David Marash is a veteran television news correspondent. He was chief Washington anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a correspondent for ABC News' Nightline, covering wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Rwanda, and disasters from the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, to Hurricane Andrew in the United States, where he also did investigative reports on the spread of toxic asbestos from the W.R. Grace co. mine at Libby, MT, and General Motors’  failed Minority Dealership Program Before reporting for Nightline, Marash spent more than a decade in local news in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 1989, he was a news anchor for WRC-TV, Washington.

Eric Grasser, MD, CAy is the founder and medical director of Unity Medicine - Integrative Medicine & Ayurveda, based here in Santa Fe. A graduate of Stanford University, Dartmouth Medical School, and the University of New Mexico Family Practice Residency, he certified in the Ayurvedic Studies Program, levels one and two, and the Gurukula Program with Dr. Vasant Lad in Pune, India. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Grasser is also an Active Teacher In Family Medicine as recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and trained in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Academy of Functional Medicine and Genomics.

Zélie Pollon is an award-winning independent journalist who has focused much of her work on social and humanitarian issues around conflict and reconstruction.  For over a decade, Pollon has reported on issues of international significance, publishing hundreds of articles for Reuters, The Dallas Morning News, People Magazine and other major publications.  She has studied, worked, and served on boards across the globe, from Iraq to Sri Lanka.  Pollon’s professional experiences are wide ranging, and include serving as Managing Editor for Curve Magazine; working as a trainer for journalists in Africa to promote democracy and free speech; and translating lectures by the Dalai Lama from French recordings into English.  Her recent research looked at oral history and the role i

KSFR Local
6:44 am
Wed March 12, 2014

March 12 First News: Governor Signs State Budget With Line-Item Vetoes (Listen)

Governor Susana Martinez has signed a six-billion dollar state budget but used her line-item veto power to reduce about 27 million-dollars from the spending plan. Vetoed were more than two-million dollars that would have provided pay raises for judges, district attorneys and appointed government workers. The Governor also eliminated 15-million dollars in school funding and four-million dollars for a college endowment fund.

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KSFR Local
6:28 am
Mon March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014 First News: DOE Says WIPP Air Shows No Contamination (Listen)

The U.S. Department of Energy says new air testing in the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico shows no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month. However, federal officials say four more employees have tested positive for low levels of contamination, adding to the 13 tested immediately after the leak. Authorities say none should suffer health effects. WIPP officials say they may send personnel into the mine this week for the first time since the February 14th radiation leak.


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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Audio Saucepan: “The Nearly Too Much Episode”

3/9/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Nearly Too Much Episode” includes the poems “Inaction of Shoes” by Ron Padgett (from How Long, Coffee House Press); “Dice” by Kevin Hart (from Morning Knowledge, University of Notre Dame Press); and “Dog in the Valley” by Tishani Doshi (from Everything Begins Elsewhere, Copper Canyon Press) 

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KSFR Events
5:01 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Award-Winning Journalists to Lead KSFR's News Team

Award-Winning Journalists to Lead KSFR's News Team

Santa Fe, N.M. -- KSFR’s live coverage of Santa Fe’s municipal elections 2014 marked the debut of the public radio station’s new news directing team, Dave Marash and Zélie Pollon.

Dave Marash has worked in all news media and is the winner of eleven Emmy awards, an overseas Press Club award and a DuPont award, among others. He has covered war, terrorism, international health, and a myriad of national and local issues.

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