After local news headlines, we speak with the New Mexico Dept. of Health about their new initiative to network healthcare practitioners to stem public health crises. The, a conversation with the Santa Fe Association Realtors and higher sales reported amid lower inventories. And...New Mexico's Rail Runner Express celebrates it 7th birthday. Those items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
Former Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez has been acquitted of 1st degree murder charges in the 2007 shooting death of his wife. He had maintained his innocence saying her death was a suicide. The case drew much attention statewide with tales of extra-marital affairs and evidence tampering by Albuquerque police. Jurors rendered their “not guilty” verdict after some 10 hours of deliberations that began Monday following weeks of testimony.
Following local news, a report on the possibility for flooding in Santa Fe and how you might prepare for it. We also hear from Senator Martin Heinrich from Washington, D.C. And Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobsen talsk about how locals can ensure that tourists in New Mexico have a pleasant visit. Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
Santa Fe’s Finance Committee has endorsed that proposed ban within city limits of single use, plastic bags. Merchants would be permitted to use paper bags albeit at a minimum cost of ten cents each. The measure has the support of Mayor Coss and seven of eight city councilors with District 4’s Ron Trujillo not officially onboard. The proposed ban is headed for public hearing at City Hall in late August.
A report on "Cold War Patriots" -- those who worked with radioactive materials during the decades of atomic weapons production. EDD Secretary Joe Barela talks about the strength of New Mexico's exports. And UNM researchers are gaining a new perspective on cancer. These items and more plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
Santa Fe’s 10 annual International Folk Art Market concluded Sunday with reports of increased attendance and higher sales. Today’s New Mexican reports that Sunday saw 7,000 people take in the vent at Museum Hill with sales over $1.3 million, a new record for a single day and some 20% higher than last year. Roughly 90% of the money taken in goes home with the artists, many of them from countries where the average wage is $3 a day.
7/14/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Bacon Episode” includes the poems “Sunday Afternoon” by Stephen Burt (from Belmont; Graywolf Press); Four haiku from Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Copper Canyon Press); and “The Pig” by Roald Dahl (read by Tom Conti (from Fairy Tales: Poems and Music for Children, Orchid Classics)
A conversation with KSFR News reporter Marion Cox, a longtime attendee of Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market whose 10th annual event is currently underway. Then, we speak with the Exec. Dir. of the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness who says an important federal fund is empty. And we catch up with Congressman Ben Ray Luján on activity in Washington with impacts here. Plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
New Mexico's public schools have received their 2013 report cards and show overall improvement with letter grades higher than last year. Statewide, some 70% of schools maintained their grades or received higher ones. Gains were best for high schools. Here in Santa Fe, that was reflected in Capital High moving from a "D" to a "B" and Santa Fe High turning last year's "C" also into a "B". Less impressive were grades for local elementary schools. Four of those earned "F"s as opposed to just one last year.