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Community Matters

Community Matters is a radio program where subject experts and community leaders talk about the challenges and inequities our City faces and possible solutions that could contribute its growth. Third Monday of the month, at the bottom of the hour, 8:30AM- 9AM, on KSFR's Wake-Up Call (101.1FM).

Affordable Housing - February 19, 2018

The New Tax Bill and How It May Impact Charitable Giving - March 19, 2018

Getting To Know Our New Mayor and His Priorities - April 16, 2018

Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support for Young Parents - May 21, 2018

Fire in our Communities - June 18, 2018

A Shared Border and Our Values - July 17, 2018

The Past, Present, and Future of Fiestas de Santa Fe - August 20, 2018

Childhood Trama, Abuse, and Neglect in Our Communities - September 17, 2018 

On SFCF's Mission and Connection to Community Matters - October 15, 2018

Early Childhood Education and Gaps to Prevent the ECE 'Brain Drain' - November 19, 2018

Community Matters - New Mexico United and Its Role in the State - January 21, 2019

Community Matters - Hunger & Food Insecurity - February 19, 2019

Community Matters - Mayor Alan Webber - March 18, 2019


 

Community Matters - Affordable Housing

Aired on February 19th, 2018, housing experts and community leaders Tomás Rivera from Chainbreaker Collective, Kim Shanahan from Santa Fe Home Builders Association, Alexandra Ladd from the City’s Affordable Housing Department, Daniel Werwath with New Mexico Inter-Faith Housing, and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation talked about the affordable housing shortage our City faces, current issues with existing housing, and what institutions need to do in order to tackle the housing crisis in Santa Fe.

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Community Matters - The New Tax Bill and How It May Impact Charitable Giving

Aired on March 19th, 2018, Nell Graham Sale a partner with the Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman and Sale Law; and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation will be discussing what the new tax bill means for donors, the impact it will have on our nonprofits and community, and what nonprofits can do to prepare and ensure funding from those donors that will no longer have the tax incentive they used to for their chartable gifts.

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Community Matters - Mayor Webber

Aired on April 16th, 2018, our new Mayor, Alan Webber, and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation will be discussing the housing crisis, ideas of how we can preserve our culture and provide support for existing businesses while welcoming new businesses as well as talking about the City’s agenda (under its new leadership) to address certain barriers and create a more inclusive community for all who live here.

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Community Matters - Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support for Young Parents.

 

 

 

Aired on May 21, 2018, this Community Matters radio segment discussed the uncomfortable topic of teen pregnancy, prevention methods, and support for young parents with Lauren Whitehurst from Mother Tongue Project, Katherine Courtney from SFCF's Birth to Career Collaboration, and your host Bill Smith.

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Community Matters - Fire in Our Communities

Aired on June 18, 2018, this Community Matters, New Mexico’s ongoing and severe drought is the topic of discussion. Program host and Santa Fe Community Foundation CEO Bill Smith welcomes guests from the Santa Fe National Forest; the City of Santa Fe and the Forest Stewards Guild to discuss.

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Community Matters - A Shared Border and Our Values

Aired on July 17, 2018, this Community Matters we talk with Allegra Love, from the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, about the long history of parent-child separation in our country, the more recent occurrences of child separation, immigration at our southern border and in our prisons, and other challenges migrants face once they reach our country.

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Community Matters - The Past, Present, and Future of Fiestas de Santa Fe

Aired on August 20, 2018,  we talk about the past, present, and historical future of Fiestas de Santa Fe with Regis Pecos, the designated spokesperson on behalf of the various groups and the Co-Director of the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School.

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Community Matters - Childhood Trauma, Abuse, and Neglect in Our Communities

Aired on Septemeber 17, 2018, Dr. Veronica Garcia, Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools and Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, Co-author of Anna, Age Eight and the Santa Fe Community Foundation's Director of Collective Impact Initiatives, dive deep into childhood trauma and abuse.

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Community Matters - On SFCF's Mission and Connection to Community Matters

Aired on October 15, 2018, William (Bill) Smith, the Santa Fe Community Foundation's President & CEO, talk about how SFCF decides what topics to focus on and how to approach challenging discussions.

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Community Matters - Early Childhood Education and Gaps to Prevent the ECE 'Brain Drain'

Aired on November 19, 2018, Tom Trowbridge chats with Santa Fe school board member Kate Noble about feedback from the United Way of Santa Fe County’s early show: November’s Community Matters program from the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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Community Matters - New Mexico United and Its Role in the State

Aired on January 21, 2019, in this Community Matters William (Bill) Smith talks with Peter Trevisani, President & CEO of New Mexico United, a new professional soccer team. The discussion focuses on the role the team will play here and its future in New Mexico.

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Community Matters - Hunger and Food Insecurity in Northern New Mexico

Aired on February 19, 2019, Bill Smith talks hunger and food security in Northern New Mexico with Rebecca Baron Reese, a leading advocate from Mogrow Food Security Program, and Director of Development Jill Dixon of Santa Fe Food Depot.

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Community Matters - Mayor Alan Webber


Aired on March 18, 2019, our Mayor, Alan Webber, and your host Bill Smith from the Santa Fe Community Foundation discuss the Mayor’s first year as a full-time mayor and the nuances of the challenges of building his administration.


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