KSFR http://ksfr.org en Buckwheat Zydeco benefit for KSFR http://ksfr.org/post/buckwheat-zydeco-benefit-ksfr <p></p><p><a href="http://southwestrootsmusic.org/event/details/buckwheat-zydeco/" target="_blank">CLICK HERE to purchase tickets &nbsp;or learn more</a></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:31:01 +0000 George Weston 4510 at http://ksfr.org Buckwheat Zydeco benefit for KSFR August 27 First News: Santa Fe County Commission Votes To Put Pot Measure on Ballot (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-27-first-news-santa-fe-county-commission-votes-put-pot-measure-ballot-listen <p>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082714-First_News.mp3</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">T</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Santa Fe County Commission has voted unanimously to place a ballot question to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana before City of Santa Fe voters in November. However, there’s the matter of whether there’s enough space on the County’s ballot for the proposal. The Secretary of State seems to think there’s not, but reports indicate that County Clerk Geraldine Salazar is confident the ballot space issues can be overcome.</span></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:48:50 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4509 at http://ksfr.org August 26 First News: N.M. Law Enforcement Received Military Gear Worth $10+ Million (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-26-first-news-nm-law-enforcement-received-military-gear-worth-10-million-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082614-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Records show a U.S. Defense Department program which loans local law enforcement agencies surplus military gear has sent more than ten-million dollars’ worth of weapons, helicopters and armored vehicles to New Mexico. Documents obtained by public records requests show the Defense Department's "1033 program" has sent Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to small agencies like Clovis police and New Mexico State University Police. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:47:14 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4508 at http://ksfr.org August 25 First News: Santa Fe Mayor To Name New "Climate Action Task Force" Tonight (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-25-first-news-santa-fe-mayor-name-new-climate-action-task-force-tonight-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082514-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Mayor Javier Gonzales will announce a new climate action task force at an event tonight billed as a “community conversation about climate change and Santa Fe.” Gonzales telling KSFR that the 6pm public ‘conversation’ at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design has its roots in this year’s Mayoral campaign: <strong>*****082514-Gonzales-2 :25***</strong> Gonzales says tonight’s event is meant to not only start a conversation but also launch a series of action items to combat the threats of climate change in Santa Fe.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:43:47 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4507 at http://ksfr.org Audio Saucepan: “The Waking Up as a Buddhist Episode” http://ksfr.org/post/audio-saucepan-waking-buddhist-episode <p>8/24/14 —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Audio Saucepan: “The Waking Up as a Buddhist Episode” includes the poems “Trends Motel” by Travis </span>Mossotti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (from </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;My Life as an Island</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Moon City Press); “Seeds and Seeding” by Nathaniel Perry (from </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Nine Acres</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, The American Poetry Review); and “Waking Up as a Buddhist” by David </span>Shumate<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (from </span><em style="line-hei Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Lauren Camp 4505 at http://ksfr.org August 22 First News: Rio Arriba Sheriff Loses Law Enforcement License (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-22-first-news-rio-arriba-sheriff-loses-law-enforcement-license-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082214-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The indicted sheriff of Rio Arriba County has had his law enforcement license suspended. Tommy Rodella apparently doesn't need law enforcement certification to serve as sheriff, although he could not perform police duties such as making arrests himself. Rodella and his son were indicted last week for conspiracy to violate a motorist's civil rights during a traffic stop in March. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:32:26 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4506 at http://ksfr.org August 21 First News: Suicide Prevention Measures To Be Taken At Rio Grande Gorge Bridge (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-21-first-news-suicide-prevention-measures-be-taken-rio-grande-gorge-bridge-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082114-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Telephones with direct lines to the New Mexico Crisis Access Hotline will soon be installed on the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, which has been the scene of many suicides in recent years. Wednesday, Governor Susana Martinez directed the New Mexico Department of Transportation to initiate suicide prevention measures at the bridge. Andrew Oxford is a reporter with the Taos News. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:01 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4503 at http://ksfr.org August 20 First News: New Mexico Unveils New Certification Program To Protect Chile Crop (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-20-first-news-new-mexico-unveils-new-certification-program-protect-chile-crop-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/082014-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>New Mexico has unveiled a new certification program to protect the reputation of its signature crop: chile. Governor Susana Martinez and other officials launched the program Tuesday at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo, which is the first restaurant to sign up. Martinez telling KSFR the chile industry is “enormously important” to New Mexico.<strong> *****082014-Martinez-5 :27***** </strong>Martinez says people shouldn't have to ask whether it's really New Mexico-grown chile. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:37:33 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4502 at http://ksfr.org August 19 First News: Santa Fe Marijuana Measure Advances; City Council To Decide Its Fate (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-19-first-news-santa-fe-marijuana-measure-advances-city-council-decide-its-fate-listen-0 <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081914-First_News.mp3</div><div><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Santa Feans may get to vote in November on marijuana use in The City Different. &nbsp;KSFR's Dave Marash has the story. IN: &nbsp;A proposal to reduce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; OUT: &nbsp;For KSFR, I'm Dave Marash.&nbsp; RUNS: &nbsp; &nbsp;00:53</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:56 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4501 at http://ksfr.org August 19 First News: Santa Fe Marijuana Measure Advances; City Council To Decide Its Fate (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-19-first-news-santa-fe-marijuana-measure-advances-city-council-decide-its-fate-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrspecials/081814-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Santa Feans may get to vote in November on marijuana use in The City Different. &nbsp;KSFR's Dave Marash has the story. IN: &nbsp;A proposal to reduce&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; OUT: &nbsp;For KSFR, I'm Dave Marash.&nbsp; RUNS: &nbsp; &nbsp;00:53</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:31:28 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4500 at http://ksfr.org August 18 First News: More Santa Fe Teachers Rated "Effective" Than State First Indicated (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-18-first-news-more-santa-fe-teachers-rated-effective-state-first-indicated-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081814-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>As schools in the Santa Fe School District open for a new school year, we know that more of the District’s teachers were rated “effective” than the State’s evaluations originally indicated. New Mexico Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera now says evaluations incorrectly rated Santa Fe teachers. The New Mexican reports that Skandera said Friday that initial ratings indicated fewer than 50 percent of Santa Fe teachers were "effective" were inaccurate because of bad data. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:34:48 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4499 at http://ksfr.org August 15 First News: Santa Fe Police Investigate Apparent Homicide (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-15-first-news-santa-fe-police-investigate-apparent-homicide-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081514-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Santa Fe Police are investigating a shooting death. Police say a Hispanic man between the ages of 45 and 50 was shot dead at a home in the 11-hundred block of East Alameda around 8:30pm. They say one man is in custody, but that no charges have been filed yet. KSFR will keep you posted as details emerge.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:43:04 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4498 at http://ksfr.org August 14 First News: Santa Fe City Council Okays Boosting Fines For Texting and Driving (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-14-first-news-santa-fe-city-council-okays-boosting-fines-texting-and-driving-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081414-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>Put down that cell phone—Santa Fe City Councilors have unanimously approved doubling the fine for texting and driving—and tripled the fine if you’re busted using your mobile device in a school zone. The stiffer fines—200-dollars and 300 near schools-=- take effect one week from this coming Monday. The fines are far higher than the state’s anti-texting law, which calls for a 25-dollar fine, 50-dollars after the first offense.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:38:01 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4497 at http://ksfr.org August 13 First News: Santa Fe County Commissioners Fail Again To Decide On Gravel Mine (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-13-first-news-santa-fe-county-commissioners-fail-again-decide-gravel-mine-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081314-First_News.mp3</div><div><p>The failure of the Santa Fe County Board of Commissioners to render a decision on a gravel-mining proposal on La Bajada Mesa has many of the thousands of opponents of the plan frustrated. Commissioners delayed a decision again on the issue after taking-in hours of public testimony Tuesday. They point out that since the first hearing on the topic back in March, not a single person outside of the applicants has testified in favor. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:35:58 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4496 at http://ksfr.org August 12 First News: U-S Energy Secretary Vows To Re-Open WIPP ASAP (Listen) http://ksfr.org/post/august-12-first-news-u-s-energy-secretary-vows-re-open-wipp-asap-listen <div>http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/081214-First_News.mp3</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Energy Secretary Ernest </span>Moniz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is vowing to get the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in operation as soon as possible. </span>Moniz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke in Carlsbad last night, and expressed hope that </span>WIPP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> might be open by the end of next month. </span>WIPP<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been closed since February’s fire and radiation leak that contaminated 22 of the plant’s employees. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:43:54 +0000 Tom Trowbridge 4495 at http://ksfr.org