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After the August departure of outgoing superintendent Joel Boyd, Dr. Veronica Garcia was asked to serve as an interim superintendent of the Santa Fe Public Schools. In September, Garcia was offered the permanent position. This morning, during an interview with KSFR's Nancy Stapp, Garcia indicated (for the first time publicly) her willingness to remain superintendent beyond her current contract, which goes through 2018.

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Their energy seems unbounded, their commitment to the community unparalleled. They are Santa Fe’s Living Treasures.  Four of them were honored recently for devoting their many talents and much of their time to making life easier for some of Santa Fe’s most vulnerable.  KSFR’s Dennis Carroll brings us their stories.

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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is underway, bringing filmmakers and aficionados from around the world here to The City Different. KSFR’s Jeremy Zeilik has the story.

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If you’re considering buying physical gold for its beauty or as a secure investment, beware this bait-and-switch scam. KSFR’s Mary Lou Cooper brings advice about how to safely purchase gold.  

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During the third presidential debate, Donald Trump alluded to "millions of people registered to vote that shouldn't be."

KSFR spoke to one investigative journalist who agrees that the 2016 election is rigged. Greg Palast of the Rolling Stone came to Albuquerque this week for a screening of his film/expose "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy." In the film, Palast claims that as many as one in seven minority voters could lose their right to vote during the 2016 election, due to an interstate list that names suspected double-voters. He tells us who's on the list, and who's behind it.



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In September, two Santa Fe locals won a national competition for entrepreneurs. Ayla Bystrom-Williams and James Hill went to Chicago for the final round of Miller Lite’s Tap the Future Program, and returned with $200,000 to start their business—an alcoholic kombucha  brewery.

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Yesterday, Senator Martin Heinrich attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new commercialization center at Santa Fe Community College. The Senator stopped by KSFR’s studios on the SFCC campus. We asked him about the tech economy, the budget crisis, the STOP act, and more.

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Tonight, the Santa Fe Institute holds a community lecture at The Lensic. The subject is uncertainty and contradiction--- in mathematics. KSFR's Jenna Marshall spoke with Jordan Ellenberg for more information.

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The New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) is sometimes referred to as “the FAME school” for its arts-intensive curriculum. Last month, NMSA was awarded National Blue Ribbon School status not for its trademark arts program, but for its academic excellence. NMSA is the first Santa Fe high school to receive the award. KSFR's Jenna Marshall caught up with Cindy Montoya, head of school, to find out what sets it apart.

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The second Monday of October is Columbus Day-- a federal holiday since 1937. However some states and cities do not observe the holiday for Christopher Columbus, or recognize his so-called 'discovery' of the new world. Instead, they stage a counter celebration to honor the indigenous peoples who were there first.


This week, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque held a pow-wow and celebration on Indigenous Peoples' Day, to bring a more holistic view of history than existed when Columbus Day was designated. Derrick Toledo was there.

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