Santa Fe’s housing crisis. Also ahead: Martha Burk’s take on today’s President’s Day holiday and KSFR’s John Shannon talks with Tiz Tisdale from the Taos shortz film fest.

In Washington…..New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich last week questioned top intelligence officials during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats. Here’s Heinrich’s exchange with the various intel heads, starting with the FBI’s Christopher Wray:

On Monday’s Wake-Up Call we launched a new issues-oriented monthly program, “Community Matters,” hosted by the Santa Fe Community Foundation. The first episode focuses on Santa Fe’s housing crisis:

The old Atomic Energy Commission hatched Operation Plowshare in the nineteen sixties as a way to use nuclear materials for good.  Some ideas were preposterous, like blowing a hole in the Alaska coast to create a harbor, others were pushed by oil and gas production companies as a way to release natural gas from underground rock. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer brings us this story about the little-known Project Gasbuggy.

Wake-Up Call, Friday, February 16

Feb 16, 2018

On today's show, we talk to Governor Susanna Martinez about her views on the just-passed state budget, and hear from key legislators about their impressions of the recent legislative session.  New Mexico's Dreamers are waiting for a decision from the US Supreme Court on a Trump administration appeal, while Congress continues to wrestle with DACA, and a walk down memory lane for a little-known chapter in New Mexico's atomic history. 

The New Mexico Legislative session that adjourned on Thursday left with it not only surplus revenues but also, an impression of bi-partisan cooperation in confronting many of New Mexico’s deep-seated problems.

Tom Trowbridge reports.