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Derrick Toledo

Derrick Toledo is a recent graduate from the University of New Mexico where he majored in Multimedia Journalism and minored in Marketing Management. While taking classes at UNM, Derrick worked multiple journalism internships at the Daily Lobo, Rio Rancho Observer, KUNM, Generation Justice and the New Mexico News Port. After receiving his Bachelors in Arts and Sciences he pursued his goals to continue practicing journalism and landed multiple positions. He now works as an Audio Engineer for Native America Calling and as a Freelance News Producer for Santa Fe Public Radio at KSFR. Also, in collaboration with a team of professors and students from UNM, he is producing a documentary about a Grammy Award Winning Native American drum group from Jemez Pueblo. In his spare time, he will pick up volunteer shifts to operate as a DJ and board operator at KUNM.

The 6th annual Santa Fe Fashion Week was held earlier this month at the Drury Plaza Hotel. KSFR's Derrick Toledo spoke with the show's organizers and models to learn about Santa Fe's status as an up-and-coming fashion haven.

Derrick Toledo profiles Debra Haaland and her run for Michelle Lujan Grisham's U.S. House of Representatives seat.

 

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Derrick Toledo reports from Albuquerque and the Gathering of the Nations. He hears from Justin Casiquito, who was tasked with running the ceremonial Eagle Staff from the former site of the gathering, the Pit, to the new site at Tingley Auditorium.

Pro boxing is not typically a sport of the 19 New Mexico Pueblos. But Aaron Martinez is changing all that.

Joe Rosetta is a Santo Domingo Pueblo traditional spiritual counselor. He works on Fridays at Pete’s Place, the Interfaith Community Shelter on Cerrillos Road. There he sees homeless veterans and many people experiencing homelessness who are having struggles with alcohol and drug addiction who want to talk with him for a while. That’s exactly what KSFR’s Derrick Toledo did to produce this story.

And here are some outtakes from Derrick's conversation with Joe.

Courtesy Maya Rommwatt with Mexican Wolves

More Mexican Gray Wolves are roaming the Southwest now than at any time since 1998 – the year that the federal government began trying to introduce the gray wolf in southwestern New Mexico and southeast Arizona. Findings by the US Fish and Wildlife Service that were released Friday documented 113 wolves in New Mexico and AZ compared to 97 the previous year.

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Last summer an explosion started a fire at a WPX Energy site, an oil production site off US Highway 550 south of Nageezi. The fire burned five days and forced more than 55 evacuations from residents of the Nageezi chapter of Navajo Nation

Derrick Toledo reports today on the BLM recent sale of new leases of land for oil and gas exploration near Chaco Culture Historical Park.

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Derrick Toledo reports on the way that basketball is helping Native youth stay engaged in school. He attended the Striking Eagle basketball tournament late last year and reports.

Derrick Toledo interviews Hope about her path from homelessness to nonviolent resistance on this 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Derrick Toledo reports on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests for our Effective Activism series. When existence is threatened, how do we resist?

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Aha. You may think the holidays are over. But as KSFR’s Derrick Toledo reports in this story about two brothers who are Native singers who travel New Mexico, ritual continues.