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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KSFR Local
7:14 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Nov. 6 First News: Behavioral Health Professionals Call Service Disruption "Hurtful." (Listen)

  Behavioral health professionals and their clients informed state lawmakers Tuesday that the disruption in care resulting from accusations of fraud has been hurtful. The state suspended Medicaid payments to the providers in June over allegations of fraud. State Auditor Hector Balderas, who’s investigating the charges, urged better coordination among agencies in the future: *****Nov.

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KSFR Local
1:30 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Nov. 5 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines & features from the KSFR Newsroom. (listen)

Among today's features: Senator Martin Heinrich joins us for a conversation about Senate activities of significance.  Blue Cross / Blue Shield NM says some of their policyholders need not make any changes to their health plans until late next year.  And we hear about public meetings as NM DOT crafts its Rail Plan.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
7:18 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Nov. 5 First News: US Court blocks NM equine slaughterhouse. (listen)

A federal appeals court has temporarily halted plans to resume domestic horse slaughter at Roswell’s Valley Meat Company. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a temporary injunction Monday, barring the Department of Agriculture from inspecting the plants. Valley Meat had hoped to begin equine slaughter operations this week after a federal judge in Albuquerque threw out a lawsuit by animal protection groups. The Humane Society of the United States and other parties that oppose the slaughterhouses appealed their case Saturday.

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