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.

There’s been a plume of jet fuel soaking into the Albuquerque landscape beneath Kirtland Air Force base for the better part of 20 years. More recently Kirtland and the US Government have said they were taking steps to clean it up. But according to a new intent to sue, those steps are going far too slowly. Douglas Meiklejohn is the Executive Director for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center and the attorney representing several parties against the US Air Force, US Secretary of Defense the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the New Mexico Attorney General.

Nov. 19 - News At Noon

Nov 19, 2015

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

Residents across the city are complaining about exorbitantly high water meter readings. But as  City’s Public Utilities Director Nick Sciavo explained to KSFR, the numbers are merely correcting faulty water readings from the past – and most importantly, residents will not be held accountable for some of those fees.

Young people across New Mexico face many challenges. But that's particularly true for young men of color. Tonight on New Mexico PBS channel 5.1 the public engagement program PUBLIC SQUARE looks at “Boys Into Men: Role Models & Mentors”. The program, funded by the Kellogg foundation and hosted by Megan Kamerick, tackles the question of how to connect young men of color with mentors and role models so they can grow to become the next generation of leaders. KSFR's Zelie Pollon spoke with Kamerick about tonight’s episode.

The University of New Mexico Fine Art Museum’s current show takes a critical look at a divisive issue of the day—Police Violence.  The show is called “Necessary Force: Art of the Police State” and is on display until December 12th. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Dr. Kymberly Pinder, the interim director of the UNM Art Museum, as well as the dean of the college of Fine Arts.

Nov. 18 News at Noon

Nov 18, 2015

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

We all face decisions about our money. When we have tough questions, it’s hard to sort out good information from rumors and bad advice.

To help our listeners get all the facts, and make better decisions, KSFR welcomes Kate Stalter, personal-finance columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and investing columnist at U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Morningstar and The You can learn more about her at

Tonight on KNME the science series NOVA will run its third and last in a series of programs exploring the geology and biology that has shaped our world. “Making North America,” was developed by NOVA Senior Executive Producer, Paula Apsell with Reknown Paleontologist Kirk Johnson. Today we continue our conversation with Apsell and Johnson about the series, much of which takes place in the Southwest.  Tonight’s program looks at the beginnings of Humans and the resources they use on the planet. We begin with Kirk Johnson