Sept. 11 - News At Noon

Sep 11, 2015

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

Conservationists and state representatives gathered earlier this week at the Valles Caldera – a sprawling 89-thousand acre preserve in northern New Mexico- to discuss the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act. This fund, which has preserved land in every state funding more than 40000 state and local conservation projects, is set to expire at the end of the month. Senator Tom Udall was among those gathered. He explains the importance of the Fund.

In part four, our last in a weeklong series on youth suicide, we look at specific interventions applied in schools and by The Sky Center.

Sept. 10 - News At Noon

Sep 10, 2015

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


In Labor Day’s edition of the New York Times, veteran reporter Steven Greenhouse details the efforts of a Santa Fe non-profit to fill the vacuum of sorts created by the weakening of the nation’s traditional labor unions in recent decades.


In part Three of our series on youth suicide, we explore one program that creates peer to peer mentoring in schools, helping students learn to guide their peers out of harm’s way. KSFR's Zelie Pollon caught up with a group of so called Natural Helpers during their all–day training session at the Santa Fe Mountain Center.


Renowned feminist author Katha Pollitt comes to Santa Fe this Saturday for a presentation on her new book, PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights. PRO tackles the way that our society talks about and thinks about abortion, birth control, and sexuality. As Pollitt told Mary-Charlotte Domandi on a recent edition of the Santa Fe Radio Cafe, even 40 years after Roe vs. Wade, our feelings about abortion speak to the unattainable standards to which we hold each other when it comes to sex. 

Sept. 9 - News At Noon

Sep 9, 2015

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

In part two of our series on Youth Suicide, KSFR’s Zelie Pollon speaks with Apryl Miller, Executive Director of New Mexico's Suicide Intervention Project, The Sky Center.

KSFR continues its ongoing consumer-protection series with today's feature on deceptive practices in the automobile repair industry.  Mary Lou Cooper talks with the New Mexico Attorney General's office to learn more.  

In this edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco notes that labor day isn't just the unofficial end of summer and beginning of autumn. it also marks the start of pro football and the winding-down of Major League Baseball’s playoff races this year.

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

Chicago, which has by far the most murders of any in America, including much bigger cities like Los Angeles and New York City, this summer has broken records for all gun crimes, including homicide. Sarah Hoye of the news magazine America Tonight on Al Jazeera- America looked at the causes of the problem, and at one brave attempt to stem it in a violent neighborhood of Southside Chicago.  There, Sarah told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, a mother named Tamar Menasseh has created a crime-fighting program called MASK. 

In this week’s edition of “Medical Insights, Santa Fe Dr. Erica Elliott focuses on the widespread issue of sugar addiction.