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This weekend there was a race to raise funds for a Santa Fe public school with a very special guest. KSFR reporter Jack Lobe has more. Listen Here

Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

The former Santa Fe County Democratic Party chair, Richard Ellenberg, is one of two candidates seeking the New Mexico Democrats’ top leadership post. Ellenberg, who served six years in the Santa Fe County Dems’ post, faces former Lieutenant Governor Candidate Deborah Haaland when Democrats decide their next chair at a central committee meeting tomorrow in Albuquerque. Listen Here

The citizens of Santa Fe voted in 2008 for a bond allocating 30.3 million dollars to improve our city parks. But officials trying to find out where the money went are coming up empty handed. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here

At a news conference in front of city hall this morning, representatives of Christus St. Vincent nurses' union and their attorney discussed dismal patient satisfaction scores and nursing shortages they say are resulting in poor patient outcomes, safety issues, and retaliation. KSFR's Deborah Martinez was there, and joined At Noon host Zelie Pollon for a live rundown of the conference. Listen Here 

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

Senator Tom Udall was first elected to the House in 1998 and during his tenure has long been considered an environmental champion. Yet recently he has been garnering headlines and not a small amount of criticism for his role as the chief Senate negotiator for Democrats on legislation that would fundamentally change the way the federal government regulates the chemical industry.

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

Today is Earth Day and the city of Santa Fe is taking some bold stances on how to make sustainability part of public policy. Mayor Javier Gonzales addressed a conference earlier this week to discuss some of the city's sustainability priorities. Listen Here

In the last 10 years, Oklahoma, earthquakes big enough to be felt on the surface have gone from one or two a year, to two a day.  And New Yorker journalist Rivka Galchen told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE That almost all geologist agree on who's responsible and how the quakes are driven: it's the oil and gas drillers, and the way they store the toxic waters that come up with the oil.  What makes it a perfect storm, Dave says, is the geology of Oklahoma.

A program to help third grade students read is focused on pairing mentors with kids throughout New Mexico. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with organization Director Melissa Stevens. Listen Here

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste spent more than 400 days in a Cairo prison for supposedly conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was finally released this past February. Greste will be speaking about his experience in jail and the current state of journalism tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Barcelona street at 7pm. For anyone who might have missed the extensive media coverage of his arrest and detainment, Zelie Pollon, a friend a colleague of his, asked him to begin by talking about the day in late 2013 when he was arrested in Cairo.

Al Jazeera Journalist Peter Greste, who spent more than 400 days in a Cairo prison for supposedly conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood speaks in Santa Fe tonight. Greste was released this past February. Greste will be speaking about his experience in jail and the current state of journalism tonight at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Barcelona street at 7pm. The event is a benefit for KSFR.

KSFR's Kate Powell brings you local news at noon. Listen Here

The recent Summit of the Americas in Panama fulfilled for many of its Latin American participants the long dreamed-of function of the event, to harmonize the hemisphere by ending the mini Cold War between the United States and Cuba.  This meant, Al Jazeera America correspondent David Ariosto told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that to most of the people in the hall, as President Barack Obama and Raul Castro shook hands, that it felt like, not just another political grip and grin, but history.

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