Although most observers speak of the situation in Ukraine as "a frozen war," the former US Ambassador to Ukraine, John Herbst told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, secessionist forces, supported by Russia have become more and more aggressive in the south and east of the country.  He says the US and the West need to be tougher on confronting this.  But he says, when it comes to the crucial matter of reforming Ukraine's politics and economy, there are reasons for real optimism.

July 29 - Cheese Monger

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When Cheesemongers of Santa Fe opened on Marcy Street in downtown Santa Fe, many wondered if a city of our size could sustain a specialty cheese shop. More than seven months later, it looks like the pungent boutique near the offices of the Santa Fe New Mexican isn’t going anywhere. KSFR’s Alan Dee paid Cheesemongers a visit, and brings us this report. 

In this week’s Medical Insights feature, Dr. Erica Elliot discusses what she calls the “nocebo” effect.

A National Weather Service Meteorologist in Albuquerque is warning that showers and thunderstorms will expand today through Friday.  Jason Frazier says a “back-door” cold front is the driving force behind the uptick in moisture and rainfall chances. Frazier says this system will be heading west through the day today and moving in Santa Fe’s direction. *****072915-Frazier-1 :22***** Frazier says while forecasters have predictions of how much rain may fall, all it takes is one storm to produce way more and result in flooding issues.

July 28 - The Sporting Life - Robot Umpires

Jul 28, 2015

In This Week’s “The Sporting Life,” Dan DeFrancesco wonders if we are heading for Robot Umpires!?

July 28 - Dixon Library

Jul 28, 2015


A community library in Northern New Mexico has received a National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Located in Dixon, the heart of the state's organic farming community, the Embudo Valley Community Library has been recognized for its outstanding contribution to its community, and for its innovative approach to public service. Adrienne Rosenberg is a new friend of KSFR living and working in Dixon, and she brings us this report.


July 28 - The Bomb

Jul 28, 2015

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the detonation of the first atomic bomb, which took place 70 years ago this month. KSFR’s Zelie Pollon spoke with Rushmore Denooyer, director of a two-hour PBS special on the bomb airing tonight—about what drew him to his project, and what surprised him most as he learned about the early days of nuclear technology. 

KSFR’s Zelie Pollon reporting. The Bomb airs tonight, from 7-9 pm on New Mexico PBS—that’s Channel 5.1.

Santa Fe’s Police Chief Eric Garcia surprisingly announced his retirement this morning. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge has the details