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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.

As the sugary drinks tax proposal to fund pre-K education in Santa Fe edges toward a vote on May 2, more and more individual voices on both sides of the issue are weighing in with their concerns.

Dr. Stefanie Beninato and retired 1st District Judge Michael Vigil have both written columns as private citizens addressing the issue: Dr. Beninato's "Support Pre-K; Oppose Sugary Drinks Tax" appeared in the New Mexican April 9, and Judge Vigil's "Soda Tax to Fund Pre-K is a Win-Win Solution" ran in the Journal on March 31.

Dr. David Frisvold

Dr David Frisvold of the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business studies the economic impact of sugary beverage taxes. He joined us for a few minutes to help put Santa Fe's upcoming special election in the context of other taxes and proposals around the U.S.

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The Netflix series Longmire​, which has shot five seasons in the Santa Fe area, is now shooting its sixth and final season. As we bid an extended farewell to the mainstay production, we're joined in the studio by Cassidy Freeman, whose many TV credits include Smallville and The Vampire Diaries, and who plays Walt Longmire's daughter, Cady, on Longmire.

Cece Derringer, director of the NMSA Arts Institute, and Beckie Mascolo, the Institute's marketing associate, join us in the studio to discuss the New Mexico School for the Arts's planned move into the Sanbusco Center, funding sources for the shopping center's renovation, and the projected economic impact of the NMSA's expansion.

IMDb

As the Netflix series Longmire commences production of its sixth and final season, we begin a series of interviews with crew, cast, and others involved with this mainstay of Santa Fe film production.

Today, Thomas A. Walsh, A.D.G., Longmire's production designer, talks about scouting locations and designing sets to create the atmosphere of Absaroka County, Wyoming, right here in New Mexico.

SFUAD

KSFR's Dylan Syverson and Ellen Berkovitch talk with Matt Grubs of the Santa Fe Reporter about the impending closure of Santa Fe University of Art and Design, which has operated at the former College of Santa Fe campus since 2009. The school will close after a final commencement in June 2018—we discuss what that means for university students, faculty, and the greater St. Michael's corridor.

NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (NASA Goddard)

Tonight and over the weekend, our solar system's largest planet will be in opposition to Earth—meaning it's as close and visible as it will be all year. NASA's Dr. Jennifer Wiseman told me how best to observe Jupiter and what astronomers are continuing to learn about it today.

Peter Wittig is German ambassador to the US. He was in Santa Fe April 4th to discuss immigration and his country's policies regarding resettling refugees and immigrants.

 

 

Rubicon Global

The city has entered a no-cost partnership with Rubicon Global, a tech developer whose latest project is data-gathering software for municipal trash hauling programs. To learn more, I spoke with the city's Environmental Services Division as well as a Rubicon rep.

A discussion on public banking with Mike Krauss of the advocacy group Public Banking Institute and Paul Gessing of the libertarian Rio Grande Foundation.

NASA

  Now to take you far far away from Santa Fe to the Earth-Sun L2 point—that's rocket science-ese for the location a million miles from Earth where NASA's latest space telescope will orbit. Let's hear more from Dr. Jane Rigby, one of the Webb project scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

 

Courtesy AMP Concerts

  Singer and guitarist Dave Simonett is best known as one of the main forces behind Duluth, Minnesota–based bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles. Dead Man Winter, his electrified solo/side project, plays April 1 at Santa Fe Brewing Company.

 

  The city's new recycling procedures using wheeled carts and automated trucks are seeing their debut. Earlier this week I spoke with a few officials and experts about what the changes mean for Santa Feans.

 

City of Santa Fe

District 4 Councilor Ron Trujillo joined me in the KSFR studio to discuss his recently announced run for mayor of Santa Fe.

Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Could a robot really write the news?

Automated journalism is already here and it's evolving into the marketplace. Here's my conversation with Joe Procopio, Chief Product Officer at Automated Insights, a leading developer of natural language generation software.

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