KSFR Local
7:18 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Sept. 9 First News: Udall remains opposed to military intervention in Syria. (listen)

The US senate will vote this week on whether to approve military retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons against its own citizens. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is one of two democrats on the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee who voted last week against such actions, saying he feared it would lead to further US involvement in Syria's civil war. Udall tells KSFR he remains opposed to the Obama administration’s proposal and instead favors greater diplomatic and international pressure  to address the matter...*****

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John F. Andrews is a Carlsbad native and a member of the New Mexico Humanities Council. He has taught at several universities, among them Florida State and Georgetown, and he spent ten years (1974-84) as Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Capitol Hill, where he edited Shakespeare Quarterly and served as chairman of a national advisory committee to oversee educational outreach for The Shakespeare Plays (1979-85), a BBC and Time-Life Television series that brought the entire canon to American viewers. Mr. Andrews has produced two 3-volume reference sets for Scribners and two editions of Shakespeare’s works, one for the Literary Guild, the other a paperback series for Orion Books in London.

Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Audio Saucepan: “The Rat-Gnawed Gloom Episode”

9/8/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Rat-Gnawed Gloom Episode” includes the poems “World, 1981” by TJ Jarrett (from Ain’t No Grave, New Issues); “Ode to Gloom” by Pablo Neruda (translated by William Pitt Root, from Sublime Blue, Wings Press); and “The Angel Handed Me a Book” by Paul Valéry (translated by Carolyn Forché, from The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Ecco)

KSFR Local
1:20 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

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

In today's features, a conversation with the local office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service offering assistance to farmers and agricultural concerns dealing with long-term effects of drought. We also speak with the New Mexico Department of Health as they begin their annual campaign encouraging citizens to get flu vaccinations.  Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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KSFR Local
7:20 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Sept 6 First News: EIB approves PNM shutdown of 2 units at San Juan. (listen)

On a unanimous 6 member vote, the Environmental Improvement Board has approved plans for PNM to shut down two of four coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station. The State of New Mexico, PNM and the Environmental Protection Agency have been working out differences in approaches to addressing air quality issues in the Four Corners area. The EIB-approved agreement also includes installation by PNM of emission control technology on the two other units that will remain in operation.

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KSFR Local
1:25 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

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

In today's feature stories, we speak with PNM representative Pahl Shipley about the company's presentation today to the state Environmental Improvement Board on the utility's plans to shut down two of the four coal-fired units at the San Juan Generating Station.  Then, a conversation with a UNM doctor about the diagnostic difficulties associated with the growing problem of Alzheimer's. Those energy drinks sold everywhere may pose health threats says the New Mexico Poison Control Center. ...Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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I have been researching and writing about northern New Mexico for almost all of my adult life.  A retired professor, I chaired the American Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston for 26 years, before retiring in 2009 and moving to Santa Fe.  I have taught, published, and lectured widely throughout the US and internationally on modern American culture, history, and literature, most especially on the writer and artist communities of Santa Fe and Taos.  I am probably best known for my numerous books on Mabel Dodge Luhan,  the doyenne of the Taos art colony in the early 20th century.

KSFR Local
7:06 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Sept. 5 First News: NM's Tom Udall votes "no" on military action in Syria. (listen)

Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is among those on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voting to oppose a resolution authorizing military action in Syria. Still, the resolution passed the committee Wednesday by a vote of 10-7. Udall says that he’s heard from hundreds of New Mexicans on the matter, the majority of them opposed to US military involvement in Syria. Udall’s vote was consistent with his previously stated opposition to sending heavy weapons to the Syrian rebels and further involving the US in the Syrian civil war.

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KSFR Local
1:23 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Sept. 4 At Noon: Today's top local news headlines and features. (listen)

In today's features, a conversation with a state senator wondering how monies allocated by the legislature ended up unspent and not aiding the intended recipients.  Rabbi Malka Drucker explains Rosh Hashanah. And a report on a decline in the New Mexico death rate attributed to opioid use.  Plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.

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George Weston, who has served the station as interim manager since the retirement of Bill Dupuy in early September, has now been appointed to the position of Station Manager. George is an electrical engineer by training and enjoyed a 36-year career in the utility business. He retired in 2000 from a senior management position at a three-state gas and electric holding company. He has been with KSFR for 9 years as Chief Technology Officer.  He will be responsible for programming, volunteer activities, financial affairs and the day-to-day operation of the station. 

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