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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KSFR Local
6:25 am
Wed March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 First News: Santa Fe Elects Javier Gonzales Mayor (Listen)

Santa Fe voters elected Former New Mexico Democratic Party chair Javier Gonzales to be the City Different's next mayor on Tuesday. Gonzales easily out-distanced City Councilors Patti Bushee and Bill Dimas, taking more than 43-percent of the vote.


Winners in the four city council races were Sig Lindell in District One, Joseph Maestas in District Two, while third-district Councilor Carmichael Dominguez and the fourth district's Ron Trujillo, who ran unopposed, were re-elected.


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KSFR Local
2:25 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Special Election Coverage on KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe Public Radio

Special Election Coverage on

Comcast SFGTV-28 and KSFR 101.1 Santa Fe Public Radio

Tune in this Evening at 7:30 p.m. MST

KSFR Local
6:36 am
Tue March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 First News: Today is Election Day in Santa Fe (Listen)

Today is Santa Fe's municipal Election Day, as voters will choose its next mayor, city councilors and several proposed charter amendments. And word from City Clerk Yolanda Vigil is that the City Different has set a new mark for early-voting. ******030414-Vigil-2 :32*****Vigil asks that voters call the Clerk's office or check the New Mexican for their polling place, which may differ than county-run primary or general elections.


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Tom, a native of Brooklyn, New York, came to New Mexico in the early 1980s from Oregon, where he learned the craft of radio news at KPNW-AM/FM in Eugene while studying for his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. His radio career included stops in Oregon, Delaware and Texas before he returned to New Mexico for good in 1990. Tom obtained a master’s degree in public administration from UNM and worked for many years at KUNM in Albuquerque as a free-lance reporter and Morning Edition host.  His work has been featured on National Public Radio, the Voice of America, Latino USA as well as the CBS and ABC radio networks. Tom, who’s thrilled to be working for KSFR, enjoys spending time with his two kids as well as playing tennis and bicycling.