KSFR Local
6:36 am
Wed April 16, 2014

April 16 First News: Santa Fe County DWI Fatalities Drop (Listen)

Santa Fe County is reporting fewer alcohol-related auto fatalities. Peter Olson is Santa Fe County’s DWI Prevention Specialist. *****041614-Olson-1 :27 ***** The County has employed a multi-faceted approach combating drunken driving, combining increased law enforcement, early education and public information on an annual budget of close to one-million dollars, funded through liquor excise taxes. Olson also credits the public’s attitudinal shift about DWI over the past decade for the County’s improved statistics.

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KSFR Local
6:31 am
Tue April 15, 2014

April 15 First News: Google Acquires New Mexico-based Titan Aerospace Drone Maker (Listen)

Google—not Facebook— has closed a deal to buy New Mexico’s Titan Aerospace. Last month, Facebook originally showed interest in the drone-making company, and planned to spend 60- million dollars on the company. KRQE-TV reports the social media giant ended up buying a UK-based drone maker for just one-third of that. Titan officials say they’re passionate believers in the potential for technology—in this case, atmospheric satellites—to improve people’s lives.

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KSFR Local
6:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

April 14 First News: Senator Heinrich Says Snowden Should Return to U-S To Face Charges (Listen)

Senator Martin Heinrich says he wants to see Edward Snowden returned to the U-S to face charges related to his release of National Security Administration information. Heinrich telling KSFR many of the items Snowden released were un-necessary to the debate on protection of civil liberties. *****041414-Heinrich-4 :20***** The Democrat, commenting while in Santa Fe Friday, says while he’s optimistic about recent federal action on civil protections, Congressional action is needed on the subject due to Presidential administration variability on the issue.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Audio Saucepan: “The Odd Instructions Episode”

4/13/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Odd Instructions Episode” includes the poems “Once” by Saskia Hamilton (from Corridor, Graywolf Press); “The Wind That Blows Through Me” by Alicia Suskin Ostriker (from The Old Woman, the Tulip and the Dog, University of Pittsburgh Press); and “Sound” by Yona Harvey (from Hemming the Water, Four Way Books)

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KSFR Local
6:22 am
Thu April 10, 2014

April 10 First News: DOJ Releases Report on APD; KSFR To Provide Live Coverage (Listen)

KSFR will broadcast and stream today’s news conference where the U-S Department of Justice releases its report on the troubled Albuquerque Police Department and may mandate reforms costing millions of dollars. Today’s scheduled 10-a-m announcement is the culmination of a more than yearlong investigation into possible civil rights violations and excessive use of force. APD has been criticized for 37 shootings by officers since 2010, more than 20 of them deadly.

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KSFR Local
6:26 am
Wed April 9, 2014

April 9 First News: Santa Fe Mayor Gonzales Names Police Chief Screening Panel (Listen)

A nine member committee representing various Santa Fe groups will assist in the choice of the City Different's new police chief. Mayor Javier Gonzales announcing Tuesday that the panel will review the nearly 50 applications from those seeking to replace retired Chief Ray Rael. The mayor said, quote “The citizen screening committee encompasses the concerns of various interest groups in our community and I would like their voice heard in this thoughtful selection process.” The ultimate decision on the chief will be up to City Manager Brian Snyder.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Audio Saucepan: “The Forsythia is Blooming Episode”

4/6/14— Audio Saucepan: “The Forsythia is Blooming Episode” includes the poems “1983: II (The year relents, and free)” by Wendell Berry (from This Day, Counterpoint Press); “Mr. Daley” by W.S. Merwin (from The Moon Before Morning, Copper Canyon Press); “Hold Him There” by Bruno K. Öijer (from The Star by My Head, Milkweed Editions)

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