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.

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. 

KSFR's Hannah Colton speaks with Melynn Schuyler and Heather Vigil of YouthWorks and Paige Kitson of Youth Shelters and Family Services about their work sheltering and providing skills training, among other services, for local young people.

KSFR's Hannah Colton talks with Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about President Donald Trump's reported disclosure of classified intelligence to Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting last week.

Last week, the Senate voted 51-49 to uphold a rule to regulate the oil and gas industry's methane emissions. KSFR's Hannah Colton spoke with Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), who voted to maintain the rule, as well as Robert McEntyre, spokesman for the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, which disfavors the restrictions.

KSFR's Hannah Colton chats with bicycle enthusiast Gretchen Grogan about the citywide Bike to Work Week and concomitant events, including the 100-mile Santa Fe Century road race this weekend.

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In what promises to be a recurring segment on Wake Up Call, we sought to hear from the younger New Mexicans among us about their hobbies, hopes, and dreams—and the futuristic world of smartphones and digital media they've grown up in.

In this first edition of Ask a Teen, KSFR's Hannah Colton chatted with Santa Fe teenager "Z" about high school graduation, dancing, art, and the virtual worlds of social media.

  One in five adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year. That’s a statistic the Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners mentioned in their proclamation declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month, and it's a nationwide trend as well. The County’s Mobile Health Van is now out providing screenings specifically for mental health issues.

Kati Schwartz, a registered nurse, directs that program. She spoke with KSFR's Hannah Colton by phone.

Mya Green and Hannah Colton were joined in the studio by Monique Anair, lead faculty member in SFCC's film program, and David Shulman, executive director if the Seattle Film Institute, to explain the two institutions' academic partnership and the opportunities it presents to students.

Info sessions on the SFCC-SFI Accelerated Degree Program will be held on campus at the following times: May 4th at 4:30 p.m. in the Higher Education Center; May 5th at 1 p.m. at the SFCC TV Studio; and May 6th at 10 a.m. in the Higher Education Center.

In the wake of Santa Fe voters' rejection of a 2-cent-an-ounce sugary drinks tax, we sought reactions and ideas from activists who campaigned on either side of the issue.

We spoke to Loveless Johnson III of Smart Progress New Mexico, a PAC which opposed the tax measure.

We had also planned to hear from Pre-K for Santa Fe, the pro-tax PAC, but they did not answer calls at air time. They released this public statement last night:

The local documentary Veiled Lightning just wrapped production. The film documents Native American art but tells its story through the lens of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Filmmaker Jaima Chevalier joined Hannah Colton to tell us more.