KSFR Local
6:38 am
Wed February 5, 2014

February 5th First News: Congressman Lujan to Have Democratic Primary Opposition (Listen)

Incumbent Third-District Congressman Ben Ray Lujan will have an opponent in this year’s Democratic primary. The Journal North reports Albuquerque Assistant District Attorney Robert Blanch filed as a Democratic candidate for the Congressional seat, as did Lujan. Republican rancher Jefferson Byrd of Tucumcari—who lost to Lujan two years ago--also filed to run for the post again this year.

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KSFR Local
6:40 am
Tue February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014 First News: Senate Majority Leader Comments on Proposed Amendments (Listen)

Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says while New Mexico needs to be very careful about what we put in the State Constitution, he favors at least two Senate Joint Resolutions introduced during the current legislative session. Sanchez, a Democrat from Belen, says voters should decide on a proposal regarding early-childhood education. *****020414-Sanchez-2 :23***** Sanchez also favors a proposed amendment calling for annual adjustments to the state's minimum wage. Twenty-one Senate Joint Resolutions have been introduced this legislative session.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Audio Saucepan: “The Myth of the Earth Episode”

2/2/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Myth of the Earth Episode” includes the poems “Staff Sgt. Metz” by Dorianne Laux (from Breaking the Jaws of Silence,  University of Arkansas Press); “Ceprano Man, Part IV” by dg nanouk okpik (from Corpse Whale, University of Arizona Press); and “Address” by Sohrab Sepehri (from The Oasis of Now, BOA Editions, Ltd.)

Playlist for 2/2:

KSFR Local
6:46 am
Fri January 31, 2014

January 31 First News: N.M. Enrollment Numbers in State Health Insurance Exchange to Drop (Listen)

The interim chief of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, Mike Nunez, now says problems with the federal “healthcare-dot-gov” website when it was rolled out last fall slowed New Mexico’s efforts to promote enrollment in the exchange. Nunez telling the New Mexican the results will be lowered enrollment expectations by as much as one-half. The state had expected up to 83,000 people to enroll in insurance plans through the exchange this year. Nunez says the state is now estimating between 40-thousand and 50-thousand will enroll.

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KSFR Local
6:52 am
Thu January 30, 2014

January 30th First News: DNA Evidence Heats-Up 1992 Rape Case (Listen)

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Bob is past president of the Santa Fe Master Gardener Association and a life-long educator. After graduating from Cornell Univ. he joined the Peace Corps and taught science for three years in Malaysia. Following that he continued working and traveling in Japan, Hong Kong, India and Europe.

In the mid-‘70’s he returned to the States, got his Masters at Miami University (Ohio) and taught High School Biology and Environmental Science in Oxford and Cincinnati.  He retired in 2004 and later moved to Santa Fe at which time he became involved with the Santa Fe Master Gardener program.  He also raises chickens in their own adobe “casita” and has three top bar beehives.  Gardening has always been an important part of his life and he enjoys sharing that enthusiasm with others.

Laurie McGrath has been a Master Gardener for nearly 20 years. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Sociology and worked in marketing and public relations in San Francisco and as Director of the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association in Sonoma County. While living in northern California Laurie became a Certified Master Gardener, served on the Sonoma County Master Gardeners board of directors and was part of the design team for the Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) campus in Santa Rosa, CA.