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Deborah Martinez

Deborah grew up in northern New Mexico (Chimayo and Los Alamos), and has had a long career in radio and television news across the US (Albuquerque, El Paso, Miami, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Fe), picking up Associated Press and NM Broadcast Association awards along the way. She is also a professional actor, with co-starring roles in numerous TV shows (The Night Shift, Breaking Bad, Killer Women, In Plain Sight) and motion pictures (The Missing, Astronaut Farmer, Undocumented, The Resident). 

She is happy to be a part of the KSFR news team, and she welcomes your story ideas at dmartinez@ksfr.org.

The recent announcement by managers of Blue Cross Blue Shield that it will drop coverage on the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange isn’t going to have a large impact on policy holders here.  There are two main reasons, as we hear from KSFR’s Deborah Martinez.

  

For the past several weeks hundreds of volunteers have been building a giant marionette of sticks and muslin that will be burned in effigy at Fort Marcy Park this Friday.  The figure goes by the name Zozobra, and for 91 years the tradition has heralded the beginning of the annual Santa Fe Fiesta on the Plaza.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez has more on the making of Zozobra and what he means to Santa Fe.

Santa Fe’s nonprofit animal shelter has joined with other groups across the country to rein in the proliferation of feral, or wild cats having kittens and creating public nuisances and health hazards.  As KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports in this two-part series, the Gatos program, as it’s called, has resulted in smaller numbers of feral cats in Santa Fe, and increasing community support.

In the first segment of her KSFR series, reporter Deborah Martinez took a look at how the child hunger issue has evolved, and what several government and nonprofit agencies have historically done to alleviate the pain of poverty and hunger.   Today’s focus is on what’s happening right now in Santa Fe and New Mexico to help parents make healthy choices, double their dollars, and get beyond their day-to-day struggles with hunger through job training and early education.

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One in every five New Mexico Families lives in poverty, and for many of those families, help with their children’s meals is vital.  But are we failing to feed the most vulnerable segment of our population?  In this three-part series, Deborah Martinez sorts out the data on child hunger, who’s doing something about it, and how families struggle to overcome the odds.

 

One of the last stops for the American Idol talent show auditions heading into this fall’s final season, is Santa Fe.  As of 7a.m. about 50 wannabees lined up at Santa Fe’s Railyard Park.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez was there, as teens and their parents, and youth as old as 28 prepared for the sing-off.

Will younger generations of Santa Fe residents be able to live closer to downtown than some of their parents who have been pushed to the southside as housing has become less affordable?  That’s the question developers of a multi-story apartment complex pledge to answer with their sustainable project planned for Agua Fria Street.  But as KSFR’s Deborah Martinez reports, the plan has not been endorsed by the city’s planning commission or by some property owners living in the area.

Representatives of New Mexico and Texas’ oil and gas industry, electric cooperatives and utilities recently heard from Governor Susana Martinez on energy issues.  Martinez on Friday citing as her energy accomplishments the relaxing of environmental regulations and the reduced permitting time for oil and gas exploration.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez shares with us some of the highlights of the Governor’s remarks to the region’s energy council meeting held in Santa Fe through the weekend.

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