June 24 - News At Noon

Jun 24, 2016

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

A report published by the Associated Press just over a week before the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting stated that more than 2,700 police and sheriff’s departments nationwide have failed to submit hate crime reports to federal officials between 2009 and 2014. That number includes 45% of all New Mexico police and sheriff’s departments.

Hate crime legislation has been on the books in New Mexico since 2003, in the form of an additional penalty at sentencing of up to a year in prison, if prosecutors can present convincing evidence that a crime was motivated by hate.

During a year when many amazing musicians have passed away, Prince stands as one of the most staggering of losses. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik spoke to one of the musicians putting on a tribute to the legendary musician this Saturday in the Railyard.

In the battle against ISIS in Northern Iraq, America's most effective allies on the ground have been Kurdish fighters. Pulitzer Prize winning foreign correspondent Roy Gutman has recently been to the front lines. He told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE that the Kurds bring some strong pluses to the American cause, but they have some minuses, too. 

June 23 - News At Noon

Jun 23, 2016

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

House Democrats have ended their sit-in to protest, over their desire for a vote on two gun control measures in the House of Representatives. Their protest lasted more than 24 hours, in an effort to force a vote.  Earlier this morning, KSFR News spoke with Representative Ben Ray Lujan about the sit-in.

The National New Deal Preservation Association wants you to meet the descendants of the creators of the programs. KSFR correspondent Jeremy Zeilik met with executive director Kathryn Flynn and board member Christopher Brieseth to talk about the event and current effects of the New Deal.


In today’s Storycorps segment from the Embudo Valley, we meet a long time Mayordomo, or ditch master.

June 22 - News At Noon

Jun 22, 2016

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

Aww. Summer. Think vacation. Camping. Swimming. And the kids hanging around the house all day complaining they have nothing to do. Well, it’s the city of Santa Fe to the rescue. Along with the state Cultural Department, the city has launched what it calls a “Cultural Passport” program. Children and teenagers  ages 3 to 18 can get free passes to about 40 cultural venues and events around the city and win prizes while they are at it. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talked with Mayor Javier Gonzales about the program, which also involves moms and dads.

It’s the eve of the UK’s referendum vote to remain in or leave the European Union, a question that hasn’t been put to UK voters since 1975. Polls show Brits are evenly divided on whether or not to make their “Brexit,” but Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce CEO and British citizen Simon Brackley knows where he stands. KSFR’s Kate Powell checked in with the local business expert, and brings us this interview.

June 21 - News At Noon

Jun 21, 2016

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


This just in: New Mexico is back to dead-last place for child poverty in an annual report that evaluates child well-being; we're at 49th place for kids' well-being overall. This doesn't come as much of a surprise--We haven't made it above 48th place in the National Kids Count rankings since 2012. 

June 20 - News At Noon

Jun 20, 2016

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

As the Dog Head Fire continues to burn in the Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque, several hundred people remain evacuated from their homes. Leaving one’s home during an emergency can cause its own additional stresses, which some evacuees struggle to deal with. KSFR’s John Calef takes a look at mental health services provided by the American Red Cross, and some of the experiences associated with being evacuated.

With the popularity of Pixar’s 2003 fish film Finding Nemo, there’s always great anticipation on how a sequel will fare. KSFR film reviewer Jeremy Zeilik headed out to see Finding Dory and tells us whether this sequel sinks or swims.

June 17 - News At Noon

Jun 17, 2016

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

As New Mexico plunges into the dog days of summer, temperatures are rising.   KSFR reporter Mary Lou Cooper brings us the story

The modern workplace is changing, and the modern worker is getting the short end of the stick. Brookings Institution senior fellow Isabel Sawhill told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE why it is important find a better deal for workers in the 21st Century.