Sept. 17 - News At Noon

18 hours ago

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Today in Part Two of our conversation with Attorney General Hector Balderas we hear more about his first sixth months in office, including the 64 counts he recently filed against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the country’s formative volunteer organizations known as VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America.  For the dozens of VISTA volunteers in New Mexico, regrouping at one of the celebrations held here in Santa Fe on Wednesday, it was a chance to look back on how they’ve helped improve the lives of New Mexicans.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports from the event that was hosted by famous author and former VISTA volunteer George RR Martin.

Sept. 16 - News At Noon

Sep 16, 2015

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

It’s been six months since Attorney General Hector Balderas has been on the job. He is a former state representative and State auditor. In fact when he was elected in 2006, Balderas, at 33, was the youngest statewide Hispanic elected official in the nation. I sat down with the Attorney General to review his first six months in office.


Tomorrow in part two of our interview with Mr. Balderas we discuss some criticisms by conservatives that he’s playing partisan politics, and we’ll look at his case against Secretary of State Diane Duran.

With nearly 22 years of service, City Counselor Patti Bushee is the longest-serving city councilor member. Just this week she announced she would not seek reelection and was stepping aside to allow for a new candidate to take her place. I spoke with Bushee about her tenure and why she chose this year to step aside.

Sept. 15 - News At Noon

Sep 15, 2015

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded not guilty to charges of fraud, embezzlement and misuse of campaign funds, among other counts in District court in Santa Fe today.  At the same time, legislators convened to begin the process of impeachment of the secretary of state. 


KSFR's Deborah Martinez attended the court hearing and the legislative meeting, and joined KSFR's At Noon hosts live on Tuesday.

In this edition of Medical Insights, Dr. Erica Elliott talks about some ways you can protect your brain from dementia. 

Sept. 14 - News At Noon

Sep 14, 2015

KSFR's John Calef brings you local news at noon. 

Today we continue our conversation with Senator Tom Udall covering Iran, his visits with Navajo landowners near the Gold King mine spill, and his push for a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance.

In this week’s edition of “The Sporting Life,”  Dan DeFrancesco turns his attention—for the first time ever—to professional tennis.