Cey Adams

Last Saturday Washington DC ‘s National Mall celebrated a historic first: the opening of the Smithsonian’s new museum—the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

KSFR interviews artist Cey Adams, who engaged in live painting of One Nation, a 12 x 6 foot mural of a black American flag. The painting will become part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more information on Cey, visit CeyAdams.com.

Last night found Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton facing off against Republican nominee Donald Trump on the stage of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. Lester Holt of NBC moderated.

For a morning after analysis, KSFR contacted the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico. We start with Debra Haaland, state chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. We then interview Tucker Keene, who is communications director of the New Mexico GOP.

2016 Ulam Lectures Bring 'Information Edge' to Santa Fe

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The Santa Fe Institute's Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series is an annual event that brings world-class scientists to Santa Fe to talk about novel research. This year Seth Lloyd, a professor of quantum mechanical engineering at MIT, introduced a new theory that sees cosmology, physics, biology, and even finance through the lens of information. In advance of the second lecture, Lloyd tells KSFR about "The Information Edge: Creation and Destruction in Life, the Economy, and the Universe."

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"A far more serious problem than 2009." That’s how Democratic Senator John Arthur Smith who chairs the New Mexico Senate Finance Committee described New Mexico’s budget deficit to KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper.

Since 2014 oil and natural gas prices in New Mexico have dropped precipitously.  While consumers welcome the prices at the pump, the impact on the New Mexico budget which typically receives up to 25% of general fund revenue from oil and gas has been devastating.

Mark Roosevelt on the State of St. John's College

Sep 26, 2016

St. John’s College is a non-denominational, private liberal arts college with a campus in Santa Fe and one in Annapolis, MD. Students at St. John’s all study the same “great books program,” which teaches philosophy, mathematics, history of science, and language from original texts spanning Homer’s Iliad and Artistotle’s De Anima to Watson & Crick’s 1953 paper on the structure of DNA.

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New Mexico in Depth data journalist Sandra Fish joins us for a conversation about the NM State Legislature's pending special budget session, and the magnitude of the crisis to be addressed.

Diocese of Gallup

In this second of our two-part story, we bring you a conversation with Sybil, a survivor of the sexual abuse that took place in the Diocese of Gallup. Sybil was also a member of the unsecured creditors' committee that negotiated commitments from the Gallup Diocese to meet non-monetary provisions as a condition of its bankruptcy reorganization.

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'Bridgegate' is the scandal of an intentional traffic jam that paralyzed the George Washington Bridge three years ago. The jam was created by aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who go on trial this week. Today, Dave Marash speaks to Statehouse Correspondent Bob Jordan of the Asbury Park Press to sort out who tied up the busiest highway bridge in America, whom they thought they were punishing, and why.

Diocese of Gallup

The story of the movie Spotlight is the story of clergy sexual abuse and its coverup by the Roman Catholic church in Boston. The similar story of the Diocese of Gallup tells a decades-long history of clergy sexual abuse in a very different place-- large rural swaths of the southwest and Native American communities in particular. In Part One of our two-part story, Ellen Berkovitch speaks with journalist Elizabeth Hardin-Burrola of the Gallup Independent and the National Catholic Reporter about conditions that facilitated predatory behavior.

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More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, making it one of the costliest chronic diseases to society. Nearly one in every five Medicaid dollars is spent on treating Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or other dementias. By the year 2050, this cost to Medicare is projected to rise to one in every three dollars, unless an effective treatment is found.

Last Thursday Martin Salazar and Mercy Lopez reported for the Las Vegas Optic that seven public school personnel licensed by the New Mexico Public Education Department  hold deficient licenses. One of the people named in the investigation is Boris Costa-Guerra who is principal of Kearny Elementary School in the Santa Fe Public Schools. This morning KSFR’s John Calef spoke to former Kearny teacher Ana Swearo. Swearo told KSFR that she and a colleague filed a complaint about Costa-Guerra last spring. 

LIGO/Axel Mellinger

Once again, Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity has been proven correct. In 2015, astronomers in the LIGO/Virgo collaboration announced the first direct detection of waves predicted by Einstein’s 1916 Theory of General Relativity. The theory, which has passed every real-world test to date, says that major cosmic events should produce waves in the fabric of spacetime that propagate throughout the universe like ripples in a pond.

Last year, in Brazil and Columbia, the number of Zika cases began to spike and on February 1, the World Health Organization declared an international health emergency.

The very next day, the very first Zika case was reported in the United States. Doctors said the virus was transmitted not by mosquito bite, but by sex. Today, Dave Marash speaks with Seema Yasmin of the Dallas Morning News about how and how quickly the virus spreads.

The Piano Tuner

Sep 15, 2016
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Emerging producer Lisa Powers brings us a feature story about a profession at risk of being forgotten in today's fast-changing world.


Food shortages have gotten so bad in Venezuela that delegates to this week's conference of the Non-Aligned Movement have been told to bring in their own supplies. The Associated Press Bureau Chief for Venezuela (and two other countries) Joshua Goodman told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, the cost of dog food for a month is half a government worker's monthly salary.

New Mexico in Depth data journalist Sandra Fish joins us for a conversation about the many reports coming out on poll numbers in the presidential race this year.

Members of the La Montanita Coop have launched a website and petition to "Take Back the Coop" from alleged corporate control. The member activists claim that a national consulting firm is influencing small food coops in New Mexico and across the nation against the interests and values of the member-owners. Senior management for La Montanita contends that the democratic process is alive and well.


For our last StoryCorps segment from Nuestras Historias we have a conversation between Lebeo Martinez one of the pillars of the Dixon community, and his good friend and series narrator, Joe Cidio. They review growing up in Dixon in the 1930s and ‘40s.


Rio Arriba county including Espanola and Chimayo have a heroin  overdose rate that is five times the national rate. Now a brand new community center has opened, focused on the idea that addiction is a soul sickness and requires a new approach in order to succeed. I visited them yesterday. Lupe Salazar who is board president of Barrios Unidos is seeking help from the community and invites interested listeners from northern New Mexico to send her an email at lupe.salazar67@gmail.com.


Yesterday marked 15 years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Dave Marash speaks today to Vice News investigative reporter Jason Leopold about a little covered aspect of the 9/11 investigations. Those concern the 29 pages of a 2002 Congressional investigation detailing the possible role of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 attacks. Courtesy of our colleague Dave Marash, here is a preview of Jason Leopold of Vice News speaking to Dave on Here and There about the money trail connecting two of the terrorists to the Saudi Ambassador in Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.