This month on “Community Matters,” New Mexico’s ongoing and severe drought is the topic of discussion. Program host and Santa Fe Community Foundation CEO Bill Smith welcomes guests from the Santa Fe National Forest; the City of Santa Fe and the Forest Stewards Guild to discuss.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For June 18, 2018

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On today’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Congressman Ben Ray Lujan about his thoughts on net neutrality, the recent U-S & North Korean summit meeting as well as legislation the Third-District Democrat is sponsoring to battle the nation’s opioid epidemic. Also this morning, KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer updates us on Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber’s transition efforts; And we have “Community Matters,” the monthly program from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, focusing today on New Mexico’s prolonged drought.

On Monday’s Wake Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge discussed issues including “Net Neutrality,” the recent U.S. – North Korea Summit meeting and New Mexico’s—and the nation’s—opioid crisis with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan from New Mexico’s Third Congressional District.

Mikey Baker

KSFR's Art Beat Reporter John Shannon speaks with Santa Fe musician Mikey Baker - the founder and co-front man for the Led Zeppelin cover band Moby Dick which has been on the Santa Fe music scene for over 12 years. And if you want to learn how to play guitar like Jimmy Page - Mikey is your man!


AARP Warns of Scams Targeting Veterans

Jun 15, 2018

According to a study commisioned by senior advocate organization AARP, in the last five years veterans have been twice as likely as non-veterans to become fraud victims.  Eighty percent of these veterans say that they've been targeted by a specific scam to rip vets off.  In response, AARP joined forces with the US Postal Service to create Operation Protect Veterans.  AARP Foundation regional director Amy Nofziger spoke with KSFR consumer reporter Mary Lou Cooper on vetran scams for this report.

Harrell House Bug Museum Draws Small Fry of All Ages

Jun 15, 2018

Historic Santa Fe is known for its many museums.. fine art, folk crafts and Native American culture are all represented.  But kids don't want to look, and not touch.  One unique museum stands out, as much for it's unusual content as for it's invitation to feel and touch the sometimes wiggly exhibits.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer tours the Harrell House Bug Museum.   http://www.HarrellHouse.com

Wake Up Call, Friday, June15

Jun 15, 2018

On today's Wake Up Call, we get a warning from AARP about a scam that targets veterans. We'll learn how to be forewarned about the scammer's tricks.  And  host Ellen Lockyer  tours Santa Fe's Harrell House Bug Museum.. and holy Stairway to Heaven.. we tune in to a Led Zeppelin cover band.  

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018

On today’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with Santa Fe Schools’ Superintendent Veronica Garcia about the new SFPS dress code. Also today, KSFR’s John Shannon speaks with New Mexico’s resilient veteran, Bernie Armstrong, who flew in World War Two, Korea and Vietnam. And Ellen Lockyer has reaction to Los Alamos National Laboratory’s new management contract.

John Shannon

In recognition of Flag Day KSFR talks with one of New Mexico's most resilient combat veterans.  Reporter John Shannon speaks with Bernie Armstrong - a fighter pilot who flew in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. 


New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory, just North of Santa Fe, has become the focus of a contest between two  state Congressional delegations.  Now, a court action has heightened the dispute, and could determine the lab's new mission. KSFR's Ellen Lockyer reports.

KSFR'S Wake Up Call For June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018

Today on KSFR's Wake-Up Call, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, who spoke with New Mexico reporters Tuesday, discusses the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border. Also today, the Marketplace Morning report, a local news update….and Jack and Celestia Loeffler’s final episode of their "Watersheds as Commons" radio series.

New Mexico's Attorney General Hector Balderas has contacted the state's Public Education Department with a request for a comprehensive plan for school safety procedures statewide.  KSFR's Ellen Lockyer spoke with the AG's office about a letter sent to PED, which points out the discrepancies in current regulations among the different school districts, while highlighting the lack of modern safety techniques in New Mexico schools. 

KSFR's Wake Up Call For June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

On today’s Wake-Up Call, host Tom Trowbridge speaks with former covert CIA officer and local novelist Valerie Plame on today’s U-S and North Korea summit meeting along with other issues. Also we discuss Emerging Media Arts month and how Santa Fe plans to observe it; and KSFR’s Ellen Lockyer reports on New Mexico’s Attorney General requesting the Public Education Department for a comprehensive plan for school safety procedures statewide.

The new Emerging Media Alliance in Santa Fe pools resources and launches efforts to unify and amplify the world-changing work that is already happening in and around The City Different. Tom Trowbridge spoke with Corvas Brinkerhoff and Nicolle Wasserman of Meow Wolf about the emerging media arts and local events celebrating the genre.

On KSFR’s Wake-Up Call this morning, host Tom Trowbridge discussed North Korea and several other international concerns with local activist, author and speaker, Valerie Plame. Plame is also a former covert CIA officer.