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Hannah Colton

Hannah Colton is an Albuquerque-based radio reporter who covers education and economic development, among other subjects, for KSFR. She got her start in public radio at KDLG in Dillingham, AK, where she boarded commercial fishing boats and bush planes in pursuit of stories around Bristol Bay. In Alaska, Hannah reported on statewide education issues from a rural perspective, and won recognition for her science reporting, arts reporting and photography in the 2016 Alaska Press Club Awards. During her time at KDLG, she was fortunate to interview Dena’ina elders and youth at the remote and beautiful Lake Clark, chat with bear and beluga hunters, and help cover the two summers’ hubbub in the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery.

Before all that, Hannah dabbled in video and web design at the Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, North Carolina. Originally from Iowa, she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Policy and Environmental Science from Duke University in 2013. Follow her on Twitter @hmcolton.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe last week shocked the state by releasing -- for the first time -- a list of 74 names of priests, deacons and brothers that it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

In a statement, Archbishop John Wester said he hopes the publication of the list will help victims and their communities to heal, and help rebuild trust in the Church.

How much does the public deserve to know about how police departments handle officer misconduct cases? That question has come up in light of a recent case that saw a Santa Fe Sergeant retire before SFPD finished an investigation of his incendiary social media posts. Host Hannah Colton discusses with investigative reporters Matt Grubs and Jeff Proctor.

  

Hannah Colton interviews Jennifer Tucker who co-teaches a class called "Waking Up to Whiteness," seeking to investigate how white Americans can better understand privilege and racial attitudes, including our own.

Health is more than health care. Santa Fe county gets in on a movement happening nationally that looks at an accountable health system as one that addresses social needs, brings costs down, connects services and collaborates for best use of resources.

Hannah is joined by Kyra Ochoa of the Santa Fe County Community Services Program, Gail Herling of Santa Fe Public Schools' Adelante! program, and Andres Mercado of the Mobile Integrated Health Office, or MIHO.

 

Hannah Colton interviews the author and founder of Solutions Journalism Network. She will be speaking at Women's International Study Center on Wednesday, August 16.

 

 

What's In Your Water?

Aug 16, 2017

Hannah Colton interviews Rebecca Moss of the Santa Fe New Mexican regarding her July 29th article on contaminated water in New Mexico. That link here: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/small-new-mexico-communities-struggle-to-deliver-water-free-of/article_b76d8f7f-7eb7-5456-a04e-91672499f13d.html

Hannah Colton devotes the show today to the subject of adult guardianship in New Mexico. Last spring, after a series of articles published in the Albuquerque Journal, the NM Supreme Court appointed a New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission. Three meetings remain on the commission's schedule this year. Allegations of fraud and abuse by court-appointed corporate guardians continue in NM, with an indictment against Ayudando Guardians of Albuquerque for allegedly defrauding clients of $4 million.

The looming August 21 solar eclipse will happen from about 10:20 am to 1:15 pm here in the Mountain Time Zone. Rick Wallace of the Los Alamos Nature Center explains how to view and/or photograph the eclipse effectively and safely.

In the wake of the unsuccessful Obamacare repeal effort, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Steve Pearce shared their views on the state and future of healthcare with KSFR's Hannah Colton.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured parts of New Mexico last week as part of his White House-ordered review of national monument designations. As part of his visit, he and New Mexico's two Democratic Senators, Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall, took a trip on horseback through the Sabinoso Wilderness (the only as-yet totally inaccessible designated wilderness in the US).

 

Santa Fe police believe an intruder who has recently been peeping in windows and exposing himself to women living alone in the South Capitol neighborhood may be responsible for a similar series of crimes last summer.

Heather Rider teaches the Israeli self-defense system Krav Maga, and recently held a workshop for residents of South Cap. She joined Hannah Colton and Dylan Syverson in the studio to discuss self-protection strategies.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has made national headlines in recent months for multiple criticality safety breaches, including the inadvertent shipment of radioactive material by air.

Patrick Malone has reported in depth on nuclear practices and safety. He joined Hannah Colton by phone.

Hannah Colton interviewed Jacquette Timmons of Sterling Investment Management, who will be hosted this weekend by the Women's International Study Center for a talk on how women can examine and improve their money management choices and habits.

Timmons's talk will be presented as part of WISC's 2nd annual "Women & Money" symposium.

Hannah Colton spoke with Laura Paskus of the New Mexico Political Report, who's done a great deal of footwork in the flame-scarred landscapes of the Jemez. She talked fire safety, conservation, and the ecological picture in years to come.

We learned this month that Planned Parenthood is slated to close three of its six New Mexico clinics.

 KSFR's Hannah Colton talked women's health with three different care provider from around northern New Mexico: Shaya Torres of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains; Nichele Salazar of San Juan Health Partners Midwifery & Women’s Health; and Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United. 

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