KSFR Local
6:43 am
Mon May 5, 2014

May 5 First News: Santa Fe Police Investigate Fatal Hit-and-Run (Listen)

 

Santa Fe Police are investigating a fatal hit and run pedestrian crash that occurred around 10pm Sunday. The crash occurred just north of Sawmill Road. There are few details at this time. Anyone who witnessed the crash or may have information about it is asked to call the Regional Emergency Communications Center at 505-428-3710. St. Francis Drive, which had been closed during the investigation, is now re-open to traffic.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Audio Saucepan: “The Maximum Maxine Episode”

5/4/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Maximum Maxine Episode” includes three poems by Maxine Kumin: “When the Messiah Comes” and “Widow and Dog” (from Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010, W.W. Norton), and “Either Or” (from And Short the Season, W.W. Norton)

Playlist for 5/4: 

Ricardo Perez grew up in Venezuela and has lived in Santa Fe for 20 years. He originally hosted “JazzalaCarta” on KSFR from 2002 to 2012 before leaving for a work commitment. He returned to the station in spring of 2014, and listeners are glad to have him back. 

Ricardo likes different types of music, but his favorite is jazz, and some of its many variations including vocals, big band and latin. He also likes Brazilian music, especially bossa novas.  (Jazz Etc. host Helga Ancona got her start on KSFR co-hosting an hour of Brazilian music with Ricardo before taking over his oldFriday morning slot when he left in 2012.)

Ricardo tutors and teaches Spanish at Santa Fe Community College and also works as a gardener.  .He’s also an avid record collector.

KSFR Local
9:36 am
Fri May 2, 2014

May 2 KSFR 'At Noon' Feature: Silver City Newspaper War (Listen)

Silver City, New Mexico may be the smallest city in America that still supports two newspapers.  But at the beginning of this week, it looked like it would lose that distinction -- not to mention the 137 year old Silver City Daily Press.  

But, as they used to say, "Hold the presses!"  KSFR's Dave Marash has the story

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KSFR Local
6:32 am
Fri May 2, 2014

May 2 First News: Zozobra To Burn On Friday August 29th (Listen)

The Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is bringing the burning of Zozobra back to a Friday night. The club’s Zozobra Committee Chair, Raymond Sandoval says the City has approved the date of August 29th. Sandoval says the returning the burning of “old man gloom” to Friday will boost attendance at the event. He says this year’s burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra is the beginning of something new: *****050214-Sandoval-1 :37 (q: our 100th anniversary)***** Sandoval says it took a lot of time and compromise to move the event back to Fridays.

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KSFR Local
6:44 am
Thu May 1, 2014

May 1First News:Mayor Gonzales Mentioned in NY Times Piece on City Outposts of Liberalism (Listen)

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales is prominently mentioned in a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece about the current American political landscape that highlights several outposts of liberalism currently on display in cities including New York, Boston, Pittsburg, Minneapolis and Seattle. Gonzales reflected on the mention for KSFR: *****05014-Gonzales-1 :32 (q: can be for all of us.”)***** The Times article documenting various cities’ adoption of substantial, effective policies to benefit the poor and the working class appeared in Thursday’s online editions.

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Jazz A La Carta

Long-time listener favorite Ricardo Perez returns to the airwaves with a mix of latin, jazz and vocal classics.

KSFR Local
6:21 am
Wed April 30, 2014

April 30th First News: State Senator: Behavioral Health Managed-Care A Failure (Listen)

 New Mexico’s transition to a managed-care approach for Medicaid-funded behavioral healthcare has failed to serve the people the system was designed to help. That from Albuquerque State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, who says the move has benefitted health maintenance organizations rather than people in need. Ortiz y Pino notes New Mexico is spending 650-million Medicaid dollars a year for behavioral health services, and says the new approach to those in need is apparent.

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KSFR Local
6:32 am
Tue April 29, 2014

April 29 First News: 'People To The Plaza' Plan Panned Before City Panel (Listen)

Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has amended his “People to the Plaza” resolution, which now calls for the Plaza to be closed to vehicle traffic from Memorial Day through Santa Fe Fiesta weekend. The City’s Public Works Committee met and heard testimony on the proposal Monday night. The New Mexican reports most of those attending were opposed to the plan, and quotes Committee Chair, City Councilor Ron Trujillo saying the resolution “is not ready.” The plan now moves on to hearings before two other Committees. 

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