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Ray Kroc, the man who made the Big Mac famous, might be more famous for the line, “I’m not in the hamburger, I’m in the real estate business.”


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:02am MST

Ciel Bergman was a painter who moved to Santa Barbara to Santa Fe in 2006. Her death last Saturday set off a wave of reminiscences and tributes to her on social media. KSFR spoke with Tasha Ostrander and Ben Lincoln of Brave Art Consulting.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 11:01am MST

Last night Creative Santa Fe unveiled preliminary designs for the Arts and Creativity Center, a live work development of artists’ affordable housing that is being planned for city-donated land on Siler Road. This project has been in the works for several years now. Deborah Begel reached Creative Santa Fe Executive Director Cyndi Conn this morning for more.

The developer of this affordable artists’ live work-space will be throwing the project’s hat into the ring of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. In New Mexico that tax credit is part of a federal subsidy that is distributed to the states based on popular. It is administered in New Mexico by the Mortgage Finance Authority and a decision on the funding is expected in April.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:59am MST

Yesterday was opening day at the New Mexico State Legislature. Governor Susana Martinez delivered her state of the state address. Sandra Fish was there and has this report on what the governor said. Then she caught up to five freshmen legislators for their responses.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 5:16pm MST

There were notes of hope tucked inside the latest report on child well-being in New Mexico that was released yesterday on the first day of the state legislature. Advocates hope that both the gains, and areas that still need improvement, will spur lawmakers to provide more funding to fight Child poverty – a persistent problem in the state. As Deborah Martinez reports, the KIDS COUNT report shows children’s health has improved, but in several other indicators, New Mexico remains second to last among the states.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 5:14pm MST

This fall, in the course of reporting on the problem of compulsive gaming in seniors, KSFR learned that some people who have this problem may be adversely affected by drugs used to treat Parkinson’s Disease and Restless Legs Syndrome.

Mary Lou Cooper goes deeper into the story and a proposal to amp up the warnings on the medications and inform consumers.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 5:13pm MST

With this news feature we launch Conversations with Writers as a continuation, with a twist, of our effective activism series that we’ll be continuing over the first 100 Days of the Donald J. Trump presidency Melissa Chadburn was a longtime organizer with SEIU the Service Employees International Union. SEIU represents 1 and a half million public service workers including hospital staff, nurses, building service providers and security guards. She is a writer who has written for Guernica, Buzzfeed, Jezebel, American Public Media’s Marketplace, Al Jazeera America, and dozens other places. She is a fellow with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

At Dame she published an article, If You’re In the Fight, Get Ready to Do the Work on January 3d. She begins by reading from her essay.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:43am MST

A growing body of research shows that kids who enroll in quality pre-kindergarten programs are likely to do better in grade school and beyond. Those benefits prompted the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership to set an ambitious goal: they want 80% of New Mexico’s 3-and-4-year-olds in pre-K by about 2020 – a big jump from the 30% currently enrolled.


How to make that happen was the focus of a statewide Pre-K summit in Albuquerque last week. The event came as several pre-K funding proposals were already on the table, both in the city of Santa Fe and in the state legislature. KSFR’s Hannah Colton has more… 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:41am MST

Deborah Martinez reports.

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Deborah Begel reports the At Noon newscast for 1/12/2017.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 9:41am MST