KSFR Local
1:34 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Nov. 12 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

Among today's features: Blue Cross/Blue Shield is taking over Lovelace. Workers at UNM Hospital in ABQ are dissatisfied with working conditions. And can charity fill the void created by cuts to SNAP?--We talk with The Food depot here in Santa Fe.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
7:13 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Nov. 12 First News: Lovelace Health Plan Members Will Soon Be Customers of the "Blues." (Listen)

  Lovelace Health Plan of New Mexico’s more than 100-thousand members will soon be switching to Blue Cross-Blue Shield under a new agreement. Blue Cross of New Mexico President Kurt Shipley tells KSFR about the change:*****Nov. 12 Shipley-1  :16***** Under the deal, Lovelace members have access to their current health-care network, and will re-gain access to  ABQ Health Partners providers. Lovelace says it sold the health plan to focus on its hospital and health care centers.

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Tom Johnson's 35-year career in journalism has taken him from the classroom to the newsroom and back many times. Johnson began using computers to tease meaning out of data in the early 1970s while a Ph.D. candidate studying the impact of technology on urban spaces. By the early 1980s, he was writing about dedicated word processing systems (think $13,000 in 1978 dollars) and covering the early stages of personal computing in Silicon Valley for TIME and Popular Science. Johnson was a reporter for TIME Magazine in El Salvador in the mid-1980s, the start-up editor of MacWEEK magazine and a deputy editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Helena Ribe is an international development economist, recently retired from the World Bank. She has worked with policy-makers, academics and civil society organizations all over the world. Her recent book (coauthored): “From Right to Reality: Incentives, Labor Markets and the Challenge of Universal Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean” has been widely quoted including in The Economist and in the World Development Reports published by the World Bank. She holds a Masters and a PhD in Economics from Yale University.

Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Audio Saucepan: “The Do More of Less Episode”

11/10/13 — “The Do More of Less Episode” includes three poems: “Meditations of an Old Woman” (excerpt) by Theodore Roethke, (from Lament for the Makers, Counterpoint Press); “Coffin Not Included” by Keith Flynn (from Colony Collapse Disorder, Wings Press); and “Homage to My Hips” by Lucille Clifton (from 100 Best African American Poems, ed. Nikki Giovanni; Sourcebooks)

KSFR Local
1:42 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Nov. 8 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

In AT NOON features: Santa Fe Mayor David Coss talks about need for thorough clean-up of LANL's Area G.  Congresswoman Michelle Lijan-Grisham teams with former NM Governor Gary Johnson for marriage equality.  And our Tourism Department boasts of significant gains in the number of visitors to our state.

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KSFR Local
7:09 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Nov. 8 First News: “Nation’s Report Card” is out and it's not good for New Mexico students. (Listen)

  The so-called “nation’s report card” is out and it shows that New Mexico fourth and eighth-graders trail national proficiencies in reading and math. The newly-released National Assessment of Educational Progress report shows just 31-percent of our state’s fourth-graders are proficient in math and only 21-percent are reading at target levels. For eighth-graders, 23 percent are proficient in math and 22 percent are proficient in reading. Those results have New Mexico among 18 states scoring below national averages for both reading and math.

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KSFR Local
1:32 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Nov. 7 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

Among today's features: A conversation with John Gaherty at the Office of the Superintendent of insurance on their new directive to insurers to ensure that married same-sex couples receive all benefits and discounts. The state epidemiologist talks about a new report showing a decline in prescription drug abuse in our state. And...Vickie Perea, the person chosen by Governor Martinez to fill the state district 50 seat talks with KSFR.

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KSFR Local
7:09 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Nov. 7 First News: State Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting in Santa Fe. (Listen)

  New Mexico State Police are reporting this morning of an officer-involved shooting in Santa Fe in the vicinity of Camino Carlos Rey and Siringo Road. Just after 1AM, a state police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle for erratic driving. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. Details of what happened thereafter are sketchy but shots were fired. The female driver of the vehicle was killed and her male passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Camino Carlos Rey between Rodeo Road and Siringo have been closed for the ongoing investigation.

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KSFR Local
1:28 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Nov. 6 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

Among features: A look at Albuquerque's anti-abortion ballot measure by Julianna Koob, advocate for Planned Parenthood.  New Mexico Senator Tom Udall talks an upcoming "women in the workplace" conference in ABQ next week. And State Auditor Hector Balderas talks about his office's look into fraudulent billing  by behavioral healthcare providers.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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