John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon

Although the city of Paris had been targeted by Islamic State terrorists twice earlier this year, the six attacks on November 13th has left Parisians frightened.  And former 60 Minutes producer, and long-time Paris resident, Barry Lando, told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, it's not just the huge scale of the recent mass murders.

Convincing people to shop at small, local businesses where money is re-circulated in the community rather than out-of-state mega-stores which export capital, is a main goal behind the annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ event.  According to the American Independent Business Alliance, almost 50-percent of the money spent on purchases at local businesses is re-circulated locally, while less than 14-percent of purchases at chain stores stay within the community.


The Sixth annual “Small Business Saturday” shopping event—in between “Black Friday” and today’s “Cyber Monday”—means big business nationwide and locally. Forbes Magazine reports the Small Business Saturday event, created in 2010 by American Express to help small businesses attract more customers—has seen dramatic results for local firms.

John Calef presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon.

This week, in Your Money Decisions, Kate Stalter shares some recent data on how men’s and women’s investing habits differ - and what that means for you.

Kate is the personal-finance columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and an investing columnist at U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Morningstar and The also blogs and hosts a podcast at

Nov. 25 - Bad Bacon

Nov 25, 2015

Is eating bacon going to give you cancer?  All those recent headlines you may have seen recently, the real risk is slight. Wired Magazine science reporter Sarah Zhang told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the confusion begins with the difference between identifying a cancer threat, and assessing its real-world risk.  The World Health Organization completed the first step, but didn't take the second..

New Mexico campaign finances have grabbed the headlines in recent days--specifically, the activities of Governor Martinez’s chief political consultant Jay McCleskey. Today, reporter Mary Lou Cooper explores the federal angle of the story.

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Nov. 24 - Pet Insurance

Nov 24, 2015

Dog and cat yoga. Puppy lattes at Starbucks. Doggy day care. There seems to be no end to what we’ll do for our pets’ well-being. But what about health insurance for our furry friends? It’s estimated that only about two-percent of pet owners in the United States have medical coverage for their pets.

It’s well-known, at least among Santa Feans, that ours is one of the oldest cities in the country.  Just how old can be eye-opening to almost anyone, but the Office of Archaeological Studies of the Museum of New Mexico works to unearth and shed light on the state’s history from the earliest times into the 20th century.  It is frequently called in when there is excavation going on to determine exactly what is underground and how it ties into the many centuries of New Mexican history.  KSFR’s Alan Dee spoke with the director of the Archaeological Center, Eric Blinman.

Efforts to prevent impaired and drunken driving during holiday season in New Mexico are now underway. New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, Attorney General Hector Balderas, along with Mothers’ Against Drunk Driving and law enforcement officials in the Albuquerque-area announced the heightened activities on Monday.

John Calef presents Santa Fe local news

The one success story coming out of the Arab Spring is under terrorist attack, and government of Tunisia has wavered between cracking down on lots of perceived opponents and then backing off.  Swedish Journalist Christine Petre' (PET-treh) has lived through the ups and downs and told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE & THERE, she's had an easier time than her Tunisian journalist colleagues.

It has been nearly three decades since active uranium mining was abandoned near the Red Water Pond Rd. community on Navajo Nation. Last October community members from Red Water Pond Road joined with about half a dozen other community groups from U.S. towns and cities to present testimony on the impacts of polluted groundwater on their health and safety. The Inter American Commission on Human Rights, which is part of the Organization of American States, held this right to water hearing following a request that this coalition of groups had made to be heard in July 2015.

John Calef presents local news at noon.

KSFR's Dave Marash asked former Amb. Ryan Crocker on HERE & THERE about the ongoing war in Yemen. The diplomat's answer covered Yemen and the present American predicament across the Middle East.