KSFR Local
7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Nov. 14 First News: Santa Fe City Council Backs Charter Revisions Expanding Mayoral Powers. (Listen)

  Santa Fe City Council has backed revisions to the City's charter that would expand mayoral powers. Final codification of specific ballot measures to be placed before city voters in a special election occurring simultaneously with the March 2014 municipal election will be worked out by the Council’s mid-December meeting. Among multiple changes to local governance, voters will be asked if the mayor's job should be a fulltime position with commensurate pay while barring secondary employment.

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KSFR Local
1:26 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Nov. 13 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

  Among today's features: ABQ Sunport spokesman Daniel Jirón talks about a diminished Southwest Airlines itinerary coming next year.  The League of Women Voters talks about a new large study on alcohol and its negative impacts in New Mexico.  And New Mexico's ski season starts this weekend at Sipapu; we hear from Ski New Mexico Executive Director, George Brooks. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
7:12 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Nov. 13 First News: Amtrak Service To Lamy Could Cease if NM Doesn't Come Up With Millions. (Listen)

  Amtrak Southwest Chief service to Lamy and other stops could cease if New Mexico doesn't come up with millions of dollars needed for rail line improvements by 2016. That's because Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which owns much of the route, has requested New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas share costs of maintaining the deteriorating tracks. The cost-sharing price-tag amounts to four-million dollars a year for a decade. The proposal has the support of Amtrak officials and several New Mexico local government leaders including Santa Fe Mayor David Coss.

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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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Born in Brooklyn, raised in suburbia at a time when our parents thought suburbia was cool (it never was), Frank went to college in rugged northern New England, served in the Peace Corps in considerably more rugged northern Afghanistan, attended law school in entirely mellow northern California (when it was cool), and practiced criminal law in the Bay Area for 10 years.  In 1979 he moved to Santa Fe with the love of his life, Conci Bokum to build the obligatory passive solar adobe with the kind help of a number of friends and family. Frank worked at the Public Defender's Office and Attorney General’s Office, as chief counsel for the State Finance and Administration Department and, for 14 years, for the Taxation and Revenue Department and 6 more years for the Multistate Tax Commission.

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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