KSFR Local
6:41 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Mar. 19 First News: Santa Fe School Board Ok's Private Program Targeting Drop-outs (Listen)

Florida-based Atlantic Education Partners has received the go-ahead from the Santa Fe School Board to launch its program targeting high school dropouts and getting them to meet the requirements to receive a high school diploma. The Board voted four-to-one Tuesday night in favor of the deal to fund the “Engage Santa Fe” effort. Atlantic Education Partners will be implementing its program for students aged 16-21 next January.

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KSFR Local
6:48 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Mar. 14 First News: N.M. Attorney General Takes Action to Protect State Assisted Suicide Law-Listen

New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is appealing a court ruling that terminally ill patients can seek a physician's help in dying. King tells the Albuquerque Journal that one of the problems with District Judge Jan Nash's January ruling is that it doesn't apply statewide. King adds that he wants to protect the assisted suicide law. That law classifies helping with suicide as a felony.

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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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