An interview with Rob Dean, retiring editor for the Santa Fe New Mexican on the job for 21 years. A report on the "Long Walk" 150 years ago when the US Government forcibly relocated Navajo and Apache people. And a feature on trying to maintain a local habitat for jaguars. All that plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.
Today sees a ribbon-cutting ceremony as Santa Fe County begins to provide water to the State Penitentiary complex on Highway 14. For years, the facility, which includes the New Mexico Corrections Training Academy, has relied on the same well water system as residents of La Cienega and surrounding areas. All tolled, New Mexico Corrections Department has monthly water usage between 2.6 and 6 million gallons. It’s expected that NMCD will pay some $200,000 annually for its use of county water.
7/7/13 — Audio Saucepan: “The Bluer Sky Episode” includes the poems “Street Music, Astor Place” by Grace Schulman (from Without a Claim, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt); “The Vacation” by Wendell Berry (from New Collected Poems, Counterpoint Press); and an excerpt from A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures by Mark Doty (Prestel)
The Board of Directors of the Northern New Mexico Radio Foundation is seeking an executive director to head up operations of KSFR 101.1, Santa Fe New Mexico.
We are looking for a person who will assist the Board in moving the organization to a new level, one with a sounder financial footing.
The successful candidate will have substantial experience in communications media and fund raising. We will not turn our back on a candidate with experience in other nonprofit arts organizations, but that is not our first choice. While we would prefer someone who is already a neighbor, we recognized that we may have to cast a wider net.
By Bill Dupuy News Director and Interim Executive Director
These past days have been trying times for the family of people you hear on KSFR, Santa Fe public radio. We lost two friends and colleagues through the death of Journey Home host Diego Mulligan and the departure of our general manager, Linda Highhill. They brought huge measures of dedication and camaraderie to our studios and played important roles in helping us succeed in our mission. (Continued)
After local news, we have a conversation with a PNM rep about the electric utility's plans to bring online more energy from renewables sources such as solar and wind. We also speak with the event coordinator behind tomorrow's annual 4th of July "Pancakes on the Plaza." And New Mexico has improved its roadways -- now, more needs to be done about its drivers. Those items plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen here for you AT NOON.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed charges against Whole Foods Market with the New Mexico Human Rights Bureau for allegedly discriminating against Spanish speaking personnel. Two Hispanic employees at an Albuquerque Whole Foods were admonished last month for speaking to each other in their native language. They have alleged that the store’s “English-only” policy is in effect a “No Spanish” policy as some other workers routinely speak in their first language without criticism.
After local news, a conversation with the New Mexico center on Law & Poverty and their disturbing assessment of conditions for our state's agricultural workers. A conversation with Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham of NM about her bill to reform how 501(c) (4)s operate. And a look at a potentially dangerous new fad -- alcohol inhalation. Plus 60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen.