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Dylan Syverson

Dylan Syverson first encountered radio work in 2010, producing the documentary feature American Mosaic for the Iowa-based Free River Press. After moving from his home tundra of Minnesota to New Mexico a few years later, he worked as an editor and writer, including for the Santa Fean. He holds degrees in English literature and audio production, and is an avid hiker, electric guitarist, and Texas hold’em player.

Pioneering horror director George A. Romero passed away Sunday at the age of 77. Romero directed the original Night of the Living Dead and its sequels, as well as Creepshow, The Crazies, and many other titles before retiring from directing in 2009.

Doug Menuez intensely covered the Silicon Valley boom through photographs in the 80s and 90s, including a three-year stint documenting the working life of Steve Jobs as Jobs sought to get NeXT, his post-Apple effort, off the ground. Menuez's book, Fearless Genius, ties into an exhibition of his photos at Patina Gallery through August 16.

Doug Menuez stopped by the studio to share insights from those years in the eye of the tech innovation storm.

Los Alamos ScienceFest is a free family event taking place throughout Los Alamos this week and weekend, highlighting the area's past and present as a center for science.

This year's ScienceFest celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Los Alamos Ranch School, which—as Ryn Herrman, one of the event's organizers, tells me—helped lay the foundation for the Manhattan Project.

Adam Shaening-Pokrasso and Jillann Spitzmiller of the Santa Fe Network, a digital streaming platform featuring content created by New Mexicans, join us in the studio.

SFN launched Tuesday, July 11, and will feature documentaries, trailers, and more from New Mexico's community of film talent. The nonprofit aims to help bolster the role of local, independent filmmakers in the industry as a whole.

 

It's been 70 years to the day since a ranch hand reported finding a wrecked alien spacecraft on the Foster Ranch in eastern New Mexico. 

The event forever made one of the state's largest cities synonymous with mysterious visitations, and the subject remains of interest to ufologists to this day—including UFO writer Donald R. Schmitt, whom KSFR's Dylan Syverson chatted with yesterday.

Let's go to this breaking news from 1947 Roswell, New Mexico.

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On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visited Santa Fe under the auspices of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. To promote solar power, he joined a local solar panel installation company in setting up panels on a Santa Fe residence's rooftop.

After that project, intended to demonstrate the ease of installing panels compared to earlier methods, Heinrich spoke at the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association to speak on the progress of clean energy technologies in general.

Michael Dellheim is executive director of Outside In Productions, which organizes the Bandstand series. He dropped by the studio to tell us about this year's lineup, which includes national and local acts from Marcia Ball to Future Scars.

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Santa Fe Institute is working in tandem with Creative Santa Fe, SITE Santa Fe, and other community arts groups to highlight both the scientific and creative aspects of expanding human civilzation to other worlds. The InterPlanetary Project blasts off July 18 with a panel discussion at the Lensic

Dylan Syverson spoke with two SFI scientists to learn more.

 

Latin hip-hop fusion pioneers Ozomatli are coming to Taos's Kit Carson Park for the 4th, in a show supported by Mariachi Tehotihuacan and Santa Fe's very own Nosotros.

KSFR’s Dylan Syverson chatted with founding member Raul Pacheco last week.

Early this week, the New Mexico Department of Health reported two recently confirmed human cases of plague in Santa Fe County, bringing the total for reported cases in the county—and the state—this year to three. Those cases occurred this month in two women and one man, all in their 50s or 60s. All were hospitalized and will fortunately survive.

The annual cross-country Air Race Classic, one of the largest competitions in the world of women's aviation, soared from Frederick, Maryland, to the Santa Fe Municipal Airport last week. KSFR's Dylan Syverson reported from the tarmac as the race was winding down last Friday.

CORRECTION: This story originally appeared with a photograph of a (very impressive) L-139 Albatros jet, implying that said jet had raced in the ARC. It did not, nor did any jet engine-driven aircraft. Apologies for the error. —DS

Recently hired city Economic Development Director Matthew Brown sat down with KSFR's Julian Paras and Dylan Syverson to discuss his background and what he hopes to contribute in shaping Santa Fe's economic future.

This week, both New Mexico's U.S. Senators spoke on Capitol Hill against Medicaid cuts thought to be included in the yet-to-be-released Senate GOP healthcare bill. The American Health Care Act, known as Trumpcare, is expected to see a vote before the July 4 recess. 

Senator Tom Udall filled us in on two bills he's sponsoring on Capitol Hill this session.

The first, S. 772, would implement AMBER Alert procedures on tribal lands. The measure was introduced by Arizona Senator John McCain in response to the death of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, who was abducted in the Navajo Nation near Shiprock in May 2016; the AMBER Alert for Ashlynne was not issued until she had been missing nearly a day. 

As our more literarily inclined listeners know, June 16 is Bloomsday, a celebration of the Irish writer James Joyce, whose seminal novel Ulysses chronicles the experience on this very summer date in 1904 of fictitious Dubliner Leopold Bloom.

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