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Fri February 21, 2014

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KSFR Local
6:41 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Feb. 21 First News: New Mexico Lawmakers Adjourn 2014 (Listen)

State Lawmakers have adjourned the 2014 30-day legislative session after agreeing on a plan to try to head off cutbacks in the New Mexico lottery college scholarship program. In the final hours before the Legislature adjourned on Thursday, the House and Senate agreed to a proposal that shore up the scholarship program temporarily with liquor tax money. Cutbacks in scholarships have been looming because the program is running short of cash. Lottery proceeds aren't keeping pace with college tuition increases.

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The Garden Journal

The Garden Journal, broadcast live each Saturday from 10:30-11 am on KSFR
101.1, is a compendium of interviews, advice, and inspiration for home
gardeners throughout Santa Fe County. Hosts Laurie McGrath and Bob
Zimmerman bring a lively, entertaining, and interactive approach to the
challenge of gardening in our region. Each show features news, events, and
interviews with local gardening experts on a wide variety of seasonal
gardening topics. Each month show regular Jannine Cabossel, The Tomato
Lady at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, joins Bob and Laurie to discuss what
to do in the garden in the coming month. Listeners are invited to call in
with their own gardening questions as well. The Garden Journal is a

KSFR Local
6:34 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Feb. 20 First News: The State House Completes Work On State Budget (Listen)

The New Mexico Legislature adjourns at noon today, and the House of Representatives completed the primary task for the 30-day session, approving a more-than six-billion dollar state budget bill Wednesday. The House okayed the proposed spending plan on a 58-8 vote. The measure now goes to Governor Susana Martinez. The legislature's budget represents a five-percent increase from last year.

 

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KSFR Local
6:33 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Feb. 19 First News: Santa Fe's School Board Approves Property-Tax Hike (Listen)

Using authority extended by the state, the Santa Fe school board voted 3-2 on Tuesday to impose a property tax increase to generate up to 55-million dollars without asking voters. The tax hike will cover costs of the school district's digital learning plan, which upgrades technology at all 32 of the district's schools. State law gives school districts the authority to increase property taxes for technological upgrades without putting the question to voters.

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Audio Saucepan
6:00 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Audio Saucepan: “The Shiatsu Overdose Episode”

2/16/14 — Audio Saucepan: “The Shiatsu Overdose Episode” includes the poems “The Best Seven Minutes of My Life” by Lorna Dee Cervantes (from Sueño, Wings Press); “The Pilgrim is Bridled and Bespectacled” by Bridget Lowe (from At The Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky, Carnegie Mellon University Press); and “May the Word Run Swiftly” by Tania Runyan (from Second Sky, Cascade Books).

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KSFR Local
7:08 am
Thu February 13, 2014

February 13th First News: House Sends Budget Bill Back to Committee (Listen)

The House is sending a six-billion dollar state budget proposal back to the House Appropriations and Finance Committee for it to try to break a stalemate over state education spending. The budget failed last week, with Republicans contending that it shortchanged Governor Susana Martinez's school proposals. An item on the table is a possible shift of 17-million dollars to fund educational programs overseen by the Public Education Department.

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