Rob Morlino

Rob Morlino received his bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and has a master's degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago. He's spent long stints abroad in Africa and Latin America. Outside of reporting for KSFR, he raises funds for a number of nonprofits around Santa Fe. In his spare time he loves camping, mountain biking, and snowboarding. 

Last week the Santa Fe Council on International Relations presented  a session titled “Islam in the Time of Trump” The keynote speaker was Salam Al Mar-EE-atti, who is President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. While Al-Maryati has been controversial for some of his public statements about Israel he has also written forcefully on the question of anti Muslim rhetoric in the US. He wrote that that rhetoric "perpetuates an image to the rest of the world that the US has a restricted and unsophisticated worldview that does not consider nuances or the needs of ordinary citizens."

In our legislative focus for today, Think New Mexico, the Santa Fe based think tank,has thrown its support behind HB 250. The bipartisan bill would increase lottery dollars for scholarships for NM students attending institutions of higher learning. Rob Morlino reports.

In December 2001, CNN obtained over 1500 tapes recovered from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Kandahar, Afghanistan. They featured voice recordings of bin Laden as well as of numerous Al-Qaeda operatives.

Paul Gessing is president of the libertarian think tank the Rio Grande Foundation. He was here with us at KSFR as part of our live panel on Election night last year.

KSFR’s Rob Morlino spoke to Paul Gessing on Inauguration Day about the New Mexico budget crisis, education and the impact that the Rio Grande Foundation foresees the Trump administration will have on New Mexico.